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    Ah am da Genie of the Lamp!!! Daydreamin for Gearheads!!

    Well, with the financial meltdown, Hurricanes going left right and sideways and the political dogfight in high gear here's a little topic to take your mind off your/our collective troubles for a bit.

    "Ah Am Da Genie of Da Lamp!!!!"
    "Ah Grant You THREE Automotive Wishes"
    "Money Space and Time are no Object."
    "Mwa ha ha ha ha!!!!!!"

    If I had three auto motive wishes.

    1. Classic Ragtop: The '56 T-Bird I already own, but restored to 100 point condition.

    2. Everyday Driver: Chopped and dropped 1953 K pillered Studebaker Speedster Coupe with a twin roatary engine conversion under the hood.

    3. Classic Ragtop 2: 1952 Jag XK 120 Drohead coupe. No car ever looked so sexy, standing still.

    And since I am the Genie, I'm cheating and also getting a Classic Norton 850 Commando.

    Da Worfster

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    My three wishes...
    1. 2009 ZO6 'vette: daily driver

    2. 2009 Cadillac CTS-V: cross-country trips

    3. Tony Schumaker's top fuel dragster: at the track

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    My three dream cars...

    1. 2003 BMW Z8
    2. 1992 Ferrari F40 or 2008 Ferrari F430
    3. Porsche 356 speedster

    I'm probably missing an Aston Martin DB9 somewhere in there..

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    Fine, here ya go

    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    Well, with the financial meltdown, Hurricanes going left right and sideways and the political dogfight in high gear here's a little topic to take your mind off your/our collective troubles for a bit.

    "Ah Am Da Genie of Da Lamp!!!!"
    "Ah Grant You THREE Automotive Wishes"
    "Money Space and Time are no Object."
    "Mwa ha ha ha ha!!!!!!"

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    Da Worfster
    I'm a SOTA auto fan; my current picks ...
    • Sports car: Audi R8
    • SUV: Porsche Ceyenne Turbo
    • Convertible: Bentley GCT
    • Sedan: Bentley Flying Spur Speed
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    Let's try living within our means okay guys?

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    Hey...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich-n-Texas
    Let's try living within our means okay guys?
    Don't be playa hatin'. "Money is NO object". Spend all da cyberbucks you wan't. "Ah the genie shall grant your automotive wish".

    Da Worfster

    PS Tex your list ain't exactly "small change neither".

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    This what I can afford

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich-n-Texas
    Let's try living within our means okay guys?
    Where's the fun in that?
    ... Taurus wagon ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    PS Tex your list ain't exactly "small change neither".
    I rekon the Top Fuel dragster was a bit over the top, huh?

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    Nah!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich-n-Texas
    I rekon the Top Fuel dragster was a bit over the top, huh?
    I'd really rather have this Rolls Royce 100EX. But then we don't think alike, do we, Rich?
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    Hey Feanor...

    I must admit I do love your taste for European Iron. I'm just amazed that no "whale tail" made it on your list.

    As fer you Tex, yeah, a Top Fuelie AND the track to run it on is a bit "much".

    Not much love for classic iron I see. And I thought I'd get at least ONE vote for the Batmobile/Tumbler?

    Da Worfster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor
    I'd really rather have this Rolls Royce 100EX. But then we don't think alike, do we, Rich?
    ...
    ...Only where our politics are concerned Bill Bailey. ...

    You provide a LOT of valuable information to everyone here, and you have for a long time, which I'm sure everyone, not only me appreciates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    I must admit I do love your taste for European Iron. I'm just amazed that no "whale tail" made it on your list.

    As fer you Tex, yeah, a Top Fuelie AND the track to run it on is a bit "much".

    Not much love for classic iron I see. And I thought I'd get at least ONE vote for the Batmobile/Tumbler?

    Da Worfster
    What??? Where?

    The Batmobile RULES!!! It'd make a pancake outta Iron Head Man.

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    Too kind, Rich

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich-n-Texas
    ...Only where our politics are concerned Bill Bailey. ...

    You provide a LOT of valuable information to everyone here, and you have for a long time, which I'm sure everyone, not only me appreciates.
    Gosh, thanks.

    By the way I'd be content to settle for this Mercedes CLS600 sedan. I really like the look
    ...
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    Great choices

    Feanor and I have found something upon which we are in unqualified agreement...his excellent taste in automobiles.

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    Say what? 16 cylinders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    I must admit I do love your taste for European Iron. I'm just amazed that no "whale tail" made it on your list.

    As fer you Tex, yeah, a Top Fuelie AND the track to run it on is a bit "much".

