Friday, September 30, 2011

San Francisco Street Sighting - 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victoria

I'm hit or miss on the majority of vehicles - sometimes I only like one model year of a particular car because it has just the right combination of styling, features, dash design, whatever. For example, the 2004 Pontiac Vibe. I liked the '04 model because it had white gauge numerals instead of red. I already liked the new-for-'03 body style, but hated the gauges. In 2005 it was facelifted and I never liked it again.
You may be saying that has nothing to do with the 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 pictured below, but it's more relevant than you might think. I've been called a Ford fanboy, and in some cases it's true. However I don't fawn over every Blue Oval creation, and have been particularly ambivalent about the 1959 Fords.

Monday, September 26, 2011

San Francisco Street Sighting - 1971 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super

Rounding out this week's Alfa series is a Giulia Super sedan. I'll admit it, this is one of the most baffling cars I've ever tried to date, aside from the Citroen Traction Avant. Produced from 1962 to 1978, the Alfa Romeo Giulia used to be common as dirt in Italy. Even in San Francisco where old import cars number in the dozens, you can still find one every now and then. I got lucky while walking to one of my classes one day, and found this tan Giulia Super parked in front of a bike shop.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

San Francisco Street Sighting - 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider

Second in this week's Alfa series is a 1967 Spider. Normally I resist photographing Alfa Spiders unless they're something really special. Most are the common 1980s models that are usually beaten half to death and look like something from a Top Gear Cheap Car Challenge. And if they aren't, I just don't bother looking twice. Don't get me wrong, they're undoubtedly fun little enthusiast cars. So is a Miata, and I don't normally photograph those either.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

San Francisco Street Sighting - 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV

I've probably been playing too much Grand Theft Auto IV, but I've also been spoiled for choice when browsing my archives trying to pick a car to feature. So I'll take a leaf from Brucie Kibbutz's book and be genetically different, baby. ALPHA. Or Alfa, even.

This week, let's look at some Alfa Romeos.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

California Streets Mega List: 1960-Present

The California Streets List: 1960-Present
Click any picture below to view the vehicle's feature post.

1900-1959 vehicles can be found here.

