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Re: What was your first car

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A white, 4-door, 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air with a 235 ci 6 cylinder.  I bought it for $80 the summer before my 16th birthday.  My mother wasn't happy.  In a farm community, I'd already been driving for 7 years without a license.  Over Thanksgiving break I rebuilt the engine with a set of rings my father gave me for my birthday.  I discovered not all engines had bearing inserts and how to use shims to adjust the bearing gap.  Three speed on the column and it topped out at 91 mph.  I had to sell it 6 months later for $125 because I couldn't afford the insurance.  Just liability on a 16 year old primary driver was more for 6 months than I paid for the car.  My second car was a gold 1965 Falcon Futura hardtop with a 289 ci V8, and a 3 speed.  It's sitting in my garage right now.

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Re: What was your first car

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My first car was a 1957 Chevy of course ! Bought it used in 1967. Drove it three years. Lots of fond memories, especially in the back seat. Loved that car !

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Re: What was your first car

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First car was a 1982 Ford Fairmount. Unlike these cars today, I could work on that car myself.

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Re: What was your first car

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First vehicle was a 1965 Volkswagon van, two tone. One of the hippie generation!

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Re: What was your first car

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Re: What was your first car

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1969 Camero SS - black vinyl seats & no A/C, but the lack of A/C never bothered me, even in the sultry & humid Georgia summers!  My Dad installed a stereo system (8 track tape!) & speakers that worked without the car on or even the key in the ignation.  Sure miss him & that car.  That car was a hit at parties on the lake - just open the trunk, put in a tape & rock & roll!  Oh, those summer nights on Lake Lanier listening to Skynnard, Zepplin, Allman Bros., etc, etc...

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Re: What was your first car

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My first car was a 1963 Ford Fairlane. It had a V-8, standard shift and of course regular brakes and steering. It was sky blue and I do remember it fondly. Made it much easier to get a date, as I recall. I got it in 1968 used and other than having to start it by rolling down a hill and popping the clutch occasionally it was a good car. My cousin and my older brother always wanted to change this or that, but as a rule money kept it pretty much as it originally came.

John

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Re: What was your first car

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A 1969 Plymouth Satellite.  It was massive--and dark (army) green--and I called it "The Tank."  I was in high school, and I had a car, so, that was cool, but it wasn't sexy or cool, and unlike many people who've responded here, I do not remember it fondly and certainly don't wish I still had it!  It failed to start on a fairly regular basis, and we had no cell phones back then, so I spent a lot of time finding a pay phone to call my dad to come pick me up.  Oh, those were the days! NOT!

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Re: What was your first car

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1953.  First year of production Corvette.  Wish I still had it.  What a chic magnet!

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1964 Chevrolet Corvair Turbo Charged Spyder Convertible 4 spd Manual Transmission All White with a Red interior. This car was a real sleeper, it fooled a lot of people because it had power.