First…what the f*ck has happened to customer service in America?! We ordered a new refrigerator to replace our Ram Dung model that died in less than five years. Delivery was supposed to be today. Last night, when I called the big box store from whom we ordered the fridge in order to get a delivery time the first person I spoke with could not find our order, despite my giving him all three of our phone numbers! Subsequently, a manager was able to confirm the order but not a delivery time.
Anyway, the fridge was delivered this morning, but IT WAS THE WRONG ONE! Someone who can’t read or didn’t care didn’t seem to notice that the model number on the order did NOT match the model number on the refrigerator box.
I cannot tell you how often orders are filled incorrectly. At a local burger place the last three times my wife has ordered a burger with BBQ sauce the burger was made without the sauce. At a local breakfast place the last two times I ordered a simple sandwich the order was made incorrectly.
When people are coddled, not held to standards and not promoted based on merit, this crap is what happens. I weep for the future.
OK, without further ado, my wonderful wife’s Ultimate Garage in the order in which she sent them to me:
From thecarconnection.com a picture of a Ferrari California. This car was in my wife’s Ultimate Garage that I posted on my previous blog. The car was also in my Ultimate Garage for that blog. The California and later the California T (a turbocharged version) were produced from 2008 through 2017. The California was the first Ferrari front-engined car with a V8, the first with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the first hard-top convertible with a folding metal roof. Being a Ferrari the California was not slow; its engine produced 453 HP/358 LB-FT of torque and would propel the car from 0-100 km/h (0-62 MPH) in less than four seconds and to a top speed of more than 190 MPH. Being a Ferrari, the car is beautiful; I’ll ignore the FF.
Did I mention that my wonderful wife has a thing for convertibles?
From paultan.org a picture of an Aston Martin DB 11 Volante. In my opinion Aston Martin has an even better track record of making beautiful cars than Ferrari because Aston has never made anything like the FF. Oh, can you tell I think the FF is ugly?! 🙂
The Volante is not available with Aston Martin’s twin-turbo V-12, only the twin-turbo V-8. The latter produces 503 HP/498 LB-FT of torque.
A Jaguar E-Type convertible. Enough said…
From curbsideclassic.com a picture of an AMC Javelin, in this instance a 1968 model. I honestly think my wife prefers the AMX, but she is a people pleaser by nature and knows I prefer this car. I LOVE YOU, V Squared!!!
This car is on the bubble for my Ultimate Garage. #somanycarsjustonelife
As you can tell, my wife likes performance cars, but like me the looks are paramount for her.
From hiconsumption.com (seems like a fitting website name for this car) a picture of a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing.” This was a revolutionary car in terms of engineering and styling.
This is a picture of my wonderful wife’s 2015 Corvette Stingray on the day she purchased it. She genuinely loves the car and I think it is her favorite car among all the ones she has ever owned. Of course, 465 HP/465 LB-FT and 0-60 in four seconds will do that to you.
From enwheelsage.org a picture of a 1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria bodied by Dietrich. Like me, my wife did not really have any affinity for pre-war cars until just 3-4 years ago. This is a model 1108 that had a long 147-inch wheelbase. This car weighed over 5,000 pounds, was powered by a V-12 (duh, it’s a Packard Twelve) that produced 160 HP and cost $6,080. The most expensive 1934 Chevrolet cost $675.
The last car:
From classiccarsphotopedia.blogspot.com a picture of a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette. My wife is a much bigger fan of C1 Corvettes than I am although I like these cars when they have the auxiliary hardtop in place like this one. I still won’t have one in my Ultimate Garage. The top engine for 1959 was the 290 HP fuel-injected option; only 7.7% of ’59 Vettes were equipped that way. About 57 percent of ’59 Vettes were ordered with the base 230 HP engine. All five engine options had the same displacement, 283 cubic inches.
I hope you have enjoyed viewing my wonderful wife’s Ultimate Garage. I would like to show yours, too.
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