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Top 5 3rd cars for the garage to come out when the sun is shining - realistic ones !!

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  1. Wingnut Express
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    [Apr 15, 2008]
    1: 1.9 205 GTi - LAD Motorsport 160 BHP pack
    2: Escort Mexico in Orange
    3: Lancia Stratos (If it hasn't rusted in the garage)
    4: A-Team van for laugh
    5: VW Caddy with G60 lump & air suspension
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    Why no more soft top cars in these lists.....the quetion is a "summer car".

    I am surprised not more of you appreciate how uch fun darting about with the roof off is!! especially in something a bit oldskool, not these modern CC things that feel like big ford fiestas to drive!
    What about an old maser biturbo spider or somethign like that! Cheap, leak, break down a bit, but fr a weekend summer car....!?!?!?
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    [Apr 15, 2008]
    No order

    1) Lancia stratos
    2) 1968 z28 camaro
    3) 2.2 20v audi quattro
    3) nismo r32 skyline
    4) rhd e30 m3 (with bbs splits)
    5) batmobile!!!
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    [Apr 15, 2008]


    Quality list mate - 16v GTE Champion with the fishnet headrests - loving it, always wanted one when I had my 8v GTE....Cav GSi - I loved mine when I had it and would love another....



    I looked for a 325i sport E30 cpl of years back but could not find the right one - they were all seeming to be snapped up and taken over to Ireland - very popular there...


    For me to have a car tucked in the garage I'd be hard pushed justifying anymore than about 5-6k realistically with paying mortgage, kids, etc etc
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    :hubbahubba:Looks great Jason, I helped my mate build his about 4 years ago, he went for black with the red leather interior, he has just bought the proper fan housing & casing etc to put on the 2.0ltr eng, he wants it as close to the real thing as poss...what eng did you have in yours, not that it matters in one of these, as said they are not really for going fast in.
    Hey you should take that to inters" instead of the S3, I will come in the black one, Glenn is possible going in his 911-that would brighten up the stand lol!!!:icon_thumright:
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    [Apr 15, 2008]
    Never made one unfortunately. There's a few ropey conversions around though.
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    [Apr 15, 2008]
    1. Evo 6 (Tommi Makkinen Edition) in blue
    2. Ac Cobra
    3. Series 1 Rs Turbo
    4. Merc ML Jeep
    5. Tvr Tuscan
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    [Apr 15, 2008]
    Because I've only just seen it and moved it ;)
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    [Apr 15, 2008]
    1. Celica GT4
    2. E30 325i C2 2.7 Alpina
    3. GTE 16v Champion
    4. R5 GTT
    5. Mini Cooper(original)
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    [Apr 15, 2008]
    Can't believe the Ariel Atom hasn't made anyone's list!
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    [Apr 15, 2008]
    TR4
    Triumph Vitesse
    both have to be convertables :rockwoot:
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    Clio V6 Mk1
    Pug 309 GTI
    Lancia delta integrale
    e30 m3
    Lotus sunbeam
    Sunny GTiR
    VW corrado G60

    I know thats more than 5 but some are repeats.
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    Cheers Wes. I have toyed with the idea of going to Inters in it. I know Glen came in his 911 year before last and they let him on the stand.... sounds like a plan!

    Mine is Meridian Silver - a current Porsche colour, but probably the least common one you see. It's got full black leather and black carpets. Engine wise it is a 1.8litre twin carb 'Arnie Levics' recon unit from a Type 2. He normally quotes around 90bhp. As it only weighs 750kg it is fast enough for me - hampered by the original Beetle gearbox. As you say, buy it for looks and posing not for racing around in. Then again, there is a red one with an Impreza Turbo engine in it (0-60 less than 4 secs!!!)

    I have been on track in it at Castle Combe - but only on a parade lap. You ought to check out www.speedsters.com - the club is at Combe for the classic and sports car action day on the 14th June - I can't make it this year - but we normally get around 20 cars turn up. Here is a shot from a couple of years ago taken from the top of the Shawfield Centre:

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    [Apr 16, 2008]
    Thanx Jason, that looks like a `cool` car show!!!
    I`ll have a word with Tom closer the time on `inters`, and I`ll look into that show cheers:icon_thumright:
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    [Apr 16, 2008]
    Jas, if you turn up to GTI inters in it, pray we are not parking in a muddy field like last year lol, but nice machine anyways. :cool:
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    [Apr 16, 2008]
    GT130 - nice one made me think (I've owner some of these)

    1 - Honda NSX
    2 - Lancia Delta Integrale
    3 - Manta GT/E Exclusive or 400i
    4 - Fiat 500
    5 - Cavalier Turbo or the Lotus Carlton

    others that could be on the list - 911 Turbo, F328GTS or the Lotus Esprit and the boy racer in us all would have the original RS Escort Turbo or the RS500 Cossie..
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    Good point - I think I'd have to make a call based on the weather. The speedster doesn't do rain, mud or dirt!
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    [Apr 18, 2008]
    heres a few that havent been mentioned...

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    [Apr 18, 2008]
    Totally forgot 131 Abarths!!!:racer: Would have to add a Strada Abarth also!
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    [Apr 19, 2008]
    This is like dream garage, maybe we should put a cap on the price of vehicles?

    My top 5 is changing all the time now...
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  21. GT130
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    [Apr 19, 2008]
    Agreed JoJo - my original thread was working on a cap of about 5-10k as not that many people can afford to have too much cash tied up on a 3rd car...
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    [Apr 20, 2008]
    For years Ive always wondered what that was in your sig...

    Mine would be:

    1) Mk2 CRX
    2) EP3 Type R Civic (Imported White Version)
    3) GSI Nova
    4) Evo 8 FQ400
    5) R5 GT Turbo
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