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So, what was your first car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zebedee, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 747


    First was. 73 beetle. And my first real car that I will be driving oj the road is a 53 ford customline tudor sedan. Hot flathead fordomatic

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  2. 1966 Ford F-100 long bed. 390, 2bbl, 3 speed with a very worn out Hurst shifter. Mom and Dad only let me buy it because they never thought I’d get it running.

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  3. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,731

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    It's complicated,found a used up cheep Crosley Hot Shot,when I was collecting parts for my hot rod build(28A Roadster)* But as soon as I got the little Hot Shot running enough to drive around the yard n house in the grass,Dad took it to build his dream H-Mod SCCA sports car out of,an I was back too my pile of old Ford parts,trying to make my hot rod. By 1959 I did have my Hotrod so it run with T-bird V8,an did drive it too highschool 60,61,62<also in 60 found a $75 Henry J to have a car that ladys would go on a date in{ Miami Fla. dose have rain an ladys love a ride in the hot rod at first,but not a date in one,hair blows an not private for makeout ect.
    "J" got customized by me as well,an made Car Craft mag in Jan 63. I still have my A Roadster.
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  4. Dangerous Dan
    Joined: Jul 10, 2011
    Posts: 405

    Dangerous Dan
    from Graham Wa.

    Back in the 50,s my dad traded a load of gravel for a 30 model A more door that was in great shape and a good runner. I was only about 15 and drove the shit out of it for about 2 to 3 weeks before my mother said it had to go, he will kill himself she said so off it went. If she only knew some of the other stuff me and my buddies were up to she would have had a fit, LOL.
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  5. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,115


    A black 1948 Holden [FX] sedan. It was a local GM Holden's product, you could say a modified and scaled down version of 1942-48 North American GM.
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  6. Resized_20200126_181752.jpeg 50 Ford 2 door sedan.
    I've come full circle, except this one is a coupe.
  7. Dusty roads
    Joined: Nov 29, 2016
    Posts: 179

    Dusty roads

    The one on my left. I was 20 years old.

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  8. Tri-power37
    Joined: Feb 10, 2019
    Posts: 510


    In 1984 at the ripe age of 16 I found the most perfect 65 Corvair Corsa you could ever find sitting at a gas station for sale. I don’t know the story behind it but it was a 10 out of 10!

    I drove it for a couple of months and promptly traded it for a thrashed 65 mustang fastback -disc brake - 4 speed car that didn’t run. I thought my old man would kill me but he just looked at me like I was crazy and smiled

    He gave me guidance getting the Mustang on the road but made me do all the work myself. It was never in as good as shape as the Corvair was but I loved that car. Even though the Mustang would be worth 5 times what the Corvair would be worth today - I would rather have the Corvair.
  9. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,857


    1963 Dodge pickup, slant 6 with a 4 speed. Wide rear rims and tires. Was in heaven, just turned 13.
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  10. Alex Gillman
    Joined: Nov 5, 2019
    Posts: 30

    Alex Gillman

    My first car is a 62 volvo. Drug it out of a field about a year and a half ago and got it back on the road in 6 months. It's not american, but I haven't broken it yet. Coolest car in the high school parking lot. 20200125_164738.jpeg 20190903_174050.jpeg

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  11. TWKundrat
    Joined: Apr 6, 2010
    Posts: 149


    '37 Buick Special sedan. Still have it but the old girl hasn't seen the road for a while. I need to change that.
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  12. Alaska Jim
    Joined: Dec 1, 2012
    Posts: 294

    Alaska Jim

    In 1966, a '60 corvair with chrome reverse rims and baby moon hub caps. sold it at the end of summer and bought a '56 chevy
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  13. carcruse
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
    Posts: 964


    In high school and college, I drove a 63 Dodge which was titled in my parents names. After college, I bought this and still own it.
    driveway top off.jpg
  14. Willy Lee
    Joined: Apr 9, 2018
    Posts: 20

    Willy Lee

    CFCD82D0-B4EC-4F49-8A14-4152422D0C66.jpeg 1967 fastback mustang I bought in 1985. I still have it. I guess I saw Bullitt too many times in my youth
  15. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 11,214

    jimmy six

    49 Chevrolet pickup.
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  16. OT 69 Javelin. $450. Dad told mom "I want him to be able to take that car apart and put it back together ." To my dad any engineer who went out to the employee parking lot and couldn't figure out why the car wouldn't start were 100% worthless. He didn't want me to be one of those guys. Thanks, dad.
  17. 60 Ford pickup. Bought it out of a junkyard for $50.
  18. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,344

