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first manual car you ever drove?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CopperBandit, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Hoptup32
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
    Posts: 56


    In 1970, my best friend in high school, Eddie Stephens, taught me how to drive a stick in his '69 Z28. How cool was that! I was grinning from ear-to-ear while learning to driving that car.

    After a couple of lessons in his car, I thought I new everything there was to driving a stick, so they set me up by asking me to drive the wrecker into the garage bay at the service station I was pumping gas at, at closing time. I didn't know about 1st gear being the granny gear in a wrecker, so when I put it in 1st gear and took off, that wrecker was bunny hopping up and down all the way across the lot until I got it parked inside. Everyone was rolling with laughter when I exited the wrecker.

    Oh to be young and dumb again!
  2. Jim N
    Joined: Oct 27, 2003
    Posts: 12

    Jim N

    1973 Chevy Vega GT I bought new. The salesman gave me a quick lesson, I drove around the lot a couple of times, then got out on US 98, one of the busiest roads in Lakeland, FL, and drove home.
  3. Wags66
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 103

    from Montana

    1975 lemon yellow duster :) slant 6/A833 overdrive. Was married with 3 kids, took more than a few road trips. Darn thing got 20-21 mpg loaded with the family and all our travel trash.
  4. slepe67
    Joined: Jan 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,146


    When i was about 7 or so, I used to play around in my dad's 1950-ish international pickup. He would sit next to me & tell me how to use the cluth and shift gears.

    Then one day when I waswashing our 1976 Subaru Station wqgon (4x4), he sterted it up and told me to drive. It took a few tries but before i knew it, I was driving that thing all over our ranch. Mom said she looked out the window and saw my dad riding shotgun in a car with nobody driving!

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  5. Chev38
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
    Posts: 34


    '59 Chev Biscayne 6 cyl 3 speed, didn't own an automatic until 1978.
  6. 45_70Sharps
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 331


    I would say it was probalby a U.S. Army 5 ton dump truck!
    First normal size manual rig was probably my 62 scout.
  7. ParkinsonSpeed
    Joined: Oct 11, 2010
    Posts: 429


    First vehicle i ever owned was a 64 F100 Shortbed i got when i was 14, 292 with a 3 on the tree and picked it up faster than my dad trying to show me how to drive it, Good memories.
  8. 1961 Sunbeam Alpine in 1968. Took Drivers Ed in a 66 Beetle - that was in 1970
  9. hotrod_32
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 496


  10. Huckster Dave
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 4

    Huckster Dave
    from montana

    Plymouth Valiant, slant six with 3 on the tree - drivers ed car, around 1962 or so mind fades.
  11. goodturn
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
    Posts: 92


    1949 Thames 1/4 ton when I was 14, and I still have the same Thames today, 48 years later. Currently runs a 383 strocker with a 700R4 and 3800 stall converter and Halibrand quick change.
  12. 58 Bug back in 1962. A very forgiving car.
  13. rainhater1
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,147

    from az

    They were ALL sticks when I learned to drive.
  14. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283


    Dad's 74 Celica. I was around 10. I shifted wrong and it backfired and scared the bejezus outta me.
  15. speedyg948
    Joined: May 3, 2008
    Posts: 163


    61 volkswagen..fold back cloth sunroof took my brother-in-laws car when he was sleeping... learned to drive real quick..think i was 12
  16. 62cadd
    Joined: Aug 1, 2006
    Posts: 661


    82 datsun 210 I think, 5 speed, my moms old ride I was 12..
  17. old soul
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,093

    old soul
    from oswego NY

    Mine was a 89 chevy s10 my dad let me rip threw a feild and showed me how to drive a standard when I was 12!!!!! Awsome.
  18. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,766


    My Dad's '64 Bel Air, 283, 3 on the column with overdrive. He was fussy and I didn't get the knack till I got my own car.
  19. 5foot2
    Joined: Apr 28, 2005
    Posts: 284

    from Maine

    Funny. Mine was a '79 Datsun 310 around '84 or '85. My pops put a million miles on the car, then I started driving it in the mid/late '80's. All things considered it was an awesome car, I couldn't kill the little anemic bastard, plus it got 30 mpg.

  20. 'First car I ever drove was a '57 Plymouth Savoy w/flat 6 and 3 on the tree. Now I have a '46 Plymouth Special Deluxe Business Coupe w/hopped up flat 6 and 3 on the tree. Other car is a '39 Plymouth Business Coupe w/hopped up flat 6 and e on the floor. I guess i haven't come that far in 50 years......
  21. olfogey54
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
    Posts: 10


    1953- Studebaker Champion
  22. jmarshall97
    Joined: Aug 29, 2011
    Posts: 17


    1988 dodge dakota first car i ever drove and i was 10
  23. 1984 Dodge Colt 4 door hatchback. AKA The Gutless Wonder. My mom hired some druck crack head to put a new engine in it for her. The POS never made it over 60mph. I did how ever take it to a flea market and charge people $5 for two swing with a sledge hammer. I ended up making about $800 bucks off that thing!
  24. '48 Chevy pickup on my familys farm, i was around 10-11 yrs old.
  25. Bosco1956
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
    Posts: 545

    from Jokelahoma

    62 Vette 327 / 340 hp
  26. nelson31
    Joined: Aug 24, 2011
    Posts: 23

    from Santa Cruz

    1971 ford P/U three on the tree with overdrive. First car period. Dad said i had to learn to drive that before i could drive anything else.
  27. dorf
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,087

    from ohio

    with me and a lot of older guys it would be what was the first automatic you drove
  28. My brothers '53 Pontiac. He was teaching me to drive, I must have been about 14...
  29. oldblu65
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 121

    from Tennessee

    1953 Dodge 4 door sedan w/3 on the tree ! :cool: :cool: :cool:
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011
  30. butch
    Joined: Jun 3, 2001
    Posts: 72

    from Michigan

    Ma's 60 ford 6 / 3 on the tree.

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