You just rattle off an exquisite list of machinery there…Obviously your a man of exceptional taste :beer
I’ve been in the car business since 1990 in one way or another. Here’s some of my all time favorites and WHY:
PORSCHE: Speed, reliability, engineering, and a race history second to none!
FERRARI: Beauty, exclusivity, speed, sculpture on wheels!
SHELBY: Do I need to go into detail…A failed American CHICKEN FARMER brings the fight to ENZO’S back yard and KICKS HIS ASS…Not ONCE (with the Daytona Coupes) but MULTIPLE YEARS with the Ford GT40!!!
MERCEDES: Particularly the 1992-1995 500E models…Mercedes and PORSCHE collaborated on a FACTORY SLEEPER!!! They took the 300E and TASTEFULLY added fender fares, bigger brakes, up graded suspension components, and STUFFED in the V-8 from the 500SL creating a MONSTER with 350HP and 400Ft/lbs of torque. It took the factory WEEKS to build a single car and they cost $90,000 in 1992. This PANZER on wheels will cruise at 160mph for HOURS on end and was made at a time when Mercedes built cars to a STANDARD not a PRICE POINT. This one’s on Jakes FUTURE CLASSIC/GREAT INVESTMENT NOW list.
JAGUAR: C TYPE…Won everything it could win at LeMans in the 1950’s. Breathtakingly beautiful. Check out this video on Youtube…Type in Jaguar C-type NIGHT PATROL and just LISTEN!!!
LOTUS: One of my all time favorite cars is the 1983-1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo. TOTAL pain in the ASS to own one, British NIGHTMARE as far as reliability goes…But my GOD what a beautiful car!!! Light weight, great handling, and when’s the last time you SAW ONE on the road???
As for Vintage Motorcycles: Take a peak at a OSSA MAR Replica from the early 1970’s…Absolutely one of the most beautiful trials bikes ever built. Delicate and at the same time very bold looking bike. Mick Andrews rode one to the World Observed Trials Championship in the early '70’s.
And finally: What’s on MY personal “waiting to buy list” (besides every air cooled 911 I can find)???
A 2006 Ford GT…A factory built tribute to the legendary GT40 that has power windows, A/C, a 5.4 liter super charged V-8 that EASILY makes 700 horses with just MILD tweaking…AND…It’s traffic stopping BEAUTIFUL…It’s also $150,000…Which in my mind I just can’t justify spending on a car…But when they hit $200K I’ll be kicking myself in the ass for not grabbing one NOW!!!