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Most Expensive Ride You Got to Drive

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dennis kirban, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. One of the newer ford gt's. Did the PDI on one at the dealer I worked for. Drove it about 100 ft. :eek::confused::rolleyes:

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  2. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    In the mid 80's, I worked the front office and storage lot for a paint & body shop. We got a '69 Ferrari Dino 206 GT towed in. The guy wanted a minor paint touched up. I got to drive it from the parking lot, to the body shop. About 100 yards.

  3. 1965 my cousin let me drive his 1958 Facel Vega
  4. In 1961, the husband of my Mother's secretary let me drive his 1959 F.I. Corvette. Alone! He told me not to over-rev it. I didn't. Close, but not over the red line. I was 14!
  5. Ulu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
    Posts: 1,732

    from CenCal

    Not this exact one, but quite similar. You could get a nosebleed up there...

  6. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 855

    from landis n c

    I got to drive some Rolls-Royces back in the eightys that were new. I took care of them for a doctor who hired me to do that. The next one would be the hotrod I drive now. My wife thinks I have a million dollars in it...............................
  7. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,735


    1963 Porsche Carrera 2! Awesome car. I wanted it so bad....but I could not afford it. A friend let me keep it for a month or more. I did some work on it and it was not fun to work on but boy was it fun to drive.
  8. The most expensive ride (not a car) I ever drove was a Navy PBR on the rivers & canals of Nam. Other than that it would have to be an all out racing set up Jag XKE on the 91 freeway back in the 60's.
  9. flatoutflyin
    Joined: Jun 16, 2010
    Posts: 385


    Actually, the trip to Dearborn was fairly stressful as far as I was concerned. We'd done a lot of mechanical and electrical work on the car, and it had never been road tested. There was some question about the vacuum (fuel pump) tank, and something quirky about the brakes. I can't really remember, but they may have been mechanical with a servo assist, sort of like a PTO, but the car had to be moving to generate assist. Uphill starts were terrifying. If you released the brake, but had to apply the brake again, the car would roll backward maybe three feet before the servo applied enough power to stop the car. It may have been worth $50,000.00 then, but that was a lot of money in 1976.
    Anyway, it was worth it. When we arrived at Dearborn Village, we found that the owners of the car had reserved the upstairs of a little guest cottage for us, just us.
  10. Adriatic Machine
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
    Posts: 162

    Adriatic Machine

    I was a mechanic fresh out of high school back in 1988. A car came in for new tires, 1965 Corvette convertible with a 427 Turbo Jet and 4 speed, diamond condition. It was worth... well it was expensive so there. It had the knock off spinners instead of lug nuts... yea this gets sloppy. I was really careful not to scratch the rims as well as the spinner caps, using a phone book for buffer as I smashed them tight with the brass hammer we found behind the seat. I took it for a test drive and the tires rubbed the fender wells, so back in the shop for a smaller set. Do it all over again and the second set of tires were also too big. Third set of tires fit nice, no rubbing. I promptly took it out the back way to beat the shit out of it but I chickened out and just did my road test. Well, a month later I got promoted from the tire line into the chassis dept. Later that day, the Vette returned on a flatbed with the right rear wheel missing and the quarter panel was pretty much torn off at the ass. The manager walked up and said 'make sure he has a Corvette lug wrench in his toolbox'. No hard feelings I guess. Damn Chevys.
  11. 1928chevycoupe
    Joined: Jun 4, 2012
    Posts: 217


    Worked as a lot boy at an exotic car rental place in newport Beach CA in the 1980's, got to drive all the cars, but my favorite was taking the "magnum pi" Ferrari to the gas station, I then headed to McDonalds for a burger (where else?), I parked the Ferrari illegally almost blocking the front door, I thought I was so damn cool, LOL
  12. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 930


  13. My job requires me to drive rare cars.

    31 Chrysler Imperial Dual Cowl
    31 Chrysler Imperial Limo
    62 T-Bird tri-power Sports Roadster
    Saleen S7 twin turbo
    65 Cobra 427
    71 & 72 Pantera
    62 Vette fuelie
    54 Vette
    60 Chrysler 300F
    70 Shelby GT500
    71 Mustang 429 Drag pack
    41 Chevy cabriolet
  14. Only one - a 2012 Audi V10 R8 roadster all wheel drive. 450K and yeah, it was FAST !!

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