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]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-23-2012, 04:09 PM
I have new car fever. I can't buy any more guitars so I guess my GAS is turning back to cars, my 1st love.

Much like guitars, the coolest old cars are too expensive for my income. But if money were no object? Man...

What's your ULTIMATE, no holds-barred, money-no-object, Dream Car?

Here's mine. A 1925 Bugatti Type 35B or a Type 39.

http://world-viewer.com/data_images/bugatti-type-39/bugatti-type-39-02.jpg

Mikegarveyblues
08-23-2012, 04:44 PM
Aston Martin DB9

http://wallpapercars.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/aston-martin-db9-lm-l1g.jpg

And (I'd have to have them both)...

Jaguar E Type

http://jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2007/10/etype2.jpg

iahawk36
08-23-2012, 04:54 PM
A brand spankin' new Corvette!!!

veinbuster
08-23-2012, 04:57 PM
A brand spankin' new Corvette!!!

I'd like a '64 with a split rear window.

Mikegarveyblues
08-23-2012, 04:58 PM
This would have been my dream car as a kid...

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/06/ecto1_again.jpg

JMintzer
08-23-2012, 05:15 PM
http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/06/13/18/41/1967_shelby_cobra-pic-30251.jpeg

http://www.autogush.com/images/porsche-356-a-speedster-04.jpg

http://www.motorera.com/corvette/1960/1961/61red2.jpg

http://www.pontiacsonline.com/Delorean%2064%20gto.jpg

http://www.zorly.com/images_camaro/gen1_gallery/1969%20Chevy%20Camaro%20SS%20Pacecar.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-23-2012, 05:51 PM
I'd like a '64 with a split rear window.
Mmmmm... how about a '63 instead? I know a guy that has one - but it's a basket case.

Boogie
08-23-2012, 05:54 PM
http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/06/13/18/41/1967_shelby_cobra-pic-30251.jpeg
Oh, you have SO got that right! But my numer one dream car actually had to be changed because it went from being a dream...
http://maps.mikesmarauders.com/guitar/pcar.jpg

Shawn@PRS
08-23-2012, 07:41 PM
I love post war era cars, so with an unlimited budget I get these (and that Porsche^^^^)
1949 Ferrari 166mm
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/az11r22328.jpg

1955 Jaguar XK 140
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/1955-jaguar-xk140-ots-009.jpg

this one is pre-war, but it's still a beauty1937 Mercedes W125
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/the-mercedes-benz-w-125-gp-car-from-1937-1.jpg

Goldtop
08-23-2012, 08:19 PM
I'll turn fifty in a few days, and sad to say I've never had a new car. It just never happened for one reason or another.

If I could go buy a new vehicle now, it would probably be some type of Dodge pickup. Club cab (some call it a cab-and-a-half), or maybe a four door; full size bed; maybe even a dualie; NO diesel!; NO camper/topper etc., but a nice lockable hard cover for the bed. No redneck lift kit, no gigantic 'Look at me! Mine's bigger than yours!' wheels, extra loud tailpipes, or any of that other silliness... Just a good, depenbable, nice, daily driver. Why the lockable bed cover? Hey, if I can afford a new pickup, then I can afford a flock of new guitars and amps to haul with it, and I gotta keep 'em safe!

Goldtop

As for other cars I'd like to own, do a search for 'Don Garlits'. Check out Swamp Rat #34. That'd suit me fine. In fact, any Swamp Rat from #14 to #34 would be great, but #34 is the pinnacle as far as I'm concerned. From the best drag racer ever in my opinion, and one whose ideas are still being copied today, the latest being enclosed cockpits for top fuelers. Supposedly a new invention, he perfected the concept and began using it over twenty-seven years ago.

slowro
08-23-2012, 08:33 PM
An MTM Audi rs4 estate white with black wheels for family duties, a 2002 m3 csl for track day fun and my friends orange mk1 golf with chrome bumpers, small rear lights and totally restored top to toe for cruising on nice days (in Scotland which are rare)

Goldfixer
08-23-2012, 09:17 PM
Shelby Cobra....period.

Aldwyn
08-23-2012, 09:42 PM
Too many to list!

But I am already pretty darn happy with the TR6...

