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What cool car did you own in your Senior Year of high school?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 2many projects, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Class of 72 in a town of 1,200...

    My car a 1966 Chevelle SS 396 375 hp 4 speed.....

    Unfortunatelty a Mach 1 427 and 442 455 prowled the streets in my small town. Kicked my ass all the time.....:(
  2. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950



    '70 Mercury Cyclone with a 429 SCJ.
    The car was not very old, neither was I.

    I know where it is today.


  3. My buddy Woody had a sweet '56 Ford 2 door post sedan in his senior year.
    It was nosed and decked, Buick portholes in the hood, extended fins and frenched tail lights,tubular grill, white paint with a white and gold rolled and pleated interior.
    Under it's hood was a fairly stock 292 with a Fenton intake with 3 carbs.
    It did have an intimidating look to it so no one would run him.
    I know for a fact that that car couldnt fall off a cliff, but it packed a whallop in the eve candy department.
    If I remember correctly he paid only $550 for it from my dads Lincoln Mercury dealership.
    Outside our little circle Woody was considerd a nerd but when he got that Ford his high school status rose many rungs on the social ladder.
  4. tattedfordguy
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,362


    A 65 c10 with a 283 and a muncie 4 speed and a 63 vw ragtop that was super fast
  5. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,247

    from Oregon

    Well most kids were pissed at having to drive their parent's cars, but my first car I bought from my mom in 1967. She drove a '57 Chev Belaire sedan. I loved it, and it only cost me ten payments of $50 ea. back then! :)
  6. Dave50
    Joined: Mar 7, 2010
    Posts: 1,751


    I had 2 a 72 monte carlo Black prima with the rally wheels thought i was milner lol and a 75 i bought from a elderly lady it was turquise with a 1/4 white landeau rough with white leather. I put a set of cragars and goodyear eagle st`s in place of the steelies and hub caps wish i had that 1 and a pic
  7. redzula
    Joined: Jul 6, 2011
    Posts: 975


    :eek: I had a 96 Civic ricer. graduated in 2004

    I also had a 93 mazda rx7 project car that I never really got to run right otherwise that would have been my senior car. single turbo rotary motor still have it but havent touched it in a few years.
  8. piratestagehand
    Joined: May 1, 2011
    Posts: 23

    from Sparta, NJ

    I had a 1982 Dodge Mirada. Not sure how "cool" it is but I loved it.
  9. oldblue1968chevy
    Joined: Apr 10, 2011
    Posts: 141


    68 c10 graduated 2011 355 vortec heads thumper cam 3 spd on the tree 373 gears DD still..

    didnt have the belair roadworthy unfortunately...

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  10. oldblue1968chevy
    Joined: Apr 10, 2011
    Posts: 141


    (wrecked it summere of junior year, thank goodness not my fault and the T bone only ruined a bedside carrier bearing panhard bar trailing arm and a u joint)

    Got a big insurance check to make me fell better about it..:) Was driving a few days after the adjuster came out to look at it (totaled it i bought it back for 1000 with 700 worth of new tires lol)

    (doesnt look as good anymore)
  11. Abeldj
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 3

    from Missouri

    1971 Dodge Charger 500. 383 4 barrel Holley. In a sea of Mustangs & Camaros at my school, I was one of like 3 Mopar guys. Still have it & it's my avatar.

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  12. EnragedHawk
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 1,080

    from Waco, TX

    I had a 2001 Firebird when I graduated in 2005. It's slow, but it looks great and I still drive the hell out of it! It's not easy to fit 2 car seats in the back... but it can be done!
  13. mmtoyman
    Joined: Jul 9, 2006
    Posts: 49


    In 1971, I had a black 57 Nomad 283 3spd w/od with a set of ET mags and Firestone Red line tires. My first car and after 42 years, I still own it, 'cept now its in about 600 pieces, waiting its turn after the 59 El camino can become the "daily driver"
  14. modeleh
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 380


    1993, I had a 67 Cougar and a 64 Ranchero. Both small block cars, I still have the Ranch but traded the Cougar for an F250 4x4. Nobody else at the school was into old cars, a few guys had Datsun 510s and Chevettes that they thought were pretty awesome. My brother had a 70 Mustang fastback with a Cleveland, and him and I would do one-tire-fire burnouts on the uphill right hand turn out of the parking lot most days. As far as cool cars go, my HS was real lame, but hey, it was the early 90s and musclecar prices had gone out of reach for most high schooler's income level.
  15. jalopy31
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 77


    I drove this '68 Camaro to high school my senior year. This photo was taken early in the school year, and by the end of the year, it was rubbed out, had trim and full interior installed. It was a budget build, but turned out pretty well for what I had invested in it (about $3000).