    Not much love for classic iron I see. And I thought I'd get at least ONE vote for the Batmobile/Tumbler?

    Da Worfster
    "Whale tail"???

    Dunno, but how about sixteen cylinders and all-wheel drive?

    Bugatti Veyron 16.4. Profligate indulgence
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    Here is my pick.... nothing extremely fancy, but I've always wanted an older Jag that doesnt breakdown.


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    Gotta have vintage?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Here is my pick.... nothing extremely fancy, but I've always wanted an older Jag that doesnt breakdown.
    The "older" that appeals to me is this 1935 Mercedes Benz 500K
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Here is my pick.... nothing extremely fancy, but I've always wanted an older Jag that doesnt breakdown.
    Jaybo, I don't know how it is down there in your neck of the woods, but you can find plenty of 'em in Indy. Mebbe check Craigslist...pretty reasonable too.

    Mebbe I'll snap one up next summer, drive down there and we'll go cruisin' for them hot chicas in Priuses you keep talkembout. Tomorrow I'm going to test drive something a little more practical for winter...

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    What a great thread...kinda took me down memory lane. Before I even had a car I was aware of the concusive allure of speed. A formative moment in my understanding of what a car could be was opening the Car&Driver December 2006 issue about the famed MB AMG "Hammer".

    http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-mn...e-1024x768.jpg

    http://www.vicustomcarimports.com/as.../077/front.jpg

    http://www.derekspratt.com/HTML/Auto...cedes_E55.html

    http://clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331552

    Even after all these years I remember the line..."Beware the Jabberwocky" somewhere in that article and, in retrospect, it makes sense. These were the post Miami Vice years in which every bad guy had some pimped-out, flared-up Benzo for his bags o' coca, posse and rat-a-tat-gats. Naturally, the Benz boyz gotta come out with a sedan that goes 189 mph while not eschewing the obligatory wet bar and twin tvs.

    Maybe that's why I never "got into" cars for many years after that. I knew I'd never achieve that level of perfection...or maybe it was the thirteen points I accumulated my first semester of college while driving an RX-7 turbo...a nice car but not nearly the same. I heard the main cat from AMG took a walk and started his own gig which flourished while AMG became an aftermarket option on just about every model. I think the new incarnation of the bad-boy Merc was "Lorinser"

    Thanks for the thread Worfster, good read.

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    Just THREE???
    Three what? American iron? Italian Stallions? Ghosts from Lucas' past? Too many choices!!! Worfster, yer makin' this too hard...

    *deep breath*

    The first is pretty easy:

    Talbot Lago T150 by Figoni et Falaschi (quite possibly the most beautiful car ever made)


    Ferrari 250 GT SWB


    Shelby 427 Cobra (seriously, who doesn't want one of these)

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    Another topspeed fly-by.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsticks
    What a great thread...kinda took me down memory lane. Before I even had a car I was aware of the concusive allure of speed. A formative moment in my understanding of what a car could be was opening the Car&Driver December 2006 issue about the famed MB AMG "Hammer".
    One of the great muscle sedans of its day. Interesting fact: The engine was designed and built by Porsche.

    I heard the main cat from AMG took a walk and started his own gig which flourished while AMG became an aftermarket option on just about every model. I think the new incarnation of the bad-boy Merc was "Lorinser"

    Thanks for the thread Worfster, good read.
    Hans Werner Aufrecht sold AMG to Mercedes in the '90's. They now use AMG to compete with BMW's "M" motorsports division. Aufrecht formed HWA, which has been very successful racing MB's in Touring Car and has replaced McLaren as contractor on their new mid-engined supercar which will replace the SLR.

    Brabus is the tuner you're probably thinking about. Formed by a former AMG engineer, the Bullitt (no relation to Ford or Steve McQueen) is a C class based rocket that will touch 224mph. That's no joke.

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    Prious will be made in Mississipi.....

    shortly, but I havent seen one here in Lexington in year and a half, if that means anything to ya.

    I've been thinking about getting a Jag for a while now. If it's in a good enough shape for me to drive it 3,4 times a month, I wouldn't mind getting one for $3K.

    Have I hijacked this thread?

    Here is something that is very limited.

    Nissan Skyline GT-R Z-Tune. Only 20 in the world.



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    Aaahh, it's all coming back. Good stuff, Speedy. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topspeed
    Just THREE???
    Three what? American iron? Italian Stallions? Ghosts from Lucas' past? Too many choices!!! Worfster, yer makin' this too hard...

    *deep breath*
    ...

    Ferrari 250 GT SWB

    ...
    There are quite a few nice Ferraris. I like the current ones as much as any, such as this F430 Spider. Somebody in town owns one I that I see occassionally.
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