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Old 09-20-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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Bucket list cars

I'm not trying to offend anyone, but curious as to what car you would want if the Boxster was not available. I like my 2002 a lot and have had many great drives, moments and compliments. I believe it the most fun I have had with a car in my life. I have enjoyed every thing from learning to work on it and do a lot of my own maintenance. Just curious as to what's on others wish list, thanks for looking.

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Old 09-20-2015, 07:43 PM   #2
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Came very close to buying a 1988 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 coupe black/black.Mostly unloved series but a great driver over the 328 due to the longer wheel base and overall length.
Lots of Connelly leather. Great indy service at nearby Dallas.

Would have purchased the car if our jobs at work had not blown up.Less than $30,000 in 2006.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:57 PM   #3
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White 1986 Ferrari Testarossa...and yes, I would drive it whilst wearing the outfit.



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White Lamborghini Countach.


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Old 09-20-2015, 08:24 PM   #4
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Dare to dream big. I have always favored an early 2000's Aston Martin. Either a Vanquish or DB9.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:33 PM   #5
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These are the cars that I fully intend to own in the future;

Austin Healy 3000
Ferrari 328
Jag E-type
Porsche 356
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:43 PM   #6
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I've driven Porsches for over 30 years, and while I've owned a few other interesting cars; Audi's, BMW's and VW's in my younger days, Porsche has and will always be what gets my blood stirring. I have a great admiration for many different cars, but most in reality would just be a passing affair of ownership.

I have a pretty extensive collection now, and there are only a few cars left on my list that I'd really want to own long term:

A newer 911 variant - either a 996 GT3 or a turbo 996 or 997. The 996 GT3 is getting more expensive and collectible by the minute, while the turbo cars are still in the realm of affordability for me - at least for awhile. It won't be long and the 996 turbo will start climbing in price and collectability too.

I like the idea of a Cayman, but I'm not sure I'd like it more than the cars above.

Other than something from above, I'm pretty happy with what I have. I know I'm pretty lucky to have what I do.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:03 PM   #7
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I have owned multiple air cooled porsches, MG's, TR6, Pantera, Lotus Europa and even a Fiat X1/9! The car that always has gotten my heart beating faster is the Ford GT 40.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:23 PM   #8
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Already in my sig.
Porsche Panamera 4s (to replace my current BMW 645ci daily driver)
Ferrari 360 Modena... Imagining the v8 soundtrack through a Tubi is already giving me a boner haha
MK4 Toyota Supra twin turbo(must be an original Anthracite color car)


forgot to add this one..
1965-66 Mustang(fastback)
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:34 PM   #9
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Bucket list cars

Let's go roughly alphabetically.

Alfa Romeo:
Spider
8c
Gtv6


Aston Martin:
Db7
Rapide
80s lagonda (must have)
80s v8 vantage
90s vantage


BMW:
507
6 series mid 2000s
8 series v12
2002


CitroŽn:
2cv
DS
SM


Cadillac:
XLR


Chevy:
Stingray split window corvette


De temaso:
Pantera
Mangusta


Dodge:
Early 90s viper


Fiat:
Late 90s coupť


Ford:
Flex ecoboost
F150 Lightning
2000s GT
New GT
V10 E series


Ferrari:
575 Maranello
360 spider
Testarossa
F50
456
612


Ginetta:
G60


Honda:
S2000


Jaguar:
E type
F type roadster
XK8
XJ220
XK140
S-Type R


Lamborghini:
Espada
Miura
Urraco


Lancia:
Delta!
Stratos


Lincoln:
MKZ
Blackwood
Mark VIII


Lotus:
Elan
Carlton


Maserati:
MC12
2000s Spyder
3500 GT
Khamsin
Merak
Bora


Mercedes-Benz:
300SL Gullwing
300SL roadster
Mid 60s 230
600
Pagoda SL
R107 SL
190E
E AMG Wagon 80s
90s SL v12
CL AMG
CLS shooting brake
G65 AMG
R class AMG
SLR
SLK second gen AMG


Mercury:
2000s cougar (don't ask)
2000s Marauder!


