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Old 09-16-2013, 10:13 AM   #1061
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Yeah, that Z was stunning. You can see why that car is becoming such a classic of its generation.
It is one of the few cars on my "Must have before I die." list. There was one on ebay about 4 months ago, I believe a '73 with 1500 original miles. The last I looked the bidding was at $36k, with 4 days to go.

If there is a retro redux that NEEDS to be done, aka the Challenger redux, the 240Z is the car. Conceptually the new BRZ is pretty much that car, but come on Nissan, give me my 2017 240Z skinned like the original, with that sweet inline 6! Four years is enough time, get on it.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:15 PM   #1062
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I'd be curious to see what else is on your list. I have a feeling you and I would have some overlap.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:12 PM   #1063
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In the classics from my youth collection:

1970-1974 Datsun 240 Z
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
1986-1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA 305 5 spd with T-tops.
1984-1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE
Any 2nd generation Toyota MR2 Turbo
Any pre 1985 early era Porsche 928.
1993-1995 Porsche 968 S2

The holy grail is a completely unmolested 1993 Mazda RX-7 R1. Letting the one I found slip through my fingers was a massive regret, even though the history was sketchy.

In the dream category:

Early era De Tomaso Pantera.
Any Porsche 993 Turbo
Pretty much anything that wore a Ferrari badge with a rear engine V8.

The ultimate car though, would be Kowalski's Challenger, this is probably a more emotional pick because the movie is one of my all time favorites, but damn that car was raunchy.

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Old 09-17-2013, 07:01 PM   #1064
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #1065
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In the classics from my youth collection:

1970-1974 Datsun 240 Z
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
1986-1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA 305 5 spd with T-tops.
1984-1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE
Any 2nd generation Toyota MR2 Turbo
Any pre 1985 early era Porsche 928.
1993-1995 Porsche 968 S2

The holy grail is a completely unmolested 1993 Mazda RX-7 R1. Letting the one I found slip through my fingers was a massive regret, even though the history was sketchy.

In the dream category:

Early era De Tomaso Pantera.
Any Porsche 993 Turbo
Pretty much anything that wore a Ferrari badge with a rear engine V8.

The ultimate car though, would be Kowalski's Challenger, this is probably a more emotional pick because the movie is one of my all time favorites, but damn that car was raunchy.
Ha, apart from the Challenger (I'm just not a muscle car guy), I love every car on that list. I still remember ogling over an MR2 turbo (with t-tops of course) at a Toyota dealership in the early nineties while my parents were test driving a Tercel. Hard to find a clean one these days that some ricer hasn't destroyed.

And funnily enough, I was actually test driving a 928 (although an s2), which despite not having those amazing tail lights of the earlier gen, is a better car in many ways. I ended up passing because I couldn't really justify another car right now, but part of me wishes I would've pulled the trigger.

There's a beautiful yellow Pantera that Ive seen a couple times around town (with a great INZOWHO plate). The thing is stunning, and looks so amazing on the road. I'm sure it requires like 10 hours of service for every hour on the road, but man does it every look good.

And yeah, that RX-7 maybe the most beautiful Japanese car to come out of the 90s. Although I remember that one you were looking at seemed a little too sketchy. It always would've had a question mark.

Anyway...great list.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #1066
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Ha, apart from the Challenger (I'm just not a muscle car guy), I love every car on that list. I still remember ogling over an MR2 turbo (with t-tops of course) at a Toyota dealership in the early nineties while my parents were test driving a Tercel. Hard to find a clean one these days that some ricer hasn't destroyed.

And funnily enough, I was actually test driving a 928 (although an s2), which despite not having those amazing tail lights of the earlier gen, is a better car in many ways. I ended up passing because I couldn't really justify another car right now, but part of me wishes I would've pulled the trigger.

There's a beautiful yellow Pantera that Ive seen a couple times around town (with a great INZOWHO plate). The thing is stunning, and looks so amazing on the road. I'm sure it requires like 10 hours of service for every hour on the road, but man does it every look good.

And yeah, that RX-7 maybe the most beautiful Japanese car to come out of the 90s. Although I remember that one you were looking at seemed a little too sketchy. It always would've had a question mark.

Anyway...great list.
Ooops, one glaring omission which probably falls in the dream category, as a nice one is stupidly expensive now:

BMW 3.0 cs



And not to forget about my VW roots, I will throw one of these to into the obtainable category, but not for the driveablity....lol:


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Old 09-18-2013, 08:24 AM   #1068
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Ooops, one glaring omission which probably falls in the dream category, as a nice one is stupidly expensive now:

BMW 3.0 cs
I wonder what happened to make these skyrocket so much. I remember looking toying with the idea of one about 4-5 years ago, and a good example was in the mid/high 30's. Now they are in the 60k-70k range!

Put that one in the lottery category....
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I wonder what happened to make these skyrocket so much. I remember looking toying with the idea of one about 4-5 years ago, and a good example was in the mid/high 30's. Now they are in the 60k-70k range!

