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Old 07-14-2017, 03:08 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I'd want one of everything I have ever owned, for starters.

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Old 07-14-2017, 08:30 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I'll have the 53 Starliner then. You can forget the Avanti!
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With a Starliner and Avanti, you'd need a bullet-nose 50-51.



I just noticed I caught the shadow of the front end on the ground.

I'd go with a Starlight coupe or convertible.
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How many do I need before I can call it a 'collection'?

I like having a car for every purpose, if I could have one that did everything that would be great though.

As a fan of the 928, I've long held fantasies of owning a 928 for each occasion.

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Off Road:



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Could even have a boat like those you see with Corvette Rear ends:



...and maybe one EV converted for daily duties
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I like having a car for every purpose, if I could have one that did everything that would be great though.
Having a car for every purpose would not be so bad at all, but I still would prefer a single vehicle that could perform most of the duties. No wonder I have been more interested in vans recently.

No wonder I like the Kombi, it serves nearly any purpose


And the SWB versions of some traditional 4WD's are actually not so oversized to a point that would turn them unpractical as a daily-driver.


IIRC the J40-series Landcruiser and its local equivalent Bandeirante are narrower than a current-model Corolla, and the SWB is shorter than the Yaris and the Etios.
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For the Kombi, I would substitute the double-cab pickup: seating for five, a pickup bed and a lockable trunk.

For the 4WD Jeep, I would substitute the Veep/Veepster/Scamp:

VEEP (VW Jeep) & The Jago | eWillys







Capable off-road excepting rock crawling, and capable of freeway speeds. There are a dozen or more listed from under $1000 to $5000 dollars at the eWillys link.

If I were building one, I'd go for the stainless steel body out of Myrtle Creek, OR.



Stainless steel Jeep body production resumes | Hemmings Daily
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For the Kombi, I would substitute the double-cab pickup: seating for five, a pickup bed and a lockable trunk.
I actually like the double-cab pickup too, and would not disconsider one.


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For the 4WD Jeep, I would substitute the Veep/Veepster/Scamp
Doesn't sound like a bad idea at all. Actually I have already considered to make a similar project, but would rather make it look like a more recent small crossover SUV, just for the odds of matching a seemingly outdated drivetrain to it.
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The open bed is hard to beat at times, but there's a lot to be said about one big space. I just realized I don't have a picture of my panel van in my album. But here's the barn-door bus that preceded it:



Yeah, all three of those should be in my collection, but the most I'll every be able to do is Photoshop the neighbor's white trailer out of the picture.

They make a long-wheelbase version of the SS body. From the same eWillys link' here's the Hadley Engineering frame, an interesting contrast to the one in Permalink #48


http://www.ewillys.com/category/veep/

Did I mention the red Model A 19" wires with BMW i3 tires (lately)?

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