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Old 01-15-2010, 04:26 PM
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Your Dream Car By Decade 1950 - 1989

I'm accepting nominations for your personal dream car from 1950-1989. I respectfully request that you format your answers by decade of model year, and domestic and foreign nameplate. My personal candidates are:


1950's: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette/1959 BMW 507

1960's: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado/1967 Mercedes 250 SL

1970's: 1973 Pontiac Trans-Am SD-455/1970 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3

1980's: 1989 Corvette Conv. (6-speed)1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:53 PM
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Got these a couple of weeks ago in an email which said these were being used on billboards around Detroit. I doubt it.

Not my all time fav's but I'd take a cherry 60's Sting Ray and a 70's Chevelle Super Sport.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:55 PM
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1950's: none/Porsche 550

1960's: none/300SEL 6.3

1970's: none/Porsche 930

1980's: none/W123 300D

Not the most expensive or rare, but the cars I would actually most want in my garage.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:11 PM
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Domestic / Foreign

1950's - none /300d (Adenauer) two door convertible
1960's - 1960 Cadillac coupe deVille convertible / 220SE Convertible
1970's - 1972 Cadillac Sedan deVille / 1971 300SEL 6.3
1980's - none / 500SEL (240D) (300SD) - not possible to restrict to a single Mercedes at this time.

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2002 Kia Rio. Worst crap on four wheels
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1984 123 200
1979 116 280S
1972 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
1971 108 280S
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:12 PM
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1950s: Buick Woody Wagon/ Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
1960s: '63 Corvette Stingray/Aston Martin Db5
1970s: Cadlillac Eldorado Convertible/Mercedes 450SEL 6.9
1980s: Jeep Grand Wagoneer/Ferrari F40
1985 500SL Euro w/ AMG bits 130k
1984 300SD Turbodiesel 192k
1980 240D Stick China 188k
2001 CLK55 AMG 101k
2007 S600 Biturbo 149k Overheated Project, IT'S ALIVE!!!
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:22 PM
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Wow, ok...
50's '57 Chevy or Eldorado / MB 300SL Gullwing or convertible
60's Any nice wagon/68 Impala, 1962 or 1968 Olds 88 / 280SE/SEL 300SEL
70's Hemicuda Convertible, 72 Chevelle or 73 Olds 88 Convertible /280SE/SEL/ 300SD, 500 SLC 300D/240D/300TD
80's first and foremost a 300SD, 300SDL or any 123 diesel, 450SEL, 500SLC/SEL/SE or even a 280E euro or (any nice) 300TD wagon ... American cars from that era?
Maybe a mint 84 Dodge Caravan woody or Caprice wagon
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1973 Olds 88, 1972 MB 280SE, 1978 Datsun 280Z, 1971 Ford T-Bird, 1972 Olds 88, 1983 Nissan Sentra, 1985 Sentra, 1973 230.6, 1990 Acura Integra, 1991 Volvo 940GLE wagon, 1983 300SD, 1984 300SD, 1995 Subaru Legacy L wagon, 2002 Mountaineer, 1991 300TE wagon, 2008 Murano, 2007 R320CDI 4Matic 52K, some Hyundai, 2008 BMW 535xi wagon, all gone... currently
2007 Honda Odyssey Touring, 2014 E350 4matic

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Old 01-15-2010, 05:22 PM
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fifties....mercedes gullwing, chrysler 300, 53 studebaker lowey coupe, 57 corvette.
sixties....Ferrari GTO, AC cobra 289
seventies....Porsche 911, 1970 boss 302 transam mustang, Camaro z28 trans am
eighties.....Mercedes 300 CD, errrrrrrr.....
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.

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Old 01-15-2010, 06:23 PM
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1950's: Pegaso Z 102 Carrozzeria Touring coupe/1958 Crown Imperial Southampton 2 dr hardtop

1960's: Aston-Martin DB4 Zagato/1963 Mercury Meteor lightweight

1970's: Lamborghini Espada/???

1980's Aston-Martin Lagonda/???
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:52 PM
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50s- Not sure, but most likely a 58 F250, with a Marmon-Harrington 4x4 conversion
60s- 66 T-bird or 67 Galaxie 500 Hardtop with a 427 cammer and four speed.
70s- 70 F100 shortbed with a 390 and 4speed od, 3.73 axle. Two tone green, with smooth chrome bumper front and rear.
80s- 300TD
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:17 PM
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Iconic cars for the decades:
1950s, either '59 Pink Caddy, or an Edsel
1960s, The obvious choice, Ford Mustang. How can you ignore the best-selling new car of all time, as well as a car that inspired a whole new market niche.
1970s, ah, the nadir of USA car production, perhaps the Datsun 240Z
1980s 300SD
1982 300SD " Wotan" ..On the road as of Jan 8, 2007 with Historic Tags
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:20 PM
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36 Cadillac V16 Convertible Fleetwood Body
51 Lincoln Lido Coupe (Mercury Body) 58 Mercedes 300 Gull Wing Coupe
68 Caprice Coupe 427450 hp V8 4speed 67 Mercedes 230 SL both tops
76 Cadillac 62 Convertible 71 Mercedes 280 SE 4.5
Are the 80's out already?
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1983 Mercedes W123 240D 4 Speed 285,000 on the road with a 617 turbo, beautiful butter yellow, license plate # 83 240D INDIANA

2003 Jaguar Type X, AWD. beautiful, good mileage,
Mom's car, but I won't let her drive it!
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:39 PM
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50's- 57 F250 4x4 (had one once) - 59 Austin Gipsy (had one of those too)
60's- 66 AC Cobra 427 or a 66 f250 crewcab 4x4 - Porsche speedster
70's- 79 f350 4x4 extra cab - one of those extra long 240D limos
80's- 88 f350 4x4 diesel crewcab (had several of those) - Unimog diesel crewcab

All of the above with manual transmissions- I hate automatics and they don't seem to like me much either!!
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:12 PM
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1950's- 300SL Gullwing

1960's- Ferrari 250GTO or Jag XKE series 1

1970's- screw the 70's nothing I want.

1980's- Ferrari F40, 288GTO, or any W126 that has AMG go over it.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:55 PM
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1950s: Lincoln Continental Mark II/Jaguar C-Type
1960s: 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible/Gordon Keeble
1970s: 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda/BMW csl
1980s: that wagon in the original "Vacation" movie/Lotus Esprit

or some such nonsense...
1984 300D, 228k, Light Ivory, Java MB-Tex
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:42 AM
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1950's: steel body vette ('54?) / citroen ds 19 (i think) pallas
1960's: corvair monza convertible / 300se coupe (with stick, of course)
1970's: 3 door suburban (just cause its quirky) / '73 450sl
1980's: american?????????? / euro 500sel
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