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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 06:22 PM
My first car was a 1963 Pontiac Tempest...Paid $500 cash for it...Yes, kids bought their own cars back then.... Even though it was 14 years old, it only had 16,000 miles on it!! It was in perfect condition.... Of course, being the bonehead I am, it was a little beat when I sold it. I wish I could have just put it on mothballs. Still got $550!

There were a few problems. For one thing it had no A/C, only heat, always handy in Houston.... And, ohh, was that car slow...It wouldn't even spin the wheels in sand. My friends called it either "White Lightnin" or just "The Temp."..... I caught a lot of grief for that car. At school the lot was full of GTO's, Camaros, T/A's, Firebirds, Mustangs, you name it. And here I come rolling up in The Temp. Ridin in style!

I didn't care, because it was good for a lot of laughs and gave me virtually no real trouble. It had the worst case of engine "after run" in automotive history. I'd pull up at school, turn the key off....and wait, wait, wait while it sat there coughing and sputtering. It made this god-awful squeak while this was going on.."The Temp" I would hear... Everybody would give me "the business", Wally.

I finally got tired of waiting and started going straight into the building. It would finally stop running about half way through my first class..

What was your first car?

[Edited on 2/28/2008 by alloak41]

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 06:26 PM
63 Volkswagon Bug (with mag wheels and a wooden front bumper)

Had to park it where it could be rolled to pop start.



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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 06:51 PM
1973 Ford Thunderbird.....460engine, 4 barrel carburetor.....

Damned thing drank gas like crazy and ate points and plugs for lunch....

But you put another car in the back seat it was so big.....

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 06:58 PM
The first car was an inherited Toyota....I can't remember the model. A small yellow four-door. 50 cents for a gallon of gas and we could ride a long way. We did get a little crazy in it, though. A bunch of dern smartass hippies, one time we were driving on my street, four of us in the car and myself driving, and I drove as slow as I possibly could while still moving, about three miles an hour, yet all four of us were bouncing up and down in the car as if we were going at a high rate of speed on a bumpy country road.

...That didn't go over well at all with my mother, to say the least. We thought it was funny, though. And, that was even before we bought our first Bayou Blaster at the 1977 Mardi Gras.

The story of the first car that I bought myself breaks my heart to this day. Thinking about it gives me that queasy feeling in my gut that has happened few other times, one being when I watched a babe friend of mine walk off a cliff at the Red River Gorge. A guy that my Mom worked with at Proctor and Gamble had to sell his mint condition 1968 Ford Mustang, white with a blue interior, two-door, three speed. I bought it for 350 f*cking dollars. This would have been around 1977 or so. I was 17 years old and proceeded to have a great run with it, from going on dates to driving it on road trips, it was a sweet and happening machine. Ultimately, I wrecked the door while leaving a bar, backing it up with the door open and hitting a pole, and the engine eventually went bad, at least to my engine-ignorant thinking at the time, and I gave it to a junk yard for a small amount of cash. Looking back, I could have fixed everything on it easily, as I learned how to work on cars after the fact. I should still have that amazing ride, and it kills me that I was young and stupid and let it get away. I can barely think about it, even now.

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 07:00 PM
66 Cadillac Coupe De Ville....talk about room to move

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 07:06 PM
wow...take me back to some FOND MEMORIES I had in my first car! I was lucky enough to have a Grandpa who spoiled me, so he gave me some money to buy my first car with...so in 1988 when I was ready to hit the road, no hooptie for me! I got me a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am! It was fast too...had a 455 big block & I could win any race around! And it was cool cuz I was a chick that was beating all them boys in races! Everyone wanted to take a spin in it! I have pictures of it in a bin somehwere, so the pic I'm posting isn't of mine, but it looks exactly the same, literally! Now ya got me strolling down memory lane! He also bought me a 1974 Stingray Corvette, fully loaded...I had that for awhile but not long enough because I let my brother drive it & he wrecked it up. Eventually I acquired a really ugly orange 1980 ford pinto...ugh, what a step down...but again, some fond memories in that car too, I just didn't look as cool! Any car I have ever had though, I have put a gazillion miles on, including the car & truck I drive now....

