View Poll Results: What is your ideal kind of car if money were no object
Luxury car 21 20.00%
Sports or muscle car 23 21.90%
offroad or ATV 6 5.71%
Historical classic car 26 24.76%
Something else 27 25.71%
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:03 PM
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I went with other because my dream car falls into a few catagories: Porsche 959. Won Paris-Dakar, was the fastest production car in the world for a time, has a great interior, is AWD, and actually has luggage space. The perfect all season supercar.
This, ever since 1989. It was also the blueprint for all modern hypercars - composite chassis, integrated all-wheel-drive, stability and brake balance systems, the first series production twin turbocharged engine, and so on.
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:02 PM
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Electric and self-driving. (So, "Something else".)

Preferably something designed along the lines of this bad boy, so clearly I'm stylin'.
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:58 PM
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I have three and all are basically historical/classic and one I actually kinda owned.

1) 1958 Edsel Pacer. Mine I did as a low-rider complete with tan shag, dingo-balls and giant dice. Sold it to a couple guys from Jersey back in the 1980s. I always wanted to do another but as a full-blown hot-rod with the aftermarket 5 speed manual tranny. Who knows? I may actually do it one day.

2) A pre-war Crawford

3) a mid-to-late 60s McLaren
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:14 PM
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One that runs on sunlight even at night.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:30 PM
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I've re-thought it. I want an Oscar Meyer Wienermobile. The electro-autonomous version so we can screw in back.
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:12 PM
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Can it be painted Sedona Orange Metallic?
Bite your tongue!

No, really, I'm going to bite your tongue.
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:49 PM
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Gah! Rosso Red or nothing for you , Bex!
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:04 PM
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Gah! Rosso Red or nothing for you , Bex!
Look -- its a Goat. A rather nice Goat but still a Goat. I would go with whorehouse purple (flake) and pussy pink (pearl).


I actually painted a Skyliner those colors. It was an improvement.
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:07 PM
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1986 F-150 with couple of minor dents.

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Old 10-23-2019, 04:19 PM
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If I could write a note to my younger self, I would say: Don't sell the Chevy. The Cubans will be able to keep these cars going for like 70 years, you can too.

Or maybe it's just nostalgia. But it had a place for my cat to sit above the dashboard. It had bench seats so I had a place to put my handbag even if I had a passenger. It was fast. It was pretty. It was comfy to drive in for hours and I could fit a lot of people in there.

It was my mother's old car; I didn't know it was going to be a classic.

But if I had all the money in the world I would need a horse trailer because I would have a couple of polo ponies, hence my vote.
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:27 PM
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I used to have a Porsche 911SC.

I wish I had it back.
Hey, so did I! Really, if doing it again (and I wouldn't) I'd go with a longhood SWB, so 1966-1968. It still kills me that I passed on a black over red '68 for $15k, just a few years before prices exploded on early 911s.
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Look -- its a Goat. A rather nice Goat but still a Goat. I would go with whorehouse purple (flake) and pussy pink (pearl).


I actually painted a Skyliner those colors. It was an improvement.
But it's an Italian Goat... The Pontiac version I completely agree on however. even Sedona Orange... In metyal flake.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:10 PM
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I said other. A big problem with paying loads of money for a car is that you have to spend loads more money keeping it nice. Is a regular maintenance budget included with the free car?
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:41 PM
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:51 PM
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I'm going to give the most "car guy" response possible:

There's no way in hell I can choose, so I'm not even going to try.
Yeah, I'd have to run with this also.
although a short list in no particular order...

1. Miura Jota (there was only ever one prototype made, and it ended in a fiery death)
2. Exige
3. Rangie Sport
4. That 6 wheel drive AMG beast
5. Classic 60s American Muscle
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:27 AM
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I dare you!
Pfft! What you doin' in December? My teeth should be ready by then. But I dunno want to taste no 'Deer Camp' bullshit.
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Old 10-24-2019, 11:22 AM
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My 4th grade teacher had one of those, drove it to school every day.
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:51 PM
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A medium-sized AWD luxury car, from a reliable brand, so probably a Lexus. All the interior bells and whistles.

