This is an interesting and thought provoking idea so ‘thanks’ for positing (and posting!) it. I’ve tried to do this with a suitable amount of forethought but neeed to add a caveat - I haven’t included/listed (separately) the vehicles I currently own where I do own them (I own 3 cars and more than a dozen motorcycles) as I don’t want to sound like some precocious tw*t with more money than sense, especially as I don’t actually have much of either! Any more.
I suppose there’s also an element of security consciousness - you never know who might be listening in …
A) A (particular) 1965 6T Thunderbird in black over silver
The last year of production of the “soft” 650 twin. This particular model has an extremely important place in my affections since the guy who was my very best friend for a long time in my teens and early twenties owned a brand new one in 1966 and I lusted after that machine SO badly it hurt. My friend died suddenly and unexpectedly around 10 years ago and, though we didn’t see much of each other in our later lives, I do still miss him. One day I might just find the bike he owned and make it mine/ours!
B) My 1992 Trident 900. Owned by me from brand new and still in my possession but currently languishing in a storage facility because I can’t get my act together and my arse in gear to get my workshop tidied, sorted, fitted and kitted ready to take the remainder of my bikes.
C) A Transatlantic Trophy series, full works, BSA triple. I’ve got a ‘thing’ about triples (a quick count suggests I own at least 11) and these have to be the epitome of ‘old school’ engineering wrapped in a contemporarily modern ballgown but still capable of making all the right moves and mixing it with more modern machinery when required.
A) Triumph Stag with the original TRIUMPH V8. All the right looks; right noises and, of course, the right name on the bonnet. Make mine a bright yellow one, please … and, yes, it MUST have the Triumph NOT the Rover V8. (Ermmmmm … yes, I do have one.)
B) Vauxhall Astra G, 1.6 Ecotec Dual Fuel. My current daily driver. I’ve been a dual-fuel/LPG user for more than 25 years now, and have owned my Astra since 2005. I’d never willingly sell it, despite its age and appearance, and hope that it sees me shuffle off this mortal coil before I see it do the same.
C) Jaguar XK8 Convertible. Despite its contemperaneous Ford associations, the XK8 has that purity of design that speaks quietly of the notion that anything the Italians can do, we British can do equally well! A glorious 4.2 V8 with classic lines and every inch the realisation of the company’s motto “Grace. Space. Pace.”
Jaguar XJ220. This is the vehicle that should ‘cream your jeans’ just thinking about sitting in it!! Does for me. Not exactly universally liked. Not in ANY way practical, especially in this day and age. But, OH MY - just thinking about owning one of these makes my saliva glands go into overdrive and my wallet go into an irrecoverable stasis.
And just in case you’re not familiar
I’m pretty sure THAT qualiifies for ‘exotica’ … AND IT’S BRITISH (right down to the colour )!!
Do you need my address for delivery (of the ones that I don’t already own - I’m not THAT greedy!)?