Your first car.......

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  1. basicstrategy777, Oct 16, 2016

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    This 1960 Corvette is the first car I bought with my own money.

    I made a killing on it when I got orders for overseas...sold it for 1500 bucks. I was a butter bar stationed in Illinois, making 222 a month. Life was good. I learned the meaning of the expression 'never play another mans game' . The bars had snooker tables...old farmers in bib overalls against me, a city boy pool player....got my ass whipped.

    So....what was your first car ?




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  2. Liman

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    1964 Bonneville, with really shitty bodywork, but I got it for 290 bucks, and it ran.
    Id have to find pictures of it looking thru old snapshots, not something I feel like doing right now, so I cant offer much proof, but its nothing to brag about.

    my favorite car for a while, even though I had my own, was using my fathers 65 bel aire station wagon with commercial license plates. We go into manhattan on weekends and park anywhere, it was a pleasure, ofcourse, we had to cover the seats with blankets so we didn't get filthy.
     
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    A Black 1959 Cadillac Fleetwood fully loaded, which I got for a very good price in '68 from an E-6 / E-7 who was either rotating from Hawaii or retiring and did not want to ship the car back to the mainland.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=1959 cadillac fleetwood&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

    It looked like the " Bat Mobile " with the rear fins and bullet shaped tail lights -

    Only problem was the gas gauge was a " little bit " off -

    When empty it still registered 1/16 of a tank !

    You would not believe how many times we had to push that car to the side of the road then walk to a gas station !

    Fortunately, I usually had 3 or 4 other GI's in the car with me, which helped with the gas money and pushing the car .

    At $1 a gallon back in '68 / ' 69 in Hawaii and living on an E-4's meager monthly salary - gasoline was definitely NOT a major priority !

    I tried to upload stock pix from the internet - but was not successful - Where is " Barney " when you need him ? :eek:

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    '76 Honda Accord hatchback - got it at 2 yrs old cheap from an uncle. 5 or 6 speed? This car could reach 80 mph when going downhill! Had the thing at school 7 of the 8 years, so used it a lot.
     
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    '34 Chevy, traded a load of gravel for it. :)
     
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  6. Liman

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    my first car was boring, but it was transportation to and from work and school.
    my second car, a 65 mustang.
    my wifes cousin owned a transmission place, and some kid drag raced his mustang off into a ravine and the car got flooded with water.
    after rebuilding/repairing the transmission, the kid couldn't pay for it, so my wifes cousin had the marshalls take title of the car and he owned it.
    my Pontiac was shot, we called him to see if he knew of any cheap cars, so I got the mustang for the 352 dollars he wanted for the transmission job.
    that's my wife, before she was my wife, Id guess around 1974 ish? don't remember when this picture was shot.
     

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  7. $nakeEye$, Oct 16, 2016

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    Liman -

    Good looking ride ! :)

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    73 Pinto wagon. What a chick magnet that was - NOT!
     
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  9. Settingcanthurt, Oct 16, 2016

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    First Car bought for $200.00 Had 90000miles on her and needed a muffler.

    Raced this beast all over town. Bagged a little hippie girl after picking her up waiting tables one sunday. Took her to go see Woodstock at the theatre and from there hit the park. She was a bit more mature/experienced then I. It was a good time.
    Big 390 4brll and dual exaust I ripped the tires apart. Sold it for a Hot Rod Falcon.
     
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    not a bad looking car either!

    tom p
     
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    Check the meta data! SR's friend Barney can do it for you!
     
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    Ford Fairlane 500. I'm guessing early 1960s.
     
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    A spanking new 1966 Pontiac Lemans. Burgundy with black interior, no air condition so in the Phily summers you could peel your shirt of the back of the seat. The Lemans had this slight problem which occurred every now and then, the automatic choke would close and stall out the engine. It would happen hauling down the AC Expressway, or it would happen driving slowly through residential areas.
     
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  14. The Midnight Skulker, Oct 18, 2016

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    Mine was a '58, same color as above. Convertable hardtop.
     
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  15. Settingcanthurt, Oct 18, 2016

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    Neighbor down the street has a california car 1959 Retractable sitting in the shop in partial restored condition. Very solid car. Needs a buyer.
     
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  16. The Midnight Skulker, Oct 18, 2016

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    And I thought Ford made the retractable models for only two years: '57 and '58. Obviously not the case!

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    Now. What year did the Thunderbird get double tail lights??
     
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    As your pictures show. '57 did also, but they were smaller.
    Have to admit I cheated and Googled it. Best I can determine, 1958, same year as my Fairlane. The back-up lights were in the regular lights on the 'Bird but between the regular lights on the 500.
     
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  20. TheOtherBigRed, Oct 18, 2016

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    Mine was a 1968 Dodge Polara . Dad let me have it after my Grandfather passed and mom took over his ride. Big 4 door with only one of the power windows in working order, the other 3 held in place by half a clothes pin wedged between the window and the seal. 318c.i. engine that never missed a beat. And to this day, the funnest ride I've ever had. Sixteen years old and packed to the rafters with friends.
     
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