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Boom Boom
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posted 04 January 2005 11:16 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've been to one new car show - years ago, but have tried to keep up with the new stuff in Road & Trak and sometimes Car & Driver (quite similar, at least in their evaluations). If my ship ever came in, I'd love a new Ferrari F430, but could settle on a Porsche 911 - if it's available in 4wd. Used dream cars? I'd love one of the original Corvette Sting Rays from the early 1960's, or a Ferrari 250, either the GTO or the regular GT. The only Jaguar I'd like is a 1950's roadster. I'd even take one of the original Shelby Mustang GT350's or GT500's.

What do I drive? A Mazda B3000 Dual Sport. I live in an undeveloped area, with no regular road maintenance. I'd love a Miata if they'd ever get around to paving these #$%^&## roads.


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posted 04 January 2005 11:42 AM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This Is My Dream Car. Can you guess what this car is?

[ 04 January 2005: Message edited by: Blind_Patriot ]


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posted 04 January 2005 11:53 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here is my dream car: http://www.carfree.com/pax_trans.html

Isn't it beautiful?


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posted 04 January 2005 12:00 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Blind_Patriot:
This Is My Dream Car. Can you guess what this car is?


Isn't that a _____ 2000? Made in Japan?


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posted 04 January 2005 12:00 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by lagatta:
Here is my dream car:
Isn't it beautiful?

Of course it is.
I understand the environmental statemant you are trying to make. Now, if I owned the mystery car above, I don't think I would even put 200 km a year on it.

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posted 04 January 2005 12:02 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nice lagatta. How is it for parallel parking? Does it have convenient cup holders? Wouldn't want to have to wax it.
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posted 04 January 2005 12:06 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Blind_Patriot:
Of course it is.
I understand the environmental statemant you are trying to make. Now, if I owned the mystery car above, I don't think I would even put 200 km a year on it.

God, if I had that car, I'd try to run it every day until winter hit, then garage it. Cars like this are meant to be ***driven***. I thought it was one of those Toyota sports cars produced in the 1960's, called 'something' 2000 or other.


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posted 04 January 2005 12:07 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:

Isn't that a _____ 2000? Made in Japan?


Well, your guess is close enough. It's a 1969 Toyota 2000GT. Built from 1967 - 1969. Only 348 were ever made. Less then half of them are lef-hand drive. There is only 2 convertables ever made for the film James Bond 007 - You only live twice.

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posted 04 January 2005 12:08 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll take this little testosterone extender.


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posted 04 January 2005 12:10 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No cup holders. One gets off and has coffee somewhere - or, since it is Strasbourg, a glass of white wine or a beer, if one so desires. Unless one is the tram driver, of course...

It is a pretty tram though, no?


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posted 04 January 2005 12:11 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Blind_Patriot:
Well, your guess is close enough. It's a 1969 Toyota 2000GT. Built from 1967 - 1969. Only 348 were ever made. Less then half of them are lef-hand drive. There is only 2 convertables ever made for the film James Bond 007 - You only live twice.

I knew it was a Toyota. Awesome car, bro'. How much for it?

By the way, in my first post I mentioned 1950's Jaguars - the one I'd like is an early XK150. I hate the Jaguar XKE's - they were (are) mechanics nightmares.

I'd love a _new_ Mini Cooper S - I drove a 1968 Mini when I lived in Ottawa/Kanata.


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posted 04 January 2005 12:49 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by oldgoat:
[QB]I'll take this little testosterone extender.
QB]

Nice Bugatti. What year?

My brother had a Bugatti _replica_ in his barn in storage for years, dunno what happened to it.
I'd love to drive this one, although it looks awfully close to the ground and just wildly impractical for city driving. But, you only live once - go for it.


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posted 04 January 2005 12:51 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:

I knew it was a Toyota. Awesome car, bro'. How much for it?

By the way, in my first post I mentioned 1950's Jaguars - the one I'd like is an early XK150. I hate the Jaguar XKE's - they were (are) mechanics nightmares.

I'd love a _new_ Mini Cooper S - I drove a 1968 Mini when I lived in Ottawa/Kanata.


The Red Toyota 2000GT pictured above is selling for Ä125,000 EUR ($203,000 CDN) with 49,000 km.

Stay away from V12 Jags.


