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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 06:54 PM
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What was your first car?
Mine was a 1972 Chevy Nova...cost me $150 bucks...cracked windshield...more bondo than steel...broken ignition so that I had to install a diy push button...doors didn't lock...hole in the floor boards under the drivers seat

Ahh fond memories. :)

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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 06:59 PM
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1. 1972 Dodge Challenger.
Looked a lot like this:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:03 PM
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2. 1968 Austin America -
turquoise! LOL I miss that car.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:04 PM
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3. Morris Minor convertible.


Back in 1960.
And in Alabama, no less.
God, I had a lot of fun with that car.
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:33 PM
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14. that's a beauty!
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:58 PM
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44. Is that related to what Supernanny tootles around in?
I just wondered what they drive her around in. It's definitely not a Mini Cooper.

One of my former brothers-in-law had a brown primer colored Mini Cooper in the 1970s.
With a license plate referencing a certain song that Pete Seeger sang at Woody Guthrie's bed, if you have seen "Alice's Restaurant".



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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:16 PM
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4. '67 Pontiac Grand Prix ragtop

~*~ not the actual car... mine was emerald green ~*~

The one that i had was one that dad and i had rebuilt, and i loved it immensely, even though it ate gas and drove like a battleship.

Then, one fine day, my older half-sis called dad with some sob-story about needing a car for work for a few months, 'til she could save up to buy one. He loaned her the '67 (over my vehement protestations), and the next time i saw it, it wasn't worth having. Her bad driving, and my niece and nephew's slobability had completely ruined it.

Oh well... at least i had it long enough to drive it in the Homecoming parade!
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:26 PM
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7. Oh man, nice story
Well nice begining...horrible about your sister absconding with the car though. ;)

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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:13 AM
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51. She and i were never all that close to start with...
She grew up with her maternal grandmother, about 100 miles from us. I don't think i've talked to her or my half-brother since around our dad's funeral, and that's been almost 15 years.

Still, i'd like to see how all of the nieces and nephews turned out... they were all just little kids then.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:19 PM
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5. 1969 Ford Mustang
it was blue, had a 351 Cleveland in it and I didn't appreciate it for what it was :cry:

I was 17 at the time and it was used of course. It was just another car. :shrug: I'd love to own it now. I totaled it on a two lane highway when a car pulled out of a side street in front of me. No injuries, nothing major anyway, a few cuts and bruises but we were all very lucky.

I'd love to have another chance to own one.

aA
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:24 PM
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6. old white Ford pickup
It was just like this only white, I loved my truck.

I moved on and left it with my Mom and then she gave it away, just a couple years ago, it was probably an antique :|
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:27 PM
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8. Fiat 850 coupe
Got a 10 minute lesson on driving a stick while on the way home from buying it. My uncle pulled into a mall parking lot explained it and said lets hit the road.
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greendog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:30 PM
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9. '62 Galaxy 500

I had the 2 door XL model. 390 V8.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:31 PM
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10. 1963 Mercury Meteor
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 07:36 PM by BushDespiser12
Just like this one -- same color but jacked up in back -- 3rd fatest car in town way back when.

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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:33 PM
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11. 1984 Mercedes that I drove in 1997.
:D
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:33 PM
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12. '65 ford mustang--white with red interior, 3 speed
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 07:33 PM by wildhorses
wish i still had it:loveya:
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:33 PM
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13. 1960 Ford Falcon
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 07:34 PM by Xipe Totec
11 years old when I got it.

(The car, not me) :hi:
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:35 PM
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15. An '84 Celebrity Sedan...
With the smell of piss in the back seat from the Marmaduke the previous owner had.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:35 PM
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16. 1979 AMC Pacer LX; white and arctic blue interior. For real. nt
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:37 PM
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17. A '79 Datsun 210 wagon
Blew a head gasket within about six months. :)

My SO's first car was a '69 Malibu SuperSport - he's still got it lovingly tarped out back.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:12 PM
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30. I had a Datsun 210, too. A 1980 hatchback.
Good car - drove the HELL out of it for 5 years.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:07 AM
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50. 1980 Datsun 210
Edited on Mon Jan-22-07 12:08 AM by Awsi Dooger
A white 4-door. It was similarly given a workout early in its lifespan, more than 130,000 in the first six years, plenty of it coast to coast on I-10, or I-15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Held up brilliantly. I can remember two new rotors and not much else.

After that it became primarily a local car in Las Vegas, zapping to casino parking lots in mid afternoon while I dashed into the sportsbooks to check the betting lines. That was still possible in the late '80s. Now you run into a wall of traffic.

I finally donated the car and still remember watching them tow it away on a flat bed.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:00 AM
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66. That was my first car, too!
My dad bought it for me to drive to student teaching my last year of college. Then I got a job, got my own car and passed it down to my brothers.

