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63-78 Jeep Gladiator

69/70 Chevy Chevelle/El Camino

71/72 AMC Javelin AMX

75-77 Chevy Camaro

81-83 DeLorean DMC-12

 

There's probably a couple others I wouldn't mind owning, but that handful above is my dream team without getting into the late 80s.

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69/70 Chevy Chevelle/El Camino 75-77 Chevy Camaro 81-83 DeLorean DMC-12

^These

And then...
67-69 Mustang Fastback
1959 Cadillac DeVille
Ecto 1 (Ghostbusters!)
1950 Corvette
1960 Corvette Stingray


The list goes on for a mile, I just don't have the time to type that mile... lolz
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My dream car is a yellow Corvette Stingray. I'm not too picky about the year, as long as they have that trademark curvy shape (I think my favorites range from 1968-1976ish) It is, without a doubt, the sexiest car I've ever seen.

 

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*drools*

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The Aston Martin DB5

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This beast is the sexiest car I've ever layed eyes on, On top of that, it's f***ing James Bond's car!

 

I also like the Ford Anglia 105E

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And the Lancia Stratos

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Any old car is cool to me. Cars made today suck.

What is:

 

BMW M3

BMW M4

BMW M5

BMW M6

Chevy Corvette C7 (Best valued sports car for the money)

Chevy SS

Chevy Camaro (As long as it's V8, bonus points for a boosted model)

Dodge Challenger SRT8

Dodge Viper SRT10 (Current model)

Dodge Dart

Ford Mustang  (As long as it's V8, bonus points for a boosted model)

Ford Focus ST

Ford Fiesta ST

Jaguar XKR

Jaguar XKR-S

Jaguar F-type

Jaguar XFR

Jaguar XFR-S

Honda S2000 (RIP, 1999-2009)

Mazda MX-5/Miata/Roadster

Mazda RX-8 (RIP, 2003-2012)[lol apex seals]

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Subaru Forest XT (lol transmission, lol turbo, lol head gaskets)

Subaru Impreza (All models, Base, WRX, and WRX-STi)

 

 

There's a lot more, and I know not all of them are particularly affordable, but trust me, a classic muscle car is a good weekend car, but you wouldn't want to daily one. The lack of modern technology (Power steering, power brakes, etc) can be tiring. And they're just too valuable to lose if you wreck one, in most cases

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There's a lot more, and I know not all of them are particularly affordable, but trust me, a classic muscle car is a good weekend car, but you wouldn't want to daily one. The lack of modern technology (Power steering, power brakes, etc) can be tiring. And they're just too valuable to lose if you wreck one, in most cases

 

Maybe you wouldn't daily drive an old car, but I have and would do it again. I had all the modern tech I needed in my '74 Gladiator (power steering, power disc brakes, A/C), these things were offered as far back as '63 on the Gladiators, these aren't "modern" things that came out in the past 20 years. They even came with front independent suspension back in '63, it wasn't very popular though and was done away with only a few years later. All the other features of modern vehicles, I was honestly happy to be without. The less electronics to break, the better IMO.

 

More importantly though is that you seem to be missing the point of owning an older car. All those toys you listed are nice in their own right (I'm more inclined to buy a V6 Camaro/Mustang/etc because of fuel mileage, they have plenty of power, and you'll never legally use the V8s power unless you are into track racing), but they lack the allure of some old school muscle. The main draw to old cars though isn't the power, it's the character, which very much is something newer cars lack. Sure, there are some exceptions like the Camaro or RX-8 that stand out in stylings, but even then you've got glaring flaws like hard to see out of, lack of power, built out of horrible materials, or unreliable components to name a few things.

 

Cost is another big factor in owning those toys you listed, not just up front, but down the road as well. Even just a light bulb is expensive on those BMWs (I owned a '96 M3, I should know), and chances are any work needs to be done at a shop. Older vehicles are great for those of us willing to get our hands dirty and really learn our vehicles.

 

You named off a bunch of straight up toys in the car world, how about some examples of good styling and allure in other areas? A lot of people are drawn to the Bel Airs, Eldorados, Furys, CJ-7s, FJ40s, etc. and I can guarantee it's not because of the power.

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Original Mini 1959-2000: Sadly my first car might be the new BMW thing since the real Minis have shot up in prices

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Ford Capri 1969-1986: they just look so cool, and there all rear wheel drive and have go faster styling even the 1.6 laser which were cheap to insure.

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Reliant Scimitar GTE 1975-1986: just love the way it looks

 

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Where to start....I like almost anything between 1920-1970.

 

a few notable faves are:

 

~Bugatti Aerolithe

~Chevy El Camino

~Chevy Camaro

~Chevy Bel-Air

~50s and 60s Chevy Trucks

~DMC DeLorean

~Gremlin

~Chevy Chevelle

 

 

I'm also a big fan of custom hot rods and custom Rat Rods...the uglier/rustier...the better.

 

 

Flat black paint(Or primer red/grey), red rims and white wall tires all the way!

 

 

I'd much rather own an old car vs a new car with a computer.

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Maybe you wouldn't daily drive an old car, but I have and would do it again. I had all the modern tech I needed in my '74 Gladiator (power steering, power disc brakes, A/C), these things were offered as far back as '63 on the Gladiators, these aren't "modern" things that came out in the past 20 years. They even came with front independent suspension back in '63, it wasn't very popular though and was done away with only a few years later. All the other features of modern vehicles, I was honestly happy to be without. The less electronics to break, the better IMO.

 

More importantly though is that you seem to be missing the point of owning an older car. All those toys you listed are nice in their own right (I'm more inclined to buy a V6 Camaro/Mustang/etc because of fuel mileage, they have plenty of power, and you'll never legally use the V8s power unless you are into track racing), but they lack the allure of some old school muscle. The main draw to old cars though isn't the power, it's the character, which very much is something newer cars lack. Sure, there are some exceptions like the Camaro or RX-8 that stand out in stylings, but even then you've got glaring flaws like hard to see out of, lack of power, built out of horrible materials, or unreliable components to name a few things.

 

Cost is another big factor in owning those toys you listed, not just up front, but down the road as well. Even just a light bulb is expensive on those BMWs (I owned a '96 M3, I should know), and chances are any work needs to be done at a shop. Older vehicles are great for those of us willing to get our hands dirty and really learn our vehicles.

 

You named off a bunch of straight up toys in the car world, how about some examples of good styling and allure in other areas? A lot of people are drawn to the Bel Airs, Eldorados, Furys, CJ-7s, FJ40s, etc. and I can guarantee it's not because of the power.

I never said I didn't like old cars or that I didn't want to work on an old car, but you bring up a lot of good points. I did bring up sports cars primarily, but I stand by my opinion that's it's easier to DD a modern car over a classic. 

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My uncle had that exact car growing up. My mom's family had some sweet cars back in the day. My gramps had a fastback Mustang and a Z28 Camaro I think it was. My mom had a hemi Challenger in hemi orange to boot. My uncle had that Trans Am as well as some other muscle car that I can't think of right now, and I'm sure I'm forgetting more. Too bad none of them hung onto any of them.

 

My dad had a couple "Spirit of America" Nova's (or whatever that package was called) and I think he had an AMX.

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