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TC

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One of the cars from a Fast&Furious movie?



Probably just a replica. :p
 

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This beauty at work yesterday



No, not that one, this one...




So what? Its just an XJ. Yeah, but its THE CLEANEST XJ EVER. Seriously. Not a spot of rust ANYWHERE. I looked at the rockers, in the wheel wells, a little under the body. Its soooo clean. Plus a manual transmission and front vent windows.

There was a teal XJ on the local craigslist at somepoint last year, owned by an old lady that drove it really rarely. She wanted $8k for it - I think this is that one. I tried to get a look at the odo, but there was too much glare.
 

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Aston Martin DB11, I suspect it came fresh from the service at Penske Sportwagen Hamburg (formerly Tamsen, a renowned Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati dealer)



Speaking of Penske, today I cycled and "accidentally" :whistle: went by their showroom...

 

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So a friend of mine spotted THIS.

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get rid of the taillights and exhaust, and i'd drive it!

love the wheels :D
 

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I've gone to a couple of local car shows in the last three weekends. Mostly the usual stuff, but there were two cars that I thought were interesting enough to post on here...

The first is a 1932 (I think) Chrysler coupe. It's an extremely nice build, done by a local guy who's been into street rods for a lot of years. It's not perfect because he DRIVES it every weekend. Power comes from a late '50s 392 c.i. Chrysler Hemi backed by a Torqueflite transmission. This one took home the "Best of Show" trophies at both events.


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The second car is a 1958 King Midget. For those of you who haven't seen one of these, they were conceived as a 'second car' for suburban families long before multi-car families became common. They were built, first as kits; then later as turn-key cars, by the Midget Motor Corporation of Athens, Ohio. They have centrifugal clutches and chain drive. This particular car began life with a 1-cylinder Kohler engine that had 8 horsepower. Somewhere along the line that engine got swapped for a 13 horsepower Tecumseh.

Production of these little puddle-jumpers ran from 1946 - 1970 in three series. In 1969, I was attending Ohio University in Athens and happened to rent a room about a block from the factory. I knew what King Midgets were, but was puzzled by the numbers I was seeing until I figured out how close I was to the factory. I guess the test-drive loop came by my address, so I had my own little King Midget parade! If you'd like more info, here's a link to the Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Midget


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skeleton;n3548713 said:
That hood ornament looks suspiciously like a jet fighter built later than the car..
Pretty sure that the hood ornament is an aftermarket piece. We sold similar ones when I worked in an auto store in the mid-'60s.

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VW LT35D

Probably not something new to our European readers, but an almost never-seen item in North America. The owner says that it was sold new in France, then imported to the state of Washington in the U.S. under the 25-year rule. I had a nice talk with the owner, a long-time VW enthusiast. He told me that, as far as he knows, this is the only one of this particular model in the U.S. According to him, the one real down-side is combination of the gearing and short tires which gives the truck a maximum speed of 62 MPH (100 KPH).

 
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SquareLeft;n3548816 said:
According to him, the one real down-side is combination of the gearing and short tires which gives the truck a maximum speed of 62 MPH (100 KPH).
...which should be a good thing because neither the brakes nor the suspension are made for higher speeds. ;) Such a truck hasn't been designed for higher speeds, instead it has been designed for being nimble-ish in cities and still be able to carry more than a car-based pickup.

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Yesterday I've seen a current (991.2) 911 GT3:


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These aren't particularly common in Southern Utah.
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Who needs a pickup truck, part II, bringing a giant teddy bear back from the fair through your Corolla sunroof:

 
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