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Dream Cars

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by qtlaw, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    In the midst of a pandemic, dreaming is okay right?

    Look at this stuff:

    1966 Mustang GT Convertible - Revology Cars

    Man that's fantastic!! I had a white '66, but only the old 289, not this monster. Of course its only $178K!! Like a said, its a dream.
  2. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    A Nissan (Datsun) Z-car with a T-top was my dream car in junior high school.

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  3. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    A "Z," yes, but either a first-generation Z that was smaller, more functional, handled better or the 90s-generation machines. Any of the 240- or 280Zs would be better ... probably a 280 because of slightly more displacement, fuel injection and the opportunity to acquire a 5-speed manual without major transmission modifications. The 240 fans loathe the 280's much larger bumper able to absorb many more minor bumps and such ... but after a couple of those incidents, one of which crushed a corner of a Honda that didn't do so much as scratch the Z's bumper, I'll opt for the bumpers and figure out weight savings somewhere else.

    If a 90s-generation Z with twin turbos is available without the T-tops - the seals eventually leak and no removable roof panels means a much stronger structure better able to absorb the Z's significant horsepower and torque - that would be a worthwhile pursuit.

    Really wouldn't mind a 370Z Nismo. Strongly considered it before finding an ever-so-slightly more practical alternative not too long ago.

    Dream car? Tough one. The Nissan GT-R checks every box - practical and otherwise - EXCEPT the paddles. Nissan didn't make this with a third pedal and IMO that's a mistake. Wish Nissan had thought of that given how many GT-R dropped their transmissions right on the pavement trying to launch-start their vehicles at the starting line.

    A 370Z Nismo would work ... but Nissan hasn't touched the Z in a decade. Couldn't care less about satellite radio and the interactive dash screen BS ... but some structural improvements, a stronger more dependable suspension system and power upgrade isn't too big an ask after a decade of zero R&D.
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    It's not a 2003 Dodge Neon, that's for sure.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    That almost sounds like a bargain, seriously.

    The dream car of my high school years was a Corvette ZR-1. When I drove home from college as a freshman I stopped for a tour at the plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which was a near-religious experience.
  6. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member


    1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake

    One sold at auction last January for 2.2 million

    Honorable Mention:


    2020 Shelby GT500
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  8. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Getting a factory tour is so cool. US Steel was a client 30 yrs ago and I got a tour of an old plant that went from the raw materials to the finished steel; I’ll never forget it.
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