Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Lmo » November 2nd, 2012, 12:07 pm

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Gotta love those old VWs. Out here in CA the good ones (56-68) are old enough that they've fallen off of the DMV/EPA "smog certification" list ... meaning ... stuff anything you want into one, it doesn't have to be tested every two years !!!
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby jacob fleisher » November 2nd, 2012, 3:04 pm


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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby wallflower » November 3rd, 2012, 11:20 am

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jacob fleisher wrote:One for 356 fans . .


The paint crackle surface is inspiringly lovely - Thanks for sharing!

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Lmo » November 3rd, 2012, 2:18 pm

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... The paint crackle surface is inspiringly lovely -


Rather, inspiringly over-filled with bondo, me thinks. Check out the big divot near the rear window latch.

But who cares?! A nice patina overall, especially the stone damage on the front.

A real driver, not a garage queen!
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Mr-914 » November 5th, 2012, 8:05 am

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It doesn't look like a factory color either. But, you never know.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » November 5th, 2012, 5:46 pm

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby SHIELDS » November 6th, 2012, 4:50 pm

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Primo » November 7th, 2012, 9:34 am

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I have a soft spot for the Caprice, my mom had one and I used to throw my BMX bike in the trunk without having to move any seats or take off a wheel.

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » November 8th, 2012, 12:30 am

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My pop had one as well, hated it. No soft spot... though I definitely remember throwing my BMX bike in the trunk with room to spare.

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Kershaw » November 8th, 2012, 11:03 am

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rkuchinsky wrote:Nice quality pics! Not an iPhone I'm guessing ;)

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Thank you sir - Nope no iPhone, I'm still stuck in the Blackberry era. But no fancy pants camera either, simple little Fujifilm point and shoot I picked up for $15 at a yard sale.

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Kershaw » November 8th, 2012, 11:09 am

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November Cars & Coffee - $15 Fujifilm Camera, Who needs a DSLR?
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Kershaw » November 8th, 2012, 11:10 am

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Kershaw » November 8th, 2012, 11:11 am

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Mr-914 » November 8th, 2012, 12:14 pm

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NURB wrote:The white Countach... man I was obsessed with that car for about 10 years.


Chris - I lusted for a Countach as well, for my entire adolescence - flash forward 20 some years and I'm walking around the corner to check out a local car show - a white Countach was sitting near the back, unmistakable - and you can always tell the Fiero bodied replicar versions, this one was real. As I walked around it and talked with the owner I was utterly shocked at the lack of refinement, lack of fit and finish, lack of sophistication, terrible wire-paths in the engine bay, etc, then to hear it requires a $12K service every 10K miles.....wow. He told me sometimes the doors won't latch properly and don't stay closed and that the front bonnet always opens crooked. Handmade alright.

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