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]

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25 responses to “Show Us the Coolest Street-Parked Cars You’ve Found”

  1. Sjalabais Avatar

    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:

    A truck disguised as a limousine:

    …and an Iranian Peugeot 405-derivative:

  2. sunbeammadd Avatar

    My most unlikely sighting must surely be this Rancho. A few years back now!

  3. sunbeammadd Avatar

    My most unlikely sighting must surely be this Rancho. A few years back now!

    1. Zentropy Avatar

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

  4. smokyburnout Avatar

    On my rally trip this winter I of course saw plenty of cool cars that were not on racetracks but this recce car was just parked downtown in front of the supermarket we were going to

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      The Pontiac is great. Reminds me of this over-the-top potential RV:

      Big Price Drop Update: Incredible 1958 Pontiac Super Chief Ambulance

    2. Victor~~ Avatar

      That DeSoto is one sweet car.

      1. Zentropy Avatar

        Oh wow, I can’t agree more. That DeSoto is fantastic.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        What is the green fastback, #3 from the top?

        1. longrooffan Avatar

          72ish Mercury Comet, also see Ford Maverick

      2. Fuhrman16 Avatar

        Is it wrong that I kinda want a 70’s Chevette?

        1. Vairship Avatar

          Get the diesel!

  5. dr zero Avatar
    dr zero

    This Integrale was my coolest spot, made a long time ago in Paris.

  6. Maymar Avatar

    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.

    Ferrari 400, street-parked near a friend’s apartment in Toronto

    Aston Martin DB2 at the Stonehenge parking lot

    MkI Ford Cortina (and bonus shockingly clean Dodge Stratus) in Reykjavik

    Pinzgauer in Toronto

  7. paulz67 Avatar

    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.

  8. salguod Avatar

    Deleted because Google Photos & Disqus don’t get along. 🙁

    1. salguod Avatar

      These are from our trip to Isreal:

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

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

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

      Another Jerusalem Pajero:

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

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

    2. salguod Avatar

      Saw this two on our trip to NYC this past September, the Caddy was in Brooklyn, I think the Olds was in New Jersey on the way home. Sadly, I failed to take a picture of the Brooklyn street parked Citroen DS.