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Saw a real rarity on the road this morning

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  1. tigermilk

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    First one I've seen all year. Guess they are much rarer and collectible than our Ferraris. Saw a Yugo pushing along at 60-65 mph in Houston.
     
  2. WJHMH

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    Was it stock? I've seen some converted to art cars running around but thats about it. I had a G/F in collage that had one but it never ran. I wonder if they be a hot item for collectors at Barrett/Jackson?
     
  3. tigermilk

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    Totally stock on the outside, though I was wondering as I passed it if had a new tranny and engine. No way those things could still be running well enough to head down the Gulf Freeway.

     
  4. GrigioGuy

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    Yugo -- an Italian car built in eastern Europe. I had one in college, and believe it or not it was light and chuckable enough to be a lot of fun even at slow speed.

    There's a couple that compete at autocrosses, mostly highly modified with Fiat 128 and X1/9 parts. Here's a link to one that makes 230 HP (?!!) Beware the popups.

    http://www.abarth.itgo.com/yugo/yugo02.html

    Another that's a champion autocrosser

    http://we.got.net/~fiatplus/tech998.htm

    There's one sitting behind a local apartment complex, and the odd thought sometimes crosses my mind that it might be a fun autocrosser. There's no way that an inspector would know what was stock on one of those :D
     
  5. JaguarXJ6

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    Another rare sighting on the Roland Linder F40LM drive 8/18/03.. ;)
     
  6. jordan747_400

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    Now that was a fun drive! One of my favorite pictures I took too :)
     
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    Jordan/Sunny,

    Thats probably when I was trying to keep you off my a$$, unsuccesfully I might add :)

    Adam
     
  9. FerrariFrank1

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    The Pinto? That WOULD be a very rare sighting up here in the Midwest,as,they've all rusted away by now.
     
  10. TimN88

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    I remember one time Leno did a funny piece on new car models. One of them was the "Nowhere" made by Yugo. Yugo Nowhere.
     
  11. tigermilk

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    Actually, I saw a yellow pinto yesterday. The body looked good for its age. Maybe tomorrow I'll get lucky and see a Pacer or Gremlin.
     
  12. abarre

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    Saw a fairly stock-looking Vega last month. Course, then again, I live in East Tennessee....
     
  13. DGS

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    A car that's getting really rare is a Fiero ... one that isn't pretending to be something else. ;)
     
  14. ralfabco

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    The stock Yugo I saw in Houston a few months ago was navy blue.

    AKA / TDF Blue for 4RE.


    A Trabant would also make a nice novelty car.
     
  15. Slim

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    Yugo was supposed to be making a comeback to the USA. There was an article in Forbes two and a half years ago and I haven't heard anything sense.

    http://www.forbes.com/2002/04/23/0423yugo.html

    I'd totally drive a yugo as my around town car, ha! I'm driving a 1978 Fiat 131 wagon right now so a new Yugo would probably be faster, ha!
     
  16. rob

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    Yugo I'll stay.
     

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