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Wilburn
07-03-08, 07:28 AM
Hi,

We all obviously like classic cars and classic car shapes.

But, what (apart from Cobras) do you all like?

I thought we could all post our top 5 cars here (with pics too please)

Here are my top 5 to get us started (not in any particular order):

Shelby Mustang
Ford GT40
Chevrolet Stingray
Aston Martin DB5
Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder

craggle
07-03-08, 07:46 AM
My 5 but in no order

1: Landrover
2: Range Rover
3: 1955 Chevy Belair
4: Ford mustang
5: Gt40

denis84
07-03-08, 07:54 AM
My dream team should be :

-Corvette 1958
-FERRARI 250 GTO 1962
-FERRARI P4
-Ford Cortina Lotus mk1
-Lotus Seven 3 series

And if winning our "Loto",obviously many others,in first the Wilburn selection ,plus an xke 3.8 !!

Denis

AlexB
07-03-08, 08:15 AM
Hard question as there is so many great cars.

Ferarri F40 (My ultimate car, I will own one one day!)
911 993 Turbo
GT40 (Anyone who doesnt like this car has something wrong with them!)
McLaren F1
Classic Mini

dingocooke
07-03-08, 08:21 AM
Original 427 Cobra
Shortnose D type
Series one long cockpit E type DHC
Early Dino 246
C3 corvette

That was quite hard to do, my runners up were GT40 (probably too small for my gangly limbs), Porsche 911 (couldnt decide which one!!) Gullwing Merc 300SL (pretty but convinced it will be a lorry to drive) Early Mustang (too crude??) Elan Sprint DHC (too fragile) blower Bentley (imposing, historic, iconic, but another lorry)

runt
07-03-08, 07:08 PM
Point of order Steve; he said APART from Cobras..
Porsche 917, Gulf colors, 600 horse 4.5 flat-12 , 0-100 in 5.3 sec, not bad for 1969, stood behind it in Goodwood paddock (Fest of Speed).. WOT A NOISE, the most evil and exciting sports racer of them all..

Bentley Continental S3 4 door Flying Spur; for its 'Englishness' when off to an English country pub for lunch..:cool:

Aston DB5, R.S.Williams 4.2 unleaded triple Weber Vantage, silver birch paint 'a la Bond', ejector seat at the ready should 'Mare' Livingstone cadge a lift..

Jaguar XK SS, roadgoing 'D' Type.

Ford Galaxie 500, 'Jack Sears' spec, 500 horse 427 FE, LORDY!!

Paul.:)

FatBoy
07-03-08, 07:18 PM
427 S/C Cobra - The Kirkham is as close as I'm likely to get, but that's fine :)

GT40 Mk.I (Le Mans rear arches and "Gurney" bubble) - watch this space
Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato - possibly the prettiest car ...ever!
Ferrari 250GT SWB - There had to be one prancing horse in there.
Porsche 911 2.7RS - What a gorgous sound !
Vincent Black Shadow - I know it's only got 2 wheels

CycleSi
07-03-08, 07:34 PM
TVR Tuscan S
993 Turbo 4
McLaren F1
Dino 246
DB5

rocketmut
07-03-08, 08:01 PM
Here is my two penneth.
1.Deusenberg S.J
2.Auburn boatail speedster.
3. 1932 Cadillac V12 sport phaeton.
4.Ferarri Daytona spyder.
5.Shelby GT500 Mustang.
Think I must have been a Hollywood gangster in a past life.:cool:

dave
08-03-08, 07:09 AM
1. AM DB9
2. M3 CSL
3. 997 GT3 RS
4. Mk 1 Escort Twin cam/RS 1600
5. Kirkham 427 S/C (Not afraid to use it compared to a real one)

viperjim
08-03-08, 07:21 AM
allegro vanden plas , mk1 fiesta , nissan micra , datsun sunny and lada riva . But if money didn`t come into it , it would be the usual suspects , gt40 , shelby mustang , ascari a10 , mk1 lotus cortina and audi rs4

David Large
08-03-08, 07:58 AM
Ferrari Dino
Rover P5B
E type
Jaguar XKR
Porsche 356

DL

Iain
08-03-08, 08:31 AM
Bugatti Veyron
Koenigsegg CCX
Lamborghini Reventón
Aston Martin DB9
Ferrari F430

Probably setting my sights a little too high me thinks! :confused:

steve ferguson
08-03-08, 08:43 AM
Aston V8 Vantage, the old one
TR6
E Type, not V 12
MGC GT, Sebring
GT 40
Escort RS 1800

I wish! :smile:

chiffer
08-03-08, 10:45 AM
1. GT40
2. GT40
3. GT40
4. ERR GT40
5. OH GT40

Can't think of anything else.

dingocooke
08-03-08, 11:17 AM
Point of order Steve; he said APART from Cobras..
Porsche 917, Gulf colors, 600 horse 4.5 flat-12 , 0-100 in 5.3 sec, not bad for 1969, stood behind it in Goodwood paddock (Fest of Speed).. WOT A NOISE, the most evil and exciting sports racer of them all..

