What Is Your Ultimate Five-Car Fantasy Garage?

Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove
Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove

I have a little thought exercise for you, a game of sorts. You are going to tell me five cars in your ultimate fantasy garage. But hold on there, buckaroo... there are some rules and you are going to have to think this one through very carefully.

  1. You can pick five cars and only five cars for your ultimate garage.
  2. You cannot sell a car just to get other cars. You only have five spots.
  3. You may pick any car that was available at anytime from anywhere. No need to worry about production runs or import laws.
  4. You do not have to worry about maintenance and repairs. That will all be taken care of via some magical warranty or the fact that you have eleventy billion dollars to buy these automobiles.
  5. Cars do not have to be street legal.

And the big one….

6. Once you have made your selection you will be stuck with these cars for the rest of your life. You will not be permitted to buy or drive any car other than the five you have chosen.


So how are you going to choose? Will you pick ones from various parts of the world, or perhaps different vehicle segments? Are you going to have a mix of old and new?

Having done this myself, I can tell you that the first two picks will be easy. Then the permanent reality will sink in and this will become more of a challenge than you had anticipated.

Choose wisely, my friends.

Tom is a contributing writer for Jalopnik and runs AutomatchConsulting.com. He saves people money and takes the hassle out of buying or leasing a car. (Facebook.com/AutomatchConsulting)

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ANY car?


The best car in the world, hands-down. Self-driving? You got it. Summon mode? Even if you’re all the way across states. Lonely by yourself? It’ll even be your shotgun and talk to you. It’ll probably even cause one to grow chest hair.

2. 1977 Pontiac (Firebird) Trans Am

For when I need to get some booze

3. 1986 Ferrari Testarossa

For when I need to get some drugs

4. 1983 GMC G-15

For when I need to haul stuff/friends/kidnap children

5. 1982 DeLorean DMC-12

If I ever make an irredeemable mistake or need to save the world from my own parents/children.