Originally Posted by lee730
Why not a Bugatti Veyron
. I love how refined those cars look and drive.
Two reasons, really. One, it's $3M. I don't have $3M to spend on a car, I'd get murdered. Two, they're big and heavy, and really, they're so cliche now.
Oh, and I think they're kinda ugly, so there's that too.
Originally Posted by obobskivich
You actually want this one?
On the other pics - I dig the wheels on the Cuda, but hate the rest of it. I like the Viper (and I'm glad that more people on board with the "Magick getting a Viper" plan), and the Kaiser (where do you find this stuff though?). The Mystery Machine - ehhh. Good paint, but I'd rather see it on a Falcon.
Vipers... vipers... where to begin? They're fast, fun to drive (I have on many occasions), look okay, but they feel like Snap-tite kit cars. Very cheap, rattly, and uninspiring. It's like they ran out of money after the drivetrain and then scrambled to get it finished with whatever was left. The same goes Corvettes; Z06, ZR1, etc.. Great engines, cheap, cheap, body and interior. The new SRT branded Cobra looks different, they may actually be spending some money on construction and materials. I'll see about getting a test drive and check out what's what.
Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
No argument from me on the E-type - that was my dream car when I was in high school. In ~1978, I seem to remember seeing nice E-types in Hemming's for around $6-8K? Does that sound right for that time period? That was a long time ago and many brain cells have been killed since then. I think the earlier E-Types were a bit better looking than the later ones, and unfortunately that means a 4.2L I6 not a V12.
The car on your list that surprised me is the Ferrari 308 GT (B or S?). I always thought that was pretty much considered the red-headed stepchild car of Ferrari - even less of a Ferrari than the Dino. There is already a beautiful Ferrari in your stable, and both the Dino 246 & the 458 Italia are beautiful as well. Is there a man-crush on Magnum PI that we should know about?
Good luck on the Miura and the Carrera GT...
I prefer the I6 frankly, it's more reliable and IMO has a better sound. In looks, the series 1 and 2 have it all over the 3, for sure. I just want a mid-60s that's well sorted with matching numbers. Oh, and it needs to be BRG.
The 308? It's a childhood fixation, I had a poster of one when I was a kid. Magnum PI was
one of my favorite shows back then.
Look at the chicks he brought home. Daaaaamn. That was back when TV was great; Magnum PI, SMDM, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Charlie's Angels, Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, etc. etc. etc.. Nothing
we have on today compares.
Specifically, I want a 308 GTSI QV. Also, there's the 288 GTO, but really, it's so rare that I'd feel odd buying one just because I can, when there are true Ferrari nuts who would appreciate it more. If I were to do that, I might as well just get an F40 if I'm going to spend that much on a classic Prancer.
Originally Posted by Achmedisdead
How about one of these?
I owned a GNX and it was a nightmare. Great looking car, but was always breaking down and parts would just break and fall off. I traded it within 9 months.
Originally Posted by TheAttorney
When I was a little lad, there was The Persuaders on TV. Roger Moore (Aston Martin) and Tony Curtis (Dino) doing the cross Atlantic buddy thing with cars, villains and pretty girls.
I LOVED the Dino in that series, so was mortified to later read that Tony hated it (can't remember why, but guessing he preferred something bigger and softer).
These days, the Dino looks, erm, classic, but in those days it was so now!.
I love the Dino look, one of the most beautiful cars ever made. I don't care that they're slow or seemingly dated, they're like car porn to me.