Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

Tram13

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Thanks guys! I knew it looked vaguely familiar, but then, the fact it's a Japanese van seemed so un-French to me, and the van itself looked like something that was sold outside Europe only.
 

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Saw this in valet parking recently. A Hellcat Challenger got bumped for the spot. The 911 behind seemed, well, bland in comparison.
 

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Here’s something that would be unremarkable if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s still around in 2020:

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And then something that was unheard of even back when they were new, at least here where the Saab 9000 comfortably outsold the other three in the Tipo 4 project.

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Yup, it seems to be a Lancia Thema SW. They do exist, but they are rarer than hen's teeth.
 

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Yes, it’s a Thema SW. At least one 9000 wagon has been custom made using Thema SW body parts, btw.
 

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Another really random car sightings pic dump. This time, it's also cars that are rare around here, and that I happen to find interesting in one way or another.

The Nissan X-Terra was never officially sold in Europe:

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While the Chevrolet Trans Sport was sold new in Europe, just not in Croatia. Yep, they sold the Pontiac version badged as a Chevrolet here for some reason. This Dutch-plated one was shot in Zagreb:

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While I'm not a huge fan of the 992, simply because I find it looking too fat-arsed, it's interesting that people are already buying it in Croatia. This was the first one I saw in flesh, picture taken in late December:

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This generation of the Impreza WRX STI was sold new here, but in fairly low numbers. Even less of them survive today:

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The Firebird was sold officially in Europe, as a Pontiac (no, they didn't rebadge it to Chevrolet :D), but never in Croatia, AFAIK. This example had Croatian plates, which you can't see from this picture:

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Now, about the Eclipse, I think some were sold new here in Croatia, but I can't confirm that. Either way, they are really rare, especially unmodified:

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The Suzuki Samurai was sold here new, but never reached the popularity it reached in other parts of Europe, mostly because of Lada Niva, which was until some 10-15 years ago still amongst top choices for inexpensive off-roaders in these parts. This one is in my neighbourhood, and it seems to be in decent condition:

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That's it for this time. I had some more pictures that turned out bad and that I couldn't fix with a bit of Photoshopping.
 

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