List a car that you've always wanted but will probably never own now ...

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  1. jimmyj

    jimmyj Member

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    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.
     
  2. Pablomago

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    '65 Ferrari 250 GTO. It's been my dream car since I was a kid. I've only seen one once, on a desert highway in Southern Arizona speeding by the other way. I think the last one that went up for auction sold for around a million dollars.
     
  3. sleewell

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    Mercedes S class AMG.
     
  4. sausagefingers

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    I always thought a Karmann Ghia would be fun. Probably a pain to keep running though.
     
  5. drewl

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    Had two hand-me-down 71 Coupe DeVilles in high school.

    neighbor had a car dealership and towing business,used to "borrow" gas from their flat bed and tow trucks.

    These cars were awesome for stunts as they had a vacuum release emergency brake in heavy duty pedal from on the left.
     
  6. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    No :nono .... why no :nono I'm sorry, :red it doesn't :nono :nono
     
  7. BadAssBill

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    About 10 years ago I went through a divorce and was thinking pretty irrationally. I did some research on my dream car....also the 308 Ferrari. The cars, with a few miles on them...at the time were running about 30k. And I thought....well, it would be hard...but I've got a little money I could put down and get one. However, when I started researching the maintenance and cost of engines....dear lord. At the time, I remember it would be 18k to replace a 308 engine if it should ever die.
    Instead...a few years back I got a 2006 boxster, that had the dreaded engine bearing problem and it would only be 10k to fix. 8/
     
  8. Peteyvee

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    They only made 39 of them in 1963 and 1964 and the last one that sold went for over $50,000,000.00 a few years ago. If you can find one for only a million dollars, you're back in the 1970s.
    That being said, I want a 1967 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder. If I win the lottery, I can probably get one for just under $30 million...

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  9. Bluedawg

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    The list is long ... LOL

    No specific models: Ferrari, Aston Martin, Ford GT, Rolls Royce, Bentley, most Porsche models, Maserati, Bugati ... and more

    I think there's a chance I may actually end up with a Porsche Cayman someday ... but that day is still way in the future

    :banana
     
  10. j.s.tonehound

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    Stutz Super Bearcat
    Duesenberg SJ
    Auburn Boattail Speedster
    Mercedes 500K
    Aston Martin DB5 or 6
    Jaguar XKE
    '63 Corvette Stingray
    Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
     
  12. Ches

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    Just two?? I'll start with these...
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  13. killer blues

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    427 sohc used the side oiler block with ohc heads
     
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    Phletch Member

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    Right, but the SOHC motor never made it into a Cobra or any other production vehicle.
     
  16. dansworld

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    Not a car, but:

    First choice:

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  17. Jignant

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    This is what I have:
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    This is what I want:
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    And I'm not giving up the Camaro (35K) for it. Not the most exotic car ever made but 70s Stingrays do it for me...
     
  18. Allthumbs56

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    68' Buick Wildcat convertible in Canary Yellow.
     
  19. TheLateGreatJC

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    For me it would be one of these two:

    Either a Ford Capri, like this one pictured.

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    Or an Opel Manta GTE similar to this one

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    I can actually afford to buy either of these cars, examples of either of them can be easily found and bought for under £4k -£4,000, in great condition. It's their lack of space, especially boot space and the cost to insure either of these cars that will stop me from ever buying one. Even though these cars where made in the 70's and early 80's they both cost almost triple to insure compared to the girlfriend's 2015 Ford Focus.
     
  20. zzmoore

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    A friend of mine had a Mid 70's Manta. It was Blue with Black Stripes. He did a lot of work to the motor, breaks and suspension. It was a very cool car. MUCH nicer looking than the Opel GT.
    The other cool car of the day was The Datsun 510.:aok
     

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