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"Livin in Hilltop Houses, Driving 15 Cars"

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Or so goes a lyric currently getting airtime. Which makes me think, what fifteen cars would I like in the stable, and could I get to fifteen cars that I really like enough individually, not merely, hey, toss in a Veyron just because? It actually seems a better question than "what is your favorite car?" which is almost as bad as "what is your favorite suit?" because we have interests from different facets of our personality. Interesting what you find out -- surprised my father wanted an Enzo in there. What's your (up to) fifteen cars? Don't need to be in precise order, though mine are close. Here's mine. Piccys great, as ever: 1. Lister Le Mans full house, non-fastback coupe. A semicustom job based on the Jaguar XJS, with twin superchargers on a V-12 and up to 700 ponies. Elegantly restrained violence, which is a theme for my top three. 2. Aston-Martin DB9. 400+ hp V-12. 3. Mercedes SL65 AMG. Massively torquey, high hp sleeper. I saw one twice, very sweet, and I suspect it lives two blocks from me. Also it has a V12 (can you tell I have a problem with V-12's?) 4. Lotus Exige. Violence not so elegantly restrained. For fun and killer looks -- it grins at you constantly the way you do getting out of it. Image happens to be of the Espionage edition, which comes with a matching Gieves and Hawkes suit. 5. 1963 Corvette Coupe. The first of the radical 'Rays. Old-school badassery all the way. It was my first ever 'favorite car.' First time I saw one I screamed. 6. Jaguar XJ-S. I just think it's beautiful, and I love the flying buttresses on the rear deck lid. I still remember the first one of these I saw, and fortunately I drive one. It must have saved my sanity. I want another one. 7. 1967 427cid Corvette Convertible. The apotheosis of everything about the Stingrays, missing only the split rear window. 8. TVR Sagaris. British. Kinda daft. Very violent. Very cool. Very fast. 9. Jaguar XKE Series III. The Zeke (as I call it) has always been a fave of mine -- refined, elegant style. And a V12. 10. Morgan Aero 8. Retro done right -- a PT Cruiser it ain't. Looks like loads of fun, would go well with other hobbies of mine. 11. Marcos TSO GT2. Again British. Daft. Fast. Violent. Shark-like. 12. 1970's Opel GT. The minime of sportscars. I saw one and thought it was the cutest car ever. A baby Sting Ray, with a bit of a daft wart on the hood, though. 13. Plymouth Superbird Always stare when I see one. Watched one burn a major patch of rubber on the street one day. Wasn't actually that cool in poular conception in 1970, but now! 14. 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk. The best of the rocket age. Sleek and not over the top. 15. Jaguar XK120. Takes your breath away. [IMG]http:/[/IMG] And I've missed a BMW, more Jags, and a few other things. Don't know what that says, but there it is. For whatever reason, my mind won't let me compute things like a Bugatti T57 Atlantic, so these are merely what fits my picture of reality. You may be different, so... Regards, Huntsman
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#1 2008 Nissan Skyline GT-R

#2 Ferrari 250GTO Berlinetta

#3 BMW 507

#4 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

#5 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS

#6 Mini Cooper S

#7 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

#8 2005 BMW M5

#9 1967 Chevy Malibu convertible

#10 Toyota 2000GT

#11 1971 Skyline GT-R

#12 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster

#13 1964 Lincoln Continental

# 14 & 15 A pair of Dodge Challengers
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1. Pegaso Z-102 2. Bristol 400 3. Talbot-Lago T-150 CSS 4. Lancia Flaminia Coupe 5. Lancia Flaminia Zagato 6. Lancia Florida 7. Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet 8. Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet 9. Alfa Romeo Tipo 8C 2900B Touring 10. Delahaye Type 135M by Figoni & Falaschi 11. Delahaye Type 135MS Coupe 12. Maserati 3500GT Coupe by Frura 13. Facel Vega Excellence 14. Porsche 356A 15. Glas/BMW 1600GT
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LK, I knew you would post about 3/4 of those. Your penchant for swoopy, florid cars never ceases to entertain me. Likewise I'm sure with my preferences for detroit steel and Japanese racecars. I do like the Pegaso, the Lancia Flaminia Zagato, and Lancia Florida though. Especially the Florida. Did that ever come in a convertible? I could never see myself actually driving that Talbot-Lago anywhere. I'd feel preposterous.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Excellent, guys.

TS, +1 on the 507 (!!!), and the 2000GT

LK, the Delahayes! Breathless. And the Pegaso, I have never seen before.
post #6 of 16
This was a close tie with the mini - but the modern conveniences of seat belts and a functional windshield won out. I like the Austin-Healy aesthetically though.
post #7 of 16
The Lancia Florida was some sort of a prototype, I believe, and they did make a two-door version actually. It was the base for the later Flaminia, of which the Coupe version Pinin Farina said he wanted to drive to heaven.

