Top Cars I Want to Own

Posted: February 1, 2006 in Automotive, General, Top List

So I’ve decided to create a few lists of “top” things that I want/enjoy/think about. For my first list I’ve decided to make a list of cars that I want to own.

Starting with cars that are actually within my means to own:

1967 Pontiac GTO
There are so many beautiful muscle cars from the 60’s and 70’s. I think the GTO may be the the meanest looking muscle from that era
2007 Lotus Exige
As an unabashed Lotus lover, the Exige may be the pinnacle of what I love about the company. This thing handles like the Elise, but looks a lot more exotic and beautiful.

1971 Datsun 240Z
Had one and loved it, I really want to get another one some day. I great combination of Japanese muscle and classic looks
1972 DeTomaso Pantera
Bad ass American exotic. 70’s exotic without looking outdated in 2005.
1978 Land Rover Forward Control 101
Making the Jeep Cherokee look streamlined, the FC101 is just beautiful in it’s raw rough edged look. This is a military vehicle that demands respect.
1970 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40
The classic two door 4×4. Again, beauty in the rough.

1985 Ferrari 308GTS
The car that epitomizes Ferrari more than the Testerosa (and this car is a whole lot sexier). Gotta get it in red.
1965 Porsche 356 Speedster
One of the few Porches that I actually would ever consider owning. The only convertible on my list. Shaped like a shoe, sounds like a bug, but a classic that is unique.
1991 GMC Syclone
Not all that exciting in 2005, now that we have the Lightning and the Ram RT/10, but the Syclone (and it’s sister the Typhoon) were sleeper sports trucks. AWD and turbo-charged these things move.
1988 Mazda 323 GTX
The shit-box sleeper. AWD and turbo-charged, this four-door 323 with a little tuning can out run muscle cars all day long. Great winter car, even better rally car.

And the cars that are probably never going to be within my means to own:

1975 Lancia Stratos
I may never be able to own a Stratos (there were a very limited ever made, and go for well over $100,000), but this car is unique and ridiculously fast. If I ever build a kit car, it will look a lot like this.
1965 Aston Martin DB5
A classic in it’s own right, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s James Bond’s choice of transportation. Upscale and beautiful. Has to be in silver.
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