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Old 04-10-2007, 07:25 PM
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My first car was a used 1957 Plymouth Belvedere. It was so rusty and loud that you had to shout in order to be heard. It ran fine. In fact when it was junked, the engine was used in a stock car. Man was my dad ****ed at me when I brought it home. He said, "take it back". I managed to convince him that I needed it and he finally, and reluctantly, let me keep it.

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Old 04-12-2007, 12:15 PM
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I suppose my age shows, but my first car was a heavily-used '37 Pontiac Business Coupe. A real piece of junk (I paid $75 for it in '54 or '55) which drank oil like some folks drink beer! After a couple/three weeks, the dealer took it back (he and my Dad were long-time friends), and I took over my mother's '40 Plymouth Business Coupe. I loved that car and kept it four/five years!
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My parents had an old 1949 Blue 4-door Nash Rambler, the one that looked like an upside-down bathtub. The back doors opened from the front.
Later they replaced it with a green & white car with fins and pushbutton gears. I think it was a Plymouth but am not sure.
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The first one I had available for use was a 1941 Ford, which I unfortunately had an accident with. The first I owned was after I was in the Navy for a few years and was on shore duty in WDC, it was a 1950 Plymouth, which was a wonderful auto. Thanks for the memories
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1969 Nova 307 3 on the tree. use more oil than gas. Paid $100

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Mine was a 1959 Plymouth Fury with "push-button drive " and a 318 engine .
It was black and white . It had huge fins .
The seats were also huge " bench style ". As I recall it could easily fit 4 across the front and back seats . I recall one time when I jammed in a total of 12 .
I paid $200 for it in the summer of 1968 . It was constantly in need of new parts . I drove it for 2 years and traded it toward a 1965 Mustang for which I paid a total of $600 with the trade.
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1969 Nova 307 3 on the tree. use more oil than gas. Paid $100

How can this thread be show short ?
The last post before your's was what? over SIX years ago?
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The last post before your's was what? over SIX years ago?
I know, that is so sad. This thread should be a mandatory post when you signup.
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Or maybe start a new thread?
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Or maybe start a new thread?
I am afraid of new stuff.
It is likely that I will not able to turn it on, or operate it right.
or it will be made in China
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Finely thread I can take interest in and yes it should be brought back from the dead for us car guys which don't look like too many at the villages?

I turned 16 in the mid 60's, When muscle cars was the rage. My first car was 56 Chevy hard top. Guy I brought it from was going to VN. Gave 500.00 for it money that I had saved for 4 years working in grocery store and on farm. This car was already set up as hot rod. trans planted bored 283, 4 speed, pleated interior, cragars, cheater slicks, bumper and splash pan removed jacked in the front (before the jacked in the back came popular, I don't know why I thought it looked stupid raised high in the back?).

I was in hot rod heaven with that car. My first drag race was against another 56 chevy. was waxin his #22 till I hit third gear and the clutch blew. Had to walk for three weeks was my last race for awhile cause I couldn't afford to fix it or did I want to walk any more cause I threw my bike in trash. Yes the guy made it back from VN.

I sold the car after Graduation and brought me brand new left over 69 GTX now that I was out of school and working at Rock Quarry making big bucks $2.95 hour in summer 70. How many of us wish we would of kept our first car?
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Mine was a 1959 Plymouth Fury with "push-button drive " and a 318 engine .
It was black and white . It had huge fins .
The seats were also huge " bench style ". As I recall it could easily fit 4 across the front and back seats . I recall one time when I jammed in a total of 12 .
I paid $200 for it in the summer of 1968 . It was constantly in need of new parts . I drove it for 2 years and traded it toward a 1965 Mustang for which I paid a total of $600 with the trade.
My sweetie and his twin shared a '57 Plymouth Fury. It was a wowser car.



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Mine was a '67 Beetle. I was working as a mess cook at a military base in Yorktown. It was the only place I could work at age 14. When I was 16 a 'lifer' was transferring and he liked my work ethic. Asked how much I saved and I told him $300. He sold it to me in 1970 for $300. w/27,000 miles. What a deal! Drove it until it had 100,000 miles and sold it for $600. I always wanted the hot, fast cars, but money controlled my ride back then and the cost of insurance.

Now I have the hot golf cart!
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'55 VW Bug. small port rear window, red vinyl interior. Paid $100. No gas gauge. When it sputtered and ready to stall from lack of gas, you had to turn a lever on the floor to go to reserve tank. The gas pedal had a little wheel on it.
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Mine was a 1961 Nash Metropolitan. The Metro was sold from 1953 until 1962 and they retailed new for about $1600, I believe they were made in England.

When I was 13 in 1963 my dad was looking in the newspaper and saw a 1961 Metro for sale for $800 from a private party. We drove over to the home, which was in an expensive area of St. Petersburg and met the owner. The woman said her husband had kept it in the garage and he had passed away. It was like showroom new, so my dad bought the car immediately.

He drove the car to work for a couple of years and then two years later when I was 15 and got my learner's permit he taught me how to drive and gave it to me. It was a little tricky because I also had to learn to shift gears, it had a 3 speed shift on the column. Not the easiest form of shifting. I loved the car and drove it until 1969 when I bought a new Datsun for $1900.

Mine was green and white with a black softtop, here's a photo of a 1961 in the exact same colors and year that recently sold on Mecum Auto Auction for $37,000. This might even be the car since it matches everything. I sure wish I still owed it.

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