Mike Duncan
08-23-2012, 09:48 PM
http://images.thecarconnection.com/med/a-new-delorean-dmc-12-re-creation-from-the-texas-based-successor_100201756_m.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/329862_10150318054857412_823971774_o.jpg

http://www.whokilledjonniesturtle.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/200472810285_usf-newyork-ecto1.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/576683_10150966669642412_5804410_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/389367_10150966665572412_636214953_n.jpg

wilerty
08-23-2012, 10:34 PM
I have new car fever. I can't buy any more guitars so I guess my GAS is turning back to cars, my 1st love.

Much like guitars, the collest old cars are too expensive for my income. But if money were no object? Man...

What's your ULTIMATE, no holds-barred, money-no-object, Dream Car?

Here's mine. A 1925 Bugatti Type 35B or a Type 39.

http://world-viewer.com/data_images/bugatti-type-39/bugatti-type-39-02.jpg

Hans: The gullwing 300SL behind your car in the picture would be fine ...

Goldtop
08-23-2012, 11:03 PM
I love post war era cars, so with an unlimited budget I get these

1949 Ferrari 166mm
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/az11r22328.jpg


This would go quite well with that Ferrari-inspired SE you had done for your son, wouldn't it?

Goldtop

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-24-2012, 12:48 AM
Hans: The gullwing 300SL behind your car in the picture would be fine ...I admit, I'm feelin' that green. So used to seeing them in silver.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MkV-h0eB3eU/TpoedZRb_II/AAAAAAAAA_c/fw1D8J1HgS4/s1600/3.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-24-2012, 01:08 AM
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/az11r22328.jpg


That's a cool Ferrari Shawn. I got to see one in person a few years back (2002 or 2003).

Some fat cat had his collection on display near Richmond. He had a neat old Alfa Romeo too. Here are the pics I kept.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0421.jpg

Here's the Alfa.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/Roll16-18.jpg

Check out the center drive seat on this 1967 365 P/2 (Pininfarina) Speciale! And you though McLaren was the 1st! :) It is my understanding that only 2 of these exist.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0411.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/Roll16-27.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0419.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0417.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0414.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0422.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-24-2012, 01:10 AM
And a few more...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0423.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0418.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0415.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0416.jpg

sergiodeblanc
08-24-2012, 01:17 AM
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/CDCR-Smoke-Van.png

vchizzle
08-24-2012, 02:05 AM
I might go with the latest batmobile- never know when you might need a cycle on the fly...or guns...missiles...ya just never know:D

MykeWright
08-24-2012, 08:43 AM
This has been mine for a while. Love the sound it makes and it's getting close to being attainable.....

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f256/mykewright/mediaCADCTTVQ.jpg

Shawn@PRS
08-24-2012, 08:43 AM
that is an amazing collection of 250's and that 125 F1 is another personal favorite of mine!


And a few more...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0423.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0418.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0415.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Ferrari_Collection/IMG_0416.jpg

Shawn@PRS
08-24-2012, 08:49 AM
This would go quite well with that Ferrari-inspired SE you had done for your son, wouldn't it?

Goldtop

Actually, I stole the idea for the Ferrari guitar from a 360 Challenger Stradale
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/360challenger.jpg

Goldtop
08-24-2012, 12:50 PM
Actually, I stole the idea for the Ferrari guitar from a 360 Challenger Stradale
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/360challenger.jpg

Very tasty!

I don't know much about Ferrari street cars, (other than I'd love to have one), but I'm a big F1 fan, and several of my favorite drivers have been behind the wheels of Ferraris. Niki Lauda was/is my all time, followed by Michael. I was also into Nigel Mansell.

Sammy Hagar is a big car guy as you probably know, and in his book "Red" he talks about a Ferrari the factory made for him with some personal touches.

Is there any way you could post a few more pictures of that guitar?

Goldtop

Goldtop
08-24-2012, 12:59 PM
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/CDCR-Smoke-Van.png


Hahahaha! Made my day; thanks! :D

Goldtop

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-24-2012, 01:09 PM
"The girls with the bodies like boys with Ferrari's." ~Good Charlotte

http://www.mycarheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ferrari-f360-challenge-stradale-beautiful-girl-2.jpg

Shawn@PRS
08-24-2012, 01:18 PM
As you can see, I'm a fan of the old Euro cars.

