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Old 10-30-2003, 08:36 AM
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your personal car museum...what would you put in it?

Thinking about all the cars I owned got me thinking about the cars I wish I'd owned. So if you had to pick 10 cars for you own driveable museum what would they be?
I'll cheat and go first, (I'll Include links to some cool pics)

1931 Bugatti Royale
http://www.ktsmotorsportsgarage.com/quiz/quiz13.html

1934 Chrysler Airflow
http://www.autohistories.com/chrysler-airflow/

1936 Mercedes 500K
http://www.automuseum.org/1936mercedes.html

1936 Cord 810 westchester
http://www.automaven.com/Gallery/Cord_Gallery/cord_gallery_0.html

1955 Mercedes 300SL
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/~rschild/mbgc.html

1956 Porsche 550 spyder
http://www.spyderclub.com/photographs.htm

1965 shelby 289 cobra
http://www.carmemories.com/cgi-bin/viewzoom.cgi?image=88

1965 corvette stingray

1967 plymouth GTX with the 426 hemi
http://students.uwsp.edu/jderr664/gtx/67GTX426auto.jpg

1986 Porsche 959
http://erntheburn.tripod.com/autos/959/
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Old 10-31-2003, 06:41 PM
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Ditto Paul and Alex's list, except substitute any year Jag XKE for the XJ6.
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Old 10-31-2003, 08:19 PM
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For the cars I owned......well my parents lets say cause im only 20.

1980 Ford Mustang
1980's Volvo 240 GL
1982 Toyota Supra
1985 Volvo 740GLE
1983 Mercedes 380SEL
1985 Mercedes 380SE
2002 Mercedes C240
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Old 10-31-2003, 08:30 PM
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Porsche spyder, 356 split window, 356 Roadster, '73 RS, 908, 917, 956, 916, 962, 934, 935, DP, Moby Dick, '89 roadster, 959.

Mercedes SSK, Gullwing, W100 stretch ragtop.

Lamborghini Countach, the carbureted version.

Ford GT40
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Old 11-01-2003, 09:34 AM
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Nice lists of great cars, but the MOST significant car in the history of the automobile is missing.
How can anyone make a list of significant cars--for a museum-- and omit the Ford Model T. It put the world on wheels. The ever decreasing cost made it possible for the average man to buy a car. By lowering the price, Ford made it possible for the men who made them to be able to afford one; in a sense returning the money he paid in wages to the company. It was simple and durable in an age when most cars were not.
Another large omission is the early Ford V8 which brought a high level of performance to the masses.
1960 Ford Falcon--the most sucessful of Detroits import-fighters and the fastest selling new car line until it was superceded by....
1964 1/2 Mustang--started a whole bunch of imitators which were named after it--pony cars.
1986 Ford Taurus, another innovative vehicle responsible for the whole breed of "bean" cars.
There are a whole bunch of Mercedes models deserving of inclusion including the fabulous gull wings, but these were rather limited production automobiles produced for the very few. They may have sent spirits soaring, but in terms of impact on the mass of production automobiles, their impact was somewhat limited. The above-mentions Fords, by way of contrast, significantly impacted at least US car production far above their contemporaries.
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Old 11-01-2003, 11:25 PM
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1990 Lexus LS400
1994 E500
1983 Toyota Cressida
1986 560SEL
1992 Toyota Supra twin-turbo
1985 300TD
1964 Chevy Impala SS
1960's era Cadillac Fleetwood
1995 Chevy Impala SS
2003 Mercury Maruader
and a Rolls-Royce or Bentley.
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Ditto - Ford Model T and early Ford V8.
And Chrysler Airflow -

I'd add -

1931 DKW F1 - First mass-market front wheel drive car.

1946 VW Beetle Germany's postwar answer to the Model T.

1955 Citroen DS - probably the most high-tech car of the pre-computer chip era.

1959 Mercedes 220SE - first successful mass produced fuel injection car.

1961 Jaguar XKE - British Style and performance.

1964 NSU Wankel Spyder - First rotary engine car. (Too bad the rotary wasn't reliable!)

1966 NSU RO 80 - Front drive, inboard disc brakes, rotary engine, 'way ahead of it's time' styling. Probably Germany's most high-tech car of the '60s

I could think of more but then I'd be over the 10 car limit.