In my 20s I dreamed about old muscle cars, but now I just want a comfortable car that's safe in all weather, easy to drive, easy to park, and reliable. Maximize all those characteristics and that's my dream car.
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:37 PM
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Hey, so did I! Really, if doing it again (and I wouldn't) I'd go with a longhood SWB, so 1966-1968.
Somewhere, I have a brochure for 1969 Porsche 911s. I've always thought it would be nice to have one of those. But to me, the 911SC is 'the' 911. It had the kind of cockpit I'm used to (center console, etc.), it had the 3-litre engine so it was more powerful than earlier models, it had the rear fender flares that I liked, and it still said '911' on the engine cover (as opposed to 'Carrera'). Some people don't like the flares, and more people don't like the heavy bumpers. I do. Maybe I'll have to get a 911SC and a '69.
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I'd get a minivan - probably a Honda Odyssey with all the goodies. I loved my Aerostar and flat wore it out. I can't justify the expense of owning or operating a minivan, especially as I'm approaching retirement. But based on "money is no object" this is my choice.

Yeah, I know, I'm boring.
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I've changed my mind. I'll take a Gama Goat with a lifetime service contract. And a hot tub in back.
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:12 PM
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I've changed my mind. I'll take a Gama Goat with a lifetime service contract. And a hot tub in back.
YES! I love those things.
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Can I choose a loaded RV?
I don't care what brand or color. I just want all the good stuff in it.
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If money was no concern and I wasn't rational, I'd like to have either a Alfa Romeo Gulia or a BMW 507, because they're both so damn pretty and should be fun to drive, but for everyday use I would be content with a compact electrical car with at a range of at least 400 kilometers.
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:11 AM
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Maybe I'll have to get a 911SC and a '69.
Come to think of it, maybe I need seven Porsches.
  • 1955 550 Spyder replica, silver (one of the aluminum-body $400,000 exact replicas, not a VW-powered fiberglass replicar);
  • 1965 356C Cabriolet, pale yellow;
  • 1969 911T coupé, red;
  • 1974-1976 911S Targa, dark metallic green;
  • 1983 911SC coupé, white
  • 1998 911/993, Racing Yellow;
  • 2020 911 Carrera, dark metallic blue

But I'd settle for having my white 911SC back.
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My pick. 1973 Firebird Formula 455 with the Super Duty engine. Gobs of torque in a low compression high performance engine that runs on unleaded gas. No 'screaming chicken' decal on the hood so it's a bit of a sleeper and ultra rare only 43 made.

(I listed it as classic as opposed to "muscle car" to separate it from today's muscle cars)
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My pick. 1973 Firebird Formula 455 with the Super Duty engine. Gobs of torque in a low compression high performance engine that runs on unleaded gas. No 'screaming chicken' decal on the hood so it's a bit of a sleeper and ultra rare only 43 made.
Get it in Hunter Green, and you'd have the car John Wayne drove in McQ.
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Get it in Hunter Green, and you'd have the car John Wayne drove in McQ.
I've often wondered what car was substituted for the smash up between the two semi tractors.
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Get it in Hunter Green, and you'd have the car John Wayne drove in McQ.
Correction: 'Brewster Green'.

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The 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am 455 Super Duty seen in the film is a rare car with only 252 being made that model year. In excellent condition at auction, and especially in the rarest "Brewster green" color, in 2017 that car could fetch well over $150,000.
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I've changed my mind. I'll take a Gama Goat with a lifetime service contract. And a hot tub in back.
You reminded me of this. I want that.
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Posted in the wrong thread. Posting again here.

I've always thought it would be cool to have an exact replica of a Porsche 550 Spyder

I guessed that one would cost more than a new Ferrari. I received this reply when I asked the price:

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You would be correct. We put original, until we run out, 4CAM engines from 1955-1956, in our cars. These engines are $440,000 on the open market today, and are increasing in value. So part of our cars is appreciating. 😀 Every other car/replica, except very low production cars depreciate immediately.

The turnkey price is over $900,000.
That's twice what I was thinking. I wonder how much it would be with a 356C engine.
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:39 AM
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Is a Sherp a car?
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:32 AM
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I'd love love love a driverless car. I wouldn't care if it was an box. I don't mind cross country driving, but I hate communting. If I could have that hour or more a day to relax instead of getting more work out and stressed, it would be like the sun coming up.
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One that runs on sunlight even at night.
Easy. Just install solar panels and a home power storage system (like the Tesla Powerwall) and use that to recharge your EV.
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