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Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
9/15/21 10:58 a.m.

I have three from 1971:

 Maserati Bora

 

Lotus Elan Sprint DHC

 

Plymouth Hemi 'cuda

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
9/15/21 11:02 a.m.

1978 wasn't a great year for cars. The muscle cars had been replaced with "personal luxury coupes", which generally translated as heavier, uglier, and less powerful shadows of their former selves. Emissions controls and crash standards hit imported sports cars even harder; these cars had less power and less weight to begin with. The '80s would bring in cars with crash standards designed in from the get-go, and fuel injected engines that could hit emissions targets without compromising performance, but those were still on the drawing board in 1978.

With a few notable exceptions.

So I'm going to go with the BMW 633csi.

Second choice, and one that was introduced that year, would be a Mazda RX-7. The Supra was also introduced that year, but it would be another generation before it found its stride.

RaabTheSaab
RaabTheSaab New Reader
9/15/21 11:04 a.m.

1987. So GNX for me. 

wspohn
wspohn SuperDork
9/15/21 11:04 a.m.
oldeskewltoy said:

I win.........

 

Hard to argue with a GTO but I think mine is a pretty good runner up

 

Tom1200
Tom1200 SuperDork
9/15/21 11:06 a.m.

Always this.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
9/15/21 11:08 a.m.

I bit of an obvious one for me:

Original And Rare: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo Coupe

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/15/21 11:17 a.m.

TIL aircooled is older than me. but not by much.

1966 had too much awesome, so I'm going with:

CJ (FS)
CJ (FS) GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/15/21 11:20 a.m.

Yeah, there are a few advantages to being older than dirt

See the source image

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/15/21 11:44 a.m.

I was sad about 1986, until I checked the Wikipedia page and learned that much cooler stuff than the Taurus debuted then. It's a tough choice between the E30 M3 and the Porsche 959 for me.

 

ShawnG
ShawnG UltimaDork
9/15/21 11:44 a.m.

f1carguy
f1carguy New Reader
9/15/21 11:55 a.m.

Best year ever!

1952 Thunderbird

 

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
9/15/21 12:02 p.m.

1967 was more fun than I thought.

spacecadet (Forum Supporter)
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/15/21 12:05 p.m.

1990 was a good year.


The NSX and Civic Si are both favorites.

 

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody UltimaDork
9/15/21 12:18 p.m.

Not a great year for cars, at least in the looks department, but you could do a lot worse than this in 62

Red5
Red5 New Reader
9/15/21 12:18 p.m.

1967 Gurney Eagle- No one specified you had to be able to afford it...

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/15/21 12:23 p.m.

If I had to pick just one it would probably be a 1965 maserati Tipo 151

But, the Jag E type

1965 Jaguar E type Series 1 Xke  - 18946118 - 1

The Porsche 911

Bonhams : 1965 Porsche 911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé Chassis no. 302577 Engine  no. 902758

any of the Lamborghinis from that year

1965 to 1966 Lamborghini Motorcar History

Lamborghini 1965 Lamborghini | Lamborghini, Classic cars, Luxury cars

or (because I'm really a Mopar guy at heart) a Hemi Coronet

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would be welcome in my fleet.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
9/15/21 12:31 p.m.

I want to say Series 1 RX-7, because of all of the first generation RX-7s I have had, my favorite is still the S1.  We were both introduced to the world in March of 1978.

 

Buuuuuut.

 

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/15/21 12:37 p.m.

weird toss up: Ferrari 288 GTO or AE86 Corolla

One's a dream car but perfect in only certain settings, the other is fine almost everywhere else.

frenchyd
frenchyd UltimaDork
9/15/21 12:38 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

MGTC 1948

     Technically the XK120 was introduce at the Christmas auto show in London.  1948. 

dherr (Forum Supporter)
dherr (Forum Supporter) Dork
9/15/21 12:39 p.m.

Being old is kind of cheating.....

Jay_W
Jay_W SuperDork
9/15/21 12:43 p.m.

No question...

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/15/21 12:46 p.m.

ummm....1975. About as deep in the abyss to auto manufacturing as you can get. Can I go motorcycle? 

 

 

or 

 

Djtilly
Djtilly New Reader
9/15/21 1:04 p.m.

1959 Austin Healey 3000

Austin-Healey 3000 at 2010 Ottawa British Auto Show.jpg

 

outasite
outasite HalfDork
9/15/21 1:04 p.m.

In reply to L5wolvesf :

My first car but in Red/White.

trakktapedude
trakktapedude New Reader
9/15/21 1:04 p.m.

In reply to wspohn :

 

That's a 250 SWB shown, but the BMW is a classic, also. 

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