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    Thread: True UNICORNS,,, spotted one today

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      09-30-2012 12:39 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by mk2 16v turbo View Post

      And a random RSR when I was visiting my dad

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      09-30-2012 01:43 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 02:25 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 02:32 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 02:56 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 03:02 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 03:12 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 03:12 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 03:17 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 03:24 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.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_Type_35



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      09-30-2012 04:27 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 04:46 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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    13. 09-30-2012 04:54 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 06:05 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by AHFlynn View Post

      jesus the SOUND of that thing. It sounds just incredible!
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      09-30-2012 06:08 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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      09-30-2012 06:25 PM #51
      Saw an Enzo today on the open road in NJ while on bike ride.

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      09-30-2012 06:29 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by AHFlynn View Post
      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.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_Type_35



      Good God that thing is awesome
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      09-30-2012 06:48 PM #53


      My Nissan Pulsar GTiR is sorta rare...about 10k were build. most have been wrapped around a trees in rally lol. but only a few in the US

    19. 09-30-2012 06:49 PM #54
      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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      09-30-2012 06:50 PM #55
      2nd unicorn in 2 days?

      whats the take on this one? is it considered a unicorn?
      i dont know enough about LOTUS,
      quick search, and it shows it was the latest model of ESPRIT to be produced 2000-2004??

      LOTUS esprit V8 it looked really nice


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      09-30-2012 06:52 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Jr. Mint View Post


      My Nissan Pulsar GTiR is sorta rare...about 10k were build. most have been wrapped around a trees in rally lol. but only a few in the US
      i'd consider that a unicorn in US for sure

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      09-30-2012 07:07 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
      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
      Apparently 3349 were built, 1788 sold in the US, according to Excellence magazine. But, I think that's the first one I've ever seen on the street and I hardly ever see these for sale.

      saw this Honda S600 on the freeway a few months back. sorry for the failed attempt at taking a cell phone pic.

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      09-30-2012 07:38 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      Apparently 3349 were built, 1788 sold in the US, according to Excellence magazine. But, I think that's the first one I've ever seen on the street and I hardly ever see these for sale.

      saw this Honda S600 on the freeway a few months back. sorry for the failed attempt at taking a cell phone pic.

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      09-30-2012 08:25 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      Come drive it and you will think otherwise...
      I'd take you up on that offer. Even buy ya a sandwich.
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      09-30-2012 08:54 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by JMillerUA6 View Post
      You should handle this very uninformative Wiki page for the rest of the car world....You're just one of two people who are qualified to do so besides those that built it, lol
      OK, great idea... I tried:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisker_Latigo_CS

    27. 09-30-2012 09:47 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by rlfletch View Post
      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.
      Seriously dude?

      I saw a 190sl a few days ago. Not really a unicorn, but a nice car nonetheless.

      Also saw a really nice one of these at auto-x last week, man was that cool:

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      09-30-2012 09:50 PM #63
      I read the link Dave provided in the revised wikipedia page to his blog. I had no idea the engine in that Fisker was that mental! 660+ horsepower from the V10! Very cool indeed.
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      09-30-2012 10:00 PM #64
      saw at the DMV one day


      me and my friend hadent a clue what it was but a little research and its a true unicorn.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_959

      337 produced

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      09-30-2012 10:12 PM #65
      You must be even younger than me to not know the 959, or you just weren't into cars in the 80s. The 959 was the daddy, the car that redefined hi-po Porsches, particularly the AWD models and the turbo models that followed.

      I've never seen a 959 road car, but I did see the Dakar car at Lime Rock recently.
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      09-30-2012 10:57 PM #66
      Here's a unicorn. Not a great photo, but I posted i as a 'name this car' and it was identified in less than two minutes.
      No, no the Porsche, wise guy, the white car behind it.
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      09-30-2012 11:06 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post


      Maserati Bora, spotted in the Lime Rock outfield lot.
      I know the owner of the car, his name is Peter. Really laid back guy too.

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      09-30-2012 11:12 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Porridgehead View Post
      Here's a unicorn. Not a great photo, but I posted i as a 'name this car' and it was identified in less than two minutes.
      No, no the Porsche, wise guy, the white car behind it.
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      09-30-2012 11:17 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by tampaSi View Post
      Uh, no.
      meh, whatever.

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