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The 30 Cars you want to drive in your lifetime

There are plenty of lists about top 5 garages etc. This one is a bit different. These are not necessarily cars you want to own, but cars you just want to drive once, for a day, in your life. These must all be road cars and can include cars that you have already driven.

My list:

Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrari 288 GTO
Ferrari 275 GTB
Ferrari 430 Scuderia
Ferrari F40
Ferrari F50
Ferrari 250 California Spider
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Ferrari 365 GT4 BB
Lamborghini Miura
Maserati MC12
Porsche 959
Porsche 911 (930) Turbo
Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche 911 2.7 RS
BMW M1
Bugatti Veyron
Pagani Zonda
McLaren F1
Aston Martin DB 5
Aston Martin Vanquish S
Jaguar D-Type
Jaguar XJ220
Jaguar XJR-15
Fiat 500 (original version)
Bentley 4 1/2 Litre
Mercedes 300SL
Ford GT40 (original)
AC Cobra
Lister Storm
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Mine is going to be quite unique.

Ferrari F355 spider (6 speed manual)
Ferrari 348
Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
Ferrari F430 spider
Ferrari Enzo
Ferrari F40
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6)
Chevrolet Cobalt SS/TC
Chevrolet Camaro SS ('10)
Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Nissan Skyline R34
Pontiac Trans Am WS6
Dodge Viper (first year)
Dodge Neon SRT-4 (I said the list was strange )
Dodge Ram SRT-10
Porsche 911 (997)
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche Boxster S
Porsche Carrera GT
Saleen S7
Saleen Mustang '07
BMW M3 ('06)
BMW Z4
BMW 325is ('95)
Lotus Esprit
Lamborghini Diablo ('91)
McLaren F1
Acura NSX
Ford GT ('05)
Audi R8

There are more and I'm sure the list will change in time.

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Me, I drive a 550. What other car should I want to drive?

Nothing!

Oh, maybe a few street legal things but no other production car. And only for a few moments. Nothing to travel with. Most are only Sunday afternoon drivers, not a car to take to Las Vegas or the Bay Area.


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Ferrari 360, 430, Enzo, f40, f50, testarossa, Daytona, California, 288 gto

Lamborghini Countach, Diablo, Gallardo, Murci, Miura

Porsche speedster, 997 turbo, Carrera GT,

Jaguar xj220, Vector w8, w12, McLaren F1,

Veyron, Zonda, Aston Martin db9, vanquish, Maserati MC12

Lotus Esprit V8, Elise

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I would add the Lancia Delta S4 (and any other Group B rally car) and the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am of the original Knight Rider.
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All the above cars are awesome and I would love to drive anyone of them. Moving away from the supercars though, here's some that I think would be awesome just to play with for a day:

- 1912 Stanley Steamer. Jay Leno has one and evidently it is one of his favorite cars in his collection.
- 1935 Auburn 851 "Boattail Speedster". The hotrod of the '30s. Each one came with a plaque on the dash certifying it had been tested at over 100 mph before it left the factory.
- 1932 Duesenberg SJ. supercharged, 320 hp and capable of speeds over 150 mph. It was said, "The only car that could pass a Duesenberg was another Duesenberg—and that was with the first owner's consent."
- 1912 Stutz Bearcat.
- 1940 Mercedes-Benz 770k. Hitler's parade car.
- A Unimog.
- 1927-1933 Bugatti Type-41 Royale. Massive luxury car. 12.7 liter straight 8. Only six ever made.

That's all I can think of for now. Actually I said I was moving away from supercars with this list but most of them were supercars for their day.

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I don't think I can get to 30 off the top of my head, but I'll try some:

