Favorite Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles . . .

Oct 01, 2021,15:40 PM
 

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When it comes to cars, everyone has his favorite.  There are Porsche, Lotus, Lamborghini, and Volvo fans here, to name a few. 

Me?  I'm a Mopar guy.  Dodge 'n Plymouth musclecars - the stuff my dreams are made of. 

And these days, my dream car is the one I would've bought the year I graduated from high school: a '74 'Cuda 360.




Only 360 made with a 4-speed, if memory serves correct.


Yes, there were more desirable versions.  The '70 AAR 340 Six Pack . . .




. . . would be the best all-around driver.  A '71 Hemi . . .




. . . would be the crème de la crème.  A '71 440 4-barrel . . .




. . . might be the rarest configuration of all; in '71 all 440's - like the one pictured above - were Six Packs, so if you wanted a single 4-barrel Thermo-Quad it had to be special ordered. 

I'd love to have any of them.  But the one I'd actually contemplate building from scratch would be a '74 360 kinda like . . .




. . . this.  Upgrade the chassis, wheels, and driveline for sensible driving performance, but maintain stock appearance.  Just like the one I should've bought in high school.

Let's see your dream cars, trucks, and motorcycles, along with the watch you're wearing this weekend.  



[ca '53 Ω ref 2667 / cal 420]

Art


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Seb posted his recently acquired dream car in . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 1st, 2021-15:44
. . . the introductory thread. His photos are posted here . . . . . . as he was unaware of the thread to post in. ...  

Same goes for Timeout who posted his . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 1st, 2021-15:47
. . . Honda motorcycle . . . . . . in the same thread. Judges: please consider Seb's and Timeout's contributions posted here as though they had posted them themselves. ...  

Wow Timeout! What a machine!!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 2nd, 2021-14:41
Stunning bike!! I wonder watch are you wearing while drive this beauty? Hagwe! Abel

Thanks, saw my mistake too late

 
 By: sebks : October 1st, 2021-19:36
Will be more attentive next time

No worries, Seb . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 1st, 2021-23:31
. . . and hope to see you on this sub-forum in the future! Art

Great dream car Seb! Awesome color!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 2nd, 2021-14:39
Superb AP Off Shore RO chrono to wear while driving this marvelous car! Hagwe! Abel

Wow!

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 2nd, 2021-17:00

Cars, watch, have a great weekend, all

 
 By: Stoikos : October 1st, 2021-16:19
1939 Duesenberg Coupe Simone Midnight Ghost, only one ever made 1955 Jaguar D-Type 1970 Porsche 917 My stuff ...  

Let me guess: your favorite actress . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 1st, 2021-23:41
. . . is Anita Ekberg. ...  

Ha. Touché.

 
 By: Stoikos : October 2nd, 2021-00:42

I should add…

 
 By: Stoikos : October 2nd, 2021-13:19
(for those who might not be aware and might find of interest) while all 3 cars are rightly noted for their exotic curves, the race cars won Le Mans in their day and are closely associated with Steve McQueen, who owed the Jag and famously raced the Porsche... 

Ha ha ha! Absolutely!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 2nd, 2021-15:54

It was a toss-up between her . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 2nd, 2021-21:25
. . . and Sophia. Jayne was out of the running . . . long on curves, yes, but short on class, which the Doozy and Jag also have in spades. 😉 ...  

Hello Stoikos!! Wonderful dream cars you share…

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 2nd, 2021-14:44
… and a winner shot of your Gold Daytona at the helm of your Porsche. Great shot!! Hagwe! Abel

That Duesenberg is simply epic!

 
 By: KMII : October 3rd, 2021-13:42
And one I wasn’t aware of - great car from any angle 👏🏻👌🏻

This could be the WristScan version of ….

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 1st, 2021-16:47
Top Trumps … cool theme Art ! 80’s icon, the brutal Lamborghini Countach LP500 QV … ...  

Great shot of your Navitimer dear Captain!!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 2nd, 2021-14:47
The devilish red Countach makes for a wonderful background. That’s a true dream machine! Have a nice weekend my friend!! Best Abel

Thank you dear friend …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 2nd, 2021-15:04
It’s a brute of a car ! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Saw a purple Miura on the 118 Freeway a few years ago . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 2nd, 2021-21:35
. . . and thanks to the miracle of Google, this . . . . . . is the one and same. Came close to a case of whiplash, too. ...  

