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.
It’s the end of the third month of 2019 and that means it’s hodgepodge time. Pull out your cast iron cauldron and ladle, because we’re throwing you a mix-mash of different cars. Enjoy.
Oh hey, I didn’t notice you there. I’ve been once again busy finishing up a film project. Remember that one I thought I was finished with? Turns out we had to do some pick ups and re-shoots so NOW I am officially finished.
And with that, I bring you an early 1970’s SE coupe by Mercedes-Benz. I wish I had my nicer camera with me when I spotted this beauty. The two tone color looks fantastic in person, and the car is an overall clean example of early 1970’s Benz styling.
And check out some of old school Mercedes-Benz’s we’ve spotted:
Hey there, look what we have spotted recently – the gloriously boxy and small SUV from Dodge in the late 1980’s – dubbed the “Raider”. Now this car is basically a re-badged Mitsubishi Pajero and that’s OK with us, in matter of fact it probably makes this Dodge SUV more competent. This boxy two-door SUV checks all the boxes for LACS. Enjoy
And check out some other small boxy SUVs we’ve spotted:
Spotted this 1960 Chevy C20 pickup after the rain subsided. I have a particular distaste to the styling of the 1960-1961 Chevy C/K trucks. Mostly, it’s the turn signals and embellishment around them that kills it for me. The rest of the truck is fine, but I can’t support those nostrils on the front end. This is just an opinion and and here at LACS, we accept all cars as equal… no matter how ugly they are. Enjoy.
And check out some other Chevy pickups we have spotted:
Spotted another classic American machine meandering the streets of LA. As with many of the old cars we spot, this one looks like it’s seen it’s fair share of activity. The Duster shared the Valiant platform (and thus the Dodge Dart) and also rocked the same front end sheet metal as the Plymouth Valiant, but featured a different design from the cowl back.
The Duster, as with a lot of the American made cars in this time period, had yearly tweaks to it’s design and function. More information about these can be found on the Wikipedia site.
Also, check out some other Plymouth vehicles we’ve spotted:
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:
Here we have what appears to be an early 1960’s Volvo P122s Sedan or the “Volvo Amazon” as other countries outside the United States received it. I can’t pinpoint the exact model year or trim level since I was across a busy street when I took this. This Volvo is not the cleanest example around, but hey – it’s older than most people I know and looks better than they do at 50+ years 😉 In all seriousness, I’m glad that somebody is driving this Volvo around. As we know, cars are meant to be a driven and I can applaud people that keeps a car running for so long.
On a side note, I think it is only a matter of time before electric drive-trains become commonplace as engine swaps for classic vehicles. Sacrilege or fantastic? You decide.
And check out some other Volvo’s we have spotted:
Here we have spotted a 1972 Jeep J2000, previously known as the Jeep Gladiator up until 1971. There is a V8 badge on the side of the truck, so my guess is that is has the 5.0L AMC V8 under the hood. I especially like the Orange paint job with the white rims.
And check out some other Jeep’s we have spotted:
What do we have here? A 1985 Ford Bronco II.
Back to normal car spotting you say? You bet – finishing out the year strong.
This Bronco II is sporting a “custom” grille and what looks to be Ford Explorer rims, although I can’t be certain.
I’ll have a video out of this car before the end of the year. It will be a trial run of what I want to do for 2019. Enjoy.
Hello everyone and apologies for the hiatus. Spotted this flat black 1972 Chevy Monte Carlo just yesterday around Hollywood. I think the Monte Carlo is an underrated American classic that has great styling and poise. This one benefits from upgraded rims and tires, sporting appropriate white sidewall lettering. Enjoy
And check out some previous Chevy’s from this era: