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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » February 23rd, 2017, 12:01 am

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby AndyMc » February 23rd, 2017, 4:44 am

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I love that it's in such mint condition, its always fun to see something really cool thats been restored well.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby slippyfish » February 23rd, 2017, 12:24 pm

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AndyMc wrote:I love that it's in such mint condition, its always fun to see something really cool thats been restored well.


Just noticed something. Look at the back view of that Toyota, and the Toyota badge on the lower right. It curves around the radius toward the right rear panel. One would think that TOYOTA of all places would dictate "make that badge flat!" Instead the badge matches the radius, just for the last letter. I could imagine this being infuriating for someone in engineering or assembly. Or maybe its easier to align it.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby AndyMc » February 23rd, 2017, 5:20 pm

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slippyfish wrote:Just noticed something. Look at the back view of that Toyota, and the Toyota badge on the lower right. It curves around the radius toward the right rear panel. One would think that TOYOTA of all places would dictate "make that badge flat!" Instead the badge matches the radius, just for the last letter. I could imagine this being infuriating for someone in engineering or assembly. Or maybe its easier to align it.


I saw a very similar one of these this morning, I'll see if it's the same. It looks like the badge aligns with the door gap on the left side as well, which would have made it easy to stick on anyway? It seems strange to bend it like that instead of making the badge smaller.
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Postby Mr-914 » February 24th, 2017, 7:59 am

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It looks like the marketers came in and said, "let's make the logo 30% bigger". Incredible car though.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby AndyMc » February 26th, 2017, 5:21 am

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They're quite similar, but could be different years/models. The 4wd logo is the same but the Toyota badge isn't there.

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Postby yo » February 26th, 2017, 9:28 am

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It was a good week at secret car club!
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Mr-914 » February 27th, 2017, 7:36 am

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1. It reminds me of a dream that I had where I was rebuilding a Honda del Sol. I had the chassis on a rotisserie and had just painted it beige. I woke in a cold sweat.

2. Is the 959 disappointed in real life? I've never seen one, but I figure it must seem small and fragile in person.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » February 27th, 2017, 10:17 am

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It was awesome in person. Still looks so fresh and clean, especially compared to what is going on in car design today!

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Postby NURB » February 27th, 2017, 1:11 pm

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Oh my that 959. That thing was the future, and still looks like it belongs in the future today!
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Dan Lewis » February 27th, 2017, 2:26 pm

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2. Is the 959 disappointed in real life? I've never seen one, but I figure it must seem small and fragile in person


It's a Porsche -- same size and as solid as any other Porsche. Did it arrive on a trailer or does the owner hang a California plate in the rear window?

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » February 27th, 2017, 2:57 pm

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He did drive it. I'm not sure about the plates, I didn't see any evidence of them. This particular owner has a crazy collection. Ferrari GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, and Porsche Carrera GT, 959, and a bunch of others. Pretty bonkers....

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Till today I thought that I was the guy with the ill car related dreams...
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lately found out, that the car often is a standin for a certain time frame in my life.
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Postby yo » March 4th, 2017, 2:10 pm

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Postby Mr-914 » March 6th, 2017, 8:07 am

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Love the fonts on that speedo. Was that a Land Cruiser?
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