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I collected hot rods. Had 7 at one time and now I am down to two and I am selling one of them . Getting close to retiring and trying to downsize everything....

the red one is the keeper and the grey one is for sale

 

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Not sure if anything I own would properly fall under the category of 'rod', but I do have some fairly heavily modified cars.

This one has been rebodied with a fibreglass body (produced by a company called Fiberfab in the late 1960s) and I re-engined it with a 3.4 GM V6.





Another street I own might be called 'roddish' - a 1965 Jensen CV-8 with a big block Chrysler Sixpack and a factory fibreglass body (they built 500 of them).





I also run some other stuff that is more or less stock, as well as a couple of Pontiac sports cars, somewhat modified.
 

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Yes, the XKE is one of the most classic cars, and I've always preferred the look of the coupe (preferably series 1 with glass covered headlights), although I have never owned an E type. I've owned an XK150, a Mk 2 and a Mk 9 (large stately barge), the last of which I really wish I'd hung onto.

That car (and me) were much, much younger here.

 

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Yes, the XKE is one of the most classic cars, and I've always preferred the look of the coupe (preferably series 1 with glass covered headlights), although I have never owned an E type. I've owned an XK150, a Mk 2 and a Mk 9 (large stately barge), the last of which I really wish I'd hung onto.

That car (and me) were much, much younger here.

The MK9 is lovely.:001_smile:

Now if I could just find the right MK V.:cool1:
 

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I've owned 6 or 8 Triumphs, but don't currently have any. This is an early long door right hand drive TR-2 (with stock engine and drum brakes - scary!) that I ran around a local track (I normally race an MGA).



PS - the Mk V Jag is fine, but shy away from a Mk IV (looks like a Mk V but timber framed which doubles restoration cost)
 

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I guess my grail car would have to be an XKE Convertible. But I don't ever see owning one, that is unless I have a rich uncle that I haven't met ...lol
 

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Some gorgeous looking cars in this thread. I am looking for a "new" car and have been tossing up what to consider. Having 2 young (6 & 8) kids I need something just a little "sensible", I.e. a back seat. But I also want a fun car o drive. I have seen some old 80s m3's which look like a real fun mix of sport, vintage and appropriateness, but also have thought that a Golf gti or Lexus IS or Mazda RX8 might be worth a look too.
 

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You folks have shown some great cars, I hope you keep it going. This isn't very sporty, too big and too slow, but I sure like it. It's a 1977 from when GM was trying to figure out gas mileage and smog control and that cut the power way down.

 

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(above) Back in the day:
- Blue E36 BMW 325is: auto-crossing at the McDill Air Force Base - very top picture
- Black E36 BMW M3: At Sebring track and Roebling Road Raceway
















- Red E46 BMW 3 (my current car) "Before" and "After".
(It was my company car at fisrt, then the vinyl came off after I sold the business).
- Blue E46 3 series factory Dinan - my better half's current car
To me BMWs are a great blend between an every-day car and a 'sports' car.

BTW, some incredible pictures and cars in this thread. Thanks for sharing !
 

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im currently on my third miata
previously owned a red 91 NA (got T boned by an incompetent driver running a stop sign :crying:)
the hefty check from the insurance company bought me a 97 STO NA (still own, sees autoX duty and maybe a conversion to SPEC)
daily driver is a navy blue 2010 grand touring NC cloth top (not nearly as fun as the NA's)

prior to my miata infatuation i drove a 93 240SX (my most fun car to date but lost a battle with a tree)

will probably be selling the miatas this winter, cant see driving one in New Orleans when i move back for grad school
 

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