Dream Car on a budget.

NastyComputers

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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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Gav2k

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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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cambookpro

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Probably my favourite car:



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...
 
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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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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.
 
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koyoot

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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...
 
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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...
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.
 

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Because one day I'll be a millionaire!

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But more likely another Ford or Vauxhall!
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….)
 

koyoot

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



I want this car so much...
 

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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….)
Here you go.
Not that familiar with the Citroen. But have always loved the E-type.
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No problem. I think I'd take the E-type over the Citroen. But yes both nice looking cars.
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'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.
I'm not sure the Abarth 500 would be great in snow. What's the insurance like on that?
 
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