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#1 2015-08-16 20:30:06

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Automotive Ownership Bucket List

Related to the Volvo 240 thread, I've been pondering an automotive bucket list of sorts.  A list of cars I want to own before I die, most importantly a realistic list.  I can wish for Lambos and hypercars all day long, but making a reasonable list is a more fun challenge. 

A quick google pointed me to a decent list, albeit shorter than mine, here.

I've already ticked off a few, here's my early attempt at said list:

Porsche 911, any air cooled generation
Corvette, probably C5 or later, preferably Z06
Miata - knocked this one out already, twice actually
Big diesel - knocked this one out with the PSD Excursion
Jeep Wrangler - done, had a 97 back in 2008-2009, but I'd love another
BMW M car, ideally an E46 M3
Something with a V12
Classic Mini
VW Bus
Mustang, in my ideal world a GT350 or GT350R

Also some moonshot cars like a Land Rover Defender, a Lotus, and whatnot, but I think the 10 above are a good start.  What's on your list?

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#2 2015-08-16 20:48:05

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

Cool idea for a thread. My list is actually pretty short:
My 2006 Aero, but with a full STI drivetrain swap, KW v3s, and some Volk wheels.
My 1968 Land Rover Series IIA, but with a full Defender chassis, engine, suspension swap, and a camper top like this
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcb93x9tNT1rgov9no1_500.png
Or an ex military Defender like this http://www.mod-sales.com/direct/vehicle … _Rover.htm in which case I would keep my 68' stock.
A 993 Carrera S coupe
A 997.1 Gt3
Unfortunately both 911s will have appreciated far too much by the time I could even think about buying one.

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06' Silver Aero 5MT - Cobb Turboback, Stage II  93 octane tune, ST coilovers (KW Variant1s), Cobb short shifter, 22mm front and 24mm rear whiteline sways and endlinks, engine rebuild (Manley forged rods and pistons)
White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage

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#3 2015-08-16 21:05:09

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

My new neighbor seems to be a Defender aficionado, I've seen two beautiful examples in his garage lately.  Both old chassis with new bodies.  Want.

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#4 2015-08-16 21:13:59

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

hyperboarder wrote:

My new neighbor seems to be a Defender aficionado, I've seen two beautiful examples in his garage lately.  Both old chassis with new bodies.  Want.

Odd that he would do old chassis new body. After driving a Defender off road in Iceland my IIA feels too impractical. It would be nice to do some over landing and pretty bad ass to have the off road capability of the newer defenders hidden under the better looks of the IIA.


06' Silver Aero 5MT - Cobb Turboback, Stage II  93 octane tune, ST coilovers (KW Variant1s), Cobb short shifter, 22mm front and 24mm rear whiteline sways and endlinks, engine rebuild (Manley forged rods and pistons)
White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage

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#5 2015-08-16 21:19:53

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

I assume it's to skirt import laws.

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#6 2015-08-16 22:41:12

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

Having just bought a Jaguar F-Type V6S with manual transmission, I'm not sure I should chime in here. 

And yet, I will.

I drove an older Lotus Esprit Turbo S (perhaps the last of the 4-cylinder models) and it was a let-down.  I was expecting something that would provide a sharper driving experience and it did not.  Perhaps it needed some TLC.  I'm sure that would have helped enough.  Technology marches on, but hat lightness is something of the past.

In my youth I got a couple of hours of seat time in a 1978 Porsche 930.  In my memory, the steering precision was wonderful and the power was literally (yes, I'm using the term properly) brutal:  A big turbo on a small engine that lags until it is on.  Really *on*.  I'd love to have one of those for the times I feels like being kicked in the balls, repeatedly, until I fly backwards into the woods.  The brakes though were absolutely the best I've ever experienced.

I do want a Ferrari someday.  Not sure which one, but that's a box I'd like to check.


