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Been too long since I did one of these, so here's a fresh one for you guys.

Rules on this are simple-

1) Maximum of 5 choices

2) Any era and market is allowed

3) These vehicle are solely for driving enjoyment; no need to pick DD's, family haulers, etc

4) You can only choose ONE new vehicle, rest must be used

5) Price MUST be under $100,000 PER VEHICLE. No exceptions- no 105K, nothing contingent upon a discount, etc. Must be able to prove your choice.

6) You can choose ONE vehicle that is not street-legal. Can be a racecar, rock crawler, etc.

7) If your choice is well under the 100K mark, feel free to list any modifications you would do it- up to engine swaps, bolt-ons, etc, etc.

 

 

Have fun!!

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My Dream Garage is based on my favorite auto's and the motor or EV upgrades I would do.

1987 Buick Regal GNX - Keep it stock as is Collector

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1987 Monte Carlo SS Aero - Powertrain Upgrade

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1994 Chevrolet Impala SS - Powertrain Upgrade

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Monte Carlo and Impala would get the following Powertrain upgrade from GM Performance Connect and Cruise:

LT1 V8 with 8sp auto 455hp 455 lb-ft torque

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1996 GMC Yukon GT - Powertrain Conversion

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Protean Electric in wheel hub motors - 455HP 2000 lb-ft of torque. EV Conversion

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1996 GMC SLE Suburban - Powertrain upgrade from GM Performance Cruise and Connect

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GM Performance Cruise and Connect powertrain - 502 RamJet with 4L85-E transmission 502HP 568 lb-ft torque

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1 hour ago, Frisky Dingo said:

Wow, nothing even in the 90's!!! Surprised with that.

I almost almost chose a MK 4 Supra....but I am feeling kind of drawn to older iron today.

26 minutes ago, dfelt said:

@A Horse With No Name Love the Roadster, GTO and Truck, they rock! :metal: 

Thanks!

I really  want to own a vintage pickup truck some day.

I have seen the GNX you posted in person and it is amazing-look at the front plate, it says toy barn.  My MINI came from that store...they have awesome rides there.

37 minutes ago, Frisky Dingo said:

997.1 GT3

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360 Modena 6MT

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R8 V10 Spyder 6MT

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C63 AMG Black Series

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Lightly modded Midnight Purple R34 GTR

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The R34 would be my favorite choice of this list.

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If I had your garage, i would trade out Porsche for Porsche for a 73 RS...or a clone, as I could not buy an original for under 100K...

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43 minutes ago, dfelt said:

My Dream Garage is based on my favorite auto's and the motor or EV upgrades I would do.

1987 Buick Regal GNX - Keep it stock as is Collector

1987-Buick-Regal-GNX.jpg

1987 Monte Carlo SS Aero - Powertrain Upgrade

1987-MonteCarloSS-AeroCoupe.jpg

1994 Chevrolet Impala SS - Powertrain Upgrade

1994-Chevrolet-Impala-SS_98.jpg

Monte Carlo and Impala would get the following Powertrain upgrade from GM Performance Connect and Cruise:

LT1 V8 with 8sp auto 455hp 455 lb-ft torque

LT18Speed_455hp&trq.jpg

1996 GMC Yukon GT - Powertrain Conversion

1996GMCYukonGT.jpg

Protean Electric in wheel hub motors - 455HP 2000 lb-ft of torque. EV Conversion

ProteanElectricInWheelHubMotor.jpg

1996 GMC SLE Suburban - Powertrain upgrade from GM Performance Cruise and Connect

suburban004.jpg

GM Performance Cruise and Connect powertrain - 502 RamJet with 4L85-E transmission 502HP 568 lb-ft torque

RamJet502-502HP-568Trq-4L85-E-ConnectCruise.jpg

 

Dfelt, with your garage...

I would trade out the SS with a Mercury marauder....

One SUV....or rather a diesel dually....I would take one GM HD pick up truck in place of the Suburbans...

I would keep the GNX...although the car pictured was over 100K....

...and I would give the Buick another Buick garage mate...

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I love that Era of Buick!

...and since I still have one slot left, and since I get one new car...i would take a brand new Escalade in place of one of the SUV's...

So if my garage was going to be along the Lines of Dfelts...it would be...

Stage one 1970 buick

GNX

Diesel dually 1 ton crew cab GM truck

Maurader

Escalade.

I think that would make a fantastic collection....

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1. Aston Martin Vantage V8

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2. Ferrari F430 Berlinetta

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3. Land Cruiser (slightly used can be had for $60k-$70k, use the rest of the money to turn it into overland/camping rig)

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4. Corvette Grand Sport (new, for autocross and track, use the rest of the money for tires and maintenance :) )

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5. 1965 Ford Mustang restomod

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Screw you Frisky and your 100 000 dollar ceiling!!! (to those that dont know, Im usually rude to Frisky when it comes to his rules in his dream car garages! When Im not rude, I circumvent the rules...)