Airporter with Watches

 
 By: cazalea : October 1st, 2021-17:06
The "Airporter" is what was used by hotels and tourist resorts to move guests around, BEFORE the advent of the rental car bus / coach. They have 3-4 doors or more on each side, and usually are station wagons (for luggage) and are not limousines. I have al...  

Hell, the driveshaft has gotta be longer . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 2nd, 2021-01:38
. . . than the average naval gun. To each his own, I guess ;-) . . . ...  

Ha ha ha! True!!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 2nd, 2021-14:51

Interesting post dear Mike!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 2nd, 2021-14:51
They are part of a long gone era of travels I guess. But what wonderful sight they make still today. I like the watches you choose for each of them. Well played!! Hagwe! Abel

Simply fantastic!

 
 By: KMII : October 3rd, 2021-13:45
Wasn’t there a Checker Airporter as well, whatever that was called? 😊 Some great choices but I have to say that the VH definitely has to have me prefer the last combination 👌🏻👏🏻

Yes, indeed many Checker Airporters (Aerobus) shown inside

 
 By: cazalea : October 3rd, 2021-23:04
Not my picture though. Love it! Cazalea ...  

Watches , cars and bikes are definitely something i like 🤗

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : October 1st, 2021-18:07
The Scania was a project we did 20 years ago Our latest project a RR SS Lwb Mercedes F1 in a shopping street. During the Dutch F1 race My father’s Macan Amazing cruiser Drooling infront of a store A dream car. I hope to add one day 🙏🏻 elegant beauty RR is...  

I take it you have a nice garage . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 2nd, 2021-21:51
. . . with a house attached. ...  

Ah, the pair of Amidas! 😊

 
 By: KMII : October 3rd, 2021-13:47
The combinations and vehicles are epic but that Scania is simply next level! Do you still drive it?

Great post

 
 By: Cookies : October 1st, 2021-19:05
My dream car is something time has been erasing - bringing fine examples to rust and dust. It is so costly to maintain a vintage car. Here it is, the old W123 model. Mercedes W123. Credit: Livecarmodel But why? It’s not the fastest, most lux, or state-of-...  

Your neighbor reminds me of Uncle Steve . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 1st, 2021-23:29
. . . who was the consummate family man and took care of his cars as though they were almost as precious as his children. He was an auto upholsterer by trade - one of his jobs won the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in the early '80s. He owned a black su... 

Wow I found a pic online

 
 By: Cookies : October 2nd, 2021-03:36
Is this the 50’s Mercury? Credit. Trottlextreme ...  

That's a chopped 'n dropped '50 Mercury . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 2nd, 2021-06:40
. . . while Uncle Steve's was factory original, more like . . . . . . this. ...  

Love this car! I imagine Uncle Steve enjoyed driving it so much. Did you get to drive this car Art?

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 2nd, 2021-16:02
My dad owned a 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline in the 1950's. I was just a kind but I enjoyed when my dad kept me seated on his legs and let me drive the wheel of that big car while ... he managed the pedals and changed gears. This is something unthinkable to ma... 

Uncle Steve bought the classic Merc from the widow of the original owner . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 2nd, 2021-17:15
. . . back in the '80s. He had to chase down a few trim parts that were damaged or missing, but it was entirely stock otherwise. Car guys would go nuts over it. There were about two hundred '50 Mercs sold with dealer-installed Paxton blowers, and they had... 

My father owned a w123 back in the days .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : October 2nd, 2021-07:57
He has learned me how to drive a car in this MB . I will never forget that car ever .

Wow, you were so lucky to have driven that car

 
 By: Cookies : October 2nd, 2021-08:54
I have never driven the W123. One day I hope I will. The steering wheel and seats look so classic.

W123

 
 By: bimbeano : October 2nd, 2021-19:32
In 1982 my grandfather acquired a 230E W123 … i still regret the day i let it go 😪. As a young kid i loved to sit in the rear, later on in the front and at the age of 15 my grandfather let it drive me from time to time. When i turned 18 he bought me a bra...  

It looks like a dream

 
 By: Cookies : October 2nd, 2021-19:39
The aesthetic of this car is so elegant, sleek and well proportioned. That is one beautiful stunning car, back then, and even more so today. I hope you will find a great example one day. I am keeping my eyes out for a day when I find one in a great condit... 

If you ever ..

