What's the most interesting car you saw today?

There was a car show near where we are staying on Long Island and all sorts of cook cars were around yesterday. My two favorites were a Pontiac GTO and and Olds Cutlass convertible. I also saw 3 meticulously restored Ford Model A delivery trucks at a seafood shop. I’ll post those photos when I get a chance.

Saab Sonnett III, but it was being trailered and looked like it needed help.

Here are the Ford delivery vans. Are these Model A?

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On the drive home from Long Island we passed a 3rd generation (?) 1971-73 Dodge Charger.

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Yes that is a 3rd-gen Charger.

Funny, but over in the trivia dominoes game thread I recently posted about the Dodge Charger. Here is a link to the post — https://is.gd/0yZcts

And here is the post content with pictures of each Charger generation:

The first Dodge Charger was a concept show car in 1964.

https://is.gd/auAeJc

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From 1966 to 1967 the 1st generation Dodge Charger was a two-door fastback with four bucket seats.

https://is.gd/cPu9yW

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From 1968 to 1970 the 2nd generation Dodge Charger was a two-door sedan with a rear bench seat.

https://is.gd/fSo1I0

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From 1971 to 1974 the 3rd generation Dodge Charger had a layout similar to the 2nd generation.

https://is.gd/eM3XFe

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From 1975 to 1978 the 4th generation Dodge Charger was restyled to move the Charger into the growing personal luxury car market segment.

https://is.gd/m27PWU

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From 1982 to 1987 the 5th generation Dodge Charger was a front-wheel drive subcompact two-door hatchback coupe. To date this is the only front wheel drive Dodge Charger.

https://is.gd/KHQTEx

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In 1999 the Dodge Charger R/T concept car was a four-door sport sedan that hid the rear doors so they were not obvious.

https://is.gd/2orp5g

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From 2006 to 2010 the 6th generation Dodge Charger returned after a 20 year absence as a four-door sedan that held little resemblance to the 1999 concept.

https://is.gd/fCaylM

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From 2011 to the present the current, 7th generation Dodge Charger continues as a four-door sedan.

https://is.gd/9oYSre

First one likely is, second one definitely is. Third is a heavier model, either AA or BB; likely the former.

If I saw that car on the road I would have assumed it was a Chrysler Cordoba. I’d completely forgotten that there was a Dodge Charger that was essentially a badge engineered Cordoba (I assume with fewer featured and a lower price point).

I’d forgotten this too. When I was reading up on the generations (and wiki has a nice summary here), when I saw that 4th-gen I did a double take.

It is quite the humble car, isn’t it?

On Sunday, I saw a beautiful 1969 Ford Mustang like this one.

Saw a Bentley in the parking lot of the gym. Sadly it did not have a hood ornament.

’ 73 due to the 5 mph front bumper. '71s and '72s were chrome.

A 1963 Chevy II Nova SS

I forgot to post yesterday that I saw a Lotus Elise on the road.

Just saw a c. 1940 Ford – one of the last models with a rumble seat, which was open but unoccupied. The Lafayette Kroozers are having a show tomorrow at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater, so I’m guessing this beautiful blue vehicle will be part of the festivities.

Classic Porsches

This morning I saw a Maserati GranTurismo.

This afternoon I saw a bright yellow VW Beetle convertible, and then right behind that a restored second generation International Harvester Scout.

I have to say, old SUVs are hot right now. First generation Broncos are becoming so common they’re hardly worth mentioning anymore, and I think Scouts are getting that way as well.

I saw a big ole pickup with some flags. The interesting thing was the flags were BLM and a rainbow. Nice change of pace from the usual big pickup flags.

Waymo or Devo? You decide.

Waymo is what the Google self driving car project is now named.

I vote Devo.

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Porsche 944 with a leaky sunroof.

No photo, but I believe I saw a Maserati MC20 at the dealership I ride past. I’ll have to head back and stop for a photo next ride.

Time to replace a sunroof gasket. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

Today I spotted a 2nd generation (1968-72) Buick Skylark, kinda banged up but not in bad shape overall.