Here are a few toys I made for my son, some of them are modeled after vintage cars.
front row, L-R 1961 Ferrari Sharknose, Porsche 911, 1937 Mercedes W125
Back L-R Jaguar racer in British Racing Green, generic racer in yellow, 1925 Bugatti (Hans' favorite), modern-style F1 racer
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/woodencars003.jpg

Goldtop
08-24-2012, 02:16 PM
As you can see, I'm a fan of the old Euro cars.

Here are a few toys I made for my son, some of them are modeled after vintage cars.
front row, L-R 1961 Ferrari Sharknose, Porsche 911, 1937 Mercedes W125
Back L-R Jaguar racer in British Racing Green, generic racer in yellow, 1925 Bugatti (Hans' favorite), modern-style F1 racer
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/woodencars003.jpg

That's just beyond cool, Shawn! It's stuff like this that makes me wish I had a family. Just think; someday those will sit in his study and his kids will have some he made for them to play with. Beautiful...

Goldtop

swede71
08-24-2012, 07:41 PM
Volvo 240

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-24-2012, 08:26 PM
There are a few volvo's that I would love to trick out.

http://www.carthrottle.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/volvop1800new.jpg

sergiodeblanc
08-24-2012, 11:46 PM
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/delorean-1.jpg

My real dream car would be this, in any condition.

Jester
08-25-2012, 12:09 AM
Ferrari 360

One day . . . one day. . .

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d84/jamesdavidjones/James/488_p7_l.jpg

Mr-M
08-25-2012, 08:28 AM
For the past 2 new vehicles, I purchased my dream MUSCLE vehicles at that time. Here is my latest!

2011 SRT 8 Dodge Challenger

http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad293/watchowner/Car/challenger.png

Boogie
08-25-2012, 09:43 AM
It's bad enough to see these dream cars in person, it's another to ride in or drive them. That's just cruel and inhumane punishment.
http://maps.mikesmarauders.com/guitar/gt2.jpg
http://maps.mikesmarauders.com/guitar/fab2.jpg

CE-man
08-25-2012, 07:43 PM
This is another hobby I like a lot and therefore I'd have to say one of my favorite cars is my own car, a `68 Barracuda; 500 cubic inches, 5 speed manual trans, a friggin' blast to drive. http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac76/Longgone440-6/1968%20Barracuda%20formula-s/i1368.jpg

Goldtop
08-25-2012, 08:08 PM
This is sort of what I have in my mind for my dream pickup. Maybe tweak the colors to maroon and gold ala The Redskins, but if I had to I could settle for this version... :)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JobGln8mzUk/Tnbz9BjrW7I/AAAAAAAACio/eSuDQ0a5DR0/s1600/2012-dodge-ram-3500.jpg
Goldtop

CantankerousCarl
08-25-2012, 09:31 PM
'nuff said:

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii581/CantankerousCarl/MO08_r103_01.jpg

nik
08-25-2012, 10:07 PM
You think the fellas in the shop out there could build out a PRS version of -> http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/jalopnik/2009/08/NPOCPVoxHippie.jpg
I'm thinking swamp ash would be nice for a nice weekend afternoon run about car.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-25-2012, 10:21 PM
This is sort of what I have in my mind for my dream pickup. Maybe tweak the colors to maroon and gold ala The Redskins, but if I had to I could settle for this version... :)

Have you seen the long-bed conversion of the Mega Cab (which only comes in a short bed)? I want one but no way I'm spending $75k on a pickup truck.

http://www.megacablongbed.com/trucks/truck92.jpg

Goldtop
08-26-2012, 08:26 AM
Have you seen the long-bed conversion of the Mega Cab (which only comes in a short bed)? I want one but no way I'm spending $75k on a pickup truck.

http://www.megacablongbed.com/trucks/truck92.jpg

I've seen a picture or two somewhere, but I haven't seen any in person. One thing I think lots of these designers forget about (or choose to ignore?) is parking these monsters. I don't want a vehicle that I have to park at the outer edges of the lot then hike half a mile to get into the store. And forget about the gas mileage!

I guess I'll stick with my '87 Dodge a while longer. It'll most likely outlast me anyway if the docs know what they're talking about...

Goldtop

11top
08-26-2012, 08:29 AM
While a Bugatti would be nice, I'm pretty content with this:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/CARS%20AND%20GUITARS/VIPERANDPRS4-10008.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-26-2012, 11:24 AM
It'll most likely outlast me anyway if the docs know what they're talking about...I'm very sorry to hear that, Lloyd. :(

Shawn@PRS
08-26-2012, 01:14 PM
I'm very sorry to hear that, Lloyd. :(

So am I!

