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Old 09-04-12, 08:23 PM
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Do you have a pic of your first car?

I do. 1967 Mustang fastback. 289 V-8, 3 speed stick on the floor, dual exhaust with glass packs, etc. I was 17 when I bought it, still in high school. Burned up the clutch and rear tires in less than 2 months.



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WE didnt have cameras back then
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This was my '94 grand caravan, the window got busted from a roman candle. My second car was the cavalier next to it. It didn't really have slayer spray-painted on it, this is just the only picture I have of it, lol.

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No, but I this one is very close to what mine looked like. Mine was 1976 Chevy Nova Medalist Concours. 305 V8, 2 bbl, auto, bench seat. Mine was silver and I pulled the B pillar louvers and grill and painted them black. Had Cragar S/S wheels, dual exhaust with glass packs and chrome baloney tips that exited just in front of the rear wheels. No traction bars on mine.

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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Nope. But it was a '69 AMC Rebel. Three on the tree.
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I bought the Mustang from the guy who was supervising the bike shop I was working at at the time. It was my first job, part time and I was making $2 an hour cash. He was asking $900 for the car. I begged him to let me have it for $600, which was everything I had. Eventually he gave in!

Jsharr, I always liked Nova’s, had three of them over the years. Still have this 74 model today.

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Almosttrick, nice Nova. My uncle had a 1966 Mustang fastback, it was green and it sat in his garage for years. I never understood why my cousins did not dig that car out and work on it to drive to school in the early 80s. He eventually sold it. I should have asked about getting it and fixing it up.

I still long for another Nova, or my second car, a 1980 El Camino, which I do have a picture of

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I still long for another Nova, or my second car, a 1980 El Camino, which I do have a picture of

I can see where I used to live in that pic.


My first car - 1971 Fiat 850 Spider Sport. Paid $800 for it, including a spare top & engine. 55 cubic inches of raw power. If I hit a bump going over 55mph, the bonnet would pop open, and I'd have to slow down to 50 to get it to close, then reach into the glove box to pull the latch lever to latch it down again.
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My 1987 e30 325is.

I had just taken off the roof rack and my brother helped me install a later model valence. I still have it, but its not good shape. It now looks like a Mad Max vehicle. No bumpers (front or rear), left fender bc of an accident and its been sitting for just over 1.5 years bc i didnt have the money to fix a serious oil leak and replace the timing belt annd waterpump that was about to go.

it's stored at a friend's house and i plan on bringing it back to life March 2013. a present for myself
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I do have a picture of my 64 Continental, but I've never had it digitized.
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Nice. Love those e30's. I had a buddy in college with one. He pulled off some scary maneuvers on the curvy backroads of southern IL in that thing.
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Loads of them, but I did build it myself...

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I do, but none have made it from film to digital. 1989 Civic DX hatchback in Chianti Red Metallic. Looked sort of like this:



... until I backed out of a single car garage with the doors open and tweaked the door frames.
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My looked kind of like this, but without the facial parts.
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Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
I do have a picture of my 64 Continental, but I've never had it digitized.
Same, but it was 65 Galaxie 500.
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I do, but none have made it from film to digital. 1989 Civic DX hatchback in Chianti Red Metallic. Looked sort of like this:



... until I backed out of a single car garage with the doors open and tweaked the door frames.
My second car (and the first one I bought with my own money) was an 89 CRX, and my third was a 1990 Civic DX hatchback. The CRX was more fun, but the DX was the best car I ever owned, hands down. Selling it was a stupid move on my part.
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Here's mine. 1965 Dodge Polara 4 door, 225 CID leaning tower of power. Picture would be from 1971 I think.
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My second car (and the first one I bought with my own money) was an 89 CRX, and my third was a 1990 Civic DX hatchback. The CRX was more fun, but the DX was the best car I ever owned, hands down. Selling it was a stupid move on my part.
The DX started my lifelong love of Hondas. I adopted my girlfriend's 2000 Civic sedan when we married, and when I sold my Tacoma in '07, it was our only car until it was totaled. Then came the '08 Fit, which gave way for the '09 CR-V this year.

That DX also set me on a path of small-car abuse, from carrying bikes and moving in the Civic, to shoving IKEA dressers and 8' lumber in the Fit.
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That DX also set me on a path of small-car abuse, from carrying bikes and moving in the Civic, to shoving IKEA dressers and 8' lumber in the Fit.
You can put a lot of stuff in the trunk of most small cars when the seat folds down. We used to love the looks on the face of the guys at the Christmas tree lot when we told them we were going to put the tree in the trunk of our Sundance.
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A Datsun B210, identical to the one in the picture- white "fastback". 1400cc engine, maybe 70HP. Bought it in New England in 1975, drove it to Seattle. It drew lots of stares in the Midwest, where most people had never seen a Japanese car. It met its demise only a few years later on the grille of a logging truck, I was really lucky to have survived.
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Originally Posted by chcknhawk View Post

My 1987 e30 325is.

I had just taken off the roof rack and my brother helped me install a later model valence. I still have it, but its not good shape. It now looks like a Mad Max vehicle. No bumpers (front or rear), left fender bc of an accident and its been sitting for just over 1.5 years bc i didnt have the money to fix a serious oil leak and replace the timing belt annd waterpump that was about to go.

it's stored at a friend's house and i plan on bringing it back to life March 2013. a present for myself
I had the 1988 version for a year. Loved the car, but spent way too much on repairs in that year (fuel pump, ignition relay, transmission, two headlight assemblies). Got rid of it when it needed $10k + to get it running, it needed a new engine (timing belt broke while doing 70mph on the freeway), and work on the fuel line, suspension, electrical system, & brakes.
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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
Nice. Love those e30's. I had a buddy in college with one. He pulled off some scary maneuvers on the curvy backroads of southern IL in that thing.
Thanks. We built it for local autocrossing. It has a RAM air intake (consisting of a dryer vent and zip ties) and a 3.73 LSD. It gets up and goes from 0-60 and usually sticks but if it lets loose, i may have had to throw out a pair of pants. lol

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I had the 1988 version for a year. Loved the car, but spent way too much on repairs in that year (fuel pump, ignition relay, transmission, two headlight assemblies). Got rid of it when it needed $10k + to get it running, it needed a new engine (timing belt broke while doing 70mph on the freeway), and work on the fuel line, suspension, electrical system, & brakes.
This is exactly what I am avoiding. Bc the m20 engine is an interference engine, if you snap the timing belt; game over. IMHO, '88 was the best year out of all the e30's. It's too bad you dont have it anymore.
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Lamplight, I want, Want WANT that Elkie!!!!! Gorgeous. I used lust after the 80's Choo Choo Customs SS El Caminos as well. My Royal Knight had a few SS touches, like the front air dam, etc.
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