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    It's a slow Friday afternoon, mind was wandering...

    What 3 cars would make up a dream garage if I had to choose vehicles that were in production in the year I was born?

    In my case that's 1970, and I think I'd go with a Mini Cooper S for round town, a Series IIa 88" Land Rover for around the country, and an Alfa Romeo Montreal just for the hell of it.

    Any takers - what year and which 3 cars (or bikes) take you fancy?


    The Mini would have to be in a classic colour with a white roof.


    The Landy would be in Masai Red with a khaki full tilt (don't like the oversize wheels and rock sliders on this pic, but it gets the idea across.


    And I'd take the Alfa however it came.
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    Interesting. 1955 for me, and I'd really rather have something more modern for daily driving, but WTH . .



    Wretched excess, but hey, it's a dream, right?



    And this one for a daily driver:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    Interesting. 1955 for me, and I'd really rather have something more modern for daily driving, but WTH . .
    I only did 4000 Km (2500 miles) by car last year, and I reckon I could just about keep that three going to get that far. With the Mini and the Alfa it would probably be the electrics giving me headaches, keeping the fluids in the engine and gearboxes would be the main issue with the Landy.

    Of course you've gone and skirted such considerations with your Teutonic third choice.
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    Actually, if I really had to drive one of them every day, summer and winter, and actually keep it running and pay for parts, I'd probably want one of these. 61-year old cars are far better as toys. There's nothing from 1955 I'd really want to drive in the winter, even with modern tires.
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    I used to have that car ! 4 door '55. 265 smallblock and three on the tree. I drove it 1000 miles at 90 with a PE 175 Suzuki in the back seat.

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    From 1952, a Citroen.



    And a sports car that's not too hard to maintain:




    And I'd be pretty much lost without a truck.


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    1951 XK120


    For fancy occassions


    Need a pickup for carrying stuff.


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    Hey, I could get one of these from 1955! Not much more practical than the Jag, but it sure would be fun!

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    This is easy:







    I would honestly be tickled to own all three of these.

    I should own all three.

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    So Keith is the only one to not pick a truck so far. It's alright though, the backwards bean has picked 2 to make up for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    This is easy:



    I would honestly be tickled to own all three of these.

    I should own all three.
    Even my 16-yo son would approve of this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnalogKid View Post
    Even my 16-yo son would approve of this one.
    The Datsun Zs have staying power!

    I daydreamed about buying one a decade ago. Should have done it, stuffed it in the back of my shop, would have quadrupled my investment.

    Naw, I've been using the shop space. Still, maybe it's not too late for me...

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    Not many cars in production in 1943.





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    It's a 67 but it came out in 66.



    I'd be a fool not to have one of these. . .



    They didn't make a Pinzgauer in `66 so this will have to do.

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    1963






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    Mercedes-Benz 770 (W150)



    1943 was a lean year, unless you want one of these...

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    But all is not lost, Hispano Suiza built this rather large automobile until 1943....

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    1950



    A little Morris ute



    and a 203 Peugeot as a daily driver.

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    55
    Gots to have a bike Vincent in shadow spec. Swithered about a manx


    Smooth car CitroŽn DS


    And a long nose D type. - in the right colours.
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    1970





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    Not much in the way of cars in the UK or Europe in general in 1940!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    1970




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    Midnight blue '65 Shelby Cobra 427 SC. No stripes
    Deep scarlet or dark blood red '67 E type convertible.
    Black '70 four speed 426 hemi Roadrunner Superbird.

    A 4x8 sheet of ply fits in the trunk of the 'bird right?

    Expanding on the idea of a garage, I might include a WWII Spitfire fighter plane and a replica of Baby Bootlegger. I'm assuming we can't put large sailing yachts in a garage due to mast height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post






    And I'd be pretty much lost without a truck.

    Absolutely about the pickup. Almost any of them would do nicely

    57 Chevy would be a good place to start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
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    Black '70 four speed 426 hemi Roadrunner Superbird.

    A 4x8 sheet of ply fits in the trunk of the 'bird right?
    They have a roof rack, no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    55
    Gots to have a bike Vincent in shadow spec. Swithered about a manx


    Smooth car CitroŽn DS


    And a long nose D type. - in the right colours.
    Couldn't agree more with the cars-few years can match those.Never been interested in bikes,maybe my loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Midnight blue '65 Shelby Cobra 427 SC. No stripes
    Deep scarlet or dark blood red '67 E type convertible.
    Black '70 four speed 426 hemi Roadrunner Superbird.

    A 4x8 sheet of ply fits in the trunk of the 'bird right?

    Expanding on the idea of a garage, I might include a WWII Spitfire fighter plane and a replica of Baby Bootlegger. I'm assuming we can't put large sailing yachts in a garage due to mast height.




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    Good choices PISN.

    I misread the rules and forgot to add a bike so I'll add a Dominator .
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnalogKid View Post


    1943 Toyota AC



    Morris 8 sedan 1938 (I had a soft top at one stage)

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    Well the Jag would have to be a 120, 'cause the 140 came out later than '53



    A toss up between a LR



    or a Jeep



    Probably the LR.

    Then - a bike or a daily driver?

    Maybe a Super Snipe?



    Maybe a Caddy?



    Or a pickup?



    5 window of course.

    I'll skip the bike for now 'cause I need a bigger garage.

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    No photos but mine would be a mid 50s Ford pickup that I could replicate a Penn Yan boats factory truck, a '49 Mercury, and a Porsche 912. Some very nice choices people are making I like the early Jeep Wagoner and the early Bronco.

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    I thought I wouldnt have a bike but then I remembered the Egli Vincent







    Cars? i dunno. really. My fave C2 Corvette is too early, there are still Shelby GT500s, nice jags. The original Holden Monaro looks more and more understated the older I get. Astons? AV Frua? Really sweet Alfas?

    Might go camping while i think about it

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