Editors note: I mistakenly referred to this as a ’63 when it fact it’s a ’70. Thanks to the community for calling it out. My bad!
The Mini Moke, a charming little runabout based on the original Mini and designed for BMC by none other than Sir Alex Issigonis himself. Seen here, an interesting Moke application as a promotional vehicle for a Hot Yoga Studio. The moke has design origins as a light duty military vehicle. That mission didn’t come to fruition thanks to the absurdly low ground clearance and tiny wheels so it became better known instead as a beach buggy. Perfect inspiration for this oceanside Yoga practitioner.
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Die hard Volvo fans have a catchy name for sought after, cult classic favorites like this 242 GT coupe spotted in Santa Monica. Turbo bricks is the name they go by. How great is that? An aerodynamicist would likely find fault with the inherent contradiction a pet name like this one suggests. Boxes, after all, are not very good at cutting the wind. No matter though. This baby is all charm.
Let’s mark the beginning of Summer car spotting season in the South Fork of Long Island with this gorgeous white on red 280SE Cabrio. Let the games begin!!!!
Despite the long lifecycle, seemingly endless array of special editions and obscene length of time spent in the limelight, every Veyron sighting is indeed a significant one. The car is after all among the fastest, rarest, most opulent and technologically advanced ever to be produced or imagined. The owner of this Beverly Hills-based example is obviously keen on yellow as evidenced by the paint scheme and matching wheel & trim package. As if a 1,001 HP, $1.8M exotic sports car didn’t already do a decent job of standing out…
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Any good car spotter worth his salt will seek out and accept help when it’s needed. This seductive hot rod sighting was one of those occasions. We certainly knew it was mean and matte and choc full of American muscle. But the exact make and model eluded us due to its extensive mods. After a quick consult with the ever knowledgeable fanatics subscribing to the Hotrodders forum, we quickly learned it was a 1946-48 Ford or Mercury. Its not 100% known which of the two Blue oval brands this baby started out as. The fender behind the wheels, for instance, looks a bit long so it may be a Mercury. Brand aside, she’s certainly nasty.
I know what your thinking…how could the owner of this stunning Split Window Fuelie allow the parking garage dudes to drive his beautiful baby. The iconic scene from Ferris Bueler’s Day Off comes to mind. If you look closely, you can even see some scheming going on in their faces…dreaming about what this small block V8 will sound like as it rips down the 405. I guess we will never know.
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This MGB owner proudly bears a window-mounted bumper sticker proclaiming “I Love My MG”. We love it too. It’s ultra clean, has great knock-off wheels and features the optional, rarely-seen removable hardtop. Much like Mini Coopers of the day, the white roof contrasts brilliantly with the vibrantly colored sheet metal. It also adds a fair bit of sophistication to this otherwise ho hum british roadster.