Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Results 101 to 125 of 142
  1. #101
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    7,281
    Reminds me of one of those BMW Isettas only squarish. Seems similar in design though -being 3 wheeled and all.

  2. #102
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Boy named SSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,646
    I would actually guess a garage-built electric car.

  3. #103
    All Lefty's, all the time Moderator
    Reputation: MendonCycleSmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    12,724
    Thanks, so stoked!

    GOB, yep, that's my cockpit, right there, only white leather. My buddy I got it from went through it all, (he found it) full fluid systems flush, new tires, etc.

    All the electrical stuff, rubber, etc seems perfect. It was in a barn, but dry and stable environmentally. Upstate NY doesn't get wicked hot, no salt in our air, so other than birds droppings on the roof causing some decent pitting (bummer) it's just like the day it went in. Doctor owned it, drove it sparingly, died within a few years of purchasing it, and the family just put it up on blocks and forgot about it.....

    SSue, that is a 1984 Citi Commuter. Electric, made in the US. My buddy got the Benz from is a bit of a micro/oddball car freak Subaru 360's, Honda S600, Datsun 1600 and 2000's, and a good collection of other wild stuff....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

    - FrostyStruthers



    www.mendoncyclesmith.com

  4. #104
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    7,281
    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    SSue, that is a 1984 Citi Commuter. Electric, made in the US.
    You're supposed to drive those things on the road? Scary.

  5. #105
    All Lefty's, all the time Moderator
    Reputation: MendonCycleSmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    12,724
    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    You're supposed to drive those things on the road? Scary.
    It's affectionately known as the electric cheese wedge in our biking group =

    Yep, top speed is like 35, not a super choice for the expressway....

    Citicar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

    - FrostyStruthers



    www.mendoncyclesmith.com

  6. #106
    bonked
    Reputation: IF52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,129
    Oops. Head on at 50mph. Other driver was in my lane. Pinky and ring finger on my right had still tingle 15 years later.

    Not sure how Classic it was, but I know there are some old VW fans on here
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails OT: VRC Picture Thread of Classic Cars-roccoside.jpg  

    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

  7. #107
    bonked
    Reputation: IF52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,129
    This replaced the Scirocco for a while, until I got bored. I dig the old water coolers.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails OT: VRC Picture Thread of Classic Cars-leftrear.jpg  

    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

  8. #108
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Gp.plus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    41

    OT: VRC Picture Thread of Classic Cars

    That Merc is awesome.. And I love those mkII scirocco's, especially with a set of euro bumpers on them.

  9. #109
    John Galt
    Reputation: cegrover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,638
    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    But what is that green thing beside the Benz?
    Vanguard Citicar??

    Edit: oops, didn't see last page...

  10. #110
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    74
    IF52 how did you like that 944? I've been looking at those online lately and they seem pretty cool
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

  11. #111
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    212

    My 1965 Stingray...

    Here's one of my favorite cars, my 1965 Stingray roadster-I put a really hot cam in it and it was a blast to drive-but, at 8 MPG, kinda expensive...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails OT: VRC Picture Thread of Classic Cars-j2048x1536-05117-1.jpg  


  12. #112
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    212

    My 1955 Speedster

    Here is another of my favorite cars. I restored it in the late 70's-took about 4 years-wish I still had it!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails OT: VRC Picture Thread of Classic Cars-j1000x750-13624.jpg  


  13. #113
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sho220's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,057
    Quote Originally Posted by FairfaxPat View Post
    Here is another of my favorite cars. I restored it in the late 70's-took about 4 years-wish I still had it!
    haha...awesome! Almost looks like you're sitting in one of those little pedal cars.

    And love the Stingray...that car just says "get outta my way or I'm gonna beat your *$#"

  14. #114
    bonked
    Reputation: IF52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,129
    It was actually a 1988 924S, which was for all intents and purposed a 924 body with a 2.5L 8V 944 motor in it. But to answer you question, I liked it a lot. Handled like it was on rails as the saying goes. Koni yellows all around and GC coilover kit up front. Slightly heavier springs and larger T-bars, 951S sway bars.

    Would love to have had more power, but not much you can do to the 8V NA motors, so I made the car lighter instead. Factory delete kit for the AC, manual steering, manual windows, manual sunroof, Momo seats, removed the hatch release motor, no rear wiper, etc. I had a set of NOS euro bumpers but never got around to installing them. I think all told about 200lbs lighter than stock.
    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

  15. #115
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sho220's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,057
    Future classic...

     photo IMG_4410.jpg

     photo IMG_5723.jpg

  16. #116
    All Lefty's, all the time Moderator
    Reputation: MendonCycleSmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    12,724
    Quote Originally Posted by sho220 View Post
    Future classic...
    For some reason it reminds me of the current Nissan Z's. Nice looking car.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

    - FrostyStruthers



    www.mendoncyclesmith.com

  17. #117
    John Galt
    Reputation: cegrover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,638
    Quote Originally Posted by sho220 View Post
    Future classic...
    Fantastic choice! We finally got one at the office for a week at the end of last year, so I got to drive it a bit - very satisfying.

  18. #118
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    16,765
    Not too keen that they look so similar to the BRZ. They didn't even try and make it different looking. Both seem a bit underpowered ya?
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  19. #119
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Boy named SSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,646
    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Not too keen that they look so similar to the BRZ. They didn't even try and make it different looking. Both seem a bit underpowered ya?
    Weren't these co-developed with Subaru?

    edit: The BRZ isn't even AWD, wtf Subaru?

  20. #120
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    16,765
    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    Weren't these co-developed with Subaru?

    edit: The BRZ isn't even AWD, wtf Subaru?
    I'd say so.



    vs

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails OT: VRC Picture Thread of Classic Cars-subaru-brz-rear-e1323929516680.jpg  

    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  21. #121
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    212

    1959 Mercedes 220S Ponton

    This was a sleeper I built about 30 years ago-it has a '63 327 out of a Vette with a 2 speed powerglide auto.-also upgraded to 15 inch wheels and big tires-was geared to go about 120 and it did low 13's at 108+ at the Wednesday drags at Sears at the time...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails OT: VRC Picture Thread of Classic Cars-59-benz.jpg  


  22. #122
    slow
    Reputation: sgltrak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    4,280
    Quote Originally Posted by FairfaxPat View Post
    This was a sleeper I built about 30 years ago-it has a '63 327 out of a Vette with a 2 speed powerglide auto.-also upgraded to 15 inch wheels and big tires-was geared to go about 120 and it did low 13's at 108+ at the Wednesday drags at Sears at the time...
    Sweet!

  23. #123
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    7,281
    Pat,

    My favorite part of your pictures is how happy you look in all of them. Big fat grins.

  24. #124
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    212
    Cool old cars do that to me!

  25. #125
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    195
    Hey I had a few of those when I was at college. Looks like the 220SE higher end model. I had a 4 door, a coupe and a convertible. Fun cars...classy interior all wood and leather...The only modification I made was, I had a cactus growing in the ashtray on the top of dash...well it was the 70's after all.

    Quote Originally Posted by FairfaxPat View Post
    This was a sleeper I built about 30 years ago-it has a '63 327 out of a Vette with a 2 speed powerglide auto.-also upgraded to 15 inch wheels and big tires-was geared to go about 120 and it did low 13's at 108+ at the Wednesday drags at Sears at the time...

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •