I remember seeing this poster a lot when I was a child. As far back as elementary school, I found myself wondering what kind of cars I would put in my own dream garage. My tastes in cars have changed since elementary school, and I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I would put in my dream garage if I were to win the lottery today. Here’s what I have come up with:
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS – These cars look absolutely gorgeous. The interior’s nothing fancy and the LT1 with its OptiSpark ignition system is a ticking time bomb, but these cars have an agressive “street machine” look that I find irresistible.
2004-2006 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 – for being one of the most phenomenally over-engineered cars of all time.
2012 Cadillac CTS-V. Nothing says awesome like a 556-horsepower sedan that you can bring your friends around in! It’s like a 4-door Corvette!
2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor – I don’t care much for trucks but this one is built for hauling ass through the desert, which I think is pretty sweet. The big 6.2L engine would be pretty awesome too.
A Corvette Z06 – This would be my awesome and fast, fun car.
A really clean 5.0 Mustang GT, because it’s probably the most bang-for-the-buck fast car you can build.
Full Size 50s/60s Cruiser – Something old from the 50s/60s to cruise around in, keep it as original as possible. Maybe take it to some car shows.
1969-1971 Full Size Chrysler – A fuselage-era Chrysler Newport or New Yorker or Imperial.
The LS3 pro-touring Corvette from Barrett-Jackson. What a beautiful, beautiful car!
An old fastback something. Doesn’t have to be that fast, just has to have a nice sounding exhaust. Galaxie or Impala, something big.
2006-2010 Lamborghini Murcielago – The incredibly low roofline, wide track, and air scoops for the massive 6.5L V12 engine make this my favorite Lamborghini. I hear they are difficult to drive, but I don’t care.
2010+ Ferrari 458 Italia – One of the best looking cars they’ve ever made, this is the only Ferrari to catch my attention since the F40.
2005 Ford GT – I would just stare at the engine all day.
2011+ Fisker Karma – God, what a magnificent looking car!
Projects and Customs:
M35A2 “Deuce and a Half” – The fact that you can legally buy and drive one of these 13,000-pound military trucks on public roads without any kind of special license or permit makes me giddy inside. They will go anywhere you want to go and they run on just about anything that’s combustible (including diesel fuel, jet fuel, kerosene, heating oil or gasoline). God Bless America, I want one of these trucks!
Third Gen Camaro Drag Racer – I would get a white third-gen Camaro with the 5-spoke Z28 wheels. My engine of choice would be a 572 big block and some obnoxiously loud mufflers.
1996+ Jeep Cherokee XJ – My off-road vehicle of choice would be a Cherokee with a lift kit, big tires, and lots of lights. I would choose a 4×4 one and use it for exploring out in the desert.
Pontiac Fiero Project – I always thought it would be cool if someone transplanted a 2.2L Ecotec motor from a J-body into a Fiero and turborcharged it. These all-aluminum 4-cylinders are compact, lightweight, powerful, and can easily make 300HP with a turbo and a good tune – which is why they are so popular in sandrail cars. I think a turbo-Ecotec Fiero would be pretty badass.
Chevrolet Corvair Convertible EV Project – One of these little cars would be a wonderful candidate for an electric vehicle conversion. Something you can use to zip over to the store real quick and just have fun in.
The thing about motorcycles is that they just don’t interest me at all. However, I would buy a 1996 Honda Rebel and stick it in the corner of the garage. They get astonishingly good fuel mileage for a bike, and while I don’t care for bikes, I DO have an appreciation for well-engineered things.
Well that about wraps up my dream garage. I’m sure it will change as my tastes change, but for now, it’s what I’ve got. What would you put in your dream garage and why?