Hello. Spotted a Early 1990’s Toyota HiAce the other day. Not just any HiAce though; this is the Super Custom Limited model, which was spec’d very nicely when released. This one is also a Turbo Diesel which makes it even more cool, and it’s Right Hand Drive on American shores. Truly a gem on the LA streets.
One must remember that the HiAce was originally introduced to the market as a delivery truck/van. And like all things automotive, the consumer wanted more luxury and more velvet. The thirst for “super awesome limited luxury custom EFI Turbo S Type R” model vehicles could not be quenched. But this HiAce gets close. Enjoy
Spotted a Mercedes 230 sedan parked down the street from the last Volvo 122s we spotted in our last post. Our testament of keeping old vehicles road worthy still stands, so this Mercedes-Benz has captured that special place in our hearts. Enjoy.
And check out some other Classic Mercedes vehicles we have spotted:
1971 Mercedes Benz 280s (W108)
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Wagon (W123)
1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D Diesel Sedan
Spotted this 86′ Samurai (known as the Jimny elsewhere) the other day in Culver City, CA. This Suzuki might be tiny in stature, but it has more rugged off-road capability than SUV’s twice it’s size. The short wheelbase helps it crest mountain trails with ease. This old Suzuki might be fun and nimble to traverse off-road paths, but it’s asthmatic 1.3 liter 63hp motor make for a terrifying journey among American motorways where 200hp is the new norm.
By the way – Suzuki is introducing a new Jimny in international markets. Enjoy these pics.
Up for viewing today is the day 2 of 3 post of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Some manufacturers in this batch include pictures from Jaguar, Genesis, Chevy, VW, Ford, Rivian, Nucleus (WTF?), Kia, Toyota, Jeep, and Mazda.
Stay tuned for part 3 of the LA auto show where we will post up the modified vehicles.
We made a visit to the LA Auto Show this year and it was a blast. A lot of electric vehicle and autonomous tech dominated the show. Today is part 1 of 3, where you’ll find vehicles from Porsche, Cadillac, Hyundai, Mercedes, and BMW. Enjoy
Good morning or evening or whatever time it is for you. Here we have a 1995 Isuzu Trooper – basically an SUV that everybody re-branded. Take your pick: Acura, Chevrolet, Isuzu, Holden, Opel, Subaru, Vauxhall. Yea yea, I know… most of them are GM products. But hey, here is the 2nd Generation, US Market Isuzu Trooper. Enjoy
And check out this 1986 Isuzu Trooper II (1st Gen) we spotted a couple months ago.
Hello all. Take a gander at this posh example of luxury and power from the mid 1990’s. Did you know that the Bentley Continental R such as this model is the first Bentley to feature a body not shared with a Rolls-Royce model since the S3 Continental of 1965.
This Bentley houses a 6.75 L turbocharged V8 under the hood, with an estimated 360hp and 500 lb-ft of torque! But this model was more than just a horsepower sled, it was about fine wood grain, fancy leather and opulence. Imagine what kind of power a 6.75L turbocharged V8 could produce with today’s engine technology. Enjoy the pics!
Today we have a 1984 Dodge Ram D150 Prospector. This Dodge Ram sports a fantastic, faded yellow paint job and the original prospector badges on the rear quarters. What exactly was Dodge trying to say by giving the Dodge Ram a “Prospector” trim level? A search for the definition of the word “Prospector” yields the following results:
- An apparent probability of advancement, success, profit, etc.
- The outlook for the future
- Or as in Mining:
- an apparent indication of ore or native metal.
- a place giving such indications.
- a mine working or excavation undertaken in a search for additional ore.
Considering the emblem is accompanied by a pickaxe and shovel, I vote the mining definition holds the best description. You decide…
And don’t forget to check out other Dodge pickups we’ve spotted:
1983 Dodge Ram 50
Early 70’s Dodge D-Series Pickup
Spotted a red Ferrari F430 spider parked outside a very large house in Beverly hills area. It’s not every day you see a Ferarri parked on the street.
I don’t do exotics on this page very often, but I now have a goal to mix up the offerings at LACS. More exotics & more luxury while sticking with the classic and mid-modern vehicles that catch my eye. Enjoy these pics
Spotted this gorgeous BMW Z8 roadster coupe in Malibu the other day. The gentleman had just bought it and was driving it back to Los Angeles. It was in beautiful shape and very low miles. Did you know that less than 6,000 were produced worldwide and only about 2,500 made it to the USA? Awesome to see one in person being driven.
Spotted this Datsun 280z with louvers in Echo Park. I have always been a fan of the styling of the Datsun Z line from the 1970’s. These have really skyrocketed in price in recent years, reaching into the $10,000 to $20,000 plus range for well preserved examples.