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Chevy Impala Coupe – Columbus Ave, NYC

December 25th, 2012 by Aaron

Happy Holidays from Man on the Move

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Fiat 600 – 1st Avenue, NYC

December 20th, 2012 by Aaron

The flawless 600 seen here, pronounced say-chento, is the handsome city car Fiat sold a million of (literally) in the short six years following its launch in 1955. Unlike its better known little brother that launched 2 years later in ’57, the 600 was water cooled and represented the first Fiat to feature a rear engine layout. All in, Fiat pumped out more than 2.5 million of these handsome little guys [measured just over 10 feet in length] from its Turin plant through the vehicle’s lifecycle [’55- ’69]. Love the 2-tone red and cream upholstery and rear bench seating configuration.

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BMW 850i – Central Park West, NYC

October 17th, 2012 by Aaron

Spotted this glorious homage to 90s excess sitting pretty on CPW. The pillarless body style worked then just like it works now on beauties we know and love like the Mercedes CL. Thanks to the unfortunate alignment of the vehicle’s launch against a global recession, BMW didn’t sell many of these handsome coupes in the 10 years it sat in dealerships (8 in the U.S.). In fact, Toyota sold more Camry sedans in the month of September than BMW sold 8-Series.

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Studebaker Golden Hawk – Greenwich Ave, NYC

September 20th, 2012 by Aaron

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Studebaker Avanti – Los Angeles Museum of Art [LACMA], LA

September 13th, 2012 by Aaron

The curators at LACMA found this Avanti to be an appropriate piece of period correct eye candy to compliment their exhibit “California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way,” the first major study of modern California design. As reported on by our pal Phil Patton at the NY Times, “the curators included the car because it echoed a spirit in design and lifestyle also seen in the furniture, lighting, product and fashion items in the show”

We have spotted Avantis before but never one parked on shag carpet. Awesome!


Pontiac Firebird Convertible – 7th Avenue, NYC

August 29th, 2012 by Aaron

Spotted this luscious, ultra clean gen 1 (’67 – ’69) Firebird drop top sitting pretty on 7th Avenue South. Assuming the hood ornamentation and functional scoops are of the real deal variety, this baby is sporting the 6.6L monster mill from the GTO with 325 HP and the optional Ram Air induction system (functional hood scoops, higher flow heads with stronger valve springs, and a different camshaft). Obviously this owner enjoys the best in life when it comes to classic vehicles as this is one of the more collectable Firebirds you can get.

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Sunbeam Alpine – Beachwood Canyon, CA

August 22nd, 2012 by Aaron

Spotted in Beachwood Canyon, this Series III [’63 – ’64] Sunbeam Alpine sports a removable hard top. The solid roofline dramatically effects the overall look of this cheeky little roadster. It’s kind of dashing actually. Does the design look familiar? It should…the guy who penned it was stolen away from Ford around the same time Thunderbird hit the market. Throw a port hole in there and it would be hard to tell the two classics apart.

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Ford Falcon Van – Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn

August 3rd, 2012 by Aaron

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Lancia Scorpion – Palm Springs, Florida

July 11th, 2012 by Aaron

Nothing brings us more joy than running into obscure mid engined Italian sports cars from the 70s like this Lancia Scorpion (known in Europe as a Montecarlo). Sure, it’s not nearly as valuable, posh or pretty as a Ferrari Daytona from the day but it sure is rare. Only 1,801 of these US market Scorpions were manufactured in the 2 years they were sold state side (’76 – ’77).

The spotting is utterly timely as the Scorpion was constructed by legendary design house Pininfarina the exact year that Sergio took the reins as president (1966).

RIP Sergio…


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Ferrari FF – Astoria, Queens

June 15th, 2012 by Aaron

To protect the identity of fellow car enthusiasts, we blur out license plates as standard practice here at Man on the Move. But when “DTM” and “manufacturer” are displayed prominently on the tags, it means some lucky journalist or magazine editor is experiencing a major perk associated with their job…namely, playing with a $400K Ferrari for the weekend.

This is our third FF spotting to date and boy does the design grow on you over time. It’s everything the Panamera tried for and more.