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Ferrari California – East 76th Street, NYC

May 28th, 2010 by Ian

The name California might sound familiar but the new drop top is anything but typical for the Italian fabricator of automotive lust. With California, the list of Ferrari-firsts is long – among them, the first front-mounted V8, first 7G dual clutch gearbox, first use of a retractable hardtop, and first multi-link rear suspension. I think there is however a couple of familiar family traits we can all agree have carried over nicely into the all-new model. It’s damn sexy looks and ability to make people want one.

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Land Rover Discovery – Madison Ave, NYC

December 25th, 2009 by Ian

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Happy Holidays from ManOnTheMove…

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Karmann Ghia convertible – East 84th Street, NYC

August 14th, 2009 by Ian

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Automakers use a vast number of alpha and or numeric vehicle designations in branding their products. And considering the roughly 220 nameplates currently crowding dealer lots, overcomplicated and hard-to-recall nameplates likely obscure product significance in the minds of consumers.  Some model names, for instance, relate to engine displacement (Mercedes C63 AMG) or power (Lambo LP560-4) while others continue a long standing tradition (Ford Mustang). And let’s not forget the always popular references to completely random geographic locations (Nissan Murano) or lost civilizations (Pontiac Aztek).

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Mystery Ride Revealed – Upper East Side, NYC

August 5th, 2009 by Ian

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RE: what’s under the car cover. For those of you who said early 1960s Lincoln Continental hard top sedan, pat yourselves on the back. You didn’t actually think we would pull the cover off of a complete stranger’s vintage automobile did you? That’s how people get killed in this city.

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Mystery Ride – Upper East Side, NYC

August 5th, 2009 by Ian

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ManOnTheMove tirelessly scours the city to bring you great pictures of interesting rides owned and operated by fellow New Yorkers. Now it is time to put your car-spotting skills to the test. We snapped this unidentified boat (uhm vehicle) on the Upper East Side and all we can tell you is that it is large, vintage and most likely hails from these United States. Think you have the chops to name the make and model?

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2003 Cadillac CTS – East 61st Street, NYC

July 29th, 2009 by Josh

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Those who recall the unfortunate Caddy that Zigs likely jumped for joy when the silk veil came off CTS in 2002. Slow selling and utterly forgettable styling made way for sharp creases and a new found level of American sex appeal in the luxury automotive space. All hail CTS and the Art & Science design language it ushered in for the then transitioning brand that was founded in 1902 as the Cadillac Automobile Company. 

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Rolls Royce Phantom Hybrid? – East 65th Street, NYC

July 14th, 2009 by Ian

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We couldn’t help but notice the Hybrid badges on this $380,000+ Phantom EWB rolling around the Upper East Side. The driver told us the one-of-a-kind Hybrid Phantom is a prototype that was generously loaned to his VIP client, by Rolls Royce, for everyday use. While this field testing technique is not unheard of, and there is talk of an EV, we are suspect of the big green badge, which is identical to the one General Motors places on all their plebeian hybrids. You would think a unique badge would be fitting for such a lavish engineering effort. 

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Mini Cooper S Clubman – 71st & Lexington, NYC

May 27th, 2009 by Ian

mini-clubmanClubman is Mini’s mash up of go kart-like performance, cheeky British charm and everyday utility. Seen here at dusk, this turbocharged, “Pepper White” example looks prime for NYC’s famous pothole slalom.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet – Lexington Ave Uptown, NYC

May 18th, 2009 by Ian

porsche-911-turboYou wouldn’t know it from the temperature, but it’s nearly Summer. This 997-series 911 Turbo Cab was spotted on the Upper East Side, waiting patiently for the season to catch up to the date. Then it can live up to the near 200 MPH top speed and food chain positioning as one of the world’s fastest drop tops available today.

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