Tuesday, January 25

1973 Volkswagen Type 181 (THING)

Orange sardine can.

Tucson, AZ
Type 181 Wiki
Photo: Gardner Murray

1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL

The rarest of W113 models, the 250 saw one year of production before being bumped up to the 280 for the 1968 model year. Paul Bracq's designs were among the most iconic of M-B's.

Santa Fe, NM
Photo: Bill Stengel

Saturday, January 22

1986 Toyota Cargo Van

Hanyman's special with tear drop windows.

MasterACE Wikipedia

Photo: Peter Kleeman

1968 Mercury Cougar

In my opinion, this is definitely one of those car models that got worse with age. These first generation Cougars are indeed Cougars , but everything after really stinks.

Tucson, AZ
1st Gen. Wikipedia
Photo: Gardner Murray

Wednesday, January 19

1978 Toyota Hilux

This was a few feet away from the 1978 Datsun 620.  Someone's got mini truck fever.  I'm loving the graphics and wide-stance rear end.

Tucson, AZ
2nd Gen. Wiki
Photo: Gardner Murray

Tuesday, January 18

1987 Vixen 21 Turbo Diesel

After squinting at a grainy close-up of the trunk emblem and deciding it was a Turbo Diesel I noticed the BMW emblem on the hood.  A sure sign that this is a "21" model with a BMW Turbo Diesel, making it even more interesting.  These creatures were only available for 3 years, due to all the abductions.

Vixen Wikipedia

Photo: Peter Kleeman

1977 Datsun 620

Mini Truckin'

Tucson, AZ
620 Wiki
Photo: Gardner Murray

Monday, January 17

1978 Chevrolet LUV 4x4

California Dreamin'.....  This is a rare bird to see still on the road in the Northeast.

Brooklyn, NY
LUV Wikipedia
Photo: Peter Kleeman

1974 Jeep CJ-5 Custom

Is it possible to own a Jeep without customizing it?  This one's been outfitted for hunting gerbils.

Tucson, AZ
CJ-5 Wikipedia
Photo: Gardner Murray