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    Your favorite car, period. (A variation on DJ's birth year car thread)

    Well, on the heels of DIRTJUNKIE’S cool thread on our favorite cars from the year of our birth, I thought I would further that with…..

    Your favorite car, ever. Period.

    If you could own one of your dream cars as your “toy” that you didn’t have to rely on for transportation, didn’t have to buy it, didn’t have to insure it or pay for any fuel, what car would it be?

    I’ll get it started…….

    Porsche 959:


    One of the most amazing cars ever produced. So fast, so good, and so rare. I learned about this car in high school after reading an article in Motor Trend on it in about 1988. I ended up making an advertisement for a marketing class I was taking for the 959 with the tag line “Warning: This car is to be driven the way it was meant to be driven……FAST!” Of course I aced the assignment, but from then on, I have always dreamed of just driving one of these amazing pieces of engineering and pure driving passion.

    I have to add a 2nd (and probably more realistic for me):


    My best buddy owns one, and I actually sold a few back in my car sales days. I know, pretty boring to most of you, but this is really one of the most underrated cars produced. A supercharged 4.6L V8 that sounds so beautiful with that supercharger whine. For a car that you can buy right now for around $20,000 for a really nice one, that 395 HP goes a long way! I drove my buddy’s Cobra a few months ago, and was absolutely blown away. Something about a supercharged motor that a naturally aspirated car or even a turbo just can’t match. Instant GO!

    So, what is your dream car? Post it up! Let’s see what everyone will drive after the zombie apocalypse occurs, assuming you are still alive!
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    Too many to list..How's this for starters a million dollar car in today's money.
    Alright a 71' HEMI CUDA' 4 - speed black on black on black convertible with elastomic color coded bumpers and color coded grill, shaker and leather. Rear spoiler and front chin spoilers and color coded mirrors with a Rim Blow steering wheel and wood grained Rally gauge cluster and console.. My all time favorite having once owned a 71' CUDA' 340 auto. The blue car is identical in color and hood design to the one I had. Take note of where the rear exhaust comes out of the rear valance.

    Oh and the gills in the front fenders and the Barracuda teeth [cheese grader] grill with dual headlights are 1971' CUDA only. Along with the rear two peice taillights. The lower performance cars with smaller V8's were called Barracudas from 70' to 74'. But the high performance cars with larger V8's they called CUDA's. 70' and 71' being the best years with all motor options.
    Those two years had these motor options.
    Barracuda
    Straight 6 cylinder
    318 V8
    383 V8

    CUDA motor options
    340
    340 six pack only on 1970' AAR CUDA' six pack means 3 two barrel carbs.
    440 four barrel
    440 Six Pack
    And the big daddy
    426 HEMI' dual quad, meaning 2 four barrel carbs.

    In photo picture the front bumper black like the car. And grill would be black. Those are options from that year. They were called elastromic covered color coaded bumpers. And make it a convertible. Other than that it's dead on.
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    2006 Aston Martin V12 Vanguish
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    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Get real, get Mopar. 68 Hemi dart or barracuda, know the right people you can pick one up at the factory door


    People actually restore them to look like that
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    My favorite American muscle has long been a 67 SS. The 69 was nice but lacked a certain something.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    1996 McLaren F1 LM

    The first supercar to break the magic 240mph barrier. If I ever win the lottery - I'll be on a mad hunt for this rare(only 98 exist), $2million car:

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    who didn't have a model of this beast

    get outta it's way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    who didn't have a model of this beast

    get outta it's way!

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    That there young man is a 67' Hurst Olds 455. Hurst shifters ooked up with Oldsmobile and made limited production special optioned drag cars you could buy from your local Olds dealer. How cool is that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    That there young man is a 67' Hurst Olds 455. Hurst shifters ooked up with Oldsmobile and made limited production special optioned drag cars you could buy from your local Olds dealer. How cool is that.
    that picture would be the Hurst Hairy Olds. Notice the smoke from the front wheel spin

    They made 2

    "Hurst installed not one but two 425 in³ (7 L) Oldsmobile engines and Toronado transaxles both front and rear; a pair of drag parachutes were mounted in the stock taillight positions and four-wheel disc brakes were fitted as well. Two engines meant two of virtually everything in the cockpit related to the operation of the car, including two cable-operated shifters, two tachometers, two sets of oil pressure and temperature gauges and even two accelerator pedals. Additional power was provided via a Cragar Equipment-modified 6-71 GMC supercharger atop each engine, each burning a blend of nitromethane and alcohol. Weight was reduced through the use of aluminum body components and Plexiglas windows. The result was a 2400-horsepower, four-wheel-drive exhibition drag racer which smoked its front and rear tires down the length of the race track with times in the eleven-second range."

    a pic of the rear

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    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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    Bigger hammer theory. And not one of those effeminate Factory Five cars either.

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    This is all I would want. It's realistic, it would haul groceries, my girls, my bike, and it would be fun to burn through the canyons in...

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    Money and gas no object? Gimmie an obnoxious truck tyvm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    I know, pretty boring to most of you.....
    Not me. This is the Wifey's ride....and yeah, that supercharger, when wound up, will scare people as you fly by. They just don't know what's happening, or what they're hearing, and they probably think a Jet is low-flying by!

    BTW, my dream car would be a 69 Dodge Charger with a 426.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    There is something about the Cobra 'Stangs of that age/model that is just b!tchen. BTW, the new, naturally aspirated 5.0 'Stangs have 424HP!!!
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    Net, how much is 87/89/91 gas currently going for down in the South?
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    Roughly 3.15 / 3.30 /3.50 or so lately
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    And most fuel around here is 93 for the higher octane
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    And most fuel around here is 93 for the higher octane
    WOW! That's almost a full dollar per gallon less than it is here in expensive ol' Californy!
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    Well, we got cheap gas, and you guys got medical mary jane.

    Hmm, maybe I'll get a Prius and move to Kali!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    That's almost a full dollar per gallon less!
    We were in Mesa AZ. a week ago... it was exactly a $1 less per gal. then down the street from the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Well, we got cheap gas, and you guys got medical mary jane.

    Hmm, maybe I'll get a Prius and move to Kali!
    No Medijane in 'Bama?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    that picture would be the Hurst Hairy Olds. Notice the smoke from the front wheel spin

    They made 2

    "Hurst installed not one but two 425 in³ (7 L) Oldsmobile engines and Toronado transaxles both front and rear; a pair of drag parachutes were mounted in the stock taillight positions and four-wheel disc brakes were fitted as well. Two engines meant two of virtually everything in the cockpit related to the operation of the car, including two cable-operated shifters, two tachometers, two sets of oil pressure and temperature gauges and even two accelerator pedals. Additional power was provided via a Cragar Equipment-modified 6-71 GMC supercharger atop each engine, each burning a blend of nitromethane and alcohol. Weight was reduced through the use of aluminum body components and Plexiglas windows. The result was

    a 2400-horsepower, four-wheel-drive exhibition
    drag racer which smoked its front and rear tires
    down the length of the race track with times in the
    eleven-second range."

    a pic of the rear

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    Hey I was right it's a 67' Hurst Olds just slighty more modified.
    I can't believe I didn't notice the front wheel burn out. That's one INSANE machine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    No Medijane in 'Bama?!
    Bama will probably be the last state in the nation to legalize it.
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    Another Toyota



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