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First and Favorite Cars

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  1. Biak

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    I'm sure we have a thread on here somewhere about "Cars" but I couldn't find one. (please merge if found) With the interest in our favorite music, books, beer,food, etc: I thought I'd start one here with my first jalopy.
    A 1963 Studebaker Lark. It wasn't as clean as this one, rusting out over the headlights and had issues with the carburetor. I sold my mini-bike for $45.00 and used the money to buy my first car and had some left over to fill the tank! Bought a 62' Ford Galaxie when this one died then a 69' Camaro ! Sigh, fun times in THAT one.
    PS: this one is going for $7,200.00 ![​IMG]
     
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    1978 Ford Fairmont! I got it in 1994....it had less than 30,000 miles on it...was my grandmothers car.
     
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  3. Biak

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    Since I kinda started a digression in the 'what ya listening to thread' decided to resurrect this one and see what happens.
    Full disclosure; wooleys post brought the memories rushing back. That and CAC's video and the resulting glass of Scotch.
    During my high school days I had in order:
    1963 Studebaker - it passed shortly after purchase. Cost $50.00
    1962 Ford Galaxy 500. 390 police interceptor, 3 on the tree. $150.00
    1968 Suzuki 80 CC. General runaround mischief maker. Not too mischievous, top speed about 52 mph downhill. Best friend had a Honda 100. A tad faster at 57 mph.

    THE 69' Camaro.
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    Then I got married. 1975 Nova.
     
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  4. CAC

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    I don't drive...never even had a license...but my brothers first car was an LH Torana, made by Holden, Australia's version of GMC. Just a coincidence my initials are LH...He wanted to re-paint it...put the primer gray on and....left it, it never got painted.

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    What it should have looked like...

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    In 1962 I acquired a 1959 MG. It was my first car. It was white with a black soft top, red leather interior. It had the plastic side curtains that were held on with wing nuts. No door handles, of course, but a cord on the inside that you pulled to open the doors. No way to lock it. Knock off hubs with wire wheels and a great sounding free flow muffler. It cornered like a dream on the back roads. I had it for two years and then a 1960 blue Chevy Impala convertible.
     
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    1980 Mustang, bronze colored.
     
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    Roll down windows were great. Especially when you left the keys in the locked car. Which I did a few times. Cop stopped one time when I was rolling down the back window with a coat hanger and once I told him what I was doing said ,Good Luck and drove off. For you youngsters, coat hangers were made of wire back in the olden days and you could bend them to open doors too since the door locks were little handle like things that protruded up from the window sill.
     
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    First car: 1955 Chevy, followed by 57 Chevy, 59 Chevy. Then a 1967 Mustang, my favorite. Since then too many cars to list. :D
     
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    Hey Lou, guy just up the road from us has a 57 Chevy. All original and looks nearly new, original Robins egg blue and white. I'll get a picture when we thaw out. June most likely.
     
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    I wonder how much that classic would be worth today?
     
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    My first car was an exotic Ferdinand Porsche design - a 1966 VW Beetle. 50 hp from the factory but had an aftermarket performance cam and headers so it made maybe 55 hp. It got slammed in the rear while I was stopped waiting to make a left turn. Replaced it with a '61 Beetle with a 40 hp engine. 0-60 times measured with a calendar. Both cars were 6 volt electrical systems. If the temperature went into the low 20's overnight the starter wouldn't turn over fast enough to start the engine. Used to park on a hill so I could roll it off and make it to class.
     
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    Hard for me to say but back in those days I would see more European sports cars on the road, Jags, Triumph and Austin Healey. I really had a “ball” with mine and the summers were the best time with the top down. There may still be some around at classic car shows but today about the only foreign sports car I see on the road is a Porsche.
     
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    https://www.hemmings.com/cars-for-sale/mg/a/1959
     
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    First car, Rambler station wagon. Not my choice. Favorite car, 1970 Boss 429 Mustang. (The y-donor sold it while I was overseas.)

    2nd fav was a 1967 SS 396 Chevelle, Tonwanda Racing Team engine.
     
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    Nice. I've seen a few around here. The Robin's egg color is popular, but there's a sharp red one that I have seen.
     
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    Two cousin's lived next door, one had either 66' or 67' Chevelle, deep blue if I remember correctly. The other had a 69 fastback Mustang. Don't recall the engine but helped him wash it uptown and we dried it by taking it out. Didn't need seatbelts because the acceleration put you in the back seat.
     
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    When I pulled over and put on my seatbelts everybody else dove for theirs. Then the praying started.
     
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    Fiat X-1/9.
     
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