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Old 12-02-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Saw a Peugeot 505 cruising down the highway a few months ago. Hadn't seen a Peugeot in years and probably won't see one again any time soon.
Someone at our church has a 1972 Peugeot 504 Royale. Still a very striking and handsome car.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Someone at our church has a 1972 Peugeot 504 Royale. Still a very striking and handsome car.
Yeah, it's too bad the 505 was such a horrid car. IMO the 505 was the handsomest of the 80s-era family sedans.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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HA! Every time I see one of those mid-sized, woodgrain-paneled station wagons, I think "Hey, it's Amanda King!"

There's also one of those enormous, woodgrain-paneled station wagons from the late 1970s down the block from me (Town and Country, perhaps) and it reminds me of the "lead sled" that Karen used to drive in the early years of Knots Landing. In one episode she had the entire female cast riding in that thing with her (she made Abby ride in the cargo bay!).

Is this where someone tells me I watch too much television?
I believe Amanda had the midsize LTD wagon first, then the Oldsmobile, and ended with a Grand Wagoneer. What I could never understand was how she was able to outrun Russian spies at every turn with an Iron Duke powered Oldsmobile wagon, since I think it made less than 100hp. Even the V6 offered only slightly more power.

I periodically see a large Ford wagon, a Colony Park that has woodgrain sides in good condition, though I thin it is a later version from the 1990s, although the wagons were similar from their debut to the end.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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I believe Amanda had the midsize LTD wagon first, then the Oldsmobile, and ended with a Grand Wagoneer. What I could never understand was how she was able to outrun Russian spies at every turn with an Iron Duke powered Oldsmobile wagon, since I think it made less than 100hp. Even the V6 offered only slightly more power.

I periodically see a large Ford wagon, a Colony Park that has woodgrain sides in good condition, though I thin it is a later version from the 1990s, although the wagons were similar from their debut to the end.
Remember Farrah Faucet on Charlies Angels driving the Mustang II Cobra.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Interesting question.

Probably the most unusual/rare car I've seen in my area is a 2 door Merkur X4RTi
Merkur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I always see it in the driveway, so don't know if it actually runs, altho it looks to be in good shape.

There's a car wash in my area that has an old Yugo out front as an advertising gimmick. Don't think it runs though.

Some other notables I've seen

Toyota Cressida
Chevy Chevette
Geo Metro
Toyota Celica
Honda CRV
International Scout 2-door

In Conn you can get an "antique" license plate for your car or motorcycle as long as it's at least 25 years old. So, that makes it easier to identify these old cars.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Remember Farrah Faucet on Charlies Angels driving the Mustang II Cobra.
I do remember that car, white and blue. It's been ages since I have seen one on the road, though. I knew someone who inherited the Mustang II Ghia from a great aunt, in almost the same color scheme and Landau roof as the Jaclyn Smith Mustang on the show. Poor Kate Jackson, though, with the orange Pinto. I think that the company station wagon was more powerful than all of the detectives' vehicles.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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An actual running Ford Pinto.
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Recently Ive seen a Ford Escort EXP, a Subaru SVX, and a Yugo.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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I do remember that car, white and blue. It's been ages since I have seen one on the road, though. I knew someone who inherited the Mustang II Ghia from a great aunt, in almost the same color scheme and Landau roof as the Jaclyn Smith Mustang on the show. Poor Kate Jackson, though, with the orange Pinto. I think that the company station wagon was more powerful than all of the detectives' vehicles.
Are you kidding, that Mustang II Cobra 302 was a powerhouse, snort, and fast, lol.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Recently Ive seen a Ford Escort EXP, a Subaru SVX, and a Yugo.
I'm guessing you'll see a lot of stuff out there that would have rusted into the ground years ago around here. Though I do wonder why anyone would go through the hassle of keeping a Yugo in running order no matter what condition it's in.
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