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    Thread: True UNICORNS,,, spotted one today

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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 09:32 PM #6
      The guy in the hat seems to be more fascinated by the dude wearing the baby.
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      09-29-2012 10:15 PM #7
      ahhhh, to be a swinger and to find a unicorn.

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      09-29-2012 10:26 PM #8
      Unicorn status or not, the wing on that BMW just completely ruins the lines of that car.
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      09-29-2012 10:54 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,
      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.

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      09-29-2012 11:01 PM #11
      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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    12. 09-29-2012 11:02 PM #12
      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 12:06 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
      Why did this remind me of this?

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      09-30-2012 12:18 AM #14
      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 #15
      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 01:28 AM #16
      Does a GT40, and a 991 Turbo test mule count as unicorns?



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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 02:05 AM #19
      I think this qualifies now.. I literally screamed like a ilttle girl when it drove past me, and I have the video to prove it




      This one sort of is too..


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      09-30-2012 02:11 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.
      That is truly the redheaded bastard of your otherwise fine collection of cars.
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      Mercedes typically makes awful manual transmissions and fantastic auto transmissions. Choosing the stick would be like saying, "Y'know, that Natalie Portman is pretty hot, but if she grew some hair on her legs and had a dong, she'd be just right."
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      Was it parked on the curb on garbage day?

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      09-30-2012 02:15 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by rlfletch View Post
      That is truly the redheaded bastard of your otherwise fine collection of cars.
      Come drive it and you will think otherwise...

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      09-30-2012 02:30 AM #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.
      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 02:30 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      Come drive it and you will think otherwise...
      Really? It drives that different from the BMW it was morphed from? In any case, I'm not sure how it survives in the "design" shade cast by your Aston.
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      Mercedes typically makes awful manual transmissions and fantastic auto transmissions. Choosing the stick would be like saying, "Y'know, that Natalie Portman is pretty hot, but if she grew some hair on her legs and had a dong, she'd be just right."
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      Was it parked on the curb on garbage day?

    24. 09-30-2012 07:00 AM #24
      I saw an Avanti on my commute the other day. Not sure how rare, but it was the second I have seen in my lifetime. No pic as it was driving toward me and I couldn't snap quick enough.

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      09-30-2012 08:29 AM #25
      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 08:43 AM #26

      '49 Packard, spotted for sale near Troy, NY.


      Maserati Bora, spotted in the Lime Rock outfield lot.


      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 08:44 AM #27
      Pretty much all the California cars posted in this thread have been at C&C. Some of them might have been on their way too or from. lol

      As to the Maserati above only place I've seen one is a Pick Your Part.

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      09-30-2012 09:08 AM #28
      A few mclaren's that I spotted while living in fancy:

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      And a random RSR when I was visiting my dad

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      Not sure if this qualified but I'm sure there aren't many in the states. 1979 euro BMW 635csi. My father bought it in 1981. I'm in process of major restore.



      See this all the time in Newport RI

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      09-30-2012 09:32 AM #30
      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.
      You should handle this very uninformative Wiki page for the rest of the car world.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisker_Latigo_CS

      You're just one of two people who are qualified to do so besides those that built it, lol

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      09-30-2012 09:52 AM #31
      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.
      Would crap self if sighted You didn't happen to ask how much $$ did you?
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      09-30-2012 09:58 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      Come drive it and you will think otherwise...
      I'd take you up on that if you were in my area. I've never heard of that but it looks interesting. Any interior pics?

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      09-30-2012 10:23 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by fvbean View Post



      See this all the time in Newport RI
      that's a VW Beetle based kit car

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      09-30-2012 10:56 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by vw fiend View Post
      that's a VW Beetle based kit car
      I'm sure there are lame unicorns out there somewhere.

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      09-30-2012 11:37 AM #35
      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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