It finally died in 1989 with over 250,000 miles on it. It was a great car.
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joneschick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:41 PM
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18. 1970 Plymouth Duster
slant 6---I could do general maintenance myself. Oil changes, basic tune ups. I loved that car. She answered to Wilhelmina. :hi:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:41 PM
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19. 1979 Chevette....I named him Aloysius.
What a piece of crap! But, for a little while, he gave me a little taste of freedom in what were the most MISERABLE years of my life. I owe him!



Miraculously, I found a pic of his exact model and color online.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:43 PM
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20. 1975 two-tone green Buick Century.
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thefool_wa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:44 PM
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21. 1978 Vette
Che-vette :)

$150 and worth every penny. Got 2qts/mile oil mileage :)
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 05:03 PM
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71. Greetings ma brotha
1979 here. See above.

:thumbsup:
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QMPMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:07 PM
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22. 1975 Plymouth Gold Duster
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 08:13 PM by QMPMom
Like this pic except the white stripe was a bit different and the red back end was chrome. I loved that car. Good times.

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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:10 PM
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23. 1984 volvo 242 turbo
sweet little car with lots of kick. then i bottomed it out after having it for about two months :(
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:57 PM
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43. You And Your Volvos
:evilgrin:
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:20 PM
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24. POS.
VW 412. Broke down constantly.
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Maiden England Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:33 PM
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25. 1994 Fiat Cinquecento
Got about 50 mpg

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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:33 PM
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26. 76 Impala
Burgandy, vinyl bench seats, am radio.
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:34 PM
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27. VW Beetle
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:35 PM
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28. don't ask this question anymore
seriously one of the questions now to hack into your bank account is "what was your first car"

we have to keep secret shit we never realized needed to be secret, first car, high school, name of our childhood pet who got run over by the school bus driver...it ain't about your mom's maiden name any more

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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:34 PM
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39. I was in that bus.
Ruined my whole week. Still think about it.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:08 PM
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29. 1958 T-bird. It was so beautiful......I miss it.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:31 PM
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31. 1947 plymouth
that never left the driveway, but it was cool to sit in, it had an fm radio and suicide doors.


Then I got a 68 Chrysler 300 what a tank.
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:39 PM
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32. 72 Impala
350 cc engine, got about 8 mpg. Quarter gallon just to run down to the convenience store for a gallon of milk during the energy crisis. Sheesh.

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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:44 PM
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33. A 1996 Mercedes SLK230
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 09:45 PM by Scooter24
I was 16 and it was brand new. Was a very memorable day.
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gemdem Donating Member (975 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:49 PM
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34. 1970 Renault R10
Bought for $125. Standard transmission with a manual choke. It was a hoot to drive -- especially since I got my license driving an automatic. Learning to drive standard in mid-winter on the hills south of Dayton, Ohio, made for a very interesting couple of days. It was my first car, though, and that made it great. :-)
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:57 PM
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35. 1973 Plymouth Fury III, Metallic Pea Green with Dark Green Vinyl Roof
My great aunt decided in 1984 when she was 85 that she shouldn't drive any more, and my sister and I were in college at the time. She gave us her car, which was very generous. :) An 11-year-old car with only 20,000 miles on it was pretty good....except the "little old lady who only drove it to church on Sundays" was a leadfoot/speed demon, and she'd gunned the engine so much we had to have the motor mounts replaced and some transmission work done on it. It got about three miles to the gallon and seated about ten people. :rofl: "Hop in my Fury, it's as big as a whale and it's about to set sail..." :rofl:

When I bought my first car in 1987, my sister was the caretaker of the Metallic Pea, as we dubbed the car (borrowed from National Lampoon's Vacation). :rofl: She had it until 1990, when she bought her first new car. That Fury was a great car....
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:30 PM
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36. Red 1962 VW Beetle, 8-track player under teh driver's seat
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 10:31 PM by rustydog
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:33 PM
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37. The same one I still drive. A '65 Mustang.
345,500 miles. With several restorations.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:34 PM
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38. 1980 BMW 320i
:D
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:45 PM
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40. 1973 Pinto Wagon
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:55 PM
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41. 1969 Audi
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:56 PM
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42. 1976 Subaru
I was so terrified growing up in Houston, land of crazy drivers and lots of freeways, that I lived in dorms for several years and didn't get my license until I was 21!!

It was a beautiful deep maroon color 2 door sport coupe. Top of the line, automatic tranny, and a whole $4500 new.

I drove the hell out of it. It had one of those hanging off the bottom of the dash add-on A/Cs and ran pretty rough, even though they advertised that they balanced out the inertia of the pistons going up and down with their "flat four". This was in the days when I saw about two Subarus a day in Houston traffic. It had a 1600 cc engine (about 97 cubes) and I had to turn off the A/C to accelerate enough to get on the freeway. Definitely underpowered.

