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VW Beetle – NW 19th and Hoyt, Portland

February 5th, 2010 by Stu

The rainfall averages 37.5 inches per year in downtown Portland. That equates to about 155 days with some sort of measurable precipitation on the ground. What does this mean to you? That our man on the street in Portland has a 42% chance of capturing a wet vehicle when he scours the streets each day looking for interesting and unique rides to bring you. We’re not too bothered though because cars somehow always manage to look better in the rain. It’s a phenomenon we can’t quite explain – kind of like how sesame noodles are best served cold and Cops always go bonkers for doughnuts over any other pastry.

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Volvo P1800 – Pearl District, Portland

February 3rd, 2010 by Stu

Our man on the street in Portland spotted this beautiful Volvo P1800 parked in front of a loading dock in the Pearl District. The classic lines and taught profile look good enough to be displayed in one of the many high end galleries strewn about the neighborhood. For those of you too young to remember, Roger Moore drove a white one of these in the popular 1960s TV series The Saint (Val Kilmer drove a C70 in the 1997 movie). We also like the P1800ES that came out in ‘72 because of the all glass rear tailgate – it was one of the major inspirations when stylists penned the current Volvo C30.  I can’t decide which I would rather own, this or a Karmann Ghia.

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Porsche 912 – NW 23rd & Quimby, Portland

January 7th, 2010 by Stu


This pristine 912 is like on-the-go therapy to all the cold, wet pedestrians who pass by it. After all, there’s nothing happier than a Tangerine Porsche on a grey cloudy day. It’s like playing with puppies when you’re sad or swimming through Scrooge McDuck’s vault when you’re broke. Yes, I know the car won’t make the temperature any higher but it certainly cheers the place up.

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