With this post I’m all caught up on the old cars I’ve found parked so far this year. Now I’ll settle into a monthly cadence, sharing the cars I found each month early in the following month.
I didn’t get out quite as much in June and July as I did in April and May, and the number of cars I found reflects that. However, we finished our European vacation in early June so some of these cars are in Germany.
1973-75 Citroën DS23. Check out that canvas sunroof! I found this walking through the business district in the center of Krefeld, Germany.
1982-86 BMW 6 series coupe. It just seems natural somehow to find old Bimmers in Germany. This one was in the charming town of Linz, on the Rhine River.
1974-80 Triumph Spitfire 1500. Wow is this poor little guy in rough condition. But at least its owner takes it out to play sometimes. Spotted in downtown South Bend, Indiana.
1986-95 Saab 900. A large church is on the highest hill in Linz, on the Rhine River in Germany. This Saab was parked there.
1987-91 Ford F250. I was passing through Delphi, Indiana, when I discovered that they were having their annual Canal Days festival. I stopped to take it in, and found this F250 parked near my car.
1989-93 Cadillac DeVille. I always thought the padded roofs on these were tacky. I forget where I was when I photographed it. Somewhere in Indiana.
1993-97 Chrysler Concorde. These have become rare here in central Indiana. I always thought they were reasonably attractive. I hear they had good driving dynamics. This one was parked in my neighborhood.
1993-97 Ford Ranger. These are still plentiful in central Indiana, probably because Ford sold a ton of them here. Spotted in my neighborhood here in Zionsville.
1994-95 Honda Accord. These have become rare here in central Indiana. I more often see examples of the previous generation Accord for some reason. Honda revised the front bumper with a bigger lower grille and wider turn signals for 1996. Spotted at Shapiro’s Deli on the south side of Downtown Indianapolis.
1995-98 Chevrolet 1500. Don’t tread on me, indeed. Spotted in the Lockerbie neighborhood in Indianapolis.
1997-98 Ford F150. I always liked the looks of these, but Ford found customers thought they were a little too feminine looking so they returned to hard lines in later generations. I think this was parked at the Whitestown Meijer.
1988-97 Toyota Pickup. It wasn’t until a later generation that Toyota’s small truck took on the Tacoma name. This dented specimen was parked in my neighborhood. It’s been an unusually good year for old cars in my neighborhood.
1998-2000 Toyota Camry Solara. I’ve been hoping to find one of these for years, and it finally happened. I really liked the looks of these when they were new, and as a coupe fan I wanted one then. But I had three kids and this wasn’t going to work. Spotted on the Northside of Indianapolis.
1998-2004 Honda Odyssey. These are still not uncommon in central Indiana. I think they were a good and reliable vehicle that, given that it’s a minivan, have probably not been abused. Spotted at Shapiro’s Deli on the south side of Downtown Indianapolis.
2000-04 Ford Focus. These were so funny looking when they were new — tall, rakish, with weird body-side sculpting. Ford toned down the look slightly in a 2005 facelift. I owned a 2006 Focus 5-door hatchback and it was the most entertaining car to drive I ever owned — it had terrific acceleration off the line, and cornered flat. I loved to take it on a twisty back highway. Spotted on South Meridian Street in Indianapolis.
2002-05 Hyundai XG350 L. This is the first time a Hyundai has ever been featured in Carspotting. I spotted this one in Lockerbie in Indianapolis, on the city’s only remaining cobblestone street.