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    Thread: What is the one car you HAVE to own before you die? Future lottery winners need not apply...

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      05-10-2012 09:15 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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      05-10-2012 09:28 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 09:31 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 09:31 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 09:33 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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      05-10-2012 09:33 PM #6
      S2000 then eventually use it exclusively for the track. I'm simple.

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      05-10-2012 09:34 PM #7
      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 09:37 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by The Holy Molar View Post
      S2000
      was my answer, but I got one. So I'll say any Ferrari. Maybe an old 308 GTS.

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      05-10-2012 09:39 PM #9
      996 GT3 or 997 GT3.

      not completely unrealisitc either.
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      05-10-2012 09:53 PM #10
      For me it is a dually of some find. Not sure which model or generation yet, but a dually for sure.

      A crew cab lowered would be hot, and moderetly usefull becouse of seating.

      Or a regular cab version with more of a pro-street feel, and a modern engine for flexability.

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      05-10-2012 09:54 PM #11
      E46 M3 ZCP.. getting things in order to buy one in the next few months too


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      05-10-2012 09:55 PM #12
      Acura NSX. Not sure about the new one, but definitely the original.


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      05-10-2012 10:03 PM #13
      Ferrari 355..because V8 sex comes out of it and they are (relatively) cheap.
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      05-10-2012 10:11 PM #14
      69 camaro ss or 70 cougar XR7.
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      05-10-2012 10:12 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by EzumA7 View Post
      Ferrari 355..because V8 sex comes out of it and they are (relatively) cheap.
      Same.

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      05-10-2012 10:26 PM #16
      The first one on my list is a Karmann Ghia low light, which is probably within the next year if all goes well. And the other one would have to be a S5, by the time I can afford one they should be down in price.

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      05-10-2012 10:26 PM #17
      A restored, running 16v Scirocco. Laugh away, I've wanted one since I was 8, and then one I did have was driven all of 100 miles, 4 by me.

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      05-10-2012 10:28 PM #18
      66/67 nova or 996

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      05-10-2012 10:29 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by AHFlynn View Post
      911. pick one.
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      05-10-2012 10:31 PM #20
      An original Mini. I could pick more if i had to

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      05-10-2012 10:32 PM #21
      OP, I like your style.

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


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      05-10-2012 10:38 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      OP, I like your style.


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      05-10-2012 10:38 PM #23
      1973 Trans Am SD455 or T/A 400 with all original sheet metal, numbers matching, black interior. It will probably be my 50th birthday present to myself (5 years from now).





      My first car was a 1978 Trans Am, I will own another perfect one some day.

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      05-10-2012 10:38 PM #24
      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 10:45 PM #25
      MGC GT


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      05-10-2012 10:47 PM #26




      Plus this, because RACECAR -



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      05-10-2012 10:54 PM #27
      CTS-V Wagon 6MT, preferably the black diamond edition.

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      If my science data analysis on current trends is correct, I project that by the years 2018 - 2025, all car's body panels will be replaced entirely by grill.

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      05-10-2012 10:56 PM #28
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      05-10-2012 10:56 PM #29
      Easy.

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      Probably one bone stock








      And maybe someday one in vintage AMG livery.







      Lucky for me I just recently discovered that there is shop that specializes in 6.3 restorations less that 40 miles from me, and given the quality of the work I had them do on my 16v, their proximity to me makes owning one of these a lot more realistic.
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      Toss up between a cts v and a dodge viper
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    32. 05-10-2012 11:12 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Lifelong Obsession View Post
      Acura NSX. Not sure about the new one, but definitely the original.


      Dat right thurr.

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      05-10-2012 11:14 PM #33
      x2 on the nsx...i think that would be somewhere close to the top of list...right next to an old school porsche..

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      05-10-2012 11:18 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by zhenya00 View Post
      Easy.

      Mercedes 300SEL 6.3


      Probably one bone stock
      Ah, I would also have to have a Mercedes 220 SE Cabriolet. My grandfather has had a run-down example wasting away in his garage for years, and won't let me give it any love. I would love to have one someday. His is white with a blue roof and blue interior, would try for that.

      Not his, but similar:

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      Quote Originally Posted by donotcometoflorida View Post
      If my science data analysis on current trends is correct, I project that by the years 2018 - 2025, all car's body panels will be replaced entirely by grill.

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