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SIMid
09-25-2013, 01:55 AM
Spinning off the other thread with an idea. If you had oodles of money, what car would you get? Just one car and does not have to be a sensible car or anything.

Pagani Huayra would be close to my list of ultimate rides. I may change this once I get the loins involved. :p

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagani_Huayra

NightFlyer
09-25-2013, 02:18 AM
This is a tough call - again, I can only narrow it down to 3 choices:

1) Vector W8 Twin Turbo

http://hotwheels.myblog.it/media/01/00/40504190.jpg

2) Dodge/PPG M4S Turbo Interceptor

http://i.imgur.com/OOfM6.jpg

3) Ital Design Oldsmobile Inca Concept

http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/studios/1986_Italdesign_Oldsmobile_Incas_interior_01.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4uf1ab2nP1r2dcdfo2_1280.png

stevedmc
09-25-2013, 07:28 AM
Geo Metro

OverlandMan
09-25-2013, 07:50 AM
A 1984-85 Ferrari 288 GTO. 272 were built. Of that number only 30 or so were imported into the US. I was fortunate enough to know a guy who had one when I was a youngster.

This was the predecessor to the F40. It was a twin turbo V8. IMO it is more desirable than the F40, even though the F40 puts out superior stats.

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NightFlyer
09-25-2013, 12:31 PM
A 1984-85 Ferrari 288 GTO. 272 were built. Of that number only 30 or so were imported into the US. I was fortunate enough to know a guy who had one when I was a youngster.

This was the predecessor to the F40. It was a twin turbo V8. IMO it is more desirable than the F40, even though the F40 puts out superior stats.

That's a sweet ride!

Although much like Sinatra, I've always preferred Lamborghini's to Ferrari's.

"You buy a Ferrari when you want to be somebody. You buy a Lamborghini when you are somebody."

One thing is certain though - I'd never buy/want any Lamborghini/Ferrari manufactured after the mid '90's, as the newer cars honestly feel like they've lost their soul. Perhaps it's the way that they're heavily associated with d-bags... I don't know?

I believe that feeling is best summed up in this exchange from Gone in 60 Seconds (2000):


Memphis: Perhaps, Mmmm. But, you know, this is the one. Yes, yes yes... I saw three of these parked outside the local Starbucks this morning, which tells me only one thing. There's too many self-Indulgent wieners in this city with too much bloody money! Now, if I was driving a 1967 275 GTB four-cam...

Roger the Car Salesman: You would not be a self-indulgent wiener, sir... You'd be a connoisseur.

Memphis: Precisely. Champagne would fall from the heavens. Doors would open. Velvet ropes would part.

NightFlyer
09-25-2013, 02:49 PM
OK, here's a few more choices that I'd have to include:

4) Cizeta-Moroder V16T

http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/entries/3440/Cizeta_Moroder_V16T_1988_93_05.jpg

5) 1959 Desoto Firesweep Convertible

http://imagehost.vendio.com/preview/da/danschmitt/405483-5.jpg

Josh
09-25-2013, 06:00 PM
Geo Metro

Don't joke! When my delorean is at the point where I can deem it a decent daily driver, my next project will be a Geo Metro. Swap in something crazy. Some friends and i did an engine swap in the past, but this one would use a different engine and be converted to rwd. Also it would appear entirely stock from the outside.

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Boo
09-25-2013, 06:26 PM
There was a ford gt I think . I saw it in a magazine once a while back. It was just plain ugly. I love it!

Boo
09-25-2013, 06:44 PM
No I'm wrong, when I google images of gt that's not what I mean. I'm pretty sure it was a ford concept and the front was rounded. I'd know it if I can find the picture.

SIMid
09-25-2013, 09:50 PM
http://hotwheels.myblog.it/media/01/00/40504190.jpg


YES!!!

Forgot about this one!!