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A Real Saab and a LeMONS Saab - 1978 99 Turbo and 1979 900 Turbo
A non-SAAB - MV F4 312R - Once, the most mental bike ever made
1991 Miata w/Hard top while this gets fixed -> Jaguar F-Type V6s w/6MT - commuter

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#7 2015-08-17 11:55:20

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

Great idea for a thread.

Mine:
early Porsche 911 (not gonna happen, unless i hit the lotto)
Singer 911 (see above)
VW Thing
Jeep Grand Wagoneer (doing it now)
Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser
deuce coupe or similar hotrod
Mercedes W sedan from 50s/60s
FiST
Previa Supercharged
Westfalia Vanagon (perhaps Syncro?)
BMW Clownshoe
Volvo 240 sedan rally car
ICON Derelict
ICON's version of the FJ40
Volvo p1800

more to come, I'm sure...

Isuzu Vehicross
Subaru SVX
1978 Ford F250 SuperCab (preferably orange over white, dual tank, to mimic my Dad's old truck)
BMW 8 series
BMW 740iL
'50s Chevy or GMC truck or panel wagon

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#8 2015-08-17 12:58:36

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

n_r_child wrote:

Great idea for a thread.

Mine:
early Porsche 911 (not gonna happen, unless i hit the lotto)
Singer 911 (see above)
VW Thing
Jeep Grand Wagoneer (doing it now)
Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser
deuce coupe or similar hotrod
Mercedes W sedan from 50s/60s
FiST
Previa Supercharged
Westfalia Vanagon (perhaps Syncro?)
BMW Clownshoe
Volvo 240 sedan rally car
ICON Derelict
ICON's version of the FJ40


more to come, I'm sure...

Fixed to remove the probably impossible ones big_smile.

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#9 2015-08-17 13:45:06

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

Ferrari. There are numerous models that would fit in my list.


2005 Aero 5MT
2014 Ford Mustang GT Premium 6MT - Sterling Gray Metallic

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#10 2015-08-17 14:11:29

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

hyperboarder wrote:

n_r_child wrote:

Great idea for a thread.

Mine:
Singer 911 (see above)
ICON Derelict
ICON's version of the FJ40


more to come, I'm sure...

Fixed to remove the probably impossible ones big_smile.

lol


le sigh

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#11 2015-08-17 14:16:35

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

1996 Porsche turbo 911. Whale tale, last of the air cooled generation. This is a MUST for me and half the reason I went to college.

Landrover defender, its just a bad ass vehicle and when I drive I don't always take "roads"

Nissan GTR - I just love it and the technology is incredible looks sexy and has 2 turbos for twice the secks. I love dual clutch gear boxes.

Cts-v wagon.....just because I love wagons with booooooosssttttttt. Nothing like fitting all your fishing shit in the back and driving down to the river....sideways. I'm almost positive I can sell the wife on this one, last time we talked she said "OK but you have to drive it" I'm not sure if she really understood what I was telling her but I'm not going to clarify anything, that sounded like a yes to me.

realistically I'll probably end up with a jeep (only if its got a Chevy drivetrain/powertrain) an sti and maybe....just maybe that Porsche. Of course I wouldn't have much issue buying these "average Joe" type of cars if the government didn't bend me over and take 30% of every dollar I make.

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#12 2015-08-17 14:34:08

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

Fun thread idea, I'll play!

Saabaru  checkmark
1968 Dodge Charger checkmark still restoring mine to the bucket list worthy car it deserves to be though
E36 M3 or E36 Touring my first car was an E36 325i and I loved it, would love to own another E36 at some point and rebuild it. M3 cuz awesome 2 door, or import a touring cuz wagon!
1969 Dodge Super Bee 4 speed? Hemi? Hoodscoop? big_smile
1967-1968 Ford Mustang fastback for more of a pro-touring kinda build
2005-2007 Subaru Legacy GT wagon (manual) ok not much of a bucket list car but I want one of these for my next car wink

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1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work
2014 Subaru Forester | Wife's car

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#13 2015-08-17 14:52:08

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

I've thought about this a little during the last 6 months. I've been so fortunate with the cars I have owned that it has wiped out my bucket list. There is almost nothing out there that handles better than my modified Elise or accelerates faster than the P85D. It's the small downside to owning a great performance car, it becomes increasingly difficult to find something you will enjoy more. So my advise is to carefully order your bucket list, because it is hard to go down in performance.

