Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday Twister: Favorite Car

Today's Thursday Twister subject is simple -- what is your favorite car.  No budget, no BS, what is the car that you'd own if money was not an object or a hindrance. 

photo credit...me!

Me?  Why thanks for asking.  I'd drive a Ferrari 250 GTO every day of the week.  Kids?  Yeah, they can walk to school or take an Uber, because my 250 GTO has a full cage and doesn't have a radio. 

What about you?  What is your car to drive every day?

47 comments:

  1. 1971 Plymouth valiant.
    Slant 6 with A/C
    Colour: Burnt Orange

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  2. 1958 Ferrari GT250 Tour de France in white over dark metallic blue with red interior.

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  3. I would have a hard to deciding between these three: Alfa Remeo Montreal, Ferrari Testarossa, or Mercedes W124 Hammer

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  4. Oh man... I hate to be a pain, but it's down to two as I can't decide:

    > Fully restored (yet mildly "restomoded") 1969 Lamborghini Miura

    > Fully restored and restomoded 1950 Mercury coupe, 3" chop top, etc. Think the movie "Cobra". Lame movie. Amazing car.

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  5. W126 560 SEC with custom 5-speed stick conversion, black on black

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    1. Seriously KBZ? You could buy one of those tomorrow! I'm pretty sure I saw a homeless man living in one the other day. I want the REAL unicorn, the insane car you could never afford... :)

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    2. ha! - i'm a modest guy - it would be a real splurge to have that custom transmission concocted - and you did say "daily" - a GTO on the speedbumps of SoCal? - i know whose kidneys will be happier three days in - but, ok, a brand new Ferrari FF wouldn't suck

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    3. residentially challenged guy should be driving the Roadmattress wagon, just sayin'

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    4. but getting back to the SEC for a sec, i remember reading an article in C&D or R&T or maybe it was MT back in the late 80s - they had interviewed a bunch of current and former F1 drivers asking what they drove off-duty - 560SEC, 560SEC, 560SEL, 560SEC - made an impression on me - so when i'm driving my SEC I can daydream i'm a 90 year old ex-F1 driver - wait...

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    5. i actually had to look that up
      [image src="http://imgur.com/f625IEs.jpg" width="500px"/]

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    6. "It's my way or the highway..."

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    7. Yeah, but what did Swayze drive to work.. '65 Riviera! Nothing like a nailhead for breakin' heads at the bar.

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  6. 300SL with battle ship gray paint and red interior.

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    1. 100% agree on the 300SL! Though I'd take mine in black.

      [image src="https://www.kimballstock.com/pix/AUT/21/AUT_21_RK2173_01_P.JPG" width="400px"/].

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  7. 1969 McLaren M6-GT

    In red.

    Designed before wind tunnels and ground effects.

    Only 1 ever made (Bruce McLaren's test mule for McLaren Racing's first road car).

    Options?

    A couple dozen copies made my Trajan, when homologation rules changed. So those are pretty close.

    Plus a couple hundred copies of the body made by the LoVette brothers in the 80s (molds supposedly taken from Bruce's original car). These have a variety of bodies/frames/powerplants

    McLaren Website Mg-GT

    [image src="https://www.simraceway.com/system/photos/222/original/LOGO_McLaren_M6GT_1969_Front.jpg" width="400px"/]

    -Stan (the "stuck in the Can Am era" Stan...)

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    1. Stan -- oooh....this is good. Maybe better than the 250GTO.

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  8. S1 E2 Quattro.

    [image src="https://vintagenwmotorsport.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/img0014.jpg" width="400px"/]

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    1. Would love to use that for commuting.

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    2. Something about pulling up next to a Prius at a stoplight in one...

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    1. A nice choice.

      [image src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3704/11393377683_d9a2e264f8_c.jpg" width="400px"/]

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    1. [image src="https://revsinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Lotus-Elite-front-3-4-900x600.jpg" width="400px"/]

      [image src="https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/94/9e/e6/949ee635652dbcf0688591a140302ecb.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  11. 1967 Marina Blue Corvette convertible with hardtop, electric windows, power disc brakes, factory a/c. No stinger hood, no side pipes. Bone stock looking on the outside, with a fully massaged but still carbureted 327 so it looks bone stock under the factory air cleaner and can run on pump gas. Modern 6spd with vintage shifter, and just a little more rubber on the ground than it was born with.

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    1. Corvette, like so? - might be a 66
      [image src="https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/39/37/7b/39377bafc516052af8e99f50f6ce90bd.jpg" width="500px"/]

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    2. Close, but with the hardtop in place and with the wheels that I prefer, it looks like the image below.
      No snorkus, no computer, no Italian forums, nothing to do but keep it full of gasoline, turn the key and floor it, for a year of trouble free driving.
      [image src="http://fastmusclecar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Chevy-Corvette-1.jpg" width="600px"/].

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  12. BRAPBRAPBRAPBRAPBRAPBRAPBRAPBRAPBRAPBRAP

    [image src="http://allracingcars.com/gallery/mazda-787b/mazda-787b-1_0.jpg" width="400px"]

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    1. [image src="http://allracingcars.com/gallery/mazda-787b/mazda-787b-1_0.jpg" width="400px"/]

      I suck at remembering to close tags.

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  13. A Metro 6R4, specifically C869 EUD.

    [image src="https://wrcwings.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/tony-pond-1985rac-red.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  14. Oh yeah, I will need one of those houses with a glass living room/garage to go with it, thanks.

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  15. '73 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

    since I was probably 12 years old.

    I recently got to drive one, and they say never drive your heroes...but in this case, everything I read was true, and the want burns even brighter.

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  16. My modern favorite has to be the 288GTO

    As a child of the 80's, this would strike most as a Magnum PI special...but as a Group B fan, this makes me all fizzy...

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  17. '57-58 Cadillac ElDorado Brougham, in Black please.

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  18. I'd take me one of them diamond headlight, whale foreskin leather seat SUVs that made the news a while back or maybe a monster truck commuter. Lake?! We'll just drive through it.

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  19. I'll have to say Lancia D50. With it's wonky crooked V8 and all.

    [image src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/scardigest/wp-content/uploads/Goodwood-Richmond-Trophy-v-1.jpg" width="400px"/]

    [image src="https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/59/e8/94/59e8940b797513eff58e4b4efd73d57e.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  20. Singer 911.

    White with black stripes with red pintstripes. Tartan seat and door inserts. Grommets on the seats. Brushed aluminum(nickel?) accents.

    There's just something about them.

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    1. Yeah, I was hearing that Singer siren song too. The only reason I chose the '67 'Vette over the Singer was for the versatility of a true convertible and hardtop, and its been a bucket list car of mine for years. I had a '72 911 for my DT in the '80s and it was without a doubt the most enjoyable car I've ever owned.

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  21. Singer 911 here too - of all the cars I've been able to see up close... but
    One of Colin Mcraes rally winning Subaru Imprezas would be number one fantasy car!

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  23. Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale
    [image src="http://www.carbuildindex.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/735.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  24. Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (If money is truly no object--my lottery car).

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  25. Late to the party, but:

    1999-2000 Reynard ChampCar

    Porsche 917k

    1963 Corvette Grand Sport

    If I start saving now I might be able to afford the ChampCar...forget about affording to run it...

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