    Dick Stevens

    49 Olds Super 88 bought out of a junkyard with a bad trans and a replacement trans which I along with a few friends changed out in our driveway with the rear of the engine supported with 1 of my dad's tire chains stretched between the frame rails and us young and dumb kids pulling that heavier than hell 4 speed Hydromatic and somehow lifting the replacement back in place without dropping it on any of us!
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  19. 1964....First one I bought with a title was my $50,1950 Ford Crestliner . Bought it with a known busted block. My dad and I built a 53 Merc engine for it. Ran like a watch. Rockysfirstshubox1.jpg rockysfirstspeedequipt1964 (1).jpg
    I put a proper 1950 hood and grill in the car after this photo was taken.
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  20. Crocodile
    Joined: Jun 16, 2016
    Posts: 298


    I bought a 70 Torino (rustbox) with a 351C, and a 75 Gran Torino with a bad engine from one of Dad's friends, and put the two together in 1988. That got me by until I could buy my REAL first car, my 64 Falcon Futura V8 hardtop, which I still have. Bought it in 89. Graduated class of 90 (One of the youngest in the class, through boot camp before turning 18).
  21. Early Ironman
    Joined: Feb 1, 2016
    Posts: 553

    Early Ironman

    Makes me think of my dad. He was also an engineer.
    Called many of them “Educated Idiots”
    Though he never sailed. He taught this sailor how to cuss!

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  22. Stephen Barrett
    Joined: Sep 24, 2019
    Posts: 777

    Stephen Barrett

    1970 Ford Galaxie 500 was my first car I put on the road. My Mom totaled my actual first car before I got to drive it. That was a 1972 Buick Skylark GS 455 Stage 1. Wish I had that one now.:(
  23. My first car was a 1956 Ford Fairlane 2 door sedan 292/auto. I had to share it with my sister to get to and from high school in 65. After that, it became mine so I nosed and decked it, spinner hubcaps, converted it to a manual 3 speed in the floor, bucket seats out of a 62 Falcon Futura and did general tinkering with it, learning how to fix things. Sold it when Uncle Sam sent me to the Orient. When I came back in 70 I bought a 66 Fairlane XL 390/4 speed. I loved that car and wish I had kept it. I was always changing something on it to make it faster, quicker or prettier.
  24. GuyW
    Joined: Feb 23, 2007
    Posts: 576


    1968, 15 yrs old, 1936 Chevy PU with 327, 2-4s, Muncie 4-spd, and Pontiac rear end with posi.
  25. Model A Vette
    Joined: Mar 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,072

    Model A Vette

    1960 Renault Daphine in 1967. My buddy had blown the head gasket on the NY State Thruway. It became mine for the $37.50 towing fee. Surfaced the head and drove it to college until Jan '69 when it lost a battle with a depressed manhole cover.
    I quickly put the '57 Chevy I bought for parts on the road. I had paid $55 for it with a Hurst shifter in it from a police auction. It had a crushed rr fender, no interior and a cracked block. Junkyard interior for $15 & $15 for a rear fender. Swapped in the 265 my dad bought me in '63 to learn about engines.
    I got drafted in June '69. The 265 was knocking. A friend had pulled the 283 out of his '61 'vette and offered it to me.
    I swapped.engines on leave before my first duty assignment. I got it first started it the night before I drove it 250 miles to Maryland at the end of my leave.
    Parked it in my dad's garage in August '70 to go to Vietnam.
    Used it when I got home in June '71.
    I sold it for $500 in September '72. I was lucky to get the $500 as it looked like crap: dechromed, Gray primered on the sides and burning oil.
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  27. G'day, The first car I bought was a 1963 Corvair Monza but being 13 I couldn't "own" it. My dad and I picked up a 1956 Belair more door that was our first overhaul project but at 14 I still couldn't own it.

    The first car I owned was a 1956 2dr post. When I bought it the car was black with black interior with a belly button 350 with a 4 speed. After owning it a week it had a 406 with a stock dual four setup on it. It had a nice noisy M22 behind it. Black 15x8 Corvette rims with baby moons and black wall wide radials. It was so stock looking it looked like a grandpa's car. The only give away was the snubber traction bars. I miss that car.
  28. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 2,358


    OT 71 Chevelle in 1982 just before I got my license. 307/auto. Total dog but alot of fun.
  29. jay t.
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 189

    jay t.

    68 Mustang coupe. 302 auto power disc brakes. Drove it to high school in the mid eighties for last two years until one of the shock towers rotted and the metal started to rip.

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