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Old 09-23-2015, 07:10 AM   #21
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I'm not sure if this list is supposed to be for unobtanium type of cars, or those that could be available within reason.

I have a couple of favorites ( I have odd tastes)

Citroen DS19 (I had a rusty one...)
Citroen DS21 Decapotable ...out of reach
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:17 AM   #22
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Lotus Evora
Tesla Roadster
Porsche Boxster
Donkervoort D8 GTO (or any model actually)

Does the Bugatti Veyron count as production car? If so, Bugatti Veyron.

That's only 5.

[Edit] Well six then: Mazda MX-5
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:48 AM   #23
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:02 AM   #24
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60's to 2015 -
circa 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Pinzgauer 718 - 6 wheel drive, go anywhere bugout vehicle
BMW Z3 M Coupe
Porsche 918 Spyder (it's a dream, right?)

2016
F250 Super Duty Platinum Diesel
Well trucks are cool, and I'll need something to trailer the beauties above with.

Left the list at five, but I could go on and on. Funny, I just toured a local auto museum last Saturday, practically in my back yard. A really serious car nut guy that grew up living and breathing cars, into all sorts of racing, even built limited productions vehicles for sale was the curator. He had a story for every vehicle there, and there were hundreds. Using the first letter of the manufacturer's name, he had all but two letters covered. Everything from Alfa Romeo to Zaporoschez.
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:38 AM   #25
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:51 AM   #26
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:40 AM   #27
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Not sure if the list is supposed to be our "holy grail" of cars, but if so, mine would be:

Ferrari: La Ferrari
Lamborghini: Aventador
Porsche: 911 GT3RS
Jaguar: F-Type SVR (not available yet, but is coming)

I've driven an Aventador around a track in Las Vegas...would definitely be worth the $400k price of entry if I had that kind of $$$ to throw away on a car.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:04 AM   #28
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I want to play too:

Aston Martin V8 Vantage (80s vintage)
Porsche 993
Lotus Elise
BMW M Coupe (with the S54 engine)
Mercedes Sprinter Class B RV
1969 Volvo 1800S (currently own, but needs restoring - one of my first jobs when I finally get over my OMY syndrome!)
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I am not a "Car Guy", not being any kind of guy but female! But anyway, here are my thoughts.

I'm so turned off by cars these days. Not sure why! But I remember back in my teens, I longed for an MGB, and then a black convertible VW. See below!

Now that I am in my 60's, I like being able to get from point A to point B without breaking down, in a spacious, sturdy, comfortable vehicle. I reminisce about the days when cars would let ME drive and make all the decisions, instead of controlling so much with overabundant electronics. In recent years all of these factors seem to overshadow style and performance, for me.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:37 AM   #30
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Speaking of Dodge Vipers, quite a few early ones have been destroyed by Fiat Chrysler: Chrysler crushing Dodge Vipers - Video

For car enthusiasts, the videos are very saddening to watch.
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Speaking of Dodge Vipers, quite a few early ones have been destroyed by Fiat Chrysler: Chrysler crushing Dodge Vipers - Video

For car enthusiasts, the videos are very saddening to watch.
After reading the article you linked to, I am not at all surprised (or saddened) at Fiat-Chryslers actions. They were never supposed to be on the road...
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After reading the article you linked to, I am not at all surprised (or saddened) at Fiat-Chryslers actions. They were never supposed to be on the road...
I'm sure there are plenty of car museums that would have been glad to have had them donated.
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Speaking of Dodge Vipers, quite a few early ones have been destroyed by Fiat Chrysler: Chrysler crushing Dodge Vipers - Video

For car enthusiasts, the videos are very saddening to watch.
Wish I had a way to run that video backwards...
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:52 AM   #34
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After reading the article you linked to, I am not at all surprised (or saddened) at Fiat-Chryslers actions. They were never supposed to be on the road...
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I'm sure there are plenty of car museums that would have been glad to have had them donated.
I take it you didn't have time to read the article. Chrysler genererously donated the illegal pre-production models to benefit education - but some schools didn't honor their agreement with Chrysler. Why would they assume all the "museums" would? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me...
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At least two of the cars managed to make it to public roads and—big shock—were involved in accidents. Since Chrysler still technically owns the cars, the company is liable for any damages. The resulting lawsuits have cost the automaker millions of dollars.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:29 AM   #35
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I would think that somebody at Chrysler would be smart enough to subsequently sue those schools that sold the "educational tools". And maybe the states that issued titles on those "educational tools".


Their PR dept may have overridden that action though. Wouldn't look good in the public eye, you know!


Or maybe there just wasn't any paperwork trail when the "donation" was made, transferring ownership of such educational items to the schools, or stipulating the end-of-usefulness actions to be taken. Experimental vehicles have been around for many years. Some just design exercises, others as short term leases to test reliability in real world conditions by the the mfgr. Certainly somebody should have had some idea this could happen. Either way, the legal depts at Chrysler have been lax, IMO.
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I take it you didn't have time to read the article. Chrysler genererously donated the illegal pre-production models to benefit education - but some schools didn't honor their agreement with Chrysler. Why would they assume all the "museums" would? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me...
Your quote from the article states "Chrysler still technically owns the cars" so they apparently didn't really fully "donate" the cars to the schools.
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Your quote from the article states "Chrysler still technically owns the cars" so they apparently didn't really fully "donate" the cars to the schools.
Really? How does that change 'you can't blame Chrysler for destroying their cars' after racking up millions in liabilities?' No good deed goes unpunished...

I'm not surprised several members want to fault Chrysler, we disagree...
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Or cars I owned and regretted selling?
NSX
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96 Miata
Land Cruiser (LC100)
Supra MKIV
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Cars I lust after:
these days nothing really...I'm losing interest in 'cool' cars but there are some that I wouldn't mind having from the usability perspective that suits my lifestyle today i.e. a truck, a fun car and a practical everyday car:

Ford Raptor/Dodge Powerwagon
Skyline GTR/Porsche GT2/3
Genesis/Audi A6/A7/M3/M5

But...I can't afford those, too far behind on my ER funds
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