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Title: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: deathsled on February 08, 2019, 11:45:23 PM
For me, I think it would be a 65 R Model.  But the new Ford GT would also suffice in lieu thereof.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Shelby_r_b on February 09, 2019, 12:23:34 AM
Man, that's a tough question.  Well, I can definitely say that I'm more of a classic car guy than a new car guy, as I've owned 2 newer Shelbys and sold both not long after purchase - they just don't have the soul of a classic to me.  8)

It has to be a Shelby - for sure.  I'm going to say either a street or R model version of a 1965 GT350.  I lean more toward the R Model; however, the carryovers still reign supreme for me. 

Yes, I'm biased  ;).
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: JD on February 09, 2019, 01:47:59 AM
'65 289 Cobra or '67 GT350.

(oops adjusted)
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: 2112 on February 09, 2019, 02:31:20 AM
I bleed Ford blue. Having said that ; 1972 Miura SV (in metallic orange, not yellow)
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: 557 on February 09, 2019, 02:32:48 AM
Besides my 67 ,a 289 cobra for sure.... 8)
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on February 09, 2019, 07:01:18 AM
Late production CSX2300-2500 Cobra
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Bill on February 09, 2019, 08:11:01 AM
CSX 2544, or a similar CSX that is in driver condition, a car that you never have to worry about not making people happy by not doing a concourse restoration on. Get in, turn the key and drive whenever you like, never worrying about a stone chip  ;) In another year, I just may be in the market for such a car.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: shelbydoug on February 09, 2019, 08:38:24 AM
I need something that I can get roof racks on to carry my ladders and my Greyhound likes to go for long rides so it needs a back seat where she can stand up. I need a gps since I get lost all of the time. Something that can go off road so I can go around the traffic and get somewhere today...not tomorrow. Any suggestions? I'm thinking a Mini pickups ort of thing? Supercharged of course.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Shelby_r_b on February 09, 2019, 09:07:24 AM
I bleed Ford blue. Having said that ; 1972 Miura SV (in metallic orange, not yellow)

Man - good choice AND picture. 👍🏻
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: NC TRACKRAT on February 09, 2019, 09:18:55 AM
Sorry, folks...Gotta go to the "Dark side" if I only get one car:  Ferrari 250GT SWB
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: shelbydoug on February 09, 2019, 09:30:29 AM
Sorry, folks...Gotta go to the "Dark side" if I only get one car:  Ferrari 250GT SWB

But it has no back seat and you can't put roof racks on it? I can't even get a shotgun in it. I need to use one of those sawed offs? Why?
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Bill on February 09, 2019, 09:48:17 AM
I need something that I can get roof racks on to carry my ladders and my Greyhound likes to go for long rides so it needs a back seat where she can stand up.

Just saying  ;)

(https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/198170/198170_Front_3-4_Web.jpg)
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Rickmustang on February 09, 2019, 10:00:02 AM
Original GT 40, that won LeMans of course, or original Daytona Coupe.  ;D
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: kjspeed on February 09, 2019, 10:02:12 AM
With no other qualifiers (unlimited budget), that's an easy one for me - an original GT-40. (And it doesn't even have to be the LeMans winning one!) ~Kevin
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: KerryBWhite on February 09, 2019, 10:09:54 AM
CSX2345

https://shelbyamericancollection.org/cars/1964-fia-cobra-roadster-csx2345/
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: greekz on February 09, 2019, 10:13:29 AM
1966 or 1967 Fairlane with a factory 427.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: roddster on February 09, 2019, 10:52:26 AM
  There is no "if" with me.  I already have it.  Early model 67 GT 350, white, no LeMans stripes, 289 4 speed.

   OK, OK, I kind of miss having the $3000 it would have cost me for a 289 Cobra I was saving for back in 1971.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: SFM5S000 on February 09, 2019, 11:21:53 AM
If you were to limit me to only one specialty car, it would be this: a 59' Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Series I Cabriolet. A true gentlemans car in my opinion. It stopped me dead in my tracks.

~E



Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: 2112 on February 09, 2019, 11:32:12 AM
Sorry, folks...Gotta go to the "Dark side" if I only get one car:  Ferrari 250GT SWB

Oh man, I love these too. And 250 Lusso, 365 Daytona and a 1959 250 California

If we make it strictly FoMoCo, then for me it is going to be a MK I GT40
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: shelbydoug on February 09, 2019, 12:07:00 PM
I need something that I can get roof racks on to carry my ladders and my Greyhound likes to go for long rides so it needs a back seat where she can stand up.

Just saying  ;)

(https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/198170/198170_Front_3-4_Web.jpg)

Well you don't need to twist my arm but dam dog will jump out and want to race it. The car might have a chance against her, it's only a 500? :o
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Rocket on February 09, 2019, 12:12:13 PM
I would like one of the '66 convertibles to go with 6S550 Ron
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Hotrod Hillbilly on February 09, 2019, 12:58:18 PM
 I would love to have an original GT-40 or the prewar Banger Hotrod I have now!
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: SFM6S087 on February 09, 2019, 02:29:06 PM
Put me in the line for an original GT40. A small block, please. I know the MK-IV with its 427 was faster, but I like the look of the small block cars better.

