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OCTOBER 2012 CAR SPOTTERS THREAD!

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Here's the place to rake in a big ol' pile of your most unusual vehicle spottings. Old, new, or just different, tell us what you're seeing out there this month.

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Beautiful restored Model A Ford at the local car group meeting this morning on my way to the park and ride. Always love it when they get together for breakfast at the local Denny's and you have a who's who of American Steel. A couple of old Chevy Belairs in various stages of restoration, a very hot 69 Corvette. A lovingly cared for mint El Camino and Ranchero side by side. You could tell the owners clearly loved their car/truck auto.

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A white trifecta a few minutes ago on Rt. 252

'75 Pontiac Grandville convertible top down and cruising.

Last gen B-body Olds Custom Cruiser

Early Chrysler K-car convertible top down cruising

All three in white and pretty clean - The Grandville was spotless.

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Saw my second Model S driving on the streets. Looks amazing in silver with the 21" wheels. The late Saab 9-5 Aero, which drove by shortly after, looks positively frumpy in comparison, even with similar turbine-styled alloys.

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Caught an early to mid 80's Audi Quattro today on the commute home. I remember liking them back then as a kid.

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1975 Caddy Coupe deVille, beige with a brown vinyl roof. Sharp looking survivor.

1978 AMC Concord 2-door; fancier D/L model that looked nice in red. Wheelcover inserts matched body color. Gonna try to get a picture of it.

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Convertible season is approaching, though it's still warm (105 today)...saw a very clean late '80s dark blue Camaro IROC-Z convertible in traffic this morning, top up.

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'50 Pontiac convertible, yellow, spiffy, parked at a gas station right next to

circa '52 Dodge box truck, tarped over.

'85 Eldorado, under a cover in the driveway of a new client. For sale, but didn't get any details (too new for me).

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Another new dark gray XTS Platinum on the road by my new work, with the larger thin spoke chrome 20" wheels. Already had chrome B-pillar trim and (odd) Vogue yellow-white stripe tires on the stock wheels. Amazing looking car on the road, especially in foggy rain with the HID's glowing. But leave the Vogues, please.

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Red Austin Healey 3000 with the lid in the boot. Shod with wire knock offs. Didn't have my phone cam handy. Sure sounded nice.

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Volvo S60 T6 R-Design. All black, and looked like the wheels were smoked too. Absolutely sick.

And a ton of new Altimas.

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Enterprise has rented new Altimas to quite a few of our customers already. Didn't get a chance to look inside one, but the outside, to me, seems too subtle of a continuation of the breakthrough 2000 model.

And we have a white ZR-1 Corvette in the shop... it appears the driver spun and kissed a jersey wall on the left rear corner (cannot swear to circumstances though, as a co-worker is handling it) . Needs a rear tub and everything. Heartbreaking to look at it.

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Red Austin Healey 3000 with the lid in the boot. Shod with wire knock offs. Didn't have my phone cam handy. Sure sounded nice.

Fun to drive car.

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Starbucks this morning in Northeast Philly. Lady walking towards me was laughing then I saw why.

Eyelashes.

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Starbucks this morning in Northeast Philly. Lady walking towards me was laughing then I saw why.

Eyelashes.

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WOW, Was that a functional Air scoop? Way too funny, performance Air Scoop with eyelashes! :rofl:

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Starbucks this morning in Northeast Philly. Lady walking towards me was laughing then I saw why.

Eyelashes.

You thinking about getting eyelashes for your Regal? :)

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Saw a clean dark gray '73-77 El Camino in traffic this morning...couldn't see the nose, so not sure of the year. Also saw a Chevy Colorado pickup with a door in the bedside--had a door handle just like on the cab..unusual...some sort of aftermarket work bed, maybe?

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Saw a clean dark gray '73-77 El Camino in traffic this morning...couldn't see the nose, so not sure of the year. Also saw a Chevy Colorado pickup with a door in the bedside--had a door handle just like on the cab..unusual...some sort of aftermarket work bed, maybe?

Two interesting sightings from where I sit. :AH-HA:

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The Colorado you saw is a GM-built variation for fleets.

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Saw a clean dark gray '73-77 El Camino in traffic this morning...couldn't see the nose, so not sure of the year. Also saw a Chevy Colorado pickup with a door in the bedside--had a door handle just like on the cab..unusual...some sort of aftermarket work bed, maybe?

On the GMC Canyon & Chevy Colorado, the fleet option is called a Mid-Box:

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Saw a clean dark gray '73-77 El Camino in traffic this morning...couldn't see the nose, so not sure of the year. Also saw a Chevy Colorado pickup with a door in the bedside--had a door handle just like on the cab..unusual...some sort of aftermarket work bed, maybe?

On the GMC Canyon & Chevy Colorado, the fleet option is called a Mid-Box:

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That is a neat feature.

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On my late night center city cruise last night, a great looking stock '04/05 black CTS-V with a nice extra burble to it from light to light. Haven't seen an older one in a while.

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Saw something really funny yesterday. A late model Impala pulled up next to me at a stop light and I noticed right away that it had a cross-flag emblem on the front fender. I looked closer and saw that it had the "283" designation above the flags. It was the exact same emblem that you'd see on a 1965 Impala. Cute! :)

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1966 Rambler Classic 770 wearing AMC styled wheels from the mid-1970s. The badge on the rear fender said "232".

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Another XTS in my neighborhood, this time a White Diamond (the best) Platinum AWD. What a stunner in traffic. Before that, a lady driving a blue mid level model with a front Eagles plate (is Philly after all).

Seeing several of these out & about.

Same for 2013 Accords. Followed a red one with temp tags home yesterday. Still boring, but looks clean and not hideous like the last gen. The LED's in the lights are a nice touch as well.

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