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1989 Dodge Raider

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)

 

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A Reflection of 2018

The end of the year has come and gone; it is time to reflect and look back on 2018.  And what a great year it was. We had a lot of fun spotting a variety of cars and trucks around Los Angeles.  We are thankful that Los Angeles provides us with warm weather and sunshine for most of the year, thus preserving beautiful vintage, mid-modern and current vehicles from the grips of rust. The near constant sunshine means that people actually DRIVE these cars year round, a blessing not found in many other cities or states. Los Angeles provides for us sunshine and awesome cars, and I want to pass that on to everyone reading.  That’s what this site is all about; finding cool street cars and sharing them with the world. We especially want to thank you, the reader and viewers of LACS. We do this for you.

The 2019 year should shake out to be a big one for LA car spotting.  We plan to expand the web content to include videos and more editorial content.

Also, don’t forget to write 2019 on all your checks and other docs you sign 😉

Here’s a look back at our favorite spotting’s in 2018:

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1971 Ford Mustang Coupe

Here we are, back at it with a new month of car spotting here at LACS.  It’s December; the Christmas decorations are out and people are out shopping en masse. Meanwhile, I’m over here taking pictures of a 1971 Ford Mustang Coupe parked on a side street.  This one appears to be a 6-cylinder model and is in awesome condition. Enjoy the pics.

And check out other Mustangs we’ve spotted:

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

1968 Ford Mustang Coupe

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1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

Spotted this very clean Porsche 924 Turbo at the grocery store parking lot the other day.  The 924 is a really cool example of VAG stretching it’s legs outside of the 911 market.  There were roughly 15,000 of these made worldwide and given the less than stellar reliability of these cars, I’m sure more than a few have found their way to the pick-n-pull yards.  It was dark out and I only had my phone with me so the pics are not great!

Check out other great Porsche’s we’ve spotted:

1978 Porsche 911 SC

1968 Porsche 911T

1985 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

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2008 Ferrari F430 Spider

Spotted a red Ferrari F430 spider parked outside a very large house in Beverly hills area. It’s not every day you see a Ferarri parked on the street.

I don’t do exotics on this page very often, but I now have a goal to mix up the offerings at LACS.  More exotics & more luxury while sticking with the classic and mid-modern vehicles that catch my eye.  Enjoy these pics

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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.

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1987 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z

Here we have a quintessential American automobile – The 1987 Chevy Camaro IROC-Z.  Does the 1980’s Camaro still conjur up images of Mullets and american flag embroidered jean jackets?  For me, the stereotype has faded but the glory of the IROC-Z lives on.

And…. check out previous Camaro spottings:

1974 Chevrolet Camaro (2nd Gen)

1978 Chevy Camaro

1968 Chevrolet Camaro 327

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1980 Datsun 280zx

Up for viewing today is a perfect example of a 1980’s Japanese sports car creation.  Now let us all be honest with ourselves; the 80’s were a great time but emission standards and technology advancements were not favorable for the automotive industry.  Cars became bigger and slower; lethargic for a lack of a better word.  Looking back at sports cars from the 1980’s is sort of like looking at a well worn sock on the floor; you lament it’s stinky performance but it still has the intrinsic value of function and style – So you keep it around.

Other Datsuns we’ve spotted:

1976 Toyota Pickup Truck

1984 Nissan 720 Single Cab Pickup Truck

1974 Datsun B210 Coupe