Dream garage/car collection...

Brian Hamilton

I'm on the verge of touching myself inappropriatel
I dunno if we've had something like this yet, BUT...

What is your dream car collection? ALL car guys must think of this at some point in time. Give us a list of 10 cars.

As a bonus, ONE of them MUST be your Dream Car. By Dream Car, I mean one of those fantasies where money is no object and rarity of the car is not an issue. Any car, any configuration, anything you want. I'll give you an example....


Dream Car Collection:
1 - Bugatti EB110
2 - Renault R5 Turbo
3 - Panoz GT-1
4 - McLaren F1
5 - RCR SL-C
6 - TVR Griffith V8 (conversion)
7 - Porsche 935 2.0L body w/ 3.8L Turbo engine
8 - Porsche 917 with 917-30 engine
9 - Ferrari F40 LM
10 - GT40 MkI or MkIV (I can't choose)

Dream Car
1969 Mustang Fastback converted to mid engine rear drive using a twin turbo 427 stroked aluminum tall deck block Windsor based engine with some badass heads. Dry Sump oiling, fuel injected, run by a Big Stuff II ECU, and backed with a Ricardo 6-speed. There's body mods I'd like to do, but that's just getting too damned detailed. LOL




SO...

What's your list?

Enjoy letting your imagination run free!!!

Brian
 
Brian,

I'm already building mine... SL-C
Nothing else counts except maybe:

917
Gt40 MK IV
Lola T70 MK 3

Gee, I guess I do know who's making these replica's..
 

Brian Stewart
Supporter
Only 10??? Far too short a list Brian.

1. GT40 MKII (1046)
2. GT40 MKIV (67 winner)
3. Lola T70 MKIIIB
4. Bugatti Veyron
5. Ferrari F40
6. Audi RS4 Avant (well you need at least one practical car…)
7. Lamborghini Miura
8. Porsche 917 Short tail
9. Ford F3L
10. Ford RS200

Dream Car: Alfa Romeo Carabo – sex on wheels in 1968…

and in my girlfriend's garage (which I would have full access to) there would be a

Lola T332
JPS Lotus 72
Lancia Delta Integrale
Escort Cosworth
Afla T33
Ferrari P4
BMW M635
GT40 MKI (1075)
Toyota Celica GT-Four
Aston Martin DB9R
 

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Big block 917 :lipsrsealed:

If I weren't such a cheap bugger I'd definitely buy a Zonda R, but *sigh* I'm too bloody cheap to justify it.

That's about it. Ooo, or maybe also an Indy car; just like the RCR Nemesis, but with a more styled body. E.g.,

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Jim Rosenthal

Supporter
Only ten? that isn't easy...let me see:

-a Mark I GT40 (a finished one that I can drive; might as well be the one I'm working on)
-a Ferrari 288GTO
-a Ferrari 250 GTO
-a 1963 or 64 S3 Bentley Flying Spur coupe or 2dr sedan (not a standard S3)
-a Citroen DS21- one of the special-bodied ones, either a Chapron coupe or cabriolet
-an 8C Alfa 2.9 from the thirties, one of those fabulous straight-eights with the blower
-a Packard 12, preferably a 1934 convertible coupe, Dietrich coachwork
-a 300SL Mercedes, either a Gullwing or a roadster. An original one, not one of those ones that AMG just screwed up permanently. Don't get me started on that.
-a Mercedes 600 swb, a 1982 or 3- one of the last ones made
-a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, dark blue, with about 57,000 miles on it, needs detailing

If anyone's read to the end of the list, you will see that I am 10% of the way there already...:)
 

Jim Rosenthal

Supporter
...a few others: a Cord 812 Sportsman convertible, a natural, not the one with the blower and the theme-park side pipes
...A Ferrari 365 Boxer, the one with the six exhaust outlets. The 512BB is okay, but the 365 is a prettier car, although less sorted out mechanically. But if I can afford all this, I can afford to update a 365 and sort it all out.

Hey, if you're dreaming, might as well dream big. Kind of like that guy in Dubai with the 2700 white elephant. Never let good taste get in the way, right?
 

