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1997 BMW M3 Coupe

Ahhh, the venerable E36 BMW M3, what can I say about it.  Touted as one of the best all-around performance coupe/sedans of the time, the E36 M3 has a devout and large following of admirers and enthusiasts alike. Enjoy this white e36 M3 coupe that looks to be fairly stock and in good condition.

And check out other M3’s we’ve spotted:

1990 BMW 318i coupe

1987 BMW 635 CSi (E24)

1972 BMW Bavaria (E3)

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1984 Toyota Celica Supra (Liftback)

Spotted another third generation (A60) Toyota Celica.  This one is not in as good of shape as the last 3rd Gen Celica that I spotted. This looks to be the GT-S version of the Celica, equipped with fender flares and 14 inch wheels indicative of the trim level.

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2003 BMW Z8

Spotted this gorgeous BMW Z8 roadster coupe in Malibu the other day.  The gentleman had just bought it and was driving it back to Los Angeles.  It was in beautiful shape and very low miles. Did you know that less than 6,000 were produced worldwide and only about 2,500 made it to the USA?  Awesome to see one in person being driven.

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 2

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

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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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1975 Chevy Corvette

Spotted this Chevrolet Corvette from 1975.  A perfect time capsule of engineering, design and bravado from a bygone era. This Corvette is in beautiful shape and I would have taken a nice profile shot had there not been a plethora of cars zipping by.  You see, I value my legs and the ability to walk. But I also value a profile shot of a beautiful 1975 Corvette…. Ahhh what a dilemma! Enjoy these pics.

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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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1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Sedan

Up for auction… umm errr… I mean up for your viewing pleasure is this classic Chevy Chevelle Sedan from approximately 1971. Not quite as attractive as its sibling, the sedan still holds a place in everyone’s memory. Bask in the mediocre glory of this classic early 70’s Chevelle Sedan.

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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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1968 Chevrolet Camaro 327

The Chevy Camaro, arguably a result of Ford’s introduction of the Mustang.  Nonetheless an iconic staple in American Muscle Car history.  This ’68 Camaro was a 327 model, a middle of the road trim level for 1968. It looks to have original wheels and body panels. Also, that antenna fascinates me  Just look past the gaudy stickers!

Some information about the First Generation Camaro via Wikipedia:

The first-generation Camaro debuted in September 1966, for the 1967 model year, up to 1969 on a new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and was available as a two-door coupé or convertible with 2+2 seating, and a choice of 230 cu in (3.8 L), 250 cu in (4.1 L) inline-6 or 302 cu in (4.9 L), 307 cu in (5.0 L), 327 cu in (5.4 L), 350 cu in (5.7 L), and 396 cu in (6.5 L) V8 powerplants. Concerned with the runaway success of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet executives realized that their compact sporty car, the Corvair, would not be able to generate the sales volume of the Mustang due to its rear-engine design, as well as declining sales, partly due to the negative publicity from Ralph Nader’s book, Unsafe at Any Speed. Therefore, the Camaro was touted as having the same conventional rear-drive, front-engine configuration as the Mustang and Chevy II Nova. In addition, the Camaro was designed to fit a variety of power plants in the engine bay. The first-generation Camaro lasted until the 1969 model year and eventually inspired the design of the new retro fifth-generation Camaro.
The first-generation offered a standard, Super Sport, and Rally Sport editions. In 1967, the Z/28 model was added featuring stripes on the hood and trunk, styled rally road wheels, and a 302 cu in (4.9 L) V8 engine.

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1970 Triumph TR6

Ahhhh, what a glorious car to spot in the morning while drinking a spot of tea. This wonderful British Sports Convertible embodies the beauty of styling from all of the world in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Oh yea, and it’s parked behind an E46 BMW M3 Convertible. What a lovely morning!

From Wikipedia:

The Triumph TR6 (1968–76) is a British six-cylinder sports car and the best-seller of the TR range built by Triumph when production ended in July 1976.

All TR6 sports cars featured inline six-cylinder engines. For the US market the engine was carburetted, as had been the US-only TR250 engine. Like the TR5, the TR6 was fuel-injected for other world markets including the United Kingdom, hence the TR6PI (petrol-injection) designation. The Lucas mechanical fuel injection system helped the home-market TR6 produce 150 bhp (110 kW) (145 hp DIN) at model introduction. Later, the non-US TR6 variant was detuned to 125 bhp (93 kW), while the US variant continued to be carburetted with a mere 104 hp (78 kW).

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