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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by wannabe » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:00 pm

took a call for a 1957 alfa romeo giulietta today.

he just said it was a 57 alfa romeo, so when i went to confirm if it was a 1900, 1900c, or giulietta, he thought i was asking the year (?!) and repeated slowly "no its a 1957". i know. thanks. first alfa romeo tho! gonna tell the alfa person from this place (who doesn't come here afaik) when i get home. i have her on tumblr.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by potownrob » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:52 am

wannabe wrote:took a call for a 1957 alfa romeo giulietta today.

he just said it was a 57 alfa romeo, so when i went to confirm if it was a 1900, 1900c, or giulietta, he thought i was asking the year (?!) and repeated slowly "no its a 1957". i know. thanks. first alfa romeo tho! gonna tell the alfa person from this place (who doesn't come here afaik) when i get home. i have her on tumblr.
i thought alfa was a boy :?: :? :?: :| :oops:
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by wannabe » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:56 am

potownrob wrote:
wannabe wrote:took a call for a 1957 alfa romeo giulietta today.

he just said it was a 57 alfa romeo, so when i went to confirm if it was a 1900, 1900c, or giulietta, he thought i was asking the year (?!) and repeated slowly "no its a 1957". i know. thanks. first alfa romeo tho! gonna tell the alfa person from this place (who doesn't come here afaik) when i get home. i have her on tumblr.
i thought alfa was a boy :?: :? :?: :| :oops:
was. past tense :D
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Post by wannabe » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:57 am

weds had a 1960 MG MGA. he goes "i bet thats not in your system" I tell him it is.

we have the polaris slingshot and freightliners and a whole host of things i've never heard of in there. everything.
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Post by potownrob » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:16 am

wannabe wrote:
potownrob wrote:
wannabe wrote:took a call for a 1957 alfa romeo giulietta today.

he just said it was a 57 alfa romeo, so when i went to confirm if it was a 1900, 1900c, or giulietta, he thought i was asking the year (?!) and repeated slowly "no its a 1957". i know. thanks. first alfa romeo tho! gonna tell the alfa person from this place (who doesn't come here afaik) when i get home. i have her on tumblr.
i thought alfa was a boy :?: :? :?: :| :oops:
was. past tense :D
huh?!? :shock: :?: :arrow: :?: :o
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by watkins » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:36 am

wannabe wrote:weds had a 1960 MG MGA. he goes "i bet thats not in your system" I tell him it is.
I mean its not common, but its not exactly the most unusual car in the world.
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Post by wannabe » Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:18 pm

watkins wrote:
wannabe wrote:weds had a 1960 MG MGA. he goes "i bet thats not in your system" I tell him it is.
I mean its not common, but its not exactly the most unusual car in the world.
i've got 60 mg magnette, mg mga, mg midget, a 54 arnolt-mg mg and a 53 arnolt-mg mg. idk what the last two are...

we have MG's from the 1934 mg pb midget to a 2005 mg tf (which i looked up and it looks like a normal sporty sedan. we have peugeot's in the system. i think theres everything in there o.o
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by IMBoring25 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:07 pm

Citroen 2CV? Just saw one today.

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Post by Rope-Pusher » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:24 am

IMBoring25 wrote:Citroen 2CV? Just saw one today.
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You know the name means "Two Horsepower", right?

I've driven one...the head of engineering bought one to "open our eyes". He was French, from Renault and then American Motors, and he refered to it as the "Deux Chevaux" - with a tear in his eye. I would imagine he celebrated many "Firsts" in a 2CV.

Thank DOG that's "Taxable Horsepower" and not "SAE Brake Horsepower"

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Post by wannabe » Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:19 pm

IMBoring25 wrote:Citroen 2CV? Just saw one today.
so i looked this up on google cuz i didn't know the years it was made (1948-1990). then typed 1990 cit into my computer system and "no matching records found, please refine your search"

I guess citroen is not in the system. i even googled for the Citroën. with the dots. and put it in there. nope.
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Post by noob5,000,000 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:20 pm

I saw a Ford Mondeo with a manufacturer license plate today. It appeared to be the hatchback version.
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Post by tankinbeans » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:36 pm

Me likey. I don't understand why that style isn't more prevalent for the hatch averse. It's so much more useful than the sedan. I liked the Fusion that my friend had.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by wannabe » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:27 pm

yesterday i took a call for a 68 goat and a 30 ford model a. the model a they were taking it for a joy ride (in milwaukee) and it crapped out. at least they can take it out! was a nice day. the goat needed a jump...
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by noob5,000,000 » Sat May 14, 2016 5:30 am

I saw a Lamborghini Huracan today. Damn, that's a good looking car, even when you only see it for a couple seconds as it goes by you on the other side of the road.

It was a metallic gray color, like this:
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