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posted 04 January 2005 12:58 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Canadian film director David Cronenberg is also an enthusiast for vintage sports car racing - I have a photo of him (somewhere) in an open wheel formula car (maybe Formula Ford) and I think also a gorgeous Ferrari 250GT, both in silver, from around the 1970's. I used to go to the vintage races at Mosport and Shannonville (both in Ontario) and saw some truly magnificient cars, although nothing like you'd see at Pebble Beach (although a couple of world class vintage racers made it to Mosport). I guess my real dream would be to drive a nice vintage sports racer over a weekend at Mosport. I'd love to do it in a Ford GT40 or any Ferrari you could name. Or one of the Lotus T70's I think they were called.
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posted 04 January 2005 01:01 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Blind_Patriot:
The Red Toyota 2000GT pictured above is selling for Ä125,000 EUR ($203,000 CDN) with 49,000 km.

Stay away from V12 Jags.


Hard to believe it's only got 49,000 km. I'd buy it if I won the Lotto. Yes, I agree, V12 Jags are the pits. I love the 1950's XK150 roadster with the straight six - magnificient car.


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posted 04 January 2005 01:08 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by oldgoat:
I'll take this little testosterone extender.
Man, do I ever love those fenders. Now that is style.

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posted 04 January 2005 01:37 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was in Cheshire, England four years ago, chasing a new Ferrari 330 I think it was around the town in my friend's Rover. The Ferrari was a black roadster, driven by a gorgeous blonde. I went to the dealer just to check one out - god, was it nice. I think Ferrari should be near the top of every dream car wish list, but that's just me.
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posted 04 January 2005 01:49 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
oldgoat your extender just makes my willie wilt. That is one ugly car.

This is what a sports car is supposed to look like:


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Boom Boom
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posted 04 January 2005 02:04 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:

This is what a sports car is supposed to look like:



Is this the new Lamborghini or the new McLaren?

(wish folks would add the car's name when posting a photo)


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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 04 January 2005 02:19 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I believe the breathtaking silver machine above is a Lamborghini.

The Mclaren is similar but not as clean and true as the Lamborghini :


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quote:
Originally posted by JimmyBrogan:
The Mclaren is similar but not as clean and true as the Lamborghini

Both cars are so over-the-top. I'd still prefer the Enzo Ferrari, in red, of course.

Question: I've tried to copy and paste a photo of the Enzo to this post, but while I can copy, I can't paste. How are youse guys getting your photos here? (I'm a newcomer)


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posted 04 January 2005 05:32 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by JimmyBrogan:
[QB]oldgoat your extender just makes my willie wilt. That is one ugly car.

You think the 1936-38 Bugatti series 57 SC is UGLY!!!!!!!


Jimmy,you don't deserve nice things.

I betcha think this is ugly too...

[ 04 January 2005: Message edited by: oldgoat ]


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posted 04 January 2005 05:41 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It is genetic, isn't it.
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posted 04 January 2005 06:05 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tie:
Pontiac GTO '69
A hydrogen vehicle

Of course, these would be my choice if I had either my LICENSE or money enough to purchase or lease a car.


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I betcha think this is ugly too...

That's a 1950's Jaguar (XK 120?) and a great, great car. I'd love one. Who do I have to kill to get this particular one? (kidding!!!)


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posted 04 January 2005 06:20 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Papal_Bull:
A hydrogen vehicle

Hydrogen? Bah!
Dream big. My dream car would be flywheel-driven. The thing about flywheels is that while they're clean as all get out, unlike batteries or fuel cells, they aren't wimpy. Power can be drawn down from them at as high a rate as required, so with a powerful electric motor mounted on there you can peel the rubber right off the tires. All the testosterone, none of the exhaust fumes--leave the petroleum-powered hulks in the dust.


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posted 04 January 2005 06:29 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
<3 Rufus

You sir or ma'am, have made my day! I've never heard of that before...


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posted 04 January 2005 11:28 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Flywheel vehicles! Havn't heard of that in a while. Buddy of mine was playing with the concept as an electrical engineering student in the late '60s. Unlike battery powered, you can theoretically get massive power for popping all the wheelies you want with an electric engine. There's no downside to it except that you need to live in a town that has more downhills than uphills.
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Well, there is one, apparantely. If the flywheel comes out of its housing it will randomly discharge the stored energy...I.E spinning fast = hurt you.
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posted 05 January 2005 12:34 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:

Both cars are so over-the-top. I'd still prefer the Enzo Ferrari, in red, of course.