 
 By: bimbeano : October 2nd, 2021-20:22
… find this metalloc green one equipped with: Electric Sunroof Headlight wipers Green interior 4 speed manual Front seats with nets at the back Headrests on the rear seat. Give me a call first … still remember the exact spec of my granddads .. 😔

4-on-the-floor? . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 2nd, 2021-21:59
. . . no contemporary American sedan offered that essential luxury ;-) . . .

I think most had a 5 speed manual …

 
 By: bimbeano : October 4th, 2021-20:32
Adding 5th was an option those days 😁. Some automatic transmission as well, 3 speed i believe … not sure.

Ok sure

 
 By: Cookies : October 2nd, 2021-22:17
If i come across one yes I will instantly contact u, or Nico if i cannot reach u here.

W123 I have rocky memories of that car ...

 
 By: cazalea : October 2nd, 2021-20:13
For awhile I was working down in this neighborhood and drove past this poor car every day. Effective advertising perhaps, but painful no matter how often I saw it. We published information used by body shops to repair cars, and at that time our company's ...  

Amazing ad

 
 By: Cookies : October 2nd, 2021-21:17
Wow it looks like art!

Dear Dr, amazing cars you’ve shown. Genuine USA.

 
 By: aWtchslvr : October 1st, 2021-20:32
Talking with my friends I’ve expressed many times my love for the classic american models. Now, if I have to choose my all time favorite car... Mercedes 500 SL 80’s. It would be perfect with other classic. Great weekend. ...  

The ultimate . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 1st, 2021-23:09
. . . Pagoda. I recall poring over the '68 MB catalog when Dad was contemplating buying a car that year. The 280SL captured my imagination. Radial tires were standard equipment - radical then. "Dad, let's get this one!" "Sorry, kid, it seats only two. We ... 

I love vintage cars!

 
 By: Ruffian : October 2nd, 2021-03:52
Only problem is, I don't have one! But here are some I've spotted around town recently: Morris Minor Austin Mini Vintage IWC with die cast Triumph Spitfire Mk IV ...  

Loads of vintage cars in So Cal . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 2nd, 2021-22:07
. . . but rarely have an opportunity for picture-taking. As luck would have it the owner of this Mustang . . . . . . was getting into his car so I had a golden opportunity to take a few. And yes, his name is James Dean. 😉 ...  

What a name! Nice find.

 
 By: Ruffian : October 3rd, 2021-01:25
I love mustangs! And that looks like a beautiful example from the sixties.

I don't have vintage. but I like this one

 
 By: Gelato Monster : October 2nd, 2021-09:15
...  

Beautiful choices

 
 By: Cookies : October 2nd, 2021-09:57
I like the car and the JLC

I am addicted to the ding dong🤪

 
 By: Gelato Monster : October 2nd, 2021-16:47
It is irreplaceable

The Gullwing …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 2nd, 2021-11:14
The mighty 300SL Gullwing Coupe made from 54 to 57… ...  

Saw a 300SL in LA recently . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 2nd, 2021-23:17
. . . and found my eyeballs on the floor of my Civic only after a thorough search.

ROFL ! …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 3rd, 2021-10:03
I know that feeling !

The unmistakable classic 👌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻

 
 By: KMII : October 3rd, 2021-13:50
Ever taken it to the Panamericana? 😁🤞🏻

Thank you Abel !

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 3rd, 2021-20:05

You are welcome Captain!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 3rd, 2021-20:24

Hello dear Art! What a cool post to open the WS session for this weekend! An interesting theme which will bring so many wonderful entries I feel.

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 2nd, 2021-14:03
You share an array of cars I remember so much which also filled my dreams when I was young. Most of those cars I could only admire through photographs in magazines and in films as very few of them arrived to my land. In my case I have two categories of ca...  

Fabulous choices Abel …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 2nd, 2021-15:13
The DB5 with your Rolex 5508 is the perfect combination ! Your Jaguar S-Type in British Racing Green looks good and was in my opinion the last of cars with Jaguar signature styling. As for your Mustang, it’s a classic dream for any collector. Have a great... 

Thank you so much dear Captain for your kind comments about my post. Agree with you about the S Type. I always said that it was the last Jaguar with the shape of a Jaguar! Lol!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 2nd, 2021-15:39
It´s a modest family car but with a smooth and comfortable ride and a big engine (V-8, 4 Liter, 280 bhp) which I enjoy driving on week ends only. Thank you again my dear friend and enjoy a beautiful weekend! Best, Abel

I love the '66 mustang.

 
 By: Ruffian : October 3rd, 2021-08:25
You guys must have done a great job!

