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Don't Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid!

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Well I cannot believe it's December already. In the midst of your Wal-Mart riots, can you take the time to check the parking lot for cool or unusual vehicles to post? Here's the spot for it.
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Saw my '59 Chevy roaring down the highway as I do every Monday morning. December 1st, driving rain, roads have already been salted multiple times, doesn't mean a thing to the guy that owns it apparently. I say good for him, but he'd better be washing it!

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'blu, nice A Christmas Story reference. :thumbsup:

Saw an E36 M3 Coupe outside my office building a little while ago... all good, except for the Altezza tails...

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Returning back home to DE from the PA trip yesterday in the mucky rain, I was waiting to turn at a stoplight onto the road into DE and watched a big, black Maybach with MD tags and an old guy driving cruise by in the opposing slow lanes of traffic.

Interesting car and doesn't really stand out as anything more than a slightly enlarged S-class with road filth and basic license plates. First time I've ever seen one.

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In the clear winter sunshine this morning, like a blushing bride stately gliding down the aisle, a pristine all-white '70 Eldorado. Fantabulous.

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I saw a couple GMs from opposite ends of the spectrum today at lunch---a goregous black first-gen CTS w/ chrome wheels, tinted windows, very sinister looking, and a delapidated '75-77 Camaro--primer gray, hole cut in the hood w/ a chrome air cleaner sticking out, mis matched wheels... couldn't tell if it the driver had a mullet, but it looked very much like a low buck rod from about 1985.

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Saw 3 Chevy oldies on the way home--an off-white '63 Chevy pickup (shortbed fleetside), a white '72 Impala 4dr ht, and a mildly donked bronze w/ black top '75 Impala Sport Coupe.

Also, an early Dodge Aspen in silver w/ black top, blingy wheels.

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Saw a young guy driving a 2008/9 CTS in Crimson Red with standard 3.6L and AWD he had a huge smile on his face. Not to mention the fact his wife was hott, also the car needs different base wheels.

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Saw tho really clean 69-72 Chevy shortbeds...one was red and white two tone, and one was a medium green...both were in good shape.

Chris

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Also saw a lt blue 4dr Ford Fairmont. Haven't seen one those in ages!

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Saw a young guy driving a 2008/9 CTS in Crimson Red with standard 3.6L and AWD he had a huge smile on his face. Not to mention the fact his wife was hott, also the car needs different base wheels.

Agreed. The base wheels have always struck me as odd and out of place. Even as a base you'll want to upgrade from, they're ehh.

Oddly, in my travels through DE, MD & PA for days, new CTS's were one vehicle I rarely, if ever, saw. Hmm.

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While in Groundhog land Punxsutawney, we took my little cousin out for breakfast on Saturday and there amongst the lot of winter filth crusted vehicles was a new White Diamond shorty Escalade Platinum Edition. Another first "in person". Love the wheels, which are really all you notice much of in person, and was dumb struck seeing such a pricey truck in a rather bleak little town.

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Driving to school today I was briefly part of an L-body trio, with a Beretta and another Corsica in front of me.

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The coolest sighting for me for the month so far had to be the '60-62 GMC panel truck 4x4 I saw downtown today. Primer gray, w/ traces of green paint, lifted on big off-road tires, spare tire on the roof, off road lights across the front of the roof, winch on the custom front bumper. HELLACOOL!!!!

Also interesting were a well-worn '70 Mustang Mach 1, light green...great restoration potential...

Also saw a sharp bright red '64 or so Dodge Dart convertible w/ the top down.

I'm loving the cool fall weather, leaves falling off the trees, wind whipping them up as I go down the street w/ the sunroof open.

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Yesterday---

Saw a 'BMW 050i' ---some lunatic took a new Scion xB, replaced the Scion badges w/ BMW roundels and made a '050i' badge from other BMW badges. Madness.

Saw a red/orange '68 Olds 442 2dr sedan w/ black front fender stripes. Had a patina of age, paint fade, bent front bumper, missing grille...looked solid and restorable overall.

Saw a clean lt gray '75-78 Ford LTD 4dr sedan.

Saw two '75-77 Pontiac Venturas ( a white 2dr, a blue 4dr) in someone's driveway, with a bronze 2 dr Nova of the same vintage.

Saw a sharp dark red '89 or so Camaro IROCZ w/ 18 inch or so 5-spoke wheels w/ aluminum rims and gray spokes..very subtle and clean. I love to see 3rd gen F-bodies in good shape.

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Two-tone green, last-gen Ford Granada 2-door. It's so easy to forget they made a Fairmont-based Granada (and it reminds me that Ford's schizo naming practices aren't a new thing, re: 500/Taurus and Montego/Sable... the Fairmont/Granada/LTD and Zephyr/Marquis are earlier examples of fast and loose naming practices @ FoMoCo.)
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Saw a G5, it was excitement!

:lol:

Absolutely nothing interesting these last few days... it's so bad that a BMW 5-Series wagon actually caught my attention today...

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Two-tone green, last-gen Ford Granada 2-door. It's so easy to forget they made a Fairmont-based Granada (and it reminds me that Ford's schizo naming practices aren't a new thing, re: 500/Taurus and Montego/Sable... the Fairmont/Granada/LTD and Zephyr/Marquis are earlier examples of fast and loose naming practices @ FoMoCo.)

Those are pretty scarce... the Mercury version was the Cougar. Both were built only in'81-82, replaced by the similiar Fox-bodied LTD/Marquis in '83. The Cougar was available as a 2dr and 4dr (and a wagon in '82), and different from the also Fox-based Cougar XR-7, which was similar to the Thunderbird of the same years. Ford got a lot of use out of the Fox platform..

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saw a V10 audi , i think A6..? just a few days ago, got 1 pic of it, was in a parking lot.

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Shoot, moltie, I forgot about the non-XR7 Fox Cougars when I posted that.
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Shoot, moltie, I forgot about the non-XR7 Fox Cougars when I posted that.

They must be very scarce...I can't recall the last time I saw one, or the Fox Granada..

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Saw a burgandy circa '37 Pontiac sedan at a service station, and a dark green, older restoration '68 Cougar XR-7.

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