We've had your dream classics, now it's time for your dream garage

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James Elliott
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10 cars, total budget infinite, but just to add some common sense and make it more difficult: only three cars (in total) worth more than £1 milion each, of which only two can be worth more than £5 million and only one of those two worth more than £10 million.

Of course, there is no compulsion to include the superexotica and you can bring the whole lot in at £5k if you like, but some justification for your choices and estimate of total value might make things more interesting.

Here's the cop-out: I'm still thinking about mine, but WILL post them soon.

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FERRARI 250 GTO

ASTON MARTIN DB5 Volante

ALFA ROMEO Giulia 1600 Super

TOYOTA 2000 GT

AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MKIII

FERRARI 250 SWB California

ALFA ROMEO Giulia TZ

LAMBORGHINI 400 GT

CITROEN ID Break

LANCIA Flaminia cabriolet

 

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Frazer-Nash Le Mans rep

Lotus 47

Dizzy Addicott Lotus 15 V8

Unipower GT

Abarth Simca 2000 GT Corsa

Deep Sanderson 301

Porsche 910

Aston Martin V8 Zagato Vantage Volante

MG K3 Magnette

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1. Maserati Quattroporte Series 1

2. Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux

3. Anadol Bocek (a little something for the beach...)

4. Lamborghini Countach LP400

5. Mercedes-Benz 190SL

6. Maserati Ghibli

7. Bentley 8-Litre

8. Bizzarini 5300

9. Fiat Maserati/Ferrari Race Transporter

10. 1964 Lincoln Continental (1 out of 10, must work harder...)

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Ok, my first stab at this. Not sure whether I will just endlessly edit this post, or keep adding more 10s, but I know I'm not finished!

 

Jaguar XKSS 

This covers all my Jaguar needs in one. Obviously I would like a C or D, but I can only pick 10

 

Ferrari 250GT SWB

The best all-round Ferrari for looks, practicality, comfort, speed and usability. 

 

Lamborghini Miura

Still way undervalued in my view. A benchmark beauty

 

McLaren F1

On principal. As Gordon Murray himself says, this represents the last time that anyone will ever be given a clean sheet of paper and told to design the best, utterly without compromise. Historically important for that alone, let alone its astonishing performance. 

 

Lotus Elan

Nothing communicates with a driver and looks after them like this. I know I am biased, but I have driven a lot of cars and in gearbox action, handling and steering none of the proper, older classics can match the humble Elan

 

Lancia Aurelia B20GT

Sleek, beautifully, excessively engineered masterpiece. The car of choice of racing drivers in its day, with good reason

 

Mini Cooper "S"

Like the Elan, a car doesn't have to be big-engined or expensive to deliver fun and thrills in spades. 

 

Audi RS2

Surprised myself by picking this above so many other cars, but everyone needs an estate on the driveway and this one, with its Porsche elements is completely bonkers.

 

Frazer Nash Targa Florio

For me the ultimate 1950s sports car. Bristol engine please and the original styling, not the open Le Mans Coupé version

 

Ferrari Dino 246GT

Another one that may be considered unambitious given the unlimited budget, but I have adored this car my entire life and don't intend to stop now.

 

Wow, no place for Ace, Cobra, GTO, any Porsche, any Bugatti, 8C or anything pre-war (I may have to come back and edit this!). So many missing greats, but if I had that little lot I would still be a very happy bunny.

