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    Default Four cars into a three car bay.

    The SO wanted to do a quick photoshoot of us stuffing four cars into a West coast sized three car garage (ie. ~680sq ft).

    Before I attempted to do so, jotted down some widths and lengths of the cars we'd attempt to shuffle in there. Spot the 7.

    All in imperial measurements, Length x Width. This is from the front most piece of the car, to the rearmost. Width was measure from outside edge of the rear wheels -- mirrors don't count.

    196" x 73" - 2014 Mercedes Benz E63S Wagon
    168" x 67" - 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2
    163" x 70" - 2007 Noble M400
    144" x 68" - 2006 Mini Cooper S
    135" x 62" - 1984 Suzuki Samurai Hardtop (to the spare wheel)
    127" x 69" - 2002 Superformance S1

    Hilariously, every single one of our cars would fit in the same space as the Mercedes.
    Surprisingly, the Superformance is a very wide car. Wider than most 7s, I think...and nearly six FEET shorter than the Mercedes.
    Basically, the Mercedes is massive, the S1 isn't.

    Ultimately, we figured we could stuff the Porsche, Mini, Noble, and 7 into the garage with room to spare. The Samurai could have replaced the Porsche or the Noble for even more room.


    Things you do on a slow Sunday to avoid doing housework.
    - 1300lbs, 170bhp. British.
    - 2350lbs, 610whp. British.
    - 2700lbs, 180bhp. German with a British accent.
    - 2700lbs, 200bhp. German.
    - 4700lbs, 577bhp. German.

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    24x24 garage I had in PA several years ago:
    Birkin across the back
    ERA 289FIA Cobra in the upper left hand side of two car garage
    94 Laguna Blue Miata "R" in the middle
    69 GT 500 Shelby (or wife's subaru ) on the right
    Add in the usual tool box, snow blower bicycles, etc and I could still get in and out of all four and drive at least 3 of them out of the two 8 foot doors with no jockeying.Name:  garage1a.jpg
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    With a little finesse, and wheel dollies, I could have put another Caterham or Cobra replica inside
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    I have a spare space in my garage if anybody needs to store the cobra, GT, 911 or Noble

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    This was the normal for my shop a few years ago. All have been sold off except the red Miata and the Baby 7. The Lava Orange Miata on the far right was rocking a 480 HP LS3 conversion from Flyin Miata.

    We did stuff 6 Miatas in there once just to see if we could.

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    Gone but not forgotten: 2004 Caterham SV: http://www.britishv8.org/Other/SkipCannon.htm

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    Sorry, no pics for proof, but back in the 60's, I was driving a Berkeley to work each day, I kept it in my 1 car garage, along with my Corvair coupe, my enduro bike and my lawnmower.
    I pulled the Berkeley into the left front corner at an angle, got out, then lifted the rear end against the left wall. The Berkeley had a FWD 500cc Exlcelsior motorcycle engine, and only weighed 700 pounds, so it was not a big effort. The bike and the lawnmower were in the right front corner, and the Corvair filled the rest of the garage.
    Jerry

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    Default Four cars into a three car bay

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmustang View Post
    24x24 garage.....Add in the.....snow blower......
    What's a "snow blower" and does it have to live IN the garage?????
    2007 Caterham 7 SV

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    Some of you guys with shops, make me super jealous.

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    - 1300lbs, 170bhp. British.
    - 2350lbs, 610whp. British.
    - 2700lbs, 180bhp. German with a British accent.
    - 2700lbs, 200bhp. German.
    - 4700lbs, 577bhp. German.

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    Driven, I'd gladly trade you some square footage for the Noble.

    -John
    '95 Westfield SEiW w/2.0L Duratec
    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taber10 View Post
    What's a "snow blower" and does it have to live IN the garage?????
    For when I used to get snow flurries that buried the 5.0L Miata in the driveway less than 1.5 hours after our winding 11 day road trip back from Florida 6+ years ago where we stumbled across our new home on the way back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driven View Post
    The SO wanted to do a quick photoshoot of us stuffing four cars into a West coast sized three car garage (ie. ~680sq ft).

    Before I attempted to do so, jotted down some widths and lengths of the cars we'd attempt to shuffle in there. Spot the 7.

    All in imperial measurements, Length x Width. This is from the front most piece of the car, to the rearmost. Width was measure from outside edge of the rear wheels -- mirrors don't count.

    196" x 73" - 2014 Mercedes Benz E63S Wagon
    168" x 67" - 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2
    163" x 70" - 2007 Noble M400
    144" x 68" - 2006 Mini Cooper S
    135" x 62" - 1984 Suzuki Samurai Hardtop (to the spare wheel)
    127" x 69" - 2002 Superformance S1

    Hilariously, every single one of our cars would fit in the same space as the Mercedes.
    Surprisingly, the Superformance is a very wide car. Wider than most 7s, I think...and nearly six FEET shorter than the Mercedes.
    Basically, the Mercedes is massive, the S1 isn't.

    Ultimately, we figured we could stuff the Porsche, Mini, Noble, and 7 into the garage with room to spare. The Samurai could have replaced the Porsche or the Noble for even more room.


    Things you do on a slow Sunday to avoid doing housework.
    That would seem to be a very unique combination of cars. Unbelievably, I know someone else who owns a Samurai, an M400, and an S1.

    Cheers,
    -Bruce
    Beachman Racing
    Authorized Caterham Cars dealer

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