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Early 1960’s Volvo P122s Sedan (Amazon)

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

 

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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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1964 Volvo PV544

Would you look here; we spotted an old school or “vintage” as the kids call it, Volvo PV544.  This Volvo from the mid 1960’s seems stuck in time, retaining automotive styling I think resembles that of the 1940’s.  This Volvo is clad in faded red and looks to be very much original. Enjoy

And check out some other Volvo’s we’ve spotted:

1973 Volvo 1800ES Wagon

1988 Volvo 740 Turbo Estate Wagon

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1973 Volvo 1800ES Wagon

Here we have a revered and somewhat rare Volvo 1800ES Wagon. The 1800 line from Volvo was built from 1961 to 1973.  The Wagon version, was only made for two years, from 1972 to 1973, which is why the wagon is a bit more of a rarity.

I did not have the opportunity to get some pictures of the rear or full car pictures, as the Volvo was obscured by street things.  Instead, I took artistic liberty to bring you some close ups and odd shots.  Enjoy.

Check out some other Volvo’s we’ve spotted:

1x Volvo P1800 & 2x Alfa Romeo’s

1988 Volvo 740 Turbo Estate Wagon

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1988 Volvo 740 Turbo Estate Wagon

Here we go, back to the old, somewhat unique, if not mundane cars we’re used to seeing.  I am setting a goal this year to photograph a variety of cars that range from classic, vintage vehicles and trucks to modern exotics and just plain cool cars.

Today we have a 1988 Volvo 740 Turbo Estate. Don’t let the turbo emblem fool you, these vehicles were not adrenaline pumping performance machines… no the turbocharger just helped you haul more of your junk up a hill quicker. This example is extremely clean and a perfect time capsule for 80’s automobile finesse.  If I owned this car –  I would get those plastic trim pieces refreshed and bring back their luster. Enjoy/

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End of Month Hodgepodge – 2 part

How could I have missed the end of month hodgepodge not once but twice!  I hope everyone had a splendid labor day weekend. Well alas, here is the hodgepodge pictures of vehicles that didn’t quite get featured.