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What was your first car?

Posted on 05/31/2014 7:27:43 AM PDT by virgil283

My first car was a Belair, four door with the big six. It might have been rusty but I waxed and polished it just the same......

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...I bought it with the money from my first job, and was almost dizzy after putting that much money on anything.

The transmisson was worn so I had to learn to double-clutch, which is actually easy once you've cracked it.

The window gaskets leaked so in a heavy rain water would collect in the floorboard, you woulsn't know until you hit the brakes and it woul rush foward. So I drilled some holes in the back floor to let it out.

What was your firsdt car ?

1 posted on 05/31/2014 7:27:43 AM PDT by virgil283
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‘59mChevrolet station wagon. gift from my grandfather.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 7:30:25 AM PDT by brivette
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What was your firsdt car ?

I had a little molded rubber sports car. It was just large enough that I could not get it in my mouth when I chewed on it.

3 posted on 05/31/2014 7:30:48 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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1954 Chevy 4 dr w/Powerglide.
It had a large, oil filled air cleaner that I guess was a Chevy item.

I don't recall ever actually changing the engine oil. Just kept adding as needed.

4 posted on 05/31/2014 7:31:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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1968 Ford Mustang 289 3-speed on the floor ... what I would do to have it back today!!!


5 posted on 05/31/2014 7:31:29 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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1960 Plymouth Fury, standard shift, 4/70 air conditioning*, FINS



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4 windows down, 70 mph
6 posted on 05/31/2014 7:33:02 AM PDT by TomGuy
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Very similar to this color and model, a 1969 Pontiac LeMans which was about 12 years old at the time.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 7:33:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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‘65 Mustang 289, pretty well worn out by the time I got it. Paid $365 circa 1972 or so.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 7:33:39 AM PDT by Cboldt
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A yellow 1979 Mini.

I loved that car. Still running as of last year.

Everything since has just been transportation.

9 posted on 05/31/2014 7:33:47 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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1982 Nissan 200SX, By Datsun


10 posted on 05/31/2014 7:34:11 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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55 Bellaire (in 67) ... just another car back then


11 posted on 05/31/2014 7:35:35 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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My first car was a 1963 Ford Galaxy 500. My grandmother gave it to me. It had power everything.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 7:35:52 AM PDT by freedom1st
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A '62 Chevy Impala convertible, red and white.
13 posted on 05/31/2014 7:36:39 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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OH yeah... paid fifty bucks for it


14 posted on 05/31/2014 7:36:39 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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15 posted on 05/31/2014 7:36:43 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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1972 Nova SS, 350, 4 speed, no power steering, air shocks in the back to jack it up. It was that orangey-rust color that’s making a comeback.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 7:37:00 AM PDT by NickRails
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Ford Fairlane that I got when my grandmother passed away. I had it painted baby blue, lol


17 posted on 05/31/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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WOW we know you had fun!


18 posted on 05/31/2014 7:37:38 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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my first car was a VW Bug! the cheapest “new” car around back then


19 posted on 05/31/2014 7:38:35 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: freedom1st
My brother had a Galaxy XL 500 with more of everything including his own addition of a ten(?) disk, drop-down 45 record player.

Not much good on the road, but soooo sweet for the sub races.

20 posted on 05/31/2014 7:38:41 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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Same here, except mine was greener and 6 years years old.

-PJ

21 posted on 05/31/2014 7:39:08 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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wow, so many nice cars people had.

Mine was a white 1985 Ford Escort. Nothing to tell stories about, unfortunately.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 7:39:16 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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1960 Dodge Polara. 360 engine, 4 bbl Holley, pushbutton shifter.
I bought it for $200 in 1968 when first married. It was back east, so it was salt-rusted out, esp around the headlights, so I did some bodywork, added springs and airlift, new seatcovers, add-on cassette deck, stripped of chrome to repair the rust luring under there.
That car started to look like the batmobile; but it really had some muscle and was a blast for me and my new wife to drive it out west where we belong. Promptly sold it and spent our meager savings on a 1968 Dodge Charger.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 7:39:17 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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24 posted on 05/31/2014 7:39:32 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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1951 Mercury 4-door with a flat head and three-on-the column in 1962.

It was given to me by the neighbor across the street. I would run ‘errands’ for him using the car. Always got a hell of a tip toward ‘gas money’.

I figured out later I was doing money drops fr the SoCal mob.

He was pretty annoyed when I didn’t want to go to work at his butcher shop as opposed to going off to college.

Those were the days.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 7:39:53 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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1960 Dodge Seneca Dart , with fins. It was a tank.


26 posted on 05/31/2014 7:40:30 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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A grey ‘61 Falcon. I could see the engine when I looked under the hood, and could make most repairs myself, and got so I could change the cheap retreads in the blink of an eye. Bought for $100 from a guy I worked with at Terminix back in the day in DC. Great car, great times.

Sold it when I went in the navy - long may she run!


27 posted on 05/31/2014 7:40:47 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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A Dodge Dart with push button transmission.
Every time you pushed a button,the whole panel fell out or I should say in.
I was just talking to my sister about what has happened to all the “boys” who couldn’t wait to get their first car and how they would spend all their time with their car,fixing,racing,souping them up,the louder the better.
I had a friend from school and she had a boyfriend who had a “62” Impala. 20 coats of gold flecked paint on that car.It glittered like you wouldn’t believe.
Now many kids don’t even want to drive.My sister thought her son would never drive.He wasn’t interested.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 7:41:03 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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29 posted on 05/31/2014 7:41:11 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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When I got my first license, my father had just bought a new 1956 four door Bel Aire sedan. I think it cost a little over 2K. Nice car, but the cool guys had the hardtop version.

