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What is your dream car?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 13, 2007

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67 Corvette Stingray, convertible of course. It’s got a 427 with 435 horsepower. That would be a nice car to cruise around in. Of course there are better cars, but that’s an American classic.”

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“When I was younger, I always wanted a black Porsche Boxster with beige leather interior. Now that I don’t have a car, I try not to think about it.”

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“I’d want the De Lorean from back to the future, because it travels through time, flies and runs on garbage. You’re never late when you have the De Lorean.”

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“A 1957 Corvette. It’s just such a beautifully built car. It’s fast, it looks good and it’s little so I can fit in it easily. It’s a very chic car.”


trinity 10 years ago

any of the vintage mopars-'cuda, charger, challenger...mmmmmmmmm baby! or a brand spankin' new charger with a hemi; a friend has one that is sublimely suuuuuhhhhhwwwwweeeeeeetttt.

honestly prefer my sportster over all of 'em though, lol.

trinity 10 years ago

heh, how 'bout the general lee?

TongieMom 10 years ago

Any one that runs well, gets good gas mileage and is paid for!

Deb Stavin 10 years ago

A Nash Metropolitan, red and white.

kj 10 years ago

I have mine. A 63 TR4. My dad bought it for me when I was 17, My husband has been restoring it for me.

Dixie Jones 10 years ago

ahhhhhh nothing but a 77 midnight blue vette....

average 10 years ago

The Tesla Roadster comes pretty close.

Flap Doodle 10 years ago

The Batmobile as done by George Barris.

sunflower_sue 10 years ago

Anything that gets 300 miles to the gallon. Even if I look like the biggest dork driving it. Barring that nonsense, I'd settle for one of these 67 'stangs:

Kat Christian 10 years ago

2007 or 2008 silver 4d Honda Accord. PLEASE, please, please

lunacydetector 10 years ago

marion, was hyundai in existence back then? :)

acg 10 years ago

Hey sgt, don't screw with my fantasy, please.

I would also take an carminghia (sp?) if one was offered to me.

motomom 10 years ago

a british racing green 1973 TR6.

cyclelust 10 years ago

My dream is that there are no cars anymore.

Eric Neuteboom 10 years ago


An old Porsche 944...

Ferrari Testarosa (sp?)...


An old Bronco, with a custom convertible top...

My dad's current GTI...that car is FAST!

Fun question!

Jean Robart 10 years ago

I'd like a 2007-or 2008 Toyota Prius. It's a dandy car to drive, I just can't afford a new one.

sunflower_sue 10 years ago

prospector, wouldn't want a very big wave to hit you! What it really needs is a wake board rack!

oldvet 10 years ago

I want my first vette back... red '63 split window coupe... sold it when we had kids....

hawklet21 10 years ago

Honda Civic Si. Bright blue. You've got the reliability of a civic, with an extra spunky little engine in it. And it's cute, too. :)

lunacydetector 10 years ago

a Bugatti Veyron, but since it is made by Volkswagen it must have reliability problems - so i'll go with a Dodge Viper or the new Hyundai/Bentley Continental as shown below - enjoy!

Rightytighty 10 years ago

Lamborghini Murcielago awww its a beautiful thing if only i was super rich and famous...

jonas 10 years ago

I've got various, depending on what level of income I achieve. I think it's best if you can can have a dream car you can actually afford.

level one: '76 Vette Stingray, right before they switched to a convex back windshield, so you can still pop the back window and the t-tops, and it's almost convertible, without looking lopsided like convertible Stingray's tend to look.

level two: late 50's early sixty's Vette. This one can say I care if it's convertible or not. Both are wonderful.

level three: Shelby Cobra. 'Nuff said.

sgtwolverine 10 years ago

An Audi TT.

I do love the classic Porsche 911s. Also, the Lotus Elise would be fun.

Grundoon Luna 10 years ago

A Hot Rod Lincoln.

Really, though, I have lust in my heart for this convertible BMW I saw recently. sigh

What no conga line yet? Well, here we go . . .

Friday, Friday, Fri-DAY!!! Friday, Friday, Fri-DAY!!!

Kam_Fong_as_Chin_Ho 10 years ago

I want a red Corvette. Then I'll grow my receding hair into a ponytail, wear gold chains and expose as much of my hairy chest as possible. When I cruise down Mass St, I'll wink at the young college girls. I'll wear a loud Hawaiian shirt and I'll leave it untucked so it covers-up my beer belly when I get in and out of the car.

monkeyhawk 10 years ago

I always wanted a Vette. Then I got a '74 at an auction in Topeka. It was the classic "be careful what you wish for". I'm not sure if it was worse than the '74 Porsche 914 or the '94 Jag XJ6, but all of my future dream cars will be Toyotas.

tir 10 years ago

I dream of a mint condition 1973 Volvo P1800 ES (sporty little vintage station wagon, cousin to the P1800 coupe, and very rare). And I have about as much chance of ever getting one as I have of winning Powerball. But in dreams anything is possible, right?

acg 10 years ago

I want a sleek, black Jaguar XK. I want dark tinted windows, creme colored leather interior and 6 in the floor.

But, alas, I don't have a ton of dough to blow on a car, which is why I drive a cheap plastic ford. Whaddya gonna do, eh?

sgtwolverine 10 years ago

When my parents got married, my dad had an old Triumph TR3a; when they started having kids, he sold it. It would be amazing to have one of those now.

Oh, and acg, if you bought a Jaguar, you would still be driving a Ford. Just with higher-quality plastic.

