Curbside Classic Outtake: The Two Faces Of Eugene Edition

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

Today’s Bobcat CC tends to reinforce the image of Eugene as an insane asylum refuge for the disaffected, eccentric, permanently drugged, but artistic and creative goof-balls of the world. Well, that’s largely true, and it sure keeps things interesting. But the reality is that there are two Eugenes: south of the river and north of of it. That’s a slight over-simplification, but you get the picture, here: just imagine that the yellow line between the Charger SRT and the Datsun 710 is the Willamette. But there are circumstances that cause the two sides to intermingle, like this little parking lot behind an accountant’s office. Guess whose car is the accountant’s and whose is his patchouli-oil scented assistant’s? Another perspective to assist your efforts after the jump.

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  • Jassifrass Jassifrass on Mar 07, 2010

    That 710 is mine actually. Im the receptionist. The charger is my dad's. He's the accountant and we both live in the south hills. He bought that car more or less because he always wanted a batmobile, not to show off his money. Me and my boyfriend actually own 3 datsuns so far, the other 2 are 620 pickups. It's not the prettiest car but try to find another one. Iv'e seen one other 710 wagon in town since i got it.

    • Paul Niedermeyer Paul Niedermeyer on Mar 07, 2010

      Jassifrass, Thanks for identifying your cool 710. The other 710 is blue, and I already have pictures of it, and will do a full length Curbside Classic one of these days on it. Unless there's another one?

  • Jassifrass Jassifrass on Mar 07, 2010

    the one i saw was blue ish. like teal sort of. it was in really good shape to. i was at the auto parts store when i saw them and chased them down a little to say hi. They were pretty happy to see me too. My boyfriend says he saw one on craiglist about 3 months ago that was blue and really nice too.

    • Paul Niedermeyer Paul Niedermeyer on Mar 08, 2010

      Jassifrass, I'm curious; how did you come to find this post here over two months after it was first put up?

  • Ajla No, with a "classic" I want the entire experience, not just the styling exercise so I'd have zero desire to remove the period engine**. With a normal 3-7 year old used car such a conversion being economical while I'm still above ground seems unlikely. **If the car is already ripped apart then whatever but otherwise I lean heavily to no major alterations.
  • Jalop1991 Whole lotta EV hate here.
  • 28-Cars-Later They were mocked as whales in their time but the last B-bodies really were ideally suited for decades of family use and long distance travel.
  • 28-Cars-Later "Naturally, GM turned to its most tech-forward engineering team to work on the [Cadillac] Northstar: Oldsmobile."The most GM phrase I have seen yet.
  • Carson D The automotive equivalent of necrophilia appeals to people who have no redeeming social value.