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What are your favorite motor vehicles of all time

By anykey??? ·
We were having a discussion yesterday here at work, The question was of all the motor vehicles ever made(car,truck,motorcycle)what are your favorites,and if you could have just 1 what would it be.
My choices

1.1959 cadillac eldorado convt. cars just don't get any bigger or cooler than this.

2.1969/1970 plymouth superbird/dodge daytona, these are pure racecars sold to the public so that they could compete in american motorsports

3.mercedes unimog, I worked for a farmer that owned 1,and this truck can do ANYTHING you could think of and not even break a sweat.

4.peterbilt model 379, this truck is the definition of the american trucking industry.

5.73-87 GM 3/4 or 1ton trucks,There are not any non military trucks available to the public that were built any stronger or durable. Give me a 1ton big block 4speed 4x4 and a big mud hole and I show you my idea of fun.

Last but not least the one vehicle I lust after more than any other.
1969 ZL1 Camaro,
all aluminium 427 bigblock ,500hp,4speed,and they only produced 69 of them.
There is a business owner in the town I live in that owns one, and I would give up everything I own to have that car.

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'E' Type Jaguar

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to What are your favorite mo ...

Bottle Green, spoked wheels. Looks like it's doing a 100 when it's parked. Total b'stard to maintain though.

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Ah, but which marque and what engine

by neilb@uk In reply to 'E' Type Jaguar

An oil-trader friend of bought a new Mk III with a V12 back in the '70s but he reckoned the Mk I was as quick with the V8.

I can't disagree with the choice of either.


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I like them both

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Ah, but which marque and ...

Not too bothered about the extra speed, the 12 pot gives the old ego a bit of a boost though.

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a little something...

by anykey??? In reply to I like them both

my mom has always proclaimed, is that men that drive cars such as the E-type or a car like the corvette with the long frontend are compensating for their "short" comings.

With that in mind the first thing I to to my vehicles is remove the entire frontend, because I have no need to compensate.

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Well, that may be so

by neilb@uk In reply to a little something...

and who am I to disagree with your mother's sayings.

But an e-Type Jaguar is beautiful and so are some other cars. I've never owned one and yet I still like looking at them although, alas, there a few on the roads these days.

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You may have something

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to a little something...

there or not. It's finding out where the fun is.

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you are correct...

by anykey??? In reply to You may have something

that is why I was 17 and owned a chevy suburban, known to all as the shaggin waggin.

As for dear old moms thought, it was more of a jab at the old mans lust for a classic split window vette, but quite funny just the same.

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Anykey could it be that your Mum

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to you are correct...

Wasn't happy with the cost of her husbands toys?

You should know the saying about men and boys the only difference between them is the cost of their toys. :)

Col ]:)

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HAL 9000: My dad never did get...

by anykey??? In reply to you are correct...

the vette he craved.
He spends all his money on tools for work,where he builds custom machinery, and is classified as a master mechanic.He has been certified a journeyman as a tool and die maker,
mold maker(for the glass industry),hydraulics, machinist,millwright,electrician,and machine repairman.
He keeps a spread sheet of all his tool purchases and last time I saw a copy the total was around $60,000, and that was 5-6 years ago.He keeps the spread sheet so that he can keep the insurance policy on the tools current.

His spending habits for work have thus far kept him from buying that vette, but he still acts like a giddy little schoolgirl when he get near one, and is always on the lookout for one to restore.

Sorry I've not been aruond to much today, we had a transformer explode and has really kept me running. I'm sure some of you know how it is when the power goes out, all the semi-automatic button pushers think the world has come to an end.

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Other than my accountant no one knows just how much money

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to you are correct...

I spend on tools! Personally I'm too scared to even begin working it out and the wife just might see it along with the amount that I spend on computers and would promptly kill me and sell them off so she could have a massive amount of money. Those cheap shoddy Snap On tools are really quite expensive.

But I describe than as "They feel like you where born with one in your hands!" They are that nice to work with and I've yet to break one although I've worn several of them out.

Col ]:)

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