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Santeno
12-29-2004, 10:22 AM
I know there have been similar threads, but I don't think there's been one quite like this one before. So please humor me.<p>If you could have only one car (price be dammed) <B>AND ONLY ONE CAR</B>, of any year make and model, what would it be (and if you feel so inclined, why)?<p>Please, pleeeease, try to expand your answers beyond new supercars.<p>My choice would probably be a renovated and slightly reworked (color scheme, suspension pieces, wheels/tires and the like) 1971 Corvette convertible (the makko bodied kind) with a 427 engine, in electric blue, tan interior, chrome bumpers and a chrome luggage rack. <p>not quite what I have in mind, but this pic should give you a general idea:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.liveupdater.com/cnv/ImageLibrary/71yellowcv.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I love the mix of modern styling and classic douches (the chrome pieces). Monster power that I can actually work on in my garage, without needing a doctorate in engineering, is a big plus too.<p>A current model TVR or Morgan would be nice as well.

Verdegrrl
12-29-2004, 03:33 PM
I like cars that are interesting functionally, in addition to being unique or beautiful in appearance.<p>On one hand I'd love to own an Alfa ES30 Zagato (il Mostro). <p><IMG SRC="http://www.destructa.ch/ACHWASSOLLS/Bilder/autos/alfa_romeo/Alfa_Zagato.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>I already have the basic chassis and engine in my Milano Verde, and have enjoyed it as my only car for many years. It's reliable (but not low maintenance <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> ), exciting, unique, and simple enough to maintain over the long term. The ES30 is simply the ultimate expression of that layout, clothed in a designer skin.<p>On the other hand I really like the old Ferrari GT cars. Especially the 330 and 365. The 330 GTC for the simplicity and pure lines, while the 365 for that flexible purring V12 and long tapered tail.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.tomyang.net/cars/othercars/benatar1.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.koch-klassik.de/BILDER/FerrThome/Ferr365-3.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>The Lancia Delta Integrale is a no-brainer. Practical, fast, and AWD. A 4 seater Audi Coupe Quattro. <p><IMG SRC="http://www.autogaleria.pl/tapety/img/lancia/lancia_delta_1994_01_s.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Studebaker Golden Hawk with Paxton supercharger as a combination of European elegance with some American muscle.<p><IMG SRC="http://oldtimer4.webpark.pl/60_Studebaker_Hawk.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The Facel Vega for similar reasons as the Studebaker, with and even more unique twist.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2002/n15/2000km/800/2000DE_08.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Citroen SM and DS Chapron Convertible for that blend of French practicality and style. The Chapron simply for the luxurious coach built bits and the feeling like your a visiting head of state (Chapron also built 4 door SMs). The SM for it's spaceship quality and Maserati engine.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.javel.co.jp/images/CITRONSM.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.cabrionews.de/katalog/citroen/ds/ds.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Then it's off to esoteric stuff like a Doble steam car (only 30 seconds from lighting off, until enough pressure to drive away - far advanced over the Stanley Steamer),<p><IMG SRC="http://www.olds.com.au/products/doble_steam_car_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p> the alloy intensive Marmon V16s (Fred Marmon was using lightweight aircraft alloys in cars around the turn of the century and even made V4 engines),<p><IMG SRC="http://www.classiccarclub.org/images/1931%20Marmon.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>the air cooled Franklins, <p><IMG SRC="http://northstargallery.com/cars/aaaa430web.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>the sleek and low slung fwd Ruxton, <p><IMG SRC="http://www.eurasia85.be/test/nieuweversiefotoalbum/ruxton%20r30%20continental%201930.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>It would indeed be a hard choice to make. Much would depend on what I would need the car to do, and how often. Obviously the classics would not be the best choice for snow, and obviously so practical when carrying large things.

Naga Royal Guard
12-29-2004, 03:51 PM
whoa, i never seen any of those cars before <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>glad to see you on the new forum verdegrrl <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
12-29-2004, 04:17 PM
nice choices verdegirl, but really, just one car...

jro4566
12-29-2004, 04:48 PM
Ahh, I guess I'm the only one who's choosing a new car. I'd really like to have a Chrysler 300 SRT-8, even if it's only with an automatic.

Verdegrrl
12-29-2004, 05:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">nice choices verdegirl, but really, just one car...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Gosh darn it! That's hard to do!<p>Unlimited funds would mean the Ferrari 365. Limited funds would be the Alfa ES30.

Hornbag
12-29-2004, 05:35 PM
My opinion is going to be so biased.<p>Ford FPV GT-P. With sunroof, REX extreme3 DVD player, full leather seats, in lightning strike with orange side strippes! <p>For me, all i need is a Ford and im happy. I would be happy with a M-B SLR, but not as happy as i would be with a Ford Territory. So i rest my case on th GT-P!