Bentley Continental S3 4 door Flying Spur; for its 'Englishness' when off to an English country pub for lunch..:cool:

Aston DB5, R.S.Williams 4.2 unleaded triple Weber Vantage, silver birch paint 'a la Bond', ejector seat at the ready should 'Mare' Livingstone cadge a lift..

Jaguar XK SS, roadgoing 'D' Type.

Ford Galaxie 500, 'Jack Sears' spec, 500 horse 427 FE, LORDY!!

Paul.:)

oops sorry; tis an affliction this cobra lark you know..

dingocooke
08-03-08, 11:19 AM
allegro vanden plas , mk1 fiesta , nissan micra , datsun sunny and lada riva . But if money didn`t come into it , it would be the usual suspects , gt40 , shelby mustang , ascari a10 , mk1 lotus cortina and audi rs4

wot no Trabant??? Heretic...:D :D

DavidSaw
08-03-08, 11:20 AM
Land rover swb Defender
Land rover light weight
Land rover series 1 80inch
Range rover classic 2 door
Corvette stingray, 70's with side pipes
well you did'nt think it would be another Land rover,did you?

Wilburn
08-03-08, 11:26 AM
Looks like a lot of people like good old GT40's :)

I can see myself having a replica as well as the Cobra .......... one day!

Please post pics if possible of your top 5 so we can see precisely what you mean.

runt
08-03-08, 12:42 PM
Now the back to front nrubliW is online, but the Wilburn one is off..!
Paul, if I can learn how, I'll post some pics..:confused:

Steve, you are dealing with the affliction correctly; trying different Cobs..!:cool:

Alternative list if Lotto win was smaller..

Caterham CSR 260
Ford Consul 3000 GT Sweeney car (owned one 30 years ago!) If you disagree; "Shut it..!"
Jaguar 3.8 'S' type, Old English White/ red hide
Porsche Carrera 993; awesome air cooled 3.6
BMW M5 (E39); THE ULTIMATE SALOON CAR, bar none.

hope you didn't mind me having two gos, I like this game..

andicole0
08-03-08, 12:44 PM
Any of the group B rally cars :)
Almost any 911.
DB9.
Mitsubishi Evo VIII FQ 400.

Andi.

slogger
08-03-08, 12:46 PM
Here goes. I must stress this is the next 5 after the GT40.

1931 8ltr Bentley Le mans.
Aston DB4 GT Light Weight.
Aston Vanquish S
Lambo Mura
1915 Simplex La France 14.5 ltr 6

dingocooke
08-03-08, 01:45 PM
ah lotto fantasy; never remeber to do it so not such a good fantasy for me, but as apprentices my pal and I used to travel all over the place with work, and to pass the total boredom of the journey (Volvo 244 estate+M6....zzzrrrr) we used to play the 'what if I win the pools' game.

My fantasy always involved a taxi ride to the local porsche dealer and leaving in 911 Targa; then cruising bike shops buying bikes; happy days...;-)

runt
08-03-08, 02:06 PM
Steve, that reminds me of cruising round M25 in 'Mr Bland' Fiat Croma as a travelling salesman; BORING!
Interesting that the 911 in its various incarnations is cropping up on this thread, its that 'supercar for all weathers' appeal, and the engineering of course, like the AC Cobra its a shape you never tire of, and a charisma so few other cars have.I have this image of travelling 100k miles with nothing more than routine servicing, pulling in at the Putin Bros. Hand Car Wash covered in mud/ bird sh*t etc and leaving looking brand new.. any 911 owners on here agree/disagree?

