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Tickdoc
03-16-2016, 08:45 AM
Wish I still had this one.

It wasn't the fastest, and was downright dangerous in bad weather, but I sure miss it.

Which ones do you miss?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/Handgod/supra/left_front_quarter.jpg

paredown
03-16-2016, 08:56 AM
My friend's 1972 Datsun 240z--we went everywhere in that thing (not his--but the same ugly orange...)

bart998
03-16-2016, 09:03 AM
I had one like this in high school... still miss it. http://www.remarkablecars.com/main/ford/1970-mustang-001-2.jpg[/url]

Schmed
03-16-2016, 09:03 AM
1987 535is 5 speed manual.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j192/schmed123/535is.jpg

tuscanyswe
03-16-2016, 09:09 AM
1987 535is 5 speed manual.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j192/schmed123/535is.jpg

That engine and drivetrain was amazing! I learned to drive in an 87 bmw. Still miss the feel of driving that car and perhaps its just in my mind as i haven't ridden one for 15 years but id take one over the current series.

pjm
03-16-2016, 09:13 AM
Still my fave. I'd love to have it back.

Tony T
03-16-2016, 09:19 AM
Not mine (mine never looked this good).
Had a used one at 18

http://carswithmuscles.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/1970ChevelleSS_5.jpg

I miss 18 more than the car (I can buy the car) :)

earlfoss
03-16-2016, 09:20 AM
I had a ton of fun in my Saab Viggen. I really do miss that car!

http://s24.postimg.org/ngwfuw3d1/Saab9_3_Viggen_Stu.jpg

fiataccompli
03-16-2016, 09:20 AM
I recently had an '87 535is that I drove from about 88K to 122K....such a fun car & completely non-economical...but did I say fun?

JasonF
03-16-2016, 09:23 AM
Sold this when I turned 40 'cause I wanted to avoid the cliche that I'm short, bald, 40 AND drive a Porsche. There was nothing I could do about the first 3, but the 4th I cut loose ;)

pjm
03-16-2016, 09:25 AM
Of course you never forget your first.....

texbike
03-16-2016, 09:30 AM
Oh man, where to start...

Probably the 5 that I miss the most:

-1971 BMW 2002 painted in Colorado (sherbert-y) Orange. It changed my world view on cars.

-1967 Sunbeam Alpine. Mint and painted BRG. Drove that little car all over the U.S.

-1974 Alfa GTV. Blue w/tan interior. It was everything that was lacking in the 2002 (FI, 5 spd, 4 wheel disc brakes) and a blast to drive.

-1971 BMW Bavaria. Painted Nevada beige with tan interior. Smooth, Fast, very German.

-1969 911E. It was Irish green with an off-white interior. It was a fun little beater 911 that was perfect in sooo many ways. I know where the car is at today (it's in MUCH nicer condition than when I had it!) but the owner wouldn't part with it for less than $100K :(

Each of these cars were 15-20 years old when I owned them.

Texbike

ceolwulf
03-16-2016, 09:34 AM
I will have another ...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160316/a319b2e991a9115aa544a805cfed585c.jpg

FlashUNC
03-16-2016, 09:37 AM
Not mine, but a close enough lookalike on Google Image search.

1997 Jeep TJ with the 4 banger. Power was awful, gas mileage sucked, the soft top was like a box tent in a hurricane on the highway. Handling was nonexistent, it was more survival. No A/C so you roasted in the summer, and the crazy heater only did a passable job in the winter.

It was awful and I loved it and miss it dearly.

https://dxsdcl7y7vn9x.cloudfront.net/325756/thumbs/CB609C87-518A-41F2-A344-2B1FF1E15EE3_1.jpg

thirdgenbird
03-16-2016, 09:39 AM
My old e21. Cheap, durable, cheap parts, good on gas, fun to drive. Best daily car I've ever owned.

dave thompson
03-16-2016, 09:56 AM
The three cars I've had, seemingly a hundred years ago, that I remember with great fondness in no particular order: 59 Austin-Healey 100-6, 58 Sunbeam Alpine, 56(ish) Morris Minor convertible.

jr59
03-16-2016, 09:58 AM
I've had a bunch that I miss;

1982, 928 porsche
1969 camaro pace car
1970 914-6 porsche
I forget the year, 930 porsche

But most of all; My dad built me my first car. At 16, he gave me a 1957 chevy nomad. All tricked out, black lacquer paint with flames, 427 motor and button tuck int. I miss it b/c it was a great car, but mostly my father and myself had a great time working on it, and I miss him greatly!

Gsinill
03-16-2016, 10:04 AM
BMW 325i wagon ('92, E30), given its time, probably the best handling daily driver I ever owned and I am Mercedes guy. Last car in Germany before moving to the US, so no choice but to sell.
MB 300SD ('84, W126) gold over dark brown, didn't get anymore "ghetto". Bought it when I lived in San Diego with 435K miles on it. One owner (pastor) who supposedly drove every day 110 miles one way to work. I put another 30,000 on it without any repairs, just regular service. After moving back to Chicago, I drove it up to IL in an epic road trip with 2 of my friends from Germany. When the A/C went out a few months later in 2001, I decided to donate it. Found out a few years ago through a carfax VIN search that it is still running in Florida.

Schmed
03-16-2016, 10:13 AM
I've had a bunch that I miss;

1982, 928 porsche
1969 camaro pace car
1970 914-6 porsche
I forget the year, 930 porsche

But most of all; My dad built me my first car. At 16, he gave me a 1957 chevy nomad. All tricked out, black lacquer paint with flames, 427 motor and button tuck int. I miss it b/c it was a great car, but mostly my father and myself had a great time working on it, and I miss him greatly!

That 930 is now worth a fortune....

JasonF
03-16-2016, 10:17 AM
Oh man, where to start...


