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#4780730 - 06/07/18 10:21 PM Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet
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Registered: 12/05/03
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Loc: New England, USA
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.

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#4780749 - 06/07/18 10:35 PM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 05/30/10
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Loc: North Carolina
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.


Edited by spasm3 (06/07/18 10:41 PM)
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#4780754 - 06/07/18 10:42 PM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 12/16/17
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Loc: Massachusetts
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
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#4780756 - 06/07/18 10:46 PM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 12/31/17
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#4780765 - 06/07/18 10:54 PM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 04/27/12
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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.

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#4780769 - 06/07/18 10:58 PM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 05/14/12
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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

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#4780774 - 06/07/18 11:04 PM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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#4780781 - 06/07/18 11:10 PM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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#4780796 - 06/07/18 11:45 PM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 10/17/07
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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.
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#4780799 - 06/07/18 11:54 PM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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#4780800 - 06/07/18 11:55 PM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: VeryNoisyPoet]
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Registered: 01/21/17
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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.
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#4780801 - 06/07/18 11:56 PM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 02/23/09
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Loc: 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...
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#4780805 - 06/08/18 12:06 AM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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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


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#4780806 - 06/08/18 12:10 AM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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#4780819 - 06/08/18 12:45 AM Re: Attainable cars & trucks that you havent owned yet [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 05/31/02
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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.


Edited by csandste (06/08/18 01:03 AM)
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