Paul. ;)

steve ferguson
08-03-08, 02:13 PM
Aston V8 Vantage, the old one
TR6
E Type, not V 12
MGC GT, Sebring
GT 40
Escort RS 1800

I wish! :smile:

Left off the GT40 as we all know what they look like

viperjim
08-03-08, 02:18 PM
sod it some one else has had 2 go`s so im going to , only this time without super cars in . This would be my choice if i had the space . Mk1 capri 3.0 gt daytona yellow with black vinyl roof , dolomite sprint , Mk1 escort mexico , mini cooper s , and my daughters lowered clio with big wheels and blacked out windows which is technically mine anyway , well i bought it , pay the insurance , put the petrol in and oil and water it when ever she comes round to tell me that "one of those funny lights on the dashboard thingy keeps comin on " bloody students

runt
08-03-08, 02:21 PM
The original V8 Vantage is wonderful, Bramley of Guildford have a 100k miler and still want £55k, as you say the 'E' type series one is lovely, coupe rather than drophead for me.:)

dingocooke
08-03-08, 02:29 PM
be careful what you dream of; my decades old schoolboy fantasy of a red ser 1 E type 4.2 DHC almost came to fruition after I sold my Hawk; until the test drive; too slow, weak brakes, nice steering and vintage handling; it was a very very good one too.
That March 61 150mph road test was a real put up job, D type engine internals and optomistic speedo no doubt; its a bluddy good std E type that gets above 130..
Still an achingly beautiful car, but I went home with the folding still in my carrier bag (I was that close to buying it), and bought the Crendon instead.

I still love that E type shape though; maybe when I've slowed down a little (lot???)......

runt
08-03-08, 03:59 PM
Yep, my cousin's '65 4.2 coupe with the 3.07 diff showed 125 @ a fairly 'excited' 5000 revs, I suggested not pushing it any harder, those early road tests used racing crossplies and, as you say, probably big valve heads etc.
Our cars would probably go 0-100 in HALF the time a good 4.2 'E' would, that old business with the rear box sections rotting would always be a worry too, almost convinced myself now..;)

dingocooke
08-03-08, 04:07 PM
yes quite funny when you think how we all lust after these cars mostly because of their real beauty; and almost ignore the amazing capability of modern cars (our 'daily drivers' sums up how enthusiastic we get about them..) yet the irony for me is if you took something like a Mk5 Golf GTi back in time it would probably be in the top 3 at the Reims GP (or similar) during the 1950's, and would no doubt clean up in sports car racing in the 60's and even 70's against all that 'exotica' that we so covet!!!!

But hey a Golf Gti is as dull as a very dull thing in comparison to a Dino or an E type LOL

slogger
08-03-08, 04:26 PM
Steve, that reminds me of cruising round M25 in 'Mr Bland' Fiat Croma as a travelling salesman; BORING!
Interesting that the 911 in its various incarnations is cropping up on this thread, its that 'supercar for all weathers' appeal, and the engineering of course, like the AC Cobra its a shape you never tire of, and a charisma so few other cars have.I have this image of travelling 100k miles with nothing more than routine servicing, pulling in at the Putin Bros. Hand Car Wash covered in mud/ bird sh*t etc and leaving looking brand new.. any 911 owners on here agree/disagree?

Paul. ;)

Paul you are right about the 911. It is the super car that you can actually live with. 996 and 997 has 20,000 mile service and does what it says on the tin in traffic, on the school run, or that blatt down to Southern France.

As my brother in law says, the 911 is every car you could wish for, but now he has the Vanquish after a whole collection of 911s. Yep service every six months, doesn't leave it anywhere, no real room in the back and drinks fuel like it has gone out of fashion, but he would never go back to the 911!! Dream cars are a pure, unjustifiable indulgence and the 911 has knocked on the door of a rich mans run-about.:mrgreen:

runt
08-03-08, 04:27 PM
Indeed; when we were in that 'E' type I was a Cortina Mk2 GT owner..:rolleyes:
must have been 1973, my cousin is now 99.75 % through his long build of a Dax using 400 horse Jag V-12, 5.6 litre, if we could have looked into the future we wouldn't have believed it, what will we see ten years hence; replica Aston DB4 GT Zagato, English Electric Lightening..?
'Mere mortals' driving Cobras; that's good blimey I sound like a communist..?:mrgreen:

runt
08-03-08, 04:37 PM
Ian, you've convinced me; I really ought to go for a 993 or 996 as daily driver after the..Mondeo..

There is a VERY busy 996 in my area, silver and mud; always FILTHY, this guy LIVES in his car (and on the phone), goes everywhere at full boost, still looks /sounds sensational, 'V' reg so eight years old now, have one of these over a Ferrari any time.

