Saturday, September 28, 2013

Automotif XXII...

Good day for car-spotting in the Good Morning Mama's parking lot...

Convertiballin'! What have we here?

Looks like a 1967 Pontiac GTO...

...and Triumph TR6. Love the Union Jack licence plate surround!
I enjoyed a "stuffed burrito Sonoma" on the veranda. It was a splendid morning for it.

15 comments:

Bob said...

My favorite year, color and configuration of the GTO.

JohninMd(help?) said...

Tam is probably not old enough to remember the "Monkee-Mobile" that George Barris built for the tee-wee show. A stretched '67 Goat w/a touring-car top....candy apple red, IIRC.....

Brigid said...

The Triumph looks just like Madeline Car, who is out in the garage, except she is red. Beautiful automobiles.

Tam said...

I love how the Triumph is positively dwarfed by the Honda Accord moored on its starboard side. ;)

Scott J said...

"I love how the Triumph is positively dwarfed by the Honda Accord moored on its starboard side"

Back when the Alfa Spider ran I pulled up next to a TR6 in traffic one morning and felt dwarfed by it.

Tam said...

Scott J,

In the Zed Drei I was unsurprised to be looking down at the occupants of an early Miata, but looking down into a 4th Gen F-body caught me off guard. ;)

Joe in PNG said...

I'm always amazed to see a TR 6 outside of its natural habitat- which tends to be a garage in a coccon of rust...

Old NFO said...

Beautiful 67 GOAT! :-)

Scott J said...

Interesting. I don't recall those F bodies being that low. Of course it could have been heavily modded :)

Anonymous said...

the monkee mobile was a '66 GTO built by customizer dean Jeffries.IIRC there were 2 built. I was stationed in san diego in the early 80s and had a gold/black/black '67 GTO convertible. good times cruising the 5 and listening to 91X and KROQ.

billf said...

Those were the days,huh?
I had,not all at the same time,a 56 MGA,'64 GTO convertible,'67 Mercury Cougar,'67 GTO,'68 Cutlass convertible (with a 455),'72 Triumph Spitfire,'73 Triumph GT6,then I got old ,and since then it's been pickup trucks.

drjim said...

"F body"??

F bodies were the Camaro/Firebird.

The GTO platform was an A body.

Tam said...

drjim,

""F body"??

F bodies were the Camaro/Firebird.

The GTO platform was an A body.
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See Scott J's comment at 7:33 and my response and all will make sense. :)


Scott J,

"Interesting. I don't recall those F bodies being that low. Of course it could have been heavily modded :)"

I don't think so; it's just that the Z3 doesn't sit that much lower than a regular 3-series. That, and F-bodies are smaller than they look... :)

drjim said...

OOOPS!

Borepatch said...

You're not hacking the computers in those wheels, because they don't have any. From a security perspective, that makes for a vanishingly small attack surface.

Sure, if you have physical access you can hot wire them. But anyone pointing a HERF while you're driving down the street will just mess with the distributor. Pop the clutch and you probably blow past him.

I'm thinking that I need one of these (or a 1980s Honda motorcycle) as my next wheels. But I'm paranoid. Actually so much that I don't say "Sweet GTO" but rather "Try to hack THIS suckas!" Not a good thing.