What I Found Last Week

Part 65

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Often while spotting, I meet people, but no one I've met has been as great as the owner of this 1985 Peugeot 505 S. I first met him where the first and final pictures in the gallery were taken, as he was loading it with wood pallets a snowboard company gives out for free. He was very upbeat and enthusiastic, and almost immediately started showing me parts of the engine and the eccentric lug nuts. When he closed the engine cover, I asked him why he didn't close it all the way, and he said he didn't like to because it needed work so often. It makes an obnoxious rattling noise above 40 MPH, but he rarely goes that fast. He reckons that he's put over 200,000 miles on it, but the odometer is broken. He puts wood blocks under the windshield wipers so that they don't get bent by simply sitting against the window.

Once when he was driving it in Seattle (with no one behind him), he spotted a red 505 Turbo S sedan on the side of the road and slowed down to look at it. A woman on the sidewalk started to motion for him to pull over, so he did. She was the owner of the Turbo S, and she mistook him for a local magician with a wagon identical to his. He eventually met said magician when he put a note on his car reading, "I have parts".

He took great interest in my bike, said that he was a cyclist himself, and gave me a lot of tips. After maybe an hour of talking about cars, bikes, and spotting, we parted ways. I saw his car again (but not him) less than a half hour later at The Home Depot, and saw him there again four days later. Meeting him was definitely the best part of the week.

Rivian R1T

The woman operating it said that she worked for Rivian, and that it was a production-ready test car. She let me take as many pictures as I wanted, including of the interior, but I couldn't sit inside.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Audi R8

Lotus Evora GT

Saab 900 sedan

Oldsmobile Cutlass

Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary

Toyota Tercel WhiteHawk

Datsun 300ZX 50th Anniversary Edition

Shelby F-150

Plymouth Grand Voyager

Ford Mustang Mach 1

Volkswagen Quantum

I spotted this car four weeks ago, but I only had the space to take a picture of the front.

Dodge Charger

Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham

Toyota Previa LE S/C

Oldsmobile Aurora

Cadillac ELR

Jaguar XF 20d

Imported Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

It's fun to see a sticker for a dealership that's not in your country.

Plymouth Breeze

Eagle Talon

Audi RS6

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, classic flatbed truck, Willys Jeep Truck

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, classic flatbed truck, Willys Jeep Truck

Ford fire truck

Ford fire truck

Ford F-100

Ford F-100

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird

The Oldsmobile 88 nearby has been there for years.

The Oldsmobile 88 nearby has been there for years.

Ford Maverick

Ford Maverick

Mazda RX-7

Mazda RX-7

Ford Econoline

Ford Econoline

Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais

Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais

Toyota Camry wagon

Toyota Camry wagon

Mazda 929

Mazda 929

Pontiac Bonneville

Pontiac Bonneville

Mercedes-Benz W140

Mercedes-Benz W140

Lexus GS300

Lexus GS300

1999-2000 Hyundai Sonata

1999-2000 Hyundai Sonata

Subaru Legacy Outback sedan

Subaru Legacy Outback sedan

Volvo V70 R

Volvo V70 R

Suzuki Forenza

Suzuki Forenza

Suzuki XL7

Suzuki XL7

Subaru Baja with the bed extender in use

Subaru Baja with the bed extender in use

Volkswagen Routan

Volkswagen Routan

Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R

Volvo 9700. This was my first time ever seeing a Volvo bus. Unfortunately, the picture of the front transformed itself into a green screen, so all I've got is the back.

Volvo 9700. This was my first time ever seeing a Volvo bus. Unfortunately, the picture of the front transformed itself into a green screen, so all I've got is the back.

Cadillac ATS coupe

Cadillac ATS coupe

Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L

Cadillac CT4

Cadillac CT4

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Comments (10)

  • As always your spots are great, the forgotten cars you come across are great. I didn't know they made an outback sedan. I am also very surprised just how many people daily the cars in your area

      1 month ago
  • I liked the Rivian, Lotus, and Mach 1

      1 month ago
  • Love that Firebird and 300ZX

      1 month ago
  • Wow, very nice!

      1 month ago
  • rolls royce 👌

      1 month ago
    • I'm so happy Bentley and Rolls-Royce owners aspire to drive in the rain.

        1 month ago
    • Im happy that they even drive it 😂

      I've only seen 2 rolls royces in my life

        1 month ago
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