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Rolls Royce Phantom Hybrid? – East 65th Street, NYC

July 14th, 2009 by Ian

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We couldn’t help but notice the Hybrid badges on this $380,000+ Phantom EWB rolling around the Upper East Side. The driver told us the one-of-a-kind Hybrid Phantom is a prototype that was generously loaned to his VIP client, by Rolls Royce, for everyday use. While this field testing technique is not unheard of, and there is talk of an EV, we are suspect of the big green badge, which is identical to the one General Motors places on all their plebeian hybrids. You would think a unique badge would be fitting for such a lavish engineering effort. 

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Ford Falcon Van – Carroll Street, NYC

July 13th, 2009 by Ian

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This Ford Falcon Van (1961 – 1967) is a far cry from the Econolines schlepping stuff around today. Sure, both vehicles were/are appealing as work horses for the likes of Bell Telephone and Verizon. But the gen 1 Falcon, with its snub nose, compact dimensions and mesh eyes, is a vehicle we would actually be pumped about for a spirited road trip or beach jaunt.

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half 57 half 77 Chevy Pick Up – Broome Street, NYC

July 11th, 2009 by Ian

chevy-pick-up-1You’re looking at the Centaur of vintage Chevy pickups –  the torso of a ’57 and the waistline of a ’77. The rough and tumble work horse is akin to a Tonka truck, only in life-sized form. This is the kind of stuff we live for at ManOnTheMove – interesting rides and even more interesting owners.

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Mercedes Benz CLS550 – 9th Avenue, NYC

July 9th, 2009 by Ian

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Mercedes brought sexy back in 2004 when they introduced the seductive CLS sedan. The combination of sedan practicality and low profile design allowed Mercedes to take credit for the ‘four door coupe’ moniker.

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Defender 110 – Greene Street, NYC

July 8th, 2009 by Ian

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This may not be the first Defender we have spotted in Manhattan, but it is certainly one of the more pristine.  With its long wheelbase and towering stance, this super clean 110 looks about ready to devour the mid size Mercedes SUV parked behind it.

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Rossion Q1 – Southampton, NY

July 7th, 2009 by Ian

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One of our trusty field snappers caught this ultra-rare, Sarthe Gray Rossion Q1 in Southampton over July 4th weekend. We know what you’re thinking – “what the hell is a Rossion Q1?”.

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Monte Carlo SS – Financial District, NYC

July 6th, 2009 by Ian

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Our pal and fellow blogger Michael Williams knew this cherry Monte Carlo SS was ManOnTheMove material when he spotted it down in the Battery Garage. Although not quite old enough for vintage or historic plates, the 1980s design aesthetic continues to appreciate in cool.

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Hino Model 165 – Stanton Street, NYC

July 2nd, 2009 by Ian

corona-guy-1Stop staring at your computer and take a cue from this good times beer company we all know and love.  If you’re feeling up to it throw your Blackberry in the ocean; if you have an iphone just download the “throwing my phone in the ocean” app. As you know, we normally endorse owning and operating anything with wheels. Yet on this fast approaching holiday weekend, we recommend you let this guy do the driving.  Just make sure you’re a stop on his route.

Enjoy!

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Jaguar Legendary Performance Tour – Monticello, NY

July 1st, 2009 by Stu

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Jaguar was good enough to have us out to Monticello Motor Club to sample their new and improved line of 2010 “R” spec models. Not only does that “R” stand for racing but we figured that the track was an ideal setting to properly experience 510 HP and one of the more impressive suspension systems we have encountered lately. Sure, we drove around the beautiful Monticello back country to get a sense of real world road manners, which were silky smooth and bank vault quiet, but nothing beats punching the gas on a long straight away or holding on for dear life during a physics-defying powerslide.

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