What cars have you driven only one time–but never again?

Photography Credit: Chris Tropea

As much as we all would like to drive our favorite classics day in and day out, sometimes we only get a limited time with the cars that are near and dear to our hearts.

What cars have you had the chance to drive once, but, sadly, never again?

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Slippery PowerDork
12/19/23 11:09 a.m.

C5 Z06 Corvette. Only Corvette I have ever driven.

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
12/19/23 11:16 a.m.

964-generation Porsche 911.

Definitely felt special.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/19/23 11:24 a.m.

2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

1996 Lamborghini Diablo VT

carloshermida New Reader
12/19/23 11:26 a.m.

I drove a SAAB  750  in Havana , by the Seawall , b4 I knew how to drive , and b4 I got my drivers license.  It was "stuck" in high speed.  I do not know how I did not wreck.  It was challenging , and to me that 2 stroke Car is one of the old time classics 

Carlos Hermida

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Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/19/23 11:29 a.m.

1969 Porsche 911S

It was a test drive at dealer in Denver. I should have bought it.

The price was $6,000. I had the money.

Many years ago. I was afraid of the rust in the door jamb.

MGWrench New Reader
12/19/23 11:32 a.m.

 In the late '70s, when I was working as a mechanic, I had the opportunity to rebuild the bottom end of a '67 Corvette with a 396 and a 4 speed.  Taking it out on a test drive after the rebuild, I jumped on the throttle a bit too hard on a highway on-ramp and got sideways at 70MPH.  I backed out of the pedal, straightened out the car and headed back to the shop.  That was the last time I ever drove any Corvette.

Panamericano New Reader
12/19/23 11:34 a.m.

So many.  GT-40,  F40, 300SL Gullwing, etc.  Multiple drives in Cobras, but alas, probably never again.

mapleglen New Reader
12/19/23 11:35 a.m.

For the Covair guy. Had to sell my 1956 Austin Healey with a 289 HiPo ford V8. To many speeding tickets. It was red. Bought a Covair station wagon. Slowest car I ever had except a Reanult Dauphine. Spun the Covair out twice as soon as I got it. Sold it to my sister who loved it.

Also drove a Porsche 356 back in 1966, once. Dealer said drive it as hard as you can, but do not take it over [ do not rmember]  RPMs. Fun, But I like Brit cars .

Geno1 New Reader
12/19/23 11:37 a.m.

2015 Aston Martin V12 Advantage.  But only to lunch and back.  But I imagined Le Mans.

Ebby New Reader
12/19/23 11:43 a.m.

I drove a Lambo in France and after sitting in traffic decided this was not a car I wanted to own.Had a 289 Cobra...but only drove a 427 Cobra (A production winning car) once. Too much go.

Drove an Indy car at Second Creek (Denver)...and was as impressed with the brakes as I was with the acceleation.

Had a Lotus 23 for 2 laps at Vegas. Liked it but couldnn´t afford it.

Drove a ´54 Ferrari barchetta. Wife killed that one.

I have owned over a hundred cars and enjoy driving, especially on track with competitive cars.

Mike Eberlein

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