procainestart
procainestart SuperDork
8/21/22 5:10 p.m.

Unmistakable sounds of a diesel. It's LHD and the license plate is fake, so maybe not a unicorn and just a swap into a US car? Google says 200 TDI is one of their engines. I don't know much about these cars... 

procainestart
procainestart SuperDork
8/21/22 5:13 p.m.

Micro Subaru 

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
8/21/22 8:09 p.m.
procainestart said:

Micro Subaru 

Those Hoshinos are rad

Slippery
Slippery PowerDork
8/21/22 9:15 p.m.

Slippery
Slippery PowerDork
8/21/22 9:16 p.m.

grover
grover Dork
8/21/22 11:17 p.m.

 I have a strong suspicion someone here and I are neighbors. 

grover
grover Dork
8/21/22 11:31 p.m.

In reply to procainestart :

200 was certainly an available motor.  Not sure it was a us spec though honestly. I saw a rhd diesel classic here the other day and was pretty surprised. They're awfully rare. 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) SuperDork
8/22/22 7:28 a.m.

In reply to grover :

Frickin spooly power adder out of the hood!

iansane
iansane Dork
8/22/22 10:51 a.m.

In reply to procainestart :

Avalon Way?

If so, isn't there a rover shop up around those parts?

clownkiller
clownkiller HalfDork
8/22/22 12:55 p.m.

In reply to grover :

Looks like their Champcar racer. There does look to be an exposed turbo setup. Pictures from a google search....

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) SuperDork
8/22/22 1:17 p.m.

Turbo cup copy, I like it.

Slippery
Slippery PowerDork
8/23/22 8:55 a.m.

Loweguy5
Loweguy5 HalfDork
8/23/22 9:32 a.m.

I was today minus 2 days old when I learned these existed.  Lotus Excel as seen at Lime Rock:

Slippery
Slippery PowerDork
8/23/22 9:36 a.m.

In reply to Loweguy5 :

I just learned that today.

fatallightning
fatallightning HalfDork
8/23/22 10:11 a.m.

I met someone with an Excel at Greenwich Radwood this year. I somehow can't remember the color though. He was surpised I knew what it was. They used Toyota MK3 Supra tranmissions and rear ends IIRC. Here's one sitting on Celica Supra wheels actually, not sure if this was ever a factory thing though.

EricM
EricM SuperDork
8/23/22 11:48 a.m.

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/23/22 1:56 p.m.
fatallightning said:

I met someone with an Excel at Greenwich Radwood this year. I somehow can't remember the color though. He was surpised I knew what it was. They used Toyota MK3 Supra tranmissions and rear ends IIRC. Here's one sitting on Celica Supra wheels actually, not sure if this was ever a factory thing though.

TBH, on those wheels if it didn't have that plate on it with EXCEL you would think it's a Mk 2 Supra..  

Found this not far from home, haven't seen one in years.  AND, the rear quarters aren't rusted under the window moldings..

fatallightning
fatallightning HalfDork
8/23/22 3:00 p.m.

Ricks Toy Box Adult Store indeed.

procainestart
procainestart SuperDork
8/23/22 6:48 p.m.

In reply to iansane :

Yep, Avalon. I haven't seen a shop nearby but I don't spend much time in the area. I know there is/was a shop north of town on Aurora, and Google says there's one in Interbay, so enough people around who are into the cars enough to own one with a diesel. 

NOT A TA
NOT A TA UltraDork
8/23/22 9:18 p.m.

In reply to 06HHR (Forum Supporter) :

Pontiac Skybird Esprit, very few originals still in existence.

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/23/22 9:21 p.m.

In reply to NOT A TA :

And.. the interior is intact, the dash isn't even broken.  They are asking $8500. It's one of the few 2nd gen birds I've seen lately that's reasonably priced.

Come to think, this may be the only blue bird I've ever seen. Yellow bird and Red bird esprit were common back in the day.

NY Nick
NY Nick Dork
8/23/22 10:24 p.m.

procainestart
procainestart SuperDork
8/24/22 10:30 a.m.

 

Rodan
Rodan SuperDork
8/24/22 11:16 a.m.
procainestart said:

 

Should we love it because it's so nice, or hate it because it probably never gets dirty?  

buzzboy
buzzboy SuperDork
8/24/22 1:14 p.m.

I prefer my Jeeps as street vehicles,  so I'll admire how clean it is.

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