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    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
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    what was your first car?

    I thought there was another first car thread, but it seems to have been lost in the ether.

    Mrs. Doohickie is scrapbooking and came across a couple pictures of my first car so I thought I would share them. I didn't actually own a car until I graduated college in 1984, when I bought me a brand-spankin'-new Ford Tempo.



    I took the pics, so the two clowns posing with the car were my little brother and my dad. Obviously there was no shame in our family.



    That's the house I grew up in, by the way.
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    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



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    It's probably there, you may just be having search-related issues.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    That's actually a cool pic. Shows the original hubcaps.

    My Pontiac Ventura had the original ones too. I thought that was kinda neat that I never changed them. But the kid that bought it did.
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    Administrator Allen's Avatar
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    ^^^
    Not mine, same color and year but mine had the pie plate hub caps and not the goofy BBS wheels.
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    Greatest car I've ever owned. Had it from 16 to 28 and and it had over 350,000 miles on one set of rings before I retired it.

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    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    But the kid that bought it did.
    Let it go, Siu, let it go.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    I can't find my pants mirona's Avatar
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    My first car was a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary. It was a sweet ride. I'll see if I can dig out a pic.

    There she is right between my friend's Mercury Capri with custom spraypaint racing stripes and my other friend's Camaro.
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    Not my actual car - mine was 2WD 4Cyl, not 4WD V-8
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    My first car was a 1948 MG TC, just like this one. All the pictures I had of it were in my Mom's custody, and she put them away so safely, she can't remember where she put them

    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Nice ride Tom.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I wish I still had it! The infernal Prince of Darkness designed Lucas Electrical system caught fire and the car burned. I wasn't happy at all.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    1976 Chrysler Cordoba (with Fine Corinthian Leather as Ricardo Montlban would say).


    Not sure if I have any pics, but here is a good facsimile. Mine was dark green though and such a piece of junk by the time I got it (1986 or 1987) that it died after about 2 months.




    What was my 2nd car after that one died? I 1975 Cordoba that I bought from my uncle for $150.
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    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
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    While we're posting- my second car, which, since the Tempo was both mine and my wife's, but my wife never ever drove this one, is kind of my first car. It was a 1972 Dodge Dart. And in this picture, it's actually me and not a family member leaning on the car.

    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I wish I still had it! The infernal Prince of Darkness designed Lucas Electrical system caught fire and the car burned. I wasn't happy at all.
    My second car was a '67 B. One of the first major projects I pulled the entire wiring harness and started over from scratch.

    It took forever to find cemetery that would allow me to bury the Lucas parts in consecrated ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I wish I still had it! The infernal Prince of Darkness designed Lucas Electrical system caught fire and the car burned. I wasn't happy at all.
    There is a reason that they called Lucas the Prince of Darkness. At least you survived.
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    My first car was a 1956 VW beetle. Fun little car except in the dark - it still had the original 6v candles. It had been repowered with a 1300cc beetle motor and could cruise all day flat out in top, all 115kmh on the flat.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    1976 Chrysler Cordoba (with Fine Corinthian Leather as Ricardo Montlban would say).


    Not sure if I have any pics, but here is a good facsimile. Mine was dark green though and such a piece of junk by the time I got it (1986 or 1987) that it died after about 2 months.




    What was my 2nd car after that one died? I 1975 Cordoba that I bought from my uncle for $150.
    My *ahem* OUR older cousin used to drive me around in that same car!! But his was medium metallic blue with the tan (not cream) vinyl top. The seats were nice and cushiony, and the temp to the turn indicator was adjustable. That car was plush back in the day. I loved that thing.
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    First car, huh? That's a little tricky. Technically, my *first* car was a '77 Dodge Aspen which I had for all of one week, IIRC. My mom took it back, and gave me the '76 Ford Granada that she had bought for herself the week before.
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    Is that a 54 Chevy? My aunt won a brand new 54 Chevy back in... 1954. True story. I rode in it as a kid in the 70s.

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    My first car was a hand-me-down from my brother. The ugliest gold 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo you can imagine...either way, it was still a car!

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    1985 Buick Skylark. Surprisingly nice car, despite its bloodline. In the background of this old picture of my second car:


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    Not mine, obviously...
    Mine is/was an Ascot Blue 1971 Chevy Nova with a 250ci Inline 6 and a Powerglide trans.
    Blew the 6 banger up one winter and put a 427 in it. Blew that up at the drag strip, so I bought a 1977 Vega. lol I later put a 350 4-bolt main engine in the Nova, but sold the engine before I even fired it up. The Nova is still sitting in my Mom's garage 22 years later.

    The Vega lasted about a month. Then I bought a 1980 Honda Prelude and never owned an "American" car as my main transportation ever again.

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    My first car was a 1950 Chevrolet 2-door sedan that I bought when I was a college student, in 1960. Kinda like this...



    ...but the rear fender skirts had vanished sometime before I got the car. Mine was dirt-brown in color.

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