Vehicles you wish you'd bought

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by boatme98, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. austin92

    austin92 Well-Known Member

    I really wish I could’ve got my “almost” first car, a 1989 300zx. 5sp turbo v6 that would’ve been a screamer by now but the guy sold it just after I had a loan lined out :(
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2020
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  2. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

    I wanted this...didn't have the cash on hand when it went up for sale...

  3. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

    That would have been a very sweet car that would have give you a lifetime long enjoyment.
    Everyone I know who owns these classics (and yes the 80s ones are classics) still drives them.
    And being Nissans, still drives them hard.
    Yes they are not nearly as fast as the latest ones.... a modern non sports car Nissan Maxima for example with its 300+hp will outperform a '88 Z...
    But there was a purity with the Z cars everyone seems to love and a Manual would be fun forever...
    The Z's are among the very few sports sportscars (except the Corvette and classic Toyota Supra) you can drive a life time and drive them hard and have minimal repairs.
    A buddy of mine has an '04 Nissan Z (admittedly a different generation) .. but its now 17 years old and he drives it hard at autocross events all the time.
    Other than wear items like tires, brakes, batteries nothing has ever broke on it.
  4. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

    Of course there was the
    I did own the 1/8 scale model. Revelle, I think
    And I've always preferred the 2+2 9ver the convertable
  5. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

    Another would be a 1966 Thunderbird convertable in metallic rose gold
    The dark metallic bronze or red would acceptable.
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  6. RJF22553

    RJF22553 Well-Known Member

    Had a '76 Mercury Capri Black Cat: four-speed and a V-6. Top end was higher than I ever wanted to go. A sweet car, with some "quirks". Smooth acceleration was impossible. No P/S, which I didn't think would be a "thing", but that iron V-6 under the hood made for some tough parallel parking!

    Made in Cologne, GE. Took it to Germany with me but by then, it had 115K miles on it. Could still cruise at 115mph all day long, but never topped the 130 I cruised when it was younger, in the mid-west on the way to the west coast, with the A/C on back in '76...It was just wore out...

    Great and fun car!
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  7. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

    A good friend of mine had a Jag repair shop and to my knowledge he still has one just like the Blue Jag in the picture only Yellow as well as a couple of others. I have driven it in some Parades years past and to and from! Very nice car and sure gets attention!
    Here is one he has that Jay Leno wanted to buy from him. It is only I think one of two that ever made it out of the UK. And it ended up in the USA. Still a beautiful car and worth a fortune! To my knowledge he still has it today. He had not sold it to Leno last I knew all though the offer was unbelievable.
    Date: 1951 - 1953
    Top Speed: 144 mph / 231.7 kph
    Engine capacity: 3,442 cc / 210 ci
    Power: 207 bhp / 154 kW
    Fact: C-Type disc brakes became an automotive standard
    Jaguar 1953.jpg
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  8. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

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  9. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

    It was the vibrations. They just wouldn't admit it.:cool:
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  10. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

    Ford escort diesel. My buddy owed me some money. So he let me use his escort delivering pizza. Until the fuel savings paid off his debt. I offered to buy it. He said no. Later down the road he sells it to a dealer for 500.00. Back then diesel was 69 cents a gallon.
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