- Fiat 500 Topolino ('36-'55)
- Fiat 600
- Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic. These were built from '34-'40 and only 710 were built (though not all Atlantics)
- Any of several modern World Rally Cars
- A whole host of classic rally cars like the Lancia Delta HF Integrale
- Lancia Stratos
- MG Metro 6R4 (totally insane little car)
- Audi Quattro
- Early version Subaru Impreza
- Any old steam-car (thanks for the suggest Pete)
- DeDion Bouton (because it's apparantly impossible to drive)
- T-Ford (in theory, I actually know how to drive this)
- Don't know the specific car... but there was a (I think) Chrysler in the 30's with a HUGE 16 cylinder engine (I saw it at the Car of the Century election in Amsterdam)
- Shelby Cobra
- Corvette Stingray ('63 or '68)
- Jaguar XK
- Any classic Jaguar
- Karl Benz Patent Motorwagen (or motorcar) 1885 (widely regarded as the first vehicle designed to be propelled by a motor)
- VW Beetle with the "glasses" (pre-1957) (and just this little tidbit of information: "Just for fun, the diesel Beetle was time tested on the Nürburgring and achieved 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in one minute")
- Mercedes 300SL Coupe Gullwing
- Koenigsegg CCX
- practically every car that ever came out of a communist factory like a Tatra, Trabant, Lada, FSO, Wartburg, Yugo.
- I seem to have an unexplainable love for the Lada Niva so I want to mention that one specially
- Tiny cars like the Messerschmitt KR200, the BMW Isetta, the Peel P50 or the Heinkel Kabine. Also several Goggomobils. Basically every car in this museum: http://microcarmuseum.com/

How much was that? I'll stop for now

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No way I can do 30, but let's see what I can think of:

1) ZR1 Vette
2) F40
3) 599
4) 911
5) turbo 911
6) NASCAR "Cup car"
7) Winged Sprint car
8) '65 GT350 Fastback
9) A "real" Shelby Cobra (already rode in a Factory Five kit w/427 side oiler)
10) 6 series convertible BMW
11) 427 Chevelle
12) Ford Fairlane w/any Ford big block
13) Indy or F1 race car
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All the above cars are awesome and I would love to drive anyone of them. Moving away from the supercars though, here's some that I think would be awesome just to play with for a day:

- 1912 Stanley Steamer. Jay Leno has one and evidently it is one of his favorite cars in his collection.
- 1935 Auburn 851 "Boattail Speedster". The hotrod of the '30s. Each one came with a plaque on the dash certifying it had been tested at over 100 mph before it left the factory.
- 1932 Duesenberg SJ. supercharged, 320 hp and capable of speeds over 150 mph. It was said, "The only car that could pass a Duesenberg was another Duesenberg—and that was with the first owner's consent."
- 1912 Stutz Bearcat.
- 1940 Mercedes-Benz 770k. Hitler's parade car.
- A Unimog.
- 1927-1933 Bugatti Type-41 Royale. Massive luxury car. 12.7 liter straight 8. Only six ever made.

That's all I can think of for now. Actually I said I was moving away from supercars with this list but most of them were supercars for their day.

Funny you should mention these particular old timers as that on my long list too.

plus an early '06 something, like an Olds Nash...shoot, you can even buy one for about $25K

Not to forget

ANY V-16 Caddy

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I would have to add a Model T to my list.

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My list :

Ferrari 430 Scuderia
Ferrari F40
Ferrari F50
Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
Ferrari Testarossa
Ferrari F355 GTB/S
Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrari 288 GTO
Ferrari 275 GTB/S
Dino 246 GTB/S
Lamborghini Gallardo
Maserati MC12
Pagani Zonda
Porsche 911 Turbo
Porsche 964 Turbo II
Bugatti Veyron
Ascari KZ1R
Mercedes CLK DTM
Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series
Mercedes 300SL
Aston Martin Vantage
Mustang GT500 (1967)
Chevy Camaro (1967)
McLaren F1
SSC Ultimate Aero
Gumpert Apollo

I know, my list is made up of mainly ''recent'' supercars and sports cars, what can I say......
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I would have to add a Model T to my list.

I sold my Model T Pickup eight years ago and was a bad mistake....but, good decision at the time.

THAT vehicle was a HOOOOT. You can buy any part for pennies, new or used or re-mfgr'd to include any nut, bolt screw, horn .. you name it.

There are only about 3 working parts you have to understand, and all you need is a hammer, screw driver, and wrench for repairs... They are almost industructable.

Bought that '25 truck from the original owner's son, who was in his 80's: no one in his family wanted it. I offered him $3,500 for it, even though it hadn't been turned over in 30 years. He liked me so much on it he lowered the price to $3,000.

Local guy, had it running with me, in just under an hour: THAT's an auto.

Original coverings, paint, glass, etc. etc. Even had a WWII sticker on its window.

Takes some getting used to driving as it had a billion leavers, pedalsetc....none of which really drove the thing, but were necessary in every respect. Wood wheels, wood batteries, brass stuff, wood dipstick you used in the gas tank under the seat to get your fuel reading: Yup!

