classic cars

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  1. 8bit macrumors newbie

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  2. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    My favourite car, which i also own is 1970-1974 Datsun 240Z. Ive got a 72' and its my baby..

    Can't afford to drive the damn thing though.
     
  3. iGav macrumors G3

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    '65 Mustang convertible
    356A Porsche Speedster
    Ferrari 250 GTO
    Ferrari 250 GT California
    Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite
    Oval Screen VW Beetle (not the split)
    Aston Martin DB2/4 drop-head coupe

    are just several of many... ;)
     
  4. dross macrumors regular

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    You have expensive but good tast. What about a Healey 3000 or 100. I also loved the Pantera.
     
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    I'd edge the Frogeye ahead of the 3000, because of it's unusual looks and thus individuality. :)
     
  7. dross macrumors regular

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    They are both cool cars and I guess if you were a purest you would put a 100S on your list.
     
  8. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    that would be the 300 SL ;)


    Well, definitely the GT500 (the Shelby Mustang from Gone in 60) and of course a Ferrari 250 GTO.
    Hmm, have to add a 427 Cobra in there too.... :D



    OH! And a DeLorean, complete with Mr. Fusion™ and Flux Capacitor
     
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    The 300 sl is a nice car. I went to the mercedes plant in Vance, Alabama once and they have one in their museum there. It is in perfect condition and still has the original custom luggage that came with them.
     
  10. Blackstealth macrumors regular

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    Some of my favorites (which I'd readily give garage space to, and some already have)

    '89 Aston Martin Lagonda
    '77 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
    '60 Aston Martin DB4 GT
    '78 Ferrari 400GT
    '77 Saab 99 Turbo
    '71 Lamborghini Muira
    '48 Jaguar XK120 Coupe
    '62 Bentley S2 Coupe by Mulliner
    '68 Citroen DS
    71' Citroen SM
    '76 NSU Ro80 (Have one in storage :) )
    '54 Mercedes 300SL

    But the list is pretty much endless...
     
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    Your taste in women might possibly be exceeded by your taste in automobiles. :p
     
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    my absolute fav would be the shelby ac cobra.

    living in l.a., it's amazing what you see on the streets on a daily basis...

    i saw a pristine ferrari daytona coupe yesterday( and no it wasn't a kit). i've seen multiple 300sl gullwings, shelby's( including a vintage ac cobra and the "gone in 60 seconds" car), and lotsa vintage muscle cars. one of my neighbors drives a lambo espada as daily transportation....certainly not the sexiest lambo ever made, but it's not eurotrash either...

    other fav's:

    ford woody( so southern cali!)
    ford gt40
    porsche 356 speedster
    pantera( 2 seats and a 351 cleveland-what else do you need?)
    RR flying spur
    sunbeam tiger
    triumph tr3
    toyota fj55( stage 3 restoration by TLC)
    1936 cord
    auburn boattail speedster
    jag xk120 drophead coupe
    1956 jag xkss ( ala steve mcqueen)

    oh, and the 2004 honda cr-v( so i don't feel too crappy about what i really drive...:D)
     
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    Well, if we can include race cars...
    This :D
    Porsche 917 (Gulf livery!)
    Ferrari 312B (F1) /PB (LeMans)
    Ferrari 512M
    Jaguar D-Type
    Ferrari F2004 (it's not a classic yet, but it will be :D)
    And just about any Duesenberg
     
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    ARG! I almost forgot about the Silver Arrows! :eek:

    mm, 1600HP, mid-engine, rear wheel drive.

    oh, and none of that wussy "power steering" stuff either!
    [​IMG]
     
  17. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Darn right. I'd rather pull up in a classic like this than in a new Ferrari or something, and have everyone think you're a self indulgent little wanker :eek:

    ...now, Keira in the passenger seat, the "look" is complete :d :p
     
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    I'm currently in the market to buy a 65 - 69 Ford Mustang Fastback, these things are quite hard to get over here. It needs a lot of research before just diving in, could be an expensive mistake. Fortunately my dad knows a lot about cars and I have some collegues who collect & restore classic cars (mostly MG's).
     
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    Used to have a 68 Mustang Fastback GT. Beautiful car, but it was always in a state of repair/restoration. Tough being a college student and simultaneously working full-time to be able to put the time/money into it she deserved. The car was totalled three days after Christmas, five years ago. A very sad day.

    Now I've got an 89GT, black with a tan interior. The exterior has been repainted and the exterior upgraded with a Stalker nose and a Cobra rear bumper; had bodywork twice (once to reskin a door when an ***hole broke in and stole a cheap toolbox, second to repair a rear end accident). It's not a 68, but it is more reliable and a lot of fun to drive.

    The ultimate 'stang, in my book, would be a 68 Shelby GT500KR, convertible. That's got style and ooomph. Interesting story, there was a doctor in Fairfield county, CT that had this exact same car as a "daily driver." Unrestored and no alarm, until about 10 years ago, when he finally had a ground-up restoration done.

    Then again, there is the new Ford GT. A bargain at only $142,000.
     
  21. Merf macrumors regular

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    classic cars

    I would have to say the citroens. I have a 71 ds21 and it looks great even though it doesn't run yet it still looks great and you can't beat the price of 500 dollars! Maybe I will post a pic later.

    Merf
     
  22. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    My favourites are:

    1963 Jaguar E-type
    1974 Lotus Europa

    but I could add the following for varying degrees of interest:

    NSU Ro80
    Fiat X1/9
    Citroën SM
    1961 Lincoln Continental 4 door convertible
     
  23. iGav macrumors G3

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    is a fine looking Ferrari is that... ;) I'd still think the 640 is more elegant though! :)
     

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