I poked around around the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia on Google Earth. When I descended to street view I was surprised to see more interesting cars around than I expected.
Most of the cars on the street were newish cheap and frugal hatchbacks, including a surprising amount of the wretched Lancia Ypsilon. But let us not devote any more brain power to that pile of steaming crap.
Let us consider this street parked Citroen 2CV.
This bright blue 2CV desperately needs a good bath, but clearly someone loves this classic French car of the people. I’m sure it is actually quite practical in the narrow streets of suburban Sardinia.
This old Fiat camper looks right at home parked in front of this Mediterranean vista. What model van was used as the base of this conversion? I do like the seagull motif painted over the otherwise dull white factory paint job.
Edit: Thanks RalleyDarkstrike for identifying the camper as a Mk. II Ford Transit.
Speaking of Fiats. . .
This 500 toodled by in the distance. That would make a perfect daily-able classic in these surroundings.
I think this is a Fiat, but I can’t identify the model.
Edit: Thanks RalleyDarkstrike for identifying this as a Renault 4.
And this sturdy little Panda showed its face despite being endangered on these harsh streets. The old
Mercedes van and the pickup behind it are also worth pointing out.
Edit: Thanks RalleyDarkstrike for identifying the van in the background as a Peugeot J5, a rebadged second generation Fiat Ducato.
Which one of these is not like the others? Do you think this brightly colored Renault 4 is just a creatively decorated private vehicle or a promotional vehicle for a business?
This is one big van.
Edit: Thanks RalleyDarkstrike and Durrtlang for identifying this as an Iveco Daily. The car behind it is a Toyota Verso, known as the Funcargo in its home country.
The Mercedes A Class has always intrigued me. I also don’t recall seeing many Miatas at all while perusing Google Street View so this example with the top down is unusual.
Well, that about wraps up this installment of Carspotting in Google Earth. What did you think?