Paul.:)

slogger
08-03-08, 04:49 PM
Ian, you've convinced me; I really ought to go for a 993 or 996 as daily driver after the..Mondeo..

There is a VERY busy 996 in my area, silver and mud; always FILTHY, this guy LIVES in his car (and on the phone), goes everywhere at full boost, still looks /sounds sensational, 'V' reg so eight years old now, have one of these over a Ferrari any time.

Paul.:)


There you go! Just remember that for what ever reason 911s always get abuse on the road, Ferraris get gobbed on and Aston Martins just command respect from young and old. Everything just gets out of the way, you are let out of turnings and even the rep boys scurry off to the inside lane on the motorway.:cool:

v8pete
08-03-08, 05:43 PM
Here's mine (no particular order):


427 Cob S/C
Bugatti Type 57
Panther De Ville
GT 40
Riley RMC Roadster
(What an odd mix !? - God I'm getting a bit wierd !!)

Pete.

FatBoy
08-03-08, 09:39 PM
Here's mine (no particular order):


427 Cob S/C
Bugatti Type 57
Panther De Ville
GT 40
Riley RMC Roadster
(What an odd mix !? - God I'm getting a bit wierd !!)

Pete.

"Panther De Ville" ??? They were a joke when they were new :) but I certainly agree on the "wierd" bit :)

Karen
08-03-08, 11:47 PM
I wish you hadn't started this now they keep going round and round in my head!
If money was no object I'd have a row of garages with the following in them.

In no particular order

Cobra Daytona

Ferrari 250 GTO

Corvette Stingray (Coke bottle shape chrome bumper)

Austin Healey 3000

Ford GT40

Dodge Viper

Blower Bentley

1933 Alfa Monza

Aston Martin DB5/6

Chevron B6

Jaguar Lightweight E

Jaguar C Type

Jaguar D Type

Jaguar XK8

Maserati Birdcage

Kurtis 500S (for the sound)

and just for fun

Morris Minor

VW Beetle

Ford Capri 3Ltr Mk 1

Ford Transit MK1

Bedford CA Dormobile

Karen
08-03-08, 11:48 PM
Sorry double post

gareth08
09-03-08, 12:00 AM
No real order and I know Cobs arn't supposed to be included but,

Jenson Interceptor ( owned one )
MK2 Cortina Savage (owned one as well)
RS500 Cosworth (had one of them as well)
Cobra (replica or real , current fun car)
GT40 old or new ( Watch this space) :D

viperjim
09-03-08, 04:08 AM
ok people lets add a twist , how about bikes . ducati 916 or any of its derivatives , honda fireblade , manx norton , kawasaki z1r , and last but not least yamaha RD350 lc , yellow and black kenny roberts replica , bikini fairing micron exhausts , aahh my first love , happy days on one wheel

tonym
09-03-08, 05:14 AM
This list represents the cars I've owned that I've had a lot of fun in.

In no particular order: -

Dolomite Sprint
Sunbeam Rapier
Cortina mk3 2000GXL
Granada mk2 2.8i ghia X
Rover SD1 V8S

Blondie Bee
09-03-08, 05:03 PM
Havent owned all 5 but have driven/rode them and theyve all given me the 100mph cheesy grin!!!!:)

Caterham R400(crazy fast)

Peaugot 205 1.9 Gti (ultimate rally machine,well for me anyway!)

Ford Mustang 390GT, Sweeeeeeeeet.

Toyota Supra(only cause my best mates got one and its totaly mental)

Suzuki GSX750 (sorry,once a biker.....);)

big_guy_unlimited
09-03-08, 06:09 PM
In no particular order:

Dakar 4x4 - not orange though!
Plymouth Prowler - with the grey plastic bumper things removed!
TVR Tuscan
Ford Mustang
Ford model A or B hotrod

ldtopham
09-03-08, 07:00 PM
In order;
Cobra 427
Cobra 289 FIA
GT40 mk1
Lola T70 mk 1
Ford Mustang 302 Boss '69
Ford Mustang 429 Boss
Lotus Cortina Mk1
Ford Escort Mexico Mk1

If this lot graced my garage I would never venture outside of it unless I was driving one of them!

