So let's hear about and see your cars.

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  1. bracketracer

    bracketracer Member GOLD Sponsor

    280
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Yeah, cabin fever is setting in up here already, so I'm going off-topic.

    Little background, which should explain some of my car choices. I've worked on Euro cars most of my life and own a Euro/exotic shop in the Buffalo area.


    My forever car. 2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 6-spd manual. Bought it in 2009 with 110k miles on it. 2.7L V6 twin-turbo. Over the years I've done quite a few mods to it. It's currently around 500/500 at the flywheel, has 225k miles on it. Heavy bastard, but still good for 13.0x 1/4 mile times, can tow 5k lbs, has adjustable air suspension, and is pretty comfy.

    Couple of years ago in Ebensburg, PA picking up a Grizzly 700.

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    Couple of years ago on the pond behind the house

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    Next up is a 2001 Audi TT coupe. Florida car its whole life. Bought it in 2012. Had 60k miles on it at the time. 1.8L turbo 4, doing about 290hp.

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    1990 Audi Coupe Quattro. These are pretty scarce. Only came into the US in 90-91, all with a normally-aspirated 2.3L inline 5. This one now has a turbo on it, and a bunch of other supporting mods. Not too crazy. Doing 230/230 at the wheels. Lot of fun in the winter with some big knobby studded snows.

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    This one was pretty recent also. These mid-00's V12 twin turbo Benzes are ridiculous. Almost 600 lb-ft from the factory. My wife drives it most of the time in the Summer. Comes home a lot with "clubbing baby seals" stories about kids in Hondas and Subarus who never knew what hit em. Still on stock ECU tuning until I build the transmission a little stronger. Still good for low-12 quarter mile times on proper tires.

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    And finally we have this old reliable pile of crap. Actually, it's been perfect for what it is. 98 Durango. Previously owned by a customer of mine. He hadn't driven it for a year, his wife wanted it gone. I traded 8 hours of labor for it. Did some brake and exhaust work, and it just cranks on. I used it primarily to haul around my old 4 Winns before we stepped up. Sister in law drives it now. Not sure why it keeps running, but it does.

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    Anyway, that's the little stable. Nothing crazy, but some fun stuff.
     
  2. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Love the 600 on slicks I'm not a honda,Acura kinda guy but I love German imports you can't beat the quality. I was old school back in the day. Novas, challenger etc.. now I have nothing exciting. You have cool audi's though.
     
  3. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    no toys at the moment, here's my not so exciting daily. It's a 2015 GLI with a 6 speed. Not terribly quick, but vw puts a tiny turbo on the 2.0T so it's torqey around town just fine.

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  4. bracketracer

    bracketracer Member GOLD Sponsor

    280
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Pretty sure the slicks did in the transmission though :)

    And honestly, when my customers get to the point where they're tired of putting money into their Euros, I suggest Honda/Acura for a reason. They just go.

    They really are great cars out of the box. Throw a tune at it (GIAC is my preferred tuner), and it seriously wakes up.

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  5. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    The car I currently enjoy is a 2010 Audi S5 V8 that is just entertaining to drive! Torque from the word go but.....
    The car that I miss and would gladly have another one of is the 2007 Honda Civic Si 2 door.
    The car that I miss and hit my self in the head with a 2 x 4 every time I think about finding one is a 1978 Fiat X1/9 Fun to drive when I wasn't underneath the thing.
    The daily driver is a 2015 Inifniti Q50s - Highly Adequate
     
  6. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    #1 68 GTO owned for 20 years, numbers matching auto-A/C-8-track stereo car restored by me.

    #2 07 Z51 Corvette Convertible bought new.
     
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  7. JimT

    JimT Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    2011 c6 zr1


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  8. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
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  9. Boater420

    Boater420 Active Member

    948
    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    2003 Dodge Durango in mint condition. I bought it brand new and used it to tow my other boat. Hopefully it will last until I retire.
     
  10. badtothebones

    badtothebones Member

    98
    Oct 22, 2015
    Florida
    2015 260 Sundancer
    ECT 350 MAG MPI BR3
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  11. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    2004 Porsche Boxster 'Anniversary Model'.....exterior color only offered this year.....around 9,000 miles.....pristine condition.....the Admiral likes it too......:wink:......
     

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  12. bracketracer

    bracketracer Member GOLD Sponsor

    280
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Weird, I thought all of the 04 Anniversary Models were silver over some sort of chocolate color. I like that color a lot though. Looks like their Arena Red but with more pearl in it. It's slightly different. And the painted roll hoops are a must.
     
  13. gtfireftr

    gtfireftr Member

    275
    Oct 9, 2014
    Westport MA
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290
    Twin 4.3 liter w/Alpha Drives
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  14. bracketracer

    bracketracer Member GOLD Sponsor

    280
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Is that packing a 4.6 32v?
     
  15. gtfireftr

    gtfireftr Member

    275
    Oct 9, 2014
    Westport MA
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290
    Twin 4.3 liter w/Alpha Drives
    Yea...FactoryFive
     
  16. bracketracer

    bracketracer Member GOLD Sponsor

    280
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Nice. Fairly rare to see one of those powering one of those. I used to sell Panoz Roadsters back in the day, so that combination holds a special place in my heart.

    Also doesn't look like the typical 25-30k Factory 5 build. I went through a few pics. Lot of time in this one. Nice.
     
  17. gtfireftr

    gtfireftr Member

    275
    Oct 9, 2014
    Westport MA
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290
    Twin 4.3 liter w/Alpha Drives
    Thanks.... Lots of time.... I put a bunch of technology into it as well....
     
  18. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    the color is 'Carmon Red Metallic'...don't see many this color I have been told by the President of the local Porsche club.....has the optional dual exhaust tip and Carrera wheels......


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    cliff
     
  19. tc410

    tc410 Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    702
    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    It's no airplane - but it's faster than one....

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  20. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    We dont have any cool cars anymore but My buddy's hobby car is really cool he Drives an Audi IS8 to his office and took deliver this year of a brand new ZO6
    His split window is getting the barrett jackson treatment as we speak.
    https://youtu.be/I-vE-VwRMVY


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