Question: I've tried to copy and paste a photo of the Enzo to this post, but while I can copy, I can't paste. How are youse guys getting your photos here? (I'm a newcomer)



Like this:


[ 05 January 2005: Message edited by: oldgoat ]


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Holy Berlin Wall Batman!

There's a guy in Bolton, Ontario who believe it or not is importing these:

[ 05 January 2005: Message edited by: radiorahim ]


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oldgoat not only is that Jag hideous, it looks cheap and primitive too. I'm runnin' with the Jetsons and you are drooling over a Flintstone car.

It's like some parody of a sportscar that could've been in the movie Brazil.

Just basically dorky and uncool.


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No respect for the classics, none at all
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here's mine:

Caterham 7 R500: 1.8 litre XPower K Series.
16 valve DOHC
Max Power: 230 bhp @ 8600 rpm
Max torque: 155 lbsft @ 7200 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.4 secs
Max speed:150 mph
weight: 460kg

http://www.caterham.co.uk/showroom/sevens/superlight.htm

caterham's are generally reasonable as far as price goes (compared with lamborghinis, etc), so there's a remote chance that i could own one some day. if i ever get one, i'll be left dreaming about this one:

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quote:
Originally posted by Blind_Patriot:
This Is My Dream Car. Can you guess what this car is?

[ 04 January 2005: Message edited by: Blind_Patriot ]


Later model E-Type Jag?


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quote:
Originally posted by Blind_Patriot:
This Is My Dream Car. Can you guess what this car is?

[ 04 January 2005: Message edited by: Blind_Patriot ]


opps...I guess not....but close


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quote:
Originally posted by oldgoat:


Like this:


[ 05 January 2005: Message edited by: oldgoat ]



That's the one. Why can't ***I*** cut and paste a photo to Babble?


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quote:
Originally posted by Papal_Bull:
Well, there is one, apparantely. If the flywheel comes out of its housing it will randomly discharge the stored energy...I.E spinning fast = hurt you.

Actually you might not live long enough to feel any hurt. The proposed designs involve a 30 cm diameter flywheel spinning at around 100,000 rpm. So if that thing disintegrates the pieces will go flying at around 1500 m/s (more than four times the speed of sound).


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My dream car is perhaps something else, but the one I could afford and enjoying driving now is this car. Itís good in the urban environment, was designed in Italy and pretty spacious inside. Plus good on gas (1.6L)
Suzuki Swift+


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quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:


That's the one. Why can't ***I*** cut and paste a photo to Babble?


Copy the url of the photo to your clipboard.

Click "Reply" on the message you are responding to.

Scroll down and you'll find a button called "Image"

Click on it.

Paste the url into the box et voila! Your picture is there for all to see

COOL?


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quote:
Originally posted by Thy Lord God Ceemes:
Later model E-Type Jag?
69 Toyota 2000GT

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quote:
Originally posted by VanLuke:

Copy the url of the photo to your clipboard.

Click "Reply" on the message you are responding to.

Scroll down and you'll find a button called "Image"

Click on it.

Paste the url into the box et voila! Your picture is there for all to see

COOL?



Thank you! I'll try it later, kind of busy at the moment.

BTW, I should have added the Lotus Super Seven and Morgan to my list of dream mobiles - I love those old English roadsters.


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[QUOTE]Originally posted by venus_man:
[QB]My dream car is perhaps something else, but the one I could afford and enjoying driving now is this car. Itís good in the urban environment, was designed in Italy and pretty spacious inside. Plus good on gas (1.6L)
Suzuki Swift+ [QUOTE]

The interior of this car isn't very nice - I think you'd like the Toyota Echo more. Just a guess.


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If I wanted a go-fast car within the city, I would look at the BMW 3-series, especially the M3, if I could afford it. Smaller than most medium sized cars, but goes like stink. Either that, or the new Mini Cooper S.

I've been looking online at the new Mustangs - holy retro, Batman! God, I bet those things are fast. Wouldn't want to risk a Mustang (or Corvette!) on snow or ice, though.

Geez, I wish the Camaro and Firebird were back. Anyone drive the new GTO yet? Willing to make a report?


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