Brian Hamilton

I'm on the verge of touching myself inappropriatel
What is funny, is that my wife's Dentist she works for (she's a dental hygienist) has probably 100 cars. Not joking. He is a car NUT! I asked him what his ultimate dream car was. Something he could build in his head with unlimited budget and unlimited access to tools/equipment/personnel and he couldn't answer me. Didn't have any idea what he's build. Said his mind was always going crazy thinking about the next step in one of his projects and had never honestly sat down and dreamed about a car.

I though ALL car guys did that at one point in time!!

Maybe just the broke ones with vivid imaginations....
 
What is funny, is that my wife's Dentist she works for (she's a dental hygienist) has probably 100 cars. Not joking. He is a car NUT! I asked him what his ultimate dream car was. Something he could build in his head with unlimited budget and unlimited access to tools/equipment/personnel and he couldn't answer me. Didn't have any idea what he's build. Said his mind was always going crazy thinking about the next step in one of his projects and had never honestly sat down and dreamed about a car.

I though ALL car guys did that at one point in time!!

Maybe just the broke ones with vivid imaginations....

So that's most of us then :thumbsup:
 

Jim Rosenthal

Supporter
I do wonder a lot what it would be like to be able to afford all of these cars. I did a quick and dirty estimate on what it would cost to own all the cars I posted, but leaving out the Alfa-Romeo 8C 2.9- these are among the most valuable vintage cars on the planet, along with the 250GTO and one I didn't mention, a Bugatti Type 41 Royale. Leaving the Alfa out (sigh) I came up with about 3.2 million dollars, leaving out tax and license plates.

Well, that's not the end of the world, is it? There are a lot of people in my area who own (along with the mortgage company) houses worth that, which are now dropping in value. I owuld venture to say that those cars are a better investment than real estate. Of course, you can't sleep in your car any more than you can drive your house...but if you could afford a car collection like that, you'd have a house and garage to go with it.
Or a garage with heat and a cot; who'd want to go back in the house?
 
We have a lot of rich guys here in the Seattle area - it's partially the local Microsoft influence - and several have some of the most amazing collections on the planet. Bill Gates' place is just across the lake from me (something like 200 cars) and John Shirley isn't that far away either for example. But to be honest, collections of that size and invested dollars aren't a lot of fun in some ways because many of the cars just sit (and deteriorate from not being driven) and there's large logistical challenges just to keep them housed, insured, batteries charged, etc. You need a small army of people to keep it all going. I guess it is fun to have your rich buddies over and walk around with a glass of wine reciting your automotive history for this and that, but that's just showing off really.

Frankly, I think about five cars....maybe six or seven....is about all that a hands on guy can maintain personally, and still have a life (wife, kids, job, etc.). Beyond that and it's continual catch-up to fix this leaking caliper or drain the gas in that tank or charge that battery, etc. I don't mean to be negative, it just that there's no way I could keep up with it so I don't even entertain ideas about what 10 cars would be the ones in my garage! But, that said, ya gotta have dreams!

ps. incidentally, John S. has a very good reputation for being a great ambassador for vintage motor sports.
 

David Morton

Lifetime Supporter
I think for me it would be influenced by what vehicles I have enjoyed driving the most and conversely which I have enjoyed the least.

1. Ford Sierra 2.9 4x4
2. Mk6 Saracen based Alvis Salamander RAF Fire Engine (a staggering machine - 6WD- 4WS)
3. Jaguar xk120 (3.8L)
4. 1275 Mini Cooper S (off road or in snow)
5. Volvo s80 Twin Turbo (really wild when you want to be)
6. Wolseley 4/44 ( so overwhelmingly awful and underpowered but became slightly iconic for a while and nowadays looks quite a smart period car. I learned to drive in one (with column change !) and then took my test in a military vehicle)
7. Early Petrol Land Rover SWB with canvas hood on the back. Brilliant fun car. Fantastic 4WD for the time. (I had to contibute my wages for a couple of months for one that got burned out [in the 60's in the R.A.F.]
8. My last motorsickle, the Ducati 999. Just orgasmic. Just such incredibly good handling. Just so fast.
9. My third motorsickle, The Norton Dominator. At the time the Iconic bike to have.
10. Renault Clio Sport - amazing performance and a lot of fun especially in the wet.

