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Cool Cars We've Spotted in the Wild

Here is where we'll post pictures and descriptions of cool vehicles we see on the street or at a gas station or wherever.

September 2015

Downtown St. Louis, is a family reunion taking place? 2005 and 1966 Thunderbirds are parked next to each other. The 1955 Thunderbird was created to compete with the Corvette, but quickly migrated over to personal luxury. The 2002 reboot used the chassis from the Lincoln LS and Jaguar S-Type that would become the next generation Mustang's bones a few years later. Thunderbirds

August 2015

Downtown St. Louis, a 1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer. Fancy! Fins were still riding high in 1960, and the new Dart got them. This Dart was not a compact, or twin of the Valiant. This was a shorter-wheelbase, bargain version of the Dodge full-size. The tell on this model is the rear fin. Longer full-size Dodge sedans in 1960 have fins that start on the rear door. The Dart's fin starts right after the rear door. 1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer Four Door Sedan 1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer[/caption] Cool trait: The transparent speedo [caption id="attachment_1688" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Dart Speedometer front Dart Speedometer front meter mounted on top of the dash.1960 Dodge Dart Speedometer Rear Dart Speedometer Rear

July 2015

1981 Citroen 2CV, a front-wheel drive French car produced after World War II for the people. It uses a BMW motorcycle engine. This one was imported after it was 25-years old. Otherwise they were not legal to bring to the U.S. 1981 Citroen 2CV

Outside of Kansas City we spotted a 1981 Citroen 2CV, a front-wheel drive French car produced after World War II for the masses. It uses a BMW motorcycle engine. This one was imported after it was 25-years old. Otherwise they were not legal to bring to the U.S. Manufactured from 1948 to 1990, its nickname deux chevaux means "two horses," which relates to its 2 taxable horsepower legal status, making it affordable to own in tax-happy France.

 
 

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