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What are your top 5 cars on your want list?

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I know, this question has been asked before! But, list your top 5, not 10, 15, 20, 80 but, 5!

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1965-66 4-speed full-size Oldsmobile

1960 Oldsmobile, preferably 4d sedan or flat-top hardtop

1967 Thunderbird coupe (not Landau)

1963-64 Chrysler 300 (not letter car) or 1970 Chrysler 300-H

1969 Impala Sport Coupe

All would HAVE to be stock, original and unmolested. That's what makes finding a nice Impala so hard. Everybody thinks they're supposed to have hydraulics and big blingy rims. sick.gif

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1968-1970 GTO Judge

1970 Dodge Challenger 340 SIX PAC T/A

19?? Packard Speedster

1965 Corvette

1957 Chevy Nomad

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I would say i have 3 out of 5 so far just lack a 1958 olds or pontiac 2 door hardtop and a reproduction 60's style batmobile(can't afford a real one).

Jeff Mealer

Mt. Juliet,TN

1965 Buick Riviera

1965 Pontiac Bonneville 2 door

1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

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1953 Cunningham C-3 Continental convertible (5 made)

1955-58 S-1 Bentley Continental convertible (31 LHD made)

1933-34 Continental Beacon or Ace convertible (I don't know if any still exist)

Detecting a theme?

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Cars I barely allow myself to dream about:

1. <span style="font-weight: bold">Duesenberg J/SJ</span> any body style

2. <span style="font-weight: bold">1933-34 Packard Super 8/V12</span> with 2 doors, open or closed

3. <span style="font-weight: bold">1934 Cadillac V16</span> Aero Coupe

4. <span style="font-weight: bold">1938 Buick Century</span> convertible coupe

5. Barry Wolk's <span style="font-weight: bold">Continental</span> convertible

Or is this thread about cars that I may realistically own someday (strangely, this list was difficult to make because I couldn't think of 5):

1. <span style="font-weight: bold">1941 Buick Century</span> Sedanette (check)

2. <span style="font-weight: bold">1938 Buick</span> 2- or 4-door convertible, any series

3. <span style="font-weight: bold">1933-34 Packard</span> Super 8 4-door sedan (I <span style="font-style: italic">will</span> have one, even if I have to sell my house to get it)

4.<span style="font-weight: bold"> 1932 Ford</span> 3-window coupe (yes, it'll be a rod, and yes, I'll use 100% reproduction parts)

5. <span style="font-weight: bold">Something</span> I haven't considered that will present itself in the fullness of time.

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I figure you mean cars you'd want to own for the car not for its value-

57 Olds 98 4 dr. HT

Golden Hawk- 57 but almost any year

49-51 Hudson

49-51 Studebaker

40 Ford Deluxe

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Well, just to brainstorm a bit, I have a 1957 Star Chief and a 1979 Trans Am already, both keepers to me. But to consider a top 5 and something not totally out of the question of reality I would say

1908-12 Model T, Maxwell or similar

1941-42 big Buick or Cadillac 62, convertible or fastback

1957 Thunderbird

1967 GTO convertible

and just one fantasy car

1955-56 Packard Carribean, white, pink and black, please

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Hmm, lets see...

67 GTO convertible

66 Vette with the big engine

33-34 Packard Super 8 or V 12 convertible

30 something Cord supercharged

Any Duesy

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-Duesy SSJ (yeah I'd want the MOST powerful one laugh.gif )

-1970 Mustang Boss 429

-1956 Buick 2 door Roadmaster

-Buick GNX

-1957 2 door Desoto Firesweep

Im doing it Matt Harwood-style. The above will never happen, the below is well more plausible I think.

-Another Fox-Body 80s Ford Thunderbird/Mercury Cougar with 60,000 miles or less and in showroom condition

-1977 Pontiac Can-Am

-1967-1970 base Mustang with a 2BBL 302

-A '38 Buick or Cadillac again low-end so Special or Series 60 Special for the Cad

-1956 Buick Special or maybe super 2dr

I honestly would like restored/perfect survivor copies of my two cars. The Buick I want to leave unrestored, and the 87 Cougar also. But an 83-88 Cougar or Tbird would be essentially the same car underneath, I just want one that DOESNT have over 100k on it.

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1956 Century Convertible

1957 Mercury Convertible

1959 Sport Fury Convertible

1959 Dodge Convertible

1960 Electra Convertible

I guess I like Convertibles

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<span style="color: #3333FF"> 1931 Pontiac Coupe

1958 Pontiac Bonneville

1965 Cobra

1969 Pontiac Firebird

1971 Buick Riviera</span>

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1. 1927 Peerless, Mod. 6-80, inline six, 5-pass. Sedan

2. 1927 Pierce-Arrow, Mod. 80, inline six, 5-pass. Sedan

3. 1927 Packard, Mod. 433, inline six, 7-pass. Sedan

4. 1931 Peerless, Mod. XP-31, V-16, 5-pass. Sedan (the SECOND one finished by Murphy)*

5. 1910 Buick, Mod. 16 or 17 racer, factory delete radiator fan, owned by my Grandfather Brown from 1935-1990, original owner unknown, current owner unknown

* Probably parked in a garage around Pasadena somewhere! If it were ever found, it would probably turn up on craigslist from some guy trying to trade for a 50's hardtop...then get restored...and sell privately for two or three million. If you find it, you might be tipped off by the fact that almost the whole car is made out of aluminum. One report says the frame rails weigh 47 pounds. *#%$@!

