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sighting of the day. Cougar.

The most desirable Mercury Cougars are the 1967 and 1968 versions (1st design); after which the Cougar progressively became bigger, bulkier, and overall worse.  That being said, sometimes in the right light in Brooklyn, when one sees a ‘lost’ Cougar like this 1973 (i’m estimating)….it looks absurdly large and early 70s in a cool way.  Vinyl roof, chrome wheels, and look at the size of that trunk lined complete with flying buttresses!  Pimptastic….and funky.

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is this the Porsche Pajun?

expected price of around $55k?  Where do i sign?

In all likelihood, considering the source (Auto Express)—these are likely modified photos using a Panamera as a base, but after the debacle of the A110-50, who knows anymore!

I love the Panamera and judging by the way this looks, I love this even more….WOW.  Porsche is going to go big time if they launch this in the Audi S4 price range….although I would expect, as with all Porsches, the price will climb higher quickly with a few options.

src:  autoExpress

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foto of the day. 8 Gordini.

These are really starting to appeal to me!  Renault 8 Gordini

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foto of the day. 50s.

“Four Audi 50 racing cars fighting for the lead at a Touring-Car-Race at Hockenheimring in the early 80´s” – eLKayPics

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Elan +2S

The Lotus Elan—-a car i love, but largely ignore.  I have to say….this 2+2 is beautiful with a much nicer roofline than the original Elan, IMO—-and very nicely appointed interior.  It’s on sale…..for only $40k!  Come on and buy it….you only live once.

This car is completely restored and is a 1971.  Follow the link at the bottom for more info:

the car is on sale at Hyman Ltd.

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foto of the day. 5 Maxi Turbo.

Renault 5 Maxi Turbo.  beast.

src: vancello.hu

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…and how do i raise $27k?

If you’ve read this blog, you’ll know that i have 2 ‘favourite’ forms of Porsche 911——the 997 GT3 and the 911R.

To me the 911R is THE definitive 911—-more than a Carrera RS, more than any of the others….

And here is a 911R replica hot rod for sale in California, for a very respectable $27k.  $27k? for a fully spec’d, restored 911R kitted 1968?  Epic cool.  I have to say that i’m not really a huge fan of the ‘matte’ paint scheme on it, although i do LOVE the actual grey-blue colour they have used.

Otherwise, this is probably the perfect used 911 for me….wow.  Now if i can just make this blog as big as it is in my head to raise me the $27k to purchase it.

Original sale ad on Pelican Parts (via BringATrailer)

 

 

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ad of the day. Jarama

This is from a 1974 sales brochure for the Lamborghini Jarama S

To me, there’s nothing cooler than the ‘unsung’ supercars—-the ones that DON’T capture the attention of everyone—-and that’s exactly what the Jarama is—-an unknown Lambo.

source: Rudolph J

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VW Up!

I am a huge fan of small euro hatchbacks.  They are fun to drive, practical, and get the job done!  Since the original Beetle and Golf, VW have struggled to come up with a cheap, useable, attractive car that can be used by the masses.  I have to say that my experiences with the euro VW Polo were impressive, and i think the Polo is a great car—–but still not ‘common’ enough to make a global impact.  I am gonna hope that the new Up! gets the job done.  Why?  It is a 3-cylinder rear-engined 4-seat hatchback.  Back to the glory days of VW, innit?  It doesn’t look ‘charming’ like the original Beetle, but times have changed—-i stand corrected—-it is not rear-engined any more!  However this Up! does come with a nice, clean, minimalist design.   It remains to be seen if this car makes it over here.  At a starting price of 8500 Euros, the Up! will surely make an impact IMO.

This is how you make a cool subcompact, Fiat—-not an overpriced, overstyled piece of crap!  I just wish VW would have stuck to the rear-engined format.

source: Autocar

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brochure of the day. Bonneville.

the original brochure for the Triumph Bonneville from 1959.  Badass.

link with waaaay too much information for a motorcycle novice such as myself! ha!

http://1959triumphbonneville.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-quest-to-prove-or-disprove-existence.html

 

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foto of the day. GT.

a 1965 Gilbern GT 1800, to be precise! I love these Gilberns, recently discovered the GT after reading about the Invader.

(photo by: Patrick Jammes)

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foto of the day. GTV & TT.

My friend and photographer Sal Coppola from Brooklyn took this photo at a family get together, where a relative of his brought his beautiful Alfa GTV.  The blue TT is Sal’s car.

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Porsche 908 at Targa Florio.

There’s something about those gulf colours and orange arrows that gets me going big time…

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foto of the day. 695 GS

Porsche Abarth 695 GS, to be exact.

from: Rene Staud Photography

 

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foto of the day. 914 & 911.

I wonder how their menage a trois went….

Porsche 914 and Porsche 911E

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Noble M600 (now w/ video)

I absolutely love the shape of this car—i’m not exactly why this supercar speaks to me design-wise that few others do—maybe it is the ‘long’ tail feature or maybe it’s just the functional integrity of it being another insane Noble.  But it is stunning….

I see bits of Lotus Elise, Audi R8, vague Lamborghini and Ferrari.  But the end product is something fantastic.

Noble M600.

you can pick if the car should be 450, 550, 650hp—in the same car! nice.

Here’s the TOP GEAR review!

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a belgian RS2.

The hottest wagon ever….in my favourite colour for an RS2.  These pictures are from Simoni’s thread on the S2 Forum.

these are just so facking cool.

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foto of the day. Fulvia.

a nice blue series-1 Lancia Fulvia


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foto of the day. RSR

LOOK AT THOSE REAR WHEELS!!!

Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR (photo by Jorge Dickmann)

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video of the day. Montreal.

One of my favourite Alfas—-and in a beautiful owner.  Nicely narrated introduction to the Alfa Romeo Montreal

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foto of the day. gt3.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS in my favourite colour for Porsches (aside from black)—-mexico blue!


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Steve McQueen’s Porshe 911s heads to auction.

Cooler than f*ck.  Wonder how much this is going to fetch on auction.  Yes, this is the 911S from the opening scene of Le Mans and yes this is the 911s that Steve McQueen bought after filming the movie for his own collection.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/king-of-cool-steve-mcqueens-le-mans-porsche-911s-headed-to-auction.html

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