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post #21076 of 26305
That's a cool helmet. I'm looking to finally get my motorcycle license this summer but one of my key concerns is how helmets will fuck up your hair.

/vanity
post #21077 of 26305
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

That's a cool helmet. I'm looking to finally get my motorcycle license this summer but one of my key concerns is how helmets will fuck up your hair.

/vanity

I'd be more concerned with how motorcycles will fuck up your ability to walk. Also, lots of small timers here:



amiright?
post #21078 of 26305
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Originally Posted by otc View Post


Pshh.

If I am going to have a dream car, I am also going to have a dream maintenance and stupid behavior budget...

Water cooled and engine in the front like a 944, but the Porsche pulling the boat is actually a 928S4.

 

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I still smile every time I walk up to my E46 in a parking lot from a distance. I love the way it looks, even 12 years after getting it.

The e46 IMHO is one of the best looking BMWs of the last 20 years.  

On a similar note, I've heard it said that if don't feel the urge to turn and admire your car as you walk away from it, you probably bought the wrong car.  

 

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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

The 250 California has been mentioned. 

Love the 250 Cal Spider.  I just saw two 250 SWB Californias that are being restored at a high end shop in Massachusetts.  One was that French barn find from a year or two ago that made the news.  

 

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The trunk got sort of crushed.

 

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post #21079 of 26305
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

At school my dream cars were the "Ferrari" Dino and Maserati Sebring, later on the Porsche 928.

Having owned a few classic cars including one of my dream cars I am now inoculated against them. The may have character but they are slower, have worse brakes, less comfort, poorer reliability than a modern car from the same company. To me classic cars now only have value as financial assets and I do not have enough loose change to tie it up in a pretty car I will not drive.

Yes, modern cars are more comfortable and will perform better than vintage dream cars.  In addition, perhaps we also become accustomed to having modern amenities that are not in older cars. Still there is definitely something to be said for owning or having owned one of your dream cars.  

post #21080 of 26305
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Water cooled and engine in the front like a 944, but the Porsche pulling the boat is actually a 928S4.

The e46 IMHO is one of the best looking BMWs of the last 20 years.  
On a similar note, I've heard it said that if don't feel the urge to turn and admire your car as you walk away from it, you probably bought the wrong car.  

Love the 250 Cal Spider.  I just saw two 250 SWB Californias that are being restored at a high end shop in Massachusetts.  One was that French barn find from a year or two ago that made the news.  

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Very good eye - the headlight design was my first give away.

Also, I completely agree that if you claim to be a car person and can't admire your car, then you did something wrong. My last four decent cars were picked up in pouring rain and as tacky as it sounds, I kissed the roundel/nacelle on all of them as a first order of business - which generally confuses the delivery people. I did the same with my $800 PoS Corolla when I was 16 because it was awesome to not ride the school bus or have my mom drop me off.

I still look back at my cars - they're nothing really special, but it does always remind that I've been pretty fortunate in life.

/sappy_romanticism

Also, barn finds usually have great stories behind them (usually WWII, but obviously the 250 was a post-war car), curious if you have more details. Edit: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/02/06/barn-find-ferrari-sells-for-16-million/
post #21081 of 26305
Now you fuckers have me thinking how obtainable getting into one of my dream daily drivers is. The only drawback would be some considerable wife aggro and not a little self loathing.
post #21082 of 26305
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Also, barn finds usually have great stories behind them (usually WWII, but obviously the 250 was a post-war car), curious if you have more details. Edit: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/02/06/barn-find-ferrari-sells-for-16-million/

Posted a link to the original article, when it first came out.

http://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/cars/exclusive-treasure-trove-60-barn-finds-includes-lost-ferrari-250-gt-swb-california
post #21083 of 26305
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Now you fuckers have me thinking how obtainable getting into one of my dream daily drivers is. The only drawback would be some considerable wife aggro and not a little self loathing.

Frankly, I would never associate with anyone that didn't have at least an AMG GL IRL. Cayenne Turbo S, Model X P90D, X5 M kinda work as well.

You've earned some good credit with me over the years, so I put up with your shanty wagon.
post #21084 of 26305
If you already drive a non AMG GL the step to an AMG is very doable. You know the numbers much better than I do, but it can't be too onerous.

The Cayenne TurboS may be a different story - you're looking at just under $200k MSRP and traditionally crappy lease terms for Porsches
post #21085 of 26305
Bentley Bentayga W12 or you are a small timer.

post #21086 of 26305
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Water cooled and engine in the front like a 944, but the Porsche pulling the boat is actually a 928S4.

Ah, so it is.

On the topic of daily driving people's dream cars, on the street by my previous apartment, there used to often be parked both a 944 and a 3000GT (also a 300zx or two, but they were kind of riced out and I'm not sure anyone really considered them dream cars).

I just fricking love to see that. Yeah, their body panels had seen better days...and yeah, street parking them in urban Chicago is not going to extend their life or increase their value...but fuck it. Those things were meant to be driven, and part of me likes seeing things get used up to their fullest.
post #21087 of 26305
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

If you already drive a non AMG GL the step to an AMG is very doable. You know the numbers much better than I do, but it can't be too onerous.

The Cayenne TurboS may be a different story - you're looking at just under $200k MSRP and traditionally crappy lease terms for Porsches

Damn, that much for the Porsche? I was figuring about 150k. Well, for 120k I guess I can handle 0-60 in only 4.8. The extra room is better too.
post #21088 of 26305
Get an X5M and remap it to 730hp, that should take you down to 4sec. wink.gif
post #21089 of 26305
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Get an X5M and remap it to 730hp, that should take you down to 4sec. wink.gif

The Porsche gets you under 4 from the factory.
post #21090 of 26305
Yeah, my rule of thumb for Porsche is base MSRP plus $30k in options. But even a stripped down TurboS will be at least $165-170k.

The Turbo is easily attainable at $120k, yes. And probably more than capable for your intended usage, if not a 'dream car' strictly speaking
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