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Pontiac Firebird – 4th Street, NYC

January 1st, 2010 by Ian

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And you thought Lieutenant Bullitt was the only bad ass who could pull off a green muscle car. Well this Firebird is more of an emerald than dark Highland Green but let’s not split hairs. It seems New Yorkers have an affinity for Firebirds painted in bold colors.

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1988 Saab 900 Aero – Bowery, NYC

December 18th, 2009 by Ian

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As if Saab’s classic 900 Aero wasn’t racy enough already. It was after all the first Saab to sport the brand’s 160 hp 16-valve turbo mill. That might not sound like much next to today’s high powered sports cars but it was pretty inspired for the time. The owner, who claims to race this baby, might have gone a little bonkers with the mods – carbon fiber hood, massive rear wing, wrap around body kit and what seems to be some engine tweaks based on the extra breathing vents positioned ahead of the front fender. And considering that only 7,000 Aeros, also known as SPGs (Special Performance Group), were built and imported to North America, it seems almost wasteful to alter it so drastically. But who are we to judge – that’s why they call it personalization.

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1968 Airstream Tradewind – Bowery Street, NYC

December 2nd, 2009 by Ian

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Anonymous Gallery will use this ‘68 Airstream as a rolling exhibit, or pop up gallery, at Art Basel 2009 in Miami this week. The annual event, which starts tomorrow, exhibits contemporary artists who have influenced popular culture, graphic design, fashion and the urban environment. Exhibition sites are located in the city’s Art Deco District, so this aluminium skinned camper from another era should fit right in amongst all the cool old buildings. Seen here on Bowery, the artists were rushing to gut and redesign the interior in time for the show.

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Chevrolet Apache 10 Stepside – Elizabeth Street, NYC

November 5th, 2009 by Ian

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Yesterday Nick brought you a classic Chevy pickup with West Coast flavor. I respond today with this old workhorse keeping it real on Elizabeth Street in the Lower East Side. She ain’t as pretty as Bill Sack’s denim ’57 3100, but thanks in part to the charmingly crude respray – powder blue with white accents throughout – this baby has certainly aged better than the last Apache we spotted. And we dig the spare integrated into the stepside bed. Viva la vintage truck!

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