Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My Dream Car Garage

A few times I’ve posted a list of dream cars on some forum; most recently in response to a CorvairCenter thread. Here's my latest list.

1) Cold-weather daily-driver: 1962 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato. I need a smaller, closed car with good handling. No radio required since the sound of any Alfa engine is music to a car-lover’s ears.
2) Nice-weather daily-driver: 1965 Pontiac LeMans convertible. I had to include the car I’ve been hauling around the country since the mid-80s. Someday, she’ll get the restoration she deserves.
3) Road-trip: 1972 Maserati Ghibli Spyder. I chose this Italian exotic for a number of reasons. It's Italian. It's a convertible. It's from an era that’s pre-computer. It's not a Ferrari or Lamborghini.
4) Track: 1966 Corsa. The ultimate factory Corvair. I could’ve opted for the Yenko Stinger version, but I’d drive one of those like I was afraid of wrecking it.
5) Towing: 1972 3-door Suburban. My favorite vintage of trucks, and the oddness of only three doors is too cool.
6) Family: 1957 Oldsmobile Fiesta. The fabulous 50s needed representing. Every family needs a wagon. The uniqueness of a 4-door hardtop wagon is irresistible.

Other than the LeMans and possibly the Corsa, I fully expect to go my entire life without ever owning, let alone being behind the wheel of, any of these beauties. Thank goodness I can find happiness and satisfaction in what is really important – faith, family, health, and friends.


  1. Good for you! Owning them is not necessary; it’s kind of like admiring a painting in a museum or art gallery. Some cars are eye candy, yes? When it comes to owning one, it's often best to start with one that's reliable and efficient.

    -Brittanie Holderness

  2. Your last sentence is a winning statement. Dreaming serves like an inspiration, a triggering emotion that would motivate you to excel and reach your dreams. You will never know it; you’ll be having your dream cars. You can even have a car business, car-dealership, or towing services perhaps. It’s possible Tom! ;)

    Clint Moore