Classic Cars Dream Wish List

I recently sold my 1964 Cadillac, the first old classic car I've ever acquired, and already I'm thinking about what I'd like to own next. On this page is my classic car wish list - it is helpful to keep me focused and a great page to send to my friends.

Now let me be clear: My list is very practical! These are old vehicles that I really could envision acquiring someday. I tend to shy away from the most popular muscle cars, as they are way too expensive. I'd rather buy something "less desirable", but perhaps more rare, pretty and often with "more car" for my money. -Steve :)

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1967 Dodge Polara

Yes, it was an average middle-sized kind of car for its day, but there's something about the design of the tail lights and rear deck that wins my heart. It looks like a butterfly! Ideally, I'd like it as a coupe, or if a sedan, it would need to be in very good condition. And no, I'm not interested in the 1966 or 1968 models.

I made a page dedicated to this car:
1967 Dodge Polara

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1963 Oldsmobile Starfire

A good friend owns a 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire and through him, I have become enamored with the Oldsmobile Starfires of the 1960s. Owning a 1961 or 1962 Starfire would be amazing, but realistically, I'd pick the 1963 model. I love those classy tail lights that look luxurious ... like something I'd expect on a Lincoln.

My page dedicated to this great car:
1963 Oldsmobile Starfire

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1969 or 1970 Pontiac Catalina

The Pontiac Catalina of 1969 and 1970 screams of my childhood. I remember seeing many of these cars as a young child of the 1970s. To be honest, I really love the horizontally arched tail lights of the 1969 model. And I really love the head lights and front of the 1970 model. The other sides of each respective car are so-so.

Having said that, I'd probably pounce at an opportunity to acquire one of these beautiful Pontiacs if I found one for sale and in decent shape.

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1964 Cadillac
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1957-1964 Cadillac

I'd like any Cadillac between 1957 and 1964! Okay, maybe a late 1950s Cadillac is a reach, but how about a 1961 Cadillac? I love the sub-fins that point downward!

I have already owned a 1964 Cadillac, and have a special connection with it. Yes, I could reacquire another '64 Cadillac if the opportunity before me was right. :)

My pages for these cars: 1961 Cadillac and 1964 Cadillac.

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Any Pre-1973 Station Wagon

Although all the classic cars mentioned above are legitimate contenders, a large station wagon might beat them all. Again, I think this is somehow connected to a childhood issue lingering inside me. Oh the joy of sitting way in the back and making faces at the car behind you! ;)

A late 1960s Chevrolet Impala station wagon would be ideal, or it could be something from the early 1960s or late 1950s. I will say the station wagon needs to be pre-1973, when station wagons started to look very boring.

My page dedicated to station wagons.

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Any Late 1950s Car

I'll take pretty much any late 1950s car. The 1959 Buick and 1957 Mercury Commuter station wagon are two good examples.

There's something about the design of cars in the late 1950s that is unparalleled in automotive history. The curves, the designs, the wild headlights and taillights. It was just an amazing time for cars.

1991 Honda CRX

1991 Honda CRX

The very first car I owned was a 1991 Honda CRX bought new off the lot. I was age 20 at the time. It was "Torino Red" (a deep and darker red) with an automatic transmission. You can read more about all the cars I've owned here.

1991 was twenty years ago (at the time of this writing) and I could see myself buying a 1991 CRX. I loved that car. It was speedy. Fun. And a cute car.

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