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Old 11-02-2003, 10:00 AM
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1936 Mercedes 260D (First production MB diesel)

1952 Mercedes 170Ds (I want one bad)

1959 Mercedes 190Db

any model year W123 Diesel as an example of MB in it's prime

any model year Yugo (no I'm not joking)

1963 Corvette Stingray split window 4 speed manual

Stanley Steamer (I don't recall what years they were produced)

Jaguar XJS V12 (I drool every time I see one)

1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GL Turbodiesel 5 speed (hard to find)

1965 Pontiac Bonneville (my first car)
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Old 11-02-2003, 07:36 PM
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My wish list has already been laid out in a museum - the MB Museum.

http://www.mercedes-benz.com/com/e/home/heritage/museum/index.html
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Old 11-02-2003, 09:49 PM
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Just about anything I'd ever want in a vehicle museum is located here at the Deutshes Museum in Munich:

http://www.deutsches-museum.de/ausstell/dauer/kfz/e_kfz.htm

This website doesn't do it justice, so you'll just need to travel there and experience these vehicles for yourselves. I highly recommend the entire museum -- spend at least a week.

I'll second the vote for the NSU Ro/80 -- a true classic!

Any diesel MB Ponton will do.

Type III Karmann Ghia.

VW Notchback convertible

VW Schwimmwagen 4x4

Stanley Steamer.
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Old 11-02-2003, 09:51 PM
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axlechassis, the GTX never came with a HEMI, as HEMI is a Mopar product and GTX is Pontiac. You probably mean the 427.

*Cracks Knuckles* Ok, lets see here. Non-mercedes cars for the most part because I dont know many that well.

For starters, the ones made after 1950 (that I can recall):

--1955 Yellow cab (the checker ones)

--1955 Mercedes 300SL

--1957 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop

--1958 Plymouth Fury, Cherry Red

--1964 Chevy Corvette Stingray, split window, 427, Mako Shark paint

--196? Shelby Cobra Coupe

--1967 Chevy Camaro, 427

--1967 Shelby GT40 *drool*

--1968 Pontiac Grand Tourisimo Omogatmo (Complete with "THE JUDGE" package)

--1968 Shelby GT500

--1969 Dodge Charger, 440 6-pack, Shaker hood scoop.

--1969 Dodge Daytona Charger, 426 HEMI, (W/ a 6-speed and low-clearance supercharger aftermods )

--1972 Volkswagen Superbeetle.

--1973 Volkswagen Superbeetle.

--1973 Superbeetle converted to Baja Beetle.

--1974 Volkswagen Bus.

--1974 Dodge Coronet, with the environmentally unfriendly "Super Magnum Commando 440"

--1977 Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition

--1977 Old beater Chevy 4x4 for tooling around, hunting, etc. Just because.

--1983 Buick Electra Limited. (Just for old time's sake.)

--1983 Jeep CJ-5

--1989 Black Firebird with a backandforth red strobe in the grill. Named KITT of course.

--1989 Chevy Feretta
http://www.berettastuff.com/reference/prototypes.shtml#

--1991 Mercedes 560 SEL, loaded.

--1991 Mercedes 560 SEC AMG, loaded.

--1992 Dodge Viper

--1994 Dodge Dakota (w/ several under-hood mods ) I like the look of them.

--1998 Mercedes S600 (Last year for w140?)

--1998 Dodge Dakota 5.9 R/T

--2003 TNT King Snake Viper

--2003 Dodge 3500 4x4 pickup. You never know when you might need to tow 20,000lbs.

--2004 Dodge Magnum SRT-8

--2004 Hummer H-1

Dodge Tyranousaurus Rex.
Rolls Royce Silver Ghost & Silver Seraph.

Add to this all of Jay Leno's collection, and more stuff as I come up with it.

Edit: Add to that list a Datsun 240z, a Nissan 300ZX, and a Unimog.

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Old 11-03-2003, 10:25 AM
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--1964 Chevy Corvette Stingray, split window, 427, Mako Shark paint

You'll have to back that split window vette back by one year. They were only sold in 1963. IMO, they are the best looking 'vettes out there, and the split window makes that one year unique in of itself.
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Old 11-03-2003, 10:32 AM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by moparmike
[B]axlechassis, the GTX never came with a HEMI, as HEMI is a Mopar product and GTX is Pontiac. You probably mean the 427.

Oops! Mopar never made a 427 either. Try a wedge 440. And yes, the GTX was a mopar. Pontiac had the GTO.
So, Plymouth GTX with a 440.
http://www.musclecarclub.com/musclecars/plymouth-gtx/plymouth-gtx.shtml
And the 426 Hemi was an option, too.
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Old 11-03-2003, 12:09 PM
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Notable oversights for the above lists

-1932 Deusenburg SJ
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Old 11-03-2003, 12:41 PM
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I'm disgusted that no one has yet mentioned the AMC Gremlin.
We discussed it, and decided there were already too many museums with Gremlins in their collection.
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