I usually use the vulgarity when I WANT certain cars but I cant fit them in nor could I circumvent them in in any way possible!!!

Case in point:  Singer Porsches and Year One Bandit Trans Ams!!!  BOTH are WELL OVER HIS STUPID 100 000 dollar rule! And he is "FRISKY" about it too!!!  (yes pun intended!!!)

On 2017-06-13 at 0:32 PM, Frisky Dingo said:

5) Price MUST be under $100,000 PER VEHICLE. No exceptions- no 105K, nothing contingent upon a discount, etc. Must be able to prove your choice.

 Well excuse me for a few seconds :excl:

while I throw another off air tantrum:cussing:

trying to figure out how in the hell Im gonna get a turn key restomodded pro-toured air cooled Turbo 930 look 911 and blocker Bandit LS7 roll barred '77 Trans Am in this garage...

OK....so we finally start this with Factory Five's '33 Ford Roadster with a 5.0 Coyote V8 and 2015 Mustang independent suspension. This should be a car worth 40 000 or so even with all the upgrades from Factory Five.

Im well below the 100 000 mark....HMMMMM maybe I could allocate the 60 000 that is short to the Year One Bandit Trans Am? (I wont circumvent, Ill play fair!!!)

Hot Rod flames and the like.  Candy paint job. You know, the classic hot rod look!!!

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Im in the mood for one of these things today - 1970 Cadillac Deville Convertible

Im guessing its worth about 40 000 - 50 000.

Deep candy apple red paint job, same wheels, leave the shiny chrome as is, upgrade the interior to make it look like the 100 000 dollars we are seeking. White leather interior.  Upgrade to modern suspension and brakes but keep the original motor.  Was it 472 cubic inches? Just work on the motor to make it reliable. If its not worth it, no need to go nuts on the engine, a 2015-2017 Escalade 6.2 L86 swap from a wrecked Escalade in which a cheating soccer mom trophy wife failed to do her stop sign because she was sexting her lover would do the trick. 420 HP and 460 ft-lbs is good enough....and If I do that, then all the transmission bits and power train stuff from the Escalade would be transferred to the Deville and with that...this car will now be approaching the 100 000 dollar mark.

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1969 Hurst/Olds or 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30.

If numbers matching, I continue to keep it that way, but I will drive on occasion just to hear the glorious 455 roar from time to time.

If not numbers matching, a cloned 69 Hurst/Olds or '70 442 with the usual LS or LT swaps (naturally aspirated) with about 450 or more horsepower and AT LEAST 500 ft-lbs of torque will do. Resto-modded and pro-toured and all that entails without the price tag exceeding 100 000.  It will have a more or less a hunkered down stance to handle the twisties with the proper suspension set-up to achieve this, but its primary vocation will be tire shredding, straight line acceleration muscle car fun!

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Ill do my own resto-mod pro-touring Trans Am...all the bits and pieces are available from Year One anyway. The interior does not need to be luxurious either...actually, Id prefer that the interior befits a Pontiac pony car...just screwed on a tad better than factory.

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Maybe a 1973, maybe a 1979. T-Tops for sure for a 1979. A '73 will be that fiery red. A '79 will be the traditional black and gold. The Firebird stays intact and VISIBLE, not like that ghost style shyte that Year One does on their official Bandit '77.

And if both the '73 and '79 prove to be too expensive because too popular, then a 1975 or 1976 does the trick for me. And in this instance, Cragar SS mags are a must!

The engine: Not too crazy...an LT1 swap straight from the Alpha Camaro,  455 HP and 455 ft-lbs of torque is plenty. Id make the Trans Am more of an all-arounder performer like the 1LE package V8 Alpha Camaro as opposed to the Oldsmobile which would be more of a tire shredding muscle car.

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Seeing that an air cooled Porsche 911 930 with Turbo look and applications with a quality build like Singer as an example is beyond attainable for this dream garage, Id go for an affordable sexy Italian that is probably just as fun to drive as that 911.

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2017 Fiat 124 Abarth. Exactly like the pic. Ive got an American Roadster Hot Rod with V8 power at the beginning of this garage, we might as well end it with an Italian (Japanese really) roadster with 4 cylinders.

Ill leave the car as is...ONLY if Fiat's engine satisfies me... If not, I might try to get its horsepower and torque ratings closer to 250/250 with a few tweaks here and there. I think that would be more to my liking. If I cant do that, maybe I perform an engine swap from a wrecked 2.0T Camaro or ATS...if that does NOT upset the Abarth's weight balance...there are sooooo many ifs with this that I might as well  just leave well enough alone and just enjoy her as is!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hmmm...ok, 5 off the top of my head.  All in stock form, but with modern tires.

For twisty Ohio backroad fun:

'90s Acura NSX.  

'90s Porsche 911 993...any spec--base, S, Turbo...

For classic land yachting:

'69-70 Ford XL coupe or convertible

'71 Buick Riviera

'71 Ford LTD 2dr ht or convertible

 

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