In the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "Man From The South" we Steve McQueen betting he can successfully strike his lighter ten times in a row. The prize? Peter Lorre's unnamed convertible. If he fails? He has to cut off one of this digits. What car is worth losing a finger for?

This question is less about the value a certain car has and more about the value you place on keeping yourself whole. The car is really just the currency here. Personally, I use all of my fingers to type and would be sacrificing part of my career here so it would have to be an extremely nice and rare vehicle. And, because I'm a snob, it would have to also have some important meaning.


Personally, I think the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT "Breadvan" Berlinetta is about right, both in terms of its value ($3-5 million) and its breadvaniness.

What about you? Perhaps you're young and have the digits to spare.

(QOTD is your chance to answer the day's most pressing automotive questions and experience the opinions of the insightful insiders, practicing pundits and gleeful gearheads that make up the Jalopnik commentariat. If you've got a suggestion for a good "Question Of the Day" send an email to tips at jalopnik dot com.)


Photo Credit: Exfordy

Share This Story

Get our newsletter