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Old 09-03-2009, 01:05 AM
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Default First Car You Ever Had...

Sorry if this has been done before!

But, as I have been looking around this board lately and I got to wondering....

What did you all own/have/drive as your first vehicle???

My Pop was/is a big MG fan.

So fittingly enough my first car was a '65 Mustang!

He was cool enough to let me pick what I wanted!!! And when the Mustang was down he let me drive one of the MG's... and vise versa! lol

So.... What did you all have???
1960 Thunderbird
Been in my family since 1961
San Diego, CA -> Portland, OR
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:25 AM
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my first car was a 1968 pontiac firebird 350 2bbl powerglide that my mom bought brandnew it was red with a red interrior my dad destroyed it through wrecks and useing it as a off road hunting vehicle .... yeah so when i got it in 1988 it was pretty much trashed needing every single panel replaced and of course , like a fool i thought i could rebuild it i wanted to really bad but there was no way an 18 year old on minimum wage (3.35/hr) was gonna pull it off
so i ended up selling it to my friends dad who had a 68 that needed a roof and the rest of my first car is still in his dads basement as far as i know (455 h.o 67 complete tri-power and 4:30 posi 10bolt) and all

my second car (the first one i paid money for) was a 72 mach one 351C 2bbl 9inch got it for 500.00 drove it home loved that car miss that car a skinny little blonde chick took that one from me when she passed me on the right side as i was making a right turn but thats another story
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:11 AM
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The first car I drove regularly was Dad's old '77 Olds Cutlass Supreme. Mandarin Orange metallic with a Buckskin (tan) interior, pinstripes, body moldings and landau top. Had the Olds (not Chevy) 350 cid V8 and 4 bbl. Sharp car he had owned since new, but it was about 10 years old then and a little worn.

Later, Mom and Dad bought me my own car, a '76 Camaro. It was metallic lime green and had the lowly 250 cid L6 with a 1 bbl carb and automatic. S L O W. It was full of rust. I used a gallon of bondo, a junk yard door, trunk lid and fender plus a couple of patch panels to heal 11 large rust holes.

I sold it and moved 'up' to a 1980 Chevy Monza 4 cyl.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:13 AM
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My first car was a 1953 Mercury 2 door with a flathead V8 and a Merco-O-Matic trans with 18,000 original miles. Got it from my great grandfather for $1. Within a year it was sporting a dual quad 390 and a four speed with a 9" rear and 3:91 gears. Still looking for another one, so if anyone should run across one please let me know. Mike
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:01 AM
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My first was a 1963 Galaxie 300 2DR, I bought it for $15. It had a 6 cyl with a broken piston rod and a 3 sp. on the column. I had to tow it home. I friend of mine had a ford 6 cyl. engine laying out in a field, said it ran when he took it out of what ever it was he took it out of and sold it to me for 25 bucks. Swaped in the motor and that was that. It ran great, it was nice and streight and got this 16 year old kid everywhere I wanted to go. Not bad for 40 bucks and a bit of elbow grease! I lost that car in a house fire
59 HT, White on the outside, red and white in the middle.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:26 AM
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My first car was a yellow '53 Mercury with a black visor on it. It belonged to my future father-in-law, in Houston. I was a 2 striper in the Air Force and used to go to their home on the weekends to hang out with my girlfriend (later my wife) I used to wash his cars for him on the weekend. Sometimes he would let me drive the Merc, which I really liked. One weekend I went to see them and found the Merc was gone. He had traded it in on a brand new '59 (I think) Ford, the one where the top folded down and went into the trunk. We about burned the motors out on that car playing with the top that weekend! I went right over to the car dealer that he had traded the Merc in to, and bought it back! It was a good car. Later, I traded it in on a '57 red Chevy, my second car. That, was a great car and I would love to have it today!

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Old 09-03-2009, 06:51 AM
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Hey Guys,
My first car was a 1978 Diamond Jubilee Edition Thunderbird and I still have one just like her
Richard D. Hord
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:23 PM
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My first car was a 1939 Ford Tudor - paid $35 for it, which to me was a lot of money as I was still in high school. I spent a lot of time and money fixing it up. Several years later (when in college) I traded it for my Dad's 1956 Ford Fairlane. And the litany goes on and on. I bought the '59 TBird in 1974 because by then our kids were too big to sit on the back shelf of our 1967 Sunbeam Tiger II (it had a Ford 289 engine stock!) and we decided we wanted a Thunderbird convertible. We found it in Fort Collins, CO while on a trip and towed it home. It was in rathr poor condition so it took a lot of work to get it presentable. Thirty five years later I still drive it to the golf course most days in the summer.
"Old Betsy" - my '59 convertible J9YJ116209 Thunderbird Registry #33341
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:45 PM
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To chime in my first car was a 1956 Buick blue / white that weighed about 6000 lbs and I think I paid $250 -300 for it off my buddies Dad. I called it the sherman tank, as there was nothing and I mean nothing that would get in its way. Ran it for a couple of years and very little maintenance $$
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:04 AM
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My first car was 1956 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hardtop.
Air conditioning
Wonderbar radio
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Powerglide transmission

Color was solid turquoise. Bought it for $ 400.00 in January 1969. Started getting water in the oil, thought I had a cracked block ( I was 17 and not smart on these things) and sold it to my boss for $ 75.00. Turned out it was a blown head gasket. My friends have never let me live that down.
I'm still hoping that someday I can purchase another '56 like it. I really, really miss that car. When I find it, it will look good next to my '58 Thunderbird.
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