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Classic Car Collectors

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mm84321, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. mm84321

    mm84321 Distinguished Member

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    Anyone on here a classic car collector, or have an interest in classic cars?
     


  2. deaddog

    deaddog Senior Member

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    Define classic. I just sold my 1969 Firebird convertible and am in the market for a new 60's muscle car.
     


  3. mm84321

    mm84321 Distinguished Member

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    I'd define classic cars as 20-50 years or older. My dad had a 58' Thunderbird growing up. It was always a blast riding around town in it and seeing the expressions on everyone's face. The nostalgia of older cars is something that I really enjoy.
     


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    mmhollis Senior Member

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    My grandfather, uncle and I used to go to classic car shows when I was a kid. I got away from it for a little while but now I'm starting to get back into it. Hope to get to a few shows this summer. My grandfather had a '64 Buick that was beautiful. I didn't talk to my mom for a week or so after she encouraged him to sell it.
     


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    mm84321 Distinguished Member

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    I've always wanted to go to the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Greenwich one is nice as well, but Monterey is just such a gorgeous setting for a car show.
     


  6. KnowYourRights

    KnowYourRights Senior Member

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    Yup. I have a '65 Thunderbird and a '73 Mustang Mach 1 that was in Hot Rod Mag back in '89. [​IMG] [​IMG] Pops has '56 and '57 Thunderbirds and a '65 Mustang. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Took my classic car out for Irish food last night.

    I've been trying to get ahold of a classic jag forever now. Problem is I cannot seem to sell any of my current cars. Market is shit. Cannot buy without selling something first.
     


  8. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Stylish Dinosaur

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    Someday, when I have the space.... I plan on bringing a lot of my favorite cars over from Japan. Great prices on a lot of rarities that didn't even make it to America, because they can't get them registered eventually, without mega restoration and overhaul. I plan to use the 25 years and older clause for importing classics without much extra red tape. Used cars in Japan I've browsed recently: 280SE cabrio with like 60K km's on the clock, all original, $40K pristine euro-spec E24 M6, like $15K this Alfa GTV is great, it's like $12K http://ucar.autos.yahoo.co.jp/detail...0CU0005641811/
     


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    Took my classic car out for Irish food last night.

    I've been trying to get ahold of a classic jag forever now. Problem is I cannot seem to sell any of my current cars. Market is shit. Cannot buy without selling something first.


    Which Jag? I've been looking at Series II E-type coupes (not the 2+2, though), hoping to snag one sometime this year. The target is to have two classic Jags by the time I'm 50 (a few years from now) - an E-type coupe and an early XJ6. Ideally both would be from 1970 and nice drivers rather than concourse/trailer queens.
     


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    imployt_one: get an E24 M635csi (instead of the M6) if you can. I believe those are considered more desirable. ...I drive an E24 635csi. Will never really amount to much, so I'll probably turbo the M30. [​IMG]
     


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    texas_jack Stylish Dinosaur

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    I have a 67' plymouth satellite
     


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    Any one know where I can find a Lamborghini Miura,1972,P400 SV? There's one in Hong Kong for $900,000, but that's a bit out of my range. Also Series II Jags are the way to go. Try out Eagle E Types on the net to see some beauties. How about the big Healy's? MK 3000?
     


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    My Uncle has a garage filled with a collection of somewhere around 15. A few have never been in the rain. Some of my favorites are his 59' Cadillac and his Yenko/COPO Camaros.
     


  14. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Stylish Dinosaur

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    Any one know where I can find a Lamborghini Miura,1972,P400 SV? There's one in Hong Kong for $900,000, but that's a bit out of my range. Also Series II Jags are the way to go. Try out Eagle E Types on the net to see some beauties. How about the big Healy's? MK 3000?

    There's 3 Miura P400S' for sale on Yahoo! JP used cars right now, but you know SV's don't exactly come cheap. I think you could expect to spend $500K on a 'common' Miura, easily.

    (the silver Miura is sex)
    http://ucar.autos.yahoo.co.jp/search/LGS999/

    I really like the Islero, actually. Something about those front fenders. If you've ever seen the Beatles rooftop video for 'Don't Let Me Down' there's a red Islero parked on the street that you see a few times, and a series 1 E-type as well. [​IMG]
     


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    impolyt_one Stylish Dinosaur

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    I have a 67' plymouth satellite

    what kind of car is in your avatar? (always wondered) - it looks like a Bertone styled Jaguar XJ?
     


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