Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/04/29

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Subject: [Leica] V35 and British Sports Cars
From: Stephen Kobrin <>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 08:36:32 -0400

>Hatred?  Yes, I have hatred of this V35.  I shouldn't, perhaps, but I   
>in 48 years, never seen such a cantankerous piece of machinery.  Leica   
>have studied British sports cars to produce something as unreliable and
>uninspiring as is this thing!


Slander the V35 and anything else you want to Marc, but leave British
sports cars out of it.  If you were a little older and wiser you would
remember the MG TD, Jag XK 120 and various Morgans which were everything a
sports car should be. (That is, when you could get them started!!)   I
owned a TD and its cantankerousness was part of its charm.  Besides, it
came with a crank if everything else failed.  If you want to drive a
Corvette with electric windows that's fine, but leave real sports cars
alone.  Besides if you cannot work a V35 you probably should not even try a
TD or a Morgan :)