MSN’s top 15 cars for its dream garage, what are yours?

We came across this article on MSN and thought it would interest to you, as we love the variation of opinions that different car fans can give.  MSN asked what 15 dream cars would you choose if you had plenty of money and a garage to keep these cars?  There results included a few cars I’d include, but some I’d never hear of.  It looks as though they have tried to include a cross section of different vehicle types which gives the article a different perspective.  Plus it’s noticeable that this is an Amercan’s point of view.  This is what MSN said:

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Lamborghini Miura

MSN say “A top contender for the most beautiful car ever. A lime green Miura is their first pick for the dream garage. We’ll take the later P400SV version.” Who in their right mind would disagree with this?

Jaguar E-Type
Wouldn’t we all want one of these in our collection.  If Enzo Ferrari said it was “The most beautiful car ever made”, it’s got to be in here.  MSN state, that “an original Series 1 model with glass-covered headlights, a small-mouth grille, bumper-mounted signals and tail lights, and external bonnet latches. For the record, we want one of the ultra collectible initial 300 units produced.”

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Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

Your probably asking yourself the same question I was when I saw this. “WHAT?”   MSN go onto say, “this type of vehicle is sometimes called an “estate wagon” (well in America maybe), though that name seems far too demure for the insanity of its 556-horsepower supercharged V8 powerplant. Whatever you call it, it’s the most fun you can find for hauling five passengers plus your golf bags.” Not sure, Audi, BMW, Jaguar or Mercedes-Benz would agree with this statement chaps.

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Ariel Atom

I sort of get why this car is here, however, there are so many more deserving cars (in my opinion). MSN say, “In the same way that sometimes you need just the right vehicle to run errands, sometimes you just have to spend a day carving seconds off your lap time in a machine built expressly for that purpose. Enter the Ariel Atom — still our favourite track-day toy.”

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

MSN said “Despite a seriously strong urge to give the nod to the Hunter Green 1967 Fastback made famous by Steve McQueen, we simply can’t deny the Boss 302. It is neither the fastest nor most powerful Mustang, but with an aero package lifted almost directly from Ford’s racing program — as is the intake — and a whole host of handling upgrades, it’s the best-handling, most exhilarating Mustang ever.” Got to admit is does look like, just not sure I would have this in my top 15 over an original 1967 Fastback.

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Icon Bronco

What the hell is one of these I thought?  Have you ever heard of on?  MSN said, “for beach duty, we love the original Ford Bronco, but let’s be honest: The classic handles like a bumper car. Better to turn to the geniuses at Icon for a thoroughly upgraded version. The Icon BR is, in fact, based on restored Broncos from the 1966 and ’67 model years, but rides on a thoroughly modernized custom chassis, boasts the same 5.0-liter V8 engine found in the Mustang GT, and has amazing design touches, such as a gauge cluster inspired by Bell & Ross watches.” Land Rover for me every day of the week, if a 4×4 did make my top 15, which is unlikely.

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Ferrari Enzo

Ok, that’s more like it.  I get hypercar being in their list.  MSN say that “Every ultimate garage needs at least one Ferrari. Despite literally decades’ worth of ultracollectible models, our heart’s desire is somewhat more modern. The Enzo is the most “pazzo” (wacko) of Ferrari supercars. Sure, the new F12 Berlinetta will be faster, but nothing is as patently ridiculous as the 221-mph Enzo. And really, that’s how we want our sole Ferrari: a 6.0-liter V12-powered, Formula One-derived 2-seat Berlinetta that looks like an asphalt-bound spaceship.”

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Toyota Hilux

MSN said that “picking a pickup was one of the hardest parts of compiling this list. Do you go with a 1958 Chevy Apache, a ’78 Dodge Lil’ Red Express, a 1991 GMC Syclone Marlboro Edition or a Jeep Gladiator J20? In the end, we want the truck that the TV auto show “Top Gear” tried to kill — and couldn’t. We’ll take the Toyota Hilux and, hey, it’s our imaginary garage.” You would have chosen differently?