Those I hated:
1. JAGUAR E Type
2. Austin J2 Mini bus (RAF Coastal Command - one was assigned to each crew [Allegedly quite good for shagging though])
3. Triumph Bonneville. Shit awful handling (I sold it for £150 but I wished I'd kept it as they are fetching real money these days)
4. Mercedes 190d Taxis like they use to use in Cyprus. (Because usually they were on the way back from a good thrash and I was invariable as drunk as a skunk and invariably had to stop to throw up/ relieve my self /clear my head /all). I think it was the car that upsetting me.
 
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marc

Lifetime Supporter
1. Ferrari 330 P4
2. Ferrari Scag or California
3. Bentley Turbo
4. Jag XKE Convertible
5. Corvette 67 big block
6. Corvette 95 ZR1 highly modded (TT 415 cube)
7. Electric RCR SLC
8. Cadillac CTS V daily driver
9. Toterhome with Stacker Trailer
10. 2000hp drag racer (see signature)

Building 1.
2. is a nice rich man ride
3. For the night on the town
4. weekend cruise in the hills
5. see 4 with some better sound
6. brute force fun especially since I had one from 91
7. cause my electric miata gets more looks than anything else I got
8. Haven't driven anything more fun with 4 doors and a trunk
9. Something to carry it all to the track with
10. sex in under 10 sec!
 

Jim Craik

Lifetime Supporter
(1) GT40 MK1
(2) 917 Martini long tail (to hang on the wall)
(3) 512s
(4) Stratos
(5) Alfa T33
(6) Alfa GTA
(7) Marios Lotus F1
(8) Miura
(9) 962
(10) Lola 212
 
1967 ford GT500
GT40
917K
Ferrari f430
1994 Porsche 930S "flachbou"
1967 Chevelle SS396
2005 Ford GT
1968 Dodge Coronet R/T 440
Yenko Camaro
Pagani Zonda

That would due for a starter collection!
 

Bill Hara

Old Hand
GT40s Supporter
MaClaren F1
F40
330P4
MIV GT40
T33 Stradale
RS200
Daytona Coupe
D-Type
DB4 GT
458 Italia
RS6 Wagon (Daily Driver) - Need 11 cars to include this one...
 
1.) Bugatti Atlantic
2.) Lotus 72-D ( JPS Colors)
3.) Ferrari 330 P4
4.) Porsche 917 LH
5.) Ferrari 512 S
6.) Ford GT-40 MK I
7.) Packard Convertible Sedan
8.) 67' Gurney Eagle Weslake V-12
9.) Ferrari Lusso
10.) Cord 812

Mark
 
Let me play with the best 10 car of my box. (the first ten)
They were some year ago a dream, now are real big toys.

1) Porsche Carrera 2,7 RS 1973
2) Porsche 930 3,3 turbo
3) Porsche 944 turbo S
4) Porsche Carrera 993 4S
5) Alpine Renault A 110
6) Renault Maxiturbo 1
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This would be my dream collection
1. GT40 MkII painted to match the 66 LeMans winner
2. GT40 MkIV painted to match the 67 Sebring 12H winner
3. 1969 McLaren M8B High Wing
4. McLaren M6 GT
5. 05 Ford GT
6. 72 Mercury Montego GT 429 with Jon Kasse Boss 9 heads
7. 70 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler
8. 69 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Cale Yarborough Special
9. 70 Mercury Cyclone NASCAR replica in 1972 Pearson/Wood Bros. paint sceme
10. 69 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II NASCAR replica in 1969 Wood Bros. paint sceme
 
1) XYGT HO phase 3 Ford Falcon
2) E49 RT Chrysler Charger
3) GT40 mk1
4) Ford Daytona coupe
5) A9X Holden Torana
6) Plymouth Superbird
7) Ford XC Cobra coupe
8) LE Holden Monaro (the current Holden Monaro is currently being rebadged and exported to the USA as a Pontiac GTO)
9) SC Cobra 427
10) Hemi Couda

Could keep going but that would be greedy!
 
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