Picture:



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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:06 PM
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45. 58 simca
owned 6 of them then moved onto saab 93-96
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:35 PM
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46. '71 Ford Pinto...butterscotch color,
and already it had lived a hard 11 years by the time I encountered it...bought it for $100, and got stopped by the cops within two blocks of the pick-up point, as I was trying to X state lines with expired plates (to pick up my own new license plates.)

It was of the vintage that had exploding gas tanks, but at 17 yrs old I already knew that life was fleeting and uncertain anyway. The car was a piece of junk, but I tended it lovingly, as my first major personal possession. So what if I could see the road through its floorboards, or it it perpetually smelled like gasoline and exhaust? I only had it about nine months before a tough turn blew out it's steering rods, and it was off to the junkyard....:shrug: I had better luck with the motorcycles, but not by much!
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:45 PM
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47. '66 triumph spitfire...
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 01:00 AM
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56. Very cool
This is what I drove back in '78 while finishing school. Was way too much fun. :bounce:

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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:59 PM
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79. fun on 4 wheels...
:bounce: at least until that goofy drunk broad crashed into me x(
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Norwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:47 PM
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48. 92 Ford Ranger custom
Was a very reliable vehicle, sadly it finally died a couple months back. You cant even pull outta the driveway with it anymore, the engine will cut out.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:52 PM
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49. 1977 AMC Hornet station wagon
Yeah, I was stylin' and profilin'

Sad thing is, I picked it out...:silly:

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shawmut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:14 AM
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52. 1977 Plymouth Volare
i ran what was left of that car into the ground.
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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:41 AM
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53. Still got it - 1968 Buick Riviera - still being driven every day.
Just one of my many weird quirks. I started driving in 1975, so have kept it on the road for over 30 years now.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:48 AM
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54. I got a $300 cash loan for a 1961 Corvair
Edited on Mon Jan-22-07 12:52 AM by doc03
when I got my first real job in 1966. It was fun to drive but wasn't very reliable.
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puerco-bellies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 12:53 AM
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55. 69 VW bug
I was the first of my friends to get a car when I was 15 1/2. I would pack up to 8 of my buddies in it and cruise to other high schools to hit on chicks.. Ah, the memories.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 01:16 AM
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57. A 1957 Renault 500.
Edited on Mon Jan-22-07 01:17 AM by Seabiscuit
A POS car even if it runs well.

It was a giveaway from a friend of a friend, neither of whom is a friend any more because they didn't tell me it was out of oil. I drove it from Connecticut to Long Island, and before reaching my destination the engine froze. Then it cost $$ just to have it towed to a gas station where it cost me more money just to be told the engine had to be replaced. So I paid more money to have it taken to the dump.

What a waste.
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 01:46 AM
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58. Malibu. Chevy Malibu.
Got it basically for free from my grandmother, drove it home from her city to mine. The fan belt broke on the way, in the middle of nowhere, and I bought an extra few miles by borrowing some pantyhose from my girlfriend to use instead.

Later the car developed some sort of ailment so that when I plugged in the block heater, it electrified the entire car and you couldn't touch it without getting a fairly substantial shock.

Eventially the water pump broke and, after trying to replace it (out on the highway, again miles from nowhere), I left it where it lay and I suppose it was towed away at some point.

Pretty classic early-20s behaviour, all around.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 02:49 AM
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59. 1950 Cadillac dark green 4 door sedan
I got in 1966 for 100 dollars. It had only 6,000 miles on it!! Built so solidly it was practically soundproof.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 02:54 AM
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60. 1963 Volkswagen Bug
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The Traveler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 03:19 AM
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61. 1965 Chevy Impala
Edited on Mon Jan-22-07 03:28 AM by The Traveler
It was my dad's. He gave it to me ... but it was really in bad shape. Weird iridescent green paint job. He had blown the tranny and had it kludged up so it would more or less run. Dad changed oil every 25,000 mile whether it needed it or not so the engine was in real bad shape.

One of my high school buds was the son of an aspiring racer and NASCAR pit guy. They had a barn full of tools and spare parts. Gary's dad was a Kennedy Democrat, a redneck that marched with MLK. We spent weeks fixing that car up, drinking beer, smoking pot and talking politics. My Dad also termed himself a Kennedy Democrat and so, despite their greatly different backgrounds, they got along. Quite well, really.

The car became something of a local legend, "The Green Machine", it was called. With a beefed up suspension, a massively modified engine, and a mother-of-Kong transmission I nearly (nearly) ruled the streets of middle Georgia for almost a year. Obviously, The Green Machine featured prominently in my first romantic experiences.

There were two black cops, the Womack brothers (Paul and Jimmy) who greatly admired that car ... which was the only reason I never lost my license. When I went to college I got a Volkswagon (which Paul, Jimmy and I immediately modified for off road use) ... they were good guys, determined to keep me out of trouble despite myself.

