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What's the rarest car you've spotted in the wild?

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Old 05-06-2011, 03:51 PM   #21
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a maserati and delorean in houston.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:03 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by texan_eagle_scout View Post
Here in Phoenix proper, Ferrari's are an occasional spot, rarely a Lambo. I have only seen maybe 2 Prowlers (incl this one). I don't live in or travel through more affluent area that often, so while I know there are some real exotics/hypercars/super luxe here in Phoenix, I just don't see them that often between my work (south PHX) and home (north central PHX).

Here everyone and their wanna be gangster cousin drives a Mercedes, so I don't include that as rare. I have seen the coupe Bentley hardtop. That really looks impressive. I did see a DeLorean a couple of weeks ago (complete with custom plate text like Back To The Future)

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Old 05-06-2011, 05:00 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Milhouse86 View Post
Yah I got to sit in an original 66 ac cobra. Not a kit car. I really can't think of a more rare car.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:34 PM   #24
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I have seen a De Lorean and a Ford GT40 on the road also. In addition I did see one of those electric Teslas (sp.?) on the freeway.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:33 PM   #25
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Shoot, how much space have we got? Being a professional driver in one capacity or another around the whole Phoenix metro area you see quite a few, especially in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Unfortunately, I'm usually too busy dodging my fellow motorists to take pics. A few I remember off the top of my head:

Numerous Lambos
Ferraris, old and new (including my favorite, the 288 GTO)
Bugatti Veyron
Classic Bugattis, including a $5m 1950's Mille Miglia (sp?) racer
Genuine Cobras
ZR-1 Vettes
A couple Panteras
Ford GT's
A sprinkling of Aston Martins, including a DB5 and the newer Vanquish and Vantage
Vintage Big 3 muscle cars--take your pick
AMC Matadors and AMX's
A few Prowlers, including a couple with the little color-matched trailer they offered
The occasional Avanti

There are others. Arizona's a mecca for classic cars and collectors. The dry air means no rust, and there's six nice months out of the year for driving the older rides that are more weather-sensitive.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:35 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by HTOWN stunna View Post
a maserati and delorean in houston.
LOL, I saw a Delorean speeding on HWY 290.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:38 PM   #27
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Although not necessarily "rare", we had two Maybachs parked side-by-side (father and son) in our parking lot a few years back. They belonged to the family that donated the money to construct our new College of Business building.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:01 PM   #28
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LOL, I saw a Delorean speeding on HWY 290.
Did he get to 88 mph? haha

There is a Delorean shop/garage/dealer off 59 and beltway 8 on the east side of town

I saw a Lamborghini and a Ferrari both heading N up 45 towards Dallas
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The car I was probably conceived in . Wish my dad did not sell it !!!! All because GAS prices were going through the roof ( .57 cents a gallon at the time '75 ) and it was not a family car . 1969 Plymouth RoadRunner Hemi
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:20 PM   #30
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I wish it excited me like it used to : /

After working in a 5 Star hotel, and in Beverly Hills no less, I saw Rolls Royce, Lambo's, Aston Martins of all sorts, Bentlys, etc. on a daily basis, (and more than one, sometimes more than one at a TIME!!!)

I used to want a Lamborghini Diablo, but after seeing so many Murcielagos and Gallardos, I just don't care any more.

The rarest I've seen (even in Beverly Hills, to this day I've only seen one) is the Bugatti Veyron.
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