-1969 911E. It was Irish green with an off-white interior. It was a fun little beater 911 that was perfect in sooo many ways. I know where the car is at today (it's in MUCH nicer condition than when I had it!) but the owner wouldn't part with it for less than $100K :(

Texbike

Early 911 prices have gone INSANE. I was on the hunt for a 73.5 CIS-T for a while and passed on a car just 4 years ago that had everything I would've ordered from the factory back in '73. Car was a condition 1 or 2...passed on it 'cause $45k was too rich an asking price. That car is probably worth 3x that today.

martl
03-16-2016, 10:27 AM
didn't wanna sell it, shouldn't have sold it, but the rust and my wallet begged to differ. Sold it for 350€, current market value would be, even in the horrible condition it was under the shiny paintjob, more like 5000, and a good one closer to 20.... But it's not about the money, good Srs.1 cars are getting hard to find.

http://i.imgbox.com/DerEJMle.jpg

http://i.imgbox.com/etfKvdb1.jpg

Steve in SLO
03-16-2016, 10:28 AM
1968 BMW 2002 here. I owned it for 11 years, brought it up to TI specs and worked the suspension. It was a great, great car.
I once had a friend whom I drove around relatively regularly and said that "It may only go 60, but it will go 60 around anything".

AngryScientist
03-16-2016, 10:34 AM
Early 911 prices have gone INSANE.

you're not kidding. i would LOVE a 911 project car, but the price of entry is simply out of reach today.

texbike
03-16-2016, 10:43 AM
didn't wanna sell it, shouldn't have sold it, but the rust and my wallet begged to differ. Sold it for 350€, current market value would be, even in the horrible condition it was under the shiny paintjob, more like 5000.... But it's not about the money, good Srs.1 cars are getting hard to find.

http://i.imgbox.com/DerEJMle.jpg

http://i.imgbox.com/etfKvdb1.jpg

Fulvias are sweet. I haven't owned one yet, but they're on the list. :)

Early 911 prices have gone INSANE. I was on the hunt for a 73.5 CIS-T for a while and passed on a car just 4 years ago that had everything I would've ordered from the factory back in '73. Car was a condition 1 or 2...passed on it 'cause $45k was too rich an asking price. That car is probably worth 3x that today.

Tell me about it! I've known where my old car is for at least 15 years. I approached the owner about buying it 5 years ago. He wanted $30K for it at the time (a nice, solid #2 car). I wasn't willing to pay that much for a car that I had sold 15 years before (20 years ago now) for $5500 (sold to help pay for graduate school). I was willing to go $20K but not $30K. Unfortunately, long hood prices continued to climb. I approached him again about a year later willing to pay the $30K. Well, his price had increased to $50K! Within a year, he called me back and said that he was seriously thinking about selling it but now wanted $70K. I gave up looking for a longhood at that point and ended up with a 3.2 Carrera instead. The last I heard, his asking price on the E had increased to a bit over $100K on the car. It seems that longhood prices have mostly stabilized and flattened (except for rare or exceptional cars) over the last 6 months, but they're still more than I'm willing to pay for one at this point. So, the later IB cars will have to do. :)

Texbike

gdw
03-16-2016, 10:45 AM
1974 Toyota Corolla and the woman in the passage seat.

martl
03-16-2016, 10:47 AM
Fulvias are sweet. I haven't owned one yet, but they're on the list. :)

It was a sweet ride - excellently engineered, very refined for its vintage, as all pre-Fiat Lancias were. Fast enough to play along in todays traffic. In the US, i imagine driving one would be scary. It even looked tiny when parked between a couple of Golf IIIs :) didn't need a heated rear window because one could easily just turn around from the drivers seat and wipe it clean :D

Prices for certain vehicles have gone mad, again. I knew i should have bought that Flaminia Touring Superleggera Convertibile for 15k€ back in 2000...

p nut
03-16-2016, 10:49 AM
'90 325is (no picture).

'98 Integra Type R.

skiezo
03-16-2016, 10:50 AM
My first car was a 1967 Dodge Dart GT with a 273 V8 and 4 speed. I loved that car.
My other fav was a 1995 BMW M3 coupe W/5speed. I just got in to much trouble with that one tho. It was made to run and be run hard. It had a euro spec S50b30 at 280+ wheel HP and a limited slip rear. I would auto cross it and drive it back home.
I have had other bimmers since than but nothing compares to that beast.

MarkC
03-16-2016, 11:21 AM
Mid-80s Fiat SuperBrava was a hoot. Family friends loaned it to me for the summer to go back and forth to work. Since it was on the business and I worked for them it was a freebie.

stien
03-16-2016, 11:33 AM
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu321/cleverbastid/1991%20Miata%20Base%20Silverstone/IMG_3249_zps15b988f1.jpg (http://s660.photobucket.com/user/cleverbastid/media/1991%20Miata%20Base%20Silverstone/IMG_3249_zps15b988f1.jpg.html)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1458/25742466701_5a7a0f8cab_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FdLSuM)IMG_3273 (https://flic.kr/p/FdLSuM) by Alex Franks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129875676@N07/), on Flickr

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu321/cleverbastid/IMG_3042.jpg (http://s660.photobucket.com/user/cleverbastid/media/IMG_3042.jpg.html)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1694/25742466661_35ff60ea79_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FdLSu6)blue (https://flic.kr/p/FdLSu6) by Alex Franks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129875676@N07/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1537/25207051344_e37266bd70_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EpsJaw)20140216_225917 (https://flic.kr/p/EpsJaw) by Alex Franks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129875676@N07/), on Flickr

I've had a few!

I still want a yellow keeper.

donevwil
03-16-2016, 11:34 AM
Never forgot my first and wish I'd kept it.

Sold my mint '69 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback in '93 (looked like this, but with stock wheels) to raise the funds for a '68 Formula S resto. The "resto" is still taking place as the '68 languishes in my garage.

1697916718

zmudshark
03-16-2016, 11:35 AM
Not mine, but just like mine(I have no pictures of mine)

http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/DSC_2890-1200x802.jpg

fiataccompli
03-16-2016, 11:43 AM
Mid-80s Fiat SuperBrava was a hoot. Family friends loaned it to me for the summer to go back and forth to work. Since it was on the business and I worked for them it was a freebie.


http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160316/a5443370e8812675e3d1e5d01a583964.jpg

I briefly co-owned this awesome Fiat 131/Brava wagon. Fit with a 5 speed, big carb, header/custom exhaust and a few other upgrades, it was a blast! Bought it as a running car for $175 or something, transferred a perfect interior from a perfect parts car & painted it in a back yard under a canopy....came out quite nice. It was not rusty. After a few months, it was sold to another Fiat enthusiast in the northeast and sadly endured a massive front end collision.


