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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Mr-914 » August 7th, 2017, 6:52 am

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I didn't like cars like the Sting Ray II when I was a kid, but now I find they are more understated. The form is pretty wild, but surfacing is pretty straight-forward (compared to a new Lexus) and the details are fairly simple.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » August 7th, 2017, 11:19 am

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Agreed. Maybe I'm getting old but the 80's vetted have grown on me a lot lately. The surfacing is pretty sublime on them over the hood.... I could never get past that interior though! ugh. The 70's Stingrays are nice, especially the earlier years where they still had chrome bumpers. These got a little long, but still you are absolutely right. Just a few curves in the right places vs 45 fractals in the wrong places :-)

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Mr-914 » August 7th, 2017, 11:33 am

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I like the interior with the round gauges (pre-1980 though). That's another thing that I miss is spartan interiors.

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I think the mid 1980's vette was one of the cars on my wall as a kid, so I have soft spot. I would definitely take a '85 ZR-1, in spite of the horrible interior.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » August 7th, 2017, 12:28 pm

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For some reason Bill Mitchell era GM cars had that crazy sloping IP. I guess it would make a lott more knee space, but the 60's Sting Ray 1 interiors were so nice in my opinion.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby NURB » August 10th, 2017, 8:36 pm

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So a buddy just sent these to me. Parked on his street in urban Minneapolis tonight. Image

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Some kind of incredible Citroen camper?
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » August 10th, 2017, 9:44 pm

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I think that might be a Vixen Camper?

Does this prove how much of a car nerd I am?

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Postby NURB » August 11th, 2017, 10:23 am

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"The driver's RV." Classic.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby rkuchinsky » August 11th, 2017, 10:30 am

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » August 11th, 2017, 5:37 pm

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That Caddy, so sexy. I always loved the Opel GT.

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Postby rkuchinsky » August 11th, 2017, 7:47 pm

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I'd take the wagoneer over the opal :)

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

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That Aston... crazy.

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » August 12th, 2017, 5:18 pm

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Dude. That was a true unicorn. I wish I got a shot of the interior. I forgot in all he excitement.

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got out there for a 7 hour drive with some friends up through the mountain passes today...
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