Em7
08-26-2012, 01:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VV9NOBYDC4&feature=youtu.be

CE-man
08-26-2012, 02:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VV9NOBYDC4&feature=youtu.be

The Yugo, kind of the BIC lighter of the auto world. Hard to believe but there's a man in my neighborhood that still has one and it moves on its own power.

11top
08-26-2012, 04:51 PM
There are a few volvo's that I would love to trick out.


Hans, you misspelled it.

justmund
08-26-2012, 11:06 PM
A little bit of sacrilege but I dig it:

http://road-scholars.com/wp-content/gallery/gesetzloser-51608/mg_2800-2.jpg

http://road-scholars.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/mg_2799-2.jpg

Goldtop
08-27-2012, 09:58 AM
I'm very sorry to hear that, Lloyd. :(

Thank you Hans. I've told them that I'm not quite ready yet, so we'll see.

Goldtop

Goldtop
08-27-2012, 10:10 AM
So am I!

Thank you for that Shawn. I've outlived their predictions once before, and I just might do it again.

Goldtop

Shawn@PRS
08-27-2012, 10:35 AM
Thank you for that Shawn. I've outlived their predictions once before, and I just might do it again.

Goldtop

Hey Goldtop,

Never underestimate the power of human will. A mind can do much more than we could ever imagine, including defying the experts and the odds!

Goldtop
08-27-2012, 10:36 AM
Hans, you misspelled it.

Hahahaha!!!

Goldtop :D

Goldtop
08-27-2012, 10:50 AM
Hey Goldtop,

Never underestimate the power of human will. A mind can do much more than we could ever imagine, including defying the experts and the odds!

You're absolutely right Shawn. It wasn't long ago that my main cardio guy had 'the talk' with me, and I'm still here. I fooled them once, and I might do it again.

I told him then that I had places to go, music to hear, music to make, and I didn't plan on leaving anytime soon. He had this little amused look on his face, and he said 'you think your love of music can make a difference in this situation?'. I told him I knew it could, that it already had.

All of us love music in one way or another, or else we wouldn't be on this board.

Thanks again Shawn. Lloyd

Now, back to the subject of dream cars. Have you always been into Ferraris? How did it start for you? Why Ferraris?

mad monk
08-28-2012, 12:55 AM
My dream car always starts, never runs out of gas, and the music is there to enjoy, not drown out the other "noises".

Daniel
08-28-2012, 01:10 AM
This will do it. A Speedster would be awesome. A 959 would make me happy. A 993 Twin Turbo would be fantastic. A Jaguar XJ-220 would be just, wow. But this... a 911 GT-1 = dream car.

http://a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/142/5ccffa6bf0a14babba56c6e104af0d88/l.jpg

Or better yet, a 911 GT-1 '98!
http://www.supercars.net/carpics/1547/1998_Porsche_911GT198Straenversion3.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/86/Porsche_911_GT1_%2798_-25.jpg/800px-Porsche_911_GT1_%2798_-25.jpg

BlackhawksCRNA
08-28-2012, 08:51 AM
Ferrari 360

One day . . . one day. . .

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d84/jamesdavidjones/James/488_p7_l.jpg
Thats mine as well. I look everyday.... Im thinking when my son finishes college..

LSchefman
08-28-2012, 08:52 PM
I'd like a '64 with a split rear window.

That would actually be a '63.

TGSCAN
08-28-2012, 11:18 PM
Oh, you have SO got that right! But my numer one dream car actually had to be changed because it went from being a dream...
http://maps.mikesmarauders.com/guitar/pcar.jpg

993TT it is !!

NICE !!

MA Pete
08-29-2012, 02:19 AM
For the past 2 new vehicles, I purchased my dream MUSCLE vehicles at that time. Here is my latest!

2011 SRT 8 Dodge Challenger

http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad293/watchowner/Car/challenger.png

Love it!!

Here is my old Challenger with a couple of great guitars, the car and the guitars are gone but not forgotten...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cvM9c5ThAmQ/T45C1IQ0SlI/AAAAAAAAAqk/QHBIYJcpDvM/s912/Chally%2520and%2520Teds.jpg

My dream car is my latest, SRT8 Charger, fast, luxurious and lots of room for the family:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6488099549_756ab34450_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6488091067_e43a4cb9f0_z.jpg

In my earlier years, I went through the BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche phases, no need to throw money away on those, just give me a nice Dodge with an SRT8 Hemi, and I will throw my toy money at my awesome PRS guitars! ;)

Goldtop
08-29-2012, 09:55 AM
For the past 2 new vehicles, I purchased my dream MUSCLE vehicles at that time. Here is my latest!

