What's your dream car? (1 Viewer)

Kneeza

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I like classics from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, I could fill a warehouse so too many to mention. If I win the lottery the only new(ish) car I’ve promised myself is an Ariel Atom 3.5. Drove them a couple of times on driving experience days, the best fun you can have on 4 wheels without buying a van with a bed in the back.

I ride motorbikes so there’s them too. Have a soft spot for 4 cylinder air cooled Japanese bikes. A Honda CB400/4 and a early air cooled GPZ 750 please.
I just wish I still had my CB750/4. I'd have another but the prices for decent ones are daft.
 

NorthernWisdom

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You can take the boy out of Dunsmore...

Horrible things. I had one for six weeks (company car) when I had to travel to the south coast for a course).
In all seriousness, I would actually quite like a Hunter GLS - proper Q car that.

A Hunter GLS and Lancia Flaminia coupe in my garage and I'd be happy... if housebound more often than not.

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NorthernWisdom

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You can take the boy out of Dunsmore...

Horrible things. I had one for six weeks (company car) when I had to travel to the south coast for a course.
Anyway, a GLS isn't so cheap nowadays!

 

ovduk78

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Two of my cousins (from Bourton and Wolston) went there, and one is married to a lass that also went there. All in thwir seventies now though. It dropped the Dunsmore name a long time ago.
When I went there, 74-78, the boys & girls school were separate and the classes were split between those who had passed their 11 plus & those who were local. It changed to a joint boys and girls school years after I left and became Ashlawn I think.

Dunsmore had a massive catchment area for those who had passed their 11 plus, I had classmates from Binley Woods and villages well passed Dunchurch that I can't remember the names of.
 

Kneeza

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When I went there, 74-78, the boys & girls school were separate and the classes were split between those who had passed their 11 plus & those who were local. It changed to a joint boys and girls school years after I left and became Ashlawn I think.

Dunsmore had a massive catchment area for those who had passed their 11 plus, I had classmates from Binley Woods and villages well passed Dunchurch that I can't remember the names of.
Yep. Boys and girls separated schools back then (would've been '62 when they started as 11+ ers). They'd have gone to Harris CoE and Wolston High otherwise.
 

ovduk78

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Had a T140v new from Albany on Railway Terrace. Not my dream bike...
Bought an RD125 from Albany. Had a TSS which I think was an 8 valve T140 which was ok until somebody reversed over it in the George (Bilton) car park & it never stopped leaking oil after that
 

Kneeza

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In Poole by any chance?
No, Fareham. It was actually at the time of the Queen's (Silver Jubilee) Fleet Review, so was proper busy. Also Ginny Wade won Wimbledon, so everyone was upbeat. Might be the last time I watched tennis...
 

duffer

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There's a great line in a Tom Waits song...

"I'd just buy me a used car lot, and wouldn't sell any of em, just drive a different car every day depending on how I feel..."

That's me. 🙂

At a push though, Jag Mk 2, battered old Landy, Cortina Mk 3, Escort Mk 1, Classic 911, Austin Mini, Vauxhall VX 4/90 (Coke bottle shape), 2CV. Oh yeah, and Unimog.

I'd really, really like a go at driving an old Routemaster too.

Gonna need a bigger garage. 😁

Oh and a Triumph 2000 too. And a Bonneville Jubilee edition.

Give me two mins, and I'll come up with a dozen more... 😄
 

Kneeza

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There's a great line in a Tom Waits song...

"I'd just buy me a used car lot, and wouldn't sell any of em, just drive a different car every day depending on how I feel..."

That's me. 🙂

At a push though, Jag Mk 2, battered old Landy, Cortina Mk 3, Escort Mk 1, Classic 911, Austin Mini, Vauxhall VX 4/90 (Coke bottle shape), 2CV. Oh yeah, and Unimog.

I'd really, really like a go at driving an old Routemaster too.

Gonna need a bigger garage. 😁

Oh and a Triumph 2000 too. And a Bonneville Jubilee edition.

Give me two mins, and I'll come up with a dozen more... 😄
This was parked by Southwold Pier a couple of weeks ago
 

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skybluejelly

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Until a few weeks ago I always wanted another 2.8i capri , but went in a friends one and realised how dated it was , modern cars are so much better
 

duffer

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Until a few weeks ago I always wanted another 2.8i capri , but went in a friends one and realised how dated it was , modern cars are so much better

Well, it's all about opinions, isn't it.

