Hey oppo, thinking about what I should save for next.
Backstory- the trans am needs like 20k worth of restoration dough, IF i can even manage to put it back together I would like to split my emotional investment if I could - something else to cry over. Obviously, while I have my “emergency money” taken care of I basically would need to start saving from scratch. This will take me awhile.
Kinda narrowed it down:
12k or less
Stupid/ridiculous (no miatas, seriously)
Decent shape/low-ish miles
Here are my top pics
90s LT1 trans am
Pros: availability,t-tops ,parts , within my self-inflicted stereotype, reliability
Cons: least interesting of my favorites, the lt1 engine, interior
2: Military surplus humvee
Pros: true 4 seater drop top, parts availability, high eccentricity/stupidity coefficient, potential for upgrades, useful truck bed/towing capacity, resale/long term collectability potential, very different from current vehicles, potential to sneak through military checkpoints in SHTF?
Cons: will need work and upgrades, registration (especially if I need to move out of state in this particularly volatile time in my life), SLOW, difficult to tow home, insurance? maybe?, gas mileage
can always swap a duramax in these. DIY kits are made.
3. TVR Tasmin 280i
Pros: Cool factor, 8os factor, TVR factor, depreciation factor
Cons: Parts, slow, difficulty in upgrading (ecoboost v6 swap?!) old british-ness (although I don’t know if its as big a problem on these)