What three classic/special-use vehicles would you put in your dream garage? Maybe it's a trio of identical '68 Camaros. Maybe it's a Massey-Ferguson 135, a Buick LeSabre, and a Ferrari Daytona. Or an Olds Aerotech, Lunar Rover, and Ducati Diana. Whatever your tastes, tell us what constitutes your ideal happy place.
The hot rod, the truck, the family cruiser.
Right now the hot rod is a 69 Mustang coupe with a built (mildly) engine. I would give that slot to something teens/twenties/30s though --but can't decide if I want a retro distance racer, something more Ed Roth, or a street legal 30s coupe in stock-car trim.
The truck will one day be a 69 GMC replicating and replacing my long-gone first wheels. In the short term I have been actively scouting out 70s to 90s shortboxes. Got rid of my truck a few years ago and have regretted it since.
The family cruiser... the spouse loves the 62-66 full size Pontiacs. I like the 73-76 Cutlasses but am not winning that one it seems. Spouse's father used to have a 96 Impala SS so we have thought about revisiting that tradition. The later Mercury Marauders could also work.
Good thing you only asked for top 3. Give me 5-10 slots I could name them easy.
retro-distance racer could be a variety of things: Aloha Wanderwell's world-travelling model T, British cars like Austin 7s that did off road racing, big touring cars turned into racecars that did things like desert overland rally racing.
Something that I drive by a bunch of kids and the supervising adult says "Oh that is a 100 year old antique car it must be on a tour out of a museum". And then I turn onto the 4x4 trail drive it right through the muck and minds are blown.
My ideal car collection would feature a gated 360 Spider (have that), a classic American muscle car like a '67 Vette and a spare 360 Spider to use as a parts car.
i applaud the commitment and honesty of this answer!
For me, it would have to be a big, spacious one to bring all the friends along, a tiny road carver, and something gorgeous.
THE HAULER: Volvo Amazon
THE CARVER: late 60s Mini Cooper S with the 1275 and the twin fuel tanks
THE BEAUTY: Porsche 356
I'd fulfill the holy trinity of vehicle categories: truck, wagon, Corvette.
Truck: as much fun as taking on all the bro-spec, triple-black Rams would be, the dream is a 1970s Dodge or GMC. LS-swapped restomod welcome.
Wagon: Volvo. Duh.
Corvette: Eternally torn between a C3 and a C5.
out with friends - Bronco Restomod w/Coyote 5.0 - performance under iconic styling, a little kid dream car come to life
date night - mint early 50s Chevy 3100 - tangible option to slow life down at the end of a long day, plus regular cab magic, and it's best-looking pickup on the planet
zooming alone - any new McLaren, if it's grippy i'm not picky