Morgan:
3-wheeler


Opel:
Speedster


Oldsmobile:
Alero (REALLY DONT ASK)


Porsche
928
986 SE
968 clubsport
924S
912
911 speedster
993 turbo S
356 speedster
550 spyder
Carrera GT
918 Spyder
987 Spyder
Cayman GT4
Singer 911
996 GT3
997 GT3 r.s. 4.0
991 GT3
Macan turbo
Cayanne diesel S
Panamera turbo S
914-6
959
981 GTS
911 GT1


Pontiac:
2000s GTO
Fiero


Plymouth:
Prowler


RUF:
CTR yellow bird
CTR 3


SAAB:
Sonett
9-4X
9-2X


Toyota:
Matrix
Cressida
Yaris
MR-2


TVR:
Tamora
Sagaris
Cerbera


Volvo:
P1800
New XC90
740 GLE sedan


VW:
Karmann Ghia!
Beetle Baja Bug
Karmann Ghia convertible!
Touareg
Phaeton W12
Vanagon (hipster movement)

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Old 09-20-2015, 11:24 PM   #10
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My top 5

Rallye Golf


Lancia Delta


Skoda 120 (it's got a frunk)


500E (built by Porsche)


Alfa 75 (Milano with the 3.0 )


All sedans?
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:10 AM   #11
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Fairly simple taste and doable:
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Early to mid 1990s Acura NSX
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:39 AM   #12
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Went looking for a Boxster tip and ended up with a 996. Ready to move on so I'm selling it, anyone have a 2001 996 C4 tip on their list?
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:12 AM   #13
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Damn, Jake, that is one long list. Fortunately, you're young and with your intelligence and drive you may be able to afford several of those!

My list is short and realistic. I want to get a 993 cab.... again.

Dreamed for may years of getting a 1968 Camaro Z28, but that ship, sadly, seems to have sailed.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:45 AM   #14
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I have a long list as well, but most important: Mercedes 190e 2.3-16, and F355 or 348
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Although it goes against every rational financial instinct ingrained in my DNA (I never buy new) I regret two things... selling my very modified first gen Miata after much work had been done to it, and not buying a 997 GT3. I would have been very happy to have owned those two cars at once, one take the brunt of abuse the other to make the pain of depreciation a little more tolerable. As for bucket lists, I've really begun to fixate on the new Z06 this is an amazing car.
As far as "dream car", which I consider to be car that would constitute an extremely foolish use of my capital no matter how wealthy I may become, I'd say that would have to be an F430 Scuderia, 458 Speciale or Aventador Roadster. After owning either of those three I might as well drive a Yaris because anything else would be a let down.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:24 AM   #16
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A white V10 Lamborghini would be okay I guess....

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Although it goes against every rational financial instinct ingrained in my DNA (I never buy new)
Buying ANY car goes against financial smarts. Buying a car is all about the emotion and pride of ownership.
Cost of car+gas+insurance+maintenance+repairs+parking+misc = way more than simply taking a taxi and public transport (in any semi-major populated area). I've actually seen research showing you could use a car service (with driver) for cheaper! Anyways, I digress.

For me.....I still want the Magnum Ferrari! I'd even bring back the 'stache!


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Old 09-21-2015, 09:19 AM   #18
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^ having used Uber quiet a bit recently I'm inclined to agree that it would be cheaper than owning a car. You could just rent a car for long trips where Uber drivers are not to be found and still come out ahead of ownership. But I don't think that takes away from the case that buying a new car is perhaps the worst option and may cost you dearly down the line if owning new cars is heavily cutting into your savings/investment.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:56 PM   #19
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There are a few on my list:

64-65 Mustang GT convertible
Ferrari F430 Spider in Ferrari Red
2003 Boxster S (Oh wait...never mind)
early 60's Corvair convertible (F**k Ralph Nader)
early 70's Dino (prices are skyrocketing now)
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