Me and my vehicles: Amit Sapre | Autocar India

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We chat with Amit Sapre, an architect, about his love for traditional vehicles and his automotive bucket record.

Printed On Jul 10, 2022 08:00:00 AM

What are you driving and why?

I personal a Bristol 400, which I managed to revive regardless of it being written off. I even have an Alfa Romeo 2000 Berlina, a Mercedes 560 SEC and a Mercedes 250 D (W124) which I drive day by day because it’s a contemporary basic that’s value environment friendly to run. 

What’s subsequent in your want record?

A contemporary basic convertible which I need to tackle a cross nation drive.

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

Whereas driving a brand new Fiat Linea 1.three diesel on the previous Mumbai-Goa freeway. The suspension and dealing with of the automotive was wonderful.

Favorite / Dream money-no-object automotive?

An alloy bodied Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing. It’s a basic design and in light-weight type, needs to be a delight to drive.

Who’s your all time best motorsport hero?

Ayrton Senna as a result of he was a pure magician. I’ve fond recollections of watching him race.

Favorite highway?

The previous Mumbai-Goa freeway. It’s scenic and has plenty of twists and turns, which is enjoyable in a handbook automotive.

What’s in your automotive bucket record?

To participate on the Goodwood Revival occasion in England in my restored Bristol 400.

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

Most likely put it aside for posterity and hope somebody invents a solution to manufacture it artificially.

Your splendid 5-car storage could be?

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing alloy physique,Jaguar E-Kind Sequence 1 roadster, BMW 507, Aston Martin DB5, Ferrari 250 GT.

What was your first Automotive?

It was a 1984 Premier Padmini that I received in 1990. Had plenty of enjoyable in it with my buddies and I nonetheless personal it.

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