Best of Los Angeles Auto Show 2016

This year’s LA Auto Show was a little lackluster compared to previous years. There were notable debuts from Alfa Romeo and Fiat. But I was much more attracted to the classics that they brought out to stand next to the current counterparts.

 

I started my journey in the Galpin hall. What used to hold the “exotic” brands like Ferrari and Lamborghini is now the customs hall. This rad 60’s Ford was tricked out and chopped up.

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Look at that engine bay!

 

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In the Galpin hall, they also showed off the DB10 from the new 007 movie, “Spectre.”

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Never seen hood vents like this

And who can hat ethe classic and handsome DB6LAAS2015-40

 

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A groovy Mystery Machine Microbus

 

Galpin also had a Mazda Cosmo in their possession. This was the first Mazda to use a rotary engine as opposed to the traditional piston engines.

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I really dig the houndstooth upholstery:

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Acura took some time to show off their new NSX as well.

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Alfa Romeo brought some of their classic cars back too!

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1965 Alfa Romeo TZ2

The leather hood straps are a great design detail.

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In the Kentia hall, the auto show displayed this wild Nissan GT-R. The whole body is engraved.

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There were plenty of classic Fiats too!

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Vintage Abarth

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With matching interior!

I’ll admit this next one definitely looks like a clown car… maybe it’s just the color scheme.

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Speaking of Fiat, in the main halls, they unveiled their latest 124 Spider which is a variant of the 2015 MX-5. Other than the change of sheet metal, the main difference is the Fiat’s Italian-built 1.4L engine.

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For reference, here’s a look at the older models:

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I can’t say I’m a big fan of the newer model’s headlights – especially when you compare the car to its Mazda sibling.

Porsche also debuted an updated 911 Targa model:

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The way the rear windshield wraps around the body is just immaculate.

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With the new Star Wars movie just a few weeks away, some auto brands decided to do a tie-in.

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This model is actually an all-electric version of the Fiat 500.

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Even Hot Wheels brought out the Vader mobile.

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The side exhausts were made to look like the jedi’s weapon of choice: the light saber

 

The LA Auto Show runs until November 29. If you’re an automobile enthusiast, the Auto Show is a must!

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