First world problem, got that out of the way
Cannot seem to find MCompact's (If I remember) similar thread from earlier this year...
Thinking of selling 3 or 4 of the fun vehicles for 1 new (new to the collection, not brand new) one. I just do not enjoy the volume of wrenching that I used to and with some new personal and professional time demands, I barely enjoyed most of them this past year. The TR6 and '72 Rover will stay, everything else is in play.
I'm looking for out of the box thoughts; what's fun? Some guidelines; prefer European but open, uncommon, fun to drive but not necessarily a 2 seat exotic, open to 25+ year old imports assuming parts are reasonably available.
Some of my initial thought before I start browsing Hemmings marque by marque:
-Ferrari 308GTs One of the 2 the cars that made me fall in love with cars. One of the prettiest cars ever. Decent build quality and materials, but still quirky and needy; the Italians can give the British a run for the money on electrical and other system madness. Driving feel is a bit dated at this point.
-Lotus Esprit through 1987. The other car that got me here. Striking to look at and exciting to drive, especially the turbo models. Lotus build quality and reliability...'nuff said. Maybe too frustrating to deal with at this point.
-Aston Martins through early 2000's. Coupes are pretty, cabriolets are always fun. Hand built, top quality wood and leather. Can be needy, parts are silly $ and are they exciting enough?
-Acura NSX, early. Exceedingly competent and easy to own, not super engaging, but there is a lot to be said for just turning the key and going.
-Air cooled Porsches. Easy to own, reliable, durable. Silly money for what they are; just cant get over what 964's are selling for and Turbos are out of my range.
-Jag E or Austin Healy 3000. Stunning to look at but primitive and do I want to go there again?
-Grand Wagoneer. Always had a soft spot for these. Silly money now, but I could take the extended family along for the fun.
-Early Mustang. Dad's favorite car. Be nice to enjoy with him.