 

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Quick and dirty:

Alfa Romeo Giulia Super TI (one of the the 501 lightweights)
Lamborghini Espada
DB4 GT (no Zagato!)
Lancia Flaminia Zagato
Maserati Sebring
Fiat Dino Coupé 2000 (giallo positano with blue interior)
Peugeot 504 TI (pre-74)
Peugeot 504 Riviera
Ford Mustang Shelby 350 GT
AC Cobra 289 Racecar

"Why doesn't someone tell Pedro it's raining" - Chris Amon, 1000km Brands Hatch 1970
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Quick and dirty:

Alfa Romeo Giulia Super TI (one of the the 501 lightweights)
Lamborghini Espada
DB4 GT (no Zagato!)
Lancia Flaminia Zagato
Maserati Sebring
Fiat Dino Coupé 2000 (giallo positano with blue interior)
Peugeot 504 TI (pre-74)
Peugeot 504 Riviera
Ford Mustang Shelby 350 GT
AC Cobra 289 Racecar

"Why doesn't someone tell Pedro it's raining" - Chris Amon, 1000km Brands Hatch 1970
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Packard Twelve (either Formal or Touring Sedan, in black, exact series not important) - Big, seriously cool cars.

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am ('77 - '78) - Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit gives these cars all the street cred you'll ever need.

GAZ-12 ZIM - My grandfather bought one new to use as a taxi. Obviously an import permission was easier to get for even such a stately Eastern Bloc vehicle than for more humble Western one.

Alfa Romeo 2000 Berlina - The compulsory Alfa.

Triumph Stag - The compulsory great British might-have-been.

Saab 99 Finlandia - A domestic luxury car. Sort of.

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (C4) - Nice clean lines, and personally I see these as icons for the Reagan-era America (even if the convertible appeared only for '86 and onwards for that generation) that gave us TV-series like Knight Rider or Miami Vice and all those L.A. scene metal / hard rock bands.

Datsun 180B SSS Coupé (610 series) - Perhaps not a great car in itself, but quite pretty one imho. Besides, could use one for touring around Eastern Finland's summery countryside while listening to bands like Kaseva from the cassette player (Alfa and Saab would be too elitist for that purpose).

Jensen Interceptor (Mk II or III) - It's been said before, but it still is a perfect combination of Italian styling, English coachbuilding tradition and American V-8 power.

Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 - Chosen simply because none of the above is a proper sports car (I'd rate an open topped C4 'Vette more as a boulevard cruiser).


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1. Bentley R Type Continental H.J. Mulliner Fastback (1954) - For those cross cont‌inent road trips
2. Bugatti Type 13 Brescia 2 Seat Dog Cart (1920) - for VSCC trails
3. Bugatti Type 57C Atlantic (1937) - for Pebble Beach
4. Model A Ford Hot Rod (1929) - for the Hot Rod Hayride
5. Ferarri 250GT SWB Berlinetta (1959) - for Tour Auto
6. Fiat 500 (1960) - for Tescos
7. Ford F-Series Pickup (1957) (Slammed Rat rod...) - for the Ace Cafe
8. Lancia Aurelia B20 GT (1956) - for the Monte Carlo Historic Rally
9. Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta (1954) - for the Mille Miglia
10. Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 (1971) - for the smell of burning rubber

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Hypothetical questions are fine. My dream garage is more realistic: Clear the clutter and seeing my Alfa 156 Sportwagon parked there.(perhaps a TR6 in addition)

marsh
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This is mine (and I suspect many others) favourite game.

The answers can vary considerably , but here goes...

1)  Mercedes Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe: possibly the best looking car ever built...

2) Jaguar D Type Short nose: except maybe for this one!

3) Frazer Nash Le Mans Rep: The ultimate car for the Sunday morning blast.

4) AC 428 Drophead number 1 LPH800D:  My 'wet dream' car as a teenager, long thought disappeared, but exists in the US, completely original

5) Facel Vega HK500:  Impossibly glamorous, especially on centre lock Rudges and on a Surrey reg number

6) 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS: No ultimate collection is complete without one!

7)  1971 Ferrari GTC 4: A more discreet choice than the GTB...

8) 1970 Range Rover Velar: Ideal for the weekly shop...

9) Current Maserati Quattroporte:  and the run to church

10)  Rolls Royce Phantom V: If it's good enough for the Beatles and Andrew Loog-Oldham...

Marsh