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Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter Online Editor
9/1/08 7:58 p.m.

Off the top of my head:

  • BMW 2002
  • A nice 2nd-gen CRX
  • an early Toyota Corona coupe
  • a Volvo P1800 or 122 (or both)
walterj HalfDork
9/1/08 8:49 p.m.

thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/1/08 9:12 p.m.


99-01 Impreza 2.5RS w/ STi swap, skidplates, etc.

740il (Thanks Chris_V)

any M car, I'm not picky


volvo wagon w/ LSx

1968 Cougar XR-7


Locost of some sort


hotg54b New Reader
9/1/08 9:35 p.m.
  1. @ the high end NSX ($25k-30k)

  2. Miata

  3. Fiero

  4. Subaru SVX

  5. maybe a kit car

mw New Reader
9/2/08 10:25 a.m.

1 An old Mini 2 a clean 87-88 Chevy Sprint Turbo 3 Ford (or lotus) cortina 4 323 gtx

GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/2/08 11:38 a.m.

AW11 MR2, Miata.

Gearhead_42 HalfDork
9/2/08 11:40 a.m.

Fairly simple, the exotic and/or unobtanium stuff is for another list...

Jag XJS V12 with a manual trans. Possibly a 'vert.

Early round headlight Subaru Brat, complete with rumble seats.

1980ish 911sc. When the motor goes it gets an SVX flat6

Gearhead_42 HalfDork
9/2/08 11:43 a.m.
thatsnowinnebago wrote: 1968 Cougar XR-7

ORLY? I pass one (plus or minus a year) every day on the way to work... it's for sale.

thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/2/08 12:52 p.m.
Gearhead_42 wrote:
thatsnowinnebago wrote: 1968 Cougar XR-7
ORLY? I pass one (plus or minus a year) every day on the way to work... it's for sale.

Don't tell me that. I already have two cars and I share one parking place with my roommate's car. Three cars, one spot. Also, I'm in college and oh so poor. Maybe one day...

Jay HalfDork
9/2/08 1:12 p.m.

I'm happy to say my recent 944S, Starion, and Elan have all been ticks off the 'always wanted one' list. Still on the list are a 1st gen MR2, a 2nd gen MR2, a slant nose 911 turbo, a modern Pontaic GTO/Monaro VXR, and a "Mango" TE27 Corolla SR5. After that the list starts getting into stuff like the Renault Alpine A310 GT and the Noble M12 which aren't really practical asparations.


captainzib Reader
9/2/08 1:21 p.m.


Subaru 2.5 RS. (Not sure on chassis code. GC8 I think, the generation before the bug eyes).

Datsun 510 coupe.

Galant VR-4 (Currently have a 1G AWD turbo DSM, so probably not gonna go for this any time soon).

Oldschool Mini Cooper

Escort Cosworth.

Evo 8 or 9

1st or 2nd gen MR2.

poopshovel Dork
9/2/08 1:31 p.m.
  1. Put me in the NSX fanboi club too.
  2. Ferrari 308 GTS...Magnum P.I. style.
  3. 60's 911
  4. 69 dart, grandma green or doodoo brown w/440 crate motor.
  5. Pantera
  6. A whole damned bunch of fun projects, mostly involving turbos.
ClemSparks SuperDork
9/2/08 1:32 p.m.

Here's my list...I thought I might be the only nut for a couple of these (denoted with a *) but was happy to see I'm not alone (as in, others have posted them above):

Pinto/Bobcat (the oldscool "bulging" headlight ones), preferably non-wagon.
Roundbody Ford Falcon (post or hardtop).
Foxbody Mercury Capri. Four-eyes FTW! (V8 and standard trans evenutally, of course).
Foxbody Notchback four-eye. I would hapily retro-four-eye an '87 and up model.

Foxbody Fairmont (NON-futura) 2 door or possibly wagon (A mustang in sheeps' clothing).
944 or 928 P-car.
'78-up Malibu 2 door (or possibly wagon...already had an elcamino).
Impala SS (most likely a 9C1 Clone).
'63 Chevy Fullsize 2 door (biscayne, BelAire, Impala).
'78-up Olds Cutlass Supreme 2 door with 455, done up with Grand National inspiration.
Sunbeam Tiger .
Aircooled Bug.

Subaru Brat. * I'd call it "brat" as in bratwurst.

More to be added when I dig them out of dormant regions of my psyche. Clem

mtn Dork
9/2/08 1:38 p.m.

10th Anniversary Edition Miata. I know that the 6 speed wasn't as good as the 5, but I love being bathed in blue

E30 M3. Need i say more?

A Cadillac Fleetwood Pimpmobile

Subaru Brat

El Camino

Roadmonster Wagon, without the woodgrain, possibly converted to a manual.

Any LBC or Fiat or Alfa type vehicle

MB-190E, with the Cosworth

egnorant Dork
9/2/08 1:38 p.m.

It can get dangerous once you target a car that you desire. I had a yearning for a Fox body 5.0 Mustang convertible with 5 speed and started keeping my eye out.

