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- August 7, 2007 at 3:20 am #126180AnonymousGuest
I am pretty good with the mainstream modern and classic exotics, but many times I have missed out on very rare cars because I have no knowledge of them. I would like to know some of the ways of the more “experienced” car guys to identify very rare cars.August 7, 2007 at 3:31 am #129038AnonymousInactive
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I dont really know exactly what you’re looking for, but I’d love to point them outAugust 7, 2007 at 3:35 am #129032AnonymousGuestCurtC;835 wrote:
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I love this car so much, it’s a work of art. But there are some cars though, like some less flashy cars that don’t stand out as much. I have seen some pictures from you guys of cars that don’t exactly look like supercars, and I want to know how to identif those kind of cars, like I don’t know, if it’s RHD, a certain trim, etc. Key things to look for like that.August 7, 2007 at 4:03 am #129039AnonymousInactiveZotic;836 wrote:I love this car so much, it’s a work of art. But there are some cars though, like some less flashy cars that don’t stand out as much. I have seen some pictures from you guys of cars that don’t exactly look like supercars, and I want to know how to identif those kind of cars, like I don’t know, if it’s RHD, a certain trim, etc. Key things to look for like that.
I think this just highly depends on the brand of car. For example, I think there were only a couple of HEMI Dodge Darts ever made. I dont think I know enough to get you a good answer, but if you pick a company/model I wouldn’t mind doing the research for youAugust 7, 2007 at 4:33 am #129033AnonymousGuest
Heres another rare one that Cliff pointed out, rotary powered 67 Mazda Cosmo 110.August 7, 2007 at 11:50 am #129034AnonymousGuest
I frequently miss great cars because I’m talking to a friend when we stroll past and then when I see pics of it later I kick myself. Or like you I don’t realize it’s anything special until after the show. This is so tricky. The best thing to do is to take photos of every single car at every show. Then when the follow-up threads start you can say, “Oh, that’s what that was.” 🙂 Seriously though, certain cars just jump out because they look a little out of place or unfamiliar. Like the Suzuki Cappuccino or the GTO “El Camino.” Others have crowds around them that might at first be hard to explain. A BROWN Ferrari that looks nice but, brown? Oh, it was Steve McQueen’s car? Cool. I can’t really give any hard and fast rules, but those couple of suggestions might get you started.August 7, 2007 at 2:44 pm #129035AnonymousGuest
I like to walk around with a variety of Folks. Curt points out some cool contemporary cars, which gives me an education on those since I tend to put my research in on the classics. Some cars just draw a crowd – stand and listen to what is being said. One of my favorite cars is the Ford RS200 – it doesn’t show up that often and could be one of those special cars that you might not notice.August 7, 2007 at 2:58 pm #129036AnonymousGuestcaleb;841 wrote:
Heres another rare one that Cliff pointed out, rotary powered 67 Mazda Cosmo 110.
This is exactly what I am talking about, if I walked past this car, I would completly overlook this Mazda, especially if it’s surrounded by Ferraris and Lambos. The one thing that might convince me to get a picture is because it’s right hand drive. So would you say it would be a good idea to talk to the owner if I don’t know what it is?August 7, 2007 at 9:29 pm #129037AnonymousGuest
I have found that almost all of the owners of cars that I talk to are more than willing to supply information.
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