1960 Cadillac Sedan DeVille1960 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe1960 Chevrolet Corvette1960 Chevrolet Corvette1960 Chevrolet Impala1960 Chrysler Saratoga1960 Ford Thunderbird1960 Lotus Type 14 Elite1960 Peugeot 4031960 Plymouth Fury Convertible1960 Volkswagen Type 2 Pickup1961 Austin-Healey Sprite Custom1961 Cadillac Series 621961 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 9001961 Comet sedan1961 Ford Falcon1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner convertible1961 Ford Thunderbird1961 Hillman Minx1961 International Harvester Scout 801961 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight1961 Porsche 356B Sunroof Coupe1961 Rambler Classic Cross Country Custom1961 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus Pickup1962 Chevrolet Chevy II 100 wagon1962 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan1962 Chevrolet Impala sedan1962 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan1962 Chrysler 3001962 Dodge W200 Power Wagon Town Wagon1962 Fiat Ghia 1500 GT1962 Ford Falcon1962 Ford Falcon Ranchero1962 Ford Thunderbird1962 Magirus-Deutz Mercur 125A Fire Pumper1962 Mercury Comet Custom1962 Mercury Monterey1962 Mercury Monterey1962 Plymouth Fury1962 Plymouth Valiant1962 Plymouth Valiant1962 Pontiac Catalina1962 Rambler Classic Cross Country Custom Wagon1962 Studebaker Lark1962 Sunbeam Alpine Series II Roadster1962 Triumph TR3B1963 Buick Electra 225 convertible1963 Buick Riviera1963 Buick Wildcat convertible1963 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside1963 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Sportsvan1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 9001963 Chrysler 3001963 Chrysler New Yorker1963 Dodge Polara Convertible1963 Ford Falcon Club Wagon1963 Ford Falcon Club Wagon1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Town Sedan1963 Ford Galaxie Country Sedan1963 Ford Thunderbird1963 Lincoln Continental1963 Lincoln Continental1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible1963 Mercury Comet Custom1963 Mercury Monterey Custom Breezeway1963 Oldsmobile Starfire Holiday Coupe1963 Plymouth Belvedere Station Wagon1963 Plymouth Valiant V-200 Convertible1963 Rambler American 440 convertible1963 Rambler American Station Wagon1963 Studebaker Lark Cruiser1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona R21963 Triumph TR4 roadster1963 Triumph TR4 roadster1963 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus pickup1963 Volvo PV544 Sport1964 Amphicar 7701964 Buick Riviera1964 Buick Skylark1964 Cadillac Sedan DeVille1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray1964 Chevrolet Impala1964 Chrysler 300K1964 Dodge 8801964 Dodge Dart 2701964 Ford Anglia 105E Deluxe1964 Ford Galaxie 5001964 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible1964 Ford Galaxie Country Squire1964 Ford Thunderbird1964 International Harvester C-1100 Pickup1964 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404S1964 Mercury Comet1964 Mercury Montclair Breezeway1964 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass1964 Oldsmobile Jetstar 881964 Porsche 356C1964 Rambler American 2201964 Rambler American 4401964 Rambler Classic 6601964 Studebaker Daytona1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk R11964 Volvo PV 5441965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI1965 Austin Mini Cooper Mk11965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII roadster1965 Buick LeSabre1965 Buick Special1965 Chevrolet C-10 Fleetside pickup1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza convertible1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza convertible1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray1965 Chevrolet Impala1965 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan1965 Citroën DS 191965 Dodge Dart GT1965 Fiat 6001965 Ford Fairlane 5001965 Ford Falcon 2-door sedan1965 Ford Falcon1965 Ford Falcon Futura1965 Ford Galaxie 5001965 Ford Galaxie 500 sedan1965 Ford Mustang1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback1965 Grumman-Olson Kurb Side1965 Mercury Comet Caliente1965 Mercury Monterey1965 Mercury Park Lane Marauder1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible1965 Plymouth Barracuda1965 Plymouth Barracuda1965 Plymouth Fury III1965 Pontiac GTO1965 Porsche 356 SC1965 Rambler Classic 770 Coupe1965 Rambler Classic 770 Cross Country1965 Rambler Classic 770 Cross Country1965 Sunbeam Alpine 1725 Roadster1965 Volkswagen Type 3 1600 Notchback1965 Volvo 122S Station Wagon1965 Volvo P1800S1966 Austin Cooper S1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Wagon1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo Convertible1966 Chrysler 3001966 Chrysler 300 Convertible1966 Chrysler Newport Convertible1966 Chrysler Newport1966 Datsun 4111966 Dodge Charger1966 Dodge Dart GT1966 Dodge Polara Wagon1966 Ford Econoline Pickup1966 Ford Fairlane 5001966 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupe1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible1966 Ford Galaxie Country Sedan1966 Ford Thunderbird1966 Jaguar 3.8 S-Type1966 Jaguar 4201966 Jaguar E-Type 2+21966 Mercury Comet 2021966 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet1966 Plymouth Sport Fury1966 Plymouth Valiant V-2001966 Pontiac Catalina Convertible1966 Pontiac