I know I have forgotten a few. This is most of the 42 cars I have had. I tried to show these in order. Most pics are not of my actual car, but are representative. A few are my actual car.
1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 (the Living Room on Wheels)
1987 Honda Civic DX
1982 Nissan Sentra Wagon (SO SLOW!) Hated this car
1988 Mercury Tracer Wagon (mine was the 5 door hatchback version). I blew up the transmission when I got stuck in snow.
1985 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Smoking Lounge- It had 5 or 6 cigarette lighters and crushed velvet interior)
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais International Series -- actually a fairly sporty car with the Quad 4 Engine
1981 Oldsmobile 98 Regency "The Spoonmobile" It had been my brothers car and was stolen. When we recovered it, I had to use a Spoon to Start it. Had 199,000 miles on it when I crashed into a fire hydrant when I left a party at college and should not have been driving.
1971 Mercedes 250 (my first MB. It was beautiful. Red with white Interior.
I was rear-ended in the MB and bought this next car. 1984 Oldsmobile 88
1982 Honda Accord -- Mr. Putt. The first car I ever bought to flip. Bought it for $188 and sold it for $600.
1985 Oldsmobile 98 Regency actually a fantastic car
Kept the Olds 98 above and bought a few others to either restore or flip
1982 Mercedes 300D had 325,000 miles on it when I bought it. Ended up driving it to over 475,000 miles before selling it to a friend. He got to 525,000 miles and his neighbor totalled it with a RV.
1986 Olds Cutlass Supreme WITH the T-tops and Rallye Wheels! I loved this car! Paid $1500 and sold it to a guy who paid $3500 in cash and drove it straight to LA.
1979 Jeep Grand Waggoneer. Had the big V8 and the great 4X4 with Granny Low. It was a beast.
1990 Oldsmobile 88 Regency Amazing car. Bought it when I worked at the dealership for $1500 sold it for $3400.
1990 Mazda 626 bought it wholesale when I worked at the Dealership.
Found, $200 in cash, six tubes of new tennis balls, a radar detector, and a dozen condoms in the trunk.
1988 Buick LeSabre bought it to sell.
1997 Honda Accord Coupe
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera bought it wholesale when I left the dealership to finish school and then law school.
Bought this next one at the Dealership for my wife
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue. Bought it when it was only a year old and before everyone learned they weren't very good cars.
1982 Mercedes 280E (Euro Model)
1990 Mercedes 300D 2.5 I LOVED THIS CAR sold it to a friend with 285,000 and he drove it to 400,000 miles. It got 35 MPG and was one of the cleanest cars I have ever had. When diesel got really high, I ran it on Soybean Oil during the summer. It cost less to buy 5 gallon containers of the Oil than diesel.
1990 Mercedes 300SEL (the LWB 126). I always wanted one of these. I should have waited until I could find a 560SEL. The 3.0 6 Cylinder was too underpowered. I bought this from a guy on ebay and flew to Tampa from Kansas and drove it back.
Traded off the 300SEL for:
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer -- this thing was a beast and my wife claimed it from me and I got her car
Her car that i got stuck with
1997 Ford Explorer XLT
Sold the Explorer and bought a
1990 Buick LeSabre (for $900) and sold it to my Neighbor for $1500 after fixing a few things and cleaning it up.
1990 Volvo 240 (The Brick)
1991 Oldsmobile 98 Regency
Sold the 98 above and got this 1993 Cadillac Sedan Deville. It was one of the most comfortable highway cruisers I have had. This is my actual car and my wife's Expedition is in the background.
I sold the Caddy and I thought I wanted a Crown Vic or Grand Marquis.
I bought this one on ebay and flew to Chicago and drove it back.
It had the exploding intake manifold that blew up on me a month later. Had it fixed and traded it to my friend who has a small lot.
Next was my First BMW: 1997 BMW 740iL
While I still had the 7 series, I also bought a
2000 BMW 528i
I really wanted to keep the 5 series, but I had to sell the 7 series. So, I parked both of them at a friend's lot hoping the older 7 series would sell. They BOTH sold the same day!
Without a car, I looked at what my friend had and bought a
1993 Cadillac STS
I decided to flip it almost immediately and bought a
1995 Mercedes E320 (the last and best year for the 124 Chassis)
I loved the E320, but it was just a little too small for me, so I sold it and bought
2000 BMW 740iL
I LOVED this car (in fact, I bought it back later), but my stepmother died and I inherited the following:
2003 Lexus ES300 (a perfectly nice reliable and totally boring car).
I was rear-ended and it totalled the car. I took the $ and the car (I bought it back from the Insurance Co) and bought
2004 Jaguar XJR.
holy shit! I had wanted one of these for a LONG TIME. The XJR is much different than the standard XJ. It had the 4.2 V8 SUPERCHARGED engine and the Racing suspension and ALL the options. This thing was sex and power on wheels. I LOVED IT. But, it is was CRAZY fast. I mean dangerously fast.
It also had the firmest seats which were great on twisty roads or when I really thrashed it around. But, on long road trips the seats were painful. Seriously, after an hour my legs and bag would ache.
I ended up selling the Jag and buying back my previous 2000 BMW 740iL. I sold it to a friend and got it back!
So, it is one of my current cars.
When I really got into thrifting and estate sales, I realized I needed a truck!
So, I bought this 1992 Ford F-150!
Then, last summer I found a 2001 BMW 740iL Sport (super rare) in amazing condition.
Bought it on ebay and Flew to Nashville and drove it back.
So, now I have three vehicles -- which is Too many!