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Two cars of interest today: A Plum Purple 90s JDM GT-R, and the new Fiat Spyder (Miata!) with some sort of promo sticker on the rear quarter panel. It was a really nice looking metallic maroon colour.
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Two cars yesterday; a Nissan Kicks, apparently the replacement for the Juke but I've never even heard the name before, and an Aston Martin Vantage, which is always a sexy looking car.
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I came to report seeing a Kicks today too. I liked the look of the Juke better; this one seems blander somehow.
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Today, an Austin Healey 3000 in bright red, like the linked photo.

A couple days ago, the first Lamborghini Urus-SUV I'vwe saeen. Not an especially attractive vehicle, IMHO.

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A couple days ago, the first Lamborghini Urus SUV I've seen. Not an especially attractive vehicle, IMHO.

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My friend is selling her beautiful MGB that she's had since new in 1975. I got to stage it for the photo.
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My friend is selling her beautiful MGB that she's had since new in 1975. I got to stage it for the photo.
Oh, wow! A one-owner MGB! Too cool.
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One of those "mine's bigger than yours" silly pickups based on a Chevy Topkick medium truck.
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A Citron Berlingo. I think they stopped making them last year. Without a doubt one of the cars on my "to buy" list. It has a certain industrial, no-frills quality to it that appeals to me.
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Today, an Austin Healey 3000 in bright red, like the linked photo.
I was friendly with a guy in high school whose dad had one in that classy english racing green. He let me drive it. Thanks for the memories.
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The other day I saw a I-guess-I-shouldn't-call-it-Ferrari-red Countach

& a four-door pickup Land Rover; old enough that it had antique plates on it (25 yrs, min). Don't think I've ever seen that configuration on one of those before. It was tricked out for off roading - high air intake, winch, off road lights. Nice!
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The other day, I almost bought this. My MB mechanic had the good sense to talk me out of it.
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Funny about this recent run of MGs. Saw a green one yesterday. Had 3 ( three! ) windshield wipers. Never saw that on a car before.
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Even in my hometown, the car show capital of the world, true exotic cars are fairly rare. So imagine my surprise when I saw a Lamborghini Countach parked in a lumber yard parking lot, where it has remained for the last month. In typical exotic car fashion it has multiple problems, the most obvious of which is a pop-up headlight that remains popped up, and a flat tire that probably costs a fortune to replace. I suspect that it broke down and the owner either can’t afford to fix it or isn’t worried about it because he has more money than God and will get to it eventually. I’ll bet the paint job was expensive, it has a color-shifting pearlescent finish that ranges from purple to gold depending on the angle you view it at.

One more thing: I never realized how small those things are. I doubt I could even get into one. Very wide, but extremely low and cramped in all other proportions.
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Chevy Corvette C3 Stingray - probably from 71-72
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A 1941 Ford Fordor sedan, a model year one doesn't see very often.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:27 PM
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A Karman Ghia convertible in lime green, looked fully restored.
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A Karman Ghia convertible in lime green, looked fully restored.
Man, I love those! I was considering one for my toy, but they're getting too expensive. They're not exactly speed demons, but they're gorgeous cars.
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:03 AM
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The most interesting car I see every day is my own.

Yesterday I saw some kind of Lambo Spyder when I was on a drive.
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I went HERE over the weekend. lots of cool stuff.

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Old 05-08-2019, 07:43 PM
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A 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS. Looks like it was a restoration in process, it had a fresh coat of primer paint.
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Since it says "interesting" I think this qualifies. A Honda Civic 1500DX. Second generation Civic so roughly 79-83. Two door hatchback. It had a wing just above the hatch and some kind of a shade over the top of the windshield. The color could only be described as Duck Tape Grey... and there may have been some of that holding on the bumper. It was still making it's way (loudly) down the road though.

The other was what I think was an early 70's two door convertible Cougar. It was on a flatbed in my neighborhood. I hope it was being delivered and hope to get a better look again.
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Since it says "interesting" I think this qualifies. A Honda Civic 1500DX. Second generation Civic so roughly 79-83. Two door hatchback. It had a wing just above the hatch and some kind of a shade over the top of the windshield. The color could only be described as Duck Tape Grey... and there may have been some of that holding on the bumper. It was still making it's way (loudly) down the road though.
That brings back memories. When I was a kid in the 80s and early 90s, my family ran through three first-generation three-door Civics. My dad was a decent shade tree mechanic, so he kept them running even though he and my older brothers abused the hell out of them. Little known fact: a 76 Civic three door will actually carry a decent load strapped to the roof. Each of the cars had about a million miles on them when my dad bought them for like $150 each (at different times). It seemed like he was always leaning under the hood and cussing while he patched one up to eke a few more miles out of it. One of them was nearly finished off when my dad, mom, and I were the middle car in a three-car wreck. The insurance company totaled it. My dad said, "like hell", bought the car back from the insurance company, and Frankensteined it back into driving shape.

I'd like to have one just for the nostalgia.
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Since it says "interesting" I think this qualifies. A Honda Civic 1500DX. Second generation Civic so roughly 79-83. Two door hatchback.
Well, interesting to me. I had one of those. Unfortunately it was used in the land of snow and salt so when we moved we sold it to a kid who moved even further north and east where it rusted in peace.
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A 1941 Ford Fordor sedan, a model year one doesn't see very often.
It always amazed me how Ford could get the styling of the 1940 so absolutely right in every way, and then screw the whole thing up with the insanely homely 1941s.

