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I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today!

I think I needed to create a message board where we talk about crazy old obscure cars that we saw on the way to work, in the neighborhood, or at the junkyard.

I'll start:

2 blocks from my house, someone owns a red Yugo with a flapping American flag hanging on its rear!

On my way to work, I saw both a DeLorean and an AMC Spirit 4WD station wagon with wood paneling.

How bout you?


  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,995
    on the Classic Cars board.

    Saw a Ferrari 360 Modena the other night. For more details, see "Ferrari sighting" under the "Ferrari the Ultimate Classic" topic
    (Classic cars board)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • This isn't anything exotic, but it was somewhat surprising -
    I saw a newer Saturn SC coupe with the full "rice" treatment - giant rear wing, coffee can muffler, clear tail-lights, lowered suspension, etc... It's the first time I've seen a Saturn like that.
  • I've never seen a Saturn SC like that.

    andys, I never noticed that message board. :(
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    A what I thought was a 90s Chev. Corsica
    Looked closer and it was a Pontiac Tempest.
    Rear end the same as chev. but it had a
    pontiac-esc double egg crate nose. It had
    Canadian plates on it..........geo
  • Has anyone ever seen a Pontiac Firefly?
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 23,054
    ...but there was a bad horror movie called "Valentine" that came out in 2001, that had a Firefly in it. I had to do a double-take at first, because it just looked like an old Chevy Sprint. The grille was a bit different though.

    I wouldn't recommend renting the movie just to see the car though, unless you're into bad horror movies!
  • Yes I saw a Pontiac Firefly at least once when I was up in Toronto, Ontario last week. The Firefly is the Canadian market version of the late Geo/Chevy Metro. Also saw a couple of new Lamborghini Murcielagos as well.

    Here in my neck of the woods, Ferrari Modena 360's are pretty common sight as well as new Mini Coopers, etc.

    By the way, during the last 6 months I have seen 3 times a white Mercedes A140 and even a new Smart driven around a Mercedes Benz dealer.

    Thi sis the happening place if you want to see fancy cars and beaters sharing road space.
  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    "I seen a peanut stand,
    Heard a rubber band,
    Seen a needle that winked its eye!

    But I'd be done seen
    About e-ev'rythin'
    When I see a Fi-i-re fly..."

    Sorry. Dumbo, you know. Great picture.

    Not this AM, but last Friday, I happened on a 4-door Maverick with a carriage roof, wire rims, whitewalls and a full-on gold package. Oh yeah, it had hood scoops too.

  • Who has seen a Pontiac Tempest?
  • wilcoxwilcox Posts: 583
    Everytime I see a Contour, I see a car that Ford of America really destroyed to save it's 3.0 pushrod pos Taurus. Now they are doing their best to drive people away from Focus.

    Ten years from now, someone will be seeing a nice green '96 V6 Camry, and they'll say, "That's the one wilcox bought back 16 years still runs real good."
  • jrosasmcjrosasmc Posts: 1,711
    I saw a pristine-looking '88 Cadillac Cimarron at a restaurant parking lot in Connecticut yesterday. Like, who in their right mind keeps one of those?
  • I've seen a Pontiac Tempest in Western PA, too. It even had PA plates. It's exactly the same as the old Chevy Corsica, with Pontiac badges.
  • Has anyone ever seen:

    1996 Caterham 21
    1989 BMW Z1
    2000 Pagani Zonda C12S
    2000 TVR Tamora
    1975 Maserati Merak
    1989 Alfa Romeo SZ
    1994 Schuppan 962CR
    2000 Ford FR200
  • None of the above
  • I've seen a Maserati Merak!
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,995

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 18,995
    I saw a Bora from the same era on I-684 in New York (great road to go fast on.)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • lokkilokki Posts: 1,200
    I wish I'd posted this before that list of interesting cars, but I DID see a Nash Metropolitan convertible today.

    Maserati Bora.... Nash Metropolitan... never mind
  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,294
    ...not far from my neighborhood. It's outside a repair shop and is primered. Looks like an aborted restoration project.
  • There's an orange Rambler sedan about 2 blocks from my house, but I don't know if that counts as obscure.
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