The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zebedee, Feb 3, 2013.
51 Henry j 100 bucks
63 Impala ss convertible. I killed it in three weeks..........
1978 Ford Bronco, bought it in '98 and still drive it daily. 422,000 miles !
First, '66 Caprice 2 dr hdtp, 396, Turbo 400
Second, '55 Chevy 210 2 dr sedan
Third, '30 Model A coupe, chopped, channeled, fenderless, 289, C4
Fourth, '70 GTX 440, 727
Fifth, '53 F-100, 327, Turbo 400
Sixth, '69 Roadrunner, 383, 727
WTF?! did he say why?!
65 Mustang in 1976...
A vw bug with more rust and bondo than steel. A guy turned left in front of me in the rain and stalled it. When I hit him all the bondo fell off in chunks into the street and the car was crunched to the firewall. I got a 68 Charger with a 440 after that and saw the light of Mopar.
Mine was this......
....but it looked like this
My 1930 Model a coupe, 15th birthday present, running and driving in 1966,full ground up restoration in high school, still got her today. Got about 4000 miles on her since then, funny, just had her fired up today
Mine was a 1947 Ford pickup, given to me by my uncle. I had it painted candy apple red and put a 255 cu.in. Mercury flathead in it, then drove the wheels off it! There was nothing like it in our town, everybody knew who owned it and before I would get home, my Dad was getting he phone calls!
The first car I bought was a 61 Olds 88 2 door hardtop. $300. Before that I only drove the boring family cars like a VW bus, Volvo wagon, Triumph TR4A, a couple of Morgans, a (real) Lotus Super 7 and a Morris Mini Traveler Wagon. I now own the Morris and I am trying to get a '36 Morgan sent here from the East Coast.
The fun never ends!
Mine was a 66 mustang 289-4sp. Bought with my paper route money for $750 in 1977 ... I was 15.
Sorry dbl post.
Resurrecting this thread with my first car.
51 Plymouth Cranbrook 2dr sedan.
Bought it when I was 8 from my dad for $25.00
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When I was in high school I bought a 1950 Ford 2 door sedan. In auto mechanics class I built a 1953 Olds engine with 4 speed hydro, put on a J-2 manifold, and all of this went into that car
1500 dollar 1968 Firebird 400 ram air. It was awesome. Bought it in 1993 at 16, blew it up at the drag strip in the fall of 1995. Super solid California car. Got sold to pay for school
A ‘57 Fairlane 2 door hardtop like this one. I sure would like to buy it. Picture is from the LARS.
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I traded my bicycle for a 56 Ford Ranch Wagon, 292 with an automatic. I was 15 and the lady at the tax office never asked for my ID. You were supposed to be 21 to get a vehicle titled in your name.
The first one I owned that I had insurance and plates for was '72 super beetle, then a 79 subaru brat, then a 79 mustang hatchback 4cyl/4spd...
All of them were bought for less than $500 each... and it showed...LOL
'48 Crosley wagon : $35/drove it home. 1964. Learned to drive a "crash-box"(non-synchro transmission) in it. This was in PA where the roads are usually narrower & slower, but now in CA it would be a dangerous vehicle due to being so much slower than the other vehicles on the road, never mind even thinking about taking it on a freeway!!! LOL!!
1949 Chevrolet in 1976. paid $600.00 for a running driving primered car. my buddy recently spent more than that getting doors for his 51
1955 Chevrolet BelAir 2dr sedan. Not many guys could say that in 1984. Just a $1500 car back then, and still own it.
40 Ford convertible in Wappingers Falls, NY around 1961 for 200 bucks. Had a 265 Chevy.
Saw it about 20 years ago in a shop in LaGrangeville, NY.. It was a pile of disassembled parts and pieces laying in the corner of the shop.
Owner said he was going to restore it. Don't know if that ever happened.
1965 Mustang 2+2 fastback in around 1976. 289 with a bit of work done, auto and 57 Ford rear axle with 4.11 gears. Went pretty good and was only $800 at the time.
A 1950 Ford half ton pickup, running driving flathead v8. I drove it home from wear my dad took me to buy it. I parked it and dad said we are now going to get 4 new tires for it and you will pay me back for them! The tires cost more than the truck! That was early in the summer and when winter came I noticed the rear tires were not to great anymore ( insert dum ass kid here ) I went to school in Slinger Wi and a lot of the old modified drivers were local. They were not real long done running flatheads and had lots of parts. I got headers,twin carb manifold and carbs for it. Also help in setting it up. I drove it about 40,000 miles and a wrist pin got against the cylinder wall. I found a 67 z28 302 chevy engine and a Muncie 4 speed and installed it. It was lots more fun after that ( insert Idiot here)! When I was a senior in high school I started racing stock cars and my 302 went to that duty and the truck got a 307. I still have the truck and have not driven it since 1974. I will remedy that at some future date. Gary
Stock, abused model A...purchased from a guy who needed beer money.
Wasn't quick, but it never left me stranded.
First "official" 1968 Camaro RS. 327ci/275hp 4 speed, loaded with options and only had 36,000 original miles. Still have the car and wont part with it, lol. I grew up in the cab of my 33 and laid claim to it as a toddler, but it didnt officially become mine until much later, lol.
Almost the exact same car for me, 1968 Camaro RS, 327ci., M-214 Speed, 12 bolt posi w/ 4.11's, A/C, rear spoiler, but I was side swiped while trying to turn into a driveway one day in the 80's.
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My first car I bought myself was in 1983. 1953 Ford F100 red with Crager S/S wheels the guy I bought it from put a 327 Chevy in it with a 400 trans with a B&M Quik Silver shifter, had headers and straight pipes. Black tuck and roll bench seat. I gave $400 for it and drove it home
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