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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I was day dreaming the other day about all of the cars I'd like to own--and though it would be fun for all of to post our "ideal" collection.

In no particular order mine are:
Ferrari F355 w/ manual transmission not SMG(For some reason, I just like it better than the 360)
-1972 silver or fjord blue BMW 2002 Tii w/ BBS style wheels
-1972 BMW 3.0 CSL in fjord blue (i love the way those old Bimmers look in light colors)
-1968- 1973 Porsche 911
-Lamborghini Miura in yellow
-2003 BMW 540 touring w/ sport package and all options (for long trips). Ideally, I'd actually like a 530 due to the better balance and r&p steering in black.
-1995 BMW M5 (love the E34, so I figured I'd take the last model year of the high performance model)
-Late 70s Mercedes 300SEL 6.9. (I want atleast 1 tank-like "classic" merc)
-1989 Mercedes 560SEL in dark blue-- the last well built and beautiful S class.
-1991 BMW 325is (I'm not really into the gen I M3).
-Audi S8 in silver
-Audi RS4 in black
-Porsche Boxster S in silver
-Porsche 911 GT2 in silver (hey, why not?)
-Jaguar XJ6 mark I or a Daimler "double six" (I realize it would break all of the time, but I love the look of those classic XJs) in silver of BRG.
-2002 Honda S2000 in black (so it would have the glass rear window)
-2003 E46 M3 in avus blue.
-2003 Range Rover in black (what the E65 should've been design and interior wise)
-early 70s Fiat Dino
-Jaguar E-type - mark I

Rest in peace, Coach
9,106 Posts
1) Red Ferrari 288 GTO

2) 2000 Topaz Blue 323Ci

3) 2004 Bright Red Z4 3.0

4) 2000 Yellow Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

5) 2006 LeMans BlueBMW M6

6) 2003 Black Ford 150 Pickup

7) 2004 Sterling Grey 760iL

8) Dark Blue 3.0 CSi, dropped in a 3.2 liter with twin webbers.

9) Dark Blue BMW 507.

10) Henna Red E30 M3 (Track car)

Except for the Ferrari and the 507, which will be garage queens, my wife would get one daily driver (presumably the Z4) and I would get one daily driver (duh, the 323Ci) and probably each take 2 other cars out a week.

King of Rear Clunks
12,903 Posts
We seem to have some similar tastes.

F355 in red (of course)
A 60s Ferrari (250GT, or a Daytona or something)
A later E9
late 70s MB 450SEL 6.9
993 911Turbo or an equivalent RUF
Recent (but not 03) RangeRover or Defender110
Austin Mini Cooper S 1275cc
Austin Mini Clubman
McLaren F1
Lamborghini Miura S
Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R Autech 40th Anniversary
Nissan Skyline KPCG10 GT-R
Nissan Bluebird 1800SSS
Subaru Impreza WRX STi 22R, P1 or any of the other later limited models

That should be pretty good to start.


6,836 Posts
At least one car from each decade plus a few modern toys. :D

10's Stutz Bearcat
20's Duesenberg
30's Packard
40's Morgan
50's '57 Chevy
60's Porsche 911
Jaguar XKE
Ferrari Spyder
70's Dodge Hemi
Ferrari 308
80's Buick Grand Nat'l
Lambo Countach
90's Porsche 928
00's M5
Boxster S
GMC Sierra 4x4
Corvette C5
Miata (track hound)

I'm a Mac
17,699 Posts
'03 G35 6-speed.

That's about it.


blubb blubb blubb
1,168 Posts
I may be the only one to say this, but...

I'd just love to have an early 1970's Cadillac El Dorado convertible. That's one spiffy car. :thumbup:

I'd also be very happy with a garage full of Ferraris, Porches, and BMW's like everyone else here. But the Cadillac is a sweet, smooth ride that is not a sports car at all, but a real pleasure in other ways.


2001 M3:Stick, what else?
3,300 Posts
Man... you guys are greedy! :p

- X5 4.6 for the wife

- 2 E46M3's (a spare for when the engine pops!)

- AMG CL55

- Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon (since I don't have to care about depreciation)

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- '69 Ford Mustang 350GT Fastback

-BPU+'d '98 Supra TT in 6-spd and black

-C32 AMG in silver

-S55 in silver

-BMW X5 4.6is in dark grey

-Ferrari 360 Modena in a red

-Mercedes SL55 in deep blue

-BMW M3 Cabriolet in Estoril Blue


-BMW X5 4.6is

-S500 (New body)

-Mustang GT350 Fastback

-Porsche 911 Turbo

-BMW M3 convertible

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* M3 coupe
* Porsche 911 turbo
* Lotus Elise Type 25
* Mercedes G 400CDI
* X5 4.0d (if it ever comes out!)
* Jaguar XK-SS (1957)
* 1957 Red Corvette
* Ferrari 575 Maranello
* my own car as a daily driver

and this could probably go on and on...

Jeez, how car-greedy you get when money is not an object!

