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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Mr Kleen » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:25 pm

At the local BMW dealership:
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At the 'Ring today:
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by ElZorro » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:28 pm

For us uninitiated, what is the BMW?

And the other looks like an A110? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_A110
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by drwrx » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:22 am

I believe the Top is an Alpina B3, or perhaps B6, hard to tell from that angle.
I think you called the A110 correct. I love the look of that car.

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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Sabre » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:42 pm

Damn nice!
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:00 am

Alpina B3 biturbo (very expensive, mildly tuned 335i automatic) and a Renault Alpine.

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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by WRXWagon2112 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:48 am

On the ICC this morning I passed a Th!nk City car (a one-time off-shoot of Ford). For those who may not be familiar with this ...

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Although the one I saw was blue. I was under the impression these were not sold in the U.S., though.


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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Sabre » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:52 pm

Maybe brought over by military personel?
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by WRXWagon2112 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:26 pm

Sabre wrote:Maybe brought over by military personel?
As per Wikipedia (so you know it's true):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_TH!NK
A major controversy erupted when Ford decided to crush off-lease TH!NK City cars stockpiled in the U.S. After protesting by environmentalist groups, including a Greenpeace rally on the roof of Ford's Norway offices, Ford decided to ship the excess vehicles to Norway.
I suppose there were some that were not given back to Ford? This is probably where I got the "non-U.S." connection - them being shipped to Norway.


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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Mr Kleen » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:22 am

Nothing parties like a rental
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Sabre » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:34 pm

NICE!
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by ElZorro » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:28 pm

So Gabe, about my Christmas present... you can return the hot german girl and get me a british one instead.
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Mr Kleen » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:32 am

ElZorro wrote:So Gabe, about my Christmas present... you can return the hot german girl and get me a british one instead.
Just present your ID at the SIXT counter. If they have problems with your English, speak LOUDER AND SLOWER. If that doesn't work, mention WWI and WWII.

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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by ElZorro » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:11 pm

Mr Kleen wrote:
ElZorro wrote:So Gabe, about my Christmas present... you can return the hot german girl and get me a british one instead.
Just present your ID at the SIXT counter. If they have problems with your English, speak LOUDER AND SLOWER. If that doesn't work, mention WWI and WWII.
Got it, thanks!
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:28 pm

np :wink:

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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Mr Kleen » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:51 am

Today I saw a 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic. Too bad I was driving, it's a gorgeous car in person. :drool:

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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Sabre » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:10 pm

you WERE?!?!?!?!?!?
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Mr Kleen » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:08 am

Sabre wrote:you WERE?!?!?!?!?!?
Sure was, right down Wilhelmstrasse as it passed me going the other way. :eek:

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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Sabre » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:26 pm

:finger: :lol:
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by ElZorro » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:42 am

Pretty sure I spotted one of these today on 29 near Warrenton:

http://www.campagnamotors.com/products/ ... xperience/

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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by ElZorro » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:28 pm

How about a N2A 789?

http://www.n2amotors.com/vehicles.aspx?VehicleID=2

Looks a little goofy, but with the 50's styling its definitely striking (made me re-park in the parking lot and get out of the car), and the donor should make you smile.
Melding design elements from different Chevy models, the 789 shows the world that you really can't have enough of a good thing. Although the 789 looks instantly iconic, it is actually the best of three classics mounted atop a Le Mans-winning Corvette C6 chassis. Aptly named for the three years represented in the overall design, the 789 has the "hooded eyes"and chrome grille of a '57, a mid-section that's reminiscent of a '58 Impala and the "bird in flight" rear tailfins of a '59. These three Vehicles are all instantly recognizable classics celebrated by people around the world.

Owning and operating a classic car often proves difficult. Rarity of parts, expertise needed for installation, and potentially high upkeep or restoration costs are some of the problems with which collectors must deal. All of the money in the world spent to modify or modernize a vintage car will not change the reliability or performance problems associated with it. The 789 offers the best of both worlds: retro looks and styling, and it will fire up every time you turn the key. The body is constructed of lightweight composite panels. We have developed a process of using 80% carbon composite with 20% fiberglass. This process gives us a light weight rigid part as if it was 100% carbon composite with the minimal properties of fiberglass that allows for show quality paint and finish.

The customer can either provide us with a donor C5 series (1997 -2004) or C6 series (2005-current) Corvette, which currently retails for approximately $65,000 (though used models can be had for less), or we can locate one for you. After stripping the 'Vette of its stock body, we hand-graft the retro body panels over the stock frame, suspension, and massive 440-horsepower, 6.0-liter aluminum-block V8 engine. A full range of upgrades are available, including up to 800 hp powertrains, custom suspension, audio/video/navigation systems, interior customization, and more. We will build each 789 to meet the customer's specifications. However, please note that no previously built combination of paint scheme and interior treatment will be duplicated.
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by PGT » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:41 pm

he's been up at CnC a few times. When you look up "Why?" in the dictionary, there's a picture of that car as an example of the question.
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by Mr Kleen » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:10 pm

Rare. For good reason.

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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by WRXWagon2112 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:00 pm

ElZorro wrote:Pretty sure I spotted one of these today on 29 near Warrenton:

http://www.campagnamotors.com/products/ ... xperience/

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I've seen a few in the area. Just a few, though.


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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by PGT » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:08 pm

saw a Thunderbird S/C Coupe. Two of them, actually. Also, a RHD R32 Skyline. All on I81S this weekend. I'll upload some pics tomorrow.
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Re: Rare Car Spotted!

Post by zaxrex » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:17 pm

La Ferrari in black on Fairview Parkway trying to make a U-turn.
Nose is so long, he couldn't tell where the curb was and reversed up the wrong direction of the road.
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