Of course, they've done it since, with the first generation Mustangs, which grew into monstrous horrid things, and the 2005-series Mustangs, which have turned into amorphous blobs of cow dung. And the Thunderbird. And the Transit Connect. And and and...
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:13 PM
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In Salinas and Carmel today: a 52 Chevy Fleetline (with window-mounted air conditioner), a 50s Porsche 356 convertible, and a new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.
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A 1959 Chevy El Camino. It was at the local neighborhood car show. I'm so torn about this car. I love the fins on it, and the shape of the wind shield but man... I think El Caminos are some of the ugliest vehicles ever made. My SO spend the hour we were there laughing at me, because kept looking at it and then turning away because... El Camino.
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A 1959 Chevy El Camino. It was at the local neighborhood car show. I'm so torn about this car. I love the fins on it, and the shape of the wind shield but man... I think El Caminos are some of the ugliest vehicles ever made. My SO spend the hour we were there laughing at me, because kept looking at it and then turning away because... El Camino.
Man, that is one ugly beauty.
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In Salinas and Carmel today: a 52 Chevy Fleetline (with window-mounted air conditioner), a 50s Porsche 356 convertible, and a new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.
I think I've met the guy in the Porsche. The world is small.
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A couple days ago I saw a green Jag XK120 coming the other way.

And just yesterday I saw something very very low and white. I think it might have been a Lamborghini of some sort, possibly a Huracan.
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Another wandering Mexican vehicle in my leafy Houston suburb, a 2019 SEAT Ibiza.
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Yesterday at the market - a fairly new Bentley Continental GT convertible. Forgot to check the plate to see if it was local. Not a car you'll see too often in a town of a couple thousand.
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I saw what looked like a brand new Jeep Wrangler pickup truck. I googled, and it doesn't seem like they should be out yet.
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Yesterday, a Volvo 740 station wagon from the late-80s. Talk about "boxy".
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I've never looked at motorcycles much but one caught my eye on my lunchtime walk today. It was a Victory Vegas 8 Ball, very slick looking bike. I didn't realize until I looked it up that Polaris shut down Victory in 2017.
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I saw what looked like a brand new Jeep Wrangler pickup truck. I googled, and it doesn't seem like they should be out yet.
Yep, they are out there. A friend just bought one recently. I question her choice but it's her money.
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As a new convert from the now defunct Snopes message board, we had a thread on this exact subject going on over there, too. I know the topic says "today", but since I just got here I'll do a brief run down of the most interesting cars I saw between the shutdown of the Snopes board and today.

First off, is a Ford Tempo interesting? They used to be incredibly common, but it seems like most of them just quietly faded away to the point where when I saw on yesterday it made me go "Wow, I can't remember the last time I saw one of those."

A couple days before that, a 1950s Ford Thunderbird. I don't know the exact year but it was from the era when the T-Bird was still a two-seater.

A few weeks ago, I saw either a Sunbeam Alpine or Tiger. I'm not sure if there's a way to differentiate the two visually.

But the car I consider the most interesting by far: About a month ago while visiting Grass Valley, CA, I saw... [drum roll]... and actual, running, Chevy Vega! I have no way of knowing for sure if it actually had it's original engine, but I've heard the Vega's engine sound described as almost "tractor like", and that was what it sounded like to me. So it seemed to me like it had an actual stock Vega engine and not some sort of V8 swap or something crazy like that.
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A white 64 Corvette with side pipes, in stop and go traffic. Do the pipes tell you anything about which engine was in it or were they options for all engine options?
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An early '50s Dodge M37 military truck, complete but unrestored, on a trailer.
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Porsche 944. Very clean.
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But the car I consider the most interesting by far: About a month ago while visiting Grass Valley, CA, I saw... [drum roll]... and actual, running, Chevy Vega! I have no way of knowing for sure if it actually had it's original engine, but I've heard the Vega's engine sound described as almost "tractor like", and that was what it sounded like to me. So it seemed to me like it had an actual stock Vega engine and not some sort of V8 swap or something crazy like that.
Was it rusted up to the window sills?

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Was it rusted up to the window sills?
Actually, no. It looked to be in reasonably decent shape cosmetically. It most likely spent its entire life in California. Our climate is kind to cars. You do fairly often see old cars here that probably would have rusted into dust decades ago in the Midwest.

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I saw a pretty red Corvette convertible , mid-70s, driving through the streets of my town in Central Vic, Australia. They'd even converted it to right-hand drive.
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I saw a beautiful Jaguar E-type in the grocery store parking lot.
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I got my 76 Spitfire back from a long stay in the shop today. Brakes are working, chassis rust has been repaired, and it has a clean safety inspection. It's ready for my annual birthday roadtrip. I'm going to take back roads from St. Louis to St. Joseph, following the Missouri River as much as possible. Hopefully I won't get sidetracked by any flooding. Two whole days of solitude in a convertible. Ahhhhh.

(Only bummer is it's supposed to rain. )
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I saw two Opel Mantas this morning and a guy driving a mint condition original Shelby GT500KR on Saturday, probably holding his breath the whole time. I know I would have been.
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Two canary yellow cars yesterday. One, an Acura NSX broken down on the parkway blocking a lane while getting on the tow truck. The other was a very nice looking Morgan in someone's driveway.
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Spotted a vintage fire-engine which had been brought out of mothballs (I'm guessing) to act as the hearse for a fire-fighter's funeral. It was amazingly shiny and well-restored.
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Two canary yellow cars yesterday. One, an Acura NSX broken down on the parkway blocking a lane while getting on the tow truck. The other was a very nice looking Morgan in someone's driveway.
It must have been an NSX I saw yesterday. Some blade-shaped car with the Acura symbol on the back. This one was white, and running.
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Today was an Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder, quite a head turner.
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