GTO convertible1966 Pontiac Ventura1966 Toyota Stout 1900 Pickup1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super1967 Austin Mini Cooper S1967 BMW 2000CS1967 Buick LeSabre Custom 400 Sport Coupe1967 Buick Skylark1967 Cadillac Coupe De Ville Convertible1967 Chevrolet Biscayne1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS1967 Datsun 520 1300 Pickup1967 Dodge Monaco 5001967 Ford Cortina 1600 GT1967 Ford Cortina Mk II1967 Ford Fairlane Ranchero1967 Ford Falcon1967 Ford LTD1967 Ford Mustang1967 Ford Mustang Fastback1967 Ford Mustang Fastback1967 Ford Mustang GT Convertible1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Convertible Tribute1967 Ford Thunderbird Fordor Landau1967 Imperial Crown1967 Mercedes-Benz 200 Diesel (W110)1967 Mercury Cougar XR-71967 Nissan Patrol L601967 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Holiday Sedan1967 Peugeot 4041967 Plymouth Barracuda1967 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible1967 Pontiac Tempest Custom1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow1967 Triumph 1200 Sports1968 AMC AMX1968 Austin America1968 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk IV1968 BMW 2800CS1968 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible1968 Cadillac Coupe DeVille1968 Chevrolet C20 Panel Truck1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu wagon1968 Chevrolet El Camino1968 Chevrolet Impala Wagon1968 Chevrolet Van1968 Dodge A100 Tradesman1968 Dodge A108 Custom Sportsman1968 Dodge Coronet 4401968 Dodge Coronet 4401968 Ford Falcon1968 Ford F-100 pickup1968 Ford Galaxie 500 sedan1968 Ford Galaxie 500XL1968 Ford LTD Country Squire wagon1968 Ford Ranchero1968 Lincoln Continental1968 Lincoln Continental coupe1968 Mercedes-Benz 250SL1968 Mercury Cougar XR-71968 Mercury Cougar XR-71968 Mercury Montego MX1968 Morgan Plus 41968 Plymouth Fury III wagon1968 Plymouth Valiant Signet1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible1968 Saab 95 V41968 Triumph TR 250 Roadster1968 Volkswagen 1600TL (Type 3)1969 AMC Javelin SST1969 AMC Javelin SST1969 Buick Riviera1969 Chevrolet Caprice1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza1969 Citroën DS21 Pallas1969 Dodge Dart Custom1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+21969 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe1969 Ford Fairlane 5001969 Ford Mustang Mach 11969 Lotus Elan S4 S/E Drophead Coupe1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Cale Yarborough Special1969 MG MGB GTMini Cooper1969 Plymouth Fury III convertible1969 Plymouth Fury III Convertible1969 Plymouth Fury III sedan1969 Pontiac Grand Prix Model J1969 Rover TC 20001969 Saab 96 V41970 Cadillac Eldorado1970 Cadillac Superior Crown Sovereign Funeral Coach1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 3961970 Chevrolet Chevelle wagon1970 Chevrolet CST-101970 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan1970 Citroën Ami 8 Break1970 Citroën DS1970 Citroën DS211970 Dodge A108 Custom Sportsman1970 Dodge Charger1970 Dodge D3001970 Fiat 125 Special1970 Fiat 500L1970 Ford Galaxie XL1970 Ford Torino GT Convertible1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Convertible1970 Mini Cooper S1970 Mini Cooper1970 Mini Mk III1970 Morris Minor 1000 Van1970 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight LS Holiday sedan1970 Opel Kadett L1970 Plymouth Barracuda Gran Coupe1970 Plymouth Satellite1970 Saab Sonett III1970 Toyota Corona Deluxe1970 Toyota Corona Mark II wagon1970 Toyota Corona Mark II 1900 Wagon 4x41970 Volkswagen Beetle 1500 Wunderbug1970 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus Pickup1971 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super1971 AMC Hornet1971 BMW 3.0 CSi1971 Chevrolet Chevelle wagon1971 Chevrolet Impala Custom1971 Chrysler Newport Royal1971 Datsun 5101971 Datsun 5101971 Datsun 12001971 Dodge Challenger R/T1971 Fiat 500L1971 Ford Bronco Sport1971 Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon1971 Ford Maverick1971 Ford Mustang Mach 11971 Ford Ranchero1971 Honda N6001971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (W113)1971 Mini 1000 Automatic1971 Plymouth Duster1971 Pontiac Grand Ville convertible1971 Toyota Corona Mark II 1900 Automatic Wagon1971 Volkswagen 411 Wagon1971 Volvo 1800E1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 Berlina1972 AMC Hornet SST1972 AM General M35A2C1972 BMW 2002 Touring1972 BMW 3.0S1972 Buick Riviera1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 limousine1972 Cadillac Superior Crown Landaulet Funeral Coach1972 Chevrolet C-20 Custom Camper1972 Chevrolet El Camino1972 Chevrolet Kingswood1972 Chevrolet Vega GT Kammback1972 Citroën 2CV41972 Datsun 240Z1972 Datsun 5101972 Dino 246 GT1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/41972 Fiat 850 Sport Spider1972 Fiat Giannini 500 TV1972 Ford Galaxie 500 Coupe1972 Ford Gran Torino1972 Ford Mustang Mach 11972 Ford Ranchero1972 GMC C1500 Stepside Pickup1972 International Harvester 1210 Travelette Pickup1972 Jeep Commando1972 Jeep Commando1972 Jeep Wagoneer1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV1972 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Convertible1972 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Holiday coupe1972 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser1972 