FatBoy
09-03-08, 08:15 PM
Lee,
You list a GT40 Mk.I, but the picture you show is a Mk.II.....make your mind up :)
A nice mix of cars though. It's nice to see a number of people include the Mk.I Escort in their list. I assume it's because many of us used to have one. I used to have a Mk.I Mexico that had been fully rally prepared. It was in mint condition until I rolled it on an event. It didn't stop me having fun in it though :)

Paul

queeniee
09-03-08, 08:50 PM
If Cobra did not exist, my choice would be:
GT40
Corvette StingRay
Jaguar E-type
Lamborghini
Mc LarenF1

ldtopham
09-03-08, 09:10 PM
Lee,
You list a GT40 Mk.I, but the picture you show is a Mk.II.....make your mind up :)
A nice mix of cars though. It's nice to see a number of people include the Mk.I Escort in their list. I assume it's because many of us used to have one. I used to have a Mk.I Mexico that had been fully rally prepared. It was in mint condition until I rolled it on an event. It didn't stop me having fun in it though :)

Paul

Well spotted:oops: Any better?

FatBoy
09-03-08, 10:21 PM
Mmmmmm......much :)

The Mk.I is the prettier looking version, but the 7 litre Mk.II does have a certain brutal appeal and the sound is incredible.

Paul

badcob
09-03-08, 10:57 PM
In no order
1. mk1 1600rs escort
2. mk2 1800rs escort
3. mk1 lotus cortina
4. rs 500 cosworth
5. lancia stratus
Dont you just love rally cars

Clive
10-03-08, 12:31 AM
Hi,

We all obviously like classic cars and classic car shapes.

But, what (apart from Cobras) do you all like?

I thought we could all post our top 5 cars here (with pics too please)

Here are my top 5 to get us started (not in any particular order):

Shelby Mustang
Ford GT40
Chevrolet Stingray
Aston Martin DB5
Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder

For those of us who are old enough to remember, there is only one "Supercar" :-D


http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t69/c_johnston/supercar.jpg

dingocooke
10-03-08, 08:53 AM
ok people lets add a twist , how about bikes . ducati 916 or any of its derivatives , honda fireblade , manx norton , kawasaki z1r , and last but not least yamaha RD350 lc , yellow and black kenny roberts replica , bikini fairing micron exhausts , aahh my first love , happy days on one wheel

Nice list Jim, Ive had all of them :-) (Still got an old red '96 916), from the 58 bikes Ive owned I'd say the 916 was the prettiest modern bike; even compared to RC30 & RC45 (had both of them too LOL-cars are great fun, but I love my bikes)

sumoboy
10-03-08, 09:14 AM
Not many TVR's or Lotus's apart from the old mk1 tina's....

dingocooke
10-03-08, 09:31 AM
Not many TVR's or Lotus's apart from the old mk1 tina's....


LOL NO and I think your sig probably covers that!!
'It's not what they tell you, its what they don't tell you'

Having worked extensively on two Lotus's; original 7 and Elan (in the early 80's) I can honestly say they were really lovely cars to drive when they were on song; it was just keeping them that way that was time consuming (and I was being paid to do that!!)
The trim and interior parts of the Elan were fragile even by the standards of the time too.
Not had much to do with modern lotus's and have been told by quite a few people that theyre much better, and a VX220 (made by lotus) is better still!!!
TVR...just check the forums Trouble Very Regularly....;-)

Louise
11-03-08, 11:34 AM
Five? Just five!

Well, other than upgrading the Superlight (ugh, why did they have to release the Levante :rolleyes: ) and of course getting a Cob ;) . . .

Austin Healey Sprite MK1
Land Rover Series 1
Alfa Romeo Montreal
Aston Martin Vanquish
Bugatti T35

As for bikes, my dream custom Harley, a Gold Star Dirt Tracker, Indian 101 Scout, Ducati 916 and Honda CBR900RR.

That would start filling the hanger up nicely :mrgreen:

craggle
11-03-08, 11:59 AM
A girl who likes Cobra's, Land Rovers and Vee-twin bikes.....

Are you single:rolleyes:

Craig.

Louise
11-03-08, 07:24 PM
A girl who likes Cobra's, Land Rovers and Vee-twin bikes.....

Are you single:rolleyes:

Craig.

Unique means expensive :mrgreen: so yes ;)

Andy S
11-03-08, 07:56 PM
such a difficult list to put together but here goes in no special order.

Ford Pop - but with all the hot rod trimmings
57 chevy
corvette - early model, dont mind
split screen VW camper
Mk1 consul or MK2 Zodiac - cant decide