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maximus
03-16-2016, 11:45 AM
95 m3. Sold it when we found out my son was on the way. I kept the e30 but often wonder if I made the right choice. The perfect driver's car. I think my wife misses it more than me.

ojingoh
03-16-2016, 11:48 AM
This. I have an E30 now, just not the M3. It's a bit slower than modern sports sedans, but the entire package was ... sublime.
http://luxurylaunches.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2-BMW-M3-E30.jpg

velomonkey
03-16-2016, 11:54 AM
My car now - '02 530 along with my bikes (the merckx is gone and replaced with a C59 and the firefly is still around).

My wife dented the bumper. I thought about getting rid of her, but didn't do it. That's not my house, that's the house we rented for Worlds.

veggieburger
03-16-2016, 12:09 PM
I miss my ole Mazda 323. Fearless in the snow, excellent on gas, and with seats down, I could stack two bikes in the back. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C1IrNLNw4X0/UHLkv8Bue2I/AAAAAAAABGk/bI8NiCmxlpk/s1600/IMG_2789.jpg

OtayBW
03-16-2016, 12:16 PM
1976 Karmen Ghia convertible (yellow) with wooden dash. CHICK MAGNET!!! (but unfortunately too small to do anything about that.....:no:)

paredown
03-16-2016, 12:58 PM
Still my fave. I'd love to have it back.

That was going to be my second choice--my 1984 GLi--same car but with a trunk.

Ozz
03-16-2016, 01:05 PM
Not mine...but identical down to the peeling silver paint...finicky manual, lots of fun off road....bitchin' stereo ;-)

cdn_bacon
03-16-2016, 01:09 PM
but my '69 Beetle brought me a ton of memories. from getting my leg caught in the seatbelts that didn't retract, the wiper arm that fell off mid rainstorm (which I managed to catch and wipe my window manually) to the dying horn when the Blue Jays won the World Series. Heater channels you could fix with aluminum siding.... the list goes on.:hello:

SBash
03-16-2016, 01:17 PM
1985 Audi 4000s Quattro...5 speed manual with the 5 cylinder engine. Still one of the best handling cars out there. So fun to drive!

velofinds
03-16-2016, 01:35 PM
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7026/6752406497_223d7f71c1_b.jpg

mgm777
03-16-2016, 01:44 PM
My 1LT car, after college...

audiisaac
03-16-2016, 01:57 PM
1985 Audi 4000s Quattro...5 speed manual with the 5 cylinder engine. Still one of the best handling cars out there. So fun to drive!

This is one of my all time favorite cars. I had 5 of them over a 4 year time span. Most I had at one time was 3 plus a full storage shed of about two cars worth of parts. One of them was a 10v turbo conversion. Nothing sounds as cool as a 5 cylinder Audi. That was one of the benefits of working at an independent Audi shop.

Shoeman
03-16-2016, 02:22 PM
Not Mine but I had two of these a 1976 and an 81 like this one. I had it dialed in with 1984 GTI running gear. I'd give anything to have it back!!!!
http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/comment-image/192993.jpg

wpod
03-16-2016, 02:54 PM
I miss my '86 911 Carrera. Purchased from original owner with 18K sold at 103k. Great car. Somewhat spartan and at the same time totally PIMP!!! Should have never sold it:crap:

summilux
03-16-2016, 03:04 PM
Not mine, but just like mine(I have no pictures of mine)

http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/DSC_2890-1200x802.jpg

Oh I loved mine too. Mine was blue.

oldpotatoe
03-16-2016, 03:23 PM
My 1987 Vanagon Syncro...should have never sold it. Mine was dark red.

Dave B
03-16-2016, 03:50 PM
2008 Dodge RAM 1500

I guess I just miss having a truck. I like my car better now, but love me some pick em up trucks!

Tickdoc
03-16-2016, 04:05 PM
Such great stuff. Just look at the number of Bavarians here! And the Porsches, and the ....just great stuff.

I expected to see more gti's and corollas, but I guess those aren't the ones you miss as much.

I have a buddy with an original and early us rs 911(is it '72?). So fun, so rare.

Astronomical pricing now.

And the muscle cars. If I had a time ship I'd go back and just cruise used car lots for old muscle cars. They were so easy to find and cheap. Buy a barn and stick me all in it.

Thanks for sharing.

dustyrider
03-16-2016, 04:45 PM
I don't miss them; I iust wish we had them here in the states.
3 door hatchbacks!
Also:
Subaru's with a disesel engine and a high/low range tranny.
We did get the dual range trannies in the eighties...so I guess that's the car I miss the most.

jr59
03-16-2016, 05:04 PM
That 930 is now worth a fortune....

So would be the Nomad!

BobbyJones
03-16-2016, 06:04 PM
My two faves were a 79 Honda and an 82 Subaru. Neither my pics obviously, but same colors and trims

The Honda had a cockpit like a racecar (even a manual choke pull on the dash) and equipped with Vredestein Snows I would routinely out climb Jeeps on snowy hills.

The Subaru was practically unstoppable unless the snow was wet and over the wheels or you high-centered on sand. 4WD low and a 50/50 power split when engaged. Could fit a Jetski in the back with the plaid seats down, and doubled as sleeping space when out on the beach. The center "third-eye" headlight was a source of constant amusement.

Now that I'm thinking about it, not so sure I miss the cars, but I do miss being 18!

ThasFACE
03-16-2016, 06:12 PM
95 m3. Sold it when we found out my son was on the way. I kept the e30 but often wonder if I made the right choice. The perfect driver's car. I think my wife misses it more than me.

Ugh, this exactly.

I had a 97 e36 M3 sedan in estoril, and sold it like a complete jackass after returning to NYC. I'm in a b7 s4 now (needed something appropriate for the frozen tundra that Ann Arbor can sometimes be), which I really like, but nothing I've driven since that M3 has been quite the same. Such a wonderful car.

velofinds
03-16-2016, 07:01 PM
My old M3/4/5.

