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Old 11-16-2013, 10:05 AM
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1951 Chevy Coupe. I literally drove it till the wheels fell off.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:33 PM
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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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My Mother had one of these in a hardtop. Same color. I'm thinking about finding one again to take to car shows, but not for $37K.
On hers, every so often the gearshift would lock up while stopped at a traffic light and i would have to get out, open the hood and shake the linkage to get going again. Good memories.

Actually my first car was a 63 and a half Ford Fairlane with a 289 Hi Performance V8 with solid lifters. Same engine used in Cobras, Mustangs and Avanti. Had fun street dragging with that one until i got a silver '66 Corvette Stingray 427/390.

PS. There is another thread like this that was earlier this year if anyone's looking for more reading of this type. Don't remember the title but a vintage car search should turn it up.
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My sweetie and his twin shared a '57 Plymouth Fury. It was a wowser car.



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Ok graciegirl I'll Bit? what is a wowser car?
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1964 Rambler American. I used to park a block away from school so no one would see me driving it. But then I got a 1965 Mustang and parked right in front.
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1960 Triumph Herald convertible, red like the picture. My brother and I shared it until he refused to help me pay to fix the window in the back of the convertible top. Stubborn! Then it became mine. Drove it till 1969. It made it to University of Georgia from Pittsburgh, although it did need a new clutch 'long about mid Virginia...
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Ok graciegirl I'll Bit? what is a wowser car?

It was new and it was beige and gold and it had fins and it had a big motor with some impressive speeds on the dash dial. It was sporty and beautiful to me.

No one in my family had a new car. Sweetie didn't drive it fast when I was in it but I think they both (his twin and him) did a bit of drag racing.

His twin put something noisy on the muffler and was always borrowing money from me to pay the fine for it.
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Mine was a 1958 Chevy Impala SS - my parents paid $200 for it as my graduation present from high school. It was bright yellow with a kelly green interior.. My Dad said he bought it so people could see me coming down the street. It had great brakes and new tires... Loved that car! Someone t-boned me running a stop sign about 2 years later. I called my Dad from the hospital crying about the car ... Next car was the insurance replacement 1967 Plymouth with push button start - baby blue... $1000. Great memories.
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"Chevy Impala SS" 58 was the first year for the impala. 61 was the first year for the impala SS. Probably the rarest impala SS was 61 "409" . most 61 SS had 348's or 283's. I think the 327 didn't come till 62 ?if my memory is correct?

Sweet fury Graciegirl, should I say "Cristine"! Did it have 392 hemi with dual quads!!!!

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It was new and it was beige and gold and it had fins and it had a big motor with some impressive speeds on the dash dial. It was sporty and beautiful to me.

No one in my family had a new car. Sweetie didn't drive it fast when I was in it but I think they both (his twin and him) did a bit of drag racing.

His twin put something noisy on the muffler and was always borrowing money from me to pay the fine for it.
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OK it was really a 1963 Corvair for $100.00.
It was in 1972 and had 30,000 actual miles.
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OK it was really a 1963 Corvair for $100.00.
It was in 1972 and had 30,000 actual miles.
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My first car was a '53 Dodge Coronet with Fluid Drive - somewhat a semi-automatic transmission with a clutch. Great car for learning how to drive a stick - couldn't stall it! Referred to by my friends as "The Upside-Down Bathtub". Bought it for $50 bucks from a neighbor.......and then proceeded to get plowed into the first time I took it out for a drive. Bummer. Still had my temps/learners permit! A lot of hammer-and-dolly work by my dad and me, some (read: 'a whole bunch of') bondo, and an all-over paint job "ala brush" compliments of my dad as well and I was back in business again! The 'quality' of the bodywork made the side of the car look like a waffle - it certainly wasn't the best job in the world! But my dad and I enjoyed working on it together - it was a learning experience for me.

Kept the Dodge for a few years, got another car or two in the meantime, then sold it to a high school buddy as I got busy with the other cars. My dad's interest in cars and working on them got into my blood big-time......and still hasn't left these many years later!

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My first car was a '53 Dodge Coronet with Fluid Drive - somewhat a semi-automatic transmission with a clutch. Great car for learning how to drive a stick - couldn't stall it! Referred to by my friends as "The Upside-Down Bathtub". Bought it for $50 bucks from a neighbor.......and then proceeded to get plowed into the first time I took it out for a drive. Bummer. Still had my temps/learners permit! A lot of hammer-and-dolly work by my dad and me, some (read: 'a whole bunch of') bondo, and an all-over paint job "ala brush" compliments of my dad as well and I was back in business again! The 'quality' of the bodywork made the side of the car look like a waffle - it certainly wasn't the best job in the world! But my dad and I enjoyed working on it together - it was a learning experience for me.

Kept the Dodge for a few years, got another car or two in the meantime, then sold it to a high school buddy as I got busy with the other cars. My dad's interest in cars and working on them got into my blood big-time......and still hasn't left these many years later!

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My dad too! He taught me how to help him bleed brakes because my brother wasn't interested. We had the weirdest "second" cars when I was in high school, because he loved to pick up second-hand oddballs. Besides the Triumph Herald, we had a Morris Minor and some German coupe which all I can remember of was that it said "Fahrt" on the dashboard shift indicator. Which, of course, at age 16 I and my friends thought was hilarious.
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1952 Ford, 3 speed with overdrive, flat head V8, fender skirts. $300
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