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Old Feb 10th 2014, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek

So, What is going to (or does already) fill that other spot in your garage?
An early 80's Apline M3...always fancied one as a kid.
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Old Feb 10th 2014, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
As would I, but an Aston wouldn't ever be an option for me financially, while a used 90s ricer or classic American muscle cars would. Maybe.
You can find a early 80's, not a classic model, Aston for not much money...there was a shit one going for a smidge under $10K locally over the summer.
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You can find a early 80's, not a classic model, Aston for not much money...there was a shit one going for a smidge under $10K locally over the summer.
The operative words bolded

As mentioned above - I think Aston and I automatically think DB-S. I don't think that's playing within the rules
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first time I saw an Avanti. I loved it.
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It still has that effect on people. Do you know that when Studebaker ceased all car production, a former dealer bought all the rights and materials from Studebaker and kept building the Avanti as a specialty car, selling maybe a few hundred a year. Ultimately the guy died and someone else, an avid fan and owner of an Avanti, bought the company and continued building and selling them, went broke I think. Then another bought it, similar story. Studebaker went out of production in the mid 60's or so and the Avanti survived, one way or another, into the early 90's. That's love of a car.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
The operative words bolded

As mentioned above - I think Aston and I automatically think DB-S. I don't think that's playing within the rules


The Impreza is a good choice anyhow. More fun per $ I would bet.

That or a MK1 Escort Mexico.
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My favorite too. Dream killer I had a thought that I could rewire the whole XJS, after rebuilding the engine, transmission, alt and PS pump, front end, rear end, rear axle, suspension, brakes, body mounts, interior, dash, and new paint, with simultaneous divorce, alcoholism, job loss, drug addiction and suicide. See how simple lol

How about a Dodge M37 pickup? A real possibility is a 60s diesel Mercedes, I've debated buying a clean one for the SO for a few years, and as I read online once 'Who needs more than 55 horsepower?'

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at the XJs comments. Funny 'cos it's true.

Diesel Merc is an unusual but interesting pick.
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I saw the pic of the '72 Plymouth Satellite and it reminded me of the one I test-drove back in Blighty. I was lucky that it was wet when I tested it otherwise I'd have bought it. It was impossible to control!

That and the fact that it was so big I couldn't have kept it in my driveway. I didn't care about the MPG back then!

The guy I ended up getting a Granada from had just sole a '68 Camaro - manual. Man, was I disappointed.
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Originally Posted by Nutek


The Impreza is a good choice anyhow. More fun per $ I would bet.

That or a MK1 Escort Mexico.
I'll agree with you on the Impreza. I'm half tempted to start pricing one out for me next car

Ah, a MK1 Escort. Or even a MK2. Part of me would really like a MK4 Cortina as well, though most of those are giant piles of rust these days . Maybe a Capri 3.0i. Or a MK2 Granada Ghia X ...

It's 100% rose-tinted nostalgia for the cars of my childhood but I'd have just about any British Ford from the early 80s or late 70s ...
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I'll agree with you on the Impreza. I'm half tempted to start pricing one out for me next car

Ah, a MK1 Escort. Or even a MK2. Part of me would really like a MK4 Cortina as well, though most of those are giant piles of rust these days . Maybe a Capri 3.0i. Or a MK2 Granada Ghia X ...

It's 100% rose-tinted nostalgia for the cars of my childhood but I'd have just about any British Ford from the early 80s or late 70s ...
A Tickford Capri!

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Originally Posted by Pulaski
A Tickford Capri!
Nice.

On Capris - much as I love the blatant, raw laddishness of the Mk.3; the Mk.1 is a seriously lovely car, IMO.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Nice.

On Capris - much as I love the blatant, raw laddishness of the Mk.3; the Mk.1 is a seriously lovely car, IMO.
Yes, I had plans to get a MK1 3.0 V6, as my first car, but it didn't work out, and I didn't have the space or the budget for a second vehicle while still in the UK.
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Yes, I had plans to get a MK1 3.0 V6, as my first car, but it didn't work out, and I didn't have the space or the budget for a second vehicle while still in the UK.
That would have been a kick arse first car ...

My ambitions weren't quite so lofty. I had my eyes on a Mk5-ish Escort 1.6 that was in a used car lot down the road from me. Until I gave the insurance company a ring, that is.
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Originally Posted by Nutek
If it is basically sound and you are approaching it as a bit of a project / hobby anyway, it is hard to go too far wrong. You could have a lovely weekend ride there.

If it was your daily drive and you had to work on it under a tree I would be a bit more concerned.
Thinking of it more as a bit of fun on summer days.
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1972 (No other year will do) Plymouth Satellite. There is NOTHING about this car I don't love.
OMG OMG -- my mother-in-law used to own one of these. I would drive it from time to time. No way, no way I would own one.
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The Impreza is a good choice anyhow. More fun per $ I would bet.

That or a MK1 Escort Mexico.
The Merseyside Police Force were the only Peeps to have Mk 1 Mexicos, on their Traffic Unit.
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