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    This thought has often crossed my mind. If money and space were no object, what would be your "list of dream cars" to have? Mine would be:

    '63 Avanti
    '63 Avanti R5 clone (Bonniville car)
    '63 Challenger R2
    '56 Golden Hawk
    '52 N
    '53 Coupe
    '54 Connestoga
    '57 GH
    '37 Coupe Express
    '33 President Speedway
    1880s farm wagon
    '59 Lark
    '63 Lark Daytona HT R2 four speed
    '66 Cruiser
    '55 Speedster
    '51 Champion
    '50 Champion
    '47 Buss. Coupe
    '47 M5
    '58 Scotsman
    '58 Scotsman truck
    '62 8E series (Semi)

    Now for the non-Studebakers
    '64 Ford Thunderbolt
    '70 Mustang Mach1
    '68 Ford Shelby GT500KR
    '67 Fairlane XL
    '50s Mack B-61
    WWII Jeep
    '67 Ford Galaxy
    '61 Willys
    '41 Willys (gasser)
    '47 Fruehauf trailer
    '60s Mercedes Benz station wagon
    '70s Dodge Challenger
    '69 Dodge (General Lee)
    '69 Dodge Daytona
    '69 Plymouth Superbird
    '72 Brockway

    And the Chippewa plant to store it all!
    What would your list be?
    Chris Dresbach

  • #2
    Simple Chris - just one ..... a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

    Why might you ask? As long as we are wishing .... when my wish comes true then I sell the Bugatti and at $2.4 Million dollars, I can buy your list of cars Chris and still have plenty of money left over to retire
    Resto-Mod by Michael Myer


    • #3
      1912 American "Underslung"
      1935 Auburn 851 Speedster
      1927 Bentley (any engine)
      Bugatti 35
      63 Buick Riveria
      30 Cadillac V-16
      70 Cadillac de Ville convertible
      37 Cord 812 Pheaton
      63 Corvette Coupe
      67 Corvette Roadster
      69 Camaro pace car
      44 Dodge WC56 Command Car
      1970 Dodge Daytona
      1970 Dodge Challeneger convertible
      29-30 Duesenberg SJ dual-cowled pheaton
      1971 Ferrari Daytona
      1907 Ford Model T
      64 Ford Galaxie XL
      65 Ford Mustangs (fastback, coupe & convertible)
      67 Ford Mustang GT fastback..Highland Green
      69 Ford Mustang Mach 1
      63 Jaguar E-Type
      1930 Lincoln
      1941 Lincoln Continental
      1957 Lincolm Mark II
      1970 Lincolm Mark III
      1962 Lincoln convertible
      McClaren F1
      Mercedes 300 SLC
      1968,72,95,02 Mercedes SL
      2011 Mercedes SLS
      1997, 2012 Mercedes S Class
      1914 Mercer Raceabout
      1966 Olds Toranado
      1930 Packard roadster
      1909 Pierce Arrow roadster
      Rolls Royce Silver Ghost touring body
      1908 Stearns 45-90 touring car
      1909 Stanley steamer
      63 Studebaker Avanti
      64 Studebaker Wagonaire
      57 Studebaker Golden Hawk
      14 Stutz Bearcat
      27 Stutz Blackhawk boattail or pheaton
      1910 Thomas Flyer
      Willys/Ford GPW/MB
      Last edited by JBOYLE; 11-12-2011, 12:44 PM.
      63 Avanti R1 2788
      1914 Stutz Bearcat
      (George Barris replica)

      Washington State


      • #4
        My list would be:
        1959-61 Lark -First choice =Convert, 2nd-Hardtop
        1963-66 Wagonaire
        1940 Commander
        1951 Commander Starliner
        Get my C-cab running

        Non Studes
        De Tomaso Pantera
        1940 La Salle {I miss mine}
        1940 Chevy Coupe with 292 Hemi {replicate my dads}
        Shoe box Nova Gasser
        Ferrari 166 Barchetta Superleggera
        Jaguar XK140
        1969 Camro Z28-hugger orange/white Z stripes, black interior, 4 wheel disc option, Muncie M22, crossram 2x4 carb option

        Not neccesarily in these particular orders.


        • #5
          I'll keep my list short. It is subject to change.

          1953 Studebaker Coupe
          1969 Porsche 911E (only car I regret selling)
          1958 MGA twin cam (because I like to tinker)
          1956 Studebaker Skyhawk
          1987 Porsche 944 Turbo track car (I want to convert my current daily driver to a track car when I finish the Studebaker)
          40s-50s Tatra (just 'cause)

          And since I've been hanging out with y'all, I'm thinking that I'd really like a 2-door Lark Wagon.
          Dave Nevin
          Corvallis, OR
          1953 Champion Deluxe Coupe
          Stud-e-venture blog


          • #6

            1962 Stude Lark (oops, I actually have one ).
            1965 Ford Fairlane
            1951 Stude Land Cruiser (must have at least one Bullet Nose)
            1964 Chevy Impala convertible 340 HP 409; they are fast enough and have better driveability than the higher PH versions
            2006+ Dodge Charger R/T
            1967 Ford Falcon XR (Australian version of ours but with a 289 225 HP and 4 spd)
            Others later on.

            Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

            Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

            "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"


            • #7
              Here goes:

              Not in order.
              1953-54 Studebaker C/K
              1969 Dodge Superbee A12 in some funky MoPar color
              1969 429 Boss Mustang
              1936 Duesenberg SSJ Roadster or any Duesie for that matter
              1967 Chevy Biscayne 427, 4 speed, bench seats, radio and heater delete, no options
              1964 Studebaker Lark R4
              The General Lee
              A real Desert Storm/Iraq Humvee
              Lamborghini Countach
              1962 Ferrari GTO
              1937 Studebaker Coupe Express
              Lifted 1979 Ford truck with a 460 and a chrome rollbar
              Studebaker 4X4 truck
              Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 W-30
              1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV NOT ORANGE, stripe delete
              Model A roadster with some big engine with an 871 supercharger on top
              1955 Chevy gasser like the one in Two-Lane Blacktop
              1970 1/2 Trans Am Ram Air IV made to look like a Trans Am racing series car
              1963 Lincoln Continental 4 door convertible
              1969 AMC SC/Rambler
              1968 AMC AMX
              Stock Model T
              Studebaker Duece and a Half
              1956 Packard 400
              1953 Cadillac Eldorado

              Last, but not least, a crushed Prius to serve as a drip pan for cars that leak a lot of oil
              Alex Nelsen, certified Studebaker nut.
              Driving a 1954 Champion Coupe powered by a Chrysler 383.
              Lizella, GA


              • #8
                Simple list.
                A junkyard full of all the above cars plus a few thousand more.
                No maintenance,no upkeep.
                Mono mind in a stereo world


                • #9

                  Studebakers to start:
                  '26 Big Six Sport Cabriolet by LeBaron
                  '32 President State convertible sedan
                  '33 President State convertible sedan
                  '34 President Land Cruiser
                  '38 President State convertible sedan
                  '39 President State convertible sedan
                  '41 President Skyway Land Cruiser
                  '42 President Skyway Land Cruiser
                  '53 Commander Starliner hardtop
                  '56 President 2dr custom convertible
                  "62-'64 GT Hawk custom convertible
                  '64 President Cruiser Salon (ask if you want known what it is)

                  More later


                  • #10
                    '56-'57 T-Bird
                    '57-'58 Pontiac Bonneville
                    '56 Buick Roadmaster
                    '56-'57 Continental Mark II
                    '53 Packard Carribean
                    '63 Corvette Split Window
                    '53-'54 Buick Skylark

                    To go along with our '53 Starlight Custom
                    Tim-'53 Starlight Commander Custom in Yuma, AZ


                    • #11
                      69 Camaro Indy Pace Car Conv.
                      69-70 Mustang Mach or Boss BB
                      70 Charger Hemi w/pistol grip 4-speed
                      65 Lincoln Conv.
                      59 Bonneville 4dr. HT
                      59 Cadillac 4dr. HT
                      63 Super Lark
                      63-64 GT Powershift w/AC
                      69 Chevelle SS
                      B-O-P hardtop wagon
                      57-61 Imperial Conv.
                      56 Cadillac
                      late 30s Packard
                      teens touring car
                      new Camaro SS
                      late Challenger
                      05-08 Mustang KR

                      I know there's others I'm not thinking of right now...
                      Proud NON-CASO

                      I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

                      If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

                      GOD BLESS AMERICA

                      Ephesians 6:10-17
                      Romans 15:13
                      Deuteronomy 31:6
                      Proverbs 28:1

                      Illegitimi non carborundum


                      • #12
                        Just two.
                        1953 Starliner
                        1961 Starliner
                        Jerry Forrester
                        Forrester's Chrome
                        Douglasville, Georgia

                        See all of Buttercup's pictures at


                        • #13
                          Covered headlight XKE
                          The black '55 Chev from American Graffiti
                          '96 Fleetwood w/ LT1 (whoops, already have one)
                          A Watson Indy Roadster
                          RWD Kurtis Novi*
                          Volvo 1800 ES
                          Ferrari Daytona

                          *I'd only need it for one night. I'd trailer it down to I-26 about 3AM on a moonlit night, send the tow vehicle ahead 15 miles, light it off and make one pass.


                          • #14
                            I've already owned (some of) my dream cars.....but I wish I had some of them back.
                            Studes would be :
                            56 Golden Hawk
                            50 Commander Starlite Coupe
                            63 Daytona HT
                            Non Studes:
                            58 Packard Hawk
                            56 Packard 400
                            66 Toronado
                            70 Lincoln Mark III
                            newer Ford GT (40)

                            Not a Camry in the bunch!!!! What's wrong with me!?
                            Bez Auto Alchemy

                            "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln


                            • #15
                              I have owned most of my dream cars except one. A 65 Mustang GT-350 R model. Just three would make me happy. Since we are dreaming, these are all "new cars" I want.

                              1. 65 Mustang GT-350 R . It would be second to a 53 Stude Starlight, had I never owned one.

                              2. 53 Studebaker Starlight Coupe Commander. Velvet Black, with scarlet red interior (leather). 3-speed with overdrive. High compression, with 4.55 rear end, and hill holder.(I know it's standard). Underhood, glove box, emergency brk, and trunk lights. 8 -Tube radio, with rear seat speaker and roll up antenna. Climatizer and front and rear defroster. Windshield washer, and cigar lighter with light. Door edge guards, door handle guards, and rubber floor mats could be to-go items.

                              3. 66 Fairlane GTA. White with emberglow interior. (first new car I ever owned)