Was home one weekend when my Mom barged into my room and said, "You're taking Dad to the hospital. You're taking the Green Machine. Drive like hell." Together we got him into the car.

Down the main drag running red lights, leaning on the horn, doing about 160 mph. Mom had called the cops to let them know what was going on and the Womack brothers picked me up and lit their lights and sirens and followed me in. By that point, Dad wasn't breathing ... Paul and I carried him through the E.R. doors while Jimmy ran ahead to grab a doctor. A really tall paramedic was the first on my Dad ... CPR on the floor of the ER waiting room.

Dad made it through that heart attack. Three years later the paramedic and I would meet again while climbing rocks. We became close friends and had many adventures. During one of them, I received the injury that would eventually force me to give up the sport. But for a while there, we were doing great things.

A couple years later, Dad let the oil level drop too low and blew the engine in the Green Machine, and we regretfully hauled it off the the junkyard. But I kept a piece of it ... the knob off the column shifter. Too many good times, too many scary times, wrapped around that machine to let all of it really go.

** Edited. Sorry for the length of the post. And ... it was a 65 not a 62! **

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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 03:38 AM
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62. Picture of my first car
Edited on Mon Jan-22-07 03:39 AM by pokerfan
My college car was a 1974 Buick Regal Coupe



It was four years old when I bought it. It didn't get the best gas mileage but it had gobs of power and the coeds loved it. Got rear ended by a Trans Am in 1980. I had to replace the bumper and impact absorbers plus some tail light bezels. The Trans Am was totaled with no injuries.

Biggest drawback were the four foot long doors.

But I'd love to find one now just for nostalgia sake.

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The Traveler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 03:52 AM
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63. Niiiiiiice (n/t)
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mikeiddy Donating Member (218 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:52 AM
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64. 1954 beetle - oval window, fabric sunroof
bought used, both my sisters used it before I got it. It was beat, but I had lots of fun in it anyway
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:53 AM
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65. 1980 Honda Civic hatchback
it was adorable.
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deepthought42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:05 AM
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67. '92 Corolla. bought used. it was in great condition...
until...well...I'd rather not talk about it...
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:07 AM
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68. 1973 Dodge Dart Swinger...in 1998
It looked like this:

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Giant Robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:13 AM
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69. Renault 18i
I really can't remember what year it was, I think '81, but had to be early 80's at most. I would love to show a picture of her, but hell I can't even find one on them internets! She was a POS, no heat, and being in northern michigan, that meant problems. So many mechanics looked at her and said they couldn't work on that. Blew fuses regularly, I have no idea why. But, she was free and was my first car and I love her none the less.
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:16 AM
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70. '76 Ford Pinto.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 08:38 PM
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72. 1983 Chevy Citation
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 08:39 PM
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73. '98 Nissan Sentra
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Billy Ruffian Donating Member (672 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 08:40 PM
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74. 63 Dodge 330 sedan
318 V8, pushbutton controls of the TorqueFlite transmission, room for 15 ;-)
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Race4Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 08:58 PM
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75. 1995 Ford Thunderbird.
Edited on Mon Jan-22-07 09:00 PM by Race4Peace
4.6 litre V-8. the previous owner -original, btw- lost it because of 2 DUI's in a month. driver side rear view mirror glass was missing, the plastic shell was cracked, and i just mounted a 3 inch blindspot mirror up in there. the control arm bushings were REALLY worn out (it was as bad as it gets), and i had new ones on the way, but after 3rd day, it broke on an ash road, i went in the ditch, and wraped the car around a mailbox -you know, one of those big ass boxes on rural roads- and it was filled with fucking concrete!! and here's the kicker: that mirror i made missed by about half a damned inch!

needless to say, the car was damaged enough on the driver side that the sheriff's deputy- who was pretty anal the whole time- called it 'total loss'

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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 09:01 PM
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76. 1985 Mazda 626
bless her heart....the trauma i put her through :)
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smtpgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:30 PM
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77. 1967 Mercury Comet
Edited on Mon Jan-22-07 10:41 PM by smtpgirl
No PS/PB, AC
AM Radio
Vinyl top
straight 6
awesome car

wrecked the car when I was 19 into a telephone pole. Still have scars on my face from that accident.

That was 27 years ago


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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:55 PM
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78. 1960 F-100 Ford Pickup
Loved that truck.

RL
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:02 PM
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80. early 1960 something (I think) Corvair....
What a beater. I bought it in the early 1970's, paid $150 dollars for it. Made it all the way from northern VA to Ohio, and then to south Florida before the engine blew. Had epic adventures. Survived.

Damn those were good times, as long as I was eating more or less regularly.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 12:25 AM
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81. a 1968 bug....creme colored, nt
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