Can't recall anything out of the ordinary and I was staying in the middle of St. Helier too. I did see more silver than any other colour, but I would have remembered that 'thing' if I'd seen it I'm sure! Didn't take mine over though, not this time.
I totally agree - the islanders are very sensitive about the occupation and I feel for them. They were not liberated for a very long time. It must have been awful.Given the island speed limit which I think is a maximum of 40mph & the narrow roads the SLK makes sense.
Being a moneyed island there are many huge big powerful very expensive cars which just look stupid & out of scale but they are of course mainly purchased as 'statement' pieces.
Guernsey is SO much more select & quiet except for the rather vulgar banking element that has developed an area just outside St Peter Port.
My father was part of the Liberation force at the end of WW11 & he would burst into tears when he recalled encountering the terrible dishevelled starving state of the citizens.
WW11 VERY much a sensitive subject to Channel Islanders as many did rather well out of the German occupying force when others were either packed off to concentration camps or just got bullied & starved.
There is still much unknown about what went on & that many are taking to their grave. Sorry bit off-topic but Dad's stories & my many visits to the C.I. recalled by this posting.