Another month has come and gone and I am sure that countless cars have been spotted in the street! Unfortunately, most of the spotting has not been done by me. Take a peak at some random cars that have been LA car spotted.
February is a new month and I just grabbed a new lens for the “spotting” camera – fun times ahead!
Hello and happy Sunday! Today we have a 1965 Ford Thunderbird spotted on my way to work this past week. We caught a sunny day for the pictures – it has been a bit overcast this winter.
These past few months have involved numerous hours being allocated to my “real job” – and it’s been hectic and time consuming. Now that the project has simmered, the real fun can begin. I’ll be back in action this year with new cars and car spotting. That is unless my money-making-job wants to suck up some more time than it’s rightfully granted. Enjoy
Spotted this vivid off-white Chevy Nova in Silverlake area of Los Angeles on a sun filled walk around the local reservoir. The sedan’s are not the most sought after Nova’s, but the combination of the color and wheels on this one make it especially appealing. It’s a shame this otherwise very clean car has had a “love tap” on the rear bumper. Let’s say it just adds to the character!
And check out some other Nova’s we’ve spotted:
1967 Chevy Nova SS w/ Blower
1973 Chevrolet Nova
1974 Chevrolet Nova Sedan
Sorry for the hiatus everyone! Rest assured, I have still been spotting cars AND bringing out the camera to take pictures. Los Angeles is filled with unique and interesting cars, so many in fact, that I would never get where I’m suppose to go if I stopped and took a picture of everyone!
Here’s an example of mid 80’s boxy SUV styling in the form of an Isuzu Trooper. I love how Isuzu (GM) made a mid-sized SUV with only 2 doors ( technically 3 doors to be politically correct)!! This example is in less than perfect shape – but it’s perfect in our eyes 🙂
Superbly clean 1989 Porsche Carrera 2 spotted in Beverly Hills. I like most generations of the Porsche 911, except maybe the 996 model from 1999-2004 (for looks alone). This one has been retrofitted with projector headlights and aftermarket rims, which both fit the car well. It is hard to describe the paint color, which was stunning in person.
Check out other Porsche’s we’ve spotted
1978 Porsche 911 SC
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera
1968 Porsche 911T
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
Check out this 1963 Ford Falcon Coupe spotted in Silverlake. I am a big fan of the Falcon model, especially the first generation such as this one. Did you know: The Falcon line was one of Ford’s first mass-produced vehicle that was a unibody design instead of a body on frame? Most interesting.
Check out other Falcon’s and Falcon variants we have spotted:
1961 Ford Falcon Coupe
Early 60’s Ford Ranchero
1963 Mercury Meteor Custom
Spotted this lovely 1994 BMW 840Ci with the wonderful pop-up headlamps. The 840Ci was the entry level 8 series in this time period, but it still rocked a V8 and was well equipped in it’s time. I was only able to get shots from the side and rear because it was parked so close to that pickup truck! Enjoy/
And check out some previous BMW posts:
1987 BMW 635 CSi (E24)
1972 BMW Bavaria (E3)
1990 BMW 318i coupe
Here we go, back to the old, somewhat unique, if not mundane cars we’re used to seeing. I am setting a goal this year to photograph a variety of cars that range from classic, vintage vehicles and trucks to modern exotics and just plain cool cars.
Today we have a 1988 Volvo 740 Turbo Estate. Don’t let the turbo emblem fool you, these vehicles were not adrenaline pumping performance machines… no the turbocharger just helped you haul more of your junk up a hill quicker. This example is extremely clean and a perfect time capsule for 80’s automobile finesse. If I owned this car – I would get those plastic trim pieces refreshed and bring back their luster. Enjoy/
I’ve been stumbling upon some pretty cool vehicles recently, and this Celica Supra from the mid-1980’s does not disappoint. You may be asking yourself, “Don’t confuse me, is it a Celica or is it a Supra?!” Well the Celica and Supra were one in the same when introduced in 1979. The “Supra” was an offshoot of the Celica lineup, boasting increased performance and unique styling that differentiated it from the standard Celica. Fun fact: The Toyota Supra had an inline six-cylinder engine installed since it was introduced in 1979 – Nice!
And check out previous old-school Toyota’s we’ve spotted, like yesterdays 1981 Toyota Corolla Coupe (TE72):
1980 Datsun 280zx
1974 Toyota Corolla 1600 Deluxe (E30)
We spotted another Scout 2! There are a surprising amount of International Scout’s in Los Angeles and I love spotting these. They are a vehicle ought not recognized by a casual passerby. An enthusiast, on the other hand, can pick out a Scout among a sea of vehicles. The enthusiast observes and deciphers various automotive forms in front of him/her, often times on the front line of a Car Spotting party. The enthusiast could be considered…. dare I say… a Scout.
Check out another International Scout we have spotted:
1978 International Scout II
Read up more on the Scout by CLICKING HERE.