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whs
whs
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This one was my alltime favorite - a 1954 BMW507. I never owned one. This one shown was owned by Elvis Presley (they say). In American cars my all time favorite was the 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. Of the cars I owned it was a 1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic88 convertible (white with red interior and red top) and a 1979 Citroen CX Prestige (because of the unbelievable ride).

And the Caddi

And a picture of the Citroen

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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English - Old, Morgan 3 wheeler
German - Old, VW Dormobile
American - Even older, Model T-Ford Flat bed

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Scott
Scott
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This is the current, (exact color)

but doesn't hold a candle to the last one,

and this was always my dream car

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whs
whs
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@Lighthouse, the Morgan 3wheeler must have been fun to drive. I remember that there were a few British makes that made 3wheelers.
@ Scott, this current BMW is a bore compared to the 507 which had a 3.2 litre V8 and 160HP (in the early 50's). And how come your favorite Vette does not have the split rear window - those are the rare ones.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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@whs. It's a snippet in German for you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

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whs
whs
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Thanks Lighthouse. Looked like they were trying to wreck the engine. But they were Bavarians (as far as I could tell by the dialect). Those guys are rough. I also gathered that the engine had 58 horsepower.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Not sure what model it was, but I like the one in the first pic here.
http://pages.zoom.co.uk/elvis/morgan.html

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whs
whs
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I actually like the second one. The story (history) on the side is interesting too. The Morgan sports cars had no suspension all the way into the 60's but had a wooden frame instead that would flex.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Here is a more modern 3-wheeler. And with a Guzzi Daytona engine up front, they shift.
http://www.madabout-kitcars.co.....allery.htm

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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scott i really want the top one? z4 yeah?

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Scott
Scott
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Aleeve, the TTs we had were much more fun. With Quattro and twin turbos, it made for a great four season car, especially in winter. Great on the Vermont mountain rallys too. the Z4 looks nice but I really miss the 2 Audis we had.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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fair dos!

and this Audi is lovely :

and as soon as i saw this
is just though OWNED

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owned (the bit about 'severe defeat and humiliation'
just thought i'd add that because I know that whs doesnt like these kind of words!

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Bartman
Bartman
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Used to own one of these, a 1970 model Opel GT

And here's the new one

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whs
whs
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I did not even know they sold the Opel GT in the US. I think it was the poor mans Vette.

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Bartman
Bartman
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As a matter of fact, that is what we called it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel_GT

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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Aleeve
Aleeve
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oooh i like

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GaardCeteru
GaardCeteru
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My favorite is (Not for running though =P but I love feeling like Al Capone when you lean on them and try to look baddy lol)

This is what I'd like for running

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whs
whs
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The VW bugs were great - you could do anything with them. I owned a 1952 (the one with the pretzel window in the rear) and a 1963 model.

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InDiSent
InDiSent
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Man, i miss this car.

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