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HappyAndy
HappyAndy UltraDork
12/9/14 3:04 p.m.

What rare, odd or unusual cars have you spotted out in the wild recently? Museums and large car shows don't count. I mean out on the road, or possibly racetrack, living as actual cars.

Today I saw a Mitsubishi Galant vr4 driving in the pouring rain on I-476 in PA.

jsquared
jsquared Reader
12/9/14 3:34 p.m.

I saw a Ferrari 599 GTO in downtown Monterey a few years ago, that's probably the rarest thing I've seen on the road in a while. Not much rolling around Jacksonville, NC that counts as rare.

oldtin
oldtin UberDork
12/9/14 3:43 p.m.

Lancia Montecarlo/Scorpion in Estero, FL Nov. 10th. A few days before that, saw an Opel GT in traffic in Waukegan, IL. There's a guy down the street with a pretty new Maserati GT and another guy in town with a Lamborghini Espada that cruises around town on nice days.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
12/9/14 3:47 p.m.

Saw a Mazda MP3 a couple weeks ago.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/9/14 3:51 p.m.

Saw a nearly rust free orange late 70 Fiesta in a junkyard near Chicago. I wanted to rescue it so bad.

racerdave600
racerdave600 SuperDork
12/9/14 3:53 p.m.

I passed a Ferrari 458 Italia and a F360 Modena parked next to each other. Both were parked by a 930...and a Miata.

HappyAndy
HappyAndy UltraDork
12/9/14 3:56 p.m.

In reply to jsquared: Keep in mind unicorns don't have to be exotic, just something that was never common sight. For example, over in the thread about building a $5k super SUV, someone mentioned the SAAB 9-4, less than 500 were made, and I've seen exactly 1, and I'm a SAAB fan, so I've looked for them. That's a good example of a Unicorn.

I think that some cars that were once somewhat common, and have now all disappeared do to attrition could count as unicorns too. For example, a lot of the less popular '70s Datsuns.

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe SuperDork
12/9/14 3:56 p.m.

Ferrari's are common out here. Yesterday I saw a Black W8 4 Motion Passat Wagon with a stick in a parking lot.

SilverFleet
SilverFleet UltraDork
12/9/14 4:00 p.m.

FYI: If you are on Facebook, there's a group called V.I.S.I.T. that is pretty much this. It stands for Vehicles I Saw In Traffic, and caters to the weird and unusual stuff.

Otherwise, carry on.

OldGray320i
OldGray320i Reader
12/9/14 4:07 p.m.

Several years ago, on the way home from work, saw a real deal Porsche 904; part of Copperstate 1000. That little 4-banger rumbled like a hot rod V8. So wicked cool.

JFX001
JFX001 UberDork
12/9/14 4:10 p.m.

Rover SD1 on I-75 just north of Cincinnati, while coming back from Thanksgiving.

etifosi
etifosi Dork
12/9/14 4:14 p.m.

I saw a green Subaru SVX with a blue hood today.

PubBurgers
PubBurgers SuperDork
12/9/14 4:25 p.m.

There's an Opel GT here in Middletown, OH that I'm pretty sure the guy daily drives. Saw a VW Bus on the road yesterday.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy SuperDork
12/9/14 4:37 p.m.

Cobra (probably kit) on side of road with hood and boot up, guy out of the car looking lost......

KyAllroad
KyAllroad HalfDork
12/9/14 4:51 p.m.

Saw a pretty Maserati Quatrodoor today going the other way. I like the look but the catastrophic costs of ownership make my Phaeton years look positively miserly.

Knurled
Knurled PowerDork
12/9/14 4:54 p.m.

Saw a Maverick Grabber and an MGB in traffic this morning at 7:30am while going to work.

It's December, and the temps warmed up into the 40s today with light rain.

mr2peak
mr2peak HalfDork
12/9/14 5:02 p.m.

Genuine black e30 M-Tech 2 appearance pack cabriolet, with a stick. 100% stock.

chuckles
chuckles HalfDork
12/9/14 5:26 p.m.

Going to dinner Sunday night in Little Rock, a light-yellow E-Type Coupe idled past as we were crossing the street. It had an antique plate. It looked pristine. It was breathtaking. I said: "That is the iconic automobile of all time." And meant it.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim UltimaDork
12/9/14 5:40 p.m.

Walked past an Aston DB9 when I walked to the supermarket during my lunch break.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi SuperDork
12/9/14 5:48 p.m.

Silver late model NSX tooling along in traffic this morning.

vwcorvette
vwcorvette Dork
12/9/14 6:02 p.m.

Citroen Deux Cheveau in blue and orange within the last week.

ProDarwin
ProDarwin UltraDork
12/9/14 6:05 p.m.

Not proud of this, but one of my neighbors owns a Murano Convertible

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
12/9/14 6:06 p.m.

Green ae101 wagon. Not.rusted out. Wait, that's mime!

Lancer007
Lancer007 Dork
12/9/14 6:06 p.m.

I don't have the pics on my phone anymore but heres a couple from my Instagram account.

Mercedes E63 AMG wagon http://instagram.com/p/qzitkzjIHM/

Lamborghini Gallardo http://instagram.com/p/qchYF0DIOg/

Lamborghini Miura http://instagram.com/p/miqKdXDIFU/

Maybach 62 http://instagram.com/p/myyK6iDIK8/

Lotus Esprit S2 http://instagram.com/p/cVPuqlDIHp/

captdownshift
captdownshift Dork
12/9/14 6:21 p.m.

72 RS America

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