Wednesday February 27, 2013 | 08:47 AM
Posted by In the City

You never know what you're going to see when walking around the streets of Portland. Tuesday afternoon this very colorful, very unique vehicle caught my eye on Federal Street.

Not only is the A Perfect Smile car covered with smiling faces showing gorgeous teeth, it's also one of the tiny to the extreme. But what made it appear even smaller was the fact that it was parked behind a giant of a Grand Marquis that was roughly twice as long and twice as wide as the Smile car.

And as if the pairing of the two vehicles wasn't quite enough, I spotted this guy riding around in the back window of the gas-guzzler.

The fake feline appears fascinated by the mini-mobile behind him, but I don't think he's actually smiling.

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