If I where to choose just 3:

* Porsche 911 turbo
* Mercedes G 400CDI
* my own car as a daily driver

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Ferrari 275 GTB 4 cam (1966)
Ferrari California Spyder
Ferrari Daytona Coupe (365GTB)
Ferrari 246 (Dino)
Ferrari 512TR
Porsche Speedster (the original from the 50's)
Porsche 911 Twin turbo
1966 Jaguar E-type coupe
1967 Corvette convertible 427 tri-power
1968 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi
1969 Camaro Z28
1969 Mustang Boss 302
1970 Chevelle SS454/450 hp convertible
1970 Corvette LT1 coupe
1970 Pontiac Trans Am (white with blue stripe)
1971 Plymouth Barracuda "Cuda" 426 Hemi Convertible
1971 Jaguar E-type 12 cylinder convertible
1973 Corvette 454 Convertible
1973 MG
1976 Triumph Spitfire
1983 VW Rabbit GTI (the original pocket rocket)
1989 Mercedes 560 SL (last of the classic body style)
1990 Mazda Miata
2002 Mercedes CL55 (silver)
2002 BMW M5 (black exterior - tan interior)

superwagon pilot
1,388 Posts
Funny, I dream about this at least once a week too.

Mercedes 300sl gullwing silver
Porsche 356 speedster silver
Porsche 550 spyder
Jaguar E type BRG
Ferrari California Spyder
Originial Mini Cooper
Ferrari 328 GTS Red
Ferrari 288 GTO Red
Porsche '993' C4s cab dark blue
BMW e46 m3 cab Individual Carbon Black/Ecru (daily driver)
BMW e39 M5 lemans blue
BMW z8 topaz
Ferrari 360f1 black
Audi a6 4.2Q wagon
Range Rover

That's not asking too much is it?

Edit: For some reason I always wanted a big 1960s Caddy Convertible all pimped out with hydraulics and chrome, just for the fun of driving up to a traffic light and start the thing bouncin... :dunno:

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Discussion Starter · #12 · (Edited)
You guys reminded me of a few other dream cars:
-A 60s Lincoln Continental convertible in light blue
-a McClaren F1 (how could I forget such an obvious choice)
-Early 70s Shelby Mustang
-Mid 60s AC Cobra
-Late 80s Mercedes 500E (the ultimate bahn-stormer).

I'd also like atleast 1 pimped out 70s barge in my collection-- the Eldorado would probably be a good choice!

Color blind photographer
1,730 Posts
As long as we're dreaming........
1928 M-B SSK
Bugatti Royale
AC Cobra 427 w/8 Webers
1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
1999 Bentley Continental T Mulliner
1969 M-B 300 SEL 6.9
1971 M-B 280 SL
1981 Lamborghini Countach
my new 330 Ci soon..................

I like cookies.
18,102 Posts
"One of each, please" :p

I dunno, there are so many cars that I would love to have.

Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrari F40
Ferrari F50
Ferrari F355 Spyder, manual
Ferrari F550
Jaguar XK140
Jaguar C-Type
Jaguar D-Type
Jaguar E-type roadster
Jaguar XJ220
BMW 328 roadster
BMW 2002 Turbo Alpina
BMW M5 ('86, '94, '02)
BMW M3 ('88 EVO III, '95 LTW, '02 CSL)
BMW 760Li ('03)
MB 500 K ('34)
MB 300 SL ('54)
Porsche 911 RS
Porsche 993 Turbo S
Porsche 996 GT2
Cadillac V16 Madam X Imperial Limousine ('30)
Chevy Corvette (all gen)
Shelby Cobra 427
Rolls Royce Silver Ghost ('07)
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud ('57)
Bentley 3-litre 9 ('25)
Bently Arnage T ('02)
Caterham 7 (insane 230hp models)
Audi Quattro 20V
Land Rover Defender 110
Land Rover Range Rover
Mini Cooper S (original)
Jeep (original)
VW Beetle (original)
McLaren F1 GTR
Lotus Elise/Exige
Bugatti (all pre-WWII)
MCC Smart
Auto Union racers

And of course, a 2000 BMW 328Ci :D

This is just a small list, I could think of many more cars though :angel:

223 Posts
In no particular order...

- 2002 BMW M5
- 1971 Mercedes 280SL
- 2002 Pagani Zonda C12 S
- 2002 BMW 330d
- 1970 Chevy El Camino SS
- 1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5

Coyote Racing Team
628 Posts
'84 Yugo

'nuff said!

258 Posts
Some additions to my dream list:

1979 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.9
1989 Mercedes 560 SEL, silver over dark blue leather
1970 Lamborghini Miura "S" in orange or lime green
2002 Audi S8, silver over black
1988 Mercedes 500E, black over tan, dark tinted windows
McLaren F1
Subaru Imprezza WRX STi 22R Rally Car (rally car blue)
2002 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider F1 in yellow over black
Lotus Elise
1961 Mercedes 190 SL (antique white over red leather)

10,695 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
So, in looking at all of our lists we all seem to have pretty similar cars. We're all obviously "car enthusiasts", who may come from very different backgrounds, etc-- but we all seem to share a somewhat common understanding of what constitutes a desireable car. That's the thing about truly "good design"-- there's no need to have heated arguments a la Chris Bangle's flame surfacing and the E65-- we just know a good design when we see it. If you look at the current Bangle designs in the light of great designs from history-- it becomes pretty obvious that they don't pass the "good design test". I didn't intend for this to be a bangle-bashing post-- but the thought just occurred to me after reading through the lists. The E65, Z4, and other Bangle designs do what you don't see in good designs-- they use lots of extraneous ornamentation and gimicks (much like a mid 70s American land yacht). All of the cars we listed possess a purity of line and form that just isn't found on the current bimmers-- love 'em or hate 'em. :dunno: Maybe we should send these lists to BMW so that they can do some studying.
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