Interestingly, I prefer the E30 chassis, even though the E36 M3 is superior on paper to an E30 325i.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/9754411585_fc5fa41a76_b.jpg

ctcyclistbob
03-16-2016, 07:24 PM
I enjoy my bikes much more than cars these days, but here are 2 that I miss (76 280Z and 86 RX7) :

jlwdm
03-16-2016, 07:56 PM
My 1974 Alfa 2000 GTV I purchased new in the fall of 1975. Moved to AZ in 1984 and had to sell it due to the lack of a/c and I needed my car for work.

This is not my car, but the same color and similar after market wheels. Drove the car hard and had tons of fun.

I look at the used market periodically.

Jeff

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m617/6ridge9/Alfa/AlfaRomeo.jpg (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/6ridge9/media/Alfa/AlfaRomeo.jpg.html)

merlinmurph
03-16-2016, 08:41 PM
No Mustangs, yet?

My first car - a 66 Mustang convertible.
IMHO, one of the sharpest looking cars made

http://www.mustangdreams.com/1000-p-wide.jpg

schwa86
03-16-2016, 09:03 PM
I grew up on a farm. My father bought weird cars as a result. They tended to be good at driving over things that were in their way.

It got me through college, with occaisional sleeping in the back, and hauled a whole lot of stuff. The gas mileage was horrible. But I installed a pretty good tape deck with speakers that could point out the back when the tail gate was open. And then my younger brother borrowed it and wrapped it around a tree doing doughnuts on the HS lawn... (Not mine but close, and the same special shade of green...)

http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/1976_International_Scout_II_Rallye_Front_1.jpg

572cv
03-16-2016, 10:31 PM
I miss my 87 Peugeot 505'turbo , blueprinted, with an extra spring on the waste gate. Sick fast fun and sublime comfort and handling.

Also my 72 DS21 Safari wagon... Nothing like it ever.

Ok, I never did figure out why I got to be a sucker for French cars.

PacNW2Ford
03-16-2016, 10:38 PM
1986 Toyota MR2 with BBS wheels, Comp T/As, Koni Sport struts...
1977 Toyota Celica GT Liftback, most fun you could have with 90 hp

ofcounsel
03-16-2016, 10:41 PM
My 2007 Boxster.

On my way home from from a meeting in San Diego in early 2011, I stopped by a dealer in Irvine because I was frustrated over an issue with the top. In a fit of madness, I ended up trading the Boxster in for a BMW sedan. I regret that decision.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s81/ofcounsel/167551_1708496627471_1089727772_1906296_3648629_n. jpg

xjoex
03-17-2016, 12:10 AM
I traded my Cooper in for a truck since I was moving to the mountains... I miss it way too much.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HYZRxAOAx8A/TwxmNBnzKGI/AAAAAAAAExs/3tXomKVK8NEnzvnb7EuLd37BymKqU12wQCCo/s920-Ic42/IMG_4033.jpg



-Joe

downtube
03-17-2016, 01:52 AM
My 71 BMW 2002 in 1972. I was 17 and got a killer deal on this car with only 6,000 miles on the clock. Put about 150,000 miles on it. Reflecting back it was the best car I ever owned. No air, no power windows, no sun roof, no nothing , not even a radio. I loved it. My other favorite part of this photo is my Spiro T. Agnew for president T shirt.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1548/25225512603_6eb405b74f_z.jpg

Louis
03-17-2016, 02:52 AM
My 1974 Alfa 2000 GTV I purchased new in the fall of 1975. Moved to AZ in 1984 and had to sell it due to the lack of a/c and I needed my car for work.

This is not my car, but the same color and similar after market wheels. Drove the car hard and had tons of fun.

I look at the used market periodically.



There's an easy way to scratch this itch: :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alfa-Romeo-GTV-GTV-/201534610304?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2eec661b80:g:ZXwAAOSwh-1W2Kua&item=201534610304

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alfa-Romeo-GTV-/262329028115?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3d14074e13:g:xGcAAOSwoBtW4dPG&item=262329028115

http://bringatrailer.com/auctions/

If I had space in the garage I'd get one of these:

http://13252-presscdn-0-94.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/IMG_8507-e1457792337658-940x636.jpeg

ripvanrando
03-17-2016, 04:28 AM
70 1/2 Z28

95 C36....overall, I have had many MB cars and nothing beats them for covering vast distances but this one had soul.

86 VW GTI built to the hilt. Callaway turbo would break em loose in third gear. It was quick but could corner and brake with anything in the era. Given how much coin was into it, it should have been pretty good.

downtube
03-17-2016, 10:32 PM
My 1974 Alfa 2000 GTV I purchased new in the fall of 1975. Moved to AZ in 1984 and had to sell it due to the lack of a/c and I needed my car for work.

This is not my car, but the same color and similar after market wheels. Drove the car hard and had tons of fun.

I look at the used market periodically.

Jeff

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m617/6ridge9/Alfa/AlfaRomeo.jpg (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/6ridge9/media/Alfa/AlfaRomeo.jpg.html)

Wow, dream car back in the seventies. and still is. GTVs are awesome sports coupes.

DRZRM
03-17-2016, 11:00 PM
I had a 1992 Toyota Celica that I loved. Like this one. Still miss it dearly.

http://bestcarmag.com/sites/default/files/895901223118340027_large.jpg

avalonracing
03-18-2016, 06:35 AM
Man, you guys have had some fun cars. I'll always miss my '89 and '91 Acura Integras. This first was such a blast and my first new car and the second was just indestructible despite having the piss driven out of it. I've had nicer cars but not better cars. (I also miss my '86 Honda VFR despite having a few newer and fancier bikes).

carpediemracing
03-18-2016, 07:27 AM
I was revisiting my cars the other day on Facebook. I miss all of them, in one way or another, except for the Mazda 626.

First car (no pics available): 1978 Datsun B210. GX maybe? It had the "sport" package, which meant a 240?Z steering wheel. 4 speed, rear wheel drive, and, get this LEADED GAS! I had it in 1985, I'm pretty sure there were still some gas stations selling leaded gas. I'd get leaded regular and unleaded regular, trying to boost the octane. Of course I didn't advance the timing and the car was junky anyway but still, it was fun. If I had time/money I'd buy one and put an LS something in it (V-8) and makes it into one of those "CAFE racers" that I lusted after. CAFE racers were basically econo-cars with massive body kits, like the Monza. There was a kit for the B210 available.

