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JUNE 2012 CAR SPOTTERS THREAD!

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ocnblu    776

Jeez, time flies like a rolling stone that gathers no moss and then June Cleaver shows up. It's prime car spotting time, so let's get this party started, shall we, hombres?

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ocnblu    776

Cute Latin kid came in to the shop yesterday with a pristine jade green '96 Caprice... except somebody hit the right fender, rendering it necessary to replace. I complimented him on the condition of the car, and seeing it had the factory aluminum wheels, I joked that I was glad to see it didn't have 24" rims.

He said he just took the 24s off recently :rolleyes:

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ocnblu    776

One of those blacked-out Mopar Charger R/Ts with the narrow blue up-and-over stripe... and a cool license plate: "GAS YUMY" :lol:

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balthazar    2,004

Do dreams count?

I just popped out of one, in which I had been driving a '59 Impala coupe around, where I saw a string of about 15 late '30s-early 50s Cadillacs, all of them black & unrestored, driving in a convoy down the highway. Each one was 'wrong' in a wonderful way; I remember a circa '48 coupe, but it had an elongated greenhouse with a large (triangulated, but around 12" wide) stainless panel at the B-pillar, and a circa '50 convert, obviously a single bench ( 3-passenger), but it was clearly on the Series 75 chassis.... In my dream I was stumped on how I was stumped on ID'ing them- then I woke up.

I assume 'normal' folk dreams about things that are actually real on occasion.

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caddycruiser    50

Black Saab 9-4X cruising along. The next morning a new Saab 9-5. Such great looking and impressive cars, would be interesting to own such rarity.

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caddycruiser    50

A brand new 2012 Mercedes ML350 SUV painted taxi yellow, and running around NYC today with appropriate signage. And I thought adjusting to the nothing but Prius/Altima/Escape taxi's was a shock.

Weird.

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Saw a '13 Mustang Boss 302 in that new funky green at on the rotator at the local Ford store yesterday.

One of the guys I race with, Tom, just bought one in orange.

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And on the way to pick up my daughter tonight, I saw a light yellow Original series E type Jag. Flashed the head lights in the MINI at him, and he flashed back.

Feels good being an official British car owner, even if it really is German.

Cute Latin kid came in to the shop yesterday with a pristine jade green '96 Caprice... except somebody hit the right fender, rendering it necessary to replace. I complimented him on the condition of the car, and seeing it had the factory aluminum wheels, I joked that I was glad to see it didn't have 24" rims.

He said he just took the 24s off recently :rolleyes:

Those rims are all the rage around here, for whatever reason.

Saw a really clean 1973 Cutlass on them....blue...neat looking car, other than the wheels.

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dfelt    1,868

WOW WOW WOW, I wished I could have got a photo. On the way to the folks yesterday, I saw a beautifully restored 1952 Dodge Pickup. Was very cool. I loved the curved corner windows in the truck so you really had no blind spot. The truck was a custom gold color, but boy was it beautiful.

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Lamar    72

Two evenings ago, saw a few 300Cs in Atlanta. I wondered to myself, "it'd be nice to see an SRT8 sometime." A minute later, I pass a Charger SRT8 in downtown traffic.

Also, finally saw a Sonata Hybrid and then a new Escape this afternoon.

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balthazar    2,004

Circa '84 (what year did they come back?) Eldorado convertible, white w/ red interior, top down, EXC condition, for sale in driveway.

'55 Ford F-100, full-on red/rust/patina, driver with current plates.

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caddycruiser    50

All black Acura ZDX with 22" looking black wheels rolling down the street. While, of course, I was in a new white ZDX at the gas station I sold earlier in the week.

Before that, an '06/08 looking Impala with all 4 wheels at wildly different cambers, rolling down the street. Looked like it had been to hell and back underneath, but not an abnormal thing for me to see in south Philly.

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Drew Dowdell    5,159

Circa '84 (what year did they come back?) Eldorado convertible, white w/ red interior, top down, EXC condition, for sale in driveway.

'83-'85 though you could have yours sent for conversion in earlier years.

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balthazar    2,004

^ K, and I won't remember that. ;)

Saw one of those 'loaf of bread' circa '63 Dodge motor homes, all red, in someone's driveway.

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caddycruiser    50

New silver Subie BRZ at the dealer a few miles away.

Sweet car. Very sweet. Pricetag included. Well, $1k market adjustment aside, but oh well.

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caddycruiser    50

And speaking of Subies...this late 90's Impreza 2.5RS coupe. Haven't seen one of these in a long while, with the 2.5L, larger wheels, badging, etc. In Philly.

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And before that, a brand spanking new Lexus LS460 L AWD. You can spot a Lexus based on the paint and panel fit, but at the same time, this big "the most loaded they get" cruise ship looked so nondescript on the highway. An Equus has more character.

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Beautiful in a way. But plain to a fault.

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Turbojett    103

I really really want a BRZ or an FR-S. But I'm thinking if I got the Scion, I might order it with no badging, other than the "86" emblem on the fender. I dunno if I would rebadge it as a proper Toyota 86, or leave it like that though

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Lamar    72

caddycruiser - That's an LS460, you mean. I would have been extremely surprised to see a brand new LS430 since they haven't made them in years. :lol: Agree about the nondescript nature of the car though... the LS430 was completely forgettable on the outside, whereas this is forgettable in a more curvy fashion.

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Anyway, saw a Maserati GranTurismo out in the fringes of metro Atlanta. I'm always surprised at how far out from the big city I still see the higher-end cars...

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caddycruiser    50

caddycruiser - That's an LS460, you mean. I would have been extremely surprised to see a brand new LS430 since they haven't made them in years. :lol: Agree about the nondescript nature of the car though... the LS430 was completely forgettable on the outside, whereas this is forgettable in a more curvy fashion.

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Anyway, saw a Maserati GranTurismo out in the fringes of metro Atlanta. I'm always surprised at how far out from the big city I still see the higher-end cars...

Fixed :thumbsup:

As much as a Lexus LS looks like an LS, something about this looked fresher and duller, while also a little higher due to the AWD. Oh well. I rarely, ever, see these. I see more new S-class, 7-series, etc. daily.

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Drew Dowdell    5,159

Spotted a first gen New Beetle with a giant rooster sticker on the back glass. Sounds like something OCN would drive..... A car with a giant cock on the butt.

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