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Old 05-18-2019, 5:44pm   #1
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What would you buy and why?

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This kind of seguays into the RC-F thread.
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I would take $50k and buy a nice car and put the other $70k into my retirement fund.
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Actually I wouldnt even need close to 120k. Today, I went and test drove a 6 speed manual Fiat Abarth Spider. For pure cost to fun ratio, it would be hard to beat. Not the most practical car I know, but it would be a blast to drive around town. Economical too. I know its a rebadged Miata, but I really like what Fiat did with the Abarth edition.
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The zr1s probably best bang for the buck...although for that kind of cheese I may be more interested in a used R8 or 911, although Id probably go test drive a few H1-alphas first.
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The zr1s probably best bang for the buck...although for that kind of cheese I may be more interested in a used R8 or 911, although Id probably go test drive a hew H1-alphas first.
I've been looking at used R8's. Me winning day 2 outright on the National Tour in Rad's R8 was a highlight of my racing career. I am definitely considering AWD. That manual R8 was EPIC.
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if i had to buy a car/truck, i'd trade in my current truck for a red one. chevy silverado 2500HD, quad cab, and use the rest to buy a water hauling trailer set up (about $7000), and i'd either keep the rest (depends on the rules) or let it go (if you don't spend it, you don't get to pocket what you saved). if i can get 2, then i'd get a new Subaru Forrester for Mrs. DAB (her's is a 2002). if only one, then a new car for her, and i'll keep my truck.

easy to spend money you don't have.
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I would love to have a 1970 Chevelle SS with the big 454

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I would love to have a 1970 Chevelle SS with the big 454

Ooof along that note I would loooooove a 67 convertible Vette Resto mod with a twin turbo LSX block, power steering, and working AC. But I dont think it can reasonably done for $120k.
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Craig could they make one of these for you? https://www.arielna.com/arielatom-3rs/
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Craig could they make one of these for you? https://www.arielna.com/arielatom-3rs/
Still would want street practicality. The last Arial at the track leaked oil and was the worst car there. I'm looking for an uber fast saloon with a factory warranty.
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To be honest, a fully loaded WRX STI Subaru is on my radar. Chump change for sure. I'd look to boost it with a tuner post haste.
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Actually I wouldnt even need close to 120k. Today, I went and test drove a 6 speed manual Fiat Abarth Spider. For pure cost to fun ratio, it would be hard to beat. Not the most practical car I know, but it would be a blast to drive around town. Economical too. I know its a rebadged Miata, but I really like what Fiat did with the Abarth edition.
The Abarth is not a rebaged Miata. The Fiat I24 Spider is a rebadged Miata. Sports car mags like the Miata over the Fiata.
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The Abarth is not a rebaged Miata. The Fiat I24 Spider is a rebadged Miata. Sports car mags like the Miata over the Fiata.
Im talking about the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.
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Old 05-18-2019, 8:17pm   #14
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62 Fuelie with a 4 speed or a 67 Big Block Coupe, also with a 4 speed.


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There isn't anything out there that I would buy right now in that price range. I might get a C8 if i really like it but I probably won't.

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Batmobile #1 sold at Barrett-Jackson in 2013 for 4.6 million.
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I'm good with a replica.
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Probably a Series 1 E-Type. Roadster vs Coupe would be a hard decision.

Not long ago I'd have said a '65 365 HP Corvette coupe or a '67 435hp 427 vert. Think the E-Type may be a better investment.
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