    This T-Bucket was my transportation during my junior year. I sold it during the summer to finance the Camaro project. I started this project when I was 13 and finished it just prior to my 16th birthday.


    Those were fun times...:)

  16. dt302110
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
    Posts: 1

    from PA

    1977 Firebird
  17. 56 Nomad this is about 2 months aftre i got it
    put chrome wheels on it
    htis is before paint behind my t[​IMG]
    this is after i painted it
    Got a call 2 months ago the guy that won the bid in E Bay wants to trstore back to the blue and silver and blue metalflake
  18. Heavychev
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
    Posts: 9

    from Radford,Va

    In 1985 mine was a 66 Impala SS w/olds 455 Rocket.
  19. J Twitero
    Joined: Apr 15, 2011
    Posts: 105

    J Twitero
    from Minnesota

    Class of '96 driving the hell out of a '67 IH shortbox with a 266 V8 and a 3-on-the-floor. :)
  20. 5wcoupehunter
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 903

    from FLORIDA

    I drove a corvette yellow 68 camaro with 15x10 cregar ss mags with N-5015 tires on the rear and 15x4 on the front it was my first cool car, senior year of High school.
  21. DELRAY54
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 222


    Class of 98 as well, and drove a 1980 Monte Carlo. Metallic dark green paint with pea green vinyl interior. Last time I saw it, it was a Domino's Pizza delivery car.
  22. Bob Abrew
    Joined: Dec 13, 2008
    Posts: 20

    Bob Abrew

  23. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,159


    1973-74, my first car, a '66 Caprice 2 dr hdtp with a 396, Turbo 400, buckets and console with factory gauges. White with black vinyl top and black interior. Grayspoke mag wheels (not American torque-thrusts, but some off-brand). I loved that car. My first brake job, front-end rebuild, engine rebuild, etc were done with that Chevy.

    I really wanted a '56 Nomad after seeing a red and white one at a car lot on New Year's Day in 1972. Nineteen years later, in January 1991, I finally got the Nomad![​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011
  24. garagecat
    Joined: Apr 9, 2011
    Posts: 18


    64 Peugoet 404. 4 door 4 on the column and 3 lugs on the wheels. Dark green on the outside red leather on the inside.
  25. 31fordV860
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 864


    62 Impala SS, 283, Red, Gold Interior.....Sano...
  26. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 664

    Dave Rondou

    In '65 I had a '57 Plymouth. Flathead six with a 3spd. I put in a conversion kit (shifter), a Covico steering wheel, chrome wheels and turned the torsion bars to lower it. My Auto Shop teacher called it the "Green Latrine". I thought it was the coolist car in the Valley!
  27. jax59
    Joined: Feb 20, 2010
    Posts: 52

    from nor cal

    never made my senior year but had a 69 nova ss my junior year
  28. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,159


    Cool! A friend of mine had a gold 62 Impala SS with a red interior!
  29. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,091


    I finished high school in 1964 at the end of the year I had Two.. First a 1957 XK 140 jaguar Roadster with D type head, And I paid a 125 dollars for 21 thousand one owner miles 59 Rambler station wagon with let down seats. The cheap price was because it had a bad clutch which I repaired. All my friends wanted to borrow this unit. Their were several others that I bought and sold but these 2 stick out.
  30. Bonneville Avanti Dan
    Joined: Jan 21, 2011
    Posts: 243

    Bonneville Avanti Dan
    from California

    1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk, 259 Stude engine with dual two's and an auto. Fastest car in the school after too much teasing. Lot's hanging jaws and shaking heads. Even smoked the auto shop class project car. There is nothing cooler then blowing someone's doors off with a car no one suspects is fast. They should have paid attention to Bonneville and then they would have known that America's fastest production cars were all Studebakers. Nothing even came close.
    Only picture I have left of the car.
    Taken at "Little Lions" in the San Fernando Valley circa 1968. Right before the big challenge day massacre.

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