Mostly becasue I am down in the pits becasue this is the longest I have ever gone without driving something with some speed behind it; 11 months. For 11 months the only thing I have driven has been the Jeep, which is slow, like semi truck slow, and if I drive it fast its likely to rattle apart / flip over so...

I have been dreaming (and playing Horizon to help quell my pains). And my dream is, one day, hopefully next year sometime, I will stop being a broke fool, and I will be able to afford a toy again, and I think (at least until next week when I change my mind) I want another 3000GT VR-4.

Some of you may know, many years ago (7 since it left me, thats nearly forever), I owned a 1992 3000GT VR-4 in the rare color of sandstone grey metallic, with the optional removable glass roof (pictured above).

She died, and was resuscitated, many times by me, in the 3 years I had her. She left me, in the worst possible way a car guy could get rid of a car.

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Ever since, I have wanted another. No car ever, has cost me as much. Not just in repairs, but in time, and grief, and roadside misery. But I don't care. I want another. I will have another.

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I have always wanted an illusive 99 VR4, as it was the 3rd refresh of the body, and, in my opinion, the best looking, even if it does have a factory ricer wing. But on the rare chance you find a 99 thats not been over-modified or destroyed, you are likely to pay about $30,000 for one. Ill let Tavarish explain why if you're interested.

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I often dreamed of doing the ever so popular 99 conversion on my 92, which is surprisingly easy, as the unibody did not change throughout the entire production run. Simply swap the bumpers, hood, headlights, sills, and wing; but still, it would not be the same.

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I have also had a strange desire for the Spyder variant, which was a 1995 / 1996 model year production only. While the ultra flat rear deck is a bit off-putting, I have an affinity for hard top convertibles, and these cars hold a special place in my heart.

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My most recent desire is to combine the best of both worlds, and find a Spyder and then do a 99 conversion to it, like this.

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While these cars are known to be quite finicky, they are an amazing vehicle to drive, and should you ever be afforded the opportunity, I suggest you take it. While they may be considered tame by today's standards, a factory twin turbo V6 pumping 320 BHP via an all wheel drive system with viscous couplings, active aerodynamics, dual mode suspension and exhaust, and all wheel steering; all made available in 1991. The car is a bit of a treat, and quite exhilarating to drive. And while it's more common competitors, the Supra Turbo and the RX7 twin turbo, often take the spotlight for early 90's Japanese cars, the under-rated 3000GT VR-4 sits in wait to one day take over the throne (and then soon there after break down and once again be surpassed by the Supra and 7).