First one I found was an 84 GT 2.3 turbo convertible!! Had the wrong motor so I went searching and changed my itch to an SVO. Maybe a T-Bird turbocoupe...got one for the motor but it was too much fun just driving. Bought 2 more just for the parts.

Desire for a small truck led me through 3 Ranger trucks and rubbed off on a buddy who is working on his V8 Ranger as his dream.

My search for a truck also found another dream truck... 1965 ford F-350 4 door. Got 2 of those now1

One of my Ranger hunts found a cheap 1991 Capri XR2 turbo...that introduced me to the 1.6 motor that lead inevitably to...Miata!! Got one of those for cheap also.

While I have changed my target cars over the years and found most (60 bugeye, Myers Manx, RX-7, 69 Mustang convertible, and others) the 2 that have eluded me for varous reasons are... 1968 Shelby Mustang Lotus Elise


bastomatic Dork
9/2/08 1:48 p.m.

Subaru BRAT, definitely.

Oh, and Miata.

The mid-life classic car I see myself buying? A Volvo 145, or maybe an 1800ES.

The one car I'd like to have back is the 87 CRX Si I sold about 6 years ago.

Type Q
Type Q Reader
9/2/08 1:52 p.m.

2 aircooled porsches that have been in my wish list are a 914 and/or an 80's 911 Carerra. Parts and service prices are what always put me off from a purchase. I reconcile my need for speed and need for cheap with.... (drumroll)....a Miata.

Strizzo Dork
9/2/08 2:21 p.m.

Miata (this will happen as soon as i have a garage AND a driveway, or 3 cars worth of garage)

66 mustang fastback, 289 4-speed

323 GTX awd + turbo = fun!

legacy GT wagon (almost bought an 05 but got the ms3 instead)

first gen pathfinder 4x4 - nearly bulletproof and cheap off-roader

Edit: i forgot one - E39 M5. the prices are coming down, saw 99's for around 20k last i looked

mblommel New Reader
9/2/08 2:38 p.m.

Here's my list in no particular order:

-Ferrari 308 (GTB or GTS, prefer GTB)

-Lamborghini Urraco

-a good Lanica Stratos replica (probably not realistic) from these guys

-a good GT40 replica (also probably not realistic)

-Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino

-Early NSX

-SW20 MR2 turbo (with sunroof or hardtop)


-Ferrari Mondial (hardtop)

-AW11 MR2 (again please no T-tops)


-Dodge "Turbo Interceptor" from The Wraith (OK pure fantasy)

-Homebuilt replica of the Mustang I concept car complete with correct Tanus V4 engine

I could go on and on.

confuZion3 HalfDork
9/2/08 2:54 p.m.
  • All with no modifications

1993 Mustang Cobra

1969 Camaro SS in nice shape

Shelby GT-350 (That may be a bit pricey)

E30 M3

E36 M3

Viper R/T 10 (they're really not THAT expensive - honestly!)

C4 Corvette 1994 and up (that might be next)

BMW M Roadster (2001 or 2002)

Mini Cooper S (current generations)

Some sort of decent F-250 and a trailer

I hate trying to find good unmodified cars. You look at all of the listings for a 1993 Mustang GT for example. They might even have a description of "Stock Mustang GT" for example, but they're all modified. "AND NOW FOR THE LIST OF MODS, YO". I don't want a Mustang with a 351, 3.73:1 gears, NOZ, 5 lug conversion with "COBRA R wheels, dawg", headers, catless H-Pipes, and glass packs.

ddavidv SuperDork
9/2/08 4:33 p.m.

Having a company car is a mixed blessing. It negates the need for a daily driver. Most people think this is a plus. To me, it's one less cool car I get to own.

64-65 Ford Falcon -or- 67-68 Mustang (I'd drive either one daily, year round, if I lived outside the rust belt) Porsche 911SC, 68-70 Javelin (assuming the supply of Mustangs and Falcons dried up), Datsun 240/260/280Z, Jeep Wrangler, Ford Capri 2.6

Capt Slow
Capt Slow New Reader
9/2/08 8:16 p.m.

wow cool list, here is mine:

  1. Miata (please don't kick me off the forum because I have never owned one before)

  2. Datsun 510 ( I have always loved these)

  3. Mustang ( I don't know why but I do )

  4. Mr2 (1st or 2nd gen or both )

  5. Locost

9/2/08 9:12 p.m.

Here are three off the top of my head...

  • 993 911
  • E30 M3
  • Datson 240z
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/2/08 10:16 p.m.

BMW 635 CSI.. perferably a gray market M car. Even before I was "into" BMWs, I always wanted one of those massive sharknosed coupes..

I also want a nice Merkur.. one of those will probably be my next car.

A Fiat Dino would be nice too.. love the spider, but there is something very nice about the coupe'

And I want another 72 911. I miss my old one

Autolex Reader
12/24/08 10:32 a.m.
  1. E30 325iX coupe (5MT) in pristine condition
  2. New M6
  3. Locost
  4. Ultima GT-R
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