Top Secret
12-29-2004, 06:26 PM
Give me the upcoming 997 911 Turbo in Deep Purple and I'll be happy for the rest of my life!

knicks125
12-29-2004, 07:32 PM
Since I don't have all the money in the world yet, I'd have to pick my current car as THE car (2004 Toyota Solara SLE with DVD NAV & rear spolier) - safety, performance, appearance, usefulness, comfort, and more, all come together <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>If I were to have some more money, I'd like to have the new BMW M5 (it's my dream car). V10 - 507hp, 7 speed SMG, enough said. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

bum-man
12-29-2004, 08:51 PM
A car that already costs a lot and only appreciates in value...I'm at a loss as to what car it would be. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

bmwm3fan
12-29-2004, 09:22 PM
m3 and 911 turbo and im set

CarMattZu777
12-29-2004, 10:02 PM
2004 Isuzu Axiom XS 4X4, 250 HP Di V6, all the options are included on XS. Also has Torque in Demand. Rated for up to 23 MPG. Excessive Red Mica with beige leather interior. Its slick styling will look fresh even in 20 years probably :)<p>From <A HREF="http://www.theautochannel.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.theautochannel.com</A>-<br><IMG SRC="http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2004/01/17/177208.1-lg.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2004/01/17/177208.4-lg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>"The 250 HP Isuzu Axiom is full of surprisesand all of them good. With its SUV type good looks it compares very favorably with the others in the parking lotand when it comes to hefty-ness it leads the pack in towing with a capacity of 4500 lbs, and a carrying payload of more than a half a ton."<p>Awards:<br>Popular Science "Best of Whats New" award 2003, for being the only vehicle under $100,000 to offer a gasoline direct injection engine.<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by CarMattZu777 at 9:12 PM 12/29/2004</i>

GSturb0
12-29-2004, 10:29 PM
2004 Lexi LS430 fully loaded with 15% tint all around and Gold Volk GT-C's.

NarutoRamen
12-29-2004, 11:25 PM
No Brainer for me....S65 AMG<p>I Get Lots of speed<br>I Get The best Comfort<br>I Get the Best Gadgets<br>I Get A lot of Room<p>What more can i ask for?<p>S65 AMG<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.in.gr/auto/parousiaseis/foto_big/in_M-B_S55_AMG_03.jpg" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by NarutoRamen at 12:05 AM 12/30/2004</i>

RS
12-29-2004, 11:47 PM
RR Phantom in white.<br>what? he said price be dammed.

Walker
12-30-2004, 01:15 AM
I'm going to have to agree with Verdegrrl, I also own a Milano as my only car and it is a great combination of usefulness and fun. What other affordable sedan mixes a unique and sporty DeDion suspension with an engine worthy of a Ferrari, all wrapped up in a super stylish 4 door body that looks fresh today? A Verde would be nice though, maybe with a small turbo and more track ready supension and brakes to make it perfect.<p>Anyway I hope I didn't gush too much about my car I am a little biased but oh well<br>And if money were no object it would be a Maserati Coupe all the way.

Giannis
12-30-2004, 04:19 AM
<IMG SRC="http://img96.exs.cx/img96/705/8c-M507.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I'M IN LOVE WITH THAT CAR:<p><B> E 39 B M W M 5</B><p>excelent design<br>powerfull engine<br>comfort<br>style<br>L O V E<br><U>history</U> of the brand and the model<br>that's all..................

Krypton
12-30-2004, 08:06 AM
I would choose a maybach but then id have to get a chauffer<p>Id get a CLS, its got power, looks, luxury and its got 4 seats, decent gas-milege

Flagship
12-30-2004, 04:30 PM
I would have to say the Aston Martin DB5 in silver like the one in Goldfinger.Why because its a classic car in both performance and style.<p>

KebabGud
12-30-2004, 05:01 PM
The Toyota 2000GT.. just love that beast<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.carclassic.com/images7/DM98/DM98-01.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.carclassic.com/images7/DM98/DM98-05.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.carclassic.com/images7/DM98/DM98-02.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.carclassic.com/images7/DM98/DM98-13.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Perfection....... <br>

Redline
12-31-2004, 07:18 AM
If money was no problem I'd take a Veyron. Such an overdone monster with huge power and huge luxury, whats not to like? If pus came to shove I could take off the turbos to help practicality. Of course any repairs would be awful.

Naga Royal Guard
12-31-2004, 12:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Please, pleeeease, try to expand your answers beyond new supercars.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>i want a 2004 McLaren F1!!!!!11 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

RS
12-31-2004, 01:00 PM
1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000<br><IMG SRC="http://www.alfabb.com/bb/gallery/images/DSC07423_JPG.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>another car I saw on that website...<br><IMG SRC="http://www.alfabb.com/bb/gallery/images/DSC07378_JPG.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>WTH is this? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

LoneWolf
12-31-2004, 07:39 PM
Gimmie an '04 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon soft top with about 4.5" of lift and 33" Remington Mud Brutes!

