Posts Tagged ‘convertible’

“80′s Barbie” and Her Blue BMW Convertible Teleport from a Quarter-Century Ago to Clement Street

Monday, June 27th, 2011

You kids are too young to remember the 1980′s, but this is exactly what it looked like.

Exactly…

Note TSV (triangular side vent) windows and tiny, tiny (by today’s standards) stock wheels:

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Don’t ever change, BMW 3-series E30.

As seen in the West Bay on a dread sunny day.

(You certainly couldn’t call it Inclement Street yesterday, that’s for sure…)


That’s Califorya: Another Excellent Capture from Kevin Montgomery of the Uptown Almanac

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The best mural ever, as shown at the Uptown Almanac:

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Speechless I am.

American Graffiti on Market Street: My Aging Oldsmobile Gives You 442 Reasons to Love Me, Baby

Monday, April 11th, 2011

See?

This Oldsmobile appeared to be in extremely good shape when last seen attempting to cruise Union Square:

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The package was dubbed 4-4-2 based on its combination of four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, and two exhausts…”

Then and Now: Governor Brown’s Visit to San Francisco’s Mid-Market Area 45 Years Ago

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Here’s McAllister and Jones today…

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And here it is, via Shorpy, 45 years back, when Governor Brown came to town in his Pontiac Bonneville:

The trolley pole’s been changed to an LED streetlight pole – that’s one difference. Can you spot others?

Only in Marin: A 43-Year Love Affair with a Mercedes Benz, But Those Hubcaps Wouldn’t Last a Week in San Francisco

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Murry Cann takes the time to talk about the 230 SL he bought way back in 1967.

Check it out:

Is This Chevy Caprice Classic Convertible Truly an Icon of 1975?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

I say sure, why not?

Now let the Chevrolet slide:

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Can you picture these guys creeping down a back street on deez and/or picking up women, literally?

I can.

222 inches never looked so good

San Francisco Mike Delivers Big Gay Art with His Lexus Convertible

Monday, April 19th, 2010

As stated, San Francisco Mike Delivers Big Gay Art with His Lexus Convertible.

See?

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Who knows, maybe he was just saving hisself a delivery fee.

Don’t try this with a non-convertible car.

I think I heard the Lexus say, “That was a close one, Michael.” Not sure though, it could have come from the CD I was playing.

Here’s the reverse angle:

A New Look for SFPD Radio Cars? Aerodynamic Light Bars Make All the Difference

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Check out this SFPD prowler parked in the Funset District – groove on that funky, aerodynamic light bar on top.

Almost thought it was a fake from the filming of NBC’s horrible Trauma action/dramedy at first, but no, if you count the points on the big blue door star it comes up seven (and not eight) every time.  

Fake Michael Schumacher will have even less of a chance of evading Park Station the next time he drives his Ferrari F355 Spyder to Haight Ashbury for a pint or five.

Maybe our City is just trying out something new…

The Loyal Hungarian Vizsla Dogs of San Francisco’s Inner Sunset

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Can you guess which way the owner of this Audi A4 (chariot of the Yuppie) convertible headed out after parking on 9th Avenue?

I can. How about the Yelp-rated Inner Sunset Farmer’s Market just across the street avenue – that must have been where the Master Guardian headed.

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So patient, so loyal these ginger pups are.

[UPDATE: Apparently they're not Irish Setters, they're Hungarian Vizslas. The More You Know....]

Forget About the Chrysler Bankruptcy, Get Your Imperial Out and Drive, Drive, Drive

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

I’m thinking this is a 1965 (Chrysler) Imperial Crown - check it out as it makes an appearance on the 101 freeway. Now you’d probably prefer to drive a 1960 model or even a Chrysler 300 letter series, but this white whale will do in a pinch.

Crank up the oldies on the AM radio and change the station whenever they start talking about having to bail out Detroit. No matter, this aging rig will certainly get you more friends than Sinatra.

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Sic transit gloria Chrysler