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Greenwich Electra Auto and Body Repair – Greenwich Street, NYC

January 15th, 2010 by Ian

I’m walking down the street, minding my own business when this utterly bad ass XKR cruises by in all its customized glory. It immediately reminded me of those machine gun-touting movie cars used to chase down 007 in Die Another Day. While I never was a huge fan of the first gen XK8, modifications like this are working time and a half to change my mind. Notice how the clamp on hard top achieves a completely different design effect than a true fixed roof does. It’s chunkier and I dig it. Mixed in with the slick wheels, tires and ground effects and you have yourself one wicked Jag. We followed it into the service bay of this quaint little West Village garage and found other hidden treasures lurking within.

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1982 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 Balocco – Morton Street, NYC

October 13th, 2009 by Ian

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We found this sporty red Alfa parked on Morton Street in the West Village. This was our first GTV-6 sighting since launching ManOnTheMove and the 1982 model pictured here is a particularly rare one thanks to its Balocco designation. Named after Alfa’s Balocco test track in Italy, the special edition of the Giugiaro-designed coupe, itself based on the handsome Alfetta sedan, was only available in red with a sunroof, black interior, leather wrapped steering wheel and red piping on the seats. What is it with Italians and painting cars red?

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Pontiac Firebird Convertible – Washington Street, NYC

October 7th, 2009 by Ian

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This gen 1 Firebird convertible looks good in plum crazy purple. Damn good actually. The car appears to be original, most evident by the rusted out front fascia, but the form-fitting top seems to have been replaced within the last few years.  Unfortunately we won’t be seeing any reincarnations of this Chevrolet Camaro platform mate, which debuted in 1967 alongside its GM sister vehicle.

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VW Beetle – Desbrosses Street, NYC

October 1st, 2009 by Ian

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Punch buggy red – no punch backs! Ok now that’s out of the way we can proceed. This Type 1 Beetle snapped in the West Village is not nearly as old as it seems. Well the technology is downright geriatric but this baby was actually assembled with “new” parts in VW’s Puebla, Mexico plant in 2001. While the rest of the world had long since hung the Beetle jersey from the rafters, the Mexican market (particularly cab drivers) kept the icon alive until 2003 when the last ever new Beetle (# 21,529,464) rolled of the assembly line.

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Porsche 356 SC – West Village NYC

February 9th, 2009 by Ian

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The 356, of which there were 3 generations (A,B,C), was the car that put Porsche on the map. It was also the precursor to the iconic 911-series that we have all come to know and love over the last half century. Unless the good doctor has applied fake badges to this example, which would be totally lame, it is a 356C (1963-65/66) with the 95HP “SC” engine option. That may not sound like many ponies, but that VW Beetle-derived 4-cylinder was the most powerful pushrod engine Porsche had ever produced. While you won’t win many drag races, this drop top will make sunny Sundays very enjoyable.

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