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DOTS! Odd Probing, bright little Italian numbers, and suave old cruisers...

Haven’t done one of these in awhile, so here are some spots I’ve had since I’ve started going out and about for my computer repair side business again in the last 2 weeks :)

First - a second-gen Ford Probe I spotted yesterday! Super rare nowadays...but I was REALLY confused by this one...

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Note the taillights...that’s a rear fog light on the left and a reverse light on the right. Thing is, North American spec second-gen Probes never came with a rear fog light or amber turn signals...? North American Probes had all-red tailights and two reverse lights, like this:

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And later facelifted Probes had the license plate moved up above with THESE revamped taillights:

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This was a LHD Probe, I did check, so either it’s a European import (and who would import a car to Canada that was already still available here? They’re uncommon, but not impossible to find...)....OR....it’s a North American-spec car which had the rear bumper and rear light clusters replaced with it’s Euro-spec counterparts...an odd little mystery!

Next! The spot of the three that gave me a huge smile....my favorite roadster of modern times, a FRICKIN’ FIAT BARCHETTA!

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Saw this on the highway on the way home from a computer appointment, so caught it on my dashcam....I want to take it home! It looks amazing in bright orange (which was a factory color, by the way!) This was, of course, an import as they were never sold here, so they are INCREDIBLY rare. I’ve only seen two in person EVER...this one and another one in black a few years ago that I see once in a blue moon as it was imported and owned by somebody fairly local to me...

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Last spot was a classic 50's cruiser I saw in Lunenburg around noon - I BELIEVE it’s a Ford Fairlane? Despite being Canadian, my knowledge of 50's American classics is dwarfed by the random knowledge of quirky little Euro rides from the same period due to my preferences, so I am not 100% certain on that....gorgeous old thing though, LOVE the color scheme...dark green, light green and cream go awesome together! Modern cars need more color...

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