Dream Car on a budget.

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  1. NastyComputers macrumors regular

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    I recall seeing a thread once about dream cars but I can't find it. Anywho, what is your dream car that you think you can someday you can really afford.

    My current want is a right hand drive, 1976-1980ish Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II. Looking around you can find them is decent shape around 7k to 20k. I just think it would be awesome to own a RR to cruise on the weekends!

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  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Not an issue of affording just simple practicality.

    Specs...

    year:
    2014
    make:
    Campagna
    Engine:
    inline-6
    Horsepower @ RPM:
    160 @ 7750
    Torque @ RPM:
    129 @ 5250
    Displacement:
    1649 cc
    0-60 time:
    4 sec. (Est.)
    Top Speed:
    140 mph (Est.)

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  3. NastyComputers thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like it could be a lot of fun!
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Have a look on YouTube ;)
     
  5. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    Will try hard for this. But the lower one is for sure. hopefully.

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  6. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Probably my favourite car:

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    Hopefully I'd be able to afford one one day, but that may be decades in the future, and who knows what we'll all be driving (if driving is still a thing) then! Probably the Apple Car 10 or the Google Car...
     
  7. dinggus macrumors 65816

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    Cheaper alternative would be a Polaris Slingshot
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    Sure not as fast, but still cool factor.
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    With the roll on that thing no thanks
     
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    In a few years these will be in the lower 30's and I'll grab one then.
     
  10. NastyComputers thread starter macrumors regular

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    A older Boxster is in my list, cause I'm cheap and don't wanna spent more than 10k!!
     
  11. koyoot macrumors 601

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    The most gorgeous car in the entire world. For me ;).
     
  12. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    A gorgeous car. I saw one today, parked nearby, and suppressed my lascivious drool.
     
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    Yes, rather lovely, I must admit.

    I was driven in one of those by a distant cousin of my mother's in the mid 1970s when he turned up at our front door for a brief, flying visit. The advertising slogan was spot on; that thing glided off the pavement, and you hardly hear the engine it was so smooth and silent.

    My dream cars are not practical, and owe much to nostalgia; I love the old, classic Citroen DS, and I think the E-Type Jaguar is one of the most insanely beautiful vehicles ever to sport an internal combustion engine.
     
  15. koyoot macrumors 601

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    Oh yes, E-Type!

    One of the most striking looking cars in the history of motoring, at the time was almost third of a price of comparable Ferrari and yet, it was faster!

    The jet-set just went berserk for this car. However, if you loved E-Type I'm pretty sure you would be amazed by the Eagle Speedster. Its based on E-Type, looks better. Hand made half a million quid car. That tells everything.
    http://image.superstreetonline.com/...4-eagle-speedster-passenger-side-rear-view-06
    Just look at it...
     
  16. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    What can I say? Just gorgeous. Thanks for posting it.

    Yes, the E-Type jaguar was one of the most striking and surreally beautiful cars in the history of motoring; I've seen them (not often) 'in the wild', though not in recent times, alas. Unfortunately, I have never actually been driven in one.

    The other car I mentioned - the Citroen DS - oozed Gallic charm, elegance and sheer urbane sophistication and class. Not only was it striking in appearance, it was also a technical marvel for its era.
     
  17. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Because one day I'll be a millionaire!

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    But more likely another Ford or Vauxhall!
     
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    Yes, very lovely. And one that begs a second look, of a long and lingering kind.

    And, @Apple fanboy, could you possibly please humour me and post a picture of the classic and gorgeous Citroen DS so that some of our younger readers might get an idea of what I am talking about?

    (And perhaps, an E-Type Jaguar, as well, although I doubt that this will not be recognised….)
     
  19. koyoot macrumors 601

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    I have to say, I have spotted another dream car for me, funny enough, again from VW group.

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    I want this car so much...
     
  20. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Here you go.
    Not that familiar with the Citroen. But have always loved the E-type. image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Aw, thank you, my friend.

    Now, aren't they both beautiful? (And stunning in terms of the automative technology used…)
     
  22. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    No problem. I think I'd take the E-type over the Citroen. But yes both nice looking cars.
     
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    What can I say? To my mind, the Citroen exudes that understated sophistication and sheer stylish class of your (well, my) mental landscape of what I think Paris represented in the 1960s (and early 1970s).

    The E-Type Jaguar is simply an amazing car. Stunning, stylish and exquisitely beautiful.
     
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    I've actually bought a dream car of mine, a 1972 Fiat 500. I really love cars of the '50s, '60s and '70s, but they're never really practical option when you live in a country with lots of salty rain and even some snow sometimes.

    Would probably go with a new(ish) hot-hatch when I'll buy an everyday car. The Abarth 500 comes to mind, it's a real fun car and not that expensive.
     
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    I'm not sure the Abarth 500 would be great in snow. What's the insurance like on that?
     

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