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MiatarPowar GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
12/24/08 11:57 a.m.

Lotus Elise tops my list.

Classic 911

Range Rover Classic

Saab 9-3 Viggen and 9-5 Aero wagon

E39 540i/6

Classic Mini

'96 Impala SS

Restomod '55 Chevrolet and SHO-engined '49-'50 Ford

Grand National / Regal T-Type

1959 Cadillac. Preferably a hearse...

Java Green Spitfire 1500

Cadillac Brougham

W123 Benz

Subaru Legacy GT-B wagon

RussellH Reader
12/24/08 12:29 p.m.

My list is almost everything you guys posted because 'I change my mind like a girl changes clothes' (sorry was listening to the radio on the way in). One day I like the Tercel 4WD and the next day I want an EVO and yet the same day in the afternoon I may want a Mini or a 4WD 4dr Tacoma.

I really think the car itself doesn't matter as my dream objectives are:

  1. to rebuild an engines, transmissions, differentials at least once

  2. to build a car from scratch including welding etc

  3. own a race car

I think I've done it all but a half-assed job at all of them. An integra race car's been sitting in my garage for over 6 months now...i think it's still there last time I went into the garage. I once welded up a go-kart frame and I once disassembled a CRX motor and a M3 differential.

Either I don't have time or I lose interest half way into a project

hondaworkshop New Reader
12/24/08 1:04 p.m.

An MGB-GT with something sensible for a motor...And it might happen if the right one comes along.

An 00-01 BMW M-coupe... but seriously the tires and maintenance cost as much as a buying a new CRX every year...I just couldnt do that to myself.

HappyAndy Reader
12/24/08 1:13 p.m.

I'll take one of these for starters then one of theses one of these too, which I'm already working on And I've got to have one of theses don't forget this one, I want mine upgraded with modern suspension and a turbo'd dura tech engine I used to have one of these, and I realy miss it. my next one will have sr20det power I need one of these some day too I could keep going, but I've got some work to go do on one of these, and I need to get started because its a big job

PorschesOnTheCheap New Reader
12/24/08 1:26 p.m.

Here are mine and the associated day-dreams:

Mid 1970's Jaguar XJ6-C (XJ6 coupe, not an XJS) back-date the body work to look like a Series 1 XJ6 (1967-72 I think), add BMW 5-speed manual and Webers to the straight six, widened steel wheels to look like C-Type racing wheels

European Mercedes 280SL or 300SL (1972-89 R107 body style), add 1980's-era 17" AMGs, 5-speed manual from a W124 300E and the 3.6L 276hp straight six from a 1990's C36 AMG

1985-7 A2-chassis GTI, 1.8L 16V head on 2.0L (16V) early-90's Passat lower end, CIS injection (= 16V top-end with torque like an 8V - I've done this, I wish I had never sold that car!!)

VW Cabriolet up to 1992 with 2.0L 16V/CIS as above, Scirocco 16V suspension and brakes, Euro bumpers, old BBS ground effects

More realisitically:

Finish my 1984 911 Carrera (and paint it any color but its current shade of brown)

Make my 1977 924 nice enough to make the wife want to ride in it (or at least tolerate it)

Restore my 1972 VW Super Beetle (my first car) that's been sitting for 25 years

confuZion3 Dork
12/24/08 1:39 p.m.

I think I can accomplish any of these reasonably. Even the Viper. Older copies with reasonable mileage (someone who actually drove the car once in a while for God's sake) are going for around 20k. That's a 4-year-old BMW.

First year or two of the Viper RT-10

M Roadster (Z3) Blue with two-tone interior

C4 Corvette with LT1 or newer (I'd love a Grand Sport)

1992 or 1993 Mustang GT Fastback (track slave)

More Miatae (track slaves)

E30 M3

BMW 135 coupe (Even if it is a little douchey )

1969 Camaro SS

Even more Miatae (even more track slaves)

Camry (I like Toyotas)

Last generation of the Supra

350Z with bare-minimum options (track packageish?)

2005 + Mustang GT (without the stupid fake hood scoop)

Chris_V SuperDork
12/24/08 5:12 p.m.
PorschesOnTheCheap wrote: Here are mine and the associated day-dreams: Mid 1970's Jaguar XJ6-C (XJ6 coupe, not an XJS) back-date the body work to look like a Series 1 XJ6 (1967-72 I think), add BMW 5-speed manual and Webers to the straight six, widened steel wheels to look like C-Type racing wheels

Nice. Interestingly, the XJC (either 6 or 12) is on my short list of favorite affordable classics ever. I've had a couple XJ6 sedans, and have always wanted an XJC. But after I saw this XJ12C, I know I wanted to UPdate one with Series III bodywork. it's just too perfect:

But, this one's another favorite, with it's cleaned up Series II bodywork:

noisycricket Reader
12/24/08 5:33 p.m.

1969 Firebird.

Volksroddin HalfDork
12/24/08 7:37 p.m.

67 ford thunderbrid (4 door) hella sweet

63 falcon coupe hard top

356C 2.0 quad cam!! mmmm.




