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Old 11-27-2014, 10:28 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Studebaker Champ - a pickup truck.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Local community college still has a early 1980s Dodge Diplomat in their fleet. Figures as they are starved for budgetary allowances unlike the local PD or Fire depts.

Dodge Diplomat one handsome car in retrospect compared to today's appliances.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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VW Thing, c. early 1970s, parked on the streets of U District or Wallingford (Seattle neighborhoods) the other day. In a rather attractive shade of yellow. Immaculate fawn-colored top (convertible). Obviously someone's labor of love: did not seem to be a mark on it (the side we could see).

I vaguely remember these from when I was a small kid in Michigan. My buddy, who was with me, said there are clubs for them. Makes sense, as I attended a Karmann Ghia event a couple summers ago here in Seattle sort-of by accident (found the event by driving by: funny what you'll find on gorgeous summer days out here, the whole reason we tolerate miserable weather the other half to three-fourths the year).
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Saw an original MINI recently with wide wheels/fender flares, looked GREAT!
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Old 11-27-2014, 03:00 PM
 
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I saw a Mazda GLC the other day . The grey was really dull but otherwise it looked okay. I had one , don't remember the year but it was a hatchback with the the more rounded-looking corners. It was my only brand-new car!

Every once in a while I see this gorgeous Super Bee. I'd like to see an AMC Pacer.

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Old 11-27-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Funkotron, MA
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I saw a Dodge Intrepid recently. It's a surprisingly rare car considering they were in production until 2004.
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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Another blast from the past-a Chevy Citaaaaaaaa-tion. (for those you remember the jingle)

And again, in good shape. I guess you have to take care of them to have a survivor, if you treat it like an appliance, it's not going to be around in 30 years.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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Saw a circa 1987 Ford Escort a few months ago. It looked rough.. But, 80's Escorts didn't exactly roll off the lot looking good.

What is surprising about that to me is that for a number of years.. I think it was 14 years.. The Escort was the top selling car in America.. And you never see one anymore.

I figure that speaks to the ruggedness (or lack of).. But, I think there's a number of cars that you don't see anymore from the 80's up to the mid 90's or so due to cash for clunkers. Many of them were shredded.
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Old 11-27-2014, 08:32 PM
 
Location: NY
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Saw a Chevette the other day which really stood out to me. I could not believe someone still had one... and it worked! (It appeared to be in good shape too, a real survivor!)
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Old 11-27-2014, 08:41 PM
 
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When I was a kid, I really really wanted a dark blue Honda Civic hatchback. This was early the 1980-1981 edition. I recently saw one and it brought me back. I'm sure they're not extinct because Hondas can last forever, but I hadn't seen one just like it in years.

In college I had a MAJOR crush on a guy whose family owned one of those Cavalier station wagons. Early 90s. Wow, hadn't thought of that in a long long time.
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