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post #41 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 03:03 PM
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My list is short.

'85 Mazda 626 Coupe
'93 Miata
'04 WRX Wagon
'10 Evora
'06 F-150

The first three I put at least 200k miles each on.
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post #42 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 03:43 PM
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This is fun.

'64 Corvair Monza (There is a rear engine/mid-engine trend that started right here)
'67 Corvair Spyder
'67 Camaro RS
'72 Honda CB450
'51 GMC pickup
'63 Olds Cutlass Supreme
'76 Camaro LT
'82 Kawasaki GPz 550
[...many junkers during the 'lost years']
'84 Ninja 600
'84 RZ 350
Renault LeCar (year?)
'73 Porsche 911E
'06 Lotus Elise
'63 Vespa GS
'61 Vespa GL
'07 Suzuki DRZ supermoto
'06 Noble M400
Evora S or GT is coming my way this year!
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post #43 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-27-2019, 06:52 AM
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Listing all my cars and bikes would be both long and boring. I bought my first vehicle in 1964 (Ducati 125cc Bronco) which helps explain why there are a lot of them. Only the cars I think had some flair by reason of oddity, age or actual decency:
'60 Falcon 3 on the tree. (because first car)
'61 TR3A
'66 TR4A
'68 302 Mustang
71 Renault R16 (maybe not so interesting but very, very strange)
'74 2002
'62 300SE (what was I thinking?)
'82 Volvo Turbo (worst car so far excepting the R16)
'85 505 Turbo (another oddball)
'90 535i (quite good car)
'97 (?) 318i (wife)
'00 M5 (kept for 9 years)
'00 Miata (wife)
'09 GTI (APR mods)

There are gaps in this list that were filled by things like Explorers, Tahoes, vans, various wagons, and perhaps forty motorcycles over the years.

My next car will probably replace the GTI that I still drive as my city hack. I had been thinking about an M2 Comp, Civic R, Golf R, or similar but since the Corvette was announced I'm wondering if that could possibly be a daily for me since I don't really need a sedan or anything that resembles a business car. Another potential daily for me could be a Guilia or Guilia QF.

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'17 Evora 400 MT
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post #44 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-27-2019, 10:02 AM
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Listing since 1977

'69 Pinto, inherited from brother - first car
'73 2002 tii
'67 TR4A
'83 RX-7 (still have)
'83 Volvo 240T Evo (Volvo executive brother hand me down, trying to move me away from small sports cars)
'94 RX-7 R2 (FD) (still have)
'95 M3 (E36) (boring vs the FD)
'85 RX-7 (Spec 7) (gift from son, still have)
'08 Acura TL-S A-Spec (was a great Longview to Houston commuter car (replaced terrible company supplied Fords, great rain manners)
'12 Evora S GP
'06 Miata (NC) (gift to son, he still has)
'16 Miata Club (ND)
'17 Evora Sport 410 GP (still have)

plus a number of Tahoes, Sequoia's, Grand Cherokee's, and Mazda's GLC, 626, 3, CX-7, CX-5 and company vehicles.

'17 Evora Sport 410 GP (No. 1 of 9) Lotus MS alloy pan, SSC harness bar
'12 Evora S GP (No. 1 of 14) BOE Prototype Stage 2 - 420+bHp **SOLD**
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post #45 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 09:51 AM
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I'll stick with the cars I've actually driven, and leave off the project cars for now.

1972 Ford LTD (graduation present from parents in 1980)
1982 Mazda RX-7 (1st and only car bought new)
1972 Lotus Europa TC (still have)
1973 Lotus Europa JPS
1984 Lotus Turbo Esprit
1986 Lotus Turbo Esprit hci (still have)
1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE (still have - for sale)(updated wheels, chip, wastegate, exhaust, paint, stereo)
2004 Ford F250 SD (tow vehicle)
1979 Lotus Esprit JPS
1992 Porsche 968 Cabriolet (also for sale)
2002 Jaguar X-Type (for daughter)
2011 Lotus Evora NA

The next car will be to upgrade to an Evora 410 or add an Elise to the fleet.
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Previous cars:

'97 Toyota Camry
'03 Toyota Sequoia
'05 Mazdaspeed Miata (Heavily Modified)

Current cars:
'69 Chevrolet C10
'95 NA miata track car
'17 Lotus Evora 400
'18 Audi Q5

Possible future cars:
'19+ Aston Martin Vantage
'20+ C8 Corvette Grandsport
'20+ Ford Bronco
'19+ Bentley Continental GT
'20+ Lincoln Aviator
'20+ Charger Hellcat Widebody

Honestly, there are so many cars I want to try out in the future I can't even list them all. I just chose the first ones that came to mind.
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