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  • jrosasmcjrosasmc Posts: 1,711
    That '78 Renault sure looks strange. No, really, it's a funny-looking thing, almost like a Pontiac Aztek.

    I'm pretty sure that if I had one, I couldn't just walk into any AutoZone or NAPA store and ask them "Do you carry an alternator for a 1978 Renault 17 Gordini?"
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Of course you could go into an Autozone and ask them for a Renault alternator. They'd LAUGH at you, but you could ask them. :P

    Gordini was a tuner of note in the 60s. Renault Gordini rallye cars were kinda fun.
  • ghuletghulet Posts: 2,628
    I wish I could see the street corners, I could tell it was in Chicago just by the surrounding houses, but....maybe I should call the seller and look at it, if only for the entertainment value.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,309
    Gordini was a tuner of note in the 60s. Renault Gordini rallye cars were kinda fun.

    Back in the 50s Gordini was a constructor of Formula One race cars.

    Boy those old Buicks with the sidemounts were great weren't they? It's too bad Buick stylists lost the sense of what a Buick should look like sometime in the 80s.

    That '39 Lancia Aprilia is a little cutie isn't it?

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Aprilias and the later Appias of the 50s are beautifully built little cars, very upscale interiors for that small a car---made most European compact sedans' interior look like a cardboard box in comparison.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,593
    I like the 39 Buick especially, with that art deco front end. GM was really on its game by then.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,593
    Today I saw a SSR...in purple. What a beautiful car :shades:

    Also a lot of pre-1971 Mustangs...in town for the show.
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440
    I like the Lanica Flaminia, different looking.

    Also the Newport and Monaco are neat, resoanbly priced too imo.

    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,357
    I like the 39 Buick especially, with that art deco front end. GM was really on its game by then.

    Yeah, that was a great looking car.

    I love old Buicks. It's a pity what passes for one these day.
    2013 Mazda 5 Grand Touring, 2010 Toyota Prius IV. 2007 Toyota Camry XLE, 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999 Mazda Miata
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,576
    to burn off the rest of last fall's gas.
    saw a mint red/white nash metropolitan exiting the highway.
    looked like a handfull to drive.
    a late 70's buick wagon. body looked great. had turbine style wheels.
    yesterday, i drove by a car show in the local sears parking lot.
    i did see a late 60's charger in a metallic mustard color and i white early 60's
    oldsmobile bubbletop.
    i was too fried after sitting in the sun at yankee stadium all afternoon, to want to stop to see what else was there.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,593
    Had the fintail out today, didn't see much. Saw a big ca. 1930 Buick formal style sedan in normal traffic. The highlight was a guy probably younger than me driving a pristine 300CD coupe. This thing was mint, I have to guess it had been restored - it looked brand new. It was wearing Euro lights - but I don't know if Europe got those coupes in diesel form. He gave me a wave and a honk - as I was in a turn, of course.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 20,309
    I spotted what appeared to be a perfect 356A Speedster ca.1957 then I remembered those things are like 427 Cobras, if you see one it's almost gotta be a replica since the replicas far outnumber the originals.

    Sure looked cool though.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,412
    saw a ton today coming home from upper NYS. Of all places, on the NY thruway (and a couple of rest stops).

    couple of 70ish chevelles, a 55 210 panal wagon, a .29 highboy and another similar vintage 2 door sedan. A few other oldies that I don't remember.

    but, the absolute pinnacle of weird (I wish my wife had ehr camera handy). A 50sish Power wagon.

    Actually, make that about 1/4 a power wagon. The top half, and the front 1/2.

    Saw ti from behind, and couldn't figure out what it was. Very low (miataish), with a small PU bed on back (maybe 2 feet long) with a rounded cab and long hood.

    when I passed it, realized it was th hood and cab from a PW, but sliced down the middle and channelled over some frame, with an abbreviated bed. Big engine with large headers out the side. ROof was chopped also.

    very strange looking (odd proportions), but truly bizarre at 65 on the highway.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 23,492
    that I can report on today is a 1956 Dodge Coronet 4-door hardtop. And I only saw that because it was in the new "Transformers" movie!

    Actually, on second thought, I did see a 1969-70 Sedan DeVille, dark green, in nice shape, and a black 1979-81 Trans Am with a for sale sign in the window, when I took my '76 LeMans out for a spin...I think I've mentioned them before though...so nothing new and exotic to report.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 120,318
    '70, I think... pretty much A1 condition...

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  • bob550kbob550k Posts: 148
    I saw a Mustang II. It was on the Freeway (not broken down) in the fast lane!

    Good for a laugh.
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,458
    Guy that used to work for me had a 1970 Skylark sedan. Wasn't in perfect condition but it was a good daily driver. Nice 70s metallic goldish brown color with tan vinyl seats.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 120,318
    This one was a nice coupe... real nice medium blue, that looked period correct...

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  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306
    ...at the Sunoco the other day - a red 1984 Pontiac Fiero in pristine condition - a true survivor if there ever was one.
  • lokkilokki Posts: 1,200
    1984 Pontiac Fiero

    Were both headlights closed?

    Hmmmmm something odd going on there. I've never seen one with both headlights closed.
  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306
    YES!!! :surprise:
  • lokkilokki Posts: 1,200
    Hmmm exactly WHERE were you when you saw this car? :confuse:

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  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440
    and this one sure looks decent. But i'm not sure about the validity of the milegae claim and the super steep asking price!!! :surprise:

    New York Scirocco

    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 120,318
    Geezz... I love Sciroccos... but, that's a $2500 car, all day long... Even if it had 45 miles, instead of 4500...

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 120,318
    Near as I can tell from Google, it was a '64 Lesabre... Ugly gold color... top down.. good original condition...

    Except... had these funky fender skirts, like you'd see on a late '60s, early '70s DeVille or Town Car... or, even on an Electra... but, too small to be an Electra.. Maybe had them custom made?

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  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440
    For $13000 that this guy wants I can probably get a mint condition ex tuner magazine cover fully done up Corrado.

    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 23,492
    I like that '61 Pontiac wagon. I think it's cool how back in those days, Pontiac found a way to even make their wagons look cool!

    I like the '83 5th Ave, too. Not my favorite color, but somehow it works on that car. And I find myself perversley attracted to that 1981 Olds Cutlass Supreme sedan. That's the mid-level LS, but the interior looks about equivalent to my 1982 Cutlass Supreme coupe, which had that same style off corduoroy-looking cloth. So I'm guessing that trim level became the base for 1982. Kinda makes me wonder then, how cheap the base Cutlass was for 1981? :confuse: I'm still afraid of that era 231, because mine blew up around 73K miles. But, at that rate, this one still has about 38K miles left in her...possibly longer if babied. I like the color-keyed rally wheels, and the fact that it doesn't have a vinyl roof.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    I'm going to track that fintail---curious what the best one in the world is currently worth. It's bidding up okay. I doubt it will crack $10,000 but you never know---wow----$80,000 invested, and it's a carb model with a Hydrak clutch----aye, aye, aye :cry:
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