Thank you so much Ruffian for your kind compliments!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 3rd, 2021-12:46
We love this car too as it was a project which took several years to finish it and was shared with my son who worked very hard sourcing parts, taking the engine to a workshop to rebuild it and the body to another to fix it, painting, etc. The finished car... 

Two cars in the collection. One built over a couple months in the back yard.

 
 By: Bill : October 2nd, 2021-16:35
The other took several years to build by a professional builder as a show car. ...  

Tremendous detail …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 2nd, 2021-22:57
projects fuelled by passion.

You knew . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 3rd, 2021-04:05
. . . this was coming.

Owned three GTI's - great drivers . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 3rd, 2021-04:43
. . . but got out of them before they hit 100K miles. Been a Honda Civic guy ever since. Racked up several hundred thousand miles on one . . . . . . a few years ago, and it's still running. I keep looking at GTI's, though . . . a fourth isn't out of the q...  

Solid and dependable …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 3rd, 2021-10:51
as is the Golf !

And easy to get one 😉

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 3rd, 2021-11:54

My dreamcar

 
 By: brauner : October 2nd, 2021-18:12
Ferrari Dino 246 in yellow and corresponding watch with yellow dial In my former Fiat Barchetta ...  

Just cool

 
 By: @lberti : October 2nd, 2021-20:26
I used to have a blue barchetta.... i loved it 😁

I recall seeing a few on So Cal freeways in the '70s . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 3rd, 2021-16:14
. . . but none in the last thirty years or so. My cousin owns a '79 308 GTS, which might be the closest relation. Art

I feel you love for the Dino …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 3rd, 2021-10:54
...  

👍

 
 By: brauner : October 3rd, 2021-12:17

Mainly my MX5 - but options for when I win the lottery

 
 By: jml_watches : October 2nd, 2021-18:53
Hi Well I liked my MX5 so much, I bought a second of the same version. But if we're talking unlimited money I'd rather like a Bristol, rather undersated idiosyncratic cars. A late model 411 would be good - with perhaps a bit of modernisation. Or perhaps l...  

Bristol, TVR, Morgan - all rare sights . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 2nd, 2021-23:14
. . . on So Cal roadways. Spotted a Morgan or two, but not the others, at least not recently. Art

MX5 …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 3rd, 2021-10:55
All the sports car you really need.

Three from me!

 
 By: Mary Anny : October 2nd, 2021-19:13
Me chauffering between the Barcelona airport and the Costa brava last summer... The "XVIII RALLY COSTA BRAVA HISTÒRIC" in Palamós, today... And, two among my most beloved machines... ...  

Harley! . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 2nd, 2021-23:09
. . . Crocker guy . . . . . . myself. From afar, that is . . . I've never even been on a motorcycle, much less owned one. But LA lineage puts Crocker at the top of my list. Second might be . . . . . . a Brough Superior. 🇺🇸🇬🇧 ...  

Well!

 
 By: Mary Anny : October 3rd, 2021-06:23
After travelling around the world with her, between the pandemic and myself getting lazier and lazier... Yes a crocker... i just travel a few miles a week and don't know whether to keep it or sell it!

Nice tanned hands

 
 By: Cookies : October 3rd, 2021-02:34
U can be a model for watches. Looks tough. Have a great week S.

Dear Art, thank you for hosting this weekend's Wristscan

 
 By: terbaboom : October 3rd, 2021-04:37
i guess i'm a little greedy when it comes to dream cars... much like collecting watches so here goes a building of dream cars, from vintage to modern this remains a dream, of course as for the accompanying watches, here's a Chopard GTXL and a Rolex Dayton...  

As my high school pal Pat would say . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 3rd, 2021-04:47
. . . "Options, options!" His other favored expression was "Details, details!"

I love the “garage” photo ! …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 3rd, 2021-10:58
And the Daytona is an iconic choice.

thanks, Captain!

 
 By: terbaboom : October 3rd, 2021-15:34
this "garage" building actually belongs to a local car dealer

I want one 😬

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 3rd, 2021-16:13

Hello Terbaboom! I would love to have such a garage for myself ... filled with those great cars inside of course! Awesome!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 3rd, 2021-13:17
Great watch choices you share here. Both with a great connection with cars in their history and design. Have a nice Sunday! Abel

thanks, Abel!

 
 By: terbaboom : October 3rd, 2021-15:37
indeed, such a garage with those cars inside is a dream for many. i should have gone into the business of selling cars when younger

thanks, Chronometer!

