GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
4/16/24 10:33 p.m.

I've seen a white & red Huracan STO driving in Oshawa, ON a couple times within the last few weeks. Wasn't able to get a pic, but like this one:



 

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
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4/18/24 7:35 p.m.

 

Neighbor's stick G8. Cammed on Welds.

TJL (Forum Supporter)
TJL (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
4/18/24 9:17 p.m.

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing SuperDork
4/18/24 9:24 p.m.
XLR99 (Forum Supporter) said:

Met up with this guy to buy some moto accessories today.  89 Accord coupe with 5spd, bought new, never seen salt, it looks like a 2 year old car.

He's thinking of selling to get an answer next year.

I had an 88 in green. Loved that car. One of the best Hondas ever. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/18/24 9:51 p.m.

Speaking of unicorn Hondas...

clownkiller
clownkiller Dork
4/20/24 9:29 a.m.

Hwy 141 Norcross GA. 

P3PPY
P3PPY SuperDork
4/20/24 10:07 a.m.

In reply to clownkiller :

Whoa! I LOVE the lines on that!

P3PPY
P3PPY SuperDork
4/20/24 10:09 a.m.
jimbob_racing said:
XLR99 (Forum Supporter) said:

Met up with this guy to buy some moto accessories today.  89 Accord coupe with 5spd, bought new, never seen salt, it looks like a 2 year old car.

He's thinking of selling to get an answer next year.

I had an 88 in green. Loved that car. One of the best Hondas ever. 

I never had an 89 SEi notchback but collected the rest of the 3G set, even the 89 Prelude. I loved those cars so much. 

P3PPY
P3PPY SuperDork
4/20/24 10:13 a.m.

Look closely. 

P3PPY
P3PPY SuperDork
4/20/24 10:13 a.m.

Look closely. 

P3PPY
P3PPY SuperDork
4/20/24 10:15 a.m.

may be hard to read. It's the RAM minivan

P3PPY
P3PPY SuperDork
4/20/24 10:16 a.m.

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
4/21/24 2:44 p.m.

 

Hood Ferraris are the best Ferraris.

Noddaz
Noddaz PowerDork
4/22/24 8:13 a.m.

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
4/22/24 10:36 a.m.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
4/22/24 11:56 a.m.

Yellow unicorn. 1984 240D with AMG wheels. Looked brand new. Full of drum kit in front of the Pattenburg House, N.J.

buzzboy
buzzboy UltraDork
4/22/24 4:00 p.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

We never got 240TDs in the US but that one has US spec headlights. I wonder if it was gray market and federalized?

TJL (Forum Supporter)
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4/22/24 4:16 p.m.

Pete. (l33t FS)
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4/22/24 5:36 p.m.
P3PPY said:

Look closely. 

Of all of the FDs that I used to see on a regular basis, two out of three were right hand drive.  This shocked me.

I guess it's easier and cheaper to find a clean, not screwed up FD in Japan and have it sent here, vs. buying a US market unicorn.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
4/22/24 10:51 p.m.

In reply to buzzboy :

It is not a TD, just normally aspirated. That said, I don't remember US spec wagons when they were new.

buzzboy
buzzboy UltraDork
4/23/24 7:49 a.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

TD is how Mercedes denotes a wagon. So a 240D is a sedan while a 240TD is a wagon. The 240 engine, OM616, was never turbo charged. The 300 engine, OM617, could be had both turbo or NA. So it gets confusing that you could have a 300TD Turbo Diesel or 300TD Diesel or a 300D Turbo or a 300D Diesel. Then there were the (non us) gas powered variants....

Powar
Powar UltraDork
4/23/24 10:25 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
P3PPY said:Look closely. 

Of all of the FDs that I used to see on a regular basis, two out of three were right hand drive.  This shocked me.

I guess it's easier and cheaper to find a clean, not screwed up FD in Japan and have it sent here, vs. buying a US market unicorn.

They were only imported to the US '93-'95, but were sold elsewhere until '02. That's a LOT longer run to choose from.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/23/24 1:42 p.m.
Powar said:
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
P3PPY said:Look closely. 

Of all of the FDs that I used to see on a regular basis, two out of three were right hand drive.  This shocked me.

I guess it's easier and cheaper to find a clean, not screwed up FD in Japan and have it sent here, vs. buying a US market unicorn.

They were only imported to the US '93-'95, but were sold elsewhere until '02. That's a LOT longer run to choose from.

While true, it's only legal to import ones over 25 years old, so until fairly recently you could only import Series 6s anyway.

I guess the Series 7 models ('96-98) had a vastly improved solenoid rack setup, instead of the S6 maze of 80+ hoses that liked to split or pop off...

 

More weird trivia: Mazda made FDs in batches. All 1993 US market FDs were made in early 1992.  To add to the weird, when they realized that there was not going to be a 1996 US market FD, they ran another batch of 1995s in late 1995, while they were making 1996s for the home market.  The earliest any of those came to the US was in 1996 (in February, IIRC) but since they were made in 1995, they could legally be sold as 1995 model year cars.

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
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4/25/24 12:51 p.m.

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4/25/24 12:51 p.m.

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