This blazing orange (or faded red) Fiat really stands out on a dreary Los Angeles day. The rain had most Angelenos running in terror and driving 15 miles under the speed limit but this brave soul decided to drive their 124 Spider to the office! Although it is in less than perfect shape, we admire keeping an old car in running shape.
And check out some other Italian Hero’s we’ve spotted:
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate
Spotted – Alfa Romeo 4C
It’s that time of the month again… where LACS rounds up the reject photos that didn’t make it to a full-on blog post. Usually, a LA Car Spotting post will arrive to your divine sleepy eyes in the morning, to brighten up your day, but tonight… it shall appear before you to to liven your night! Tonight, I write the hodgepodge and sip a cheap imported beer from Germany, a Henninger Lager to be exact. Prost!
The first end of month hodgepodge of 2018 and it is … well… not much. I didn’t have a chance to get out and go spotting much this month with work consuming all but 1 week this month. Enjoy
Well that’s a wrap to the 2017 car spotting year. It’s been a fun year and we have spotted tons of cool cars and trucks.
This is the hodgepodge of all hodgepodges. Thanks for following along and I’ll see you in 2018 for another fantastic year!
We’re sticking with the theme of Toyota pickups. This one comes to us in a blazing orange glory from 1976. Is it coincidental that all the small pickups of this time such as the Datsun 620 and the Ford Courier, were similar looking and offered this amazing orange paint option? In matter of fact, all the colors they offered on these trucks were pretty rad. Bring back more cool colors!
Found this old Datsun parked on a side street in Glendale. The temperature was an unpleasant 98 degrees that day and I would not want to drive around in something such as this Datsun which presumably has no A/C! None-the-less, this Datsun B210 tug at my heartstrings so I had to take some pics of it. Enjoy.
Some info via Wikipedia:
The Datsun B-210 continued to be the fuel-economy leader in North America and it was one of the least expensive cars available. This was in part due to the light metal; small A13 or A14 engine with OHV technology and a very basic vinyl interior used in its construction. Introduced for 1974 with a 1.3-litre four, this was replaced by a larger and more powerful 1.4-litre version for 1975. This engine remained in use, continuing to be installed in the next generation B210. At the time, their body styles were popular with buyers – mainly the hatchback coupé as the sedans were considered by some to be less appealing.