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The Incredible Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/15/2015 Zach Gale

From a Toyota FJ Rat Rod truck to a classic Mercedes-Benz convertible and multiple Ferrari LaFerraris, the automotive variety at Pebble Beach is insane. And we're not talking about any official auto show; instead, it's the parking lot of a Pebble Beach that provides fantastic car porn. Over the course of a few days, we took photos of all kinds of cars in our hotel's parking lot, and even when staying away from fancy cars that appeared to be driven up by manufacturers or other journalists, there was lots to appreciate.

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So dig in and enjoy a diverse spectrum of cars -- from a multi-day "parking lot car show."

Jaguar XK140

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1990 Porsche 928

The Incredible Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots

Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots© Provided by MotorTrend Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots The 928 is one of those cars that stops me in my tracks wherever and whenever I see it. This white 928 is one of the later models, and although years ago we heard rumors about a Panamera-based 928 successor, it would still be great to see how this classic design could evolve.

1959 Cadillac Eldorado with flames

Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots© Provided by MotorTrend Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots When you think of the classic 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, with awesomely unrestrained tailfins, the Caddy pictured here is the last thing you'd expect -- and that's what makes it so delightful. A cut-down windshield, custom side-view mirrors, and black wheels complete the look. Interestingly, the flames don't appear on the driver's side, which has whitewall tires.

Ferrari LaFerrari

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Custom 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix Model SJ

Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots© Provided by MotorTrend Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots Sandwiched between two more modern Porsche 911s was this custom great Pontiac Grand Prix Model SJ. As an observer (I might not want to see this every day in my garage), I dig the clean wheels, those custom headlights and, of course, the unapologetically bold front grille.

Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet

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Bentley Flying Spur W12

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Ford Focus Elite WX

Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots© Provided by MotorTrend Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots This Ford Focus has never won at LeMans and is outclassed by plenty of other cars in the parking lot, but it's also a great example of how much room there is to individualize cars. Possibly a SEMA show car at one point, this Focus has a wide-body kit, over-the-top front and rear fascia, and a bold rear spoiler. Plus, the yellow paint sparkles in the sunlight, making this one unique Ford. Shame about those stock wheels, though.

Ferrari 458 Speciale A

Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots© Provided by MotorTrend Cars of Pebble Beach Parking Lots Even if you've seen photos of exotic cars, these cars can make a much greater impression, sometimes, in person. Like this Ferrari 458 Speciale A. It's not exactly my style, but with its red accents over white paint and those yellow brake calipers, this is one Ferrari 458 that's going to stand out at a Ferrari get-together.

Rolls-Royce Wraith

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Toyota FJ Rat Rod Truck

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Triumph TR3

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Ferrari F12

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Ferrari 365 Berlinetta Boxer

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Modified Porsche Cayman, 911

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Bentley Continental GT3-R

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Ferrari 575M Maranello

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BMW i8

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Classic Rolls-Royce Two-Door

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Jaguar XKR-S

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2009 Nissan GT-R

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Lexus RC F

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Lightly Modified Ferrari 458 Spider

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Cars Around the Valet

Some of the most amazing cars around were at the valet station, colorful and full of variety. Check it out in the gallery below.

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