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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

This is what Jeremy Clarkson has, and he knows a thing or two about cars.  Not for me though, I’m just not into these types of cars.  MSN said “thus far we have sports, muscle and hyper cars both modern and classic, a track-day toy, and a handful of functional wagons, pickups and SUVs. So when picking our daily driver, we’ve gone utterly bonkers: the AMG Black Series-badged Mercedes C63. This 510-horsepower freak of track-focused engineering is about as far up the evolutionary ladder from the entry-level Mercedes C-Class as a Porsche 911 is from an air-cooled VW Bug.”

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Shelby Cobra 289

Definatly a contender.  MSN said “of all the cars on this list, the Shelby Cobra will be the least argued over. After all, how can you debate one of the greatest car tales of all time? The legend of Texas racing pioneer Carroll Shelby and The Car That Beat Ferrari starts — though hardly ends — with the ferocious, howling, beautifully aggressive Shelby Cobra.”

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Tesla Model S

Not sure about this.  I like what Tesla are doing, I like the push towards improved technology, but no way would a car like this be in my top 100 (not that I’ve driven one, yet!).  MSN said “In our version of the ultimate garage, not only will the past and present be represented, but the future will, too. What better vehicle to represent the future than Tesla’s stunning, all-electric Model S sedan? Not only does the sedan hit 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds, thanks in part to the instantly available torque, but it’s also hands-down one of the best-looking sedans on the road, now or ever.”  Not sure about the ever part of this statement, ever is a very long time.

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Terrafugia Transition

How ridiculous is this?  A flying car, that looks rubbish!  MSN said “You know what else needs to represent the future in our ultimate garage? A flying car, that’s what. Technically a “roadable aircraft” rather than a flying car, the Transition nonetheless shifts power to all four wheels by means of a continuously variable transmission, burns automotive gasoline rather than aviation fuel, and can fit in most garages with the wings folded and stowed.” No, no and more no.

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Audi Quattro

Now I get this.  An awesome and well respected classic car.  Loved by rally fans and car fams alike.  For me I’d have this over the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe.  MSN said: “You are begging for some 4-wheel-drive rally-style action, but do you pick the Subaru Impreza WRX or Mitsubishi Lancer Evo? Nope and nope: We’re going old-school, all the way back to the original capital “Q” Audi Quattro. We’ll take ours circa 1984, the 302-horsepower, short-wheelbase Sport model. This car changed the world, and we want it badly.”

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Porsche 911 RS (997 Chassis)

You’d have to have a Porsche in your top 15 wouldn’t you. Not sure I’d go for this one though, I’d probably go for one of the following: Porsche 959, Porsche 918, or Porsche 550 Spyder. MSN said “We want neither brand-new nor classic here; instead, we’ll take the imperfect yet tremendously engaging last-generation 997 chassis. Specifically, we want the GT3 RS 4.0, the last 911 to be offered as a manual only. Sure, the PDK can handle shifting duties faster than we can, and there are newer, faster or more extreme 911s out there, but the 997 RS has tons of personality, we want to row our own, and let’s face it, we can’t even handle this car’s outer limits. In other words, it’s the perfect 911 — for us.”

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Buick Regal Grand National

Never heard of this one.  MSN said “This last choice is the personality pick: Do you like the Jensen Interceptor, Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin DB5 or perhaps a bespoke Duesenberg Model J? In the end, we vote for the Black Beauty, General Motors’ sleeper supercar in boxy road-going guise. Of course, we want the last — and best — of the breed: the turbocharged 276-horsepower GNX from 1987, produced by McLaren Performance Technologies.”


1987-Buick-Regal-Grand-National-side

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So there you have it.  This is what MSN think.  What is your top 10, or even top 15 cars that you’d put in your dream garage?

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