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Old 05-24-2019, 04:57 AM
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1967 Pontiac Bonneville, green with a black vinyl top. $600, lots of miles on the clock. Drove it for about 18 months then the timing chain went and so did the car.
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:58 AM
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First was a 93 S-10. Folks bought it, and used it pretty much daily to work after school in the family business. Had to run parts back and forth to a plating company about an hour a way. Driving was a very fun after school job in HS.

First vehicle titled in my name is a 1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible. My granddad picked it up cheap to knock around town in with the top down, and gave it to me when I was 15 or 16. Had a ton of fun in that car during HS and college. Even had working AC. Still have it sitting in my garage all torn down, hoping to get it back on the road at some point. Boats, girls, and babies have delayed that for quite some time now.
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1988 F250 Single cab long bed
4.9 Straight 6 with a 4 speed manual
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1 & 2) 1971 Barracuda, base model with 318 still lots of fun. Bought from my older brother for $800... Still miss that car
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Bernie1951 View Post
$3,000

4.2 long body? Still got it?
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:11 AM
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first car was a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville paid $25 for it

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Old 05-24-2019, 05:22 AM
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I couldn't wait to drive...in Fla I got my learners permit at 14 and bought a Lambretta scooter that took me everywhere. I doubled my paper route and could afford more than gas!

First car was a 57 Ford that a buddy had done some work on....but it didnt take long for a 56 MGA to get my interest. I learned a hell of a lot for the two years I owned it, especially how to fix wiring problems...
Yea, got my learners permit at 14, but I'd been driving for years. First learned to drive on the beach at Daytona, Simca Aronde with 4 on the column. Next was a 1939 Nash with dual ignition and leaky brakes. My "5hp" ride was a Harley Davidson 165. Lambrettas were really nice, better than the Cruiseaires/Vespas everyone had. Then Honda came out with a bike which didn't leak oil and started with the push of a button.....
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2nd - (Bought) 1966 Chevelle SS 396. .
I also had a 66 Chevelle. One of my favorite cars I have ever owned. Look familiar?

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1963 Olds Dynamic 88 bought for $50 in 1973.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
I couldn't wait to drive...in Fla I got my learners permit at 14 and bought a Lambretta scooter that took me everywhere. I doubled my paper route and could afford more than gas!

First car was a 57 Ford that a buddy had done some work on....but it didnt take long for a 56 MGA to get my interest. I learned a hell of a lot for the two years I owned it, especially how to fix wiring problems...

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Old 05-24-2019, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
I also had a 66 Chevelle. One of my favorite cars I have ever owned. Look familiar?

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Mine didn't have the fancy power steering or power brakes. That single master cylinder almost killed me the day I bought the car!!!

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4.2 long body? Still got it?
I kept it for about four years before selling it. I lived in Paducah, KY and had to drive to Nashville to have it serviced and after it while it got to be too much.

Yep, 4.2, triple SU carburetors

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Old 05-24-2019, 08:38 AM
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1. 1955 Pontiac Star Chief. Hand-me-down from Dad. Pontiac's first V8, automatic, leather seats, two-tone white over blue. Loved that car. Got me through 3 years of college. Years later, my sister found a Franklin Mint model that was an exact match to the car I had.



2. 1974 Plymouth Valiant. Slant 6, automatic, got me and the wife through graduate school and her first 3 jobs as a traveling school speech therapist.

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#1 and #2 same car, 1987 Mini 1000, looked after it well and it never let me down, really funny one day fixing something with my dad and he asked whos heel marks were in the ceiling!!! (A very small car so you had to be adventurous).
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1941 Buick roadmaster..drove it to work,high school 40 years ago..just got rid of it last summer
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Ex CHP 5.0 Mustang ... that car rolled ... on it's side . Let a buddy drive it one night and ended up climbing straight up threw the drivers side window to get out . No injuries except car somehow . Yep ... GOD . Never ever ever ever go through a tight corner and floor a Mustang unless you have your act together . I got that figured out on my next car ... a Mustang GT man them things are fun .
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first car I bought when graduated high school in 1963 was a 1959 Chevy Impala for $900, it had 17K miles and in mint condition.
First new car was a 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix, only $3700. I remember those vacuum controlled headlight hoods that kept hanging up.
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1954 Austin Healey 100/4. Aluminum body. Wish I had kept it, check out the value now!
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1992 eagle talon TSI AWD turbo.
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I couldn't wait to drive....I use to sneak my brothers Morris Minor off in the middle of the night. I snuck the key, opened it up and pushed it to start it as the starter was noisy...the house we were in was on a slight hill. It was always parked downhill.

I drove that car all over Savannah Ga....surprised I was never stopped. I was 14 or 15. We spent our summers in Miami back then, that's when I had a scooter that got me all over that town. It was a fine city back in the early 60's.It also got me to my fishing spot...We kept a big Harnell tarpon rod with a Penn 68 conventional reel on it stored at Haulover pier...tarpon and kingfish fishing during the summer was good back then.
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