After years of internal conflict, I’ve finally settled on my dream car combo. I know, you’re relieved. My wife will be too. These are the only two cars I need, and I can drive them for the rest of my life. We’re probably looking at close to a million dollars for me to be have both, but this would be it. They’re both timeless classics, updated with modern technology.
The Land Rover Defender 90 has been my unicorn for 20 years. The price hasn’t dropped since Landrover stopped importing them, but they are older cars. So you really can’t drive them a ton, and you’re probably looking at one for your third or fourth car. You need a reliable SUV, a daily driver, a sports car, and then you can think about a Defender soft top. It takes two people like 45 minutes to put the top on, they’re not reliable, it should really sit in your garage for the rare days you want to drive it. Icon has completely modernized one though, and its amazing. The list is too long to mention, so watch the video for specs. This was a custom job, and the price is unknown, but I’d guess $200k plus for them to make you one.
The 911 is a timeless classic in its own right, and frankly, I’ll happy drive any 911 ever made, without any modernizing. Except the 996 (1998-2004) of course. That boxster-ish abomination won’t find its way into my drive way. Although if you want a good deal on a 911 that’s the way to go right now. Singer, has taken the best of the air-cooled 911s, and completely revamped it. Styling from the 70s, chassis from the 90s, and completely modern tech through-out. Even most of the body panels are custom, you’re pretty much just keeping the chassis, doors, and engine. You’re STARTING at $350k here, and that number gets a lot higher, really quickly depending on how you configure. Oh, and that doesn’t include the actual care. You have to send them a 964 911 – which has become pretty expensive and pretty hard to find. Guess why?
Its hard to say anything is ever perfect. These cars…are perfect. Could you get a new G Wagon and Aston Martin for less than have the price? Sure. They couldn’t hold a candle to these though. Plus they’re value would just plummet, and in five years you’d hate them anyway. These cars, I would drive forever.