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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby rkuchinsky » June 21st, 2017, 2:29 pm

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You know I'm a fan!!!..... shame about those rims on the 2002 and the fake shadowline trim on the grill. Otherwise, looks perfect! Never seen that kind of bumper add on.

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Postby Mr-914 » June 22nd, 2017, 6:41 am

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Over riders are lame. Beautiful color though.

It makes me a feel a little better that in the background there are only beat chevy vans and dirty F150s. I feel like you live in auto-nirvana from most of your photos!
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » June 23rd, 2017, 9:31 am

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You really zoomed in there Ray, but yes, there are normal cars here too :wink:

Here is a rare one. BMW 2002 hatch back
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This BMW z1 is ultra rare, same guy who had the hatchback 2002. Europe only, he imported this recently.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby rkuchinsky » June 24th, 2017, 6:04 pm

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I've been considering a 928 for a while now....

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » June 24th, 2017, 10:28 pm

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Richard, I love them, especially early examples like the one shown with the recessed tail lamps... all my research says stay away. I've heard the maintenance on that V8 is a bear! ... you could do an engine swap with a LS crate motor from GM though... I've seen it done.

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Postby rkuchinsky » June 26th, 2017, 9:31 am

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yo wrote:Richard, I love them, especially early examples like the one shown with the recessed tail lamps... all my research says stay away. I've heard the maintenance on that V8 is a bear! ... you could do an engine swap with a LS crate motor from GM though... I've seen it done.


Ya, it's unfortunate that nice designed cars aren't always the most practical even if initially affordable. I've looked into some nice Jaguars before too XJS, etc.... maintenance nightmare. Sticking with the vintage BMW/Mercedes for now... most parts are still fly available from Germany within 1 week and relatively reasonable.

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » June 26th, 2017, 10:21 am

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This has been a bit of a parts year for the TT as well. New soft top (rear glass delimitation), new shift boot (rubber cracked), new keys (TPE buttons cracked)... glad parts are still available and are not crazy priced. It is at that age, 17 years old, where stuff just starts to wear out from use and exposure to elements.

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Postby Mr-914 » June 27th, 2017, 7:01 am

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I love that you can drive a Z1 with the doors open/down.

I'm starting to have trouble finding parts for my Focus. 15 years old. I was thinking of how I could get almost anything for my Miata from the dealer with an old car discount. The Ford dealer always gives me the "poor chump" eye roll when I go. They don't seem to have anything anymore:/

928 and XJS are the dream...I've heard the same thing. Bears to keep running. Also, Porsche made so many versions of everything in the '70s and '80s that alot of parts are no longer available. A friend had a 944 S2 that he kept jerry rigging to keep running.
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Some shots from the Greenwood all-comers car show a few weekends ago. Worth seeing for the masses of humanity as well as some fun hot rods. Definitely biases toward hopped up 60's and 70's muscle cars - there was a 69 Camaro with a Corvette Z06 supercharged engine swap - as well as a long row of electric hippie mobiles. I liked the old Subaru truck though.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

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nice variety. Is that an S5 Avant with later year 20" rotor wheels?

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Its an RS6 Avant. I don't think those were available in the US.
You would be a better judge of the wheels than I would, but I will try and get a better photo this week. Its the owner's car, and is always there. He also has a very nice Audi S2 in process blue.
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Dang, RS6? That is sweet!

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