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Old 05-05-2012, 08:46 PM   #61
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1st car was a '71 Chevy Camaro... called it the "Green Machine". Added 8-Track and T-handle shifter. At age 16, drove 40 miles to work at Disney World (summer & weekends with lots of overtime) for a year to save and paid cash...
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:49 PM   #62
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I can't remember the exact year, late 60's Ford Custom 500. 4 door boat with worn out shocks. Car was so big that the girlfriend at the time could hardly reach the dash with her feet. Color was a horrible light baby blue.
Bought it for $50.00 and it lasted me for 6 months or so. Spent more time fixing the exhaust system than I did driving it...

But hey - it was my first car!
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:00 PM   #63
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My 1st vehicle was a 1972 Ford LTD station wagon. 400 cubic inch engine and "wood" on the sides. I got it for $150 and learned a lot about fixing thing that rusted out. The other good thing was I could fit enough people in it to chip in for gas.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:15 PM   #64
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A 1975 Mercury Bobcat (Merc's version of the Pinto) called Bob, orange with a white vinyl top. Black carpet faded to green with orange and black vinyl interior which were the school colors (I hated school). I think it cost $400 and I had about $2400 in the stereo. It really rocked. It had a 140 ci 4 banger with 4 speed that could get a 3rd gear chirp from the tires!!
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:38 PM   #65
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1972 Plymouth Fury 318ci. It was big and brown and impossible to roll. This is where I learned all my mechanical skills. Dad told me that "if it didn't go, I didn't go." Loved working on that car, there was so much room.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:21 PM   #66
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Mine was a '54 Chevy Bel Air I bought from my uncle for $65. It was my ticket to the world.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #67
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My first car was an 82 GMC Jimmy.....Full size with the dog 305Cu V8. It was rusted out so bad.....going around a left corner the body would lift off the frame and yank on the kickdown linkage and downshift the tranny.
Lots of mud holes and off road romps in that truck. What a Blast!! Got hit while at a stoplight sitting still and totaled it...miss those days.
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My first ride was a 1967 Ford Mustang, calf scour green with a 289 and 4 speed tranny. Bought it for $75! I was only 15 and could not (legally ) drive it yet. Rebuilt the 289 and started learning body work, mainly how to repair rusted out spots. Sure would like to have that car today!
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