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    Thread: True UNICORNS,,, spotted one today

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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.


      Spotted a year ago in a warehouse in North Jersey.
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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:

      mp4-12c:


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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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      09-30-2012 11:39 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by mk2 16v turbo View Post

      And a random RSR when I was visiting my dad

      Uh, no.
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      09-30-2012 12:43 PM #37
      Bitter Insignia:


      Bitter Insignia by retromotoring, on Flickr


      Bitter Opel Insignia by retromotoring, on Flickr

      I knew all about the older Bitter models but I had no idea that Erich Bitter was still in the business until that drove past me at Wörthersee.

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      09-30-2012 01:25 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben010783 View Post
      I saw a unicorn earlier this months. A Jaguar XJ220:


      thats at a car show, so it kind of defeats the purpose
      same goes for shots of rare cars in someones car collection.
      i was hoping we can only post Unicorns spotted out there in the wild.

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      09-30-2012 01:32 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
      thats at a car show, so it kind of defeats the purpose
      same goes for shots of rare cars in someones car collection.
      i was hoping we can only post Unicorns spotted out there in the wild.
      Would you consider a trim level unicorn? For example.....couple days ago I saw a 2008 Accord sedan with leather and a 5speed manual in green sitting on a dealer lot. Honda doesn't offer leather and a manual since 08 in the accord sedan and green is a rare color. I'm guessing a couple hundred of those exist...but close to a million accords in that body style exist. So it's def. a unicorn as far as accords go, but accords themselves are far from unicorns.

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      09-30-2012 01:56 PM #40
      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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      09-30-2012 02:02 PM #41
      I saw a Tesla Model S last night driving around campus. It was eerily silent, and seriously good looking.

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      09-30-2012 02:12 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      It looks a lot better than the standard 6-series, particularly from behind. Are their any suspension/drivetrain changes that came with the coachwork?
      Don't know about the suspension and drivetrain, but the body panels are a mix of aluminum and carbon fiber. So at the very lest, it's quicker and handles better then the BMW is based on....considering it should be significantly lighter.

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      09-30-2012 02:12 PM #43
      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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      09-30-2012 02:17 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by a2a4raddo View Post
      Would you consider a trim level unicorn? For example.....couple days ago I saw a 2008 Accord sedan with leather and a 5speed manual in green sitting on a dealer lot. Honda doesn't offer leather and a manual since 08 in the accord sedan and green is a rare color. I'm guessing a couple hundred of those exist...but close to a million accords in that body style exist. So it's def. a unicorn as far as accords go, but accords themselves are far from unicorns.
      i personally wouldn't , but thats my opinion
      but example that i would consider unicorn: GOLF Harlequin

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      09-30-2012 02:24 PM #45
      this car pulled up to the grocery store i worked at in high school, here she is at the greenwich concourse. only 45 in the world.

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      09-30-2012 03:27 PM #46
      Maybe Larry or Barry can correct me on this, because I'm sure I'm not 100% accurate, but my quick research tells me that this is a 1950 Buick Super Model 56C...12,259 produced but surely much less than that survive, even fewer in this condition (spotted outside St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton last year):



      Studebaker Hawk...not sure what year, or if it's a Silver Hawk, Golden Hawk, or just a Hawk, or what the production numbers were, but, like the Buick, there can't be many left in this condition (spotted outside my doctors office last year):


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      09-30-2012 03:46 PM #47
      That Studebaker is either a Silver Hawk or a Golden Hawk. The Flight Hawk and Power Hawk had the fin-less rear fenders of the older Commander. I'm going to err on the side of it being a Silver Hawk because other than one all-Gold Golden Hawk I've never seen a Golden Hawk with the fins body colored.
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      09-30-2012 03:54 PM #48
      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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      09-30-2012 05:05 PM #49
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      09-30-2012 05:08 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by simon_C View Post
      jesus the SOUND of that thing. It sounds just incredible!
      I got to see Leno drive his in the Malibu Canyons...


      ...just wanted to rub that in

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