Brother and I had this thing torn apart so many times, in his garage watching football or whatever, sucking beer and oysters on a rainy day, that we could mfgr any part, I'll bet, in our sleep.

sigh, sold it years later when I split with the Porsche sales mgr gal [freay8aA&*#( EK woman *#ERur ]. and trying to, lighten my load.

blaaaa,

now you done it Chris...... the memories

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Sorry Rik It is unfortunate that Fords aren't built like that today.

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Nice topic, Boxer!

Loved the stories on your T-Ford, Rik. That one's on my list too!

So, here are the others. Only 30 - very easy to fill!

2. Double Le Mans winning Ford GT40 #1075 at LeMans, of course.
3. Daytona winning Ferrari P3/4 #0846 at, you guessed it, Daytona
4. A Maserati 250F at the Nurburgring
5. 1964 Monte Carlo winning Mini in the French Alps
6. Ford Escort Mk1 rallye car in winter in Sweden
7. A late '90ies Formula 1 car
8. Alberto Ascari's Ferrari Tipo 500 at Monaco
9. 959 Paris - Dakar version in the Sahara
10. Group B Audi Quattro on a Welsh rallye stage
11. A 1929 Bugatti Type 35 anyplace, anywhere
12. A Porsche 962 at LeMans
13. Ferrari 250GTO #3729 (or any other) at Goodwood Revival
14. 1936 Auto Union D-type at the Nurburgring
15. Bentley Blower
16. Ferrari 250 SWB California Spyder in the Sierra Nevada
17. 1938 Maserati 8CTF #3031 at Monza
18. 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 on the Futa Pass or any road in Tuscany
19. Bugatti Royale from Molsheim to Versailles
20. Ferrari F-40
21. Fiat 500 (original) in Rome
22. Duesenberg J type from New York to Maine during autumn
23. Pink Cadillac with horns from Dallas to New Orleans taking in all blues bars I can find
24. An original 1903 Spyker 60HP through my own native Holland
25. A 1965 Corvette Stingray across as much of Route 66 that is still left
26. A Shelby Mustang through the streets of San Francisco
27. A McLaren F1
28. Pagani Zonda F Roadster
29. Ferrari Testarossa #0714 in the Mille Miglia
30. Ferrari 365 Boxer through the Alps

30 already! And I haven't even added the Porsche 911 RSR, Ferrari F-50, Scuderia Spider, a Nascar Racer at Indianapolis, a 1989 DTM BMW M3 racer, the 250 Lusso, the 250 SWB, the 246S Dino, etc, etc, etc, etc....

At least I'm going to do #30 on the list this year.


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I've seen several cars come by that really should be on my list as well.

- The original Spyker (not the C8) from WAY back (historically a very important car in the NL)
- a Dakar car on a Dakar stage. Preferably the double engined DAF truck from the 80's
- Aston Martin DB5, 7 and 9
- Gumpert Apollo
- Ariel Atom
- Some NASCAR car
- There is a SAAB (might be a 99) that some famous Swede (I think) almost drove into a partly frozen lake because everyone in the rally disabled their brake lights to not give away the brake point for a turn in (probably) the Finland rally (lots of snow and lakes there). I want to do that as well! Sounds like great fun

It also pleases me greatly that several people want to drive an original 500. Although I don't know why Onno wants to drive it in Rome. It's a Turin built car (I've driven ours there even on the famous Lingotto roof, easlily one of the best days of my life ever) so to me it makes sense to want to drive it there. I can however see the attraction of driving it in front of the Colloseum.
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Although I don't know why Onno wants to drive it in Rome.
Very simple - it was built for Italian city life. Rome is my favourite Italian city and it has crazy traffic. A nice little challenge before you set yourself down at a Piazza for some vino, pane e prosciutto.


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I've owned around 40 cars, driven far more beyond that, and am having a hard time deciding which of those that I have driven belong on the list and where to start including cars that I have not driven. There are way more than 30 I have yet to drive that I want to; but cars I have driven already take up a good chunk of the list!

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Very simple - it was built for Italian city life. Rome is my favourite Italian city and it has crazy traffic. A nice little challenge before you set yourself down at a Piazza for some vino, pane e prosciutto.


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Drivng an original Fiat 500 through the center of Rome should probably be on all our lists
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This is a list that would need lots of consideration and careful planning. To name a few that I'm certain would be on there:

1. F50
2. Zonda
3. MC-12
4. 959
5. DB4

To be continued...
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Onno, I really like your list, not only do you name the car, you name the place you want to drive it. On your list the 959 on the Dakar has to be my favorite choice, that would be one hell of an experience.
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