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Old 06-27-08, 11:08 PM   #26
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Going to have to throw an honorable mention to the Lotus Elise, as it is about the only true unapologetic sports car currently on the market.

Got to do some laps around Laguna Seca in a Lotus Elise a few years ago. What a fantastic little sportscar that is.

(Note, they just came out with an Elise SC with a 218hp, 156ft/lb supercharged I4)
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[QUOTE=AllenG;6961610]My first car was a 1972 BMW Bavaria. The four door version of that car with slightly different body work (mine also had pie plate hub caps).
It was a spectacular car. I put 360,000 miles on a single set of rings. The turn signal is on the opposite side of the wheel than normal. To this day I find myself reaching for the turn signal on the right side of the wheel.



That was my first car as well! Dad paid the equivalent of about $300 for it in 1986 when we lived in Germany. It was poo brown with rust around each wheelwell. But the engine was awesome. Dual Strombergs made that thing move, unless they were out of sync, which was about once a week.
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Old 06-27-08, 11:19 PM   #28
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My choice ... 1998 Reynard/Honda Champcar

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Old 06-27-08, 11:30 PM   #29
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That was my first car as well! Dad paid the equivalent of about $300 for it in 1986 when we lived in Germany. It was poo brown with rust around each wheelwell. But the engine was awesome. Dual Strombergs made that thing move, unless they were out of sync, which was about once a week.
Coolest key ever.
Sloppiest gearbox too.

You could fit a bath tub in that back seat.
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Old 06-27-08, 11:34 PM   #30
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Speaking of tubs isn't there a car that can be a boat or am I dreaming?
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Old 06-27-08, 11:41 PM   #31
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That is it! It is so baller.
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Old 06-28-08, 10:49 AM   #34
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You might think I'm crazy but I'm a fan of the early NSX.

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Old 06-28-08, 11:11 AM   #35
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Old 06-28-08, 12:48 PM   #36
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I've been searching for a new car for too long.
The "What will it be" thread is right, they are boring, all of them are.
So, I got tired of looking for something practical and at the right price, and I compiled a list of what I currently think (fleeting thing) are the top ten best looking.

No special order:


BMW 3.0 CSI


Aston Martin DB4/6


BMW 507


Citroen DS


Jaguar E Type


Porsche 911/912


Aston Martin DB9


Ferrari Dino
omg Allen, we have exactly the same taste in cars!

I would second the Elise as a lovely car, and throw in a TVR to round out the list.
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Dammit. I hate Tripod.

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Old 06-28-08, 09:02 PM   #38
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omg Allen, we have exactly the same taste in cars!

I would second the Elise as a lovely car, and throw in a TVR to round out the list.
Don't tease, you know the way to an American's heart is through his car.
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Another whose shape I've always liked, except the OEM trailer ruins the lines.

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Zagato i see you have taste in fine automobiles

this is the db7 Zagato
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Imagination has disappeared from Aston. All their cars look the same. The 60's were the pinnacle of design.
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This sure looks like fun.
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A lot of you have bad taste

. Different strokes for different folks, but I have to agree + 1000
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This sure looks like fun.
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