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      06-10-2019, 05:14 AM   #23
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Always loved the way the Z8 looks. I am hoping that the prices don't go too crazy when I get the point I can realistically afford this eye candy.
Beef up on your TIG welding skills...
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      06-10-2019, 06:01 AM   #24
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Ok so seems like your friends had a problem with the parts prices, not the availability? My buddy spent more than I paid for my e92 (bought used 2 years ago) when he refreshed his interior... but he loves and enjoys the car and plans to never sell it so he felt it was worth it. Also he only paid like $115 for the car when he bought it around 2010 so he actually had equity in it lol
That's what I was thinking when I read the post on parts not being available. No doubt they're expensive given the type of car were talking about here. I often am surprised at the price of parts, especially from a dealership even for new cars. My MB had a transmission replaced (on warranty thank god), it was $15,000. German cars aren't cheap guys.

I'll let this go so's not to thread jack.
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      06-10-2019, 06:05 AM   #25
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2006 Ford GT
1965 Lincoln Continental (passed on an all-original back in 1995 - ugh!)
2018 Chevrolet SS (manual trans obviously)
1982 E21 320i (just passed on one a few months ago - it was pristine)
1989 E30 325i (stupidly sold mine)
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I'm asking. My dad had one back in the day, I know the car had a bad rap with the whole exploding in a fire ball when rear ended but as I recall he liked it.
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      06-10-2019, 06:06 AM   #26
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So many cars.....so little time!
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Cool thread, Chelsea. I've always wanted a De Tomaso Pantera. particularly one that has had the electrical and other upgrades needed to make the car livable.
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Oh lord I could run this list out a mile. That list is legitimately fifty cars deep of weird stuff I want to have at some point, but I'll keep it 'realistic' and just pick one older car.


Someone go park an R32 Nissan GTR V Spec II in my garage. I am, at my automotive core, a nerdy Japanese car fan.
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      06-10-2019, 08:33 AM   #29
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Aston Martin.

Have actually been shopping these lately. I can see myself pulling the trigger on one in the next 3-5 years.

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...ting=241542711

I don't care that it's 13 years old. I'd rather spend $40k on a 13 year old Aston Martin than 90% of the new cars on the road I see every day.
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      06-10-2019, 01:09 PM   #30
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Aston Martin.

Have actually been shopping these lately. I can see myself pulling the trigger on one in the next 3-5 years.

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...ting=241542711

I don't care that it's 13 years old. I'd rather spend $40k on a 13 year old Aston Martin than 90% of the new cars on the road I see every day.
I want the v12 in a manual so bad. my cousin just got one and shit purrs.

but they are holding their value hard just at around 6 figures.

Im so over 0-60 times and stop light racers lol
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      06-10-2019, 05:41 PM   #31
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I'm asking. My dad had one back in the day, I know the car had a bad rap with the whole exploding in a fire ball when rear ended but as I recall he liked it.
I had four of them in total. All mine had the 2.0L Formula Ford Pinto engine and a Getrag 4-speed. All in it was a great car for a 16 year old. Taught me to appreciate DIY'ing, which I am still heavily into to this day. It had big drum brakes on the rear axle, which led one to easily master the art of bootleg turns. So the Ford Pinto is a life legacy car for me. The Toyota Corolla of the same era was responsible for more fire deaths than the Pinto. Ralph Nader is just a dickhead IMO. Keep in mind it was small 2,000 pound car existing in an age of 5,000 pound Cadillacs and people driving around smoked up on weed, ludes, and cheap beer.

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      06-10-2019, 07:57 PM   #32
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NA1 NSX 5 years ago before prices started getting crazy.

That's about when I got my latest NA1





Sometimes I find these old pics and think I'm crazy for wanting to sell it for a
981 Cayman S, but for some reason I think I might.
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      06-10-2019, 09:32 PM   #33
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What I want is an early to mid 80's Porsche 911 Targa with a whale tale. What I need is a BMW i3 with REX for my daily commute.
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      06-11-2019, 02:50 AM   #34
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3 cars I couldve once got but I can't now:

Lotus Elise (kids mean 2 seats is no longer an option)
R32 GTR (now worth stupid money)
Honda S2000 (now worth stupid money and 2 seats is no longer an option).

Once the kids grow up, I intend on spending time in a series 1 Miata, an Elise and a Westfield (poor man's Caterham).

