While it seems the streets of Eugene frequently offer up multiple Curbside Classics, I’ve discovered a similar street in the Denver area. My buddy Ryan lives on this secluded street, and I recently found this line up spanning across three decades.
I’m personally familiar with the ’94-’97 GMC S-15 extended cab on the left. It belongs to Ryan’s Uncle, and due his to advancing age it is now without a pilot. Ryan is keeping it safe until it can move on to its next assignment. Powered with 4.3 V6 power and automatic transmission, it’s just a generic Denver pick up.
That International Scout II has resided next door for several years, and i9s far less generic. After a close look, several details don’t seem to add up. International offered this longer wheelbase Scout II as a Terra pickup or a Traveler hardtop SUV from 1976 to 1980. However, despite the “Traveler” fender badge, it sports a pickup roof.
The only real difference between the two models is the roof, so perhaps someone swapped them out along the way. However, based on the raised strip across the roof’s rear edge, it isn’t an exact match to the factory roof. We’ll probably never have a definitive answer, but mix and match parts and production line variations are both hallmarks of the International line so anything is possible.
In contrast, while the Cherokee shows many variations from stock, they all appear to be aftermarket changes embraced by Jeepers here and elsewhere.
Next up we have this Porsche 924. Sharp eyed readers will note it has 5 bolt wheels, making it a 924S…
…as confirmed by the rear badging.
Built from ’86 to ’88, the 924 S initially used a detuned 944 engine, but kept the narrow 924 body and earlier interior. During it’s three year run, the S stood tall as the entry level Porsche. If this is an ’88 model, Porsche added an additional ten horsepower (for a total of 158), making it the most desirable of the 924s.
Next up, we have a ’71 Plymouth Fury sedan, the junior division’s large car offering. I neglected to take a photo from the back, so this could be a Fury I, II, or III, but I’m leaning towards the lower end of the Fury spectrum. This car has been around for a number of years, so if the readership demands a more complete writeup, I could gather additional pictures the next time I’m in the neighborhood.
To close out, I offer this ’97 – ’99 GMC Suburban. So common to the streets of Denver that I almost didn’t take a picture of it. Still, it is three generations removed from the current SUV/hearse sold by GM, making it a solid CC citizen at this point.
So there you have it – Six CC’s on one neighborhood street. A little heavy in domestic models and light trucks, but that’s representative of the Denver experience as well. We’re not total homers like the folks in Detroit, but do not embrace imports with the fervor of the coasts either (except for Subarus – we love us some Subaru).