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Entries from January 2008

Statistics for January

January 31st, 2008 · No Comments

A new year, and lots of new visitors. Not surprisingly, with so many nice car pictures online. Las month, the top ten wasn’t very exciting, well, this first new list is harboring a little, ugly gold-and-silver surprise! Mercedes 220 SE (W111) fin body (2) Toyota Landcruiser BJ45 HT LD (1) fiat 126 (abarth) (3) BMW […]

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Sunbeam Chamois MkII / Hillman Imp

January 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Now this is a rare find in Rotterdam. In fact, I think I never ever have seen one of these cars before, well, at least not consiously aware of it. The Sunbeam Alpine, being the vintage British, slick and slender sports car with a group of admirers, is a more ‘common’ car to spot, but […]

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Tags: Oldies · Sunbeam · Ugly cars

BMW 645ci (E63) – 2004

January 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Well, normally I don’t stop to take pictures of these cars, but this particular one had such nice alloy shoes he immediately draws your attention. When a BMW 645 is parked, you tend not to notice the nice 4.4 liter V8, and start looking at the details. And since lots of you consider pictures of […]

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Mini Clubman Cooper

January 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Well, not a very rare car, probably, but as with the new Fiat 500, the first one is always nice to look at. So enjoy the pictures of my first, and probably last, Mini Cooper Clubman. In a Hot Chocolate paint scheme, if I am not mistaken. The lads from Top Gear absolutely detest this […]

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Tags: BMW · Mini


January 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Burton Car Company is the coolest and biggest sports car manufacturer in The Netherlands. Or, at least, that is what they proclaim on their website. But, granted, the CitroĆ«n 2cv rebuilds certainly look nice. I think the wheels on this particular black and white ‘funcar’ could have been a bit more, well, muscular, but still. […]

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Tags: Burton · Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars

Four by four parking

January 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments

To all you people who say that driving a big SUV or 4*4 within city limits is nonsense…. I would like to see you do this will a Yaris šŸ˜‰

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Tags: 4*4 · Landrover

Mercury Capri (’91-94)

January 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Feast your eyes out on this tupperware cabrio! You can spot cars on the strangest places, I ran into this rather unknown car in front of a day care centre. I can’t find much about the car on the internet, but it appears that this car was only produced by Ford Australia… It is a […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Ford · Mercury

MG MGB Roadster MkIII

January 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Yet another little MGB. This bright blue baby is from 1974 or beyond. Due to US import regulations, the lovely chrome bumper on this nice little tourer had to be replaced by these fat, butt-ugly, black rubber bumpers. Quoted straight from Wikipedia: The new, steel-reinforced black rubber bumper at the front incorporated the grille area […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · MG