Modern cars are generally a bit more reliable, but they're much harder to fix. They're easier to drive, but they're less engaging (and in terms of VW's lane change shaker, actively annoying). They're more comfortable but also more isolating.

Don't get me wrong, it's great to get in a car knowing you'll get to where you want to go without needing a box of tools in the boot.

But then get behind the wheel of say, an old Jag, or a Landy, or a Capri (never had one of those mind), and it's a different feeling. Dials, switches, physical inputs, smells, noise. Just a very different experience.

Each to their own, of course, but personally I'd be happy to add a Capri to my list, especially a 2.8i (prefer the earlier Mark 1 models though).

P.S. Entirely personal opinion, but I really don't like where we're going with flat screens instead of knobs and dials. Just me, perhaps. 😁
 

Alan Dugdales Moustache

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Well, it's all about opinions, isn't it.

Modern cars are generally a bit more reliable, but they're much harder to fix. They're easier to drive, but they're less engaging (and in terms of VW's lane change shaker, actively annoying). They're more comfortable but also more isolating.

Don't get me wrong, it's great to get in a car knowing you'll get to where you want to go without needing a box of tools in the boot.

But then get behind the wheel of say, an old Jag, or a Landy, or a Capri (never had one of those mind), and it's a different feeling. Dials, switches, physical inputs, smells, noise. Just a very different experience.

Each to their own, of course, but personally I'd be happy to add a Capri to my list, especially a 2.8i (prefer the earlier Mark 1 models though).

P.S. Entirely personal opinion, but I really don't like where we're going with flat screens instead of knobs and dials. Just me, perhaps. 😁
Modern cars have built in obselescence, which I can't spell.
 

torchomatic

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Cars really don't bother me that much. Always loved my Citroëns in the 80s and 90s though. A DS would be nice but I'd be more than happy with GS and GSAs. Had a few of those and they were great.

Until something went wrong.
 

Sbarcher

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I hope this won't become the norm with new cars, another opportunity for car companies to line their pockets.
 

ProfessorbyGrace

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Datsun 240 Z or the ‘FairladyZ’ as it was known.

Didn’t see any in Hillfields, back in the day, but they’re iconic Japanese cars. Some of the modified ones look incredible, but then, some look hideous.

Always loved the sight of a Ford Capri as a kid, in the 80’s. It had that style, and shape. Similar to the 240Z.

Ford Escort MKI and II also, are personal favourites. Purely for their aesthetics and style.
 

Kneeza

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Datsun 240 Z or the ‘FairladyZ’ as it was known.

Didn’t see any in Hillfields, back in the day, but they’re iconic Japanese cars. Some of the modified ones look incredible, but then, some look hideous.

Always loved the sight of a Ford Capri as a kid, in the 80’s. It had that style, and shape. Similar to the 240Z.

Ford Escort MKI and II also, are personal favourites. Purely for their aesthetics and style.
Had a few Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts, and one Capri (Mk2 1600GT), but I concur wholeheartedly about the 240Z. Great looking car then and now.
 

ProfessorbyGrace

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Had a few Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts, and one Capri (Mk2 1600GT), but I concur wholeheartedly about the 240Z. Great looking car then and now.
My dad had a MKI from around ‘77 to ‘89 and it was his pride and joy, despite the issues he had with it. Then he had a Cortina MKIV or V, which had a 2.3ltr engine - it had an impressive roar, when revved, I remember that much.

Then that died in ‘96, and we won’t talk about the Fiesta MK2…he had a Mazda 323 (P-reg) in ‘99 which lasted 10 months before the gearbox went. Which was a shame, as that too was a really nice car. It was the first car we had that actually had a sunroof. 🤣

That was a bit of a tangent there, but a lot my childhood memories involve cars, strangely. Good times. Rapidly fading into the distance, though.
 

RedSalmon

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After I retired (with a lot more time on my hands) decided to finally get a classic car. Have to say it is a lot of fun and am really enjoying it, there are lots of shows and clubs that offer support (MVPS) and the driving experience is totally different from that of a modern car, which is one of the biggest fun factors for me.
 

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