 
 By: terbaboom : October 4th, 2021-00:23

Here are my current wheeled toys

 
 By: VinnieD : October 3rd, 2021-09:51
Great posts everyone, some amazing machines there! These are stock photos; the weather is terrible today to take any decent picture. Funnily enough, they are both exactly the same power - 125-126 hp. Respective price and level of pleasure were quite simil...  

I am not the best to match vehicle and watch

 
 By: VinnieD : October 3rd, 2021-13:39
I have been seen wearing an Aquanaut driving a quad, or a Calatrava driving a motorbike. >> I clearly need to be more coherent there ;-) My current all-rounder OP39 qualifies for all situations

Love Miatas! So much that . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 3rd, 2021-16:45
. . . an RF is near the top of the short list for the next acquisition. Art

You can do a lot of things with a Miata

 
 By: VinnieD : October 3rd, 2021-18:30
Highly recommended ...  

Something straightforward..

 
 By: S F : October 3rd, 2021-11:58
The Shelby Mustang. With this on the wrist. ...  

Cool mustang!

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 3rd, 2021-19:22

Been a while…

 
 By: KMII : October 3rd, 2021-12:04
Since we had a car. If petrol is still to happen, I guess one of the following two might enter the household: Or if vintage… As for watches, let’s see what was in the wrist recently… HAGWE! ...  

Two great choices you made here dear friend KM with those wonderful dream cars. Same for watches... the Amida reminds me to some vintage car dash styles. Stunning.

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 3rd, 2021-13:05
I´m very fond of your Minerva which has a charming dial and hands set. Have a nice weekend my friend. Cheers! Abel

Love that Minerva!

 
 By: Stoikos : October 3rd, 2021-15:22

Those Mopars sound the business…

 
 By: KMII : October 3rd, 2021-13:41
Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to drive one 🤷🏻‍♂️

I had one way back when, a '65 Dodge Dart GT . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 3rd, 2021-16:28
. . . powered by a 273 c i four-barrel engine backed by a Torque-flite automatic trans. Terrific driver, nimble by American standards; my brother wrecked it in a collision with a deer in the early '80s. Three years ago, we were discussing matters automoti... 

Wow! That´s a marvelous discovery indeed dear Art! My Dad had a similar car, but a four door sedan version with the famous "slant six" engine and a three gears manual transmission.

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 3rd, 2021-18:57
That was a big car for our local standards in those years. I enjoyed driving it so much. Cheers! Abel

Not crazy about cars..

 
 By: Jaccard : October 3rd, 2021-14:09
.. but saw these recently and I had to stop to take a snapshot And these for the weekend ...  

Perhaps you're fortunate . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 3rd, 2021-16:39
. . . not to be touched by the madness. I'm not nearly as obsessive about cars as I am about watches (or pool or the Stones, for that matter), but the passion is definitely there. And when I have the opportunity to indulge, I shudder to think of the finan... 

Yep

 
 By: Jaccard : October 3rd, 2021-18:01
Indeed 😉 Have a great week Dr No

Thanks Abel

 
 By: Jaccard : October 3rd, 2021-21:00
You have a good week as well

Yes, i knew it

 
 By: Weems@8 : October 3rd, 2021-16:21
Yes. Always GM and Ford, while there is only one tru winner. The Cuda and for me also the Baracuda. The Heart song is on the usb stick in my car. I watched the AMC cars, nice, but think it would be a nightmare to maintain and find parts for it. Dodge and ... 

If a Plymouth is good enough . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 3rd, 2021-16:34
. . . for God . . . . . . it's good enough for me. ...  

Lol!!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 3rd, 2021-18:46

Been too busy to get the cars out much lately, but here's a few photos I've posted before...

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : October 3rd, 2021-16:42
1986 XJ6...my current daily driver... And the toys... 1978 MGB...customized and backdated to circa 1969. Was my daily driver back in the day... 1964 356C...the perfect example of the saying, ”it’s more fun to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow" ...  

Between your '64 356 . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 3rd, 2021-16:48
. . . and Uncle Bernard's '66 912 . . . . . . there's little to choose from. The most thoroughly enjoyable drives ever . . . ...  

Beautiful!!!

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 3rd, 2021-18:48

Wow that AP is superb!

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 3rd, 2021-19:20

1!

 
 By: Stoikos : October 3rd, 2021-19:55

Thank you!

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : October 3rd, 2021-21:05