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Really curious what kind of cars you guys have parked in the garage next to your bikes. Could be hotrods, classics, sports cars, etc.

I have an unrestored 1971 Dodge Charger R/T with a big block 383, a 1989 Pontiac Firebird drag car with a boosted 496 big block Chevy behind it and a Nissan 350z.

Let me know what you guys have!


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I have a 2010 chysler 300 that hauls the family daily. 93 Mazda Miata I inherited. A 93 Acura Integra Ibspent my youth in. 2005 Hummer H2. 84 Toyota pickup. 2 2008 Hyundai tiburons. 2004 Hyundai tiburon. 2006 tiburon. 2003 Audi A4.

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The only one I really had that was worth mentioning was a 1974 Nova. I built up a 350 in high school, bored .060 over, upped the compression put in a small HP cam and a turbo 400 transmission. That was a fun car.

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1930 Ford Model A 5 window Coupe,1940 Willy-Overland MB olive drab with a star on the hood ,1980 Toyota SR5 Pickup with climate control AC,AM/FM/Cass. + 4 speakers, bucket seats 5 speed, disc brakes , load sensing rear brakes all factory', 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier with AC,AM/FM/Cass. ,2002 Mitsubishi Montero UN model with blast shield floor pans, bullet resistant glass and door panels and a handgun safe under the glove box.Not to many but different.The first two I am getting ready to restore the rest all have been or didn't need it, all are stock with factory options. I have not seen to many vehicles with climate control AC that were not luxury cars.This is my daily driver.

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Parked in the yard is my wife`s 05 Caravan, my 97 4x4 Dodge pick up and our Camper, the "Magic Bus" 97 Ford E350 transport bus as drivers...
Deeper in the yard our 1966 Ranchero in progress It`s gotta 5L - 90 Lincoln running gear...
In the shop my buddy has Ann`s 71 Ranchero he is restoring, but will have EFI v6 running gear...
He told me to insure it for $40,000 once we get done with it...
I WAS gonna to TN to give a helping hand getting that project off the back burner, BUT> I hit that Deer....
I just surrendered my 72 Ranchero to another buddy who wanted it more than I did, He made an offer I couldn`t refuse...

Therapy is painful, BUT Needed,

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I've got an old-ish Honda Accord with a little over 200,000 miles and an '07 Mustang GT that I just purchased a couple weeks ago. The Honda will be cleaned up and sold before too long, and the Mustang will be getting some upgrades.

I've always loved classic muscle cars, but circumstances haven't permitted me to own one yet.

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I've always had a predilection for small sports coupes. Not muscle cars. I think they're great, but I just don't care to own one. I like smallish, nimble, and fun cars. Manual Transmissions are mandatory or, in my humble and jaded opinion, it's not a sports cars. (No flappy paddles, either <img src="" border="0" alt="" title="Razz" class="inlineimg" /> )

A selection of three that I wish I still had.
1964 Ford Mustang
1972 Volvo 1800E (Yeah, Volvo made a sports car...a pretty neat one, too. The Saint drove one.)
2006 Hyundai Tiburon.

The Mustang: Let's face it, by today's standards, a lot of these cars needed constant maintenance. Fix or Repair Daily. We still miss 'em, though.

The Volvo: Like the Mustang, it was a drive-fix-drive. Still, it was probably the easiest to maintain car I've ever owned. I could change out all the brake pads (all the wheels were disc brakes) in about 20 minutes on the side of the road if I wanted to with no special tools...seriously. I used to carry spare fuel injectors in case one would clog...also repairable on the fly.)
The doors tended to fly open if you cornered to fast. All part of the fun. <img src="" border="0" alt="" title="Shocked" class="inlineimg" />
In a street race the fan spun right off the shaft and into the radiator. (I still won...Yay!)
I hammered the fan back on, put in a junk yard radiator from a Pinto, and drove it for years after.
I sold it for $700.00. I hear they're going for around $50K these days. /forum/images/HondaShadow_net_2015/smilies/tango_face_crying.png

The Tiburon: Fun, fast enough, and minimal maintenance...extremely reliable. I wanted it to last 200K miles and it almost did. I was hoping to keep it until this October when I retire and won't need two cars in the house anymore. I was gonna buy an Indian Scout instead.
It didn't quite make it.
The cost of keeping it running until I retired was more than I was willing to invest. So...Bye bye.

I traded (almost towed) it in for a used clean 2011 Nissan Versa to get me to the big day. Not a sports cars, but at least the one I found had a manual transmission. I can make the vroom vroom noises myself in the meanwhile. I was going to sell it off when I retired, but I'm now on the fence. Anyway, Mrs. Menhir likes having the other car to herself.

The Versa is actually a nice little car for my purposes so, We'll see.

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Over the years I've owned a 69 mach l, 77 cobra ll, 85 and a 90. Gt mustangs and 2 CJ5 rock bashers. The garage is full of bikes my 92 suburban and my wife's 11 Murano live outside.

Good guys ride black bikes!!!!

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heres some of mine. My 85 vette. My 65 impala. My late sisters 65 mustang. And my 61 chevy truck im redoing

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I was born into a motorsport family so I was pretty much doomed.
I've had lots of cars both street and various forms of motorsport.
I've taken angle grinders to gut what would be collectors items today.
I'm not into making a list.

These days I have two cars in my driveway a Ford Fiesta and a Subaru Impreza.
The Subaru is my wife's car and not my idea of fun, it has a paddle shifted CVT which is pretty goofy, but she likes the car and it looks fashionable with the wheels and tires. On the other hand the Fiesta is a stick shift and is plain simple fun to drive, it's hard to find cheap fun cars with manual transmissions these days.

I don't like the nanny monsters that cars have become and I miss simple trucks that aren't seven feet wide with the floors three feet in the air, but I'm just a grumpy old man with a Honda Shadow.
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