As they say, sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. In his classic series, John D. MacDonald‘s protagonist Travis McGee drove a Rolls Royce pickup truck in his hometown of Ft. Lauderdale. This morning, our loyal fan Steve Rice spotted this fascinating minotaur of a luxury automobile on I-95 in Ft. Lauderdale. After doing a bit of research on the El-Camino of Rolls Royces seen here, we quickly discovered that it isn’t the sole member of this automotive tribe. Even funnier, they all seem to hail from Ft Lauderdale.Thanks Steve! Grade A spotting.
We have acquired another, more telling angle of the mysterious, homemade, solar powered EV currently humming around Manhattan [emissions free of course]. It definitely appears to be of the vintage British variety, either originating as an MG or Caterham, or both.
Somebody flag this owner down and ask questions next time he’s spotted!!!! We must know more about this amazing piece of custom engineering.
One of our loyal NYC spotters caught this thoroughly interesting, homemade EV navigating the Upper East Side yesterday afternoon. Where do I start on this thing? How about the reference to 1972 on the vanity plate and the Caterham 7-esq fenders and wheels reminiscent of the same era. Could it be…a custom EV built atop a vintage British sports car platform? The canvas exterior skin, complete with solar panels, indicates that a more production-ready body is perhaps in the works and that the vehicle’s maker is indeed undergoing field testing in the pothole-laden Island of Manhattan. Some people have hobbies, other build EV sports cars.
Amazing sighting. Thanks Charles.
SXSW is always good for some high quality car spotting. And only in Austin do you see a Mercury Grand Marquis convertible with TVs behind the headrests. Love those wheels too, reminiscent of a gladiator’s chariot from ancient Rome. Spotted some other beauties as well, including a screaming orange Murcielago.
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It doesn’t get a lot tougher than this 69/70 GMC pick-up. Love the chunky tires and fabulously vintage orange paint. This truck is a real workhorse that has only increased its cool factor as the years and miles and dings have piled on. Much respect.
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Our loyal spotter Kirin nabbed this stunning ’62 Corvette in Delray Beach. The last of the C1 generation, 62′s are coveted among enthusiasts for a host of reasons, among them body colored coves, 2 new engine choices and a bunch of rare options like big brakes and big tank that are literally worth hundreds of thousands of dollars when hitting the auction block today. What a beauty!
This old school S6 Avant was all snowed in on Central Park West following the many storms that recently hit NYC. I’m not sure how long it’s been sitting there but the owner has his work cut out for him. There’s not much that Audi’s iconic Quattro AWD system can do for this skunkworks sleeper station wagon short of melting the snow with burnt rubber. Cool car though, you don’t see these a whole hell of a lot.
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