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Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet #4780730
06/07/18 10:21 PM
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New England, USA
wings&wheels Offline OP
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Had a drink w/ a car friend and we got taking about attainable cars that you want, are reasonably priced and available (no Ferrari GTO's, Muira's, original Shelby's, even E-Types...), but you haven't had yet...but may one day.

Mine;

1) Triumph GT6+
2) Alfa Romeo GTV6
3) UMM Alter-would be a self import, Portuguese utilitarian SUV...so bloody ugly (google it) it is cool, and a capable off roader.
4) Porsche 914
5) Forward Control Jeep

Let's hear yours.



'05 Lotus Elise S/C
'85 Land Rover 90 diesel
'74 Triumph TR6
'72 Land Rover Series III 88"
'99 Porsche 996/'01 Boxster S (Wife's...)
Pa28-236


Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780749
06/07/18 10:35 PM
06/07/18 10:35 PM
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North Carolina
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72 or earlier corvette.

I see the 914 in your list. I owned one once. Great handling until the rear end gets away then its a real handful. But they rust the inner rear wheel well out. L-jet tronic fuel injection was so so and vapor locked on hot days. Many converted to carbs. Still a neat and fun little car. I imagine that body parts are probably hard to get. If i was looking for one now, I'd probably look at one redone by Auto Atlanta.

Last edited by spasm3; 06/07/18 10:41 PM.

13 elantra 70k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche79k synpwr 10w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
17 mazda cx-5 5600 miles m1 0w30
Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780754
06/07/18 10:42 PM
06/07/18 10:42 PM
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Massachusetts
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If you will also accept "buildable" as "attainable":

- A rat rod styled XC70 with the ~300 hp 6-speed AWD drivetrain parts swapped in from something like an S60 R.

- An EV sleeper with the boring outer looks of a Prius but guts more like a Tesla

- One of those featherweight, low displacement, high revving 4 cylinder sportbikes that would absolutely haul with someone light like me at the controls

- A 40ft flat nose rear engine school bus converted into an RV


I'm going to need a bigger garage...and a bigger wallet LOL


1998 V70 GLT / 192k miles [10w-30 Valvoline Syn w/ Maxlife Tech + Mann W917 filter]

"Use yah blinkah!"

"Be nice. The alternative involves an air horn and 7000 lumens of high beam."
Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780756
06/07/18 10:46 PM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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2005 Ford Mustang GT. 0 to 60 in 5 seconds.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 06/07/18 10:51 PM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780765
06/07/18 10:54 PM
06/07/18 10:54 PM
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MA
Wolf359 Online content
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2014+ Mercedes S550.

Oh yeah, 0-60 is 4.7 seconds.

The 2014 E550 is also pretty good, 0-60 in 4.5, the E63's are a bit too much.

Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780769
06/07/18 10:58 PM
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One of these with a LHD conversion. It's the G8/Caprice/SS chassis with a bunch of mods and the ZR1's LS9 engine. Oh how I miss my G8. This would be an acceptable consolation prize smile

Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780774
06/07/18 11:04 PM
06/07/18 11:04 PM
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KY
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KY
1. Jensen Interceptor
2. 2013 Boss 302
3. Z4 M Coupe
3. Stelvio TI Sport
4. Golf R
5. 500E


Mine:
2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780781
06/07/18 11:10 PM
06/07/18 11:10 PM
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Canada
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Canada
Turbocharged 1974 Volvo 142GT
drive


06 Lexus IS350- Wife
88 BMW 325is- Mistress
Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780796
06/07/18 11:45 PM
06/07/18 11:45 PM
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utah
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utah
I would like to own a 2003 or newer Toyota land cruiser. I woild also like to get a Colorado zr2. If i wanted to spend a lot building a car i would LS3 swap my 95 nissan 240sx with really proper parts.


2016 Golf Wagon 5MT, 2014 Accord Sport 6MT, 2016 GMC 1500 SLT 6.2
Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780799
06/07/18 11:54 PM
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Kansan,1911 45ACP fan
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Kansan,1911 45ACP fan
Porsche 928
Toyota Celica GT - Four AWD
3000 GT VR4
Subaru SVX
91 CRX Si with B18C5 boosted...most likely


15' Civic 179k.0w20 Redline/Archoil9100,Eibach,Yokohama/Borla Exhaust/Tein Suspension/Fu7317/Redline Si-1
Right to work state proud. Non union household
Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: VeryNoisyPoet] #4780800
06/07/18 11:55 PM
06/07/18 11:55 PM
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Toronna
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Originally Posted By: VeryNoisyPoet

- A rat rod styled XC70 with the ~300 hp 6-speed AWD drivetrain parts swapped in from something like an S60 R.


I am not sure rat rod and Volvo can be used in the same sentence.


03 Jetta AWP/09A 200k kms
Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780801
06/07/18 11:56 PM
06/07/18 11:56 PM
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Michigan
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Michigan
Not sure about that...Have some ideas, but I really like the idea of building something as well....

Always wanted to drop a turbo into something...


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford
Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780805
06/08/18 12:06 AM
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USA
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1969 HEMI Road Runner, B5 blue, bench seat 4 speed, 3.55 rear gear w/posi. Doesn't have to be numbers matching. Color is optional. grin

Last edited by oldhp; 06/08/18 12:07 AM.


Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780806
06/08/18 12:10 AM
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Mississippi
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Mississippi
'57 T-Bird


'99 Cavalier 5w 30 SuperTech conventional
'11 Impala 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
'12 Colorado 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
*regular Wix oil filters for all
Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels] #4780819
06/08/18 12:45 AM
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St. Charles County, Missouri
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St. Charles County, Missouri
Came very close to buying a SAAB 96 my first year out of college in 1967. Had a 3 cylinder 2 stroke engine that put out 46 hp so it was probably for the best that I never dropped the hammer and i sure dont want one now, but occasionally I dream....I was driving a 62 Fiat 600 at the time, so I guess it would have been a move up.

Last edited by csandste; 06/08/18 01:03 AM.

2017 Kia Soul Plus-- Valvoline MaxLife Blend 5-20, 45,000 miles.
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