Car Spotting Helsinki
Chevrolet Bel Air"The least costly Bel Air, at $2,025, was the two-door sedan. Seatbelts, shoulder harnesses, and a padded dashboard were available, and full-size cars could even get the hot Corvette 225-horsepower engine. Popular Mechanics reported only 7.4% of owners in their survey ordered seat belts.”Second Generation 1955-1957Roihupelto,  Helsinki

Chevrolet Bel Air

"The least costly Bel Air, at $2,025, was the two-door sedan. Seatbelts, shoulder harnesses, and a padded dashboard were available, and full-size cars could even get the hot Corvette 225-horsepower engine. Popular Mechanics reported only 7.4% of owners in their survey ordered seat belts.”

Second Generation 1955-1957
Roihupelto,  Helsinki

Plymouth Valiant

When I was a kid my dad had a second generation black Valiant. Maybe that’s the reason why I like these American everyday cars from sixties and seventies.   

Second Generation 1963-1966.

Kruunuhaka, Helsinki.

Ford F-series Custom cab

"Hillbilly" first appeared in print in a 1900 New York Journal article, with the definition: “a Hill-Billie is a free and untrammeled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires off his revolver as the fancy takes him.”

Call me Hill-Billie if you like.

Fourth generation 1961-1966 

Käpylä, Helsinki

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Ford Taunus GT

GT: Grand tourer (Italian: gran turismo), usually a high-performance luxury automobile designed for long-distance driving

Taunus 1970-1976

Käpylä, Helsinki

Ford LTD Brougham

"The pimp mobile"

Second generation 1969-1978

Ford Fairlane 500

The name Fairlane was taken from Henry Ford’s estate, Fair Lane, near Dearborn, Michigan.

1959

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Porsche  964Porsches are little bit too yuppie for my taste, but still I must admit that models like 356, 964 and some older 911’s look great. 1989-1993On map: www.flickr.com/photos/carspottinghelsinki/map

Porsche  964

Porsches are little bit too yuppie for my taste, but still I must admit that models like 356, 964 and some older 911’s look great.

1989-1993

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AMC Javelin

New acquaintance.

First generation 1968-1969

Käpylä, Helsinki

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HD Custom

Vallila, Helsinki
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Mercury Monterey & Chevrolet Deluxe

"Don Corleone
: [to Michael] Listen, whoever comes to you with this Barzini meeting, he’s the traitor. Don’t forget that.”

Mercury Monterey: 1952-54 
Chevrolet Deluxe: 1949-52

Käpylä, Helsinki
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Honda cafe racer

This is the first bike for this blog, but not the last.

Käpylä, Helsinki
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Triumph Spitfire

tri·umph

noun \ˈtrī-əm(p)f\
: the very happy and joyful feeling that comes from victory or success.


1960-1980
Tervasaari, Helsinki
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Volvo 244 GL

Taksi!!!

1974-1994

Hakaniemi, Helsinki
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Citroen DS
Cuisses de grenouille.

1955-1975