Cars We Drive! - Page 447
looks like there's a new RR out, definitely doesn't have the appeal of the BMW-developed one:
It's the front end. Sort of generic now.
Grand Nationals can be had for pretty reasonable prices these days. Sub 20k in pretty amazing condition considering the age. Plus you get a fair amount of creature comforts when compared with the muscle cars from 1965 - 1973 that would make a GN less of a pain to drive. GNX still super expensive. The Grand National is trashy, but awesome. However, you could also get a souped up Buick Regal from same era and trash it and not even worry about it. But still, Grand National prob a good car for a daily driver if you don't mind cloth seats and RWD works for your conditions. Should maintain some semblance of value with a strong following / group of collectors.
Hell yea, man
Trashy? Perhaps. Undeniably awesome? Definitely. They're really cool cars, especially when you put them in the context of their roots. This little turbo v6 rolling up to the drag strip and hanging with the 500+ cube big blocks. Total game changer, iconic piece of automotive history.
My immediate future automotive plans are to sell bronco, acquire typhoon. Buy a bike (not sure what yet, will make that decision when the time is right). Buy a Grand National. Will look good next to the z06, which isn't going anywhere any time soon! Can't wait
the 356 is always up top on my list for a dream garage and these two pulled up next to me at the thruway stop yesterday
a pair of 911s, 72 or thereabouts as well as a more current gen
landrover defender for the beach/camping
shelby cobra so theres at least one american in the collection
Q7 and/or rs6 avant family hauler(s)
S7 for the luxe ride, though that may change when I first see the GC in person
edit: Aventador if I have batcave money
would like a 2002 and stuff like that, but I wouldn't get a vintage car unless i lived in the countryside. would want a big garage and stuff to tinker with them. Would like a series 1 E-type too, but same thing. Just kinda prefer the idea of living in the city and having a bunch of mint condition cars in my private dream car garage
I've done vintage while living in Chicago many times. My old Rolls-Royce was always parked on the street in Wrigleyville and was fine (aside from getting egged by some kids one Halloween), as was my collection of 80s Porsches (911, 944, and 928S). It takes some finagling, but it's do-able. Now that I've got off-street parking it would be a piece of cake - ironically, I've run modern metal since I got my cars off the street.
My "dream garage" changes a lot, but I tend to orbit around the same concept: two cars, a sporty daily and a convertible of some sort. It started when I had my E46 3-series and Z4 roadster, and I was planning to go up to an E46 M3 and Z4 M Roadster until I was lured by the M Coupe. Now I vacillate between a 914 and 2002, E30 325iC and 944S2 (not a fan of the 944 cab), or E36 M3 and 986S.
The outlaw 356s are awesome
The outlaw 356s are awesome
wow, thanks for that, "brutally attractive" to borrow from a commenter
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