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My Favorite Sports Car

Post by Goose55 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:36 am

What's your favorite sports car? If you can, or could afford one, which would it be? Here would be mine. A 2002 Ferrari Enzo. The 1st Ferrari Formula 1 race car designed for the street....

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Only 399 produced
Sold when new for U.S.$659,000
680 HP V12 engine
Top speed: 217 mph
0 - 60 in 3.5 seconds
10 mpg highway mileage

Test drive one....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=ECJJ5iGzly8
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by FredS » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:12 pm

This is a Ferrari 458. WITH ME BEHIND THE WHEEL! My wife bought me one of those 'drive-a-dream-car' deals. Thank you, Groupon.

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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

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FredS wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:12 pm
This is a Ferrari 458. WITH ME BEHIND THE WHEEL! My wife bought me one of those 'drive-a-dream-car' deals. Thank you, Groupon.

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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by GaryInVA » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:27 pm

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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by Goose55 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:53 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
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I am too. My only vehicle is a 22 year old Toyota pick up truck. It's a nice one, a 4WD SR5, but still old, though it doesn't look all that old. It's white and has weathered the years, and miles, well.

Still would be nice to have that Ferrari Enzo, though. If only for a day
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

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JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:11 pm
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Is there a test "drive" vid for this one, Jim?
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by GaryInVA » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:06 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:53 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
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I am too. My only vehicle is a 22 year old Toyota pick up truck. It's a nice one, a 4WD SR5, but still old, though it doesn't look all that old. It's white and has weathered the years, and miles, well.

Still would be nice to have that Ferrari Enzo, though. If only for a day
If I was told I could have any car this VW would be what I'd pick.
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by JimVH » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:28 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:59 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:11 pm
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Is there a test "drive" vid for this one, Jim?
I don't know of any serious ones. I was partially tongue in cheek when I posted that. I do think they are fun cars and we have a couple of them around here decked out for SCCA stuff. I'll bet you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who agrees it has sports car potential.

If I truly could have the sports car of my choice it would be the Nissan GTR. I've had a fair amount of exposure to them and they've earned my respect. It's a badass car.
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by coco » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:44 pm

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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by coco » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:45 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:59 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:11 pm
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Is there a test "drive" vid for this one, Jim?
I don't know of any serious ones. I was partially tongue in cheek when I posted that. I do think they are fun cars and we have a couple of them around here decked out for SCCA stuff. I'll bet you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who agrees it has sports car potential.

If I truly could have the sports car of my choice it would be the Nissan GTR. I've had a fair amount of exposure to them and they've earned my respect. It's a badass car.
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by durangopipe » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:00 pm

I bought a Triumph Spitfire in 1970. Probably among the slowest (especially after the 327 '62 Chevy I shared with a buddy in high school), worst handling cars of all time - but I loved it.

The most nostalgia laden dream car of my youth, the stuff of teenage dreams, was the Shelby Ford GT-40.
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

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durangopipe wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:00 pm
I bought a Triumph Spitfire in 1970. Probably among the slowest (especially after the 327 '62 Chevy I shared with a buddy in high school), worst handling cars of all time - but I loved it.

The most nostalgia laden dream car of my youth, the stuff of teenage dreams, was the Shelby Ford GT-40.
The GT-40 was Detroit's answer to the Ferrari Enzo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=38&v=7CXXjVcSmws
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by Skip » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:35 am

Goose55 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:44 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:00 pm
I bought a Triumph Spitfire in 1970. Probably among the slowest (especially after the 327 '62 Chevy I shared with a buddy in high school), worst handling cars of all time - but I loved it.

The most nostalgia laden dream car of my youth, the stuff of teenage dreams, was the Shelby Ford GT-40.
The GT-40 was Detroit's answer to the Ferrari Enzo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=38&v=7CXXjVcSmws
Ford GT, not the GT-40. Just sayin'...
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:37 am

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I'm not really a big car guy, but for some reason, the Shelby Cobra has always grabbed me.

And, does the Monza count? My uncle had one rusting away in his yard, and I wanted so bad as a 16-year-old to fix it up.

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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by durangopipe » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:56 am

Goose55 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:44 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:00 pm
I bought a Triumph Spitfire in 1970. Probably among the slowest (especially after the 327 '62 Chevy I shared with a buddy in high school), worst handling cars of all time - but I loved it.

The most nostalgia laden dream car of my youth, the stuff of teenage dreams, was the Shelby Ford GT-40.
The GT-40 was Detroit's answer to the Ferrari Enzo

And the Ford creamed Ferrari at Le Mans, finishing 1,2 and 3 in 1966, and it continued to beat Ferrari through much of the late 60s, when it was the car of my teenage dreams.

1966 FORD GT40 MK1 LE MANS RACE CAR:

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Not referring to the recent version.

The argument over whether GT-40 was a just a popular nickname or the official name of the Ford GT race car project, and therefore the car, rages on; but yeah, the proper name for the 60s race version is most likely simply Ford GT.

So you can send me one of those, or a '64-'65 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coup:

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It came out the year I got my driver's license. I drove thousands of miles in one - in my dreams.
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by durangopipe » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:40 am

This is the AC Ace Bristol Roadster

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This is the '62-'63 AC Ace on Drugs (early Ford 260 Shelby Cobra):

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Don't do drugs.
M'kay.

If you're feeling flush, send me one of these early Cobras, too.

Thanks Goose.

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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:32 am

I love sports cars, but I am a big guy and have always been so...I don't fit...I had a buddy in high school who had a TR7 and his older brother had a TR3 and there was a girl my senior year who had an MG...I just didn't fit in those cars...so I was and am a Muscle Car guy...give me a 64 Galaxy 500, a 67 GTO, a 69 Mach I the list goes on and on
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by Roadmaster » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:26 am

My choice for sports car is:
1000 point Show car trailer queen is a 1957 Corvette F.I.
If I was going to drive said sports car it would be a new Dodge Demon.
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Re: My Favorite Sports Car

Post by Goose55 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:27 pm

This isn't a sports car but it was exotic. At 17 years old, I had a car with this engine,.. a 426 Chrysler Hemi, in a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner, with the "Meep, Meep!" horn. Dang near killed myself with it. No 17 year old should have such a car. Those do look like the two 750 CFM Carter four barrel carburetors on the engine I had. There was a definite hard feel in the gas pedal when I pressed into the 2nd carburetor.

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The car was painting like this, with gold & silver diamond flake under the lacquer clear coat, but without the decals. Except for the roadrunner decals. It had those on the sides of the front fenders.

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