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Summer Car Gazing Grab Bag – Meatpacking District, NYC

June 26th, 2012 by Stu

Summer in the city…nothing better. And of all the neighborhoods for prime car spotting subjects, the Meatpacking district is definitely one of them. On my way to dinner at Dos Caminos last Saturday night, I ran into an amazingly beautiful gen 2 Riviera, a tangerine C3 on steroids, a bright yellow Lotus Elise and a hulking Vantage V12 parked prominently in front of the Soho House. Looks like it’s going to be a great summer.

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Porsche Mashup (Slantnose vs Cayman) – Meatpacking District, NYC

May 7th, 2010 by Stu

I headed down to the utterly trendy Meatpacking District for dinner at the Standard Grill and was immediately distracted by all the choice rides strewn about Washington Street.  First I peeped this tricked out Cayman S, complete with bitchin Sarona body kit, black wheels, tints and frosty Carrara White coloring. The stark white silhouette, in contrast with dark wheels, looked as if it was hovering above the asphalt. The owner gave me nasty looks from the nearby table he was sitting at as I snapped away at his baby. Maybe he thought I was an SEC auditor or something? Next up was this well-kept 911 Turbo Slantnose (aka Flatnose), “Flachbau” in German, parked around the corner. I was floored not least because of how rare these specially bodied 911s are, but because of how exotic it still manages to look more than 20 years later. Just another night in the Meatpacking District right?

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Porsche 356 Speedster – 9th Avenue, NYC

November 3rd, 2009 by Stu

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One of our loyal readers caught this beautiful bathtub posed in front of Pastis in the Meatpacking District. This Speedster is so clean, so perfect in every way, that it seems entirely plausible to think it’s a fugazi. A good looking, high quality fugazi – but a fugazi nonetheless. We could be wrong of course – and a real one of these would fetch quite a bit of coin at the auction block – but it just seems too good to be true.

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2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet – Washington Street, NYC

October 28th, 2009 by Stu

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We spotted this A5 drop top outside The Standard Hotel in Meatpacking and must say it looks every bit as classy as the coupe. The handsome convertible, which hit dealerships just this month, looks appropriately posed outside the ultra modern hotel that the NY Times called “…an architectural tour de force…”. A5 cabrio is an all new model for 2010 and replaces the decidedly less masculine A4 Cabrio in the line-up. Like its coupe sibling, the cabrio is available in front wheel drive with Audi’s venerable 2.0T four cylinder engine, making things more attainable than ever at $42,000 to start.

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Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck – West 13th, NYC

September 18th, 2009 by Ian

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Summer is nearly over and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the splendid weather, on a Friday no less, than to go out and enjoy an ice cream cone. It’s okay to treat yourself once and a while so skip the line a Pink Berry and head to the Meatpacking district (or SOHO) in search of one of these buttery yellow, retrofitted postal vans dishing out high-quality Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream.

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Smart Fortwo – West 14th Street, NYC

September 17th, 2009 by Ian

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They don’t call it smart for nothing.

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Volvo C30 R-Design – Washington Street, NYC

September 4th, 2009 by Ian

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Volvo is not the boxy brand you may recall. In fact, their current fleet is full of pleasing, dare I say it, fashionable shapes. From broad shouldered sedans [S40/80] to curvaceous crossovers [XC60/90] and sultry sun devils [C70], Volvo’s modern day design language is athletic and easily recognizable across the whole range. Those sculpted noses and muscular shoulders from Sweden look particularly spicy on this little C30 we spotted on Washington Street. And despite its multitude of airbags and energy-absorbing impact structures, this funky looking coupe screams fun, not boring sensibility.

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BMW X6 – West 14th Street, NYC

September 1st, 2009 by Ian

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We spotted this BMW X6 on 14th street in the Meatpacking District. The sexy soft-roader with a chopped roofline was BMW’s answer to the rising trend toward combining coupe-like profiles with utter non-sports cars. Before X6 hit the scene, the trend had applied almost exclusively to sedans like Mercedes CLS and Passat CC. Although BMW was not the first automaker to fuse coupes and crossovers – Infiniti did it back in 2003 with the precocious FX35 and FX45.

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Cadillac CTS-V – Gansevoort St @ Little West 12th, NYC

June 16th, 2009 by Stu

 

cadillac-cts-v-gansevoort-stFrom slaughterhouse heaven (1900) to hookers and narcotics (1980s) to upscale nightlife and shopping (now), the area also know as the Gansevoort Market knows how to change faces. Enter Cadillac, who has followed more than a few paradigm shifts since losing consideration as the ultimate status symbol in our country.

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