E39 M5

2002tii, BMW(duh)

E30 M3


an old XJS 6cyl

2002 tran-am WS6

just off the top of my head

szeis4cookie New Reader
12/24/08 9:13 p.m.

Oooh, those XJ coupes are niiiice. I'm gonna have to add it to my list.

My list consists of: NB Miata - BRG, tan top. Absolute perfection. 2nd generation CRX E38 740iL 1st generation XK8

But really, I want that NB Miata.

internetautomart SuperDork
12/25/08 12:33 p.m.

the internet lacks enough space for my list.
in short, anything quirky and unusual with an automatic transmission

confuZion3 Dork
12/25/08 12:47 p.m.

I'll be those V-12 Jaguars boogie! My favorite luxory sedans, they are!

924guy HalfDork
12/25/08 12:50 p.m.

while in a the dazed and semi comatose condition created by a nasty head cold and copious amounts of night time cold meds, i dreamed (hallucinated) i sold my vx and bought an early "scooby do" van... converted to an rv/tow rig with a turtle top.... I also dreamed i had a third nipple, but i dont want to talk about that...

now i have to go look for 60-early 70's vans and figure out why i suddenly want one before the meds wear off...

Travis_K Reader
12/25/08 1:29 p.m.

I posted before, but I can think of a few more now so...

Alfa 164 (preferably the 164B model with cloth seats)

Alfa GTV6 (with swaybars, stiff springs and torsion bars, big brakes, etc)

One each of the different models of Alfa Milano ( I have the Gold already, so Silver, Platinum and Verde)

Alfetta sedan

Triumph Spitfire

Porsche 944

Mercedes w123 turbo diesel sedan

Mercedes 560sec

Jensen Healey

Porsche 914 2.0

75 or older bronco with a nv4500 and exploder v8 swapped in

GMC Motorhome with a Caddy 500 converted to EFI

For a couple of more rare and expensive cars

AMG mercedes w126 4 door

Late 50s Alfa Sprint Veloce

Abarth version of the Fiat 500 or 600

Twin_Cam Dork
12/25/08 7:25 p.m.

A BMW 2002, a Saturn wagon (so I will have owned one in all three body styles), an old-school Mini, a 2nd-gen MR2. That about rounds out the list.

If we're talking exotics, screw everything else, give me an Exige.

Luke Dork
12/25/08 7:52 p.m.

Miata in BRG.

Some old Alfa's - a Milano, GTV6 and a 105 coupe. Also an Alfa Montreal with improved suspension. That'd be my race car.

I'll have a 911 someday, preferably a '70s model in dark brown or gray, like Steve McQueen's one.

E30 & E36 M3.

A brand new Lotus Elise.

Early model Lotus Esprit.

An AE86 Corolla, with all the trick, overpriced JDM bits.

Something Cosworth powered - a Euro Sierra or Merc 190 etc.

An MG BGT V8. (Though not necessarily a genuine one.)

Cadillac Brougham.

tnturbo New Reader
12/25/08 8:12 p.m.

E31 8 series BMW

JeepinMatt New Reader
12/26/08 2:52 a.m.


Viper GTS, blue/white or black

DeTomaso Pantera

'69 Charger, 944 S2

E30 M3, Esprit S4



Dodge Power Wagon (old, curved cab one from the 40s)


late-model Corvair with an aluminum smallblock in the mid-rear

3rd gen Camaro


TVR Tuscan

1st gen Lotus Elan

Buick Grand National

racerdave600 Reader
12/26/08 10:08 a.m.
integraguy wrote: A '67 or 68 XR7 Cougar

Years ago I had a '67 Cougar XR7-GT with a big blcck 390 and a 4 speed. It was a ton of fun, but it needed an inflight refueler as it only got about 8mpg uphill, downhill, highway, in town...8mpg.

Anyway, I've been lucky in that I've had many cars I've wanted, but there are still a few:

Lotus Europa Lotus Elan TVR Tuscan 911 Supra TT

Gearhead_42 HalfDork
12/26/08 5:32 p.m.


FC 'vert

Subaru BRAT

PorschesOnTheCheap New Reader
12/26/08 8:22 p.m.

I posted a whole list of cars a few days ago, then my cousin bought himself a...

2001 Porsche 996 Turbo, 6 speed, black/black

I MUST own one of those someday! Holy crap is that thing fast! It accelerates and hits the redline faster than I can shift. Maybe I'm exposing the limitations of my driving abilities, but seriously, everything happens SO FAST in that car.

Maybe I just haven't driven enough really fast cars, but that car is so freaking fast, that after driving it for a couple hours, I got out of it shaking. Bar none, the fastest car I've ever driven. Looks cool, too.

GRM1964 GRM+ Memberand New Reader
12/26/08 10:58 p.m.

Brat, Swift GT, AMC Gremlin (401), Early 911, BMW Wagon, and a Datsun 510

maturbo951 New Reader
12/27/08 12:09 a.m.

A 2000 SAAB ViGGEN...a sleeper like nobodys business !

maturbo951 New Reader
12/27/08 12:14 a.m.

I Totally agree with the SAAB viggen!!! In reply to MiatarPowar:

Wowak Dork
12/27/08 1:32 a.m.


Early Geo Metro with a stick

early CRX

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