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 07:14 PM
In England...citroen deux chevaux....had to push it up hills. first car ovah here I picked up was a Pinto from a friend..shortly thereafter the gas tank caught fire. replaced with a VW Beetle, no heater

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 07:27 PM
1970 Chevy Nova. 250 straight 6 automatic.

Great car for cruising. Lighted glove box, had indentions for cups that came in real handy for issues with seeds. Had one of the first cassette players with auto reverse in it. A great stereo. I got hit in the rear end at ta stop light, had Fillmore East Liz reed playing. My head hit the steering wheel I looked at the tape deck and the direction arrows were going back and forth from one side of the tape to the other.

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 07:37 PM
1976 Ford Country Squire. My friends used to call it the Brady mobile because it was green and had the wood paneling on the side.

 

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1958 Plymouth Fury ... sort of like this one only salmon with a white roof and silver/grey interior. Push button transmission, lot's of chrome, and rode like a boat. I loved it! Many great times spent cruising with friends and partying when I had that car. Many years later Stephen King wrote a book about one of these babies that had a mind of it's own...

 

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1958 Plymouth Fury ... sort of like this one only salmon with a white roof and silver/grey interior. Push button transmission, lot's of chrome, and rode like a boat. I loved it! Many great times spent cruising with friends and partying when I had that car. Many years later Stephen King wrote a book about one of these babies that had a mind of it's own...


one of my favorite books as a teen...stayed up late many nights reading under my covers with a flashlight till I was done!

 

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1958 Plymouth Fury ... sort of like this one only salmon with a white roof and silver/grey interior. Push button transmission, lot's of chrome, and rode like a boat. I loved it! Many great times spent cruising with friends and partying when I had that car. Many years later Stephen King wrote a book about one of these babies that had a mind of it's own...


As soon as I saw the pic. I said "Christine!!!".

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 08:19 PM
I had a 1968 GTO, just like the one pictured below, except mine had a black vinyl roof.

Got about 6-8 miles per gallon. Of course, gas was $0.35/gal at the time, so who cared?

It was a great car for going fast in a straight line. Got it up to about 140 once or twice, but didn't have the nerve to go any further. It's shocking how fast you catch up to and pass cars on the highway doing 65 when you're doing 140.

I took it with me to Rochester NY when I went to college, and 2-3 winters up there - with all that snow and salt - turned her into a rusted out heap. Oh well, fun while it lasted...

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 08:45 PM
Mine was a '55 Chevy Bel Air four door sedan, coral and gray....



265 V8 and automatic transmission. It was 1975, I was 14, the reverse gear was out, it sat in the back yard and I never drove it, although it did run. I paid $100 for it. Sold it for $125.

 

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67 Mustang 300.00
Bought from my older brother, he got a motorcycle
Learned how to drive a stick on it
Wish I still had that car!

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 10:36 PM
1960 Ford Falcon baby blue station wagon.

Man, what a chick magnet, LOL!

I guess since it was a station wagon all the gals figured I'd make a great family man.

Went from 0-60 in 3.6....













...days.

 

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1979 Jeep CJ7. It was in the family when I turned 16 and nobody was really driving it. AMC 304, 31" tires.

I've been a Jeep guy all along. My life could have been totally different had I not started driving that Jeep back then.

Funny thing is today I have another 1979 CJ7, but this one I built ground up with a '98 4.0 Wrangler motor on 33s.


 

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I'm not going to embarrass myself by responding.



 

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I inherited a green Ford Pinto from my mothef's boyrfriend, who also happended to be my high school principal.

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 11:24 PM
1960 Plymouth Valiant - slant 6 aluminum block - light as a feather this puppy could fly.

would still be running but for the frame rusted through and the wheels fell off.

 

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  posted on 2/27/2008 at 11:30 PM
65 Chevy Impala.
Blue, Mags, Raised in the back.

Man I thought I was Cool!

 

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  posted on 2/28/2008 at 12:23 AM
My first gem, 1970 Ford Galaxie 500 4 door. 3 months after I paid $450 bucks for it I found 7 twenties shoved down between the back seat.

 

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Same colors and style...shoulda kept it

 

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  posted on 2/28/2008 at 02:19 AM
1978 toyota sr5 purchased for $150.00
 
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