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    Thread: True UNICORNS,,, spotted one today

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      09-30-2012 11:37 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by ArmenB View Post
      Did you take this pic? Because if not, it's more likely that what you saw at the DMV was a 959 replica.
      if that is a replica in that pic sign me the eff up

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      09-30-2012 11:42 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
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      Wow, that's original. I wonder how many more times I'll get that one.

      Still not sure if I just understimated the intelligence of the peanut gallery here or the joke really *is* that good. Nah, probably not.
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      10-01-2012 12:05 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      Wow, that's original. I wonder how many more times I'll get that one. Still not sure if I just understimated the intelligence of the peanut gallery here or the joke really *is* that good.

      Nah, probably not.
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      10-01-2012 12:09 AM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by mk2 16v turbo View Post

      And a random RSR when I was visiting my dad
      this is a RSR


      What you see is a Turbo Carrera....aka 930, aka 911 Turbo
      In 1975, they were called Carrera Turbo

      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      Center lug wheels in the correct size, style and fitment, and a Euro plate though... He might have some temporary visa paperwork for the vehicle, and was sorting that out at the DMV. Could very well be real.

      *note the Sable in the back with the US plate, I'd err on the side of that being his pic.
      THIS.

      I was about to post this....
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      10-01-2012 12:49 AM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      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?
      So I don't derail this thread I just posted interior pics to a previous thread on this car:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...7#post79171367

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      10-01-2012 01:08 AM #81
      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



      Leon's is a T37 last I checked. There are many more T35/37/39 running today than we're ever made by Bugatti. Maybe two or three times as many. The are cars running on opposite sides of the Atlantic with the same serial number. Regardless, definitely unicorn worthy.

    7. 10-01-2012 07:58 AM #82
      I used to have a picture of me sitting in a Porsche RSK, when I was about 4.

      I have no idea where the pic went, or what happened to the car.
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      10-01-2012 08:22 AM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by 2112 View Post
      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):

      Anything out on the street that age would be considered a unicorn, but neither are really all that rare. Great spotting, though.
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      10-01-2012 09:19 AM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      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.
      yea im younger. so some things i just don't know but after seeing one ive done a lot of research on them. pretty amazing.


      Quote Originally Posted by ArmenB View Post
      Did you take this pic? Because if not, it's more likely that what you saw at the DMV was a 959 replica.
      yes my friend took that picture with his phone and posted it instagram. im pretty sure it was real.



      here is another picture. same car same sport different instagram filter lol.

    10. 10-01-2012 09:45 AM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      if that is a replica in that pic sign me the eff up
      Me too!

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      10-01-2012 09:55 AM #86
      I've seen this a few times at RPI, also have seen him driving it multiple times around the area


      I think any foreign registered/brand (not available in the US) car in upstate New York is considered a unicorn
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      10-01-2012 12:04 PM #87
      I'm going to disregard your "car shows and meets" rule. This guy drove up in the car, talked to me and others about it, then got in and drove home, oh and I took the picture.
      If seeing one of 64 ever made, driving on public streets, and with an amenable owner, doesn't qualify as seeing a unicorn, then you can ban my post.

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      10-01-2012 12:14 PM #88
      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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    14. 10-01-2012 12:29 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben010783 View Post
      I saw a unicorn earlier this months. A Jaguar XJ220:

      I was there at that show, and got to stick my head inside that very car.
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    15. 10-01-2012 12:35 PM #90
      Can we get an understanding of what a Unicorn is, by the way?

      A unicorn, to me, is a car that means something to you, is very special/rare/hard to find, and every time you try to buy/find/obtain one, you come up empty.

      My 1991 Taurus SHO is a unicorn, because its a rare model thats hard to find in good condition, and is something I have wanted since before I had a drivers license.

      An XJ220, while insanely rare and cool (despite being at a car show) is not what I would call a unicorn.
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      10-01-2012 12:47 PM #91




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


      sorry.
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      10-01-2012 12:56 PM #92
      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 #93
      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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      Kaiser Darrin - the first production fiberglass sports car in the USA, beating the Corvette to market by one month. Featured a unique "pocket door" design that made the doors slide into the fender of the car. Only 435 were made for the 1954 model year. Kaiser eventually changed its name to Kaiser Jeep and was later taken over by American Motors.

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      10-01-2012 01:15 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post


      Kaiser Darrin - the first production fiberglass sports car in the USA, beating the Corvette to market by one month. Featured a unique "pocket door" design that made the doors slide into the fender of the car. Only 435 were made for the 1954 model year. Kaiser eventually changed its name to Kaiser Jeep and was later taken over by American Motors.
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      10-01-2012 01:27 PM #96
      Don't let Vwlarry see this or else you'll hear his lament about the front fender treatment of the Darrin versus the prototype.
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      10-01-2012 01:31 PM #97
      VWLarry seems to have left the building. Shame, that.
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      10-01-2012 01:47 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      VWLarry seems to have left the building. Shame, that.
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      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      VWLarry seems to have left the building. Shame, that.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      VWLarry is gone? That's a real shame. You, Larry and Dobes are some of the best reasons to come to this forum!
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