Show Us the Coolest Street-Parked Cars You’ve Found

Jalopnik ran a great post this morning showing a Volvo Sugga parked on a London street. That’s one hell of a find. Especially in the middle of London! But cool cars prevail the world over and carspotting is a global game. What are some of the greatest that you’ve found while out and about?

Carspotting is fun. Especially when you’re in an area away from home. This is where you have a high likelihood of coming across the new, unusual, and interesting. Friend-of-Hooniverse Elana Scherr does a great job posting the random cars she finds to her Instagram page. I post some cool finds myself on occasion. In fact, I came across one yesterday while exploring beyond my own neighborhood.

This one isn’t technically street parked, of course. But it was in the driveway just a few feet from the sidewalk. Quarantine rules apply here today, so I’m letting this one slide. The car above is a 1989 Ford Mustang transformed by Saleen into the SSC Mustang. I’m a sucker for specific license plates, so this one is a double-fun spot for me.

What have you spotted? Share your pics in the comments below.

[Lead image courtesy of Jalopnik]

25 Comments

  1. The Sugga really is a crazy thing. I tried to find a video from the early days of YouTube, where someone put a massive Dodge engine into a TP21 and went wild on it – leaving much of the interior as is, except for some sound-deadening. Didn’t find it, but this one with only an unforgivable choice of steering wheel is quite close:

    Cars I like need neither be particularly fast, nor good, nor pretty. My favourites are pretty much what I find on vacation. A craptacular Moskovich, similar to what my uncle had while we were still trapped behind a real and an imaginary wall:

    https://i.ibb.co/xJmQLFt/20150704-131115.jpg

    A truck disguised as a limousine:

    https://i.ibb.co/72H1nM8/20150704-131104.jpg

    …and an Iranian Peugeot 405-derivative:

    https://i.ibb.co/HVdvY4j/20150702-221904.jpg

    1. Ok, for the record: I have never heard of, nor seen an image of, this vehicle before. I just learned something new.

  2. Apologies for the links instead of embedded photos, as I have nothing worthwhile on my phone at the moment.

    Morgan Aero8, in a Toronto municipal parking lot.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/o8DWcWat6a81Lfwg9

    Ferrari 400, street-parked near a friend’s apartment in Toronto
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/TVAHK3QrW2At7zSD9

    Aston Martin DB2 at the Stonehenge parking lot
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/eWNav43es2QnpUX87

    MkI Ford Cortina (and bonus shockingly clean Dodge Stratus) in Reykjavik
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/y5rfLNc1nAwRV2hn7

    Pinzgauer in Toronto
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/TNcZkWudGcdj8NKv6

  3. Coolest street-parked car that I’ve seen, ever? Porsche Carrera GT, parked in Carmel, CA, a day or two after Historics one year (which I blew off in favor of a visit to Bonneville Speed Week at the same time)…. but I can’t find that image. Best that I could find on the memory card is a street-parked Bristol 405, that I saw in Grand Haven, MI, a block from Lake Michigan, one summer day. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9b0d59ff4a3c7721f7db7c48e8affe7c34c7a3786cb23b26046bd77b2748c0d.jpg

    1. These are from our trip to Isreal:

      This Aston was parked a few hundred yards from the wailing wall:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/763074e5a3dc7a7b3b4533fa3b5a3163391b90a64e906d10642e3cd3901a87ed.jpg

      Found this Mitsubishi Expo (evidently called Chariot outside the US) walking back to the hotel one night:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/11fc3a436619a83ca65118d7686055dc1fbed86e36ff73851ea1a4984f281458.jpg

      Police near the wailing wall had this Pajero and a GM van badged SavanaMAX.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/58841eec1c0ade4f9c42fa078741f38e76547902010700cfbe594b131a378ab0.jpg

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cab88423c3f4cdb4fe4d4d1fdf02cfdffea1298ef8cea00e86c7e1f1d1c92d7b.jpg

      Another Jerusalem Pajero:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76c6893f54bba64dfeb4c715f1b3ae81ccf20c4a8cd2d8c30e1e2c9c4793b8c5.jpg

      Most older cars in Isreal were beat, this BMW Compact was a notable exception:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1602ee609dbfe54e6698b4d1607a6fe2183c745df63fe8aa1da0ec2c45b90435.jpg

      This old Subaru was driven to the dessert between Jerusalem and Jericho by a vendor to sell to us tourists:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c4f705985db9a0eeb4b43d92e90bdad4b56427dc88befc5f3b157680befb8ad.jpg

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