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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.