Steve
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Bigfoot on February 09, 2019, 03:48:34 PM
Either my B9 or my 55 Chevy
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: deathsled on February 09, 2019, 07:34:38 PM
I would love to have an original GT-40 or the prewar Banger Hotrod I have now!
I love that roadster!  32 Ford?
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: 67_1183 on February 09, 2019, 08:11:59 PM
'65 289 Cobra or '67 GT50.
JD,
The Cobra I understand, the GT50, I don't understand.  Are you desiring another GT 350 or thinking about turning to the dark side with a GT 500?
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: TOBKOB on February 09, 2019, 08:28:50 PM
Quote
I love that roadster!  32 Ford?

It's a '30 radiator shell... :)  I'm partial to the Model A also, although I like original cars best... :) My son wants to turn one of my coupes into an old school hot rod. I said ok... ;D

TOB

Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: JD on February 10, 2019, 01:40:10 AM
'65 289 Cobra or '67 GT50.
JD,
The Cobra I understand, the GT50, I don't understand.  Are you desiring another GT 350 or thinking about turning to the dark side with a GT 500?

Dang - typing too fast again.  GT350, still a small-block-punk
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: zray on February 10, 2019, 10:45:05 AM
Original Daytona Coupe.


Z
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: CSX 4133 on February 10, 2019, 11:14:28 AM

In no particular order.  Jaguar D Type, Mercedes 300 SL or a '64 Shelby Cobra 289.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: zray on February 10, 2019, 11:19:45 AM

In no particular order.  Jaguar D Type, Mercedes 300 SL or a '64 Shelby Cobra 289.

not playing fair.

"one other car" means one, not three. you pick three, next guy picks seven, I come back with eleven "one other car" picks, ad nauseum....

having to narrow it down to just one is what makes it hard.

Z
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: CSX 4133 on February 10, 2019, 11:59:53 AM

Ok, ok I meant I would choose one from those three zray.  I choose the D Type   :)
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: 557 on February 10, 2019, 12:40:27 PM
I need something that I can get roof racks on to carry my ladders and my Greyhound likes to go for long rides so it needs a back seat where she can stand up. I need a gps since I get lost all of the time. Something that can go off road so I can go around the traffic and get somewhere today...not tomorrow. Any suggestions? I'm thinking a Mini pickups ort of thing? Supercharged of course.
.    Toyota fj45 wagon (with a portable gps unit)
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: 68countrysedan on February 10, 2019, 01:09:11 PM
1987 C4 Corvette with the B2K* option

* for those not versed in Bow Tie minutiae, this was the factory twin turbo option Chevrolet developed with Callaway engineering.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Hotrod Hillbilly on February 10, 2019, 01:26:19 PM
I would love to have an original GT-40 or the prewar Banger Hotrod I have now!
I love that roadster!  32 Ford?
Thanks, its an original old rust bucket 1931! not the fastest, but a lot of fun to drive and a little scary at 70mph!
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: aCMXCVIIIer on February 10, 2019, 04:42:03 PM
A CitroŽn Deux Chevaux with wicker seats.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Bigfoot on February 10, 2019, 08:24:24 PM
A CitroŽn Deux Chevaux with wicker seats.

No way....
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: pchmotoho on February 10, 2019, 11:33:00 PM
Daytona coupe with a 288 Ferrari GTO coming in a close second.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Bigblock on February 11, 2019, 07:35:01 AM
Cougar 427 GTE
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: jguyer on February 11, 2019, 10:31:57 AM
If you're like me and have had a particular Shelby for a long time, you know all the idiosyncrasies of that particular car. Maybe you have seen, driven, ridden, or just lusted after an other car. But you haven't actually lived with that car. It's the question of the devil you know vs. the one you don't. (replace devil with woman, if you don't believe in devils)

What I would like is to have the resources to keep my KR convertible in excellent condition AND be able to drive it everywhere without any concerns.

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/187-131018214508-216054.jpeg)
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: mark p on February 11, 2019, 12:05:57 PM
If you're like me and have had a particular Shelby for a long time, you know all the idiosyncrasies of that particular car. Maybe you have seen, driven, ridden, or just lusted after an other car. But you haven't actually lived with that car. It's the question of the devil you know vs. the one you don't. (replace devil with woman, if you don't believe in devils)

What I would like is to have the resources to keep my KR convertible in excellent condition AND be able to drive it everywhere without any concerns.

^^^ Yes. I've been watching this thread, but am frequently subject to "paralysis by analysis" and can't quite wrap my head around all of the possible parameters and consequences?