Like this, but in white, and with rust/etc.
http://dev.hatchheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/datsun_b210_1_76.png

Next car: 1980 Ford Fairmont. Paid $1 for it. It was so simple, nothing special. My dream was to swap out the running gear for a (sister car) 5.0 Mustang and turn it into a sleeper. Of course that never happened. Junkyard.

https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12321320_10154000878653824_9005303821499174002_n.j pg?oh=f050f368c3dbd55dfa4e8af530c34c8c&oe=574E788A

Next car: 1979 Mercury Capri 2.3 turbo, McLaren package so factory 15" rims. The car had been heavily modded by the previous owner. SVO 5 speed, SVO engine bits, chassis braces, basically uncorked turbo (17 psi). Car was just stupid, not fast, just stupid. It was on the verge of digesting itself every time I drove it. Bought it to do a trip around the country, about 10k miles, and the car died immediately after that. Gave it to a mechanic friend who stripped the good stuff out and junked the rest. This car would have been a great Hoonigan kind of car because it ached to be stripped of everything that didn't help it move forward. I wanted to put everything from this car into the Fairmont (owned them at the same time) but the Capri had the less developed 2.3 turbo. The one with fuel injection would have been better (1989).

https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-0/p206x206/12801302_10154000878028824_2203734048727522217_n.j pg?oh=956ec22e55ba364f00ce42eff1a61cc7&oe=5781F087

1987 GTI. Exhaust, brakes, flywheel. Close ratio 5 speed. So noisy (from exhaust). Took rear seats out so I could carry bikes upright (wheels had to come off) in a home built frame similar to a pick up bed carrier. Drove it to Florida, to Michigan. First car with mpg thing, I loved trying to get good mileage. Got maybe 28 mpg most of the time, record was over 50 mpg for a 2 hour trip. Sold it to the UPS guy that delivered most of the parts for the car. With a better steering wheel, short shift kit, I think it would have been a fun autocross or rally type car. I learned to left foot brake in this car (in snow).

1992? Passat VR6. When it ran, with it's cold air intake (noise!), light flywheel, it sounded so cool. I'd purposely heel toe downshifts everywhere because it sounded like shotgun blasts. Drove it to Chicago, to Canada. Aftermarket steering wheel was very nice, I wanted to turn hard all the time just so I could tug on the wheel.

https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12794558_10154000879408824_3271458965881066910_n.j pg?oh=990a8c204de23e478732014e99eb793d&oe=574D5429

2003 350Z. 6 spd, first car over 200 hp. Big rollers (275 front tires, 315 rears), brakes, intake (for noise). First new car in my life. Traded it in when wife got pregnant. Car was not ideal in many ways (horrible shifter, clunky steering wheel, bad visibility) but it was fun in its own way. My brother told me I would drive it for hundreds of thousands of miles, slowly stripping away unnecessary stuff until it became a race car like shell. I wish I could have done that. Barring that I really should have given the car to my best man in SoCal. He could drive the car all the time (vs garaged 4 months a year here) and he'd never have bought such a car for himself.

https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/v/t1.0-9/252096_10150261114218824_6660253_n.jpg?oh=4d3044dc c42d499ff1202c1cc3be45b9&oe=578544D3

1993 Civic VX. I knew the kid that bought it from the dealer, we went to races together, he hated driving so he let me drive the car. I bought it as a winter car counterpart for the Z when it had 246k miles on it. Lowered, did some body work, brakes, wheels/tires. This was my hoodlum car (and I got pulled over for no reason once I think because I looked like a hoodlum). Then wife got pregnant. This was just a fun car because it was so slow. 92 HP from the factory, probably 70 hp when I got it. I had to shift from 5th into 3rd gear to maintain speed on local highways (50-55 mph). Sold it at 286k.

https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/v/t1.0-9/227172_10150247428313824_5833819_n.jpg?oh=2900b49c 2a096d0adb2c684d146c4774&oe=5754861B

Honorable mention: About a 1984 Chrysler 5th Avenue, like the one that the guy drove in in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. It was red with red interior. Girlfriend before the wife had it. I fixed it a few times, alternator, fuel pump, belts, some other stuff. It was so easy to work on, at least the engine stuff. And super plush, quiet. Definitely a car that wasn't in a hurry, and if you got that, it was a great, great car. I don't think I have any pictures of it.

Curve_in
03-18-2016, 09:16 AM
Not Mine but I had two of these a 1976 and an 81 like this one. I had it dialed in with 1984 GTI running gear. I'd give anything to have it back!!!!

I had a 75 and 81 MK1, but the one I'd like to have back is a is my 86 MK2.

marsh
03-18-2016, 09:18 AM
Miss my 95 Rio Grande. Drove it until the rockers rusted through.
Engine/trans never had a problem.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3061/2722521810_13e6778cab.jpg

Seramount
03-18-2016, 10:21 AM
I had a 1968 SS396 Camaro in high school...which, after some parts swapping (carb, intake, cam, headers, etc) was an absolute beast of a car.

I still have dreams about it....

ChrisG
03-18-2016, 11:06 AM
I'm thoroughly impressed with the cars this thread has brought out. Miss-able cars all over the place.

Three of mine that come to mind:

*1974 Chevy Vega GT. My first car. My father and I swapped a Buick V6/TH350 into it, in our tiny one-car garage, when I was 16. I learned a lot about opposite-lock driving in this thing. It had non-power assisted steering and brakes, and no A/C. I took out the front seat belts and used the holes in the headliner to install some 6x9s, haha.

*1986 Mustang GT. My first actually fast car. I debadged it, added off-road pipes & Flowmasters, a cold-air intake, and drove around with the windows down all the time. I used to like cracking the pipes as I pulled it into the garage at night. The entire neighborhood knew I was home safe.

*2003 GTI. After a string of 8V 2.0 and 1.8T cars, this was my first VR6. It was the 24V variant, with the 6 speed, and the only option was leather. The car wasn't all that fast, but the motor was sublime. I traded it in (too soon) for a 1st Gen Mazdaspeed 3, and often second-guessed that decision.

ultraman6970
03-18-2016, 11:20 AM
Hmm...

