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1970 Datsun 521 truck (1300)

Spotted a lovely 1970’s Datsun 1300 truck as the sun set on Atwater village in Los Angeles.  The truck sat idly on a small side street as festivities ensued nearby.  has a Fiji water bottle. The paint looks relatively nice and the truck overall appears to be in great condition. Enjoy.

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Memorial Day | Photo Barrage

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!! Dust off the grille and polish up your cooking skills because the sun is out and so are the good times.  Today we have a special treat and a guest photographer to help celebrate Memorial Day with us. Ritchie Hann, a good friend of LACS, has a selection of photos from a recent Cars & Coffee trip that he has donated.

So go out there and have a great Holiday weekend with friends and family. Go to a car show if you have the chance and in the meantime, enjoy a few beautiful classic and modern cars courtesy of RH and LACS. Cheers!  ♦ ♦♦♦ ♦

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1968 Datsun 510 Sedan

Here is a lovely looking Datsun 510 Sedan rocking a dilapidated paint scene, or as some call it, the patina look.  Parked in the shade around Silverlake, this Datsun 510 is a refreshing sight to see in a world of modern cars. Enjoy!

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1976 Fiat 124 Spider

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

 

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End of March – Hodgepodge

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!

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January 2018 Hodgepodge

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

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End of Year Hodgepodge – 2017 Finale

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!

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1976 Toyota Pickup Truck

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!

 

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1974 Datsun B210 Coupe

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.