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1966 Volkswagen 1300 with sun-room. Fun to drive.

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1957 Ford Country Squire. Got from my mother.  4 door, two tone paint.  I added a 4 speed floor shifter 312 y block thunderbird engine and a dual pumper Holley carb. and a 350 ratio rear end.

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A 1980 orange Datsun 210.

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1937 Chevy coup!

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I learned to drive it in Alaska living on a homestead. I even got to drive it to Valdez when my Mom was in the hosptial. I took my brother with me and we had to drive over the goat trail because the canyon road was closed due to a land slide. It was pretty scarry having to drive through a creek too and only room for one car at a time going up the hill. But we made it. My Dad was waiting for us and couldn't believe I had done that!!!!

 

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My first car was a 1961 Rambler American flat head 6 cylinder 2 door with a 3 speed manual transmission with the shifter on the column. 1st to second was about 2 feet up! Felt like I was in a Mickey Mouse cartoon whenever I drove it. I inherited it from my mom. Had a lot of good times in that car and it is one of my favorite memories.

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A 1960 Mercury Comet.  It was black with red leather interior.  It was a staight 6 and the interior had all the bells and whistles. I drove it till it was well over 200,000 miles and if the passenger tried to push hard on the floor, their foot would be on the pavement. Salt damage was bad in Chicago.  It was a good car for the cost.

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I had a 64 Chevy Impala Super Sport with a 32 7, 350 engine. FAST! Loved that car!
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My second car was a 64 Impala Super Sport convertible with a 327 V8. Loved that car!

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1973 Ford Maverick Grabber. I loved that car and wish I still owned it! It was a pretty brown with a tan interior. It drove great and was reliable. I only traded it when my husband and I started our family and needed something easier to get our son in and out of.

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My first car was a 1959 Prefect, a British Ford, a gift from my Dad in 1965.  It was a four-door, 4 cylndar engine.  (If it had been a two-door, it would have been an Anglia).  My family wasn't wealthy, but my Dad was a tinkerer, who loved projects and wanted me to have a car.  He located two Prefects in junk yards, one damaged in the front and one damaged in the rear.  He hired a body shop to cut the two cars in half and weld together the good front end of one and the good rear end of the other.  No kidding!  I had my choice of the red interior from the white wreck or the blue interior from the blue wreck.  I chose the blue.  When the car was finished, it went back to the body shop to be painted, and I got to choose the color.  I chose a Cadillac color from their 1965 brochure, dark blue, almost black.  Dad even set the odomater back to zero for me, so it was just like a new car.  What a wonderful gift from my loving father.  (Rest in Peace, Dad.)

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