I love my Tiger and have always said that a real Cobra and GT40 are dream cars.
However, in this case, based on pure enjoyment... I'm gonna agree with Rocket and say Grumpy's old '66 Convertible  8) - i think that blue is iconic.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Stillakid54 on February 11, 2019, 02:43:38 PM
71 scj convertible. Why: 1) my first car was a brand new 71 mustang, and 2) I never could have afforded a convertible, let alone one that can perform like a modern day high performance car...in a 48 year old package.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Rickmustang on February 11, 2019, 03:23:09 PM
If that pic of 1971 SCJ convertible is an auto, itís my old car lol. Ford only made one.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Bill on February 11, 2019, 03:32:45 PM
If that pic of 1971 SCJ convertible is an auto, itís my old car lol. Ford only made one.

Wasnít yours red on red
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Stillakid54 on February 11, 2019, 03:52:24 PM
If that pic of 1971 SCJ convertible is an auto, itís my old car lol. Ford only made one.

Bang on. Still runs like a dream (mind you it is -25 today, so it will be a few months until it sees the sun again).
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Side-Oilers on February 11, 2019, 04:06:50 PM
My KR. Bought in 1982 and will never sell it.

Here's a pix at home in 1991, with Carroll's "Continuation Cobra" he loaned to me.  (I know...)
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Rickmustang on February 11, 2019, 04:07:21 PM
Great to see you still have it. My best "find", and one of the best sleeper Mustangs out there. It's mid-60s in Texas today....Just saying...Rick
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Stillakid54 on February 11, 2019, 05:06:37 PM
Thanks Rick.
If I could be allowed 2 entries. This one is so out in left field I hope people don't mind. I may have posted a similar pic on the old web site.
Since childhood I have had a fascination with period ambulances, and as an adult pre- hospital emergency care (including professionally).
Besides my Ford focus I have a vintage ambulance collection. This is REALLY my favorite ride: 1965 Superior Pontiac. One of two survivors. Both are long term keepers.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: shelbydoug on February 11, 2019, 05:09:46 PM
Thanks Rick.
If I could be allowed 2 entries. This one is so out in left field I hope people don't mind. I may have posted a similar pic on the old web site.
Since childhood I have had a fascination with period ambulances, and as an adult pre- hospital emergency care (including professionally).
Besides my Ford focus I have a vintage ambulance collection. This is REALLY my favorite ride: 1965 Superior Pontiac. One of two survivors. Both are long term keepers.

GHOST BUSTERS! WHO YA' GONNA' CALL!

Actually other then possibly a Shelby convertible so I can carry my Greyhound and my ladders, like Bill suggested, I kinda' have what I'd want, except for the Super Models that were supposed to come with them?
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: 69bosssvt on February 11, 2019, 08:23:44 PM
'68 "135" sound deadener delete 4-sp Cobra Jet lightweight....yup that would make me happy!
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on February 11, 2019, 11:38:48 PM
Well the first thing I would do is upgrade the daily driver to hatchback then I could get serious on a nice collectable.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Richstang on February 11, 2019, 11:51:35 PM
'68 "135" sound deadener delete 4-sp Cobra Jet lightweight....yup that would make me happy!

Stock or one of the Winternational drag CJs?
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: 67 GT350 on February 12, 2019, 09:02:37 AM
Hmmmmm, no brainer.

FORD GT (PERIOD)
 8)
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: 69bosssvt on February 12, 2019, 03:13:41 PM
I think the two sound deadener delete cars were both race cars...I'd take either...I'm not picky...lol!
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Rodster-500 on February 12, 2019, 08:06:59 PM
Thanks Rick.
If I could be allowed 2 entries. This one is so out in left field I hope people don't mind. I may have posted a similar pic on the old web site.
Since childhood I have had a fascination with period ambulances, and as an adult pre- hospital emergency care (including professionally).
Besides my Ford focus I have a vintage ambulance collection. This is REALLY my favorite ride: 1965 Superior Pontiac. One of two survivors. Both are long term keepers.

Cool.  ;)
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Stillakid54 on February 12, 2019, 08:48:02 PM
One more example (I will stop here).
Sorry, the blue oval was not a favorite of the pro car builders.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: deathsled on February 13, 2019, 10:31:47 AM
 Is that the ambulance that transported James Dean? I wonder where it is today. That and his Porsche Speedster he owned before the 550 Spyder.
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: madeulook on February 13, 2019, 09:27:38 PM
Mega Dittos to post number 1!!
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: CorvetteMike on February 13, 2019, 09:31:14 PM
It would be a truck, my Shelby F-150, 700 HP and tows Corvettes like a dream!
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Bigfoot on February 13, 2019, 09:41:24 PM
It would be a truck, my Shelby F-150, 700 HP and tows Corvettes like a dream!

Mike
You need a Vette that can run and drive Bruh....
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: KR500 on February 14, 2019, 08:37:10 AM
So many to choose from. If only one, I would have to go with an original Ford GT
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: Rodster-500 on February 14, 2019, 08:14:41 PM
One more example (I will stop here).
Sorry, the blue oval was not a favorite of the pro car builders.

Cool x2! 

1953?
Title: Re: If you could only own one car other than your daily driver what car would it be?
Post by: 69mach351w on February 14, 2019, 08:31:21 PM
69 or 70 Boss9.