WHAT IS THE FIRST CAR YOU WOULD BUY AFTER WINNING THE LOTTERY?

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  1. rrbnut

    rrbnut 1993 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon

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    This question was posited on DriveTribe.com
    While one might say, how much did I win, let's say under $3million:) Net
    After paying debts, maybe buy a house, some vacation, funds for the kids, set aside for retirement,the rest to have fun with. Probably more than one, but my first one would be a 1979 Cadillac Seville , either completely restored or a super condition used one. Then as far as wagons go, there is a Rolls Royce Seraph custom wagon to satisfy my unusual wagon craving.
    What's yours??
     
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    I wouldn't buy but I would have my 85 Mercedes wagon professionally restored along with a little bump in power for the old turbo diesel.
     
  3. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    I'd buy the other two of my most favorite Fords, a 1977 1/2 fullsize Bronco with round headlights, and a'71-'73 Mach 1 convertible Mustang. And, as Kevdupuis said, I'd have Babe fully restored physically, with full EEC V EFI/emissions and drivetrain upgrades installed to restomod her.
     
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    Poison_Ivy The crazy kid in the sandbox

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    I'd probably go after a fat Continental wagon to body chop and give a nosejob to or a skinny Continental Mark II to wagonize

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    I was born in 1964, so I'd have to say a 64 Ford Galaxie 500 Xl drop top. Red with white interior. Then follow that up with 64 Country Squire Wagon. Black with red interior.
     

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    Very interesting idea for a thread.
    If I were in that position, the first car I would buy would be 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hardtop. I would want it to be either red or black, and look completely stock, aside from perhaps lowering it and possibly some larger diameter wheels but they would still have to be stock in appearance. But I would want it completely updated mechanically speaking. Suspension, powertrain, braking, power accessories. The works. I'm willing to bet there is one out there like that I could buy today if I had the funds.

    Now, if the question would have been "what is the first car you would build after winning the lottery" my answer would be different.
     
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    rrbnut - good tread - hope it keeps going
     
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    Poison_Ivy The crazy kid in the sandbox

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    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    I’d donate it all to charity....
     
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    I would do a frame-off restoration on my 70 Cutlass Wagon. I think I would turn it into a fire breather. I want to go fast from stop sign to stop sign.
     
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    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    Poison_Ivy The crazy kid in the sandbox

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    Good choice Grizz.
     
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    As long as it is a completely authentic build right down to the requisite Darlington strpes. The Hudson's were famous for their stripes.
     

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