Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Dr. Tweedbucket, Dec 29, 2017.
2005 Ford Thunderbird
1970. I had a chance to get a 1938 MG TA in drive-away condition for $1000. Incredibly cool car. I had the $1000, but I needed a daily driver. Passed.
1972. Teamed up with two buddies from the ME department and bought 3 TR3's in non-running condition. Total cost about $600. We took them apart and did a mix-and-match. Made one the best it could be, which was pretty good. Made one "the best of the rest", decent car. The third was still non-running. Sold them all, made about $2000 after all costs. Wish I'd kept one of the good ones.
I should add I had the chance to own one of the vehicles on my wish-list. I had a 68 327 Camaro convertible. Cool car, ran like a scalded cat, actually handled pretty well. Total chick magnet as a 20-year-old. I don't think the top was up for more than a few hours. I realized it wasn't much of a 4-season car, and didn't have the means to buy a winter beater, so sold it to a collector from Cleveland.
Ferrari 250 GTO
Ford GTO 40
Jaguar XKE coupe
So!You’re a MOPAR guy!
69 Ferrari Dino, yellow please
Ha ha you bet brother!!
This was my first car, a '70 Dart Swinger 318 cid that I bought (with the help of my dad) when I turned 16 in '72. My first real girlfriend and me cruising around back then was a dream come true. Take me back lol!!
I had an '02 sedan in silver, No wing.
Nice car for the time. Got rid of it when I had my son. No room for baby seats.
Great car though.
That said, i lime my vw passats better
I have come to the conclusion that Toyota wrote the book on how to be a dick when selling cars.
I read an article outlining all the tactics, and have used it effectively against salesmen but it's hard work. Some one linked it on another thread here one time, for which I was grateful.
I start by saying "I have read your playbook. DOn't try it on me , or I'll walk."
As soon as they try it on, walk. I had $8K off by the time I reached my car when I bought my FJ Cruiser.
You have to know your numbers though, and be prepared to walk.
Don't give up your car keys either, for them to "do an appraisal". They alway "lose" them for a bit.
It's a tactic to keep you captive in a cubicle while they wear you down.
Aston - Martin DB 9.
I came across a surprisingly similar thread over here
I see it had the ubiquitous shackles in the rear! Nice looking car. The 318 was a great motor!!
OMG! Just drop dead gorgeous!
I've had a decent number of the cars I've wanted(that were attainable lol-so no real exotics) The ones I'll probably never get are a ford gt, a 928gts and bmw z8.
Does anyone remember the Dodge Conquest/Mistubishi Starion?
Here ya go
Yep, that right there. A 1956 Porsche 356, and one in similar condition as Matt's would be great.
I can't say that I want one but it's the car I've always thought looked the coolest. That might be due to watching RT. 66 as a kid.
A lot of the muscle cars in this thread were fairly common around here in the '60s-'70s. I play at a big regional carshow in Deadwood every August and see a LOT of amazing cars.