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Garage Queens: Aston Martin Rapide & Daytona Coupe Replica – Beverly Hills

July 16th, 2013 by Stu

Garage Queens - Aston Martin Rapide & Daytona Coupe Replica

Garage queens indeed. Not 1 but 2 amazing spots in this posh Beverly Hills garage. First up, a matte black Daytona Coupe replica with menacing side pipes and black wheels. Next, a 4 door Aston Martin Rapide with V12 power to match.

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Garage Queens: Pontiac Firebird Trans Am – The Embarcadero, SF

April 22nd, 2013 by Stu

Garage Queens: Pontiac Firebird - The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Garage Queens: Pontiac Firebird - The Embarcadero, San Francisco

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Garage Queens: Corvette Split Window Coupe – Soho House, LA

March 22nd, 2013 by Aaron

Garage Queens: Chevy Corvette Split Window Coupe - Soho House, LA

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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Garage Queens: Studebaker Avanti R2 – East 44th Street, NYC

March 26th, 2012 by Stu

Bringing sexy back from South Bend Indiana, I spotted this ultra rare Studebaker Avanti laying low in a Murray Hill garage on 44th Street. Studebaker made fewer than 5,000 of these racy Avanti sport coupes between June of ’62 and December of ’63. Why so rare? Mostly because Studebaker was slow to deliver initial orders due to production issues with the Chevy Corvette-like fiberglass body, which resulted in owners defecting to Corvette. This beautifully maintained merlot example sports the Paxton supercharged engine option, known as R2, making it among the rarest of the bunch.

It’s a damn shame these slippery American coupes never got the chance to take off. It would have been interesting to give Corvette a fiber glass-bodied peer to make things more interesting for enthusiasts.

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Garage Queens: Porsche 911 GT3 RS – West 14th Street, NYC

June 30th, 2011 by Aaron

This 2010 911 GT3 RS (RennSport) might be restrained by acres of concrete and metal railings, but it still manages to look blindingly fast while standing still inside of this West 14th street parking garage. The Carerra-based racer is essentially a street legal race car. Seriously, it’s a homologation version of the GT3 RSR racing car used for competition events like Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Hopefully the owner escapes from the concrete jungle once and a while to let this baby stretch out her lightweight flywheel (yes, I’m talking dirty with automotive jargon).

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Garage Queens: Mercedes SLS AMG – Jane Street, NYC

April 5th, 2011 by Aaron

Spotted this AMG road warrior chilling among the everyday luxury cars inside this Jane Street parking garage. We can’t decide if we like the menacing black metallic hue seen here or one of the matte options available for a hefty additional charge. Either way, the car is seriously bad ass. Hopefully the high-fluting owner gets this baby out on the open road once and a while.

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Garage Queens: Lotus Elan+2 – West 26th Street, NYC

December 9th, 2010 by Ian

Lotus founder Colin Chapman really got his jollies off building cars that didn’t weigh a lot. More specifically, he embraced the forward-thinking notion that reduced weight, not added power, was the key to truly inspired performance. Case and point, the brand’s first commercial success, the fiber-glass bodied, bug-eyed Elan you see here. It weighs all of 1,500 pounds, the automotive equivalent to Kate Moss on an empty stomach. This particular example, spotted in a garage on West 26th street, is an Elan +2, a stretched wheelbase coupe variant introduced in ’67 that was designed to accommodate a 2+2 seating configuration. Think of it as the spiritual predecessor to the brand’s new Evora, which is essentially an Elise with 2 rear seats and a longer wheelbase. Lotus only made 5,000 of these Elan+2 models between ’67 and ’75 so we consider ourselves lucky to have stumbled onto to this brilliant blue example.

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Garage Queens: The El Camino of Cadillacs – University Place, NYC

October 5th, 2010 by Ian

We’re not sure how much road time Bowlmor Lanes gets out of this custom made Caddy pick up truck we spotted in a nearby University Place garage, but it’s definitely one hell of an advertisement to all those who pass by. I mean how many crystal red vintage Cadillacs do you see with flat beds as long as Honda Civics in back? Take it from me, there aren’t many.

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Garage Queens: Ferrari F430 Spyder – East 54th St., NYC

September 15th, 2010 by Stu

This isn’t the first time a prancing horse has nestled its way into the primo parking space you see here. A silver 612 Scaglietti usually occupies the spot. Perhaps the owner traded the nose heavy V12 Scaglietti in for this sportier, mid engine V8 Spyder. Or maybe he owns them both and was feeling a little saucy today, what with the nice weather and all. Or maybe it’s a different owner altogether and parking lot management simply makes a habit of putting the good stuff out front. Either way, we say thanks for positioning the car just prominently enough for all of us to drool over on our way to work each morning.

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Garage Queens: BMW Z8 – 57th & 11th Avenue, NYC

July 1st, 2010 by Aaron

Spotted this all-aluminum, hand-built Bavarian beauty meets 400 hp bruiser in a west side garage on 57th street and felt compelled to snap a few. It’s almost as if time has stood still for this classically designed roadster. The 507-inspired lines still ring very very true today. It’s actually hard to believe that this car has been out of production for the better part of 10 years considering how new, relevant and fresh it still appears today. The Z4 is cool and all but when will BMW’s skunk works Motorsport division bring us another roadster worthy of such praise?

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