Jacob

Your Dream Car

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Just curious as to what everybody's dream car is. :P

 

Mine would be a Ghia, C1 Corvette, or, my personal favorite of all time, the 1962 Porsche 356. I do like Corvette Stingrays as well.

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When I first became enamored with old cars, 55 years ago when I was 12, I have always been drawn to the really old cars, especially large, brass cars. I would have to say a 6-70 Thomas Flyer. I wouldn't turn my nose up at a Pope, a Stoddard Dayton, a Pierce or anything similar but the Thomas, with the Great Race provenance, has always been my Holy Grail car

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I have mine - my 1932 Dodge DL sedan. The first car I ever owned (bought in 1965), found after 45 years and now back in my garage. I've dreamed about owning it again since the day I was forced to sell it in 1967.

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  Well, guess I am not as exotic as you folks. I once owned a '66 Buick Electra 225 four door hardtop.  Great car. Great lines. But the Electra 225 convertible that year made my heart flutter. Still does. Don't tell my wife, but almost as much flutter as she did.

 

  Ben

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My dream car would be a 90 series V16 Cadillac formal sedan but I doubt I could ever afford one.

My more realistic dream would be a 65 Riviera.

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When I was in my early 20s I fell in love with a 1937 Buick Sedan. The guy who owned it would not give me a price and would not entertain the though of selling it. I vowed that "one day" I will own a 1937 Buick. Over the next couple of decades, whenever I visited my hometown, I would stop by and see how much more that Buick had deteriorated. It finally disappeared about 10 years ago.

 

About 10 years after I attempted to buy that 1937 Buick, I bought my first antique car. I bought a 1931 Model A Ford because I thought it would be a good first collector car. Over the years I kept buying Model A Fords. I have owned quite a few Model As and a few other collector cars over the years. A year or two ago, realized I am retired and "one day" had arrived. I found my 1937 Buick Century and I am very happy with it. 

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#1 a Duessy 

#2 31-33 Auburn Speedster or convertible sedan. 

#3 A stutz or V16 marmon.  

I'll stop their but there is a whole lot more.   

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A 48 HP Locomobile, c.1910 but an Alco, Peirce Arrow or Silver Ghost in the same time frame would be 99.9% as good.

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I'm happy with the cars I have, but if I were to hit the Lottery there would be a T Head Mercer, Type 37A Bugatti, and Indy 500 MILLER added to the collection. Bob 

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250 GTO Ferrari. will never own one, but hell, we can all dream.

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Bugatti type 55 or 57   MB 540K special roadester

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A list as long as your arm but a 1924 Silver Ghost or a 6 1/2 litre Speed Bently would be a nice place to start. :D

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Thanks for posting the Bugatti photos Curti and Alsancle, both cars we once in the Peter Williamson collection. I had the pleasure of working on both of them back in the 1970's. Somewere there is a photo of the Type 57SC on an open trailer in my Mom & Dads driveway, when I stopped home for lunch before delivering the car. Back then it was the highest selling car at auction at $65,000. and we all wondered were the hobby was going. Bob 

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Facel-Vega-Facel-II.jpgA Facel-Vega with pont-a-mousson, dual quads, disk brakes, and air con.

Meanwhile am content with my herd until an XLR becomes affordable.

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Hey Bob,  I was just trying to think of the most expensive car there is and I believe this one sold privately for the most money of any car ever.  These thread pop up at least once a year and I don't find them overly interesting but I figured since Curt waded in I might post something :)

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Hey Bob,  I was just trying to think of the most expensive car there is and I believe this one sold privately for the most money of any car ever.  These thread pop up at least once a year and I don't find them overly interesting but I figured since Curt waded in I might post something :)

Either I'm getting old or I've been in the hobby too long, but i remember after Bill Harrah passed away there was talk that THE WHOLE COLLECTION might bring as much as 15 million dollars! Bob 

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Hey Bob,  I was just trying to think of the most expensive car there is and I believe this one sold privately for the most money of any car ever.  These thread pop up at least once a year and I don't find them overly interesting but I figured since Curt waded in I might post something :)

   Exactly my sentiments  AJ .  You do have good taste!

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There was something magical about that Type 57SC, the seat angle was such that you felt like some strange force was pulling you into the car. I backed the car in and out of the shop, but like all the cars had no desire to take them out on the road, breaking them was a job for the owners. Bob 

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Easy:

1975 Caprice Classic convertible

 

 

Cort :) www.oldcarsstronghearts.com

1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve
"Let's make sure we don't give up" __ Tim McGraw __ 'Maybe We Should Just Sleep On It'

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 Bob,  since you have actually sat in one that puts you in some very rare company!    Do you have any pictures from back then?

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