What was your 1st car ?

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  1. Denny

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    1970 Mercury Montego MX with hidden headlights. It could have been an awesome car car except for having a 302 engine and being a northern rust-bucket.
     
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    66 mustang "Sprint" edition...lovingly referred to as "The Bondo Bucket" lasted all the way through high school. 200ci C4 and nothing else. $100 flintstone floors and shag carpet...
     
  3. sgtfixit

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    74 Gran Torino 4dr

    Really enjoyed readuing these "memories", and not sure why.

    In 1989, mine was a 74 Gran Torino 4 door w/ a 400 and a broken water pump. Pea green ext. poop brown interior. I paid $25 for it to a guy who had shgort notice orders to greenland. Had to change the pump in the barracks parking lot in below zero temps to get it running. mind you, I did not know anything about cars at the time. An aircraft mechanic friend sat in his running car with the window cracked open, guided me through the procedure.

    Great car...lotta fun. Back then, not many troops had cars, and since I was not yet old enuff to drink...I played designated driver. Stopped at every gas station on the way home and collected "gas money" from the drunks. I made an average of $75 a weekend! (and never paid for gas)
     
  4. Tim70ranchero

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    I had one of the uglist out there.... a 65 valiant. yeah..4 door too. It was a blast though, amazing what you can do to a old car.

    [​IMG]

    not mine, but same color.... mine was beat a lil more though.
     
  5. 66 Mopar

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    If I remember right. My first car was a 61 T-Bird. I got it 3 months before I got my license. Pulled the 390 out and replaced it with a DQ 428 I got from a friend. My favorite was this 66 barracuda I got shortly after. It was the first engine I ever built.
     

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    1975 Chevy Impala 4 door pickle green.
     
  7. TestDummy

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    That car is in the Lowe's parking lot here in town. I see it all the time. I'll get a pic for you (of the car......freak!!)

    Those Dairy Queen motors were bad ass...:p I was 15 minutes away from getting a white 'Cuda like that, when the Chevelle I was selling for the money was hit broadside by a motorcycle. I was 'this close' to becoming a Mopar fanatic. Whew, that was close!!!!
     
  8. ForistellFord

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    We had a pickle green 73 Imp growing up. It was pretty wretched but it ran, so we were cool with it.
     
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    We had a 4-door, 1968 Delta 88, with a 455, from 1968-1978, when it fell apart. Dad then got Mom a new 'leftover', bare-bones, 1977 Pontiac Ventura, 2-door, V6, 3 on the tree, AM Radio. I remember her being none-too-pleased, being handed the keys to that turquoise POS. I learned to drive a manual transmission on that pile, when I was 14, when me and my friends would sneak it out for trips around the hood. Mom had that thing until it rusted away. She then got an equally horrible POS; a 1984 Poo Brown Ford Tempo. Man they started making crappy cars a long time ago.
     
  10. ForistellFord

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    Ugh, Tempos. I'm sure Ford pretty much denies ever making those things. I wonder if there are any Tempo forums.
     
  11. 66 Mopar

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    Those Dairy Queen motors were bad ass...:p I was 15 minutes away from getting a white 'Cuda like that, when the Chevelle I was selling for the money was hit broadside by a motorcycle. I was 'this close' to becoming a Mopar fanatic. Whew, that was close!!!![/QUOTE]

    That was my first and last big block for a long time. I loved the power but couldn't afford the gas, even thought it was only around .50 a gallon.
    I fell into mopars mainly because some of my friends had them and guided me towards the light. :D It seemed every one and the brother owned a ford or chevy. I never figured out if I should be happy or upset for that. :confused: LOL Mopars definitely cost more to own. I have more in the fury motor than I do all together in the Ranchero.
     
  12. TestDummy

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    If there is, do you think they have the same cast of characters?
     
  13. ForistellFord

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    Well, I don't know... There's Tempo and Topaz both, and that's a lot of pressure.
     
  14. azcolin

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    l drove a tempo as a company car when l lived in Orlando.... great car.... saved putting a zillion miles on my own car.... before that l drove a chevy citation.... company car...
     
  15. ribald1

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    If you mean 'Is FF a member?' the answer is undoubtedly yes.

    My first car was a 2 door 63 buick special. As I was 15 at the time my Mom made me buy it from a lot for $275.00. I got ripped off.
    When I was 16 I bought a 58 TR3 for $50, sold the buick for $30 to a sucker.
    Used cars were worth a lot more back in 70, 71, than they are today.
     
  16. Denny

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    You could do a search, or just ask one of the members on the Chevette forum. If there is one, I'll bet they'll know.
     
  17. davis

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    my first car.
    grandma's 67 mustang.
    still a daily driver.

    second owner, family owned.

    my only regret is that she didnt purchase the 289....
     
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    heres pic.
     

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  19. Denny

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    A really good Grandma would have bought a fastback......with a 390 and 4 speed........or a Shelby.:D
     
  20. 66 Mopar

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    I had forgot about the 68 390 cars. Here you couldn't give them away in the 70s. No one wanted them. I have a friend that got one as his first car and still has it. I guess he was a little smarter than most. Every one wanted the 289 back then. My mom had bought a new 86 tempo. I have to say. That was a great car. 40 mpg and you couldn't keep it under 80 on the freeway. You could do 55 and look down and find you were at 80 again. If I could find one like her old one. I would buy it. :D
     

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