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:
1985 Ford Bronco II
1986 Suzuki Samurai (Jimny)
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:
1965 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup
1982 Chevrolet Silverado C10 Pickup
1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Truck
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:
1963 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200
1964 Plymouth Valiant
1970 Plymouth Valiant Sedan
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:
1971 Mercedes Benz 280s (W108)
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Wagon (W123)
1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D Diesel Sedan
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:
1964 Volvo PV544
1988 Volvo 740 Turbo Estate Wagon
Spotted this 86′ Samurai (known as the Jimny elsewhere) the other day in Culver City, CA. This Suzuki might be tiny in stature, but it has more rugged off-road capability than SUV’s twice it’s size. The short wheelbase helps it crest mountain trails with ease. This old Suzuki might be fun and nimble to traverse off-road paths, but it’s asthmatic 1.3 liter 63hp motor make for a terrifying journey among American motorways where 200hp is the new norm.
By the way – Suzuki is introducing a new Jimny in international markets. Enjoy these pics.
What do we have here? A 1991 Miata with some… modifications. I mean, who doesn’t love the Mazda Miata? It’s a low-cost, lightweight, RWD reliable Japanese sports convertible. That’s a great combination of adjectives right there, and it led Mazda to great sales success when it first launched. Mazda STILL makes the Miata, almost 30 years later. If anyone ever asks you what car they should buy, no matter what their criteria is, the answer is always Miata.
So the answer is Miata, and the answer to this owner was to pimp out his Miata and make it “Euro Spec” – as the badge indicates. I’m not sure the answer IS Miata in this case. This Miata looks like an early still-in-training attempt from Xzibit and the “Pimp my Ride” crew. I mean, the wheel style and fitment are OK but the wing looks like it was installed upside down?! There are definitely some questionable modifications performed on this Miata. However, I always respect people’s vehicle modification choices, even if I don’t agree with them.
Also, Merry Christmas to everyone. Enjoy your time with family and friends. And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, than happy holidays for whatever you celebrate.
Here is one that you don’t see everyday – A International D-Series pickup from what I’m guessing is 1965. I tend to see the International Scouts much more often, but this is a first for me. The contrast between the paint job and the paint on the wheels is startling. Enjoy some pics of this now defunct light American truck company (they make big trucks now).
And check out Scout posts:
1977 International Harvester Scout II
1978 International Scout II
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.
Up for viewing today is the day 2 of 3 post of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Some manufacturers in this batch include pictures from Jaguar, Genesis, Chevy, VW, Ford, Rivian, Nucleus (WTF?), Kia, Toyota, Jeep, and Mazda.
Stay tuned for part 3 of the LA auto show where we will post up the modified vehicles.
Here we are again, the end of another month. It can only mean one thing… hodgepodge! Where I select all the random photos of vehicles that didn’t get a post to themselves this month. Enjoy.