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Published 08/03/2008 @ 18:53:08, By antp
I did not really know where I could post that, so I created a topic where we could post photos of unusual cars (e.g. French cars in US, US cars in Europe, etc.)

Here is a pic taken by my father today (or few days ago)

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/9982/p1040056zt1.th.jpg

Lincolns are not very common here, and its plate is especially chosen by the owner as plates with "O" letter are normally not issued.

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Published 08/03/2008 @ 19:30:53, By G-MANN
Last year I posted a thread where I saw some "interesting" vehicles in London, including Chris Eubank's (the famous former-boxer and noted eccentric) Peterbilt truck (something you don't normally see in the UK).

http://forum.imcdb.org/forum_topic-2651-Some_vehicles_I_saw_in_London.html
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interesting/funny/special cars sightings
Published 08/03/2008 @ 20:24:11, By Wampa-One
antp, just out of curiosity, what is that unusual silver structure to the left in the background that resembles a chemical molecular structure model? I suppose this is in Brussels, Belgium as well?
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Published 08/03/2008 @ 20:47:29, By antp
It is indeed in Brussels, it is the Atomium: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomium
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Published 08/03/2008 @ 21:40:35, By CarChasesFanatic
Great to have this thread :Dbut what kind of cars should we list here? i mean, just foreing cars? or also expensive luxury cars rarely found on the streets?

Latest Edition: 08/03/2008 @ 21:43:16
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Published 08/03/2008 @ 21:49:59, By Wampa-One
it is the Atomium

That is interesting, you learn something new everyday.

A few months back I was on my way out of town when I saw something you don't see everyday. It caught my eye outside the St. Louis Bentley and Maserati dealership. I was excited because I had never seen an F40 in person before, so I had to make a little detour for a closer look.

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/9749/dscn5491sb5.th.jpg
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Published 08/03/2008 @ 23:06:20, By chris40
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5713/poland73003sf4.th.jpg
Seen in Kraków, Poland, in 1973 – quite a long way from the Drôme for a 40-year-old car!

I had to edit for the sake of accuracy - I got the department wrong :boggled:

Latest Edition: 09/03/2008 @ 18:37:15
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Published 08/03/2008 @ 23:55:06, By antp
what kind of cars should we list here?

Photos that you judge interesting to share with others, anyway most of the topics on the forums end off-topic :grin:

Latest Edition: 08/03/2008 @ 23:55:22
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Published 09/03/2008 @ 00:17:10, By CarChasesFanatic
Ok ill add some :grin:
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Published 09/03/2008 @ 00:30:11, By CarChasesFanatic
Maserati Quattroporte from a few weeks ago :grin:
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/6082/p1010002kc8.th.jpg

A Chrysler Saratoga, as i said precisely today on the website i like this car, and although it was sold here is not really common
http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/8307/p1010010zb2.th.jpg

And a nice Golf R32 :smile:
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5039/p1010017zb5.th.jpg

I have other photos like from a Cayman or a Boxster which are not precisely common neither but well, you have more chances of seing them on the street i suppose.
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Published 09/03/2008 @ 02:11:37, By Neptune
antp, in that picture you posted with the Navigator in it – what is that silver ball structure in the very background?
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Published 09/03/2008 @ 02:19:41, By CarChasesFanatic
:lol: read Antoine's second comment of this thread :grin:

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Published 09/03/2008 @ 02:25:08, By Neptune
Oops! Sorry, never mind then. Thanks CCF :grin:
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Published 09/03/2008 @ 08:43:14, By 93_Montero
I was really excited a month ago when I saw a mint condition Citroen 2cv parked where I live in Indiana. There are also a couple Peugeots that I see sometimes which might interest antp. It makes me wonder who owns the 2cv because it was in much better condition than the Peugeots. I would tell you which models they were but unfortunately I know very little about them. There is one parked in front a local health food store so next time I'm over there I'll take a closer look. When I saw the 2cv I wanted to look at it longer but it's always awkward to stare at a stranger's car on a busy street. Hey, it's not my fault they have an extremely rare car here in the United States! It was very beautiful (two-toned red and white). I took a picture of it buts it's on my camera phone.

Latest Edition: 09/03/2008 @ 08:46:38
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Published 09/03/2008 @ 13:16:55, By CarChasesFanatic
Hey just Antoine?! :grin: i like european cars in america too huh :grin:
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Published 09/03/2008 @ 16:34:34, By atom
First a pic from just three days ago, a truckload with new C30's
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4057/img4120fl1.th.jpg
I took the image just outside the Pinninfarina factory in Uddevalla where they make those, so perhaps not that rare.

Anyway here is some pics from when me and a friend went to Stockholm back in Octobre.

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/2508/img3916ov5.th.jpg http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/7117/img3924uv3.th.jpg http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/4624/img3938ux8.th.jpg http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/5356/img3939rj2.th.jpg
First a Firebird (looks fast), second a Volvo Valp (not as fast), third a bunch of diplomat cars, and last a Ford Focus way to close to a Ferrari.
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Published 09/03/2008 @ 17:48:52, By antp
On the truck that looks more like C70 than C30
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Published 09/03/2008 @ 18:32:09, By atom
On the truck that looks more like C70 than C30

Ofc it is, I don't know why I wrote C30...
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Published 09/03/2008 @ 19:19:56, By Wampa-One
Here is an Aston Martin Vantage that is sometimes parked near my work (they are far from common in these parts) :
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8894/dscn5972pq6.th.jpg
These were what I considered to be the highlights of the St. Louis Auto Show in January:
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/7536/dscn6120zv0.th.jpg http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9161/dscn6125pl9.th.jpg http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/7641/dscn6138fk9.th.jpg http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2889/dscn6140np6.th.jpg
And here is the most unusual thing I've seen on the roads lately, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile:
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2286/dscn6234oo5.th.jpg

Latest Edition: 12/03/2008 @ 20:06:42
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Published 09/03/2008 @ 22:18:37, By ingo
In 1998 I travelled with a friend, a strong NSU RO 80-freak across the Nothern part of New Zealand.
One day we made a trip to the Nature reserve of the Coromandel Peninsula, I was drivin the 1986 Honda Civic Shuttle of "Rent-a-wreck".
My friend was watching the nature. I've shocked him, when I made suddenly a hard stop and turned moviel-like the car on the side of the road and drove back with high speed on the small country-road. He was upset and was shouting "What the hell are you doing". I still was driving in rallye-style and have only said
"It was a RO 80"
"What???"
"Yes, a RO 80 was coming from the other direction. You have looked to the wrong side"
"Have you taken drugs? Are you really thining, we will see a RO 80 over here, on the other side of the world?"
"Wait. You'll see it".

An indeed, finally we catched the car. It was a RO 80! The local farmer's lady has just watched he sheeps on the ground.

And she belonged to the NZ-NSU-club and the had also been to the International meeting in Neckarsulm in 1990.

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