... And if I win the lottery, the first thing I'm doing is buying an Ariel atom or a KTM X-bow.
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      06-11-2019, 05:29 AM   #35
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That's about when I got my latest NA1





Sometimes I find these old pics and think I'm crazy for wanting to sell it for a
981 Cayman S, but for some reason I think I might.
The NSX is a classic; keep it. Every munch head has a Porsche.
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      06-11-2019, 06:43 AM   #36
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I think the 2 cars that I wish I was old enough / had money to buy at the time new were-

1) 2006 Evo IX
2) 2004 E46 M3

Both were legends and both are nearly impossible to buy without 10 owners and 10 wrecks today.
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      06-12-2019, 12:00 AM   #37
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Great replies. All sound like car guys and girls. No one has said Ferrari... Lambo...
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      06-12-2019, 07:40 PM   #38
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Great replies. All sound like car guys and girls. No one has said Ferrari... Lambo...
It might just be me, but i think the reality of owning a Farrari or Lambo would be very different from the dream.

Driving a very wide, very low, very capable car on the street doesn't sound like much fun to me. You'd get pulled over any time you drove enthusiastically, everybody would act like idiots around you, and you'd never get the feeling you were testing either your limits or the car.

Driving one on the track would be fun, but you'd have to be insanely rich to not live in fear of wreaking it or yourself. But once the initial novelty wore off I doubt it'd be any more fun than a whole bunch of insanely cheaper cars around a track (which you can push harder without fear of bankruptcy).

I'd consider renting one, but not buying one.

I really think _most_ people who get into a Fararri or Lambo do it for the same reason they buy a Rolex or a Patek Philippe Minute Repeater.

It's either because they want to show off their wealth, or because they appreciate the rarity for the sake of rarity, the expense for the sake of expense, or the engineering and craftsmanship that goes into making one by hand.

In the same way you don't buy a Rolex or Patek because you want to know the time, I don't think you buy a Fararri or Lambo for the driving & handling.

I've never driven one so I could be wrong, but this is why there aren't any fancy multi-million dollar exotics on my list.
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      06-13-2019, 08:25 AM   #39
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It might just be me, but i think the reality of owning a Farrari or Lambo would be very different from the dream.

Driving a very wide, very low, very capable car on the street doesn't sound like much fun to me. You'd get pulled over any time you drove enthusiastically, everybody would act like idiots around you, and you'd never get the feeling you were testing either your limits or the car.

Driving one on the track would be fun, but you'd have to be insanely rich to not live in fear of wreaking it or yourself. But once the initial novelty wore off I doubt it'd be any more fun than a whole bunch of insanely cheaper cars around a track (which you can push harder without fear of bankruptcy).

I'd consider renting one, but not buying one.

I really think _most_ people who get into a Fararri or Lambo do it for the same reason they buy a Rolex or a Patek Philippe Minute Repeater.

It's either because they want to show off their wealth, or because they appreciate the rarity for the sake of rarity, the expense for the sake of expense, or the engineering and craftsmanship that goes into making one by hand.

In the same way you don't buy a Rolex or Patek because you want to know the time, I don't think you buy a Fararri or Lambo for the driving & handling.

I've never driven one so I could be wrong, but this is why there aren't any fancy multi-million dollar exotics on my list.
In all honesty, if i won $40m overnight i don't think i'd go exotic, for all the reasons above. 911 GTS RWD is damn perfect imho.
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What would be in my dream garage? How big is my garage? I'd like a 911 and corvette of some sort because they're classics, but probably newer versions of each. I'd like to own something from Britain and Italy, as both countries have a long established history of making legendary cars. From a British perspective, I would probably look into a previous gen Vantage manual, Elise/Exige, or a XK8-R or F-type S with manual. From Italy, I'm not sure. I might go vintage for this---perhaps an Alfa GTV. I would stay with my BMW and VW as they're keepers, particularly in this scenario.

Cars are fun, but I think I'd like to get into something more rugged as well. I'd try to find a gray market/imported G-wagon with a manual+diesel. I don't care what anyone says, I LOVE the Ford Raptor and would get a new one of those. And while I suppose a Jeep Trackhawk would be awesome, I already own the SRT and it's pretty fast in its own right, so I'd hold onto it.

So I would need what, a 9 car garage?
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Another from me. Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454.
Late 60's was definitely the golden era. To think 400hp+ cars existed at the time.
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The NSX is a classic; keep it. Every munch head has a Porsche.
+1.

I would never think of selling that if I had it!
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