2011 SRT 8 Dodge Challenger

http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad293/watchowner/Car/challenger.png

I'm a long time Mopar Guy, and to me that is one fine looking automobile! Congrats to you Mr-M!

Goldtop

rugerpc
08-30-2012, 04:20 PM
Dream cars Shawn made for some lucky kid(s).

I bet they brought lots of smiles!



http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/woodencars003.jpg

GC Ron
08-30-2012, 09:45 PM
If only one, if would have to be Cobra CSX2000, the one that started it all.

http://image.motortrend.com/f/35839841%2Bw569%2Bh356%2Bar1/Shelby-Cobra-CSX2000-top-view-in-motion.jpg

I was at the Shelby factory and saw old Carroll drop the hood closed from full mast, in front of the Ford SVT team. The looks on everyone's faces were priceless.

Now I do have a fairly lengthy lottery list though.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
02-25-2013, 10:35 PM
I would make this '62 Continental look good.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Discussion/Lincoln_zps839c89f1.png

sergiodeblanc
02-25-2013, 10:48 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;53663']I would make this '62 Continental look good.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Discussion/Lincoln_zps839c89f1.png

Can I be Johnny Drama in your entourage? Can I baby bro?:eek:

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
02-25-2013, 11:06 PM
Can I be Johnny Drama in your entourage? Can I baby bro?:eek:

Like you even have to ask.

geese_com
02-25-2013, 11:40 PM
Mine has got to be a McLaren F1.

cjmwrx
02-26-2013, 12:57 AM
Slant Nose 911 Turbo in Black.

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l632/gibmarsh/1980930SPorscheprototype1229822679_zps7e68f30e.jpg

bluefade
02-26-2013, 05:20 AM
I'd like a '64 with a split rear window.

1963 is the year of the split window coupe

Albrecht Smuten
02-26-2013, 05:24 AM
Any car, spray painted by me and Sergio (but I'm thinking Bentley, to be at least half as classy as Sergio's guitar).

Proxmax
02-26-2013, 10:17 AM
Wiesmann Roadster - made in Germany

http://www.speedheads.de/artikelbilder/2008/WiesmannMF3Roadster1.jpg
http://www.speedheads.de/artikelbilder/2008/WiesmannMF3Roadster2.jpg
http://www.autoplenum.de/Bilder/P/p0506117/WIESMANN/WIESMANN-Roadster-MF3--2008-.jpg
http://cdn.fotocommunity.com/Sportwagen/Legendaere-Sportwagen/Wiesmann-Roadster-a18580940.jpg

frankb56
02-26-2013, 10:51 AM
http://cdn.3oneseven.com/wp-content/uploads/HLIC/shelby-daytona-cobra-coupe.jpg

LSchefman
02-26-2013, 11:03 AM
Slant Nose 911 Turbo in Black.

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l632/gibmarsh/1980930SPorscheprototype1229822679_zps7e68f30e.jpg

Looks almost exactly like the one I managed to crash into my garage door in the 80s....

QueenCityGuitars
02-26-2013, 11:13 AM
A black Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder would do:
http://www.thesupercars.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2012-Wheelsandmore-Ferrari-458-Italia-Spider-Perfetto-in-black-profile.jpg

garrett
02-26-2013, 11:16 AM
I'd love to get a '68 Firebird and hand it over to Chip Foose and tell him to go nuts.

LSchefman
02-26-2013, 11:21 AM
I'd love to get a '68 Firebird and hand it over to Chip Foose and tell him to go nuts.

I had a '68 Firebird 400...in '68. Good in a straight line, not so much on the turns....solid rear axle, not much on-center feel on the wheel. Lots of axle-hop. Typical of Detroit iron back in the day.

Good looking, though. I really need to dig out some old pics of the cars I had...some were pretty cool!

garrett
02-26-2013, 11:25 AM
I had a '68 Firebird 400...in '68. Good in a straight line, not so much on the turns....solid rear axle, not much on-center feel on the wheel. Lots of axle-hop. Typical of Detroit iron back in the day.

