HarleyEarl

CarSpotting

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XP715    6

Got a new dumpster in at work today; it was dropped off by a late 1960's Diamond Reo that was still looking sharp. Haven't seen one of those in a long, long time. I've actually seen a few obscure trucks as of late. On trip out to the western part of the state a few weeks ago, I saw a late 1960's Brockway dump truck still working hard, and about a week ago I was treated to the sight of an early 1950's Autocar DC series dump truck, also still working, but obviously treated to a major rehab in the not too distant past. Very cool. My hat's off to anybody who restores an old truck and puts it back to work, especially when it isn't your run of the mill Peterbilt, Kenworth, or Mack.

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ocnblu    733
Last-gen (with the sloping back window) Cutlass Ciera coupe, base model, with stock pie plate hubcaps and properly faded light blue paint, sitting at a red light, older gray-haired guy at the helm. It's been a long time since I've seen something like that. I remember a trip to Baltimore one August weekend, driving around back at all the dealerships along Ritchie Highway, trying to catch a glimpse of next year's models. That's where I saw my first Ciera coupe with the softer, sportier roofline... I believe it was black with gold-accented lace aluminum wheels, gold pinstripes and tan interior. I was smitten with those and the similar Centurys for a while. They were a relief after the severely squared-off earlier FWD A-bodies.

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HarleyEarl    1
Last-gen (with the sloping back window) Cutlass Ciera coupe, base model, with stock pie plate hubcaps and properly faded light blue paint, sitting at a red light, older gray-haired guy at the helm. It's been a long time since I've seen something like that. I remember a trip to Baltimore one August weekend, driving around back at all the dealerships along Ritchie Highway, trying to catch a glimpse of next year's models. That's where I saw my first Ciera coupe with the softer, sportier roofline... I believe it was black with gold-accented lace aluminum wheels, gold pinstripes and tan interior. I was smitten with those and the similar Centurys for a while. They were a relief after the severely squared-off earlier FWD A-bodies.

Blu, I liked the Ciera and Century as well. The coupes are definitely a rarity.

Here's a couple examples, wish there were some better photos, but not many around:

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NOS2006    11

Saw 4 Vipers and a Quattroporte (albeit last week). I've seen quite a few Challenger SRT-8s, and I also just saw a Challenger R/T the other day.

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I see A-body Cieras and Centuries all the time... though almost never a coupe. Saw a Century Custom coupe once, thought that was .

Today I saw:

Dark green last-gen AMC Matador coupe. Drove by it again later parked in a driveway with a similar-colored Ambassador.

Black last-gen El Camino SS.

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XP715    6

Saw a guy riding an early 1940's Indian Chief on my way to breakfast this morning; very cool!

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Intrepidation    846
Saw 4 Vipers and a Quattroporte (albeit last week). I've seen quite a few Challenger SRT-8s, and I also just saw a Challenger R/T the other day.

how'd you manage that? i didn't think the `09's started production yet, or at least weren't on sale yet.

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how'd you manage that? i didn't think the `09's started production yet, or at least weren't on sale yet.

I haven't even seen one of the '08s yet, except at a car show in March.

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gm4life    5

Saw a 1969 Pontiac Firebird 'Vert deep blue with white top and interior. Bucket seats, 4spd. 350 H.O. and 15' rally wheels with blue/silver/chrome trim combo. Sharp car... Very sharp, it was at a publishing companys distribution center. :drool:

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Black '04-ish Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback. Never seen one before.

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Lamar    72

'09 Maxima at a dealer. Quite nice...

VW Passat W8 4Motion sedan at another dealer... with a perfectly intact interior, something strange for that generation. :lol:

This wasn't anywhere in real life, but I saw both a commercial and a magazine ad for the new RL.

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ocnblu    733
White '02-ish Deville with huge rims and three square portholes per side. I wanted to grab the kid by his turned-up collar, shake him and tell him "NUMBER ONE, THESE BELONG ON A BUICK, AND NUMBER TWO, YOU HAVE A NORTHSTAR, IT'S AN EIGHT CYLINDER, DID YOU EVEN KNOW THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NUMBER OF PORTHOLES ON A BUICK FENDER, FOO?" But if I'd done that, I prolly wouldn't have been able to post this mini-rant, I'd have been waiting in the ER for 6 hours with a cap in my ass.

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HarleyEarl    1

I see those damn portholes more and more on different cars.

We must unite and buy them all at the auto parts stores and have a ritual burning.

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I see those damn portholes more and more on different cars.

We must unite and buy them all at the auto parts stores and have a ritual burning.

Someone in my 'hood has an early '80s MC with them, and cheesy chrome bling wheels.

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Lamar    72
I see those damn portholes more and more on different cars.

We must unite and buy them all at the auto parts stores and have a ritual burning.

Right. And we can pass out copies of a manifesto stating that such portholes should ONLY be OEM and should ONLY be seen on Buicks and Maseratis.

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