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What cars are on your bucket list?

Let us know what's on your bucket list of cars in the comments section

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In my head I have a bucket list for cars that I’ve always wanted to own. I have an affordable list, i.e., cars that in theory I could purchase in my current situation.

There’s also a separate, more expensive list that will only come in handy if I win Powerball or if Red Bull F1 decides to think outside the box and sign a 43-year-old driver with no racing experience to a large, multi-year contract.

What is on your bucket list of cars you want to own?

Let us know in the comments section below what cars are on your bucket list. Like my high school history always told me, “There are no wrong answers.”

1966 MGB

My choices? 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, MG MGB, 1966 Ford Mustang, Morris Mini Cooper (RHD), and a lot more but I don’t want to bore everyone.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada. The Santa Rosa, California native resides in Phoenix with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

92 COMMENTS

  1. Unrealistic? GNX.

    Semi-realistic? 1964 Comet, 1963 Riviera, 1967 Chevelle, 1973 Charger.

    In my collection? 1987 Wrangler with an AMC 304 swap (in progress), third-gen LS3 camaro (after the jeep), and a modded 370z (daily driver).

  2. I’m 64 and little sis I know that the cars I want now would be worth so much, because I once had them. I’d like a 1970 or 69 Chevy Chevelle and a Chevy 68 or 69 ss camaro

  3. Just trying to imagine what the cars I had before would be worth today. I am 65 now so probably more than I could afford.
    Way out of my reach list – 63 Corvette split window
    Still out of my reach – 59 El Camino, 58 Impala, 56 Chev, 69 Nova SS, any GTO and of course would love to have my 57 chev stepside back.
    I have a lot of cool die cast that I wish were the real thing too. Sadly I am parting with all that to move to the Philippines.

    • You sound alot like me. Bought the diecasts of both cars I’ve owned and my bucket 🪣 list that have gotten too expensive for me. With diecasts, I can at least e joythe fine lines these cars all have.

  4. My bucket list is a 57 283 4dr ext. WHT automatic 61,000 mi. It was a barn find all original I pick her up last Christmas Eve in Iowa. If anyone is interested and price is right. I might let her go.

  5. I am near 70 years old (Australia) and in the last few years I finally was able to obtain the two cars I had ever wanted. A red (with factory tan interior) 1979 T top Corvette and a Black Smokie and the Bandit T top Trans Am.

    • I have an 80 Smoky and the Bandit Trans Am with a 454 in it with the turbo wheels. Also have a 78 black Corvette. T-tops on both of course!!

  6. Hello, Mr. Castro – you will NEVER bore us with the others on the list! We’re car people, that’s why we read the articles. Please divulge.
    And, to add to the list, 1987 Regal Limited
    T with the Turbo 6 and all the chrome and bright work. I think you could fool a few on the street with that one.

  7. 1960 Chevy Bel Air or Impala, beige 2-door post or convertible. Mom and Dad brought me home in a car like this after I was born.

  8. As a teenager I had a souped up 65 Mustang fastback. My dream car now would be a deep blue Shelby GT 350 fastback mustang.

  9. The 69 Camaro Indy Pace Car I was driving when I married my beautiful wife 50 years ago! O and the 68 Plymouth GTX I traded in on the Pace Car.

  10. ’67 GTO just like the one I had when I was in the military in 1976. Red with red interior and black vinyl top. Bought it for $1200. Got orders to go to the Philippines in Jan ’77, and sold it for $500 to a friend because it had a bad starter and some engine issues from me putting my foot into it too many times. I know, I know, should have stored it.

  11. Absolute Dream cars—-Not any of the Mussel Cars of the 60s or 70s (although I do love those to) they would be cars you Rarely see at most car shows–Cords of course–Caddies from the 40s/maby anphibacars/Edsels/ studibakers/ & cars from companies that are out of bus- My dream garage would be Different–Just like I am-

  12. Absolute Dream cars—-Not any of the Mussel Cars of the 60s or 70s (although I do love those to) they would be cars you Rarely see at most car shows–Cords of course–Caddies from the 40s/maby anphibacars/Edsels/ studibakers/ & cars from companies that are out of bus- My dream garage would be Different–Just like I am–

    • When Motor Week on PBS gave away a Maxton many years ago, I really wanted that car. At least they are restoring the exact same car they gave away. The winner could not drive stick. Another reason for lazy people to learn how.