Good looking, though.

That's why I'd give it to Chip Foose. Modern suspension, brakes and tires would go a long way.

Cool that you had one. 68 is my favorite year for the Firebird. I've wanted one since I was a teen.

Boogie
02-26-2013, 12:12 PM
I had a '68 Firebird 400...in '68. Good in a straight line, not so much on the turns....solid rear axle, not much on-center feel on the wheel. Lots of axle-hop. Typical of Detroit iron back in the day.

Good looking, though. I really need to dig out some old pics of the cars I had...some were pretty cool!

My college roommate had a '67 ragtop...326 + PowerGlide tranny...it was a DOG. But the chicks dug it. :biggrin:

LSchefman
02-26-2013, 12:17 PM
My college roommate had a '67 ragtop...326 + PowerGlide tranny...it was a DOG. But the chicks dug it. :biggrin:

Today the cute chicks that dug me back then are grandmas. So...yeah. LOL

11top
02-26-2013, 02:50 PM
Close as I'm going to get is sitting in my garage.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/CARS%20AND%20GUITARS/VIPERANDPRS4-10001.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
02-26-2013, 03:00 PM
Man... you better get those guitar stands off Phenny's car before he catches you! :box:

Boogie
02-26-2013, 03:09 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;53836']Man... you better get those guitar stands off Phenny's car before he catches you! :box:
And those tires look like *@%$!!! Get some ArmorAll on them, stat!:p

John Beef
02-26-2013, 03:45 PM
Toyota Hiace Van. Available worldwide, except the United states.

In my touring days, I had an Astro Van, and while it was a nice compromise between a daily driver and a touring vehicle for the band, it was also a giant piece of $hit. I will never, ever under any circumstances, own another General Motors product.

Now, if I could combine a body and hauling capacity similar to an Astro with a diesel for fuel economy and Toyota reliability? I'd have a Hiace.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Toyota_Hiace_H200_506.JPG

TGSCAN
02-26-2013, 05:49 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8097/8510579079_eab432ca36_b.jpg

TGSCAN
02-26-2013, 05:51 PM
Oh, you have SO got that right! But my numer one dream car actually had to be changed because it went from being a dream...
http://maps.mikesmarauders.com/guitar/pcar.jpg

993 TT AMAZING !!

LOVE those cars !

11top
02-26-2013, 06:36 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;53836']Man... you better get those guitar stands off Phenny's car before he catches you! :box:

Hands, you wanna remove my hood ornaments?

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
02-26-2013, 06:53 PM
Hands, you wanna remove my hood ornaments?
Are you coming on to me? :dontknow:

Herr Squid
02-26-2013, 11:50 PM
A black Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder would do:
http://www.thesupercars.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2012-Wheelsandmore-Ferrari-458-Italia-Spider-Perfetto-in-black-profile.jpg

I drove the hardtop version of one of them suckers a week ago. They are quite the treat! :D

http://users.owt.com/dcowley/prs/italia.png

sergiodeblanc
02-27-2013, 12:59 AM
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/020507_1_zps55a54699.jpg

Boogie
02-27-2013, 09:04 AM
993 TT AMAZING !!

LOVE those cars !
Not to burst any bubbles, but it's actually a C2S, not a twin turbo (but still a wide body). I wanted to get used to a normally aspirated tail-pusher before jumping into the realm of insanity. Call it my "trainer Porsche". :p

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-13-2014, 01:51 PM
I grew up in a Porsche house. Corvette's never really captured my heart like the legendary 911. When I got married, by friend let us use his 2003 Z06 as the get-away vehicle. It was awesome! But, still, I wasn't ready to part with my money to get one.

This new 2015 Z06, however, sure has my attention. This new 'Vette (called "The Big Nasty" by Chevrolet) was unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. It is supposed to hit the streets later this year with 625bhp and 625 ft-pounds of torque. That's a Ferrari killer. I would want mine in black or dark silver. And, yes, the carbon fiber roof is removable.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/140113112530-2015-chevrolet-corvette-z06-620xa.jpg

Todd_FindingMyWay
01-13-2014, 02:13 PM
Mine was a 1986 Porsche 911 with the big OLE Whale Tail and the really fat rear tires... All the modern day sports cars all look like door wedges to me.
Then I got into sporty motorcycles with accelaration times that blows away almost any car on the planet (and teh drivers ego ;-) and corners leaning like a jet fighter banking and well...cars seemed boring after that.

