Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Mr-914 » November 9th, 2012, 7:45 am

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I remember a few lemon-law lawsuits over the Lambo Countach and Diablo. I always find it funny that people love the doors so much, because they were known to fail in both ways: locking closed or unable to latch. The locking closed must have been great pre-cel phone. Imagine yelling out of the too-small-to-escape-through windows to passerbys to call a locksmith.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » November 11th, 2012, 8:24 pm

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spotted on the San Diego Dwell home tour today.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby NURB » November 11th, 2012, 8:58 pm

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Love that its next to the Little Tikes b-ball hoop...
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby sanjy009 » November 11th, 2012, 11:22 pm

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Generatewhatsnext wrote: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,


You'll like this:
http://www.petrolicious.com/articles/when-outrageous-was-possible

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Generatewhatsnext wrote: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,


You'll like this:
http://www.petrolicious.com/articles/when-outrageous-was-possible


Thanks for that sanjyoog. Ironically, as much as I was sure I'd never want to own one of those after talking with that owner - I was just as giddy and excited yesterday when a black one with chromed wheels passed by me in the opposite direction on Rt 136 in Abingdon, MD - I pointed it out for my son, but I don't think he was anywhere near as excited as was I - not sure but it looked like a Quattrovalvole 5000 so it would be a late 80's. I've never seen it around here but I hope I get to see it again!

Does anybody remember the 60minutes interview with Lamborghini folks at the Sant'Agata factory? I videotaped it and watched that segment over and over and over as a teenager! Their Marketing Director had his audience well defined: "You cannot take a da baggages...you must have another car like a rolls royce with a chauffeur to arrive a day later, you cannot have a da kids, only a...beautiful woman." Here's a link - I'm glad CBS has it archived ; http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7357739n

I'll stop the Countach posts now. ;)
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Kershaw » November 13th, 2012, 8:35 am

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


...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....


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Postby SHIELDS » November 20th, 2012, 3:58 pm

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » November 20th, 2012, 7:27 pm

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That is a hilariously odd mix. Wow, Smart Car... just wow.

always had a soft spot for the Gen1 Supra. Has a kind of BladeRunner-esque thing going on.

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Mr-914 » November 21st, 2012, 7:57 am

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I love how those stickers that are based on the early '60's vette are always placed the wrong direction on cars. It's as though no one knows where it came from.

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Postby Travisimo » November 22nd, 2012, 11:56 am

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Cars spotted on a trip to Beirut... cool old French stuff + a couple of others. They're not pristine, but interesting

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby engio » November 22nd, 2012, 1:39 pm


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From recent Japan visit

Don't think I've ever seen a real Nissan Cube in Europe
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So many different cube-like cars, not many that stick out though.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby engio » November 22nd, 2012, 1:42 pm


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some try hard to stick out
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A weird.. Subaru?
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby engio » November 22nd, 2012, 1:45 pm


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Must be fun parking this one everyday
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Normally I don't care for bikes, but saw some cool ones
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

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And since this thread is called "vehicles".. Shinkansen
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Mr-914 » November 22nd, 2012, 2:14 pm

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Love the Pug 504. That trunk is so funky.
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