Put that one in the lottery category....
OK, now let's see your list.
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Uh, well first of all, thanks for totally ruining 2 hours of work productivity this morning.

My list is kind of long, and a little hard to break down, but I've done my best. I'm one of them fruity creative types, so for me it often starts with the design of the cars, and then you mix in childhood memories and history, and you get this.


Lottery winning cars:
• A Singer-built 911. The first call I make after winning the lottery is to get one of these going.
• Lancia Stratos - MUST be in Alitalia livery.
• Brown Ferrari 250 GT (Ie, Steve Mcqueen edition).
• McLaren F1 - It still seems like every super car today is trying to emulate the F1. And very few come close.


Porsche Category (because Im a Porsche guy and it deserves its own category):
• Porsche 993 in Arena Red or Riviera Blue (Turbo is the dream….C2 is the attainable).
• Porsche 928 (still trying to decide which year) If earlier, then it has to be poo brown with checkered seats inside. If later, black or dark gray.
• Porsche 930 in light blue metallic or some sort of 80's metallic.
• Late 60s/early 70s 911S in Irish Green and checkered grey interior.


Random 60s small European/Japanese hotness:
• Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV
• Lancia Fulvia
• Alpine Berlinette
• Toyota 2000GT (might as well put it into the lottery category).
• Mazda Cosmo Sport


80s/90s Japanese awesomeness:
• Early 90's Toyota Corolla All-Trac
• Toyota Previa All Trac (mid-engine, all wheel drive van that looks like a spaceship? hell ya!)
• A clean unmolested second-gen yellow Honda CRX
• A clean unmolested Second Gen Toyota MR2 with t-tops.
• A clean unmolested Nissan 300zx Twin Turbo - One of the most beautiful cars of the 90s.


70's/80's Euro classics:
• Mercedes W124 Wagon or Hammer.
• Saab 900 Turbo S (must have aero wheels).
• Mid 80's Mercedes 500 SEC
• Volvo P1800ES (one of the best asses of all time!).
• BMW 3.0 CS in black or white.
• BMW e30 Touring

Museum Pieces:
• A black Citroen DS (always trying to decide what year).
• Tatra T87
• 1948 Tucker


Childhood favorites:
• The Marty McFly Toyota pickup (must have the roof lights).
• Ferrari Testarossa (I had a radio controlled one as a 7 year old).
• Knight Rider Pontiac TransAm.
• A Peterbuilt big rig.
• Rolls Royce Silver Shadow in silver. One of my first big Matchbox cars.

'Murican:
• Chevrolet Corvair Monza
• Early 60's Lincoln Continental
• A huge ass American Boat from the 70s/80s.
• Split window Corvette Sting Ray


Comfort/Touring cars:
• BMW 850 (Outside of the CS, I think this maybe the coolest looking BMW ever).
• 2003 Infiniti M45 - I think this is an under appreciated gem.
• Citroen C6 - This is the car I would like to be driven around in when I become the French President.
• Late 90s BMW 7-series (e38). - The most beautiful 7 of all time.
• Lexus LS (first gen).


Wedge Cars:
• Lamborghini Espada in white. In my ideal world, this is what my wife drives around.
• Jensen Interceptor (The Interceptor is still the coolest name of all time for a car).
• Lotus Esprit (Giugiaro or Peter Stevens design).
• Mercedes C111


Truck/Work:
• A new Toyota Landcruiser 70 (why the hell can't we get this here?).
• A classic toyota Landcruiser FJ40.
• A Unimog.
• A VW T5 California for camping trips.


Random "Modern" Cars and/or daily drivers:
• Alfa Romeo 159/Brera
• Cadillac CTS-V Wagon (in manual of course).
• Mercedes E-Class Wagon (for the little lady).
• Volvo V70R


So yeah, I tried to keep it short. Now all I need is a hangar, and to be Jay Leno.
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• A Singer-built 911. The first call I make after winning the lottery is to get one of these going.
Uh yeah... I forgot to put that on my list too.

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Watch this Lambo explode in rather cinematographic fashion at 400 kph.

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So I am selling a vehicle privatley and the guy wants to take it to his shop for an inspection. It is fully insured, but I want to know what I should do to limit my risk with this? Either for an accident (him paying the deduct) or theft.
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So I am selling a vehicle privatley and the guy wants to take it to his shop for an inspection. It is fully insured, but I want to know what I should do to limit my risk with this? Either for an accident (him paying the deduct) or theft.
If it's close to your house, just drive the car there and pick it up yourself. Don't give it to the potential buyer. If the shop is far from your house tell him to pick one close to you. That's the only way you should do it.
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New Mustang is gorgeous.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...=1458_28229451

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^^^
It kind of looks like Aston Martin, Tesla, and Ford are all stealing exterior design ideas from each other. Kind of like those Chrysler 300s and some Bentley models.
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So I am selling a vehicle privatley and the guy wants to take it to his shop for an inspection. It is fully insured, but I want to know what I should do to limit my risk with this? Either for an accident (him paying the deduct) or theft.
Arrange a time where both you and the buyer can go to said shop for the inspection.
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