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Saw an eclectic mix of vehicles on Hwy 23 in Michigan south of Ann Arbor--going northbound in about 5 min I saw a white Lexus LF-A, a yellow Lexus LC, and a new Supra in bright red.   On the Ohio Turnpike saw a car hauler with 4 new green Buillitt Mustangs and other new Mustang GTs incl. a red convertible.  Saw a dark green w/ white bumpers and grille '57 Ford F100 style side in good shape on another car hauler. 

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13 minutes ago, The Junkman said:

You sure that isn't a Fiero in drag?

Maybe...I never saw a real one with that weird lumpy front bumper but I might be wrong.  Maybe someone hit it and it got a fat lip 😂

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29 minutes ago, The Junkman said:

You sure that isn't a Fiero in drag?

It does look like a 25th anniversary Countach (white one below)..they had the big bumper in the US.   The yellow one has the door window moldings painted yellow, and the front air dam black, which differ from the photos I've seen..

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A couple just moved in down the street form me and in the driveway was a 66 or 67 fairlane hardtop.

If I see anyone out during our morning walks ,,,I just  may have to stop by for a chat .

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That "suspicious" looking Countach sure looks like a kit car.  That wacky front bumper looks like it was designed to prevent under-riding in a collision (but was executed with a heavy hand!).

https://otobekas.com/detail/1986-Lamborghini-Countach-1986-Lamborghini_283585898727.html

 

I considered the latter Countaches as being cool when I was young, but today I just really love the clean styling of the original version.

 

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The MB roadster was spotted in a shopping center parking lot, slightly rough around the edges.

The night shots are of a local classic-car dealer.

 

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Whoda thunk that an extremely heavy wheel/tire package with the wrong offset would be an issue on a 200k mile Tahoe? Guess the ball joint separated? He dragged that tire all the way to the road on the right after the overpass. He also did an awesome job of keeping it in his lane.

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15 hours ago, CabDriver said:

There’s something suspicious about this Lambo though 🤔

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Something about the front bumper doesn't look right now that you mention it. 

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Am I the only one who thinks the 1st iteration of the Countach was a revelation, then every change they made to it was a subtraction.  Compare and contrast to the one above.

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Still can't hold a candle to the Miura though.

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Would that be us safety bumpers on the yellow one? I'd guess most people buying a lambo would have retro fitted euro bumpers after purchase cos after seeing those ones I sure would

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37 minutes ago, The Junkman said:

Am I the only one who thinks the 1st iteration of the Countach was a revelation, then every change they made to it was a subtraction.  Compare and contrast to the one above.

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Still can't hold a candle to the Miura though.

I still have the magazines, with the very first show car, which was even more pure than the production version, no shoebox air scoops and exhaust vents, knife edge front, door windows similar to what Subaru did with the SVX, futuristic instrument panel.  Each generation tacked on stuff, the US safety bumpers were the worst afterthought around, that yellow car above looks like one shop made the battering ram bumpers, the fuel filler is not factory.  Agree about the Miura.

http://www.countach.ch/History/LP500/

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On 9/16/2019 at 6:43 PM, Earl Marischal said:

I just wondered why. Seems an odd choice to me.

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Yes really odd. We have a Range Rover/Jaguar test area near us, plus there are at least two ladies in the town that have them! Not good looking plus all the extra metalwork to stiffen up the chassis, must be extra heavy and extra inefficient on fuel!

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On 9/13/2019 at 1:22 AM, Rob Hall said:

Saw this poor Mustang in my neighborhood this evening, driver took out a light pole and fled the scene.  

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Living in the UK with our narrow, windy roads American cars often bite our light poles!

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On 9/13/2019 at 3:32 AM, CabDriver said:

A few from around my neighborhood this week

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Hi Jim, has the Jag got a ticket of some sort?

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" that yellow car above looks like one shop made the battering ram bumpers, the fuel filler is not factory. "

IMHO nothing about that yellow car is "factory".  :-)

'tis a kit car.

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4 hours ago, The Junkman said:

Am I the only one who thinks the 1st iteration of the Countach was a revelation, then every change they made to it was a subtraction.  Compare and contrast to the one above.

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Still can't hold a candle to the Miura though.

The only version I really like .

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21 hours ago, PatW said:

Living in the UK with our narrow, windy roads American cars often bite our light poles!

There they bite, here they appear to be magnetically attracted.  So much so that they always seem to burn rubber until the point of contact. 

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Stupid drivers don't know where they are anyway. They would crash no matter where they are.  

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63 Bel Air 4-door, 64 Chevelle SS, both on the 605 Freeway.  Also a 68 Cougar GTE 7.0.  From the inside.  My ride to So Cal Cougar Club meeting.

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Alfa brera, a neat slammed passat on 19" golf gti mk5 rims, a tidy slammed t5 combi on detroit steels and a couple of nice looking volvo rigs

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Just got back from the annual cruisin' the coast show in Mississippi. The event was dominated by trifives, Camaros & Mustangs, but plenty of other cool iron was on attendance.

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