My first car 'crush' I guess growing up was 'the Bandit'. LOVED that T/A. ;-)

Shawn@PRS
01-13-2014, 03:00 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;123806']I grew up in a Porsche house. Corvette's never really captured my heart like the legendary 911. When I got married, by friend let us use his 2003 Z06 as the get-away vehicle. It was awesome! But, still, I wasn't ready to part with my money to get one.

This new 2015 Z06, however, sure has my attention. This new 'Vette (called "The Big Nasty" by Chevrolet) was unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. It is supposed to hit the streets later this year with 625bhp and 625 ft-pounds of torque. That's a Ferrari killer. I would want mine in black or dark silver. And, yes, the carbon fiber roof is removable.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/140113112530-2015-chevrolet-corvette-z06-620xa.jpg

The Corvette has amazing performance for the money, but it doesn't stir my soul like some of the European cars do. I love the post war classics like the 1948 Ferrari Mille Miglia 166 and the '48 Jaguar XK120, but even the new Mercedes SLS AMG makes me tingle down there. For me it isn't all about perfromance, "passion" plays a huge part in the equation.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-13-2014, 03:07 PM
It's a solid point. Probably the chief reason I want a 911 GT3 RS. To me it's the perfect balance of form and function without executing the critical tasks autonomously. It still requires a great driver to perform - to will the machine into submission.

My old Ducati 996S gave me the same vibe.

themike
01-13-2014, 03:08 PM
The Corvette has amazing performance for the money, but it doesn't stir my soul like some of the European cars do. I love the post war classics like the 1948 Ferrari Mille Miglia 166 and the '48 Jaguar XK120, but even the new Mercedes SLS AMG makes me tingle down there. For me it isn't all about perfromance, "passion" plays a huge part in the equation.

Reading that makes me want to grab beer and watch Top Gear (UK, obviously) with you and Han!

Todd_FindingMyWay
01-13-2014, 03:40 PM
Reading that makes me want to grab beer and watch Top Gear (UK, obviously) with you and Han!

I loved the Top Gear episode on the Ariel Atom... (0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds). It's sort of a car...Its basically a street legal go cart..But man does that sucker look fun.

Shawn@PRS
01-13-2014, 03:58 PM
I just watched this Marauder segment with my son. As a 9 year old, he thinks this is the most awesome vehicle ever made and he may be right.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDoRmT0iRic

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-13-2014, 04:00 PM
I especially enjoyed the explosion test at the end.

WEDGE
01-13-2014, 04:23 PM
My new dream car may not be on the par with the others you all mention, but is at least semi-attainable to me.......if all goes well I want to have one and be puutting on the break in mileage on it on the way to this years Experience......2015 Mustang....drooool......

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/wedgepaul/1386182034000-15FordMustang-01-HR.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/wedgepaul/media/1386182034000-15FordMustang-01-HR.jpg.html)

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-13-2014, 04:25 PM
It's funny how life changes priorities. When I close my eyes and dream these days, this is the only rig I see. At least, that is to say, when I dream of something I would actually go out and purchase. It has everything to do with my daughter - who is growing up so fast.

Click it!

1177

gball
01-13-2014, 04:34 PM
I'm also in the "changing priorities" camp. I've had a really nice sedan (Audi) and a really great sports car (Porsche) but what I really think I am going to buy next is the new Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup when they start selling them later this year. An easy to use, comfortable and versatile vehicle that suits my lifestyle, and with a Chevy truck I know it will run forever and its something I can work on myself.

sergiodeblanc
01-13-2014, 04:39 PM
My parents divorced when I was 13 and part of their agreement was that I was to be provided a car since my older sister had already totaled three of them.

This was what they felt was suitable for a f@ckin' 16 year old, but only it was red and a '60:
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/IMG_0086_zpsca4eb5c7.jpg (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/sergiodeblanc/media/IMG_0086_zpsca4eb5c7.jpg.html)

No radio, no windows, no heat, no dice! It sat in my mothers divorce lawyers garage rotting for three years and I never did get to drive it. I think I could handle a TR3A right about now.

Shawn@PRS
01-13-2014, 04:43 PM
Why didn't you ever take possession of it?