- Peugeot 404 SW.
- Peugeot 505 turbo.
- Fiat 125 special.. nothing fancy but a heck of a do it all 4 doors car.
- Fiat 600 .. yeah 600 cc's... and if you fix that engine you can race with those things.
- Fiat 147 another small car from the italians.
- Renault 5 turbo... not a bad car, did not work in the US but that doesnt mean was a bad car.
- Volvo 122... when volvo used to make cars with normal engines, no computers or anything, big ass 2 tons steel tank with a two throats carburator.

jlwdm
03-18-2016, 03:13 PM
There's an easy way to scratch this itch: :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alfa-Romeo-GTV-GTV-/201534610304?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2eec661b80:g:ZXwAAOSwh-1W2Kua&item=201534610304

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alfa-Romeo-GTV-/262329028115?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3d14074e13:g:xGcAAOSwoBtW4dPG&item=262329028115

http://bringatrailer.com/auctions/

...

Thanks to Louis (an enabler) I put in a bid on the second Alfa and was the high bidder but the bid did not hit the reserve.

Jeff

old fat man
03-18-2016, 03:34 PM
I drove a 5000 turbo like this one to 180k. It became too expensive to maintain so we donated it.

1697916856

I inherited a 1995 S6 sedan like this one and enjoyed it immensely, until a Prius driver hit the gas instead of the brake and pulled out right in front of me, deploying the airbags and totaling the car. Wish I could have this one back

1697916859

jtbadge
03-18-2016, 03:43 PM
Put a ton of miles on a 2002 Grand Cherokee all through college. Plenty of space for people and gear, decent gas mileage for a V8 with AWD (averaged 20 on the interstate). Wouldn't mind having one again...

http://images.gtcarlot.com/pictures/19670450.jpg

notsew
03-18-2016, 03:46 PM
Wish I still had this one.

It wasn't the fastest, and was downright dangerous in bad weather, but I sure miss it.

Which ones do you miss?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/Handgod/supra/left_front_quarter.jpg

My first car was a celica of the same vintage. Not as much of a monster as the supra, but still a very dangerous car for a 16 year old. When I think about the things I did in that car, its a miracle I'm still alive.

I loved that car, but the one I miss the most was my '91 Alfa 164s. Not as classic as some of the Alfa's here, but was fantastic to drive and had a wonderful Italian growl.

https://fotos.arcar.org/vehiculos/53145-alfa-romeo-164-s.jpg

Also up there, a Peugeot 505 diesel that was slow as sin, but looked the business, and a 405mi16 which was, in many ways, a perfectly French version of the 164.

downtube
03-18-2016, 04:11 PM
Thanks to Louis (an enabler) I put in a bid on the second Alfa and was the high bidder but the bid did not hit the reserve.

Jeff
You have to watch out for Louis, he knows how to find Alfa's.

Louis
03-18-2016, 05:21 PM
Thanks to Louis (an enabler) I put in a bid on the second Alfa and was the high bidder but the bid did not hit the reserve.

Jeff

The dark (aubergine) one? Wow, wow, wow. That is a beauty.

I wonder how much he wanted.

You can be almost 100% sure that it will soon be up for auction again.

Also check out the Bring a Trailer link. I think there was at least one GTV there too.

Take your time - they are out there. I'll ask at the next StL Alfa club meeting if there's anyone around here thinking of selling.

Louis

MrDangerPants
03-18-2016, 05:30 PM
Still my fave. I'd love to have it back.

I've had 5 Rabbit GTIs (1984 (red/red), 1983 (red/blue), 1984 (red/blue), 1984 (silver/blue), 1983 (silver/blue)) and would love to get my grubby hands on another.

Here's my favorite 1984 back in the late 1990s:

http://41.media.tumblr.com/8dc5a05996f7d3184d0cfa5eaeb403ab/tumblr_o49agvqsh61tst9oeo1_1280.jpg

AngryScientist
03-18-2016, 05:37 PM
that's a beauty danger!

thirdgenbird
03-18-2016, 06:06 PM
that's a beauty danger!

No kidding.

Ryun
03-18-2016, 06:16 PM
I had a 75 and 81 MK1, but the one I'd like to have back is a is my 86 MK2.

Hey I remember when you got that one.
Guy thought it had a blown headgasket
You changed the oil cooler gasket and drove it to nyc the next day

jlwdm
03-18-2016, 06:25 PM
The dark (aubergine) one? Wow, wow, wow. That is a beauty.

I wonder how much he wanted.

...

Louis

I think I saw it on another site for $49,000.

Jeff

Louis
03-18-2016, 06:46 PM
I think I saw it on another site for $49,000.


OK, I may know where that number comes from, and he's probably smoking something:

Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is "concours."

https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1973-Alfa_Romeo-2000-GTV

Tickdoc
03-18-2016, 08:27 PM
Thanks to Louis (an enabler) I put in a bid on the second Alfa and was the high bidder but the bid did not hit the reserve.

Jeff

I watched that one end today as well. Gorgeous car. Not concours level, but well done.

I noticed he also had a nice s class that went low today as well. Now that would be a fun one to own, but only with factory warranty.

d_man16
03-18-2016, 08:36 PM
This is one of my all time favorite cars. I had 5 of them over a 4 year time span. Most I had at one time was 3 plus a full storage shed of about two cars worth of parts. One of them was a 10v turbo conversion. Nothing sounds as cool as a 5 cylinder Audi. That was one of the benefits of working at an independent Audi shop.

Ha that's funny as my first car was a VW Quantum! With those goofy vacuum sealing locks and gas lid....I'm sure that it's still running around my hometown somewhere? It was a hoot!

BR,

~D

GonaSovereign
03-18-2016, 09:09 PM
I miss the early GTIs, but love the new ones. Also, this:

http://www.influx.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/lancia_delta_s41.jpeg

jlwdm
03-18-2016, 09:28 PM
I watched that one end today as well. Gorgeous car. Not concours level, but well done.

I noticed he also had a nice s class that went low today as well. Now that would be a fun one to own, but only with factory warranty.

I had looked at the posting on eBay, but I was not watching it. I grabbed my iPad for something else and noticed eBay was still up on this auction and there were only 14 minutes left. The next thing I knew i had made three bids. The power of eBay.

