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      09-29-2012 07:43 PM #1
      i've seen similar threads pop up once in a while, but they never last.
      would be cool if we can keep on going for true UNICORNS (i know everyone's definition is different)
      so the only things i would suggest:
      1. you must be the one who spotted it and took the pic (please dont post pics form car shows or internets
      2. car shows/ gtg's shouldnt count,
      3. lets keep it to some very limited cars: classic or modern, i dont care.

      today going fishing i spotted this beauty , gave the guy he did the same,
      im not an expert, but i think this is : 1973-75 BMW 3.0 CLS, 73 is when they introduced that huge spoiler and fins on the hood , right?
      according to WIKI only 344 total were made.

      this car looked amazing, super clean,

      Last edited by romanl; 09-29-2012 at 07:47 PM.

    2. 09-29-2012 07:53 PM #2
      The trim around the arches is hideous despite the fact it is OE.

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      09-29-2012 07:55 PM #3
      This car is pretty expensive in Forza 3...about $125K. Cool find!
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      09-29-2012 07:57 PM #4
      I never see even the regular ones. Cool find.

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      09-29-2012 09:29 PM #5
      Saw this today cruising through Bethlehem, PA. ~2000 made worldwide, 22 years old at a minimum, and it's an 80's Maserati product....don't know about unicorn status, but I don't expect to ever see another one on the road.


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      09-29-2012 10:54 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin. View Post
      Saw this today cruising through Bethlehem, PA. ~2000 made worldwide, 22 years old at a minimum,
      2000 world wide i'd say thats unicorn status for sure.


      but i do think i've seen one of those around Manhattan Beach, CA. i've seen it more then once, next time im back on in that hood, ill look for it again.

    8. 09-29-2012 11:02 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin. View Post
      Saw this today cruising through Bethlehem, PA. ~2000 made worldwide, 22 years old at a minimum, and it's an 80's Maserati product....don't know about unicorn status, but I don't expect to ever see another one on the road.

      Theres one of those thats beat up ive seen roaming around brooklyn ny

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      09-30-2012 02:12 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin. View Post
      Saw this today cruising through Bethlehem, PA. ~2000 made worldwide, 22 years old at a minimum, and it's an 80's Maserati product....don't know about unicorn status, but I don't expect to ever see another one on the road.

      My god is that a gorgeous car.
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    10. 10-02-2012 04:37 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin. View Post
      Saw this today cruising through Bethlehem, PA. ~2000 made worldwide, 22 years old at a minimum, and it's an 80's Maserati product....don't know about unicorn status, but I don't expect to ever see another one on the road.

      Quattroporte III. Saw one at a local junkyard last year. I actually saw its engine first, they had just pulled it and put it into the front office. I saw it and started daydreaming about what kind of cool little autocross buggy I could build around it. I knew nothing about it but it's a Maserati V8, must be cool. By the time I asked how much, some other random scavenger in the office bought it. Saw the car later.. what a heap. Interior reminded me of an 80s Caddy.

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      09-29-2012 10:26 PM #11
      Unicorn status or not, the wing on that BMW just completely ruins the lines of that car.
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      09-29-2012 11:01 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Unicorn status or not, the wing on that BMW just completely ruins the lines of that car.
      I agree, but with the flares it looks oOh so right.
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      09-30-2012 12:06 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
      Why did this remind me of this?

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      09-30-2012 12:18 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
      Love the old CSL's. What were you doing in Irwindale

      Saw this about 6 months ago, 914-6

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      09-30-2012 12:55 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      Love the old CSL's. What were you doing in Irwindale

      Saw this about 6 months ago, 914-6
      i go Fly Fishing up in Azuza, so was taking 605N from Long Beach to 210E to 39N

      so how rare is that 914-6? would be great if whoever posting pics could provide UNICORN status info for those not familiar with particular car

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      09-30-2012 01:32 AM #17
      I own a unicorn... the 2006 Fisker Latigo CS. There are only two in the world, although they intended a limited run of 150 cars. The prototype is car #000, I don't know where that resides...but car #001 lives in my driveway.

    18. 09-30-2012 01:51 AM #18
      I saw a unicorn earlier this months. A Jaguar XJ220:


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      09-30-2012 02:11 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      I own a unicorn... the 2006 Fisker Latigo CS. There are only two in the world, although they intended a limited run of 150 cars. The prototype is car #000, I don't know where that resides...but car #001 lives in my driveway.
      That is truly the redheaded bastard of your otherwise fine collection of cars.
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      09-30-2012 02:30 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      I own a unicorn... the 2006 Fisker Latigo CS. There are only two in the world, although they intended a limited run of 150 cars. The prototype is car #000, I don't know where that resides...but car #001 lives in my driveway.
      The other Fisker unicorn lives very close to me. The only Fisker Tramonto with a V12TT ever built. All the others were based off the V8 SL's.