Hemlawk
01-13-2014, 04:53 PM
Lambo Aventador

But with in reach? A new '14 StingRay. I'm not sure I can afford the $700/m payment right now though, haha.

themike
01-13-2014, 04:53 PM
I just watched this Marauder segment with my son. As a 9 year old, he thinks this is the most awesome vehicle ever made and he may be right.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDoRmT0iRic

That one was great! haha The whole series is on Netflix in its entirety if you use that service. I'm pretty sure I keep it for Top Gear UK and Archer alone. I can never catch it on BBC for some reason.

sergiodeblanc
01-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Why didn't you ever take possession of it?

I didn't start driving until I was seventeen (got my license the day before my first tour with my SXE band) and by that time it was a mess from sitting for so long, it was just deteriorating in that garage. When I asked my mother what they were thinking giving me that car she replied that my father and she felt that I couldn't get a girl pregnant in a car with that small of a back seat.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-13-2014, 05:09 PM
I didn't start driving until I was seventeen (got my license the day before my first tour with my SXE band) and by that time it was a mess from sitting for so long, it was just deteriorating in that garage. When I asked my mother what they were thinking giving me that car she replied that my father and she felt that I couldn't get a girl pregnant in a car with that small of a back seat.

Silly parents. It has a long hood.

WEDGE
01-13-2014, 05:11 PM
she felt that I couldn't get a girl pregnant in a car with that small of a back seat.

I returned my dads new 1980 Mazda RX7 from the senior prom with footprints on the inside of the moonroof....where there is a will there is a way.......

P.Lo
01-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Say no more!

http://deosaver.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/2010-ferrari-enzo-wallpaper.jpg

John Beef
01-13-2014, 06:21 PM
Can I just point out that on the Ford website, on the main page for the 2014 Connect Wagon, it features pictures of musicians loading gear into it? When you guys think of these tiny sports cars, do you ever think "Where am I going to put my 4x12 next to my wife's Ampeg 8x10 cabinet? " That's what I think of when I think of vehicles.

http://www.ford.com/crossovers/transitconnectwagon/

http://www.ford.com/ngbs-services/resources/ford/transitconnectwagon/2014/npcolorizer/tcp14_deepimpactblue.jpg

JMintzer
01-13-2014, 06:52 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;123887']Silly parents. It has a long hood.

1178

Shawn@PRS
01-13-2014, 07:40 PM
When I asked my mother what they were thinking giving me that car she replied that my father and she felt that I couldn't get a girl pregnant in a car with that small of a back seat.


Your parents completely underestimated the hormonal pull of a 16 year old boy

sergiodeblanc
01-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Your parents completely underestimated the hormonal pull of a 16 year old boy

Right???

I must admit I forgot about that too when watching my teenage nephews over Thanksgiving.... Dude would be sneaking girls in at 6 o'clock in the morning!!

I shouldn't judge, my first real car I bought (and got to drive) was a very roomy OJ Simpson style Bronco. I'd hate to have to fill the tank on that thing now, but the back seat was Huuuuge!

Dancing Frog
01-13-2014, 09:11 PM
My brother is the car enthusiast. I prefer something more practical. To see and not be seen. Fennek.
http://media.defenceindustrydaily.com/images/LAND_Fennek_lg.jpghttp://www.ddvs.eu/uploads/pics/FENNEK_09.jpg

alantig
01-13-2014, 10:35 PM
Your parents completely underestimated the hormonal pull of a 16 year old boy

Ain't that the truth?

I worked with a woman who was so frigging stupid about teenagers - she told us one morning that her stepson's girlfriend called early one morning and asked to talk to him. Wouldn't tell her why. Me and another guy just looked at her and said, "She's pregnant." She said the girl couldn't be pregnant, and we just piled on - "First thing in the morning - that's when you take the pregnancy test. Won't talk to you. Says it's an emergency." She said the girl couldn't be pregnant because the only time in the past six weeks they were alone together was at the prom, and that's supervised, so there's no way they could have screwed there. My reply - word for word - was "What planet are you from?" One of my best friends in high school got his girlfriend pregnant in his car at the prom.

Anyway, we badgered her all day about it, and finally heard her on the phone that afternoon fairly screaming at the stepson, "WHAT DID YOU DO TO THAT GIRL? DON'T LIE TO ME - YOUR FATHER AND I ARE NOT GOING TO BAIL YOU OUT OF THIS!"

She wasn't pregnant - it was a school thing.