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Any Car Enthusiasts Here? What Toy(s) Do You Own?

By BayArea following x   2018 Aug 9, 8:46pm 218 views   18 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


I’ve always been a car enthusiast. I’ve owned classic Mustangs, 5-liter Mustangs, Corvettes, etc.

As life got more complicated, I sold my toys and don’t currently have any car to tinker on.

Does anyone here own a toy/hobby car?

I’d like to get back into it eventually and would choose from one of the following:

67-68 Mustang
67-69 Camaro
E46 M3 (01-06)
FD RX7 (93-95)
C6 Z06 Corvette
Datsun 240z

All very different cars above that I’d potentially purchase for very different reasons.

What do you own?
1   clambo   ignore (4)   2018 Aug 10, 6:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I own a maybe dull but great car. It doesn't fit in with anyone's idea of a "classic car" but boy is it fun as hell to drive. It's a Volvo S60 T5 2013.

The car is cool looking especially from the front. In sport mode the thing hauls ass with the turbo and it handles awesome on the freeway. I've never driven an better car for long trips.

For a fun car I would buy a BMW convertible with a 4 cylinder and a stick shift. I once drove a BMW 318i which was really fun to drive.

In the 70's I drove a couple of American cars from the 60's, a Barracuda and a Mustang. I didn't like the handling and freeway driving.

I once owned a 71 Chevy Nova which I regret selling. i would buy another Chevy Nova if I could with the straight 6 and if I could have disc brakes in front as a modification. That Nova was fun to drive around. I sold it to some hippie types in Santa Cruz for $500.
2   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 9:11am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

All the fun cars I had were in my teens and early 20s they were all late 60s 70s cars, bought them all for under 2k and now when I look for some of the same cars they are over 40k.
3   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (32)   2018 Aug 10, 10:25am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

My favorite car was the 1969 Dodge Monaco.

No fucking paint.

Vinyl peeling off the roof.

No brakes.

Barely functional muffler.

Thundering 383.

Insanely loud radio with a Ravi Shankar cassette tap stuck in it.

What transportation is all about.
4   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 10:38am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

2006 GTO M6, factory 18" wheels. Koni and Lovells suspension with Superpro and Whiteline bushings. Working on a brake upgrade. Also looking at a LS3 based bottom-end 416 build with Mamo 220 or Sportsman series heads, custom set of stepped long tubes and a custom exhaust incorporating Chevrolet SS sedan NPP (selective exhaust) mufflers to keep it quiet when it needs to be.
5   BayArea   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 6:11pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Ls3 based 416 will keep a smile on your face
6   Evan F.   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 6:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I DD a Subaru WRX. Great fun. I love all cars, American muscle, Japanese, European, etc... but I've driven the snot out of this little sled and it's been the most damned reliable thing I've ever owned.
7   cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 6:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

F10 M5 (2013)

meep meep.
8   Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 10, 7:58pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        


Wife said I could have a project. Gen B Miata. Totally impractical but really fun to drive. The inline 4 is bulletproof and there is room for a turbo or supercharger under the hood, but I'm too old for that kind of trouble.
So far I've overhauled the suspension and brakes, tires, a new convertible top, and a rollbar. I do all the work myself.
9   BayArea   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 8:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Glad to hear there are some enthusiasts here.

That Miata and an ls1 are likes peas and carrots 😉
10   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 10, 8:18pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

98 firebird, not a daily driver though. It’s a fun car. Fast as hell, but corners like a boat though.
11   HEYYOU   ignore (16)   2018 Aug 10, 8:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

This old codger still favors 2 wheels.
12   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 10, 8:20pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Japanese or Harley?

HEYYOU says
This old codger still favors 2 wheels.
13   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 10, 8:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
What transportation is all about.

Naugahyde park bench seats with a big depression and a hole in the driver seat side from millions of bean farts would round out the beauty. Perhaps a hole in the floor to watch the road go by.
Americans have lost their sense of car romance.
14   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 8:28pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

FortWayne says
98 firebird, not a daily driver though. It’s a fun car. Fast as hell, but corners like a boat though.


Those are fun I had a gold 79 TransAm 6.6L with big bird on hood and gold wheels.
15   BayArea   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 9:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

FortWayne says
98 firebird, not a daily driver though. It’s a fun car. Fast as hell, but corners like a boat

Cool, got any pics?

The LS1 was an absolute game changer. No engine has been part of more motor swaps than the LS1, and for good reason.
16   BayArea   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 9:01pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I think a 67-68 camaro with updated brakes and suspension along with a well built 416 LS3 and T56 would be my dream car.
17   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (32)   2018 Aug 10, 10:11pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Ceffer says
Perhaps a hole in the floor to watch the road go by.


Clear out the empty bottles and bladder without having to pull over, an essential amenity.
18   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Aug 11, 12:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
Clear out the empty bottles and bladder without having to pull over, an essential amenity.

You can sometimes drop beer bottles and doobies before they are finished, what a waste. However, no fast food clutter. It's like having a garbage disposal in your car.




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