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    Thread: In or around San Diego? Want to maybe buy a Top Gear car on Tuesday? Peep this!

    1. King of the Hammers (& Passat TDIs)
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      06-18-2012 01:43 AM #1
      What's up y'all.

      So, we're shooting in San Diego for season 3 of Top Gear. We have three fairly rare cars that we're going to be selling on Tuesday. We'll be doing live commercials for the cars on a local morning show Tuesday am before taking them to a dealership to try and sell them.

      We actually want to sell them...So, if you want to come check it out, I'd love it. I'm sure it will be crazy so I won't have much time to just hang and chat (which I would certainly like to do) but if you're remotely interested in getting a good deal on a funky car, then you should come out.

      The real question...what kind of car do you think I've got for this? I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.

      I'll give you a hint. Foreign, under $5K, funky.
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    2. 06-18-2012 01:45 AM #2
      if i wasnt on a quest to own every car from various 80s and 90s hip hop videos, id totally be down.

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      06-18-2012 01:47 AM #3
      I am sure Vad is interested.

      Vad - I'll buy your train ticket.

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      06-18-2012 01:49 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      What's up y'all.

      The real question...what kind of car do you think I've got for this? I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.

      I'll give you a hint. Foreign, under $5K, funky.
      A subaru xt, merkur scorpio, and a renault alliance? M I >?
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      06-18-2012 01:50 AM #5
      I can only hope:


      In related news, the "Eric Clapton" Mustang II popped up for sale on Craiglist again. The ad disappeared yesterday, so I'm guessing someone bought it.

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      06-18-2012 01:51 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by teileguy View Post
      if i wasnt on a quest to own every car from various 80s and 90s hip hop videos, id totally be down.
      In the words of Blackstreet, "Play on Player...."
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      06-18-2012 01:53 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      I am sure Vad is interested.

      Vad - I'll buy your train ticket.

      >8^)
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      I'm in .

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      06-18-2012 01:54 AM #8
      Also, definitely a Merkur.

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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      06-18-2012 01:55 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      I'll give you a hint. Foreign, under $5K, funky.
      Foreign and funky? Gotta be French.


    10. 06-18-2012 01:55 AM #10
      ill be sure to report back on my findings.

      And i cant see any R5 left here going for close to 5 stacks. Though a fiat strada on the other hand.....

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      06-18-2012 01:57 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by eweu View Post
      Foreign and funky? Gotta be French.

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      06-18-2012 02:01 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by teileguy View Post
      ill be sure to report back on my findings.

      And i cant see any R5 left here going for close to 5 stacks. Though a fiat strada on the other hand.....
      The last Fiat Strada I saw around here was going for more than $5k.

      If it's French, it can't be a Renault or Peugeot. Too pedestrian. It has to be a Citroen. Grey-market CX?

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      06-18-2012 04:23 AM #13
      Rutledge is on VWvortex!!! If I were in SD I would go check it out.

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      06-18-2012 04:39 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by batman25 View Post
      Rutledge is on VWvortex!!! If I were in SD I would go check it out.
      But how can we be sure its him? I think we need some plaid-shirt proof.

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      06-18-2012 04:45 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by BartVW View Post
      But how can we be sure its him? I think we need some plaid-shirt proof.
      Just search his post history.

      And old Citroens' are just awesome. I've been sniffing around for an old DS just for giggles recently, and haven't found a single working example near where I live...

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      06-18-2012 05:06 AM #16

      This thing?

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      06-18-2012 05:15 AM #17
      Vad, you better buy it. 30e 3m would like the company no doubt
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      06-18-2012 05:21 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      I'll give you a hint. Foreign, under $5K, funky.
      Hey that's 3 hints!
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

      Always looking for free firewood to feed my hungry wood stove!

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      06-18-2012 05:23 AM #19
      Sounds awesome... Have fun SoCal TCLers!

      PS: Rutledge, we're still waiting on the TG:USA Nürburgring trip!
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      06-18-2012 05:27 AM #20
      holy i didn't know Rutledge was on TCL. gotta admit, im a little starstruck right now hahah

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      06-18-2012 05:38 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      Sounds awesome... Have fun SoCal TCLers!

      PS: Rutledge, we're still waiting on the TG:USA Nürburgring trip!
      If that's gonna happen, I will be there!

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      06-18-2012 06:05 AM #22
      im gonna guess alfa, volvo, lotus

      either way pretty cool if a poortexer picks 1 up

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      06-18-2012 06:14 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      I'll give you a hint. Foreign, under $5K, funky.
      Here's hoping "funky" doesn't refer to how it smells.
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      06-18-2012 07:02 AM #24
      The age range on these cars could be anything. It could be an old Aston or f-r Celica/Corolla or something.

      The suspense!

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      06-18-2012 07:16 AM #25
      I hope its a good kind of funky:



      But if its FUNKY funky, I don't think I can top the LeCar posted above.

      Did these ever make it to the states?

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