The first car I bought on my own was a 1955 Ford Fairlane wagon.


30 posted on 05/31/2014 7:41:11 AM PDT by Oldhunk
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1968 British Leyland Austin 1800


31 posted on 05/31/2014 7:41:33 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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First car was a used MGB when I
Got back from Nam. Dreamed about a new one all that time but bank wouldn’t make a loan for it as I
Was a serviceman. Welcome home
Tet.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 7:41:45 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Was an ugly old AMC Hornet…..I think a 76….POS for sure.

Funny thing? The car was “arrogantly” made, as if it were some kind of great vehicle. The Air Conditioning controls, and I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP…..had 4 levels of cool: Low, Medium High and “Desert Only.” True story…..cracked everyone up who ever saw it.


33 posted on 05/31/2014 7:42:24 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly┬ůand message boards are full contact arenas)
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1961 Pontiac Catalina, white, blue interior, four doors, 329, automatic. No power steering or brakes. It was actually my dad's car, but after he bought a smaller more fuel efficient ride for going back and forth to work I inherited the Pontiac. 10 mpg on a good day, but at $.25/gal. who cared? Lots of fond memories of that car. A lot of driving too fast and a lot of steamed windows😉.
34 posted on 05/31/2014 7:42:27 AM PDT by redangus
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No, Jeff not ‘The first car’ , your first car....Sheeeeh


35 posted on 05/31/2014 7:42:43 AM PDT by virgil283 (GOD loves you...'He's not mad....He's not even in a bad mood'...)
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‘65 Catalina, paid $40 for it. 400 CI and even on 7 cylinders it would beat just about anything.


36 posted on 05/31/2014 7:42:46 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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A 1978 Ford Mustang II four cylinder, which was basically a tarted up Pinto with a better location for the gas tank. At least it was a manual, so it wasn’t a complete and total slug. I’d been promised a Triumph TR-6 and was very disappointed. Sounds childish and ungrateful in hindsight, I was fortunate to have a father who would buy me a car for my 16th birthday. He said he was afraid I’d kill myself in a fast convertible. Probably right, I survived doing some stupid things behind the wheel. Still want that TR-6, though. Great looking, great sounding cars.


37 posted on 05/31/2014 7:43:52 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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My first car was a 1978 Plymouth Volare Road Runner that looked just like this one:


38 posted on 05/31/2014 7:44:12 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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Similar to above.

1961 Ford Galaxy four door, kind of a lime green...289? Paid $400. Father said it was a great car, convinced me to buy it. Hated it. LOTS of problems. Dad felt bad...wound up driving it himself...let me drive the "family" car...'63 Impala, four door...but great car.

39 posted on 05/31/2014 7:44:12 AM PDT by moovova
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1965 Buick Skylark - like the one below.

I was 12. It was sitting in the driveway and didn't run. My mother said that if I get it running, I could have it. I used the money from bailing and milking cows to fix it. It became my 2 door go-cart (we had 5 acres with a nice bowl in the back corner - that's where I learned to safely weld shocks around the gas tank).




40 posted on 05/31/2014 7:44:17 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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WOW we know you had fun!

Oh yeah! And it was an education in many ways!

41 posted on 05/31/2014 7:44:40 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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first, bought (used) as a future trade-in.
got a better Toyoda Station wagon
coldest AC / Warmest heater..ever! great mileage!

42 posted on 05/31/2014 7:44:49 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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1961 Chevy BelAir. Bought it from a preacher’s wife, who literally only drove it on weekends. Straight six, with a two speed triple disc wet clutch. It was only running on four of the six cylinders when I bought it for fifty of the hardest earned dollars of my life.
Rebuilt the head and whooped a tune up on it. Ran like a champ. And there was enough room in the back seat for four buddies (and their dates).

Had a great time, but I don’t want to go back...


43 posted on 05/31/2014 7:45:23 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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My first was also a BelAir four door, ‘57 black with white trim. It had a 283 V-8 engine with Powerglide transmission.


44 posted on 05/31/2014 7:47:42 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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I had two Austin Healeys, but not as my first car. What year was yours?


45 posted on 05/31/2014 7:47:46 AM PDT by Misterioso (Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. - Ayn Rand)
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46 posted on 05/31/2014 7:48:25 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: JPG
Mine too except it was a 4 dr. hardtop. :(

Had it my senior year in HS in '76


47 posted on 05/31/2014 7:49:50 AM PDT by FreeReign
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I had one of those in college - not the SS :-(, but I got it up to an estimated 140 on bias plys with plugs in them (pegged the speedo past 125, kept gaining speed, then broke the speedo).


48 posted on 05/31/2014 7:49:55 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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49 posted on 05/31/2014 7:50:09 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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First car I drove was an old 1954 Willys Jeep, wasn’t allowed out of low gear, low drive. I was plowing out driveway at age 12. First car I owned was a 1963 Austin-Healy Sprite, not a “bug-eye”.


50 posted on 05/31/2014 7:50:56 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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