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Monster motors for Halloween

By October 29, 2018 No Comments

ClassicLine loves Halloween (some colleagues will use any excuse to get into fancy dress), so it goes without saying that we love spooky cars even more.

And fair play to some carmakers who have done their best to scare us with their ghostly creations.

So, are you sitting comfortably as this frightening foursome will send shivers down the spine (or at least hopefully make you chuckle).

Rolls-Royce Ghost

Granted, it’s an obvious one to start with.

The ‘Ghost’, first produced in 2009, was actually named in honour of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, first produced more than 100 years earlier.

Other famous ghosts include Casper the Friendly Ghost and Rentaghost.

For those you who don’t remember, Rentaghost was must watch kids TV back in the 70s and 80s and featured such memorable characters as Timothy Claypole, Hazel the McWitch, Nadia Popov and the pantomime horse Dobbin.

They don’t make them like they used to!

Dodge Spirit

This spooky sedan was introduced by Dodge back in the late 1980s.

Production lasted six years and it was built in the US, Mexico and Venezuela.

Other eerie Dodge models include the Shadow (sort of Halloween related) and Viper (sorry, clutching at straws but some people do find this snake to be scary).

Hillman Imp

An Imp is a small, mischievous spirit, whereas the car sold almost half a million units in 13 years.

Production finished in 1976, a year that also saw the end of the ‘Cod Wars’, Isabel Peron being deposed as the Argentinian President in a military coup, while Big Ben stopped running for nine months. Scary stuff!

Alfa Romeo Spyder

1966 was a good year. Not only did England win the World Cup but Alfa Romeo introduced the Spyder.

Many car lovers were caught in the Spyder’s web as production lasted almost three decades. It also made an appearance in the 1967 film The Graduate.

ClassicLine can’t get enough of spiders, whether they are eight legged or come with four wheels.

If you own a ghostly car then ClassicLine would love to hear from you.