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Old 05-05-2013, 03:52 AM   #1
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So what cars are special to you? Your first car? Your favorite? Your dream car?

My first car was a 1967 MGB. Some day I would like to buy another and restore it.




My dream car: Ford GT. My father had a Fiberfab Avenger when we were kids. It was a VW based kit car modeled after the GT 40. The cool factor was off the charts.

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My first car was a 1966 Ford Fairlane 4 door with a 289 V8, A/T similar to this (bottom picture):


My dream car would be based on this

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My first car was a 1969 Ford Fairlane 500 wagon I got for $200. Drove the wheels of of it. Literally. That ended that relationship. Second one was my grandmother's 1965 Falcon. That ended up in the wrecker as well (but I beat the reckless driving and unsafe vehicle charges by sending the car to its demise). Had a few others at the time. A 1973 Dodge Monaco Highway Patrol car with the 440 Police Interceptor (or was it Police Special for Dodge?), a 1976 Austin Healey Sprite, a 1957 Austin 7 (or a Mini as most would call it), a 1974 Fiat 850 Spyder, a 1964 Beetle, a 1964 Ranchero (still have that one). There were many more over the years. I seem to collect them. Currently I have around 15 in the motor pool, but only 5 or so currently run.

As to dream cars? The Ford GT40 is right up there at the top of the list, along with a 427 Cobra. That, too, is a long, long list. I have been very fortunate to have worked on and/or driven many very fine cars over the years, including some very rare and exotic cars. I think that in some ways has whetted my desire for them. At the same time, I am not in a high enough tax bracket to be able to afford the fine stuff. But kits will do as far as the GT40 and Cobra are concerned, as long as I can build them up myself and do all of the mods that really need to be done in order to make them fully enjoyable (the originals leave a great deal to be desired). That is unless you were to give me one of the new production GT40's. Those are pretty much the ultimate build right from the factory.

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My first car was a 1940 Ford Coupe Deluxe.. Never really got to drive it, somebody stole my carbs..

My two favorites are my IH's a '73 1110 Stepside Pickup and my '73 Scout II .... Although my little Rampage is starting to grow on me (Its the only small car Ive ever liked... )

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My dream cars are a DeLorean and a Tucker...



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Those DeLoreans are real turds. But knowing you love IH you would also love a DeLorean.
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Oh, and what happened to the '40 Ford? That would have definitely been a keeper for me.

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If I had the bucks I'd have this guy build me a copy of the car A.J. Foyt drove when he won the 1964 Indy 500: www.Babineaumetalworks.com

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Oh, and what happened to the '40 Ford? That would have definitely been a keeper for me.
I still have it.... I just need carbs..

I could never get rid of it, its priceless to me for sentimental reasons....

(Trust me people have tried, Ive had some pretty good offers... Coulda even had that DeLorean... )
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My first car was a 1986 Iroc-Z camaro (very similar to this one)

My dream car?

1970 Chevelle SS 454...


Huh, that's odd... I'm a Ford guy

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