Jeff

cadence90
03-18-2016, 09:39 PM
.... ..
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Tickdoc
03-18-2016, 09:43 PM
I miss the early GTIs, but love the new ones. Also, this:

http://www.influx.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/lancia_delta_s41.jpeg

That's freakin awesome.

Here's my all time fav car of all time ever. Ever.

http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/04/1972_Lancia_Stratos_01-700x466.jpg

loimpact
03-18-2016, 10:30 PM
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/jgkAAOSwB4NWuOsa/s-l1600.jpg

My 15 minutes of fame.

It was mine. (The car, not the girl....Rhonda Koch, former Raiderette)

1963 VW
2007cc stroker motor w/ every high-end thing you can imagine in it
5-speed short-ratio super beefed out tranx
Sony-sponsored sound system

(sheds tear)

texbike
03-18-2016, 10:32 PM
I've had 5 Rabbit GTIs (1984 (red/red), 1983 (red/blue), 1984 (red/blue), 1984 (silver/blue), 1983 (silver/blue)) and would love to get my grubby hands on another.


I had two of them - both white. The '83 had red interior and the '84 had blue. Fun, lightweight cars.

Had two: one white, one red (my first 2 cars). Bought used, then drove them until they each went to Vlovo heaven. I loved those cars. Stromberg carbs...adjust for sea-level, and then beware of going over 5,000 feet! :)

Did this happen to you: a big thumbs up from 122S drivers going the other way? Happened to me a lot, and is actually how I found my mechanic of now 30 years.

Good vibe, those 122S'.

I love 122s. They may actually be one of the last, semi-affordable, Euro classics with a decent race history. I had a '67 sedan and a '66 coupe. Both had the twin SUs with OD 4 speeds. The motors always seemed to sound exactly the same whether they were at idle or cruising down the highway...

That's freakin awesome.

Here's my all time fav car of all time ever. Ever.

http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/04/1972_Lancia_Stratos_01-700x466.jpg

Awesome Lancias!

Texbike

Louis
03-18-2016, 10:34 PM
My 15 minutes of fame.

It was mine. (The car, not the girl....Rhonda Koch, former Raiderette)

1963 VW
2007cc stroker motor w/ every high-end thing you can imagine in it
5-speed short-ratio super beefed out tranx
Sony-sponsored sound system

(sheds tear)

Very cool. (although I think I may have gone with different wheels)

loimpact
03-18-2016, 10:49 PM
Very cool. (although I think I may have gone with different wheels)

It was the 90's....(well, lots of 80's influence too as it took me about 5 years for total build).....and back then you either ran 5-spoke Empi's, or Porsche Alloys (aka Fuchs, today). ;)

Today, I'd love to have a bus......except what I could build up full tilt for about $20K, 20 years ago would cost me about $50K now. :eek:

Oh how time changes things. ;)

Louis
03-18-2016, 10:55 PM
Today, I'd love to have a bus......except what I could build up full tilt for about $20K, 20 years ago would cost me about $50K now. :eek:

There are some very neat camper builds out there:

http://www.oldbug.com/380%20599.jpg


http://www.thewestfalia.com/wp-content/uploads/camper-volkswagen.jpg

cadence90
03-18-2016, 11:16 PM
.... ..
.

parris
03-19-2016, 07:02 AM
As silly as it may sound I had an 84 Caprice Classic that was greater than the sum of it's parts. I drove that car during the time I was dating my wife. She lived in Ithaca and I was in Utica. I would make weekly trips on less than $10.00 of gas and have enough left to get me a few days going back and forth to work.

The former owner had set it up for towing so it had heavy duty shocks and springs. The result was a big car that handled WAY better than it had any earthly right to.

CampyorBust
03-19-2016, 07:22 AM
Corrado

oldpotatoe
03-19-2016, 07:37 AM
It was the 90's....(well, lots of 80's influence too as it took me about 5 years for total build).....and back then you either ran 5-spoke Empi's, or Porsche Alloys (aka Fuchs, today). ;)

Today, I'd love to have a bus......except what I could build up full tilt for about $20K, 20 years ago would cost me about $50K now. :eek:

Oh how time changes things. ;)

Love to find one of these. Lots in Brazil and Mexico.

Ozz
03-24-2016, 12:42 PM
[QUOTE=Louis;1939359]There are some very neat camper builds out there:



Here you go:

http://www.peacevansrentals.com/

Rent a VW camper for a week.....

thwart
03-24-2016, 01:52 PM
I've had 5 Rabbit GTIs (1984 (red/red), 1983 (red/blue), 1984 (red/blue), 1984 (silver/blue), 1983 (silver/blue)) and would love to get my grubby hands on another.
I had two of them - both white. The '83 had red interior and the '84 had blue. Fun, lightweight cars.


Yeah, the Westmoreland PA built Rabbit GTI's... kinda crudely finished, with a rough, noisy ride.

But when you needed to get somewhere in a hurry... all that just fell away.

Magic.

Mine was an '84, white/blue. Hit by someone in an Oldsmobile... :crap:

William
03-24-2016, 02:06 PM
I miss my Turbo 900 SPG. Not everyone liked them but I always had a blast in that car. I've got a DD so if I came across one in decent shape I might think about grabbing it for a fun/project car.






http://orig01.deviantart.net/83bf/f/2011/151/3/d/brian__s_saab_900_spg_no_5_by_chilihook-d3hqksp.jpg






William

velofinds
03-24-2016, 02:11 PM
Wow. That Saab is so good!

It was said before but it bears repeating: there are a lot of nice cars in this thread.

cnighbor1
03-24-2016, 02:12 PM
One or two or three I wouldn't mind owning

p nut
03-24-2016, 03:55 PM
I miss my Turbo 900 SPG. Not everyone liked them but I always had a blast in that car. I've got a DD so if I came across one in decent shape I might think about grabbing it for a fun/project car.

William

I love those Saabs. Friend in college had a '90 900 Turbo. The thing was pretty fast and actually was pretty fun to drive.

snah
03-24-2016, 09:54 PM
My friend's 1972 Datsun 240z--we went everywhere in that thing (not his--but the same ugly orange...)

