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Mini Cooper S [John Cooper Works] – Spring Street, NYC

August 25th, 2010 by Ian

Spotted this John Cooper Works Mini that is mightier than the rest on Spring Street in Soho. Unlike someone we know, this owner was able to control him or herself from covering the entire body in carbon fiber accents and ridiculously oversized rear wings. The result is a boy racer with a tasteful level of modifications that really emphasizes this hot hatchback’s ability to get up and go. All of the modern day Minis are pretty great thanks to their agile handling, great fuel economy, relative light weight, free scheduled manintenance and famous BMW fit & finish, but I particularly adore these supercharged gen 1 models. They somehow appear cleaner and less bulbous than the twin scroll turbo gen 2 models currently in dealers

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Ford Thunderbird – West Broadway, NYC

April 8th, 2010 by Ian

Anyone looking to scoop a cool Sunday cruiser?  This ’56 T-Bird, which was stopping everyone in their tracks on a beautiful afternoon in Soho, is for sale. The “peacock blue” paint job was so immaculate, it looked like it was still drying. We also dig the continental-style rear bumper they offered in ’56 despite the steering problems it caused because of the extra weight. Here’s how the for sale sign reads…

FOR SALE- 1956 Thunderbird Roadster: Frame off show quality restoration on a rare peacock blue rust free bird.  Great options include: large show detailed 312 motor with factory dress up kit and automatic transmission, fiberglass hard top, continental kit, signal seek radio, Kelsey Hays real wire wheels, all matching numbers.  Car runs and drives perfectly!!  $37,000.  call 917-509-6249

Just mention Man on the Move, and you’ll get a 20% discount…not really

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Nissan Skyline GT-R – Houston Street, NYC

February 25th, 2010 by Stu

Man on the Move reader, NYC local and pro snapper Tom Olesnevich spotted this rare-to-the-U.S. R33 Skyline GT-R on Houston between Ludlow and Orchard. The Skyline GT-R, also known as Godzilla, is among the most iconic sports cars to ever come out of the Land of the Rising Sun. Mainly because it offered up Ferrari levels of performance for a lot less coin. Seeing one on these shores is not exactly an everyday occurrence considering they were never sold here. You’re actually looking at one of a handful of grey market examples that was imported and adapted for use in the U.S. It’s quite the scandal in case you’re interested in reading up on the controversy surrounding their importation.

Thanks Tom!

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1951 Lincoln Sport Sedan – Mercer Street, NYC

December 29th, 2009 by Ian

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Spend more than 30 seconds on the streets of Manhattan and you’re bound to see at least one blacked out Lincoln Town Car jockeyed by a black suit with a lead foot. Coming into contact with these thoroughly bland livery vehicles on a daily basis makes it easy to forget about the heritage behind the Lincoln nameplate. Lincoln was afterall the official limousine for the President dating back to 1939, when the then coveted brand reeked of status, taste and American luxury. We were immediately reminded of this former glory upon spotting this stunning ’51 Sport Sedan casually parked in front of Soho’s Antique Garage.

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Oldsmobile Cutlass – Lafayette Street, NYC

December 23rd, 2009 by Ian

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We spotted this pristine Cutlass on Lafayette Street in SOHO. It’s one of those rare occasions when a vinyl roof actually compliments an automobile – particularly funny in this case because many of the people who drove this car from ’68-’72 continued the styling trend well into the 1990s.

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Rolls Royce Corniche IV – Thompson Street, NYC

December 22nd, 2009 by Ian

Rolls1We spotted this cushy cabrio outside the Thompson Hotel in SOHO. The vanity plates seem a little bold for anyone short of Russell Simmons or Jay-Z. But hey, it’s Manhattan – maybe the music moguls are sipping on drinks inside.

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2010 VW GTI MkVI – Hudson Street, NYC

October 27th, 2009 by Stu

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VW used hot women and and a race-inspired video game application to launch the sixth generation GTI in Manhattan last week. And they claim to be the first manufacturer to rely entirely on the App Store to introduce a new car to the public. Classic Car Club on Hudson street was decked out with LCDs running a customized version of Firemint’s motion-activated Real Racing Game. Party goers could sample the new game while sipping on cocktails and listening to guest DJ ?uestlove from the Roots.

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1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible – West Broadway, NYC

October 20th, 2009 by Ian

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The owner of this cherry red ‘Stang couldn’t have chosen a better parking space considering the high end neighborhood and for sale sign in the windshield. In fact, this perennial pony car is so perfect in every way that it seems entirely plausible the restoration shop unloaded it directly from the flatbed in front of Cipriani’s posh West Broadway location upon completion. We are not sure if there were any takers but the restaurant’s deep pocketed clientele cast more than a few stares at the gussied up American icon as they enjoyed one of the precious few days left for outdoor dining.

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Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood – Prince Street, NYC

June 23rd, 2009 by Ian

 

1949-cadillac-coupe-devilleWe have covered Cadillac’s ever changing brand cachet before, and not to sound like a broken record, but utterly grandiose machines like this Series 75 Fleetwood used to command  serious envy from onlookers and signaled great personal success on the part of the owner.  

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VW Bus (Type 2) – West Village, NYC

May 8th, 2009 by Stu

vw-bus-west-villageThis second generation bus (1968-1979) was found smiling at street goers in the West Village. It’s almost surreal to see something so calming mixed in with the move-it-or-lose-it NYC landscape. The enthusiastic paint job and bumper stickers speak of road trips and cool experiences. More importantly, they tell career-obsessed New Yorkers about what life could be like outside the cubicle. We wish VW would give us another one of these instead of a re-badged Dodge Caravan and Brooke Shields.

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