I recently poked around on Google Earth out of boredom, happening to land in Mexico City. As usual, I decided to document some of the most unusual stuff to be found around the city.
Previously I have gone virtual carspotting in Sardinia and Marseilles France, so this time the vehicles were a little more familiar. Nevertheless, the streets were absolutely covered in interesting autos.
If you missed last time, it can be found below.
Today, the theme is old American cars. Due to its proximity to the United States, plenty of American cars can be found on its streets, whether they were sold new or were picked up used from across the border.
I don’t know if the AMC Eagle was ever sold in Mexico, but this nicely preserved example does seem a little out of place.
Whoever is a proponent of #nomasgasolinazos apparently has a thing for quirky old American cars based on the AMC and the Voyager in front of it.
Speaking of Voyagers, there were plenty around the place. Old American land yachts also abounded, those most looked as though they had seen better days. This ratty old Malaise era personal luxury coupe looks familiar but I can’t quite place it.
Ooh, GMC Suburban! I really love these old trucks. The pictures don’t quite get across how massive these are in real life. I like the tasteful two tone blue paint on this street parked example.
And here’s a later square body Chevy Suburban. Nice!
Frickin’ Plymouth Barracuda! That massive piece of rear glass is instantly recognizable. Those first gen ‘Cudas are actually smaller than you may expect. Just look at it compared to the modern compacts in front of it.
What about vans? This neglected old Ford Econoline looks right at home on the crowded streets of Mexico City. Plenty of fully depreciated old American commerical vehicles find their way south of the border, though Mexico City is pretty far away from the United States. Still, it is possible that this Ford started life at a much more northern latitude.
Speaking of vans, that is the best excuse I have to throw this photo in. I don’t know what this strange old monument might have been built to commemorate, but it has clearly seen better days. The structure has a sort of eerie beauty in its decay.
This is one of the most hilarious photo sphere glitches I’ve seen in a while. That totally disproportionate trunk is somehow more interesting than the cool old coupe besides it.
Well, that brings us to the end of this installment of Carspotting in Google Earth! Do you recognize any of the cars pictured? Let me know.