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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by Mainer311 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:58 pm

Dave_Car_Guy wrote:I've shared most of these cars in other threads before, but there is one more addition to the garage this summer: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. I've had a chance to track it a couple times now...

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That motorcycle...it seems out of place.
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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by cagowers » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:59 pm

Tucked under a blanket in the corner of my garage right now. 1972 240Z
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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by L320 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:13 pm

Beautiful 240Z
1965 L320 Bamboo Tan
1972 Datsun 1200 - Sun-Light Blue

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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by caraddict » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:40 pm

Not sure what color blue that is on your Z but you nailed it cuz that color really pops!

Congrats on a beautiful car.

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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by Dave_Car_Guy » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:32 am

Mainer311 wrote: That motorcycle...it seems out of place.
It might seem so, but not in the context of my life. Every vehicle in the garage is a touchstone for some point in my life. When I started collecting cars a few years back, I went for things that had meaning to me. The 1985 Ninja 600 was the first thing I bought right out of college. I was riding one just like it when I met my wife (now 26 years married). The 1968 Datsun was the car I drove off in when I went off to college and worked my way through it as a grease-monkey at the Montgomery Ward Auto Center. The 1986 Porsche Turbo was the dream car I wanted when I first started making money in the world. The Aston Martin was the first new car I really had to have... bought after I was made a Partner in my investment firm in 2006. The Fisker Karma and Latigo were the result of investments I made. The Cayman was a way to save all the money I was spending driving Skip Barber cars once I wanted to start racing/tracking. The Corvette was the car I wanted more than anything in High School. And the McLaren? Well... It's just fast as balls. So, my garage is me. I love that bike.
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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by L320 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:17 am

Dave_Car_Guy wrote:
Mainer311 wrote: That motorcycle...it seems out of place.
It might seem so, but not in the context of my life. Every vehicle in the garage is a touchstone for some point in my life. When I started collecting cars a few years back, I went for things that had meaning to me. The 1985 Ninja 600 was the first thing I bought right out of college. I was riding one just like it when I met my wife (now 26 years married). The 1968 Datsun was the car I drove off in when I went off to college and worked my way through it as a grease-monkey at the Montgomery Ward Auto Center. The 1986 Porsche Turbo was the dream car I wanted when I first started making money in the world. The Aston Martin was the first new car I really had to have... bought after I was made a Partner in my investment firm in 2006. The Fisker Karma and Latigo were the result of investments I made. The Cayman was a way to save all the money I was spending driving Skip Barber cars once I wanted to start racing/tracking. The Corvette was the car I wanted more than anything in High School. And the McLaren? Well... It's just fast as balls. So, my garage is me. I love that bike.
Great Story's Dave. I like them all, you have a great collection! :D
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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by Linda » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:49 am

Just one little stock tip, Dave, just one..LOL

Seriously though, beautiful collection of cars. I think you and Jay Leno would get along fine :)

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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by Gregs672000 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:45 am

Agreed, that 240z is beautiful!
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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by Dave_Car_Guy » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:53 am

cagowers wrote:Tucked under a blanket in the corner of my garage right now. 1972 240Z
Your 240Z is amazing!! I love those seats - customized from what base seat??
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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by Datsun.David » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:57 pm

The 240 is beautiful... I am pretty sure those are stock Z seats - with a little bit of love...
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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by cagowers » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:33 pm

Yep, the 240z seats are the original base seats but as stated....with a little bit of custom love.
Here are the door panels. The blue color is actually off of a 2003 Nissan Rogue.
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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by pebbles » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:56 pm

Gregs672000 wrote: Am I late to the party? Good Lord, did you have yet ANOTHER ONE follow you home? .
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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by jhayden » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:39 pm

She runs and drives, but my job currently interferes with final touches -- looking forward to summer.

Thanks to all for helpful submissions to this site, and to Steve.

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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by Alvin » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:53 pm

^ WHAT?!?!!! More details please! Did I miss the build in the engine swap section? That is THE cleanest V8 swap I've seen into a roadster would love to know more.
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Re: What's in your garage?

Post by Trav » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:20 pm

Ignore the messy garage. :? But this is what's in my garage, while my Subaru has to sit outside in the rain.

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