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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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Aston Martin DB9 Volante – Little West 12th, NYC

January 12th, 2010 by Ian

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None of the openers I was able to come up with quite topped that of Jay Shoemaker in his 2006 review in The Truth About Cars – “Walking up to the Aston Martin DB9, I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to drive it or sleep with it.” The talented auto scribe could not have said it better because this near $200,000 drop top is some kind of design sorcerer for what it has accomplished with mere aluminum and sheet metal. Too bad for that scuffed wheel. I think we know a guy who can buff that out.

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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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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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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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