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1st car in 1983 was a 79' Pinto. Liked it ok after adding a sunroof, jacking it up slightly and adding mag wheels. 2nd car didn't come far behind 64' SS Chevelle 327 4 speed.
 
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My first car was a 1963 1/2 ford galaxy 500 with a 352 cid. That car would fly but I sure went thru a lot of rear tires

That car was also responsible for educating me on how you drive a vehicle plays a big part in how it will last.
 
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Old 07-27-06, 04:53 AM
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A 1966 Austin-Healy Sprite Mk III. Think I paid $550 for it [of my OWN money]. Loved it.
 
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A brand new 1967 Chevy Camaro SS convertable. I worked extra and saved for nearly two years to buy a Mustang and I bought the Camaro ($3200) instead. It ate Mustangs.
I was 20 years old and knew nothing about buying a car. I saw it on the lot, went to the bank and got 32 one hundred dollar bills and paid the sticker price .
 
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A brand new 1967 Chevy Camaro SS convertable ($3200) .
And today if properly restored that same car is probably worth 10 times what you paid for it.
 
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I sure wish I had it now even though IMO it had lots of design problems. I had to carry cement blocks in the trunk to keep the rear wheels on the ground when you stood on it and the shifter (Muncie?) was a piece of crap. That was the dawn of the muscle car days when gas (and tires) was cheap.

IMO it wasn't half the street car that the SS Chevelle was. On the other hand it was a magnet and at 21 that was a good thing.
 
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1979 Audi 5000S. i LOVED it! it had power windows & a sunroof - woo hoo!!!!
 
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19xx (?) VW GTI, stick shift, sunroof (now powered)...it was cool but gave me a lot of problems. I thought I was "cool" with it until I kept getting tickets.
 
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Mine was an 81 plymouth reliant 2-door with manual transmission, steering and brakes. Sold it at 160,000 miles and the guy who bought it got hit by a semi and it was destroyed. I replaced the shift knob with a baseball into which I had drilled a hole while it was my car.
 
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Mine was a 74 Pinto wagon, 3DR (actually, it had 4, but the driver's door was so rusted, one day I opened it, it hit the ground (did not fall). I closed the door and never opened it again. The few dates I had in HS (word gets around) where I had to drive this car were awkward. They thought I was being a gentleman by opening the door for them, but I had to explain, "If you get in first, don't get mad at me when I crawl over you to get into the driver's seat"... which meant I usually got in first...

Now when I picked up my dates on my Yamaha DT175 Enduro motorcycle (my real love), the young ladies thought it was cool (not much of a second seat), but the parents were not too receptive.
 
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Wow, am I going to date myself here.

When I was 18 I bought a used 1957 Chevy Belaire, 4 door hardtop. Paid $250 for it with 87,000 miles on it, my own money. I was making $1.25 per hour part time as a bakers helper. When I was drafted my dad made me sell it; 108,000 on it then and still in very good condition.

I LOVED that car, sure wish I owned it now.

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1983 Buick Regal. I later sold it to my brother, who...felt the need to put hydraulics on it
 
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A '66 vomit Comet that was 5 years old.

Then I got a 69 SS396 Chevelle with big carb and dual points and Muncie transmission and Hurst close-ratio shifter and Crane Fireball 300 cam and about 11:1 pistons and 3.55 rear end (I had a 4.10 that came with it but did not want to be turning 4 g's at 60 down the highway. ...and big wide Mickey Thompson 50 tires...and the nicest throatiest racetrack hotrod sound that would come out of that thing when I'd wind her up to 7 g's or so on the tach.

I raced the vomit Comet at Bradenton Raceway and actualy met Big Daddy Don Garlits and talked to him face to face when he was in the pits between runs, when raciung that one weekend when the top fuelers and funny cars were running.

I also saw Benny Parsons win the Daytona 500 in 75 when me and my cousin went that year (we were in the infield).

And I took in the 12 hours of Sebring the year after the track reopened. And the year before, my cousin and I drove around on part of the closed down, weeds-growing-through-pavement-cracks track. That year of the re-opening the race was led for a long time by this Corvette that drove with it's lights on (not everyone did in the daylight) blanketed in the American flag paint job. It gave me goosebumps everytime I saw the car approaching. I think it blew up later, or something and never finished the race.
 
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My moms first car was a 1966 pontiac LeMans covertible Gold color with a black convertible roof.Looks like the charger from the original Dukes of hazzards TV series.
 
