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1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III (5th gen)

The venerable Lincoln Continental. First introduced in 1939, the Lincoln Continental is a luxury car from Ford intended to adapt European “continental” luxury style and sell to the masses in the USA.  With only a brief hiatus here and there, the Continental nameplate is still going strong today.

Lincoln had a slew of slogans used in their print ads which are just fantastic.  One says “Lincoln makes America’s most distinctive cars”.  That may be true, as the Lincoln continental design language usually stood out as something special, something different. Some other fun ad slogans:

  • “Uncommon luxury for the uncommon man”
  • “Modern living on the move”
  • “The Continental life is never out of date”

Enjoy these pics and don’t forget to check out the other Lincoln continental we spotted:

1962 Lincoln Continental Sedan

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1994 BMW 840Ci (E31)

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

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Tesla Model 3 – New Release

Well here is something we don’t often feature on LA Car Spotting: a brand new car.  This one happens to be the Tesla Model 3, touted as the “affordable” electric car from Tesla. It’s not every day you see one of these, in fact, they seem to still be quite rare, even in the sprawling metropolis called Los Angeles.

It looks like a car but runs on electricity and drives itself… so is it an appliance?   It sure is a fast appliance; hitting 0-60 mph in about 5 seconds.  I bet your toaster can’t do that.  A striking aesthetic difference on the Tesla Model 3 (and Model S for that matter) is the lack of a front grille. And it doesn’t need one because, well, no radiator. Enjoy these pics.

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1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D Diesel Sedan

So much chrome trim! My camera phone cannot even handle it.  It does make for some pretty awesome lens flares in the pictures though.  This shining example of a Mercedes-Benz sedan is a 1978-ish 240D Diesel sedan – AKA the indestructible Benz.  This one is in great shape on the exterior and absolutely beams in the sun on a cool winter day. Enjoy!

And of course, check out previous Diesel MB’s we’ve spotted.

1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Wagon (W123)

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D Sedan

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1984 Toyota Celica Supra

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)

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1981 Toyota Corolla Coupe (TE72)

Spotted a wonderfully bright yellow Toyota Corolla Coupe from the early 1980’s. Toyota decided to sadly switch to a FWD layout with the thrid generation of Corolla. None-the-less, it still sports the peppy 1.8L 4-cylinder motor and rocks a charming boxy sheet metal style.

Check out previous Toyota Corolla’s we have spotted:

1974 Toyota Corolla 1600 Deluxe (E30)

1980 Toyota Tercel Hatchback (basically a corolla 😉

An if you want to read some more info about the E70 (3rd gen) Toyota Corolla, click HERE

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1979 Honda Accord Hatch

Spotted this gorgeous 1979 Honda Accord on a walk around Silverlake today.  I swear I will bring my nice camera next time so we can have some high resolution pictures! I love the styling on this accord, with the quad circle front lights and the intake vent near the top of the hood. Just great.

And check out previous Honda’s we’ve spotted:

1987 Honda Accord Hatchback

1990 Honda CRX

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End of February Hodgepodge

I missed the end of the month hodgepodge post! In all fairness, I’ve been working many back-to-back 14 hour days and haven’t had the will power to turn on my computer.  With my petty excuses aside, here is the February Hodgepodge. More posts on the way!

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1980 Datsun 280ZX – 10th Anniversary

The unofficial theme this week has been grungy, worn down cars here on LACS.  Take for example this lovely 1980 Datsun 280ZX.  This particular example of fine automotive engineering is the 10th Anniversary edition so it is a TRUE collectors car. Take note how it is parked up front in a “Clean Air” parking spot, as it justly deserves. The emission standards in 1980 were TOP notch.

Take my sarcasm with a grain of salt and have a great Valentines day (if you’re into that). Enjoy

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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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1967 Chevy Nova SS w/ Blower

Now this is quite the spectacle.  It is not everyday you see a blown Chevy Nova SS with the FREAKIN BLOWER coming out of the hood.  I mean…. come on. I ascertain that these superchargers are large because the boost technology was not as efficient as now-a-days.  The real reason? I will never know for certain – mostly because I’m too lazy to look it up. Enjoy these pics.