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Old 07-18-13, 07:18 AM
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Those are a highly sought after part for my car, an old Benz S-class... They're pretty exclusive to only the best luxury cars; Old caddy's, Jaguar, Benz, Rolls.... Can't help but think "Do you have any Grey Poupon," every time I see them.
LOL - in 1973 we weren't using those desks to make sandwiches!!
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Old 07-18-13, 09:16 AM
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I used my brothers 03 Corolla but since have never gotten a car....
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Old 07-18-13, 11:28 AM
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1977 Sedan De Ville
"Dusty Rose" color - very pink - very pimp
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Old 07-18-13, 02:22 PM
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It was just like Jim Kelly car.
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Old 07-18-13, 03:28 PM
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Learned on, and took driver's test on, 1971 Mercedes-Benz 200 Diesel. Didn't take the test until I was 18 - it had been 2 years since driver's ed, and I forgot how to properly negotiate an "uncontrolled" intersection - so failed the first time. Passed the second. Still didn't really drive on even a semi-regular basis until just shy of 21, but when I did, I preferred our 1963 GMC 1 ton pickup.
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Old 07-21-13, 05:47 AM
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A 1987 honda accord. My first and only car I ever owned. Now my main ride is a Honda Rebel. Cant argue with 65-70mpg
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Old 07-22-13, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TampaRaleigh View Post
It wasn't an easy test... took me 3 tries in this beast.
Don't remember what I drove for the test. Took me 3 tries and on the 3rd got a 96. If you were a young male I think a lot was luck. Some of the jerks at the local DMV failed every young male.

The first failure involved doing what I was taught in Drivers training. Look with your eyes. Second time I learned ion that. Turned my head for every look, made sure the tester saw I was looking.
My first car was a 57 Chevy. My second was a Mercury Marauder x-100. True Muscle care. 10 0r 11 to 1 compression ratio. 4 barrel carb and 429 displacement. Don't think it could run on what is available today.
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Old 07-22-13, 05:42 PM
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1963 Rambler Classic Wagon. 195.6 CID 6 cyl engine.



That's me about 1972.
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Old 07-27-13, 11:55 AM
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The car I learned to drive on was a 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme sedan that had been passed around through the various branches of my family tree since its original owner, my great-great aunt, passed away around 1980. It was actually a pretty nice car, but by the time we got it, it was showing its age a bit.

Not sure if that one was the one I used for the driver test, though. I just remember that whichever car it was, on the day it came time to take the test, the rearview mirror was barely hanging on by its gooey adhesive and Daddy was afraid the tester would fail or cancel the test just because of that. The tester, a uniformed officer of the Tennessee Department of Safety, barely glanced at it and I passed the written and driving portions of the test that day.
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Old 07-27-13, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
i tolerated exactly two driving lessons with my dad before i parked the car and walked home
Funny... My mother was the screamer when it came to driving lessons. It got to where I pretty well refused to drive whenever she was going to be in the car. To this day, many years later, I still am less than fond of driving when she is a passenger. My father was and still is one of the more easy-going people that I know, and his driving lessons seemed much more rational. He was with me when I took the test, though I cannot remember if he rode along for it.

My grandaddy also taught me a few driving lessons before I was really supposed to be learning how to drive. Much later, after his passing, I learned that he was more or less legally blind at that point, which went a long way to explaining why he always asked me what color the traffic lights were when we would get to an intersection and he was behind the wheel. Two of his brothers were always pretty open-minded about underage driving, as I remember being allowed to drive the nearly new Caddy that belonged to one of them when I was about 14, and my youngest brother at age eight getting behind the wheel of the little red Buick that the other one drove.
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Old 07-27-13, 01:40 PM
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I started driving pretty regularly when I was 13 -14 as I worked on the farm and with my uncle... drove the old Chevy half ton with the three on the tree to re-fuel tractors on various worksites and run the crews here and there which meant I often was driving alone but never had a problem. Also drove the 5 ton grain truck and ran tractors and other equipment.

Before I went for my driving test I drove the family car with my dad... his Chrysler Newport with the 400cid V8 (which had been expertly massaged) and took my driver's test in my sister's '80 Dodge Aspen which I later bought from her. I ran that car well past 500,000 km and it never caused me any grief (225cid slant six) and it was still purring when I sold it.

First car was a '71 Super Beetle that had a rebuilt engine... the car was a total chick magnet and save for being too cold to drive in the winter was also about as trouble free as they come.

I was never allowed to drive the Newport after I got my own car... my dad was a master mechanic and a big guy who liked his couch on wheels but he liked his couch to be able to do 140 mph which he figured was too much for me.

I wanted to buy a completely mint '67 Chrysler 300 coupe from my girlfriend's dad... it had been his father's car and he said I could not afford the gas and that the car was way too powerful as it had the 375 hp 440 big block under the hood.

I could not see the problem and think he really worried that the back seat was too spacious.
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Old 07-27-13, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
I could not see the problem and think he really worried that the back seat was too spacious.
I have you beat there. My Dad's car was a VW Van with a camper modification. Its back seat actually did fold out into a bed.
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Old 08-13-13, 07:48 PM
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Old 08-13-13, 07:58 PM
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1979 Honda Civic. That was in 1998, so it was an old car at the time. Also, the 1979 Honda Civic had the "Hondamatic" transmission that at a glance looked like an auto, but you actually had to shift from 1 to 2, with no clutch, and there was no drive gear. Weird car.
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Old 08-20-13, 07:15 AM
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A 1985 Volvo 240 DL in light blue with a backseat that poked you in the arse...which I found out about while getting close with a girlfriend.

I do not miss that car (or that girlfriend).
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Old 08-20-13, 07:56 AM
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Old 08-20-13, 10:29 AM
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1969 Buick Skylark, in 1986...we paid $300 for her and I learned how to drive a rwd 350 in the rain on bias ply tires and drum brakes to boot.
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Old 08-20-13, 11:54 AM
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Old 08-20-13, 12:28 PM
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VW GTI It was a blast to drive and had 4 of them. Now I drive a Mustang GT that's fun too.
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And I loved her.
I need that! That might make traffic move around here....and if they don't move, I will move them.
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My sister just reminded me that I failed on my first try. I was driving my mother's 1966 Lincoln Continental.

And I could not parallel park that barge.
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