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Old 02-06-2020, 01:36 AM
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I didn't get my own car until almost 17 so I had to drive mom and dad's. This isn't the actual car but one just like it. Mom's 69 Plymouth Fury II.
383 with a 2 barrel batmobile, that thing would haul ass...

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At 18 in 1974 I bought a 66 Mustang 2+2 Fastback, 289 Auto for $400.
I had to finance it from the seller, a friend of my parents.
Sold it 15 years later for $500 and bought my first boat, a 13' Whaler.
That's when I was leaving dirt bike racing and getting into fishing.

Not a pic of my car but that is what she looked like.
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Didn’t have my own car either so I to drive one of these.......


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A friend borrowed my dads car and wrecked it when I was 15. Dad couldn't find anything he wanted so we decided I could buy what I wanted and he would drive it til I was 16. I had my permit so I drove it a lot too. This was 1980 and I bought a 6 month old '79 Camaro with 19,000 miles for $4500. I made the down payment and dad made the $120 monthly payment til I turned 16 and took over the payments. This car helped me land the HS cheerleader I'd had my eyes on for yrs. She's still my girl 39 yrs later.
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This isn’t it but same car. 89 mustang ( I was 16 in 1998). We called it the bat mobile. It had red interior and I added red Suran wrap inside the dome light so at light the light was red. I wasn’t super into cars but I was super into girls and it got the job done. Traded it for a truck in 01 to tow a boat
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My great aunt and uncle had this car sitting in their driveway for years and never drove it much. They gave it to me on my 16th birthday in 1987. A 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT 289. This is not the actual car.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post

I was super into girls and it got the job done.
What would you do if you had a cool Mustang? I'll tell you what I'd do, 2 chicks at the same time. Not all chicks are in to cool cars. Well the kind that would double up on a dude like me are. Good point.


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I drove a hand-me-down that was the first new car my Dad ever bought. 1955 Pontiac Star Chief hardtop, 287 V8 (Pontiac's first), 4-speed automatic, leather seats. Loved that car. This photo is of a car almost identical to mine, not my actual car. Drove it from the time I was 16 through college. Lots of adventures in that car. Lucy and Ricky Ricardo drove the same model car in their TV show when they moved to California.

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I don’t have a picture, but it was a white ‘66 dodge cornet 2 door w/225 I6
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Mom's 1984 Thunderbird - although this isn't the actual car, it is exactly how it looked, including the grey color and whitewall tires.
In many respects, it was a much nicer car then the 1979 Pontiac Sunbird I bought as my first car when I got my driver's license at 17.


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1969 Firebird 400 that I got in 1974 for $900. Fell asleep and rolled her coming home from my girlfriends house early one morning. What a shame. He was a beast though.



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No Picture...Saved up and bought a 1957 Chevy 2 dr. Hardtop with 72000 original miles on it from a Wholesaler. For $250.00!!!! Original unmolested Car.Minimal rust!! At 17 or 18 I sold it and bought a 66 S.S.Big Block Chevelle for $800.00!! Had to get Dad to cosign for a Loan so I could buy it!! Told My Wife 40 yrs. ago that I needed $50k and a Warehouse to buy these Cars up and sit on them. In about 25-30 yrs. We would have a nice Nest Egg.
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1968 Pontiac Bonneville, Forest Green Black vinyl Top $350.00. Drove it for 2 Years until the timing chain broke and it was going to cost more to fix it than it was worth. Learned a lot in the that car.



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My first; 1968 Charger

It was a cool car (at the time) It ate itself up with cancer from road salt.

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I got into one for sale several years ago and realized it seemed much nicer then, than sitting in one 30 years later.
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1958 Lincoln Capri...the old man parked it because it was a gas guzzler....it was available to me to use in high school...either it or my Lambretta scooter...

Damn we could pack some kids in there...it was great at the drive in theater too..


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At 12, this is the first I drove, Dad's 61 w/ 3 on the tree


At 14.......I drove the boss's 47 all summer long on the roads....hahahaha .... it was my company vehicle. hahahaha


At 16......Man that was cold in the winter time....hahahahahaha , a heavy blanket for the lap and an ice scraper for the inside of the windshield. hahahahaa


At 18.......this 67 123 GT Volvo w/ a modified overdrive and suspension- the car would float the valves at 142 mph and at 140 mph that car could throw your head back when I'd stomp on the gas peddle. That car was through and through a rally car - loved that car.



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Worked 2 summers to save for my 1988 mustang that had already been ratted out. But it was freedom and seeing those old Fox bodies still makes me remember that feeling.
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1976 This was my first car...same color.
Big enough back seat :-) ( then)
1961 Rambler.
Her name was Gerty.
Lot of firsts in that car.


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1977 Ford Capri II, these were back when they were made by Ford of Germany (before the Mustang cousin Capris which went under Mercury).
2.8 V6, Getrag 4 spd....I modded mine with some aftermarket parts from a catalog named Dobi. I put on headers, true duals with monza tips, all emissions stripped, had a Holley...I forget the model..carb on it. Had Keystone Classic wheels I put on, some suspension mods. This would eat the mid 80's Chevy Camaros/Firebirds 5.0 and the Mustang 5.0's for lunch.

The pic is not my car, just a copy of an ad...and I wish the red head was mine back then!

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Great little car, BMW 2002 same color as this one:



Drunk driver hit it while parked and totaled it.

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