SIMid
09-25-2013, 10:03 PM
When you literally have bottomless pockets ....

http://www.360nobs.com/2013/04/car-ncer-patient-the-sultan-of-bruneis-7000-cars-photos/

NightFlyer
09-25-2013, 10:28 PM
When you literally have bottomless pockets ....

http://www.360nobs.com/2013/04/car-ncer-patient-the-sultan-of-bruneis-7000-cars-photos/

I wonder if he owns a DeLorean?

I wouldn't want to own that many cars - too much to have to take care of!

Just one of each of the models I listed above would be a dream come true, even though I'm already living the dream :)

EDIT: Looks like he doesn't own a DeLorean (probably not good enough for his collection). But he does own 3 x Cizeta-Moroder V16T. I wonder if he'd sell me one for a good price ;)

Dracula
09-26-2013, 10:28 AM
If money were no object, then I'd have to choose between American and European.

From the US:

1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster

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1931 Packard Boattail Speedster

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1936 Duesenberg Roadster

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From the European marketplace, I'd choose one of these:

1931 Horch

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1937 Mercedes

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1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III

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1939 Maybach

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And, if I had any one of these cars, I'd live in a warm, summery climate that would allow me to drive them daily. I'd even go so far as to say that I'd make any of these cars my only car, if it were possible.

NightFlyer
09-26-2013, 10:53 AM
That's an interesting list in that they're all of depression era vintage, but definitely indicates your like of a particular style, which again is interesting in that they're almost directly opposite on the automotive spectrum from the disco era vehicles that currently comprise your collection, thus I never would have guessed had it not been for this thread :)

Duplicate Account
09-26-2013, 11:10 AM
I don't like overly expensive cars. I'd take a '49 Hudson Hornet with modern brakes.

Dracula
09-26-2013, 11:31 AM
That's an interesting list in that they're all of depression era vintage, but definitely indicates your like of a particular style, which again is interesting in that they're almost directly opposite on the automotive spectrum from the disco era vehicles that currently comprise your collection, thus I never would have guessed had it not been for this thread :)

It may seem odd, but there's a method to my madness. I can't afford any of those cars and I would never want to have that much money tied up in a single car, but it gives me something nice to dream about. Those cars have complex engines ranging from supercharged straight 8s to V-16s; with a few V-12s for good measure. Parts are near impossible to find for many components and driving them just isn't practical, but it would be something I'd do at every chance I could get. To me, this era is the pinnacle of style, elegance, and the car as a form of art.

My current collection reflects what I believe to be the high point of automotive engineering. I'm not saying that they're the best, most efficient, etc. What I am saying is that they're over-engineered to the point of extended durability.

When I was in high school, I drove a '79 Coupe de Ville while working on and deciding what to with my DeLorean. The radiator was an old two-core unit with one core collapsed. I didn't know this until I went to flush the coolant and saw that it was broken and wobbling around inside. Even so, that car still ran fine and never over-heated on me. When I replaced the radiator, I got better fuel mileage and could coax 25 MPG out of that barge on the highway every fall. Not bad for a car with a 425 Cu. In. big block that had to move 4,143 Lbs. of car.

Throughout my ownership, and I was as hard on that car as any high school senior is on a beater, I only had to replace the transmission at 237,000 miles. I did need to add a quart of oil to it every week or so, when it started to make noise, but it started every time I needed it; no matter how cold outside. Two deer finally succeeded in separating me from that car, but that's off topic.

What I was getting at is that, while I was working on the DeLorean and having all sorts of issues with it, I had a car that had a quarter of a million miles on it that required far less work and care. I tried to figure out why it was and learned that the land yachts of the '70s had been over-engineered with larger-than-necessary cooling systems, big brake cylinders, massive gas tanks, little to no computer controlled crap, and plenty of space to work on them. Their inexact tolerances mean that your average shade tree mechanic can eyeball a lot of their components and, if not within 100% factory spec, they can still run for years to come. A more realistic goal, for me, is to sell off all of my car collection until I'm down to 3 cars; a 1970 Cadillac De Ville convertible, a 1959 Cadillac 4-door (non-flat-top) and a Model T Ford and keep them all in top condition and regularly exercised.