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Old 10-31-2012, 01:40 AM   #1
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Post a picture and purchase price of the first car you ever bought with your own coin. Here's mine, a 1967 Opel Kadette, four banger 1.1 liter couldn't get out of it's own way and had nearly no heat, was a four speed though! Price? Four hundred.

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Old 10-31-2012, 02:57 AM   #2
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Sweet Opel Ghostrider!

1978 Datsun 280z.....its a wonder I'm still alive, way to fast for a 17yr old.

I wonder what she's doing now?
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:20 AM   #3
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its a wonder I'm still alive, way to fast for a 17yr old.
Every car guy I know says that, including me ... and I only had a Datsun 510. Anything is too fast if the world is your racetrack and you hold your foot down long enough.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:05 AM   #4
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Every car guy I know says that, including me ... and I only had a Datsun 510. Anything is too fast if the world is your racetrack and you hold your foot down long enough.
Not the Opel (stock internet photo BTW) anyhow, I'm not kidding it was dangerously slow, just awful but it got insane gas mileage.
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1982 Ford Escort, 4 door, two-tone brown with tinted windows and AM/FM cassette deck (Brand NEW out of the showroom for 5K including tax) Drove it for 7 yrs and then bought my first VW.... all uphill from there :-)
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:51 AM   #6
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:43 AM   #7
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Datsun 710. Before they became Nissan and before anyone KNEW about good sound systems….I put home stereo speakers in the back seat! They took up BOTH BACK SEATS and every time I would brake hard….the speakers would hit the back of the seat!

Fortunately, the brakes were not that good. Neither was acceleration but it WAS FUN!

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:17 AM   #8
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Great first car. Cost $750. Had plastic, removable windows. No heater or defroster. Made for some interesting winter driving in New England. Oh, BTW - the floor board was just that -- plywood. And the car had a positive ground. When I added a radio, the capacitors promptly blew up because I forgot to reverse polarity. One could do that back then.


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Old 10-31-2012, 07:36 AM   #9
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My first car! I think it was approx. $ 1,000?


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Old 10-31-2012, 07:39 AM   #10
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:53 AM   #11
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First car was a '63 Ford Fairlane that my dad bought from the old lady next door for $250. Then the parents bought me an '83 Escort new for college. Then I bought the '72 Chevelle SS for $1800. This is a stock photo but mine was nearly identical. Even had the black vinyl top. It was just a 13-14 year old car back then, nothing special or collectible. I traded it in on a mazda GLC in the 80's. Sometimes when I think about it..... I still get sick to my stomach.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:14 AM   #12
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:26 AM   #13
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I still have my first vehicle !
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:41 AM   #14
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That's pretty cool, close enough to sing Queen tunes in. Gremlin, right?
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1963 Chevy II White, 192ci 6cyl, three on the tree. I drove the wheels off that thing and had lots of great memories. Bought it for $300, added a stereo and decent tires and sold it after two years for $400.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:43 AM   #16
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I still have my first vehicle !

That's totally boss if it has the denim interior!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:54 AM   #17
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I still have my first vehicle !
That IS THE REAL DANGERMOBILE!

Here is a another Gremlin…Gizmo

http://rides.hotrod.com/ride/1003467/gremlingirl/1972/amc/gremlin/
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1971 Firebird Formula 455ci auto $1,000 bought when I was 17. Starter solenoid was bad so the PO showed me how to jump it by sticking screwdriver between headers, hard to do at night without making lots of sparks. Drove it that way for couple months till I learned how to replace solenoid. All pic's are pre-digital so here is original brochure, my car is middle color.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:47 AM   #19
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My first

Not a picture of my actual car but it looked just as much a hooptie as this one. Bought it for $200 and my dad brought me a motor for $50, that was donated by the local FD from a car they cut up with the Jaws of Life.

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Wish I had pictures. First car was a parent hand-me-down 68 Olds Cutlass Convertible. Engine went bad after 6 month. I put in a W30 442 race motor literally dragged out of a barn for $150. 400+ HP, 18 yr old teen, drinking age 18 in the late 70's. I possibly could have been the most dangerous thing on the road in NJ after 11PM on a weekend. I don't have to wonder what happen to it, I bought a Telephone pole with it. Fortunately for me it only cost a concussion for a couple of weeks and of course the car. Still like speed but cars are better and my understanding of consequences are better

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