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Old 04-03-2020, 09:19 AM
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Had 2 friends who had matching 69 GTX's. There were not many cars that could beat them 0-60, and we did a lot of street racing. Both were 440's, 375HP. And talk about burning rubber; 400 feet double stripes! I measured with a tape measure. And the sound from those engines still rings in my ears 50 years later.


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56 Chevy HT, 327 4 speed, Rocket spoke mags, diamond tuck interior. Got it from guy got drafted. 16 and half in high school. I worked and paid for it myself, like everything I got. My first new car was 1969 GTX.
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1963 VW bug
Next 69 C 10 stepside shortbed
Next 68 GTO 400 cu
Then 94 mustang Cobra ( HAD 20 years 12000 miles)

Now 2016 wrangler jk unlimited
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Old 04-03-2020, 09:23 AM
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First car was a 1968 Jeepster Commando, convertible, with a Buick V-6 motor; second, and favorite all time, was a 1969 Camero SS, 350 V-8, 4-speed; current is a 2016 Ford F-150, full circle back to a small V-6 .....
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1949 Ford Club Coup, Matallic Blue.
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VW Bug, paid $100 for it. Favorite ride now is a Yamaha EFI golf cart.
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To help get our mind (and eyes/fingers) off Covid...

What was YOUR very FIRST car?

And your CURRENT vehicle (if more than one, your favorite)

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A 1959 Volvo which worked pretty well until I was dumb enough to drive it through the surf at Galveston. Rusted out about a year after that, but it came to an end when my younger brother rolled it into a ditch after one too many beers.

Teenagers typically don't show great judgement, but it improves slowly over time for those who survive it.
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64 Chevy Impala 2 door hardtop burgunday - 283
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1964 Ford Galaxie 500, 390 hp, 4 on floor, blue convertible.

Followed by a 1971 Pinto, red.
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1964 Ford Galaxie 500, 390 hp, 4 on floor, blue convertible.

Followed by a 1971 Pinto, red.
I loved that era Galaxie... fond memories.
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1950 Ford 2 dr sedan with the flat head V8. Rode it hard and it finally died a couple years later.
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As an example of why a non-mechanical senior citizen and his 16-year old granddaughter should not go car shopping together, I present the Sunbeam Imp (known as the Hillman in the UK).

It was several years old when we bought it in 1968 and it turned out that only three cylinders were working. Could not make it up a hill and spent a lot of the time I owned it in a specialty repair shop for foreign cars.

Fortunately I jazzed it up by adding a peel and stick red racing stripe over the top along with groovy flowered shelf liner on the inside metal door panels!

My current car is a 2011 Toyota RAV4 with about 2K miles and a Star Wars decal. Still sticking things on my car.
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VW Bug... like most of my friends who didn’t have much money 💰
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A 1961 Nash Metropolitan. It sold new for $1600 and my dad bought it when it was a year old for $800. Had a 3 speed on the column, was green/white just like this except mine had a black convertiable top. They quit making the Metropolitan in '62, I had to wait until '65 when I got my learner's permit to drive it, but my dad was thinking ahead.

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Old 04-03-2020, 11:29 AM
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1963 Chevrolet Corvair Hardtop in White for One Dollar from my Uncle Leo who used it as a Taxi.

About 40 Cars in the Middle.

Best one I ever owned is Our Golf Cart.
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