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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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1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

We are on a roll with the cool Jeeps this week.  Last weeks Postal Service DJ chassis Jeep hearkened back to a time when AMC was proudly developed Jeep models.  This 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer was sadly the last generation of the Grand Wagoneer, after Chrysler bought Jeep and discontinued this model.

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1974 Datsun B210 Coupe

Found this old Datsun parked on a side street in Glendale.  The temperature was an unpleasant 98 degrees that day and I would not want to drive around in something such as this Datsun which presumably has no A/C!  None-the-less, this Datsun B210 tug at my heartstrings so I had to take some pics of it. Enjoy.

Some info via Wikipedia:

The Datsun B-210 continued to be the fuel-economy leader in North America and it was one of the least expensive cars available. This was in part due to the light metal; small A13 or A14 engine with OHV technology and a very basic vinyl interior used in its construction. Introduced for 1974 with a 1.3-litre four, this was replaced by a larger and more powerful 1.4-litre version for 1975. This engine remained in use, continuing to be installed in the next generation B210. At the time, their body styles were popular with buyers – mainly the hatchback coupé as the sedans were considered by some to be less appealing.