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Old 01-09-2010, 02:14 PM   #1

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Well, since this forum is mostly full of guys and I didn't see a thread about cars, I figured I better start one. I bought and sold cars with dealers for a small part of my career and am still partial involved with the car business.

I look at cars often from a biggest bang for my buck situation and as such my current dream car is the 2008 Maserati Gran Turismo (see pic below). Maserati's depreciate very fast so I am planning on buying a 2008 in a couple years for around ~$50k. We'll see if it happens.

What is your attainable dream car if you end up making some good money with trading as we all hope to do or as some have already done?

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Great thread.

I am going old school.
Had two of these as a teen and early twenties.
They were not hemi, and that has been my dream to get. I had 1970 -340- engines, one in red and one in white.
looking to collect two or three and even a Plum Crazy colored convertible Challenger 1970

Space to keep a collection of cars is a problem.

1970 Hemi Cuda




Plum Crazy colored convertible Challenger 1970


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That Maserati is sweet...can I fit a baby seat in there?
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That Maserati is sweet...can I fit a baby seat in there?
This would be the weekend/"date with the wife" driver. I'll let me kids look at it from a safe 15' feet away. I've cleaned underneath my kids car seats before and really......I don't think so in the Maserati.
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Prices for the dream cars I previously posted and want to collect.

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As listed in the Barrett-Jackson 2009 Collector Car Auction pdf
Mopars at the January 2009 Barrett-Jackson Auction Scottsdale, Arizona

Originally these cars were selling for around $5,000.00 to $6,000.00 new in 1970
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Prices for the dream cars I previously posted and want to collect.

1970 Hemi Cuda




As listed in the Barrett-Jackson 2009 Collector Car Auction pdf
Mopars at the January 2009 Barrett-Jackson Auction Scottsdale, Arizona

Originally these cars were selling for around $5,000.00 to $6,000.00 new in 1970

WHAT !?!?!

I could buy a BRAND NEW Porsche Turbo for that price !
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WHAT !?!?!

I could buy a BRAND NEW Porsche Turbo for that price !
and I had two of these when I was young and they cost a few thousand. oh well LOL.
I think right now with the kids educations I can set this dream aside for a long time.
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Nice to see the Mopars in this subject. When I was a "kid", 30 years ago or so, I had a 1970 Superbee. No hemi, but I had the 383 moving pretty good. Fun stuff.
I don't know if I would spend money on any kind of special car now even if i did have it, but I wouldn't mind having one of these to tinker with again. It's the tinkering that's fun.
It would take a tremendous amount of money just to take this out on a Sunday afternoon, now days. With the 456 rear end gears I had in it, the gas mileage was not good.
Fun stuff...

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