Pegaso was a Spanish auto manufacturer built on the remains of the old Hispano-Suiza factory.

Some of those post-war Delahayes are unbelievably flamboyant:
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i'm not a computer guy, but maybe it is threads like these that cause the server to go down?
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta View Post
i'm not a computer guy, but maybe it is threads like these that cause the server to go down?

Doubtful. At least according to J when I asked about it once. Evidently none of these photos ever touch our server.
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Doubtful. At least according to J when I asked about it once. Evidently none of these photos ever touch our server.
okay. in that case, i'll post away.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yeah, that's my understanding as well, or I wouldn't post anything this gratuitously wasteful of SF bandwidth. As the images reside on other people's servers other places, all that bounces of SF is the line of code for the link -- the avatars probably have a bigger impact. SOmeone correct me if I'm wrong. Regards, Huntsman
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#1: 1985 Ferrari Testarossa (the love of my life) #2: E34 M5 (yea, I like it the best, but in reality I'd take any M5) #3: Jaguar XJ220 #4: 1964 Mini Cooper S, British racing green, with the Union Jack painted on the roof. I'll have it no other way. #5: 1983 Pontiac Firebird #6: Lotus Esprit #7: 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo (I love that spoiler) #8: 1991 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione #9: 1999 Mercedes Benz SL500 (This is probably the only benz I would drive) #10: BMW M3 CLS (This is one bad-ass mother-f@#$er) #11: BMW E38 750iL (Bond style) #12: Jaguar E-Type #13: 1989 Lamborghini Countach (My fav lambo) and when things get a little rough, some REAL off roaders: #14: Land Rover Defender 90 #15: Hummer H1 (the only Hummer that should exist, i love this picture btw)
post #13 of 16
Oooh man I can have fun with this one.

First of all, let me mention that I would like the house to be a gigantic villa on the ocean near Miami. Now since that is cleared up-

1. Aston Martin DB9. The most beautiful car on the road IMO. I would like mine to be a convertible, in black with black leather.

2. Mercedes SL600. I know this pic is an SL550 but it doesn't matter too much. I want mine to be a convertible, tan with tan leather.

3. Mercedes S600. That is one nice sedan Black on black leather, again.

4. Range Rover. So I can go out driving in a hurricane or something. Actually I would have no use for this truck but it is still cool.

5. Bentley Arnage. Black on black.

6. Maybach 62, black/pearl on black.

7. Bentley Azure, light blue on tan.

8. A Jaguar XKE. The quintessential British gentleman's roadster. British racing green, with tan leather.

9. Lamborghini Murcielago roadster, lime green on white. For the beach and cruising through Miami with salsa music blasting on the radio. Oh man, feel the power.

10. An older Jaguar XJS convertible, that I would ship to England and keep there. to cruise around the countryside in. Mine would be tan on tan. Huntsman, I remain envious

11. A Jaguar limo. For those nights out on the town. Mine would be black.

12. A Ferrari 360 spyder, just because I love the look of it. Mine would be these exact colors.

13. Ferrari Testarossa, white on black. For those Miami Vice moments in life.

14. Lamborghini Countach, just because. Same color combo as the Testarossa.

15. And finally a classic for me, the Aston Martin DB5. The classic Bond car. This has gotta be a chick magnet if I've ever seen one.

Bring me my Brioni suits!

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'm liking the love for the Testarossa and the Countach. Interesting that the XKE is in the lead, here. Not that I was counting, but I noticed. ~ Huntsman
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Corvette Stingray Convertible (Beautiful, fast, fun, classic)

Shelby Cobra (The original icon)

Shelby Daytona Coupe (Good looking, and fast too. Designed to whoop on Euro cars at Lemans )

Deusenberg J Boattail Speedster (For channeling Gatsby)

Hemi Challenger Convertible (The epitome of American Muscle)


Jaguar XJ 13 (Why did they build only one?)

Jaguar XKSS (For channeling Steve McQueen)


Porsche Carrera GT (My favorite of the modern hypercars, and one of the few with a proper 6 speed transmission.)

Mercedes Benz Count Trossi (Another reason to envy Ralph Lauren)


Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale (Simply beautiful)

Ferrari 275 NART Spyder (Blue skies and twisty roads were made for this car.)

Ferrari 250 GTO (Beautiful, with an engine to die for. Race it at Lemans, then drive it home.)

Ferrari 250 GT California SWB (Ferris Bueller was right on the mark)

Maserati 450 SB (Like a Testa Rossa, only more so. 500hp rocket)


Delage D8-120 S Pourtout Aero Coupe (For the mistress)
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