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What car did you want in high school but couldn't afford?

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  1. toggie

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    #1 toggie, May 21, 2017
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    Back when you were in high school, what car did you dream about owning?

    I went to high school in the mid-1970's, for me, it was the 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda with a hemi engine.

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  2. Innovativethinker

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    68 z28 or 63 split window


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  3. 19633500GT

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    I was a Fast n Furious era HS kid

    I wanted a Acura Integra Type R (unrealistic) or GSR (more realistic) but still was flat broke.

    Settled for a 1991 Saab 900S in 2002 as my first car :)


    (No Turbo, 4 door....waaaahnwahnnnn)
     
  4. Jack-the-lad

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    If you mean a car that was contemporary with my high school years.....Cobra 289 one day, split window Corvette the next, 250SWB the day after that. Truly a golden age for cars.
     
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    Graduated in '79. For a currently on sale car (at that time) it was an RX-7. For a possibly attainable car, is was a 455 SD Trans Am. For the unobtainable it was a '67 427 vette. I wasn't really well aware of exotic cars then.

    It most certainly was not the '72 Pinto I was driving (and would drive through all of college, and all of med school).
     
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    1980 most cars were crap. Of those in production a 6.6 TRANS AM, Countach, Boxer, 928, 930 there really was nothing else. Of the older cars it was a daytona.

    Subsequently had a couNtach, looked great, but was a concept caR thAt ran. Still have a boxer, tried a 928 it was underhewlming, never driven a 930 but aircooled porches just dont gell for me.
    Did have a 1980 z28, built like crap and the motor blew, but it was great charismatic car.

    Never even ridden in a daytona.

    Oh yeak an Astan vantage V8 from 1980, nevr drove one of those either, did drive a 1980 us spec amv8 it was heavy and slow.

    Happy to say a bb was unobtanium when I was a kid, never thought I would actualy own one, and its a keeper.

    Wanted to marry a hot red head and did that too.
     
  7. tomc

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    I couldn't afford any car when I graduated HS!

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    For me it was a 67 corvette 427 , I did purchase a 1972 corvette by the time i was 21 while still in college. The 67 corvette 427 came later and i still have it.
     
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    Lusso.....Dad said NO to my request for him to purchase one down at the local import store in the late 70's for $17K.
     
  12. malex

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    Dino 246. Even back then, they were way outside my price range. Back in the day, i had to pass on a well worn example for $9500 ask. Yup, that's not a typo. I could barely scrape together 10% of the ask - and this was just after college let alone high school.

    In high school, my ultimate dream car was a 512BB while my "sort of within reach" dream car was a gen 1 Camaro Z28. At the time, I drove a '67 Chevy Caprice sedan that I bought from my neighbor for $400, and sold 3 yrs later for $400.

    I still like those old Z28's, just not enough to buy one.
     
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    Bandit ('77-'78) Trans Am and an f355. I graduated in '96, so the Trans Am was the car I had always wanted since I was a kid (after watching Smokey and the Bandit a few hundred times) and the f355 was the new hot thing taking over from the Testarossa as the Ferrari I wanted. Bought the Trans Am in college when they were dirt cheap and had it for 10 years, including a full resto, and wish I never had sold it. I have the f355 now and have had it for 5 years and never plan to sell it.
     
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    67 Shelby GT500, I tried to buy it but I just couldn't pull it off. I am still sad about that.
     
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    Well done!
    For me, the cars I'd always lusted after were the Shelby Cobra and Mustang. In HS I had a ranger. Was happy with it, but I wanted a jeep. The rest of the normal cars were kinda bland.
    I did want a Viper in 2002 though. Didn't really find exotics exciting until after school. Got blown away by an F50 and a Mercedes CLK-GTR being followed by some other Ferraris and Porsches. The sound of those has never faded.
     
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    I didnt dream big when I was in High School, so mine was a Pontiac Fiero GT
     
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    My first car was a 67 Mustang back in high school. i was the second owner with only 50K miles. Amazing to think back on my good fortune! Had a 68 Shelby GT500 shortly after that. The seller also had a 289 Cobra with Webers that he offered me - for $25K at the time! A 70 GT500 convertible was next, then a 66 GT350 with some race history. The Pantera showed up somewhere in the middle of it all. Kept the Pantera - sold the Shelbys...
     
  20. Lamborgotti_Fasterossa

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    When I was in highschool, I was into big luxury sedans. My dream car was a Mercedes S-class or an Audi A8.

    In the years that followed I owned an Audi A6 and 2 MB's C-class (still have a C).

    One day i will own a huge extended s-class :)
     
  21. toggie

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    Those were cool looking cars back in the day.
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    In 1974 I had the chance to have a ride in one of the three 1973 world rally championship winning ALPINE A110's and wanted one ever since.
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    had 2 of those.
    looking back through 2017 lenses, those were pretty crude cars.........but at the time they were very cool ;)
     
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    Lexus LS400 first gen. Got it junior year of college :)

    Every turn of the key and errand I ran in that thing was serene. A truly remarkable and special machine
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