Why bitter-sweet? Well, we're pretty bitter that the lights have gone out at Karmann, the coachbuilder that gave us such great cars as the original VW Scirocco, the Ford Escort Cosworth, the Porsche 356 and, of course, the immaculately proportioned BMW 3.0CS on which this car is based.
On the other hand, the racing BMW 3.0 CSL, the iconic Group 4-spec monster that raced all over Europe in the 1970s, is a pretty sweet car. So while we're sorry to see Karmann go, we're thankful that it left us with a legacy of great cars.
Of course, the pic is also a reminder that the FoS is back next week, another reason to be cheerful.