Porsche 9141972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia1972 Volvo 1800ES1973 AMC Gremlin1973 AMC Javelin SST1973 Buick Electra 225 Limited1973 Cadillac Superior Hearse1973 Chevrolet Caprice Classic1973 Ford Pinto1973 Ford Torino1973 Jensen-Healey roadster1973 Land Rover Series III1973 Lincoln Continental1973 Mercury Comet1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Holiday sedan1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Holiday sedan1973 Plymouth Valiant Scamp1973 Pontiac Le Mans Sport Coupe1973 Toyota Corona Deluxe1973 Toyota Corona Mark II1973 Triumph TR6 Roadster1973 Volkswagen 4121973 Volkswagen Squareback1973 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing1973 Volvo 1800ES1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce1974 Alfa Romeo GTV1974 AMC Hornet1974 BMW 3.0 CS Automatic1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT1974 Chevrolet Vega 23001974 Datsun 610 Coupe1974 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon1974 Ford Pinto wagon1974 Jeep J-10 Pickup1974 Jensen-Healey Mk II convertible1974 Kent Cortez motorhome1974 Mazda B1600 Pickup1974 Toyota Corona Deluxe1974 Triumph TR6 Roadster1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing1974 Volvo 164E1975 Chevrolet LUV1975 Chevrolet Monza V81975 Datsun 280Z1975 Jeep DJ-5D1975 Land Rover 101 FC Military Ambulance1975 MG Midget1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4421975 Pontiac Astre SJ1975 Pontiac Catalina1976 AMC Pacer X1976 Buick Estate Wagon1976 Buick LeSabre Custom1976 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic1976 Chevrolet Nova Concours Cabriolet1976 Ford Mustang II1976 Ford Ranchero 5001976 Mini 10001976 Morris Mini Clubman1976 Toyota Corolla1976 Toyota Corolla Deluxe Liftback1977 AMC Hornet AMX1977 BMW 630CSi1977 Buick Century wagon1977 Buick Regal1977 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Landau1977 Chevrolet Monza 2+21977 Citroën 2CV61977 Dodge Aspen Custom coupe1977 Ford Granada1977 Ford Granada coupe1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V1977 Mercury Grand Marquis1977 Mercury Monarch Coupe1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass S1977 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ1977 Pontiac Sunbird Sport Coupe1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II1977 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Champagne Edition1978 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT1978 AMC Pacer Wagon1978 Buick Century Custom1978 Chevrolet Chevette1978 Chevrolet Chevette1978 Citroën GS Pallas1978 Ford Fiesta1978 Ford Pinto Runabout1978 Ford Ranchero1978 International Scout II1978 International Scout II1978 Lincoln Continental Town Car1978 Toyota Cressida1978 Toyota Truck1979 AMC Concord D/L1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille1979 Chrysler 3001979 Chevrolet Corvette L-821979 Chrysler New Yorker1979 Ford LTD 2-Door Sedan1979 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon1979 Ford Ranchero GT1979 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau1979 Honda Accord CVCC1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V1979 Plymouth Horizon1979 Plymouth Sapporo1979 Replicars Phaeton1980 Porsche 911SC1980 Volkswagen Dasher1981 AMC Eagle 4WD Wagon1981 Bradley GT II Electric1981 DeLorean DMC-121981 Lancia Zagato1981 Toyota Celica GTA 10th Anniversary Sunchaser1981 Toyota Celica Sunchaser1981 Toyota Corolla Liftback1982 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Pickup1982 Jeep Cherokee Laredo1982 Plymouth Sapporo1982 Toyota Starlet S1983 Chrysler Executive Sedan1983 Honda Civic Wagon1983 Mitsubishi Starion1984 Citroën 2CV Charleston1984 Excalibur Series IV Phaeton1984 Ford Mustang SVO1984 Peugeot 5051985 Mercedes-Benz 409D Trueblood RV1985 Mercury Grand Marquis LS coupe1985 Subaru BRAT GL1986 AMC Eagle 4WD Wagon1986 AM General M998 HMMWV Troop Carrier1986 AM General HMMWV "Humvee"1986 Citroën 2CV1986 Oldsmobile Firenza Coupe1986 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur1986 Vixen 21TD1987 Cadillac Cimarron1987 Chevrolet Turbo Sprint1987 Ford Mustang GT1987 Maserati Biturbo i Spyder1987 Merkur XR4Ti1987 Mitsubishi Starion Turbo1987 Nissan Sentra GXE wagon1987 Pontiac 6000 STE1987 Porsche 911 Carrera1987 Sterling 825S1987 Suzuki Samurai JX1987 Yugo GV1987 Yugo GV1988 CMC Tiffany Classic1988 Isuzu Impulse1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo1988 Lotus Esprit Turbo1989 Cadillac Brougham Hess & Eisenhardt 6-Door Limousine1989 Merkur Scorpio1989 Nissan S-Cargo1989 Peugeot 405 Mi161989 Peugeot 405S1989 Volvo 780 Bertone1990 BMW M31991 Alfa Romeo 164S1992 GMC Typhoon1992 GMC Typhoon1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra1993 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i1993 Toyota Supra1994 BMW 840Ci1994 Dodge Grand Caravan Art Car1995 Ferrari 456 GT1995 GMC G2500 Vandura1995 Lotus Esprit S4s1995 Porsche 9681995 Porsche 968 Cabriolet1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Art Car1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster2001 Isuzu VehiCROSS Ironman Edition2001 Qvale Mangusta2003 Daihatsu Move Custom2003 Lamborghini Murciélago 40th Anniversary Edition2003 Wuling LZW 6360Bi1 Dragon2005 Chevrolet SSR Indy 500 Parade Truck2008 ZENN LSV2009 Pontiac G8 GT Sport2013 Morgan 3-Wheeler