12 June 2005, 00:53 by mark hoekstra


Well… I guess every carnut out there has a dreamcar-list. But when Rutger decided he would actually put them on his blog, I thought it would be a splendid idea to actually take the list out of my head and put it here… So here we go:

I’ll have to add info per car, but finding some good pictures already took me an evening, but I’ll add them later

1920s Bugatti 35B

Yes, those are alloy wheels… It’s got a straight-eight engine and more racing-breed than all of Michael Schumacher’s Ferraris combined.

more info

1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400

I actually didn’t like the Countach at first, until I saw the LP400… Check the purity and the clean lines (the prototype was even cleaner, but that one isn’t in existence anymore… it first got modified for getting it road-legal (the airscoops/NACA-ducts were added, later it got crash-tested(!))

some extra photos of the LP400 with some excellent details (the periscope roof!) can be found here and here

more info

more info on the prototype

and even the blueprint!

great site of a Dutch owner of a LP400 containing a lot of information (check the original catalogue and fantastic pictures of the prototype!)

1974 Ferrari 365GT4/BB

The Berlinetta Boxer…

great info on the Ferrari North America-site

some rare pictures I found of the 1971 Berlinetta Boxer styling-prototype…

1, 2, 3, 4

more info (in French)

more info (in English)

1986 Lamborghini LM 002

Even if you’d drive a Hummer, what would you do if you saw this in your rearview-mirror? Indeed, feel intimidated and move out of the way! ;-) Oh, and try this with a BMW X5…

1969 Aston Martin DBS V8

1957 Fiat 500 Jolly Ghia

...and then, if it’s really an all-the-money-in-the-world-and-even-then-I’m-not-sure-I-can-get-it -list, I’d add:

1969 Porsche 917

Of course it had to be one of the JW Automotive-917s (that’s one of the 917s in Gulf-colours) and oh…, it’s not road-legal :-)

Some excellent pictures of the 917 can be found here

...and a great piece on the history of the 917 can be found here (also check the picture of the line-up!)

...I’d like this t-shirt too ;-)

I found some videos of the No.20 Porsche 917K in Gulf-colours…
video 1, video 2

If you want to see more Porsche 917’s in action and in their heyday, I suggest you rent/buy Le Mans with Steve McQueen behind the wheel…

There even was a brochure!

1972 Maserati Boomerang Showcar

(which actually is road legal)

and because it’s the last one on the list and probably the rarest of some very rare cars… I’ve added some extra pics from the Christie’s auction-brochure of this car (yes, that’s right, this car has been for sale recently!)



  1. Rutger @ 12 June 2005, 13:00 :

    Whoah! Now that’s a list. I’ll be updating my catalog of lists as soon as I can and include this one!

  2. Moritz Schollbach @ 3 March 2006, 11:36 :

    I’m sure you know BBC topgear if not try to get a few episodes but be warned: addictive!!

  3. polemon @ 29 March 2006, 18:54 :

    What about DeLorean?
    (My dream car)

  4. markie @ 31 March 2006, 03:51 :

    well, no offence, but I don’t consider a DeLorean a true thoroughbred (classic) car. It’s made of some thrown together components. If I’m not mistaking a Lotus Esprit chassis and a Renault Alpine engine and then some. Next to that it’s way to heavy to be sporty and underpowered. I believe it does 0-60 in about, what is it, 11 seconds? The design is great, but that’s about it, all show and no go (imho)... ;-)

  5. Alexander @ 9 May 2006, 22:48 :

    i think that there should be a Aston Martin Lagonda too, when you have tried sitting in one you can´t understand what people see in a “ordinary” sportscar! (by the way i´m not an old guy liking comfortable cars, im 16 and a great fan of any kind of sportscars (but especially the Lagonda))

  6. Zach @ 17 June 2006, 23:24 :

    Look up some cars by the company Vector, I think you will like :)

  7. sly fox @ 21 June 2006, 05:00 :

    yo the DeLorean is an awsome car but i belive that a 1970 doge challenger would look nice there

  8. markie @ 28 June 2006, 19:58 :

    yeah well, a Aston Martin Lagonda and also the Dodge Challenger could’ve been on the list… but… they’re not ;-)

    An Aston Martin Lagonda also seems like a perfect weddingcar to me, but, I really don’t have any plans to get married…

    I know the Vector though, but from my personal point-of-view it’s flawed like the DeLorean and that’s the critique that it’s not a thoroughbred car, not in a long way, so, a definite no-go in my personal list. No offence though and keep the suggestions coming :-)

  9. Arturo Valdez @ 3 August 2006, 09:48 :

    need help on finding blue prints, plans, chasis drowings any info on the Lamborghini LM 002

  10. Cameron @ 30 May 2007, 17:38 :

    Well, time to make your day!

    At least two 917k Porsches were registered for road use (legally) and were used as road cars. One was owned by the originator of Martini Racing (who registered the car in Alabama, but drove it in Europe-according to qv500.com) and the other was owned and driven in Germany after installation of a handbrake, turn signals and different windshield glass.

    So, if you have a few million, and a lot of luck, maybe you can drive a 917k on the street!

  11. kashgar216 @ 30 June 2008, 07:49 :

    Nice list. We have a few cars in common. Here is my list. http://karakullake.blogspot.com/2008/04/tamerlanes-fantasy-garage-at-last.html

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