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codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/15/21 1:10 p.m.

While I have no desire to actually own one, I really like the shape of a Pantera. :)

trakktapedude
trakktapedude New Reader
9/15/21 1:10 p.m.

1946 Alfa Romeo 158.....             yep, older than dirt!  

outasite
outasite HalfDork
9/15/21 1:11 p.m.

Not much to choose from in 1946. American manufacturers were removing WWII weapons tooling and reinstalling early 40s tooling. Europe/Asia were digging out from bombed factories.

lateapexer
lateapexer Reader
9/15/21 1:53 p.m.

1947 was only moderately better.

trakktapedude
trakktapedude New Reader
9/15/21 2:10 p.m.

In reply to lateapexer :

What a difference a year makes....

Junkers
Junkers New Reader
9/15/21 2:14 p.m.

Der Grosser: Because all of my favorite dictators had one or two of them.

SEADave
SEADave Dork
9/15/21 2:31 p.m.

1970 Trans Am:

I think it counts as a first-year car because it was significantly revised from the 1969 model. This body style stayed in production for 12 model years.  

 

GM > MG
GM > MG New Reader
9/15/21 2:32 p.m.

Tie for 1st place:

62 Porsche 356 and/or 62 Ford Rancho

On the surface 1976 doesn't offer the most inspiring choices, but for me it is probably the 308 GTB...Second year of production, but hey, you don't get to choose when you are born! smiley

mainlandboy
mainlandboy Reader
9/15/21 2:52 p.m.

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/15/21 2:56 p.m.

Import or domestic?

 

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/15/21 3:07 p.m.

Oy... 1973.  Smog wheezer purgatory.

73 Impala Station Clamshell wagon.  Had one. 454 and A/C

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I was born in a year in which the AMC Matador was one of the top ten fastest cars of that year, alongside the Mercury Capri and the Fiat 124.  The year that the muscle car died.

Nicole Suddard
Nicole Suddard Marketing Coordinator
9/15/21 3:12 p.m.

I'm generally not a fan of the direction car design went in around the time I was born, so I'm going a little off the wall with my choice:

Close second is is the 1993 Ferrari 512 TR because I've never met a Pininfarina design I didn't at least like a little bit.

car39
car39 Dork
9/15/21 3:27 p.m.

Some days, it feels like it should be this one.  Especially after a visit to the ortho doc.  I don't like to list the year, but let's just say Eisenhower was President, and this Elvis guy was doing o.k. for a young kid.

GeddesB
GeddesB New Reader
9/15/21 3:52 p.m.
Jay_W said:

No question...

Ditto.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/15/21 3:57 p.m.
car39 said:

Some days, it feels like it should be this one.  

Sames. 

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/15/21 4:08 p.m.
APEowner said:

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.

I will add

 

Grooviest Vehicles of 1965

BionicTigerShark (Forum Supporter)
BionicTigerShark (Forum Supporter) New Reader
9/15/21 4:21 p.m.

1981, so this

Meporsche
Meporsche New Reader
9/15/21 5:20 p.m.

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.  One of the most beautiful pieces of machinery in history.

 

1958 ferrari 250 testa rossa f3q

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand UberDork
9/15/21 5:32 p.m.

Today it would be......

Drum roll please:

Studebaker Avanti!

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
9/15/21 6:54 p.m.

1962 Chevrolet Biscayne - big 409 engine and a manual tranny?

The story is a salesman checked the right boxes for his company car.  Looks frugal but moves fast and guzzles gas.  Pisses off the accountants when they review the gas receipts.   
 


 

 

MrFancypants
MrFancypants Reader
9/15/21 6:59 p.m.

hunter47
hunter47 Reader
9/15/21 7:00 p.m.

1998 Porsche 911 GT3. 

I don't hate the 996, I quite like the smoother lines and fried egg lights.

Porsche 911 GT3 Manual, 360hp, 1998

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/15/21 7:05 p.m.

Matt
Matt Reader
9/15/21 7:46 p.m.

1970. 
all of them.

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