: If you could time travel, what would your order new from the dealer???



Aron9000
04-06-11, 03:56 AM
So think about your dream vehicle. What would you go back in time to order new from the dealer? How would you option it out???

For me, I think I'd get a 1968 Coupe Deville convertible. It would be black paint, black top, bright red leather interior, red pin stripe. Every single option checked off, except for bucket seats. And a set of kesley-hayes wire wheels with 1" or 1.25" whitewalls.

Or maybe a 1970 Camaro Z28/RS. Split bumper model. I'd definetly get the LT1 350 V8, as it made just as much power as the big block with less weight on the nose of the car. 4 speed manual, handling package, a/c, rally gauges, bright red on white vinyl interior. Or maybe gold on black vinyl. Either way, no vinyl tops to muck up the appereance.

Playdrv4me
04-06-11, 04:48 AM
I've never had a real fascination with "classic" cars. I respect them, but realize they belong to someone else's childhood and obviously given the silly stratospheric prices these days, their checkbooks. I suppose if I had to pick, it probably WOULD be a classic Cadillac, and probably an Eldorado Convertible. Secondarily, a triple black Lincoln Continental with suicide doors.

More recently, it would probably be a 2001 BMW 740i Sport in Imola Red with every option.

Jesda
04-06-11, 06:51 AM
I'd go back to last year and buy an XLR-V.

Destroyer
04-06-11, 07:38 AM
My cars would all be of the muscle variety:

1. Shelby 427 Cobra
2. Boss 429 Mustang
3. Hemi Daytona, Charger, Cuda or Challenger
4. '69 ZL1 Corvette
5. '67 442 and Hurst Olds convertible

billc83
04-06-11, 07:43 AM
How do you expect to pay for a vintage car if you time travelled? A dealer would look at you funny if you tried to pay with our new currency...

Destroyer
04-06-11, 07:57 AM
How do you expect to pay for a vintage car if you time travelled? A dealer would look at you funny if you tried to pay with our new currency...
I think you are reading a little too much into it. Besides, all we need is a sports almanac to take along with us and we are all set. :thumbsup:

slowstang305
04-06-11, 08:11 AM
1967 GT500 in BLACK!

Submariner409
04-06-11, 10:22 AM
1965 Pontiac GTO TriPower 4-speed posi HD suspension in Chevrolet Emerald Green metallic with the camel/coffee colored interior.

1964 Ferrari GTO in black with fitted leather luggage.

1957 Jaguar XK140 MC, black/red drophead coupe.

new price, ..............that's the cheap stuff. Now, if we want to go to the 30's and fast-forward to some late 60's and snoop around............

ThumperPup
04-06-11, 10:35 AM
1 - 1934 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton by Murphy lsv

2- 1958 Cobra

3- 1955 Speedster Soft top

3- 1965 Sehlby GT 500

4 - 1968 Ferrari GTB/4

1991 Bentley T/R

V-Eight
04-06-11, 05:08 PM
'67 Eldorado and '70 442 would likely be my first choices.

OffThaHorseCEO
04-06-11, 05:26 PM
57 eldorado brougham

Jesda
04-06-11, 05:41 PM
how do you expect to pay for a vintage car if you time travelled? A dealer would look at you funny if you tried to pay with our new currency...

gold bars!

orconn
04-06-11, 05:58 PM
If I could only have one it would have to be a 1993 Alfa Romeo 164S (automatic) jsut like the one I owned and drove as a daily driver for ten years.Best all around car I have ever owned, wish I could have a brandnew one today.

If I could have two, I would choose a 1971 Lamborghini Espada stick shift with airconditioning.

Third would be a 1956 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud; oh, the smell of that Connolly hide and the mellow gleam of the wood furniture! If they were fresh out of those I'd settle for a 1997 Bentley Azure in dark blue with magnolia interior!

EcSTSatic
04-06-11, 08:55 PM
I've done the classic car bit. I'd use my time machine to invest in Microsoft stock so I could buy anything new I wanted. Maybe a new Cadi, Porsche, Ferrari....

Destroyer
04-06-11, 09:07 PM
I've done the classic car bit. I'd use my time machine to invest in Microsoft stock so I could buy anything new I wanted. Maybe a new Cadi, Porsche, Ferrari....Well yes but that wasn't the question. If that were the question I'd be the investor and inventor of a lot of things. :thumbsup:

ThumperPup
04-06-11, 09:11 PM
How do you expect to pay for a vintage car if you time travelled? A dealer would look at you funny if you tried to pay with our new currency...

Dinners CLub they took them everywhere back then oh wai tthat didnt come across till the 70s i think lol

um a Gold Bar like Jesda said
or maybe i go to the pawn shop and buy some 500 dollar bills they have there you know 1300 for a 500 dollar bill in great shape is well worth the price cause how much would we end up paying for the cars we really want
from wht i heard a ferrari back in the 60s was like what 50 or 60k ? now look 300k easy

ThumperPup
04-06-11, 09:19 PM
I've done the classic car bit. I'd use my time machine to invest in Microsoft stock so I could buy anything new I wanted. Maybe a new Cadi, Porsche, Ferrari....

