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I have no picture but I met a AMC Pacer today, dark green with white roof. I think it had California plates om it that was TRUPACE.

I wonder how that has ended up here in Norway.😎

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32 minutes ago, Atmobil said:

I wonder how that has ended up here in Norway.😎

Followed his GPS without challenging it?  🙂

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40 minutes ago, Atmobil said:

 

I wonder how that has ended up here in Norway.😎

In a container on a ship, probably.

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1 hour ago, Tom Geiger said:

Followed his GPS without challenging it?  🙂

I like this one 😀

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Reminds of the period British car magazine that road tested a newly-imported Pacer, complete with dodgy RHD conversion.

They were not impressed.

3 hours ago, Rob Hall said:
4 hours ago, Atmobil said:

I wonder how that has ended up here in Norway.😎

In a container on a ship, probably.

It didn't rust out completely on its ocean cruise?

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36 minutes ago, Brian Austin said:

Reminds of the period British car magazine that road tested a newly-imported Pacer, complete with dodgy RHD conversion.

They were not impressed.

It didn't rust out completely on its ocean cruise?

Interesting...googling turned up pics from that article and a RHD car (maybe the same car...custom RHD dash).

http://www.smcars.net/threads/amc-pacer-circa-1975-rhd.24572/

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Yesterday I saw a late (2018 or 19) Corvette, metallic/pearl orange with wide black stripes and lots of black trim. It looked like something Batman would drive in the Halloween Parade. Cool! 

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7 hours ago, Atmobil said:

 

I wonder how that has ended up here in Norway.😎

The true question is "why" it ended up in Norway.  An economy car so underpowered that they had to add a V-8 to move it off the dealer lot.  An "economy" car with a 1975 American V-8.  Then again I understand they eat lutefisk up there.  How bad is the fish that they have to soak it in lye to make it palatable?  🤣  Hey, we may have lost our minds here but not our sense of humor.

Edited by The Junkman

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9 hours ago, The Junkman said:

The true question is "why" it ended up in Norway.  An economy car so underpowered that they had to add a V-8 to move it off the dealer lot.  An "economy" car with a 1975 American V-8.  Then again I understand they eat lutefisk up there.  How bad is the fish that they have to soak it in lye to make it palatable?  🤣  Hey, we may have lost our minds here but not our sense of humor.

somebody in Norway liked Wayne's World!  😁   It's a recent import, still wearing US plates, so someone imported it on purpose!  

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8 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

somebody in Norway liked Wayne's World!  😁   It's a recent import, still wearing US plates, so someone imported it on purpose!  

Personally, I'd have imported Tia Carrere or Lara Flynn Boyle but they probably weren't available for export. ☹️

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On 8/22/2019 at 10:55 PM, Tom Geiger said:

Followed his GPS without challenging it?  🙂

In that case they are probably heading for New Zealand now as the GPS is showing them the shortest route too a McDonalds.

9 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

somebody in Norway liked Wayne's World!  😁   It's a recent import, still wearing US plates, so someone imported it on purpose!  

Quite possibly so, if one imports a car to the country one can legally drive with foregin plates for one month I belive.

18 hours ago, The Junkman said:

The true question is "why" it ended up in Norway.  An economy car so underpowered that they had to add a V-8 to move it off the dealer lot.  An "economy" car with a 1975 American V-8.  Then again I understand they eat lutefisk up there.  How bad is the fish that they have to soak it in lye to make it palatable?  🤣  Hey, we may have lost our minds here but not our sense of humor.

🤣

 

I google TRUPACE and Pacer and found this:
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http://photos.montereyherald.com/2017/08/19/photos-concours-dlemons-in-seaside/#2
https://driving.ca/ford/auto-news/entertainment/behold-the-auto-freak-show-that-is-concours-dlemons
https://www.blick.ch/auto/abgefahren/schrott-ist-hot-concours-dlemons-zitronen-auflauf-id7186542.html

This looks to be the same car😀

 

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In the last week I have seen the following: white C8 Corvette,'66 Chevy pick up,'56 Chevy hardtop and today spotted a pristine'59(?)Edsel more door hardtop.

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On 8/22/2019 at 9:16 PM, Rob Hall said:

Interesting...googling turned up pics from that article and a RHD car (maybe the same car...custom RHD dash).

http://www.smcars.net/threads/amc-pacer-circa-1975-rhd.24572/

 

 

Interesting...it was I who posted that article on the SMCars site.  🙂 I have now posted the complete article in a new thread. in the 1:1 Reference section of this forum

 

I don't recall seeing the silver/grey RHD car before though, so I find that one of interest.

Note that the registrations on the cars shown in the RHD car above, the one reviewed in the article, and  a third one in the ad I posted with it are all different.  So how many were there?

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Vanden Plas Princess R, with 4 litre Rolls Royce engine in a local supermarket car park. Basically a glammed up Austin Cambridge.

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On 8/24/2019 at 12:51 AM, Atmobil said:

In that case they are probably heading for New Zealand now as the GPS is showing them the shortest route too a McDonalds.

Quite possibly so, if one imports a car to the country one can legally drive with foregin plates for one month I belive.

🤣

 

I google TRUPACE and Pacer and found this:
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http://photos.montereyherald.com/2017/08/19/photos-concours-dlemons-in-seaside/#2
https://driving.ca/ford/auto-news/entertainment/behold-the-auto-freak-show-that-is-concours-dlemons
https://www.blick.ch/auto/abgefahren/schrott-ist-hot-concours-dlemons-zitronen-auflauf-id7186542.html

This looks to be the same car😀

 

I once again spotted this car just a couple of hours ago going north (southbound last time) this time on the same road. Quite possible that someone here has imported it.

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I guess the only explanation is someone had alot of extra steel tube laying around.  This thing was running around my neighborhood and it was LOUD - check the open exhausts:

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Saw 2 different 50's Packards at the same intersection today, including a Caribbean!

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Saw a '75-76 Eldorado w/ a rumble seat on South Bass Island, Oh yesterday. 

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My Brandon's in their new Jeep. Gotta start them early.

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Just tooling around SoCal.  Nothing that unusual😜. Second generation GT-40  On the south southbound 5 going through Oceanside.  Love the sound of a Ford V-8

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Not necessarily interesting but odd ,I  saw 22 UPS trucks in like 3 minutes this morning.Must have been close to their distribution center I guess.

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The other day in a parking lot Jag and Corvette.

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Saw this sitting in parking lot and there was another guy taking pics of it too the pic doesn't show how pretty the blue was!

vince

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With time you forget just how big these cars were. This looks like a 98 so it would have the longer wheel base than the 88. 

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