I had that exact car, same "ugly" orange, but I liked it. Miss the car? Yes!!

thirdgenbird
03-24-2016, 10:00 PM
I want an SPG

snah
03-24-2016, 10:37 PM
My Dad had photo one of these when I was in high school, aside from never figuring out the manual choke, loved this car.

Massively wanted this #2.

EPIC! Stratton
03-25-2016, 01:01 PM
1980 Porsche 911 SC
http://i.imgur.com/51yAYfr.jpg

carpediemracing
03-25-2016, 03:39 PM
You guys are making me start looking in Craigslist for cars :(

paredown
03-25-2016, 04:06 PM
You guys are making me start looking in Craigslist for cars :(

I know, right?

The link to www.bringatrailer.com was good for a lot of time wasted.

A good friend who has always played realist to the dreamer me looked at the TR4 they had (for which I had sent the link), and flatly said "I loved that car [he had a TR4 BITD] but I can not imagine ever getting a restoration like that finished any more."

carpediemracing
03-25-2016, 06:21 PM
I know, right?

The link to bringatrailer.com/ was good for a lot of time wasted.

A good friend who has always played realist to the dreamer me looked at the TR4 they had (for which I had sent the link), and flatly said "I loved that car [he had a TR4 BITD] but I can not imagine ever getting a restoration like that finished any more."

Fixed the link

fignon's barber
03-26-2016, 08:32 AM
I traded in a late 90's Volvo Turbo Wagon because me wife wanted something sporty. To this day, I wish I would have garaged it and then resurrected it in full Molteni paint and decals with custom Columbus tubed roof racks.

ohsnapitsed
03-26-2016, 02:29 PM
Photos of two of my old rides that I miss

87 300d - Hit 400k on my move to Chicago, sold shortly after. Found it on Craigslist a couple years ago and considered buying back.


91 Land Cruiser FJ80 - trying to convince the Mrs that we need one for "Weekend Stuff" although our Subaru does a fine job hauling dogs, bikes, etc.


Also had an 85 300d that I sold before being deployed and have always regretted.

Ryun
03-26-2016, 04:17 PM
A couple I miss
98 VW Gtvr6. I had that so dialed with suspension cams etc

my 2001 Laguna Seca Blue M3. Again very dialed in for the track. Had hundreds of track hours once I sold it but never missed a beat. In fact it ran better after a weekend of hard tracking. I miss being that close to VIR and Summit Point.
Full big brake kit, corner balanced motons, carbon csl bumper, track exhaust... wish I could find one for reasonable money.

Also my boxxer cup rep motorcycle. Florida is waaay too crazy to own a motorcycle again but If I could Id track down something down like it

jchasse
03-26-2016, 05:21 PM
Here are the three that I let get away. I also miss my '84 VW GTI and my 16V Scirocco, but I REALLY miss these. Hurts just looking at the pictures.

thirdgenbird
03-26-2016, 05:29 PM
Jchasse,
Is it possible you sold me a stock 944 spoiler? That car and the location both seem familiar.

jchasse
03-26-2016, 05:35 PM
Jchasse,
Is it possible you sold me a stock 944 spoiler? That car and the location both seem familiar.

Possibly. There wasn't much that was stock on that car by the time I was done. :)

I was living in New Canaan CT for most of the time I owned it - does that sound right?

thirdgenbird
03-26-2016, 05:36 PM
Possibly. There wasn't much that was stock on that car by the time I was done. :)

I was living in New Canaan CT for most of the time I owned it - does that sound right?

No, I think it came out of Colorado. I recalling coming off a similar looking car. It was a rennlist deal.

BigDaddySmooth
03-26-2016, 05:56 PM
5 speed with hatchback, 40 mpg on hwy, 35 overall and it could still scoot. Back in the day, I had to make a run to Norfolk for some Navy school and just before the Chesapeake tunnel, I hit 110. I was more stupid back then.

CaptStash
03-26-2016, 06:07 PM
Next car: 1979 Mercury Capri 2.3 turbo, McLaren package so factory 15" rims.
https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-0/p206x206/12801302_10154000878028824_2203734048727522217_n.j pg?oh=956ec22e55ba364f00ce42eff1a61cc7&oe=5781F087




That's not a Capri! See below for a real Capri (the Sexy European). My first and still possibly the best car I ever owned (considering the competition is a pair of pick-up trucks and a 1985 Merkur Xr4ti. My dad had the 4 cylinder Capri and thought of it as an economy car, so there were no objections when I bought my six banger at 19 years old (me, not the car). He didn't understand until I let him drive it. Oops.

I used to sneak out at my window night, roll down the hill (to be stealthy) then head up to nearby Mulholland for a few hours of troublemaking. That Capri could eat BMW 2002tii's and 240Z's for lunch. It held its own just fine against 911's and such unless the folks I was racing knew how to drive (which a good number didn't). It was really well balanced and the engine was very torqy with lots of mid range guts that was perfect for swinging the tail out going around the Mulholland sweepers.

The one in the photo obviously isn't mine, but I had that same banana yellow.

CaptStash....

fiataccompli
04-07-2016, 09:57 AM
For fun, here are a couple I miss from time to time...

1987 BMW 535is
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160407/1cfe749550bc398e3dbae5a4958f5ee1.jpg

(Should be) 1971 Fiat 124 Coupe
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160407/96b9b5bc90e2d074eb665e426a714e37.jpg

1974 Fiat 124 Spider
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160407/011fe1d11fc4790159e604d72ccddf15.jpg

1996 Saab 900 2.0 turbo...trouble but fun
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160407/1b477a1338ed7b2b15b2d4da283d4585.jpg

1970 Fiat 124 Coupe (with Recardo Montalban)
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160407/917f78f0698ad6d2a3ed5a4075568be5.jpg


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velofinds
04-07-2016, 11:39 AM
1987 BMW 535is
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160407/1cfe749550bc398e3dbae5a4958f5ee1.jpg

Have I seen this before on mye28? :cool:

fiataccompli
04-07-2016, 11:50 AM
Indeed probably so. Sold it in 13 when I was buying my prerequisite-for-cyclists JSW! Sadly, it seemed to pass into the hands of folks who remind me what i don't like about the BMW enthusiast world (and do like about the Fiat enthusiast world)...but yeah. Awesome fun car, completely non-economical


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