Now thats the way to think

when eveyrone was asking me what i wanted for my BarMitzva
eveyrone was asking what games i had what things i wanted new bike new nitendo new game boy sega what they asked
i said Money Jewlery and Stock

my grandpa said i always new you where smart lol

My Aunt's uncles grandparetns from both sides gave me bonds stocks and money checks to invest how i chose My grandfather dads father gave me Microsoft Stock that he had bought he gave me 25 shares of it

now thats not the tops
My Uncle gave me and My Brother both to split 10 shares of Berkshire Hathaway stock that was bought in 1971 you do the math to figure out what that would be worth right now if we still had it lol
where talkign 118k per share back in 2008 last time i checked
we sold in 2002 at 89k per share

concorso
04-07-11, 06:13 PM
If I could time travel, 'cars' would be fairly far down my list of wants or priorities. Id have to spend all my time convincing myself that changing the past is a bad idea...

Aron9000
04-07-11, 10:36 PM
If I could time travel, 'cars' would be fairly far down my list of wants or priorities. Id have to spend all my time convincing myself that changing the past is a bad idea...

Oh come on, you wouldn't buy a 1967 427 Tri power Corvette and put it in a storage unit for the next 40 years, then return to today and enjoy your "new" old Corvette.

gdwriter
04-08-11, 12:00 AM
A 1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport Astro Blue with the 425-cubic-inch, 360-hp dual-quad Nailhead, plus I'd have the Ride and Handling Suspension, and pretty much every option (http://automotivemileposts.com/riviera/riviera1965optionalequipment.html) except a vinyl roof.

http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2010/06/1965-gs.jpg

orconn
04-08-11, 12:15 AM
Those Rivieras have really stood the test of time! If you were able to buy a new one today it would be great. I think I have mentioned that I got to ride in a brand new one that a fellow camp counselor had (a gift from his father) the Summer of '64. I was very impressed, not only was the car beautiful, but it was very quiet for the day and also the buckets that this had were very comfortable compared to the bench seats most cars had in those days. The car I rode in was light blue metallic with a blue interior a color combination that suited the Riviera very well. Later that year my college roomate's father showed up in a brand new black one with a red interior. In 1964-5 they were the height of personal car style .... even outdoing the small Continentals of the day.

Jesda
04-08-11, 12:52 AM
It would be hard to pass up the opportunity to buy a Packard

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-08-11, 01:16 AM
A few things....

1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV. Dark Blue Metallic, white leather interior, and with the optional opera windows, astroroof, positraction.

2001 BMW 740iL. Imola Red, Sand leather interior, cross spoke alloy wheels, Adaptive ride package, convenience package, cold weather package.

1999 Mercedes Benz S600. Navy blue, tan nappa leather interior, all options.

1975 GMC Sierra Gentleman Jim.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

1970 Dodge Charger R/T. 440 6-pack, Torqueflite transmission, bucket seats & console, rallye wheels, positraction, Hemi orange with black bumblebee stripes

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. Black, white leather interior.

1967 Imperial Lebaron. Formal black, white leather.

1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Coupe D'Elegance. Dark Blue, Saddle velour interior. CB Radio, cassette player, 6.0 gas V8

1979 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham D'Elegance. Dark brown, saddle leather interior CB/Cassette, 7.0 gas V8

1992 Cadillac Brougham D'Elegance. Bright red, white velour interior, red carpets & dash, 5.7 V8, premium sound system, auto dimming rearview mirror.

1999 Cadillac DeVille Concours.

1984 Buick Riviera T-Type. Turbocharged 3.8 V6, maroon w/ tan leather interior, buckets/console, NO vinyl roof, sunroof, wire wheel covers, digital dash

1984 Buick Electra Park Avenue Sedan. Dark Brown, tan velour interior, 5.0L V8, electronic touch climate control, wire wheel covers


that's all for now.

Playdrv4me
04-09-11, 03:28 AM
If you want an Imola Red 740iL it would have to be a sport package with the 5 spokes, Chad. And then you'd lose out on the tiptronic because it's an "L" rather than the short body.

OffThaHorseCEO
04-09-11, 11:32 AM
maybe someone at the dealership or factory could "make a mistake" and put options on a car that werent offered in that car...its happened before, i think Sandys Sixty Special was one instance

RippyPartsDept
04-09-11, 12:11 PM
how come nobody wants to go into the future and buy the flying cadillac?

i think it will look something like this
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FoXyvaPSnVk/TOcWd8OrAfI/AAAAAAADorM/sGMC1fp0QzQ/s800/Cadillac-Aera-0.jpg