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Me and my vehicles: Allan Almeida | Autocar India

Written by Raghav

We chat with Allan Almeida, automotive restorer, about his love for vehicles and his automotive bucket listing.

Printed On Might 08, 2022 09:00:00 AM

What are you driving and why?

I drive a BMW 330i (E46) because it’s an absolute pleasure to drive. The steering and dealing with is a factor of pleasure. I even have a Mercedes-Benz W123, which I drive to the MBCCR. 

What’s subsequent in your want listing?

A BMW M3 (E30).

Essentially the most enjoyable you’ve had in a automotive?

In Pavna, close to Lonavla, Maharashtra, with a basic Land Rover Defender 90. We received caught in waist deep slush for hours, however have been ultimately in a position to get out safely.

Favorite / Dream cash no object automotive?

The Lamborghini LM002 has been my dream automotive since childhood. I like 4x4s and that is one one of the best of its form.

Allan drives his W123 to the MBCCR.

Who’s your all time best motorsport hero?

Valentino Rossi, as I began driving superbikes due to him.

Favorite street?

The Chorla Ghat, which is on the way in which to my hometown in Carmona, Goa. It has simply the correct amount of corners and straights. 

What’s in your automotive bucket listing?

Drive to the North Pole in a Toyota Land Cruiser 80 Sequence.

What would you do together with your final litre of gas?

Drive flat out on the Rann of Kutch.

Your ultimate 5-car storage can be?

Silver Porsche 356 Speedster

Purple Ferrari F40

Black 1969 Dodge Charger

Purple Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing

Yellow Lamborghini LM002

What was your first automotive?

It was a Maruti Gypsy.

About the author

Raghav