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    Thumbs up ***8er Spotting Thread*** Was that you??

    I was in Alexandria, VA this morning around 10:30 and saw a black/dark gray 850ci with a csi nose and 19" wheels on the corner of Rt 1 and King St.

    Also saw the same car going westbound on I-66 in the afternoon around 12:45pm had a VA plate "AAPX" or something of the sort.

    I tried to wave him down 2x but had the earphones on.
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    I'll add to this thread with a few NorCal spottings within the last couple weeks...

    1. I was coming back from Sonoma & Napa on Oct 27th and was on the 280 freeway northbound by downtown San Jose. I saw a red 850 with the license plate "Ultra GT".
    2. Saw a black 850 with a "for sale" sign in a parking lot right off Lark Ave by Winchester Blvd in Los Gatos last week.
    3. I was driving my 8er today southbound on the 17 freeway by Campbell and saw Alec Cartio's Dakar Yellow E31 across the centre divider going the other way. I called him and he said he also saw me coming the other way.

    The end...
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    8 I spotted here in Scottsdale recently was a silver 850i automatic with 850csi badging and 18" MK1's. He wasn't a very social guy, either.. can't win em all.
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    Damn moomba you got a better eye than me you must be out more.

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    The past few days...

    I see a lot of 8s in LA lately. I saw a black 840 that belongs to a gent who lives somewhere near me. I've seen him before. His car is clean with some sort of unknown chrome wheels in 18. We always say 'wutup' when we cross paths.

    Saw a red/tan 850 on Pico in West LA, car was dirty. Rollin' on basketweave 16s. Senile driver, should have his driver's license revoked due to his geriatric condition. This dude (more power to him, he's got great taste in cars) is ooooold!

    Saw a black 850 on Wilshire in Koreatown. Car was super clean, tinted windows like a hearse, blinged out chrome mystery 19s. Zoomed by me while riding in the E92.

    Saw a black/black 850 on Pico turning left onto Beverwill in West LA. Not so clean, all stock, 16" baskets. Driver was wholly engrossed in fixing his cheeseball hairdo in his rear view mirror.

    My favorite sighting is this lovely older tall thin lady with long grey hair, a real classy elegant beauty--riding in her oxford green + tan '40 in Cheviot Hills. We've crossed paths numerous times. She is a stunner. The car is too.

    Last but not least, there's a light tropical green or aquablue (forget the official color name, but it's the same color as Chillax's ride) 850 parked on Motor Ave in Cheviot Hills. The car has T-stars with painted black centers, a CSi nose and CSi trunk wing, along with an ///M badge stuck onto the trunk in front of the 850 emblem.
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    I did see 2 8er's that are kept in storage here in Edison. Both off of Rt. 1 South, one in the storage place behind Open Road Honda, and the other off of Old Post Road across the street from Wendy's.

    The one by the Honda Dealer is a Black one with chrome wheels, and the one by Wendy's was red and debaged (guessing 840).

    those are 2 of the 4 in the area, the 3rd being mine.
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    Hey guys, I own a 5 series (don't hate) but I LOVE the look of the 8's! DAMN nice cars! There are 2 for sale in the Lynnwood, Washington area on Hwy 99. One is a bright red and another one is more of a maroon or blood red. Both are VERY nice looking!

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    Saw a very clean all blacked out 8 series on Bayshore off the 101 in San Francisco. Super clean car!

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    Is this an 8'er in Get Smart. Its driving me nuts...it really looks like one.

    Third time i watched this movie, first time i spotted it and was like "omg". I rewinded about 20 times and compared it to some google images (i dont own an 8er myself). I just cant tell for sure. If you zoom in really close i swear you can see the BMW logo and those thin headlights and kidneyish grills do make it look like an 8er.

    If it is, its the first 8'er ive ever seen in a movie...especially one made since the 8'ers discontinuation.

    http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...capture1-3.jpg
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    It is an 8 of its own right. It appears to be a Lincoln continent mark VIII... Kinda ironic it's an VIII in the same eara.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mark_VIII.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adderz View Post
    Is this an 8'er in Get Smart. Its driving me nuts...it really looks like one.

    Third time i watched this movie, first time i spotted it and was like "omg". I rewinded about 20 times and compared it to some google images (i dont own an 8er myself). I just cant tell for sure. If you zoom in really close i swear you can see the BMW logo and those thin headlights and kidneyish grills do make it look like an 8er.

    If it is, its the first 8'er ive ever seen in a movie...especially one made since the 8'ers discontinuation.

    http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...capture1-3.jpg
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    Why does it matter if the car is clean or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorisym850 View Post
    It is an 8 of its own right. It appears to be a Lincoln continent mark VIII... Kinda ironic it's an VIII in the same eara.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mark_VIII.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adderz View Post
    Take a look at the car in the background, not the foreground.

    both cars in the pic are certainly lincolns.

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    I saw a red E31 on the 85 freeway northbound by Los Gatos, CA today. Not sure if it's the same red E31 that I saw previously. I was going the opposite direction.
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    I saw a red E31 today, too... In Pasadena. Driver was exiting The Hat (Pastrami spot) onto Lake. I had to laugh because I ate there for lunch today.
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    Hey guys, I'm not an E31'er, but I did see a very clean red E31 while taking a cruise. The car had some chrome turbine looking rims going on, looked like 17's and was completely stock otherwise. This was just outside South Salem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koizumi View Post
    I saw a red E31 today, too... In Pasadena. Driver was exiting The Hat (Pastrami spot) onto Lake. I had to laugh because I ate there for lunch today.
    uuuuUM, Pastrami!-) There Hat yellow as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8eights View Post
    uuuuUM, Pastrami!-) There Hat yellow as well?
    It's gotta be the same Hat. I know there's one in Alhambra, another next to East LA College, etc. They all have the same look, and tasty pastrami

    but the best Pastrami hands down west of the Mississippi is at Langer's on 7th & Alvarado in Los Angeles. When I mean "the best", I ain't joking.
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    Me going to Langers by the weekend, 7Th & Alvarado, Thankiez!!!

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    Man, wish I could find an 8 in IN. I'd get it in a heart beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8eights View Post
    Me going to Langers by the weekend, 7Th & Alvarado, Thankiez!!!
    Order the #19. Check out Langers on the web. It's a true LA landmark! There's free parking in their secured lot 1 small block away. Very highly recommended!

    Check out this article written in the NewYorker... Even Manhattan folks agree it's the best.
    http://www.newyorker.com/archive/200...020819fa_fact4
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