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Old 11-04-2011, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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My top choices:

1932 Ford 3 window coupe. They sell in the $100,000 range.

1949 Mercury Lead Sled

1947 - 54 Chevy Pickup

1959 Ford Fairlane 500

1964 Cadillac Coupe De Ville.

1971 Chevy Chevelle

1979 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertable

Any Ferrari
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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A convertible Jensen Interceptor or an FF. Prices for them fluctuate ($35,000 - $50,000), but so does my financial position and priorities. Someday I will get to the point where my wants might make an appearance on the priority list. For now, I do not appear in the top 100 priority items.
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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My top choices:

1932 Ford 3 window coupe. They sell in the $100,000 range.

1949 Mercury Lead Sled

1947 - 54 Chevy Pickup

1959 Ford Fairlane 500

1964 Cadillac Coupe De Ville.

1971 Chevy Chevelle

1979 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertable

Any Ferrari
Good picks, although allow me to pick a nit or two with the last 2:

I'm a bit lost on why a 79 Corniche, if 79 was a vintage year for any marque, I missed it, and I graduated college that year. I'd suggest a 69 or earlier, and for that matter how about a convertible Bentley instead, from the days when a Bentley was a faster, sportier Rolls. That said I am not certain the fiddly brake system of most Rolls is worth putting up with. IMHO a 57 Caddy convertible would be as much fun and easier to live with.

Likewise I can point out a couple of F-cars that probably not even Enzo would still love - the Mondial for example. Any Ferrari from the pre-Fiat days would be worth having, although, some parts for these are priced like they are made from solid gold.

But the rest of the list - excellent classics that I doubt will ever be as cheap as they are today, ever again.
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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I take it you've read "Think and Grow Rich?" Regardless, Napolean Hill's philosophy seems to work well for you.

No I have not. Never even heard of it and never read and other self help books. The theory is sound and has worked well for me.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Good picks, although allow me to pick a nit or two with the last 2:

I'm a bit lost on why a 79 Corniche, if 79 was a vintage year for any marque, I missed it, and I graduated college that year. I'd suggest a 69 or earlier, and for that matter how about a convertible Bentley instead, from the days when a Bentley was a faster, sportier Rolls. That said I am not certain the fiddly brake system of most Rolls is worth putting up with. IMHO a 57 Caddy convertible would be as much fun and easier to live with.

Likewise I can point out a couple of F-cars that probably not even Enzo would still love - the Mondial for example. Any Ferrari from the pre-Fiat days would be worth having, although, some parts for these are priced like they are made from solid gold.

But the rest of the list - excellent classics that I doubt will ever be as cheap as they are today, ever again.
You are correct in that Rolls has other years that were a better car. I chose the 79 because of a specific point in my life and that car had a part in it. With the BMW involvement I think that the power supply is now coming from BMW. Enzo would not be too pleased with many of the models that have been built over the years. Then again, from what I have read, he built cars only to fund his racing program. Had to sell things that he would not have normally built.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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I want a pontiac g8 Gxp... But as each year goes can't justify spending the money for a car that is getting older. And they hold their value too well.

Sent from my autocorrect butchering device.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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There's a couple cars i'd like to own if I had the money and garage space.If I win the lottery, I will try.
My dad told me stories about their first family car. A 1926 Dodge touring car that they bought new. I never knew my grandfather so owning that would be something special.
A red 1941 chevy convertible. My dad bought this new( and then got drafted, LOL). He also drove it for 6 years and then sold it for what he paid for it new. That would probably be my first choice in a dream car.
A 1935 or a 1936 boattail Auburn Deusenberg like you saw in Topper and the beginning of Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom. It would be a copy, not an original as long as it looked like the real deal from the outside or reasonably so. I wouldn't pay a few hundred thousand for a car, thats crazy.
My dad said his favorite car was a 1956 Chevy Bel Air. It was a four door and I like sedans more than two doors, but I think I'd go for a wagon. Not ruined by being hot rodded but reasonably mint. Turquoise and white.
I always wanted a 1996 Chevy Impala SS. I think I'd get one as an everyday driver. Thats doable, I see those for under 10K.
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