This is going to be an interesting exercise, as I don't believe I've ever assembled a collection of my wheels during my life. But here we go, in order of year of production:

1951 "Radio Super" Radio Flyer Wagon
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-Door Sedan
1956 Porsche 356A Speedster 1600-S
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe
1958 Ford Country Squire Sedan 9-Passenger Wagon
1964 Dodge 1/2 Ton Pickup
1965 Dodge Lancer
1965 BSA Thunderbolt A651T 654 cc Twin Motorcycle
1965 Triumph Bonneville Speedster 650 cc Twin Motorcycle (Restoration)
1967 Opel Kadett 2-Dr Sedan
1967 Opel Kadett Rallye 2-Dr Notchback
1972 Chevrolet Vega Wagon
1977 Chevrolet Vega GT Wagon
1977 Pontiac Catalina 4-Door Sedan
1981 Mercedes Benz 240D (Diesel)
1982 Subaru 4WD Wagon
1982 BMW 320i
1987 Subaru 2WD Turbo Wagon GL
1988 Plymouth Voyager SE
1990 Toyota 4Runner 4WD Wagon

Kind of a mixed bag, isn't it?

All-Time Favorites?  The '55--'57 Chevy's, the '56 Speedster, the '65 Beezer, the Opel Kadett Rallye Notchback, the M-B 240D, the 320i, and the 4Runner.

Sentimental favorites?  The '77 Vega Wagon, the Subarus, the Catalina, and the Voyager.  Go figure.  These were basic family cars, but there were a lot of memories tied up in them.

And the heartbreakers?  They'd have to be the '56 Chevy, the 320i, and '88 Voyager.

The '56 Chevy was my first car, I restored it from end to end, only to have it end up abandoned and stripped from stem to stern on a lonely Arizona highway. I'd sold it to a neighbor kid, and after stiffing me for the $500 he still owed me on it, he disappeared with it.  I only found out what happened, because I still held the title and registration for it.

The BMW 320i was going to be a restoration. Had great hopes for it until I found out the whole back end suspension system had rusted through.  It disappeared into the morass of my third divorce.

And of course the 1988 Voyager.  So clean when I first bought it, it took me on two years of camping trips with my kids, but it blew two engines and was hit 3 times in accidents.  It never bounced back.  Its got 240,000 miles on it now and its about to be retired for good. R.I.P.

 


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The '56 Chevy was my first car, I restored it from end to end, only to have it end up abandoned and stripped from stem to stern on a lonely Arizona highway.

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