My dream car......what's yours?

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  1. RickeyM

    RickeyM Super Member

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    A later model GT-40 with a maxed out Coyote crate motor. Now for one that won't cost me my drivers license, a 1972 Cougar XR7. Improved suspension so it would handle and a 429SCJ big block stretched out to 490ci-in. I had one with a 351C-2v and enjoyed picking off lesser cars that thought Merc's were all show & no go.
     
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  2. Route 66

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    As long as we're dreaming, this is an artist's rendering (compiled from spy photos) of the 2019 C8 mid-engine Corvette due out by summer.

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  3. WillVT

    WillVT Super Member

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    Interesting. There's video too!

     
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  4. peerson

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    Mine is a 1957 Eldorado Biarritz.
     
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    Any car with Hallie Berry in the back seat and she's calling my name.
     
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  6. Captain581

    Captain581 Active Member

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    I with Peerson for the `57 Caddy - a dream car to be sure.
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  7. MaxxVolume

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    One of my favorite vehicles that I ever owned, my friends and I had lots of fun in this thing. Everybody always wanted to take MY car, it was like a rolling party on wheels. Had 3/4" plywood subfloor with nice shag carpeting, hinged so the front edge could be lifted to reveal the cavernous space underneath (cases of beer & ice :)).
    Power was a 1965 L78 396/425 HP, Super T10 trans, and a 12-bolt Posi with 4.11s out back. It was a fierce competitor for those times, and a bit of a sleeper....took a lot of muscle car owners by surprise....

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  8. 55Redneck

    55Redneck Canadian Redneck

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    Very cool ride. This is as close as I got to having my dream car. Hit some hard times and had to sell before I was able to get it on the road. aug1002rusty1.jpg
     
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  9. rebellovw

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    My dream cars are:

    Datsun 240z with Rebello Racing motor
    Porsche Carrera
    60's fastback mustangs

    Most recently (2015) - has been the Mustang S550 GT350.

    I broke down this year and bought my dream car - hey I'm 55 - I deserve a toy. You only live once.

    Paid cash - 2018 Mustang GT - gets me as close as I need to - to the GT350

    460+ horsepower - close to 8K redline.
    Manual 6speed
    12:1 compression ratio
    Performance Pack (Brembo brakes, Michelin pilots, etc)
    Leather
    Voice control everything/Siri/Nav

    I've just had the Ford Performance X pipe installed - she sounds sick. I'd like to do headers - but - that requires a tune - and I'm not about to mess with my warranty.

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  10. bobsvinyl

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    I don't need a fast car. I drive slowly. I don't need a powerful car. I don't tow anything or race. I do like small fuel efficient vehicles. I've always wanted a 1975-76 Honda Civic CVCC wagon but never found one when I was in the market. I would still keep my 2004 Toyota Tacoma. It has been relatively problem free with 140,000 miles on it so it still has a lot of life. The Honda would be my fun ride with plenty of room for my thrift store finds.

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  11. Poultrygeist

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    I had a 72 TR6 red with camel interior and top. It also had redline tires with spoke wheels. Before it I had a TR4a and TR3. Loved those tractor engines.
     
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  12. Hipocrates

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    Hakosuka

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  13. Poultrygeist

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    Citreon 2CV. The top is canvas and rolls back. I'm not sure they're fast enough for our interstates. The ugly ducking as it was called is beyond cool.

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  14. rebellovw

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    ''. Tested once again on a Dynojet dynamometer, the Hakosuka now put down 272 horsepower and 249 lb-ft torque to the rollers.''
    Holly molly!!!!!!
    I get the whole mod thing... and I take that rebello stuff anyday gladly, but take a look the gorgeous S20 engine

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  17. Christian B

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    Rolls Royce Silver Ghost.

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    I followed the RR Silver Ghost tour around south Jersey years ago, and was fascinated by these then almost 100 year old cars that ran like they were new. Every year the Silver Ghost owners hold a rally of at least 500 miles open to Ghosts and Phantom I and IIs. I stood next to a Silver Ghost in a hotel parking garage, and could not hear the engine run until I walked around back and then I heard the barely perceptible exhaust note. I find cars that were built to a standard that allows them to still be useful after 100 years extraordinary.
     
  18. parman

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    When I was a teenager I drooled over 66 GTO's now days I guess I don't have a dream car.
     
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    There was a vid of the 90th anniversary tour of related sites around GB online that an acquaintance participated in a Mulliner Sedanca deVille P-3, but it's down.
     
  20. hjames

    hjames beware - winter is HERE! Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    Street sleepers - def the way to go!
     

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