      • Maxton! Those kits were the coolest rotary hotrod ever! ‘Stick’ is comedy to a non-automotive schlup, but ‘we guys’ know how to spell ‘helluva lota’ fun’!
        AND, a Saab Sonnet3 could smoke anything in the snow up in the great-white-out North East!

  13. I would like to have a 63 T bird Convertible I have the hardtop and will be finishing the landau soon As long as we are dreaming I would like a 67 GTO convertible as well

  14. Almost every car I owned in the 60’s. 65 Dart GT 273 HP ,Re Coronet 500 Dark Green with white to and interior and ;67 Mustang Convert, White with electric blue interior and Factory air in the Dash to name a few.

  15. 1974 Lincoln Continental Sedan – preferably a California car and a 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan in a darker shade of color that are not complete rust buckets but can be fixed up nicely.

  16. First on my list would be the first car I bought, 69 Dodge Superbee paid $750 for it in 1974. I also had a 68 Olds 442 and 67 Mercury Cougar. Dream car would be a 70 Hemi Cuda

    • For my childhood memories: ‘54 Lincoln Capri, ‘56 Merc Montclair, ‘56 Ford Crown Vic or Sunliner, ‘56 Pontiac Star Chief. For my young & old adult years: Ford GT- any year. ‘99 Panoz AIV Roadster, new Panoz Avezzano, street-legal Panoz GTR-1.

  17. Well. I have to be different from the people above. Problem is that I am going on 78, does not leave a lot of time to wish.
    My first sports car was an Austin Healey 100-4 which i put in a HIPO 289 Ford. That was in the middle 60s. I now have several sports cars including a 240Z from new, a 1966 Morgan +4 , owned for 40 years , and a 2003 Morgan +8 with the Rover 4L V8, bought 11 years ago with 300 miles. I should be quite content, but “My dream car” would be my old Austin Healey 100-4.

  18. This list needs more muscle: 1970 Buick GSX stage 2, 1968 Ford XL GT with 428 (special order SCJ?), 1971 Dodge Charger R/T with Hemi, 1966 Ford Galaxy XL with ‘W’ code 427 (just because it was available but no known example exists)

  19. ’70-’72 Pantera. The best of both practical (relatively) American muscle and European exotic. Friend had one. No going back after experiencing that car.

  20. 1976 pontiac firebird formula in yellow.
    friend had one as a kid and have wanted one since.
    just need to find the right one…always looking!
    if you have one to sell let me know!!!!!

  21. 1970 cuda convertible 340 4spd almost had one as a kid in 1978 but at that time 2200 was to much so I bought a 69 super bee for 500

  22. 1969 Jaguar XKE convertible. British Racing Green with Tan Interior. Actually color is optional, I’d take one that was purple with green interior 😊

  23. My short list:
    1. Ultimate at any cost:
    – Ferrari 288 GTO
    – 1963 C2 Corvette Split Window 360 HP Fuelie

    2. Just Plain Expensive:
    – 1970 to 73 C3 Corvette
    – 1968 to 1969 GTO (not a Judge)
    – 1969 Hurst Olds 442
    – 1968 to 1970 AMX
    – 1967 to 1968 Firebird Formula

    My More Affordable list:
    – 1968 to 70 Javelin
    – 1965 to 69 Any full size Pontiac HT
    – 1984 to 2001 Jeep Cherokee
    – 1973 to 77 Pontiac Lemans/GTO/Can Am
    – 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix 50th Anniversary Special

  24. I’d like to have a couple of cars back that I used to own
    1975 RX3 coupe
    1973 XA Falcon 302 Superbird Coupe

    on my list that I’d like to own
    1964 GTO
    1966 GTO
    1966 Chevelle
    1970 Roadrunner

    and what I have now
    1966 396 360HP El Camino
    C5 Corvette roadster
    BA XR8 Falcon ute

    and I’ve learned my lesson, these are not ever for sale!

  25. 1965 continental convertible. 66 VW 1300. Any VW with a V8. 1965 Marlin. 60s MGB. 1954 Merc Gullwing. 1965 Beaumont. VW Type 2. 1970s Toyota pickup.

  26. 1973 Trans Am SD Brewster Green
    1968 Hurst Olds
    1970 Buick GS Stage 1
    1965 Buick Riviera GS
    1970 GTO Ram Air 4
    1969 Camaro SS 396 L78

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