There are plenty of cool vintage cars that would be fun to own and cruise around in, where you don't give a damm about the performance. But I don't think I would drive a car like that for more than a few months before I got bored with it.

The only thing I still think of is picking up and working on a R34 GTR once it reaches the 25 year import date.


2015 Tesla P85D - 11.59 @115 mph
2008 Turbo X 20T JZW Stg 5: 415 hp+, 532 tq+
2006 Lotus Elise - Supercharged, 6.3 lbs/hp, 1.55 lateral G's on street tires
2005 9-2x Aero Stg 2

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#14 2015-08-18 07:33:57

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

Hmm.. I would love to add to this list, and seeing as I'm only 19 I will most definitely change this list in the coming years but:
JDM STI swapped subaru Impreza RS (Replica 22B, because that would never happen)
Audi R8 V12 (my favorite super car, and somewhat attainable)
Lotus Evora (just so sleek and beautiful)
Mercedes SL65 AMG Black series... Mmmm
Tesla P85D for insane mode, to cope with the coming age, and that instant torque
Dodge Charger Hellcat, because I can't get enough of the sound of that engine


2005 Saab 9-2x Linear 5MT
1995 Subaru Legacy L

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#15 2015-08-19 01:44:33

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

e30 m3 in alpine white with gold bbs wheels (one of the first cars that got me into cars)
a 2016 Cayman gt4
a 2009-12 C63 AMG sedan in grey
an r34 gtr (just cause, gtr)
bmw z4 m coupe
matte grey p85d with grey wheels

hmm...

audi RS7

reeealllly would like an rs6 wagon...


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#16 2015-08-19 08:02:43

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

I have two of my bucket list cars now.  I will probably own them until I can no longer drive.

2005 Corvette Coupe (C5)
1966 Ford Mustang Coupe

I also have three motorcycles. One is my first motorcycle (1985 Honda CB650SC Nighthawk) and the other two (1984 Honda VF1100S Sabres) were bucket list bikes.  I could see me selling the two Sabres and getting a new bike even though the chances of that are slim.


Having four* cars/trucks & three motorcycles for a two person household, I don't see a lot of room for future bucket list purchases.




* I actually own my Dad's 1973 F100 long bed w/302 engine & three speed on the column.


Hers --------> 2005 Midnight Black Flat Black Pearl White Saab 92x Aero w/sport 2016 Ultra White Lexus NX200t F Sport
Mine --------> 2004 Black Chevrolet Colorado ZQ8 2016 Lazer Blue Chevy Colorado Crew Cab
Ours --------> 2004 Millennium Yellow Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Ours 2 --------> 1966 Arcadian Blue Ford Mustang Coupe

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#17 2015-08-19 13:23:02

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

WDEagle wrote:

* I actually own my Dad's 1973 F100 long bed w/302 engine & three speed on the column.

Three on the tree!


'05 silver aero / 3" straight pipe, cobb stage 1, 4eat

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#18 2015-08-21 18:04:56

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

WDEagle wrote:

* I actually own my Dad's 1973 F100 long bed w/302 engine & three speed on the column.

I learned manual on a 78 I bought from a farmer for $5. It was my first car.


I'm so mean I make medicine sick.

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#19 2015-08-21 23:37:34

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

How the hell do you buy a car for $5? The gas in the tank is worth more than that.

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#20 2015-08-22 00:15:34

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

They were church friends of my mom and he wanted to get rid of it.


I'm so mean I make medicine sick.