Redline
01-01-2005, 08:58 AM
I have to change my vote<p><IMG SRC="http://content3.us.porsche.com/prod/911/911_common.nsf/Resources/c_996_gallery_exterior10/$file/stg_10.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>A Veyron would be great and fairly liveable, but a Carrera 4 is more liveable and it would take you through a snowstorm with no problem. It can be plenty of fun when you want it to be, or in a pinch it can carry four people, as long as two of them are very small. Its a pretty good choice overall I think, plus if they have a Carrera 4 for the 997 it will be amazing.

chaserolls
01-01-2005, 05:13 PM
upcoming Z06 C6 Corvette<p>or if it must already be available, then a 996 Turbo with ceramic brakes and sport package

Hornbag
01-01-2005, 06:10 PM
Since we all have pictures, i thought i might as well <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>My FPV GT-P shown in lightning strike with optional orange side stripes<p><IMG SRC="http://img35.exs.cx/img35/2371/fpvgtp4ym.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Thanks to <A HREF="http://www.fpv.com.au" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fpv.com.au</A> and <A HREF="http://www.imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank">http://www.imageshack.us</A>

Rugbyplaya91
01-01-2005, 09:14 PM
<IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v315/rugbyplaya91/2222004_11224545136.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>i know it's dumb...<p>you can get one for 500 bucks and it will last forever

ricerammer
01-02-2005, 09:49 AM
letsee, only ONE car? <p><IMG SRC="http://img146.exs.cx/img146/9153/p10100573yx.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>1969 SuperBee or.........<p><IMG SRC="http://img146.exs.cx/img146/6008/1060279131660hpim0525c9jy.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>1972 GTO <p>oh how I love muscle cars.

Nick
01-03-2005, 12:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Giannis</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://img96.exs.cx/img96/705/8c-M507.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I'M IN LOVE WITH THAT CAR:<p><B> E 39 B M W M 5</B><p>excelent design<br>powerfull engine<br>comfort<br>style<br>L O V E<br><U>history</U> of the brand and the model<br>that's all..................</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No...This is my baby and you cannot have it!...well I guess you can, but mine would be different anyways...I would have it sent in to be tuned by Dinan motorsports, complete with all the performance/handling packages, and the supercharger kit also...then I would change out the rims with some nice BBS 3-pieces...that is my dream car and that is what I <I>will</I> strive to achieve later in life...to me it is the ultimate car in every respect...it is beautiful, it performs exceptionally, it handles like none other, it is a blast to drive, and it can haul up to 4 extra passengers comfortably, and has enough trunk space for 3 golf bags, yet it can still pretty much lay waste to any other vehicle on the road...it is truly the ultimate driving machine...

Jon Trabi
01-03-2005, 01:24 AM
red or pink 59 caddy convertible<p><IMG SRC="http://www.classiccars.de/Oldyrent/plz6/images/65597.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.rrrclc.org/P7120061.JPG" BORDER="0">

Verdegrrl
01-03-2005, 01:36 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RS Genesis</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>another car I saw on that website...<br><IMG SRC="http://www.alfabb.com/bb/gallery/images/DSC07378_JPG.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>WTH is this? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's a 1900SS Ghia bodied car.<p>"The new, post-Jano age for Alfa Romeo started with the introduction of the 1900 model in 1950. Unlike all previous Alfa models this car was designed to be mass-produced. The 1900 Berlina, a mid-size 4-door monocoque sedan model, was produced 17,423 times, a figure unsurpassed by Alfa in all years before.<br>From 1954 the 1900 Berlina range was accompanied by a range of coups and convertibles which were built on a much smaller scale and were fitted with bodywork built by a number of famous Italian coach builders. To raise interest for these cars and to connect to their famous past Alfa Romeo asked five coach builders to design a prototype based on the mechanical parts of the 1900 TI Super (4-cylinder, 1975 cc and 115 hp @ 5500 rpm) in 1953. One of these designs was the 1900 "Supergioiello" (Italian for super-jewel) by Ghia. This prototype became the best known one of the five constructed and Ghia produced a small series of this design."<p> From this site: <A HREF="http://www.ritzsite.net/Loo1999/03_Loo99.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ritzsite.net/Loo1999/03_Loo99.htm</A> <p>Ghia also built a bunch of concept and show cars for Chrysler around the same period - with similar if less graceful styling cues.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.57heaven.com/Images/chryslerdualghiaconv.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>And the last of the "real" Bugattis<p><IMG SRC="http://www.bugattipage.com/voitures/bugatti/66exne2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p> <A HREF="http://members.fortunecity.com/stutzblackhawk/ebug.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://members.fortunecity.com...g.htm</A>

Banker
01-04-2005, 09:44 AM
It would have to be the new 2006 STS-V in black with black leather interior.

zwei Biere bitte
01-04-2005, 04:56 PM
BMW E60 M5 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Not only can it outrun or stay with many sports cars, but you can also drive it to work in stop and go traffic with an automatic and 4 other passengers, and the next day go to the local track and use the manual modes. I can't wait until Dinan comes out with a version for this beast...