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Old 01-28-2019, 06:06 PM
 
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King Ranch isn't a special edition, nor are they rare. It's just a trim package the same as XLT, Lariat, Platinum, etc. You can go down to your local Ford dealer and they will likely have 5-10 of them on the lot at any one time.

Rare F-150s would be something like the Saleen S331 Sporttruck, the early '90s Nite edition, the 1998 NASCAR special edition or even the aforementioned Lightning.

Another one of my favorites would be the Free-Wheelin' Ford trucks and vans from the 70s. They weren't much more than a '70s inspired 'sunset' decal package, but they're hard to find nowadays and bring a premium.


Similar and another '70s favorite was the 1975 GMC Sierra with the 'Gentleman Jim' package. These trucks had a cool black and metallic gold two-tone paint treatment with matching metallic gold rally wheels. Vinyl high back bucket seats with a console, padded door armrests and storage pockets, simulated woodgrain trim, 8-track player, and my personal favorite, special embroidered carpet floor mats with a really cool Gentleman Jim logo.

The Gentleman Jim trucks are also rare, and fetch a hefty price at auction. They are also considered by many to be the first "luxury" pickup truck.

Another favorite of mine, although way out of my price range, is the 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight. Only 126 of these were made, and originally, BMW had trouble even selling those. They were all Alpine White with the checkered M flag decal package and the special black cloth interior with red "splashes". These cars were stripped down. No sunroof, no air conditioning, no radio and they had special kevlar door panels. Most of the sound deadening was also removed to save weight, and the doors were made out of aluminum. The cars had special springs as well as some additional bracing, a larger front lip and a handpicked engine.

You can't touch one of these for under $100,000 these days. Pretty funny considering they are the stripped down model and BMW had to offer heavy incentives to move them when they were new.
1998 Supras with the 2JZ twin turbo go for $50k every day. Not quite as barebones as the M3, but I'd like to see a weight comparison. The inline-6 block is known for its strength and ability to take insane amounts of boost. There are more than a few examples pushing 1200 HP you can search on YouTube.

On the subject of German cars, I like a B7 Alpina and a Maybach 62S Landaulet
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:27 PM
 
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1972 Olds 442 Hurst Indy Pace car, although there were other Olds pace cars I wouldn't exactly throw out of bed. I'll never forgive GM for killing Olds and keeping Buick.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:30 PM
 
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1976 Chevrolet Laguna. My wife had one when we met. Selling it was one of my worst suggestions.
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:23 PM
 
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The only one I could think of is a Mercedes S-Coupe new.
But its not rare.
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Niagara county
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ZL1 Camaro from 69
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:21 AM
 
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The only one I could think of is a Mercedes S-Coupe new.
But its not rare.
Isn't that a CL?

I have always liked these, as well. Any gen. Including 1st..
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Wait I forgot one of my favorites: 1996 Mitsubishi VR4 Spyder.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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2018 Civic Si, this is the only performance model Honda makes anymore and I haven't seen one. And I live in car heavy southern Calif. I wonder if they were made?
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:03 AM
 
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Chevy and GMC pickups are made on the same line and the op is correct just different trim.
Isn't one made in Canada and the other in Ohio?

I thought they had different "components" like distributor etc
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Isn't one made in Canada and the other in Ohio?

I thought they had different "components" like distributor etc
Gm has multiple pickup assembly plants. Only difference between a Chevy and GMC is interior and trim.
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