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    1. Member l88m22vette's Avatar
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      05-10-2012 10:15 PM #1
      So, realistically, with your job and assumed trajectory through your life (i.e. how things look now), what is the one car/vehicle you have to own before you die? Sure, if I won some $200m lotto I'd buy everything (including Katy Perry), and so would everyone else, but let's pretend you're not going to pick the right numbers or inherit an oil field in your life. What would you buy that is attainable?

      For me it is a '60s Corvette, anywhere from 1963-69, I love them. Ideally I'd like a '63 Z06 or a '67 L88, but midyears cost a nut and a leg anyway, and those two would be worth the wrath of the pharaohs. I love the early Mako Shark C3s as well, and a '69 would be key, since I'd get the actual slot fender vents and would get to skip a lot of the initial-build problems from 1968. In either case I'd try both a small and big block, something about a 427 makes me hot but I know a built small block can easily make too much power, and it'd preserve handling. A midyear I'd keep mint, but I could easily restomod a C3 as long as it was stealthy.

      Are there 100 other cars I lust for? Sure. Will I ever get any of them if I can't even focus on just one? Nope So TCL, what is the one car you WILL get (not can, not if) in your life?
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    2. 05-10-2012 10:28 PM #2
      Well, mine is weird, and I'll be judged for it, but I want THIS Dasher. It's ugly, it's slow, it's old, it's a VW, and for some reason I absolutely adore it. I'd drop it a bit and slot in an AAZ code VW diesel. For some reason all I can think about right now is owning a Dasher with a fairly strong and extremely smoky diesel in it. This car:

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      05-10-2012 10:31 PM #3
      dodge viper. 1st, 2nd or 5th gen, as long as its an RT/10. yes, i realize there's not a 5th gen viper without a roof, but i'm pretty sure i'm gonna have to have one at some point.

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      05-10-2012 10:31 PM #4
      In 2015, the first R32 Nissan Skyline GT-Rs will be freely importable. No more paying quadruple the car's value to get it through customs and have US-spec safety/emissions equipment fitted - just sign some forms and pay some bonds.

      You know, this actually might be a pretty good realistic goal for me. It'd probably end up being something of a restoration project, but I'm ready for that - I've torn S13s down to the frame before, and looked at RB26DETT wiring diagrams until my eyes crossed.
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      05-10-2012 10:33 PM #5
      Some sort of Porsche, I almost don't care which one...anything from a base Boxster to a 911 GT3 RS. It was supposed to be my current car (instead of my S4), it should be my next car (but might not be because my practical side might win out again), but I will own one before I die.

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      05-11-2012 10:57 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by PhilHVW View Post
      Some sort of Porsche, I almost don't care which one...anything from a base Boxster to a 911 GT3 RS. It was supposed to be my current car (instead of my S4), it should be my next car (but might not be because my practical side might win out again), but I will own one before I die.
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      05-11-2012 07:17 PM #7
      7o chevelle ss

    8. 05-11-2012 07:30 PM #8
      930 (non slant) - 911 w/ a tail (probably any color)
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      05-11-2012 08:26 PM #10
      I don't think I have a "got to have it" car. There's so many things that are cool, and the cars I end up buying, I initially think there's no way in hell I'd buy them for various reasons.
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      05-10-2012 10:33 PM #11
      S2000 then eventually use it exclusively for the track. I'm simple.

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      05-10-2012 10:34 PM #12
      911. pick one.
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      Nah, understeering into a tree in a Honda like a teenage girl ruins your street cred. I'd leave the door to show how hard you are.

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      05-10-2012 11:29 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by AHFlynn View Post
      911. pick one.
      This
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      05-10-2012 11:31 PM #14
      An original Mini. I could pick more if i had to

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      05-10-2012 11:32 PM #15
      OP, I like your style.

      I'd go with what you're having, or one of these.

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      05-10-2012 11:38 PM #16
      E30 M3(stock or close to it),E36 M3(1995 Lightweight WITHOUT MODS),E46 M3 manual (No sunroof and cloth seats),Maybe an E90 M3 Coupe manual with the cool Carbon roof,but again without any options. I dont need that extra crap. Just one, oh sorry, then that would be a completely stock E30 M3 then for me if I can find one when I get around to buying it.
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      05-10-2012 11:47 PM #18




      Plus this, because RACECAR -



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      05-11-2012 12:31 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by WERDNA75 View Post
      E30 M3(stock or close to it),E36 M3(1995 Lightweight WITHOUT MODS),E46 M3 manual (No sunroof and cloth seats),Maybe an E90 M3 Coupe manual with the cool Carbon roof,but again without any options. I dont need that extra crap. Just one, oh sorry, then that would be a completely stock E30 M3 then for me if I can find one when I get around to buying it.
      Anyone that has an E46 M3 6MT with no sunroof and cloth seats won't give it up. They are rare as hen's teeth and highly sought after.

      Anyway, my pick would be any Porsche 911 Turbo.

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      05-11-2012 07:55 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by AHFlynn View Post
      911. pick one.
      +1, because i am 90% certain there will be a 911 sold throughout my lifetime and prices on older models will come down to affordable levels as my income increases. I will own one, one day.

      993 turbo is my dream porsche.

      signatures are annoying, right?

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      05-11-2012 08:10 AM #21
      I don't know if I must have it, but it would be my own pinnacle. Not interested in Euro exotics at all.


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      05-11-2012 12:12 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by MrRoboto View Post
      I don't know if I must have it, but it would be my own pinnacle. Not interested in Euro exotics at all.


      That is freakin' awesome!!!


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      05-11-2012 12:08 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by AHFlynn View Post
      911. pick one.
      yuuup!

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      05-11-2012 02:11 PM #24
      Either a 96-97 Twin Turbo 911.... or whatever GT3 RS is avaialble at the time...
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    25. 05-11-2012 02:17 PM #25
      honestly a Z06 or ZR1 vette
      C5/6/7

      Other cars i would love to have are more for racing that just regular driving.
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      Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race

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