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Old 08-18-2019, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
I get that, but I don't understand why people get their panties in a knot once something has a bad connotation. I mean, couldn't we just appreciate something for what it is- an exemplary specimen of engineering? The fact that it was built during the Nazi regime is regrettable, but you can't deny the engineering prowess behind it.

I feel like these days everything is unnecessarily politicized. Not everything needs to be politicized, however.
I can't say I know much of the provenance of this car, so let me make a straw man, but can you see why some might not want to have one of the Silver Arrows that was built by slave labor in their collection? The Auto Union with the Star of David scratched into the carburetor springs hauntingly to mind. I certainly wouldn't want to own such a thing.
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