*#%$@! (yeah, I know it's wishful, delusional thinking and probably no longer exists)

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1911 Oldsmobile Limited

Any Olds real Vanderbilt Cup race car

Any SSJ Duesenberg

1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta

2009 ZR1 Corvette

Owning any one would make me smile real wide! grin.gif

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Well, here are my 5, Don't laugh!

1942 Desoto (with flip lights) (if I could not get that, any 1930's or 1940's 4 door from either Chrysler or G.M. no ford!)

1937 Lasalle 4dr.

1956 Continental MKII

1973 Lincoln MkIV (black on black)

1977 Cadillac Seville (brown with a brown leather interior)

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Don't worry <span style="font-weight: bold">I</span> can't as much as muster a chuckle!

*looks up '42 desotos out of disbelief* laugh.gif

Im actually still waiting for the laughter over the can-am!

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1954 Buick Roadmaster 2 DR Riviera with AC, Arctic White over Cavalier Blue

1954 Buick Roadmaster 4 DR with AC, Arctic White over Condor Yellow

1954 Buick Century 2 DR with 3 speed, Carlsbad Black

1954 Buick Special 4 door plain Jane, Ocean Mist Green over Baffin Green

1954 Buick Skylark Gulf Turquoise and White

1949 Buick Roadmaster 2 door White over Blue

I know...that's 6. The 49 is for Rita.....

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Any Duesenberg - ideally a tourster designed by Beuhrig

Any Pre-war Packard - Deitrich design a huge plus

1941-48 Lincoln Continental

1932 Ford Traditional Highboy Hot Rod

Gordon Beuhrig's Custom Model A - a faithful replica would work.

Yeah, I like our '68 Olds, but I guess I am really a prewar guy..

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LET'S SEE:

1958 DESOTO ADVENTURER COMVERTIBLE(ONLY 82 BUILT SO FAT CHANCE ON THIS ONE)

1958 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER CONVERTIBLE(NOT MUCH BETTER ODDS ON THIS ONE EIHTER)

1958 OLDSMOBILE "98" CONVERTIBLE(MOST ARE IN EUROPE NEVER TO RETURN)

1958 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE CONVERTIBLE(ONE BETTER THAN WHAT I'VE GOT NOW)

1952 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE(I'VE NEVER ACTUALLY SEEN ONE IN PERSON)

THERE IS NO HARM IN DREAMING IS THERE!

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Here is my dream car list

1 1964 Plymouth Savoy or 63 Dodge 330 2 door post Max Wedge

2 1968 or 69 Dodge Charger RT/SE 440 6-pak 4 speed

3 1957-1963 Imperial 2 door hdtp

4 Any 50's 300 Letter series car

5 1970-71 Challenger T/A or Cuda AAR

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1911-14 MERCER Raceabout: Finally drove one at Hershey after 46 years of dreaming.

1908 Stearns 45-90 Toy Tonneau

1926-28 Type 37A Bugatti GP Car

ANY MILLER Indy 500 race car

1957 Ferrari Sponson fendered Testa Rosa

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jeff_a</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

4. 1931 Peerless, Mod. XP-31, V-16, 5-pass. Sedan (the SECOND one finished by Murphy)*

* Probably parked in a garage around Pasadena somewhere! If it were ever found, it would probably turn up on craigslist from some guy trying to trade for a 50's hardtop...then get restored...and sell privately for two or three million. If you find it, you might be tipped off by the fact that almost the whole car is made out of aluminum. One report says the frame rails weigh 47 pounds. *#%$@!

*#%$@! (yeah, I know it's wishful, delusional thinking and probably no longer exists)

</div></div>

The other one is in the Crawford Museum here in Cleveland. A giant black 4-door with blackwall tires--it looks really brutal in an intimidating way. All-aluminum V16, all-aluminum body. Really a cool car. Worth as much as any other full Classic, I'd imagine. I heard it run when I worked at the museum (or rather <span style="font-style: italic">didn't</span> hear it run grin.gif). I tried to get a photo of it, but the museum's webpage sucks.

Yeah, put one of those on my list too.

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I have enjoyed this thread. I am so glad that not everyones list is the same as mine, because that at least gives me some glimmer of hope of actually owning one of these some day.

So here is my current top 5:

1. 1909 - 1912 Stanley Steamer Touring.

2. 1904 Single Cylinder Cadillac Model F

3. Pre 1914 Ford Model T Town Car

4. Pre 1912 Large Pierce Arrow Touring car

5. Any Year Owen Magnetic

I doubt I will ever own any of these, but that is what I thought about owning a brass era electric car, so we will see what God has planned for me.

Happy Motoring!!!

John

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