Jaminrawk 10 years ago

1966 Lincoln Continental covertible with suicide doors. Like the one from the intro to "Entourage". Now THAT is a sweet car.

coolmom 10 years ago

as long as it runs and carries the kids and kayaks i dont care right now. someday it would be fun to have a nice fast vehicle with no fingerprints, faceprints, wrappers, soccer balls, stuffed toys, smelly teens, wet dogs or lost homework in it. maybe a mustang or a cougar.

coolmom 10 years ago

we have a neighbor with a 44 willys sitting in his side yard not driven for 5 years or so and no family. i think it will probably be hauled off when something happens to him. sad both for the jeep and the man

sgtwolverine 10 years ago

acg, don't think of it as me screwing with your fantasy; think of it as me saying you're closer to your fantasy than you thought!

Oh, and I agree with you on the KG. I love the look of those.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 10 years ago

A car with no liens against it, that runs.

trinity 10 years ago

awww, hawklet, you're gonna get that civic one day, gua-ran-teed! :)

ZAIUS 10 years ago

A 1968 Shelby GT 500. Either that, or my old '69 Chevy Chevelle or '72 Chevelle SS with a 402 big block, both of which I sold when I was young and impetuous, believing cars like that would be around forever. Too bad one doesn't see many classic cars cruising the streets anymore.

sgtwolverine 10 years ago

ZAIUS, you just have to be in the right place to see classics cruising the street.

sgtwolverine 10 years ago

Oh, and if we're throwing out TV and movie vehicles, I'd be all about having the A-Team van.

samsnewplace 10 years ago

Brand New and Paid For!!! Oh yeah!

Jaminrawk 10 years ago

Kit from Knight Rider. You don't even really have to drive.

kessman 10 years ago

wanna see some classics gp to set em up jacks first sat of the month.they usually have over 100 cars u can see.I think from 5-9 pm

Richard Heckler 10 years ago

1950 Hudson Pacemaker

I also owned a 1950 Chevrolet Long bed panel truck. It was formerly civil defense vehicle. Yes it was a fun travel the USA vehicle about 30 years ago.

H_Lecter 10 years ago

1st choice would be a jeep w/mach. gun mounted in back from "The Rat Patrol" TV show 2nd choice would be my first car, '69 mustang 3rd choice would be the Jag/hearse from Harold & Maude (the movie)

sunflower_sue 10 years ago

acg, my first car was to be a '69 Karmann Ghia convertible. The seller and I settled on a price and the deal was good. He just needed the car for one more week...the week he totaled it! ARGH!!!! I'm still bummed about it all these years later, so yeah, I guess I'd take "the one that got away," too. sob, wail (I would have looked good in that car!) Instead, I bought a chevy citation hatchback. It ran, for a time. It was blue, and my friend puked in it.

trinity 10 years ago

i'm just amazed this hasn't been thrown out, in the midst of the tv show cars-the MONKEEMOBILE! :)

and how 'bout that partridge family bus? sweet!

jonas 10 years ago

Well, if we're really going on TV cars now, I'm going to have to go with Optimus Prime.

beatrice 10 years ago

A flying car, like they promised when I was growing up.

gccs14r 10 years ago

I'll have a Jem'Hadar personal transporter, please. It has a range of 3 light years and clips to a garment.

gccs14r 10 years ago

If it has to be a wheeled conveyance built as a production vehicle, then there are two, one with and one without a guilty conscience. The first is a 1970 LS6 Chevelle SS convertible and the other is a Diesel Smartfortwo.

domino 10 years ago

I'm driving a Dodge Neon 2 door sport coup - it's paid for and gets 30 mpg so I'm happy with that but if I could just go out and pick a new car it would be the Pontiac Solstic - think they are cute. My husband would have to have his favorite car back - his "1967 Ford Torino with the Cobra Jet engine - candy apple red with black racing stripes - told them the engine wasn't right in it - blew the engine in it - they put a new one in then it WOULD run!" Can you tell I've heard the story more than once!!!

coolmom 10 years ago

just watched of those would be awesome.

West_Sider 10 years ago

1969 Camaro ZL-1 with the 435 HP427 big block engine. I would gladly take one of the 69 that Chevy built. The ZL-1 could run the quarter mile in 11.68 seconds at more than 120 mph. The aluminum 427 engine was almost equivalent to the L88 Corvette engine, with the exception of the ZL-1 being all aluminum and alleviating about 160 pounds. The motor was hand built, thus adding up to the price tag of $4,160 for the motor alone. All ZL-1 Camaro's came with cowl induction hoods, heavy duty suspension, 12 bolt rear ends with 4.10 gears, and a Muncie M-22 4-speed or TurboHydramatic 400 automatic.

Sigmund 10 years ago

The Audi RS4 is better than a BMW M3, 414bhp and all wheel drive. It's biblically good! Audi RS4 Part 1 Audi RS4 Part 2

On the other hand, I wouldn't mind a Diesel Ford Van if driven around the Nürburgring by Sabine Schmidt! Ford Van at Nürburgring p1 Ford Van at Nürburgring p2

Sigmund 10 years ago

The Audi RS4 is better than a BMW M3, 414bhp and all wheel drive. It's biblically good! Audi RS4 Part 1 Audi RS4 Part 2 (Hopefully this link will actually work!)

On the other hand, I wouldn't mind a Diesel Ford Van if driven around the Nürburgring by Sabine Schmidt! Ford Van at Nürburgring p1 Ford Van at Nürburgring p2

Curtis Lange 10 years ago

Screw that overpriced Volkswagen.

maxcrabb 10 years ago

Jonas was right on with the Shelby Cobra, so sweet...

but personally, a Viper SRT-10, dark blue with fat double racing stripes (pure white)...

Anyone who owns an x-box, get Forza Motorsport. It helps deal with the pain of not being able to afford such a beautiful machine. coughmarioncough

Linda Endicott 10 years ago

Any car that runs well, someone else pays for, and just gives it to me with no strings attached...

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