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Old 09-24-2015, 05:38 AM   #1
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What was your first car?

Ok, I have to ask.. what was your first car and what did you pay for it? I see young kids today driving around in these $20,000 - $30,000 cars and wonder how they do it.
My first car : 1973 VW Super Beetle, Paid $200.00 for it my Jr year in high school in 1990.
Color : Orange w/ one grey fender
Condition: Rusted out floors, no heat (Lived in Ohio at the time), everybody knew who I was in town with the orange bug !! I had a lot of fun in that thing.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:53 AM   #2
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A Hillman Minx convertible. Forgot what year but early 60's. My dad went back to Chryslers after trying out something more "sporty" and gave it to me. It had four on the tree and reverse was selected by pulling out on the knob at the end of the gear stick, pushing down and forward. It was a real pain in the ass when the knob came off and the knurled part got ground off so I ended up with a pair of channel locks on the end of the shift lever. I dyed the seats black, had it painted BR Green and put a new top on it. Drove it like I stole it with no seat belts and ended up blowing up the motor outside Palm Springs one day. Had it rebuilt and drove it several more years and finally sold it to a used car lot. Bought a new Ford Cortina with the cash. BR Green of course.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:58 AM   #3
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1978 Pinto wagon. Full Windows, not moon window.

White with blue interior. 4 speed manual.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:03 AM   #4
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1977 Lincoln Town Car in 1989. Parents gave it to me. 96k on the odometer. Monster big block. Sounded like a jet. It was rusting out, but it didn't look too bad. Was in the shop every other week for something or other. Put 6k miles on it before the engine blew.
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68 cutlass convertible
Parent's gave it to me w/95k miles on it. I got a year out of the 350
Dropped in a 442 400ci with 3/4 street cam. Added headers, coil over shocks and big fat tires all around. It was a beast that actually cornered pretty well
I put a 69 front end on it after hitting a pole in a parking lot
Year later I wrapped it around a telephone pole - No one hurt to bad
Next a 69 VW bug - Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:27 AM   #6
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1984 Mercedes Benz 500sec- but that's not all. It had the full Koenig body kit (think testarossa)
Front tires were 285 wide, rears were 345s. I think it was something like 8k in 1999

Pic of similar (mine was maroon) and I had 15" 3 piece Gottis.

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Old 09-24-2015, 06:29 AM   #7
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1967 Pontiac Laurentian 2-door sedan in provincial white. Parents passed it on to me when they bought their new 1975 Laurentian. I think I was about 16.

My next two cars were also 67 Pontiacs. Paid $200 for one and $400 for the other. That was followed by a green 65 Mercury Montcalm convertible with a 390 and a white leather interior. That was a fun car. bought and sold it for $350.

As you can tell, I was poor.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:30 AM   #8
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:34 AM   #9
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1965 Mustang. I inherited it from my brother when he went off to College. Lowered, GT350R body kit, traditional white with 2 blue stripes, Cobra cam and manifold. That was a FUN car!
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1972 Toyota Corona Deluxe! Bought it for $400 from my first girlfriend's father in 1979. It was a 3 speed auto (gear shifter on the column) and had a velour interior with a front bench seat... excellent for making out with his daughter.

This is a pic of a similar car. Mine was fire engine red all over and the guy who owned it before my girlfriend's dad bought it put Cragar mags on it and stars and stripes decals that went up the hood, across the roof, and down the back of the trunk. He also drilled holes in the muffler to make it louder.
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:30 AM   #11
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The parking lot is full of v10 f 250s, camaros and mustangs, BMW X3 SUVs from 6 years ago. Mercedes MLs.

Hardly a Honda in sight.

My first car was a 6k 986 1999 base model with 16 inch rims and lots of body damage.
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:56 AM   #12
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1957 Chevy, 210 2 Door post. $300.00

55 - 57 Chevy's were cheap in the 70's.

My cousin drove a 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 6 pack. Paid $1,300.00 for it. Those were the days......

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Old 09-24-2015, 07:58 AM   #13
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My first car was a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine that I bought in 1982 for $500. I still have it.
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:02 AM   #14
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1969 Olds Delta 88. Tank. Parents gave it to me after high school (1975). Back then they started to rust as this did after only 6 years! Sold it in 1977 when I joined the armed forces. Was a great car and had many memories attached to it.
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1971 Firebird Formula with transplanted 455ci engine $1,000. newly recovered seats, no carpet or console, auto trans. (only reason I didn't keep it longer) came with a bad starter solenoid so to start it you had to use a long skinny screwdriver to poke between the header tubes & jump the solenoid. Really fun at night with all the sparks!
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Audi Fox, I think it was a 1976, can't remember what I paid for it. Cool at the time, since it was the only Audi in the HS Parking lot, heck it might have been the only Audi in the town, maybe the county. Of course since it was a 70s Audi, it had numerous electrical problems.
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First car I bought myself was a 00 Cougar V6 - black with limo tint blacked out windows (I could barely see out)... I also had a stereo system that could knock people off their feet... lol Of course, yes... yes I did... have the neon blue undercar lights as well as some inside the car so bright that the entire street would light up.... hey hey now, was super cool back then!! lol I do miss that piece of *&^%*
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Had a $500 87 Jetta coupe in high school once I finished highs cool I bought a $500 88 944 ( broken timing belt)
Played with that for three years then bought my 03 boxster when I finished university
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1967 Pontiac Laurentian 2-door sedan in provincial white. Parents passed it on to me when they bought their new 1975 Laurentian. I think I was about 16.

My next two cars were also 67 Pontiacs. Paid $200 for one and $400 for the other. That was followed by a green 65 Mercury Montcalm convertible with a 390 and a white leather interior. That was a fun car. bought and sold it for $350.

As you can tell, I was poor.
My 1st dozen cars were Pontiac's mostly 67-74 Firebirds. I had 3 '67s, a Catalina 2+2 428ci I bought for $500 & 2 Firebird 400. I sold my last 67 bird in 2003 & flew to Portland OR the next day to buy my Boxster off E-bay. Whats the US name for a Laurentian? Bonneville?










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I got a 1979 VW Scirocco for $300 a month before I turned 15. For my 15th birthday I got a Bentley Book.
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