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Entries from February 2008

Fast Fords: Ford Fiesta ST & Ford Focus ST

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Some cars that won’t make it to posters on kids’ bedroom walls, these two hot hatches are together just exciting enough for a post. deJurriaan took some pictures of the Fiesta St on Scheveningen a week ago, and only a day later I spot the Focus ST while on a walk though Dordrecht. So let’s […]

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Porsche 356 Speedster (1954-1957)

February 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Oh boy! This is one of the cars of my really short-shortlist to spot. The Porsche 356 Speedster is a true pleasure to the eye, and my all time favorite vintage Porsche. Just look at it! If there is ever a car which could claim the phrase ‘poetry in motion’, this Speedster would be the […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars · Oldies · Porsche · Volkswagen

Mercury Marquis Colony Park (1973-1978)

February 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Feast your eyes out on this very, very long Mercury from car times long gone. This third generation whale of an American station wagon is in not all that swell a condition, but what it lacks in condition, it certainly makes up in length! This car has no doubt a very nice V8 engine under […]

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Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Roadster

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The pictures of the last Murciélago I spotted weren’t that great, so quickly these nice pictures of a LP640 Roadster at the beach. LP stands for Longitudinale Posteriore, referring to the longitudinally-mounted, 6.5 L V12 engine, capable of producing up to 633 bhp (472 kW) at 8000 rpm. Along with a new six-speed manual transmission, […]

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Tags: Lamborghini · Nice cars

Chevrolet 3100 light-duty panel truck (1958)

February 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments

For something completely different, have a look at this Chevrolet 3100 panel truck. The number plate says it’s a ’58 model, the internet seems to be dating it a bit older, but whatever is the truth, we have ourselves a half century old little beast of a car, and in great condition as well! If […]

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Tags: Chevrolet · Oldies

Ferrari 575M Maranello

February 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Let’s drive to the seaside to have a coffee! Let’s say Scheveningen, it has a nice beach and a good boulevard. Granted, when you live in Germany this can be hard to do for a day. But with this nice 5.7 liter V12 engine Ferrari 575 Maranello, driving a couple of hundred kilometers to the […]

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Tags: Ferrari · Nice cars

Jensen GT (1975-1976) proper shots!

February 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

My previous encounter with this Jensen was a brief one, unfortunately, so I was very happy when I spotted the car again, while parking! Just my luck that it parked on the most shadowy spot the driver could find on this abundantly sunny day, but still. The previous post did receive zero to no attention […]

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Tags: Jensen · Nice cars · Oldies

Mercedes Carlsson CLK 320

February 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

All spotters know, nice Mercedes’ are easy to run into, and I normally try to ignore them a bit. How many pictures of a CLS 63 AMG does one need, anyway? But a nice Carlsson tuned version of a CLK, that has to have a fan base somewhere. I am not a big Mercedes fan, […]

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Tags: Mercedes