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Old 09-04-2009, 11:25 PM
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Mine was a 1978 Fiat spider, the body was mint, I had it in the shop for 3 months out of the 4 months Iowed it. Once i shifted from 2nd to 3rd and the shifter came out of the tranny and sat there inmy hand. I ran every red light and stop sign I could just to get home to fix it.
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:35 AM
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My first car was a '66 Mustang, 6 cyl., 3 speed, turquois color -can't remember how much I paid for it. My second car was a '69 Mustang, 6 cyl, auto., dark green. I wish that I still had that one.....

FWIW - I really liked the 58-60 T-Birds when they were in vogue, but forgot about them over the years. When I bought the one I have now it brings back a lot of memories of that time period (early 60's).
Mine was a 6 as well... although I modified the heck out of it for more power... shoulda bought a V8! haha
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:12 AM
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Bought my first in 66. It was a 50 Ford 2 Door Sedan with the flathead V8. Woohoo! dual water pumps. Was working at a 24 hour Conoco station and having the time of my life. Paid $125 for the car. Gas was .31/gal. Small local pizza delivered to the station on Sunday night was $1.40. Wrecked the car in less than 6 months.
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:56 AM
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Jay wow the old Ford " flat head V8 " now that was an engine and now is in much demand by the hot rodders.From 32 to 53, it virtually changed the " power status " of Ford in it's engine and put them on the map.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:04 AM
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My first car was a 1961 Falcon station wagon. I paid $120 for it back in 1973 (I was 15 at the time). It was two-tone green and white with a 170 inch pursuit motor that ran too hot until I took the thermostat out, then it ran too cold. I couldnt drive it until I was 16, the legal age in South Oz back then.

Had a mattress in the back and curtains all the way round. Explained to my mum that it was for camping....
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:31 PM
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My first car was a 1976 Opel Ascona, built in Germany.
Opel started as a German company in Europe that later became the second acquisition by GM in Europe.
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:47 PM
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My first was, yes a FORD.....
1969 Capri.
Just like this one, but white with black hood. And the mirrors just like this. It was not realy a good car, but it was MINE!
My 2:nd was a Opel Kadett 79. Last of the rear wheel drive. Opel at the time for Dutchbirds Ascona and my Kadett had fantastic handling and was very succesfull in Rallies.
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Last of the rear wheel drive. Opel at the time for Dutchbirds Ascona and my Kadett had fantastic handling and was very succesfull in Rallies.
I totally agree on this, it was a great car!
(and lots of fun with that rear wheel drive, doing donuts on the dirt while thinking you could drive as a real rally-champion. Just owning your license for a couple of weeks/months)
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:42 PM
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In 1960 I got my drivers license and convinced my dad to buy a 1960 Ford sunliner convertible. Then I convinced him to let me borrow it all the time. Then he convinced me to pay for it.
Many great memories, but they are fading fast,maybe i will have to do them again to freshen my mind.

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Old 11-10-2009, 10:14 PM
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Wasn't going to post to this because I can't recall what year the Chevy Impala was...
My only brilliant memories of the car was that it was a 350 - 4 door; tri-colored due to resto starting, and I had a front wheel tire blow-out around a corner heading into town, at 70 MPH - over the limit by some - I got lights on me and the cop started bellowing at me "Barbara - what the HECK are you doing?!" - Barbara is my mother and the cop was surprised to view my license, and find it was ME not my mom...LOL

I will update if I find out the year...
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