These Are the Coolest Cars I Saw on the Streets of New York City in 2022

These Are the Coolest Cars I Saw on the Streets of New York City in 2022

New York City has a wonderful car culture, you just have to look hard to find it.

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No one ever thinks of New York City as a haven for automotive enthusiasts, because it isn’t. But, we make do with what we have. Every once in a while I’ll be walking down the street and see something very odd and very wonderful.

Being a car guy, I immediately take a picture. Usually those pictures just stay on my phone and I forget about them, but not this time.

To ring in the new year, I wanted to share with you all the coolest (in my opinion) vehicles I saw on city streets this year. We may disagree on what is cool, but I do not care. I think they are cool. These cars bring me joy, and that is all that matters. That joy doesn’t even come from what the cars are. It comes from what is on them. You’ll see what I mean soon.

Are these going to be pictures of Lamborghinis, Ferraris and all other sorts of exotic cars? Absolutely not. No one in their right mind would earnestly drive one of those cars around the streets of New York. However, a Murano Cross Cabriolet? Hell yeah. That car is made for New York. Don’t ask me why I feel this way.

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BIG PAPI

BIG PAPI

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I love it when you call me...

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The Maine Cadillac Allanté

The Maine Cadillac Allanté

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Time for Cadillac to bring this back.

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Insight in Motion on Houston

Insight in Motion on Houston

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This is real star of The Day After Tomorrow.

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The Valiant That Haunted My Dreams

The Valiant That Haunted My Dreams

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Oddly, this very car has been featured on Jalopnik in the past.

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A GS Can Go Anywhere... Even the Sidewalk

A GS Can Go Anywhere... Even the Sidewalk

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We don’t need roads on our GS.

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Trash on Trash on Trash

Trash on Trash on Trash

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This was parked down the street from my old apartment the entire year I lived there.

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Malaise in Midtown

Malaise in Midtown

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Someone said this car was here for a TV show. I guess I believe them

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The Ultimate Sticker Machine

The Ultimate Sticker Machine

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This is pure, uncut automotive excellence.

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Cheese Monster

Cheese Monster

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C H E E S E

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The Cleanest ‘06 Range Rover Sport You’ve Ever Seen

The Cleanest ‘06 Range Rover Sport You’ve Ever Seen

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I wanted one of these so badly when I was 11. I still do, kind of.

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‘Stang Dos

‘Stang Dos

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My aunt had one of these well before I was born.

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God’s Perfect Vehicle

God’s Perfect Vehicle

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There will be no Cross Cab slander in my post.

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