The Sterns of New Hyde Park, NY shared a passion for Italian exotic cars, and not in that trailer queeny way, either. Stanley, rest his soul, put 160,000 miles on his 1980 Maserati Quattroporte.
Presumably because the whole dreidl thing left too much to chance, Lorrie asked for this 1974 Lamborghini Espada as a Christmas present.
"There was one condition," she said. "I had to use it as a daily driver."Let the record and the NY Times slideshow show that Ms. Stern uses a proper booster seat for ferrying her granddaughter around. Looks like a Graco.
And she did. The couple's four children maxed out the passenger space of the Espada, which has rear seats and, fortunately for the Sterns, a spacious trunk.
"You didn't have the regulations you do now," she said, referring to the laws for child seats.
She used to drive in car pools with the Lamborghini. "Every child in the neighborhood has been in the car," she said. "If you wanted to ride in the car, sometimes you got into the trunk."
Oh yes, she had it repainted from factory green to a pale pink in 1979 because she felt it showed off the car's Bertone lines better.
A Lamborghini of Color [nyt]