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#21 2015-08-24 09:44:00

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

92x checkmark
dunebuggy  checkmark
Wrangler (might be my next car)
Factory Five 818
75 Caddy. I have one in my garage that belongs to a friend of mine. he wants to get rid of it, I kind of want to buy it. It definitely needs some TLC.
STi Hatch.


'05 92x Stage 2 134k miles
VW Sandrail registered as a '71 Karmin Ghia Convertible

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#22 2015-08-24 10:32:44

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

2012-15 black or white Turbo Beetle convertible. Great hater-baiting blank slate for a build on a legit 2+2 comvertible with all the tuning potential of a GTI.

2006/7 Saab 9-3 2.8T SportCombi or convertible.

2003/4 Cobra convertible.

Any Shelby GT500.

E39 M5, because...well, duh.

Full-sized older Cadillac. Did it, it was a terrible idea, would do it again in a heartbeat.  checkmark

2002 Jaguar XJR, lowered, tuned and bolted. Because supercharged classic Baddie saloon.

Boosted track slut Miata.

A BMW 535 wagon.

A Citroen of some sort, consequences be damned.


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Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#23 2015-08-24 11:41:25

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

Justin86 wrote:

WDEagle wrote:

* I actually own my Dad's 1973 F100 long bed w/302 engine & three speed on the column.

I learned manual on a 78 I bought from a farmer for $5. It was my first car.

In High school & 1st year in college I drove this (but non SS version.)

http://momentcar.com/images/chevrolet-chevy-ii-1966-2.jpg

It was my Dad's until he bought the truck.  I loved driving the truck as much as the car.


Hers --------> 2005 Midnight Black Flat Black Pearl White Saab 92x Aero w/sport 2016 Ultra White Lexus NX200t F Sport
Mine --------> 2004 Black Chevrolet Colorado ZQ8 2016 Lazer Blue Chevy Colorado Crew Cab
Ours --------> 2004 Millennium Yellow Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Ours 2 --------> 1966 Arcadian Blue Ford Mustang Coupe

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#24 2015-08-24 12:27:34

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

WDEagle wrote:

Justin86 wrote:

WDEagle wrote:

* I actually own my Dad's 1973 F100 long bed w/302 engine & three speed on the column.

I learned manual on a 78 I bought from a farmer for $5. It was my first car.

In High school & 1st year in college I drove this (but non SS version.)

http://momentcar.com/images/chevrolet-chevy-ii-1966-2.jpg

It was my Dad's until he bought the truck.  I loved driving the truck as much as the car.

Very nice. One of my favorite vintage Chevy body styles. What motor was in it?

My friend recently bought a white one (pretty sure his is an SS) of a similar vintage. It has a 283 with a 2 speed auto in it but he hopes to drop his old Vette 327 motor and a AOD 4 speed into it within the next few years. He's already made progress restomodding it with some road race-quality suspension work on it. His is a very solid car with good but not perfect paint and interior. His goal isn't to restore it but make it a very nice high performance cruiser he can drive anywhere without being too OCD about the thing.


Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#25 2015-08-24 13:13:18

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Re: Automotive Ownership Bucket List

WDEagle wrote:

Justin86 wrote:

WDEagle wrote:

* I actually own my Dad's 1973 F100 long bed w/302 engine & three speed on the column.

I learned manual on a 78 I bought from a farmer for $5. It was my first car.

In High school & 1st year in college I drove this (but non SS version.)

It was my Dad's until he bought the truck.  I loved driving the truck as much as the car.

Nice car.

I loved driving that truck as well. I, more or less, drove gas station to gas station, putting in the bare minimum for whatever journey that day brought.

I'll come across a $1500 mid 70s impulse buy long bed F100 driving around the desert someday.  up

Has to have the round lights, though. Preferably 78 when they had the full square grille, not split, but hadn't gone to square lights. My favorite era of those trucks.

My old man is in the hunt (he's 65) for a Ranchero panel delivery, like a 62-63

http://i.imgur.com/DyqSEtX.jpg

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