7 Dream Cars on the BoldRide Christmas List
It’s that time of year, boys and girls. Tomorrow is Christmas, and while most of you are hoping Santa puts something really good under your tree, we here at BoldRide have a very special Christmas list all our own. We all got together and each picked our dream car. The one car that we would absolutely love to see in our driveway come Christmas morning. That way when you read our articles, you can know a little bit more about us and our insane automotive fetishes. And yes, they're all mostly insane. Jeff Perez (@notaboatcaptain) - Volvo P1800 Turbo
I’m not entirely sure whose it is, or where it came from — but somewhere in Atlanta is the most perfect Volvo P1800 in history. As if the P1800 wasn’t pretty enough. This owner gave his Vo a beautiful lime green paint job, blacked out the wheels, mirrors and grille, and threw a turbo underneath the hood.
I've been in love with this car from the moment I first laid eyes on it. Please Santa, I've been good all year.
Zach Doell (@thetirekicker) - Toyota RSC Concept
I'll preface this with the fact that I really liked the old Rav4. It had slick soft-roader looks, that great rear tire carrier— it just looked like a happy car. With that in mind, I'd jump through the ceiling if I peered out at my driveway on Christmas morning to find the Toyota RSC Concept.
This stunner debuted at the Chicago Motor Show in 2001, and actually utilized the Rav4 platform. It had a certain rally car vibe to it, and despite it being over a decade old, I think it still looks fascinating today. Toyota if you're ever looking to off-load this concept, ring me up.
PHOTOS: See More of the Toyota 2001 RSC Concept
Keith Griffin (@indepthauto) - Audi R8/Checker Cab
If I had to choose any new car, it would be a 2015 Audi R8 5.2-liter V10 FSI Quattro. I've driven no better car for me than the new R8 — and that includes Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Porsches and Ferraris. It's that handling that really sets it off.
But if I had to go with a wacky dream car, it would be a 1982 fully restored Checker Cab, ideally in NY colors. It's just a car I've wanted since I was a teenager. It's totally illogical.
Nicole Wakelin (@NicoleWakelin) - 1957 Cadillac Eldorado
I'd go the classic car route. There's just something about cars from the '50s and '60s that is completely gone in modern cars. Sure, driving one is about as safe as playing hopscotch on a freeway, but they look so darn good. The bright colors and all that chrome, man, you had to wear your sunglasses just to look at them.
Picking one is really hard, but I've always liked the '57 Cadillac Eldorado. All that chrome, white wall tires, and those fins — now that was one good looking car. Drive that around town and it doesn't matter who you are because you're automatically the coolest guy on the road. Also it must be red, because red cars go faster.
PHOTOS: See More of the Cadillac Eldorado
Jonathon Klein (@jonathon_klein) - Ford RS200 Evolution
If I had to choose one car I'd love to have in my garage, it would have to be the Ford RS200 Evolution. The RS200 Evo was a Group B Rally homologation special that never got it's time in the limelight, probably because Group B got shut down right after the car launched. But that didn't stop Ford, or its drivers, from taking the thing and smoking a heck of a lot of records and rally events with it. Including Pikes Peak.
It also held the record for fastest production car 0-60 mph time for a full 12 years. It was faster on gravel than a McLaren F1 was on tarmac. That being said, I'd still need to mod the heck out of it to fit my 6'4" 235lb frame into the tiny little Ford. It would be worth it though, for even just a second of Group B fun.
Andrew Newton (@AndrewCNewton) - Jaguar XKSS
The one car I'd love to see in my driveway is going to have to be the Jaguar XKSS, since we're dreaming here. After the D-Type was obsolete, Jaguar had a bunch of parts lying around and decided to basically build some more D-Types, except with windshields, mufflers and bumpers.
They made 16 before a fire destroyed the stock. So, it's rarer than a D-Type, and you can actually drive it on the road. It's one of the downright prettiest cars ever made, and it's got LeMans heritage to back it up. Plus, Steve McQueen had one, so it must be cool.
Drake Mumford (@DLMPhotos) - Pagani Zonda 760RS
If Santa were to bring me one car for Christmas, it would be the Pagani Zonda 760RS. From the absurdly menacing look, to the bare carbon body, to the monstrous noise and performance. It is an absolute beast with that 760-horsepower Mercedes-Benz V12.
My favorite part would probably be its sound— the crackles on upshifts and overrun are unlike anything you've ever heard. Actually, since the Zonda isn't even legal in the U.S., I'd probably have to hide it in the garage of my Malibu mansion that Santa is bringing me too...
PHOTOS: See More of the Pagani Zonda
Photo Credit: Dylan King Photography, Evo