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first manual car you ever drove?

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

  1. First manual car? 63 Impala spt coupe

    First manual?...53 IH tractor
  2. 51delivery
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 142


    1974 Chevy Beauville full size van 3 on the tree. The next one was a 1975 Ford shortbed pickup that belonged to my grandparents. We rebuilt it last winter into a rusty hot rod and did the long haul on the 2011 Hot Rod Power Tour
  3. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,660

    Larry T

    58 Chevy pickup in the early 60's. First vehicle I "soloed" in.
    Larry T
  4. Bill Van Dyke
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 810

    Bill Van Dyke

    1953..36 Chevy. Glad I wasn't chewing gum cuz all the shifting,signaling and steering really maxed me out! That night I told an old race buddy, Hank Arnold that driving a race car had to be easier, all he had to do was steer!
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 61


    1959 Nash Metropolitan, 3 on the tree! Was 12 at the time. Asked Dad for a go-cart to drive around the side yard, got the Met. Basically the same :D
  6. My '62 bug that I got as payment for doing yardwork for one of my dad's buddies...when I was 11!!!:D
  7. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,555


    '49 Hudson Commodore 6 in 1962. I still have the gearshift knob.
  8. My first car, 1968 Plymouth Baracuda / 318 and 3 on the tree.
  9. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,547

    from Michigan

    Driver's ed. The owner of the car had a '66 or '67 Impala or Biscayne with a 3 on the tree... :D But I actualy learned with a '72 Ford pickup with a 360 and a 3 on the tree.. Fun times man!! :cool:
    Now that's all I drive is manual trans cars... :D Well, except for the ol' lady's ride.. :rolleyes:
  10. Ricky B
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 214

    Ricky B

    '59 Volvo sedan
  11. Ricky B
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 214

    Ricky B

    '59 Volvo sedan & '61 VW
  12. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,073

    from Houston

    This is a "JOKE"...right?
  13. Vintageride
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
    Posts: 204


    1944 Jeep MB and to hone my new found skill a VW Bus with lots of miles on it.

  14. Rogue63
    Joined: Nov 19, 2010
    Posts: 228

    from New York

    Learned on a old milk truck when I was 13,at 14 running through streets with a right hand sports car ,standard shift and live on east coast.Can drive anything.
  15. Kreepea_1
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 448


    My uncle's '64 Falcon
  16. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,245


    Me too...on my cousin's farm in Iowa, '46 Ford pickup 6-cylinder, 4-speed, no syncro rings, had to double,clutch...once you got the hang of it it was easy, then he taught me the 3-on-the-tree in his 53 ford, thought that was harder than the pickup...
  17. jbon64
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 465


    my first vehicle a 76 datsun p/u . 16 yrs old and my dad drove me to pick it up. 25 miles from home and i'm sitting behind the wheel and dad asked " you know what to do ? " me : " uh......kinda" dad: " you'll figure it out......see you at home"
  18. Studegator
    Joined: Dec 22, 2008
    Posts: 63


    49 Hudson Commodore Coupe. 308 Hornet drive train with 3speed OD transmission.
    My favorite all time car.
  19. DavidL
    Joined: Oct 6, 2006
    Posts: 82


    1965 Corvair. My dad taught me on service road that ran beside the interstate. Stalled out on my first try, then as luck would have it, the battery was was too weak to start it up, so we had to push start it to continue the lesson. So I guess I learned to drive and push start a manual in the same day.
  20. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,990

    from central NY

    39 Massey Harris 20 first vehicle

    1949 Dodge wayfarer first car, almost cheating as it had fluid drive.

    1st on the road, a 50 Dodge 1 ton with a 2 speed rear end, had to split shift it with a load of grain.
  21. killbilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 256


    Greensburg,Ky 1961 My dad worked for an oil drilling company that had leased property scattered out in the countryside I would drive him thru these farms ,he would get out and open the gates must have been a early 50's Jeep pickup....flathead 4,3 on the floor....I was 9
  22. ZRODZ
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 449


    My Mom's '40 chev coupe. When I turned 16 she gave it to me for my high school driver.
  23. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,917


    Late '30's Chevy 1 1/2 ton truck... or a John Deere M series tractor, don't remember which was first.
  24. 1966 Ford Bronco- 289 3 on the tree. I was 10 and my grandpa asked my how tall i was, then said we were going out to the deer camp. The half assed road had a VERY steep section going up a mountain. My grampa stopped in the middle, got out and said I looked like I could reach the peddles, then said he would meet me at the top and started walking. It took a good 5 min to get up that section of road and I am sure I took a 100,000 miles off that poor engine and clutch, not to mention that I rolled all the way to the bottom of the hill before i figured out how to dump the clutch right without stalling it. The lessons went better after that, and I have only owned 3 automatics out of the 30+ cars i've owned.
  25. Mr cheater
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 468

    Mr cheater

    1975 GMc 3/4 ton truck
  26. scootrz1
    Joined: Apr 16, 2011
    Posts: 268

    from usa

    My 1969 dodge superbee , was my first stick and i still own it since 1979

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  27. 53Hattie
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 374


    Make that "attempted to" in my Grandma's "46 Stylemaster 2dr which I eventually inherited but ultimately sold, ...the attempt might have been more a success if perhaps my Dad rather than dear old Granny had been on hand to adequately explain the equipment & technique. I was about 13yrs old at the time and had kinda wheedled her into it...
  28. Zeke
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,716


    Army jeep and then a then duece and half.
  29. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
    Posts: 938


    I guess that would have been a 1962 Chevrolet Nova . scrubba
  30. Martys 55
    Joined: Mar 12, 2007
    Posts: 47

    Martys 55

    my dads 69 chevelle ss 427 m22 488 screw, summer of 75 i was 14, i killed it a couple times and he said give more gas so i floored it and dumped the clutch, then he is screaming at me to shift it. old greasy country rd

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