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Lazarus 12-16-2017 05:03 PM

What Was Your Favorite Ass-Kickin' Car?
 
Personally, I've owned over 30 different rides....domestic and foreign, but I was in the business for many years. Mercedes, Austin Healey, Rover, Jaguar...and many more. My absolute favorite was a 1965 Jaguar 4.2 Litre XK-E Coupe. 160 mph, out of the box. I gave it away for less than $3000. Probably worth over $750,000 in today's market!

1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGGbGiw63DQ

This is a similar view of a classic XK-E. Mine was at least that good, but was in an egg shale white with a Connely leather tan interior.

I've had four jaguars...one was a 1959 XK-150.....but I would LOVE to have this one back.

Jim Farrell Tiler 12-16-2017 09:03 PM

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this was mine 1970 XW falcon v8 was my fathers car then i owned it for nearly 30 years sold it a couple of years ago

Bodie Powers 12-16-2017 11:38 PM

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1962 TR3A, like this one. Heavy but super low center of gravity, nice drift through the turns. Had an electric solenoid overdrive switch on the dash that gave me 7 forward speeds. Awesome ride wish I still had it. Bought it in 1968 for $550.

lati_cz 12-17-2017 10:03 PM

Any older Alfa with busso V6 3.0L engine. Lancia Delta Integrale, love older italian cars... Currently my daily driver is Fairlane 66 station wagon, for fun I have BMW R60/6R.
for me production of cool cars (with exceptions) stopped in 80's. I do not see anything thrilling anymore. Hard to distinguish Kia from Maserati now....

as much as I enjoy JG i enjoy bringatrailer.com, really cool cars there.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1974-lancia-stratos/

Karls tile Inc 12-17-2017 10:45 PM

1978 Toyota corolla 22r engine

Lazarus 12-18-2017 02:59 PM

Nice ride, Bodie! I also had a 1957 Austin Healey 100-4 that I recall I paid less than a grand for. 4 speed and an electric overdrive. The windshield was adjustable for "rake," in the racing position. A great driver.

The one car I could never seem to pull the trigger on was a Triumph TR-8. V8 engine and the most fun you could have with your clothes on! :wohoo:

John Bridge 12-19-2017 09:20 AM

Well, I gotta tell y'all, when I was in France a bought a brand new 1960 Morris 850 (mini minor) for a thousand bucks. Left it in Germany with a guy when I came home. Maybe eight years ago I ran across a 1960 Morris Minor in Snohomish Washington in an antique store. Came very close to buying it just for the hell of it, but didn't. I think about that car from time to time. :)

mullet 12-19-2017 09:54 AM

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Good grief enough of these sissy cars!!!

1969 Nova

evan1968 12-19-2017 10:00 AM

I'm with you on that one Chuck....When I was 19 I rebuilt a 1968 Corvette Convertible. 350 3 speed. First year for the Mako shark styling. I gotta dig some pics up.
Good times!

Lazarus 12-19-2017 01:07 PM

Another "goodie" from my misspent youth was a 1970 Rover 3500S. Built by British Leyland (The Jaguar folks) It featured a Buick(!) V8 engine with double SU's...a De Dion rear end and the hood scoops were reversible from the underside of the bonnet for summer/winter operation. All aluminum body and a joy to drive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1s8GnBME4k

Lazarus 12-19-2017 01:10 PM

Mentioned my E Type Jaguar. I also owned a 1957 Mk VIII Saloon 4 Dr., a 1962 MkII Salon and an XK-150 Coupe 2 dr. (Gorgeous stylin'!) :yipee:

If I owned all these cars now....I could retire from tiling! :bang:

jwmezzanotte 12-19-2017 09:57 PM

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Still have my Miata with 302 ford swap. It's pretty fun :)

mullet 12-19-2017 11:11 PM

sleeper for sure.

Vulsion 12-21-2017 12:17 PM

Skyline all day baby

Peerless Tile 12-22-2017 07:35 AM

I had A green 72 340 Duster with a few engine mods ....I was too cool for school


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