Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Short Blurbs About About A Few Different Cars

1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde - There are very few things in life - at least very few things in life that don't involve another human being - that are as fun as driving a 3.0 liter Milano. Period.

This is a very nicely maintained Milano. I'm not crazy about the aftermarket wheels, but they can always be replaced.

Located in Redmond, WA, click here to see the eBay listing.

1979 Renault LeCar - This is being sold as a Black Beauty Edition. It has the plaque on the dash.

Every Black Beauty LeCar I have ever seen - including one I owned briefly - had a very cool Formuling France steering wheel, a tach and a few other distinguishing goodies. They also had special graphics on the body.

This one has none of that, but it still appears to be a nice LeCar in decent shape.

Located in Brentwood, TN, click here to see the eBay listing.

1974 Citroen DS21 Ambulance - These days an ambulance is a mini-ER. It's a large truck-based vehicle that contains all sorts of high-tech medical equipment and is staffed by very knowledgeable, well trained professionals.

It wasn't always that way. Back in the day, ambulances were based on cars. They had a cot, a couple of bandages and some guy whispering "Please don't die, please don't die..."

The cars they were based on were usually luxury cars. Cadillacs in this country and in parts of Europe, Citroens, like this one.

I have no idea what you'd do with a Citroen ambulance, but it you want one, this one seems to be in great shape.

Located in Budapest, Hungary, click here to see the eBay listing.

1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS - I've always liked these things. I have no idea why. I even considered buying one. Then I remembered that I once owned an Isuzu Trooper. It was the single worst vehicle I ever owned. By far. (Remember, this is coming from a guy who has owned all sorts of British, Italian and French cars, along with a few US cars. The Trooper, on a good day, was worse than any of those cars could have even dreamed of being on a bad day.) I promised myself I would never buy another Isuzu. I kept my promise.

It's really too bad that my Trooper was such a piece of crap and left such a bad taste in my mouth for the Isuzu brand. The VehiCROSS was one of the most technologically advanced vehicles of its day. I probably would have enjoyed it.

The styling is a matter of taste. It's weirdness is accentuated by the yellow color of this one. In silver they look a little more "normal".

A little over 4000 of these were sent to the US between 1999 and 2001.

This one has 165,000 miles on it and appears to be in nice shape.

For more info on the VehiCROSS, check out the VehiCROSS Tribute Page.

Located in Myrtle Beach, SC, click here to see the eBay listing.

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