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How does a gold pontiac convertible look like an orange dodge charger???
 
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Originally Posted by marksr
How does a gold pontiac convertible look like an orange dodge charger???
Not orange just shaped like the car a little
 
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Did you guys go in and out of the car through the windows too?
 
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Originally Posted by DIYaddict
Did you guys go in and out of the car through the windows too?
I was not born then.
 
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Purple 1963 4 door Plymouth Belvedere with push button automatic transmission. Bought it when I was 16 for 300.00 and sold it a few months later for 450.00. Thought I had discovered the easiest way in the world to make money.
 
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Originally Posted by lexmarks567
My moms first car was a 1966 pontiac LeMans covertible Gold color with a black convertible roof.Looks like the charger from the original Dukes of hazzards TV series.
Your...MOM...had the 66 as a first car? Now I'm wondering about how old YOU are...if you don't mind me asking.
 
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Originally Posted by DIYaddict
Did you guys go in and out of the car through the windows too?
*I* do! My bottom hinge-weld rusted out!
 
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Your...MOM...had the 66 as a first car? Now I'm wondering about how old YOU are...if you don't mind me asking.
Sorry to disapoint you born in 1986 that makes me 20
 
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Originally Posted by mjd2k
Purple 1963 4 door Plymouth Belvedere with push button automatic transmission. Bought it when I was 16 for 300.00 and sold it a few months later for 450.00. Thought I had discovered the easiest way in the world to make money.
But if you tried to make a living by doing this a few times and got caught at it, they'd tell you you can only do this if you got a dealers license. The government does not want you to make undocumented money.
 

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*I* do! My bottom hinge-weld rusted out!
Eh?

So you look cool right?...and all the girls checkin' you out
 
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Sorry to disapoint you born in 1986 that makes me 20
See now? There is no way you can have the broad knowledge that I have based on the amount of experiences of meeting different people who have different ways of life in various cities, in the rural, and in different states...and working the variety of jobs that I have. I am not trying to brag. This is just fact.

If you want to broaden your horizons, I suggest anyone wanting to do so, to do different jobs for a about 3 year stints, each. You will become pretty much an expert in all of them in that length of time. And after all is said and done, years later, you will be the life of the party with all kinds of stories to tell.

And of the days I have lived...probably starting the most when I got to be about 25...I started to really scheme. I sent away for every get-rich scheme there was and gained experience in this area and how to turn deals on sales. Products and real estate. I met people...drank and smoked with people... who were older than I was, and told me things that THEY knew...and I learned things.

I thought working 40 hours a week at a factory for a set wage just didn't cut it. I read and heard too many stories, and actually witnessed such people (like the 30-ish guy I knew that 'hung out' in Florida always in 'tennis whites' and a white panama hat, driving either his Cobra or BMW, who somehow just made lots of money without seemingly working for it.
 
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Eh?

So you look cool right?...and all the girls checkin' you out
This draws their attention. I smile and tell them I am practicing up for being a NASCAR driver.
 
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how old are YOU, DaVeBoy???
 
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53...going on 23.
 
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53...going on 23.
yep, you seem about 23 alright....
 
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You are all a bunch of kids. First car was a 1952 Plymouth business coupe. Two seater with a very short roof because the trunk came up to the back of the front seat. Wrecked it and went to a 1949 Chev convertible.
 
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You are all a bunch of kids.
Thank you, thank you, thank you
 
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You are all a bunch of kids. First car was a 1952 Plymouth business coupe. Two seater with a very short roof because the trunk came up to the back of the front seat. Wrecked it and went to a 1949 Chev convertible.
I could have bought a Model T as my first car. So could have 20 year old lexmarks.

You didn't add, "..new, off the showroom floor".)
 
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I went foreign for my first few cars. First I had a 1962 Opal Station Wagon. I was in High School, and the wagon part came in handy. After I graduated, I bought a 1972 Datsun Pick up. Great little truck then. I went through the pinto scene, had a Fiat for a while. First American vehicle was a 1978 Chevy van. (As a product of the 60's, I was a god when I owned that van. Married, but a god none the less).

By the way, don't think I'm getting up there. Getting older is mandatory, but growing up is optional.
 
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I could have bought a Model T as my first car. So could have 20 year old lexmarks.

You are right. They were both used cars. Do I have to admit that I got my DL in 1954? 50th high school reunion coming up this fall.
 
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