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Wanted to share and discuss your Top 5 favorite racing cars of all time. I have provided mine below. Now there are numerous cars I thought about over the weekend for inclusion in this thread, but I narrowed it down to these. Some other cars I thought about including where 1984-1985 Coors Thunderbird (Bill Elliott), ~1987 Motorcraft Pro-Stock Thunderbird (Bob Glidden), 1986 IMSA Mustang (Bruce Jenner), Ferrari 365 GTB/4 (Paul Newman, Elliot Forbes Robinson, Milt Minter), Bentley EXP Speed 8, Jaguar XJR-12, Mazda 787b, Merkur IMSA XR4TI, Cobra Daytona Coupe, Ferrari 250 GTO, Shelby GT350, Michael Schumacher's Benetton Ford F1, Davy Allison's 1987 Texaco Thunderbird, Aston Martin Nimrod, ~1974 Tyrell Cosworth Ford F1, Ferrari 333sp, and the list goes on.

As you can see I was/am a HUGE fan of the Group C prototypes from the late 80€™s. To me they are some of the most exquisite cars every produced

Tie for First . .

Jaguar XJR9 and Sauber Mercedes Group C



1988 Cougar IMSA 6.0L V8 (There was also a Turbo 4 version)



1968 Gulf GT40



Volvo 850 T-5R Estate BTCC (yeah, it's weird but I love the car!)



Feel free to share your!

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Nice topic Jason

Mine are :

Rally Escort Cosworth, just love these little 2.0L turbo's!


Martini Lancia Delta HF Integrale :

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Sierra RS200 Rally :




Aston Martin DBR9 (for obvious reasons)



And lastly the 1992 Williams Renault F1 car

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Those are some GREAT cars as well!!
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1966 Ford GT40 MKII Le Mans

Martini Lancia Delta HF Integrale

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

Trans Am Racers (all of them, not just the Mustang)

1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
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Originally posted by thezeppelin8@May 23, 2005, 9:04 AM

Martini Lancia Delta HF Integrale


Could you not think of 5 of your own?
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I've loved that Delta since I saw it on Gran Turismo 2 back in high school
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I can't believe I forgot this one! :bang: :bang: For shame . . . guess I have 6 (or 20!) top cars!

Not sure what I had posted here as my "sixth" top racing car, but I'll add in the following . . .


This is the one I was forgetting!

Trans-Am Capri!!






Also love these . .
Moffat Falcon XC Cobra


Ambose's BA Falcon

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here are 2 of mine
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Chronlogical Order

1. 1966 GT350
2. 1968 Ford GT
3. 1969 Torino Cobra
4. 1969 Dodge Daytona
5. 1974 Dodge Charger
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Cool list Mark!

Richard's Torino Cobra is a very cool car, as well as the 1982 Wrangler Thunderbird Dale Earnhardt drove.
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well lets think the gulf gt has to be my favorite gt, the daytona coupes are the coolest looking racecars, the first r, 65 gt350r, the 00 sr, 00 r, and all early firebirds/ta's are pretty slick B)
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Not a top 5 but I like it much better than white, yellow, and Brown.
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'66 GT40

Shelby Daytona Coupe

Shelby Cobra Roadster

'00 Cobra R

'05 FR500C Mustang
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The one, the only ... well, this car doesn't have name.

It went from this ...



... to this

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does it need to have actually have been in a race or does a car that is a race car in all senses of the term....because I am really partial to the Ferrari FX wich unfortunately built exclusively for the Sultan of Brunei...but man is it sweet.

http://www.fast-autos.net/gallery/ferrarifx/1_G

but I also really like the F50 GT, 550 GTO, 575 GTC (especially the new Evoluzione: http://www.fast-autos.net/ferrari/575gtcevo.html), but those are just the Ferraris.

theres also the Bugatti 16/4 Veyron, the Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette, the Koenigsegg CC, the 1994 Ford SVT 10.0L Boss Mustang, the 2001 Lingenfelter 427 Corvette TT, the 2001 Hennessey Venom 800TT, the 1999 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1, 2001 Doug Levin Motorsports Stage IV Viper, 2000 Chevrolet Corvette C5-R, Brabus SLR McLaren, Noble M14, CLK-GTR Roadster, S7 Twin Turbo, Ford GT, Cobra 427, Shelby Series 1, GT500 (also the SS and KR), and of course....

the 2005 FORD MUSTANG GT.

Wow this is harder than I thought...I'll have to take some time to pick a top 5, I'll come back.
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My favorite racing car is
1 Honda City
2 Ford fiesta
I like these cars.

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Hmmm... favorite racecars?????

In no particular order and as they come to mind;

A) Ferarri 288 GTO
B) Porsche 959
C) Ford GT40
D) Jaguar XJ13 (perhaps the best sounding V12 I've ever heard)
E) Ford RS200
F) Lancia Stratos
G) Shelby Daytona Coupe
H) Shelby 427 Cobra S/C
I) Ford '68 Cobra Jet
J) Ford 2008+ Cobra Jet
K) Ford FR500C
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I purposely did NOT look at the rules, other lists, so I can present without influence my list of my Top 5 Favorite Race Cars:

5) Dale Jarrett's NASCAR UPS truck:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiczkbLezSg

4) Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
http://www.allpar.com/model/superbird.html

3) Tyrrell P34
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrrell_P34

2) Don Garlits' Swamp Rat 30 (or XXX, if you prefer)
http://www.1320legends.com/sr30.html

1) Powerful Mach 5, the original, of course.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mach_Five

Yes they're quirky. Just like me.
/ok, so the Truck isn't a car. Sue me.
//The cars are nice, but the drivers and teams are what makes them awesome, so a list of *cars* isn't so important to me.
///Alex Zanardi at Long Beach in 1998. THAT was something.
////oh, and the Necropost! Nice. Caught me.
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My Top 5:

David Pearson's #21 Mercury from the 70s.


Bill Elliott's #9 Ford from the mid 80s.


Ford Sierra from BTCC.


1963 Ford Galaxie Texas Thunder


This 1973 Zastava (Yugo) 101 that won first 3 places in 1973 and 1974 Tour D'Europe. I would love to restore it in a original condition, it's currently sitting in some garage in Kragujevac, Serbia.

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Cool

Well as long as we've revived this thread I'll pitch my favorite.
When it first came out I thought it was incredible and I still love it.
Chaparral 2E

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