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      09-30-2012 01:56 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      I own a unicorn... the 2006 Fisker Latigo CS. There are only two in the world, although they intended a limited run of 150 cars. The prototype is car #000, I don't know where that resides...but car #001 lives in my driveway.
      It looks like it sits a little high(for some reason cars with a bunch of dish on the wheels and more gap on top than the sides look weird to me), but definitely a cool unicorn. It looks a lot better than the standard 6-series, particularly from behind. Are their any suspension/drivetrain changes that came with the coachwork? Is the interior significantly different than the standard 6-er?

      One of my coworkers owns something of a unicorn, a white Corrado G60, but I don't think it's ENOUGH of a unicorn to qualify for this thread. My grandfather owns a pair of Studebakers, but I've whored those out enough on these boards... I'm trying to think if any of my other friends has a real unicorn, but aside from a couple of vintage trucks that I don't have pictures of on my computer I can't think of any. A friend of my grandfather's has a very nice, custom bodied American LaFrance RV based off an 50s firetruck, but I don't have any pics of it... If I find pics online though I may repost them.
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    22. 09-30-2012 03:54 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      I own a unicorn... the 2006 Fisker Latigo CS. There are only two in the world, although they intended a limited run of 150 cars. The prototype is car #000, I don't know where that resides...but car #001 lives in my driveway.
      I never knew this car existed or that fisker existed before the karma but it seems to based off a 6-series.

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      10-01-2012 12:14 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      I own a unicorn... the 2006 Fisker Latigo CS. There are only two in the world, although they intended a limited run of 150 cars. The prototype is car #000, I don't know where that resides...but car #001 lives in my driveway.

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      10-01-2012 12:56 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      I own a unicorn... the 2006 Fisker Latigo CS. There are only two in the world, although they intended a limited run of 150 cars. The prototype is car #000, I don't know where that resides...but car #001 lives in my driveway.
      A unicorn indeed btw, LATIGO is Spanish for a "whip"

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      10-01-2012 01:00 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
      i go Fly Fishing up in Azuza, so was taking 605N from Long Beach to 210E to 39N

      so how rare is that 914-6? would be great if whoever posting pics could provide UNICORN status info for those not familiar with particular car
      3,146 were produced globally from 1969 -1972 (technically 72's were late 71's sold in 72). I own a 72.

      also, we recently sold our 968 Cabrio, of which only about 4,200 were produced globally from 92' through 95', with about 2,200 coming to the NA market.

      I'd suspect both of these cars qualify as unicorn's.
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      09-30-2012 01:28 AM #26
      Does a GT40, and a 991 Turbo test mule count as unicorns?



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      09-30-2012 08:29 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by rlfletch View Post
      That is truly the redheaded bastard of your otherwise fine collection of cars.
      It looks a hell of a lot better than that generation of 6-Series ever did.

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      09-30-2012 09:52 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post


      A very well-worn Lancia Stratos, spotted at the end of a team's trailer for sale at Lime Rock.
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      09-30-2012 11:37 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Would crap self if sighted You didn't happen to ask how much $$ did you?
      I didn't, the owner was nowhere to be seen! I guess he figured that in the company of pre-war GP cars and such it was safe to walk away from a Stratos.

      Someone that lives near my parents has a Lancia Fulvia HF, I'll need to snap a picture of it next time I see it. I know he commutes in it sometimes over the summer.
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    31. 09-30-2012 05:49 PM #31
      saw two yesterday, at lime rock raceway.







      first one is one of one. second one less rare I guess, but much older.
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      10-01-2012 12:47 PM #32




      oh wait... you said UNICORNS.. not UNICRON...


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      10-01-2012 03:08 PM #33
      I got this one a few blocks from my house.



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    34. 10-01-2012 04:39 PM #34
      Here's a few...

      One I owned...
      73' 412



      On our showroom floor
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      At a local cruise-in
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      10-01-2012 09:39 PM #35
      I dont have photographic evidence but a few years back I saw a silver Zonda street parked in Malibu while going up the 1 freeway. Another time during a return commute on the 5, a yellow Koenigsegg CCX zoomed by in opposing traffic.



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