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Happy April Fools Day, folks.

To kick off this thread, I don't have a really interesting sighting.  Just an observation. 

I saw the current Lincoln Continental going down the freeway next to me, ultimately passing me as it was moving along to my left.  The Continental's front grille makes that nice, vertical Lincoln statement.  I once sat in one at the auto show.  The interior is really nicely finished and the one at the show had these blue leather seats - nice ones, not tacky ones.  Then, as the car pulls away from you, the effect sort of sputters.  The rear deck lid tapers and the twin horizontal lamps are sort of wimpy compared to the statement the rest of the car makes.  And this is weird because both the Lincoln MKS and (even) the Ford Taurus have these substantial looking trunks and rear deck lids, making for good rear 3/4 views.  And, while not FoMoCo, the current Cadillac CT6 also looks good as it's pulling away.  Not so with the Continental.  In a way, it makes me think of how weak the old Lincoln Versailles, derived from the old Ford Granada and Mercury Monarch, looked.

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Saw a bright red 2019 Blazer today, the first one I've seen on the road.  Though it wasn't on the road exactly--riding on the back of a rollback wrecker, looked like it had had a pretty hard shunt--front end was mangled and the left front wheel ripped off.. 

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When it rains it pours.  Saw another Lincoln Continental today.  It was bronze or cream or something like that.  It turned in front of me and I was able to then look at it in my rear view mirror.  What I said about it holds.  

I also read about it for the first time.  The reviews cited a transmission that wasn't as well behaved for the price point, lackluster road manners on mountain roads and/or curves, and other minor complaints.  They acknowledged that it was different and made a statement, but the reviewers were not impressed.

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Daughters Durango had to have some work done, so was at the dealership to pick it up for her. Saw this Brand new Mopar 18 Durango 392 AWD. 6.4L V8, talk about a sexy package.

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That is HOT HOT HOT :metal:

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Nice, but clearly it IS a '392' and not a '6.whatever'! ;)

'51-52 Cadillac 4-dr sedan, white over grey, stock/fully restored, parked at business.
First interesting vehicle I've seen in months.

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

Nice, but clearly it IS a '392' and not a '6.whatever'! ;)
 

The Durango had 392 on the side as you can see in the pictures, should have also taken a pic of the paperwork which stated 6.4L Hemi or 392 cubic inches. Either way, still a bad ass Durango. :P

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That is a sweet Durango...I like that color combo.  I saw a derelict 2nd gen Durango this morning, black with lots of crunchy body rust..the rear hatch was mashed in and had rusty frills at the bottom edge, but the Hemi badge remained.  Those 2nd gen models were so ugly and lumpy. 

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FCA, and specifically Chrysler, has come a long way.  They didn't wake up from their last slumber until the New Millennium.  

They saw some success with the K-car and the minivan, of which they might have been the originators ... not sure.  As for the K-car, I would continue to see some around after older X-cars had gone bye-bye.  I knew a girl who drove hers back and forth from Atlanta to see her parents in Westchester County, N.Y. without any problems, even when it was more than 10 years old.

Prior to that, the only feather in Chrysler's cap was the Cordoba ... interesting on some levels, but overshadowed by GM's similar coupes by leaps and bounds.

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Nova Time!

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Saw a clean red 67 Impala 2dr at a gas station today.  Had goofy fender skirts but otherwise looked stock.  

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Saw a few interesting cars when out and about yesterday...a clean dark blue w dark blue top '84-85ish Olds 88 Royale 4dr w/ a for sale sign,  a bright red '04-06 GTO with random primer gray panels,  a shiny  '11-14 Dodge Charger in black w/ white roof, white doors and black wheels...must be a retired police car..had a temporary plate and a great rumbly exhaust note.   Saw bright red w/ white stripes '13-14 Shelby GT500 convertible rolling top down on I-90 heading back towards the Cleveland area yesterday evening..Spring has sprung.

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Power Wagon Time. What year? I have no clue but figure 70's?

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Five different XC40s just on my commute home. Volvo is going to be reporting some great sales months ahead.

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12 hours ago, dfelt said:

Power Wagon Time. What year? I have no clue but figure 70's?

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Hmm...gas tank in the cab, '72 I think. '72 was the first year for that generation, and in '73 (or '74) I think they moved the gas tank to under the bed.   Not sure if the Power Wagon trim was available then, the decals may have been added later. 

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Found a Mini Cooper I can possibly fit in!

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On 4/9/2019 at 9:10 AM, dfelt said:

Found a Mini Cooper I can possibly fit in!

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You're such a wiener...

Spotted this a Audi 100 on the way to work today. Classic plates, classic driver.

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Interesting that it's badged 100, IIRC the mid 80s ones like that were still badged as 5000 in the US. Haven't seen an Avant in decades probably..

Edit--looks like they switched to 100 badging in the US in 1989.

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Spotted this 70s Marquis coupe that looks like someone's daily driver in downtown Pittsburgh while I was out for a walk at lunch.IMG_20190410_123415.jpg

I wish it would warm up already 

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5 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Spotted this 70s Marquis coupe that looks like someone's daily driver in downtown Pittsburgh while I was out for a walk at lunch.IMG_20190410_123415.jpg

I wish it would warm up already 

I send you our heat as lucky for me, it is dropping temps and we go into a winter storm advisory tonight into the weekend for heavy mountain snow. Fresh POW POW for my legs this weekend. ⛷️

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19 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Spotted this 70s Marquis coupe that looks like someone's daily driver in downtown Pittsburgh while I was out for a walk at lunch.IMG_20190410_123415.jpg

I wish it would warm up already 

Looks like Uncle Buck's ride, but in better shape. 

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Old Saab station wagon aka CTS Wagon.

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10 hours ago, dfelt said:

Old Saab station wagon aka CTS Wagon.

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.... er no...

You're thinking the BLS.  The 9-3 was built on the FWD Epsilon chassis. The CTS was build on the RWD Sigma chassis.  

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392 badass even sitting still at 24hr fitness.

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Saw a gray Chevy Bolt at the grocery yesterday, one of a very few I've seen around here.    This afternoon in a food coma from Easter Brunch, lying on the sofa watching an old movie about WW II in the Philippines saw an unusual truck in the movie...had a squared off cab w/ a C-shaped door opening like a mid 20s Model T, but a late 30s Ford truck front end w/ oval grille.

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