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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. wedjim
    Joined: Jan 1, 2014
    Posts: 420

    from Kissimmee

    Need to dig up some pics. My first car was a 68 Firebird convertible. Drove it home in 1979 for $125. Needed lots of work, but as a 15 year old it's probably the reason I became a professional mechanic.
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  2. little red 50
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
    Posts: 172

    little red 50

    Here's another one I had in high school. A 1966 Chevy pickup deluxe cab, C-10, 283, 3 speed with overdrive. Sears under dash ice cold air. I still have it too.
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  3. I was poor and for only $175 bucks which was all the money in the world to me it got me around.
    It was a lump. Burned oil like a diesel and couldn't fall off a cliff The Sheep in Wolfs clothing.jpg
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  4. Life improved when I latched onto this a year later. My Bel Air H.T..jpg
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  5. Ingemar on the speed shift, Mease on the fender.jpg The '40 Pontiac had an Olds 303" and was a work in progress from my sophmore year thru my senior year. Barely ran to the end of the street and usually came home on a tow rope.
    The 57 pictured with it was a whole different story.
    Ran like a scalded ape. Ingemar on the speed shift, Mease on the fender.jpg
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  6. vintage44
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 280

    from NY
    1. New York H.A.M.B.ers

    Got a pic somewhere - '59 Impala convertible - dark blue, white top.
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  7. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 893

    from SoCal

    Well, I'm sure I've posted this in one of these threads at one time:
    1969 Firebird with 350HO.
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  8. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,268

    from Nicasio Ca

  9. 36 Vick
    Joined: Oct 21, 2014
    Posts: 178

    36 Vick
    from Kerman, Ca

    Graduated Thursday, was in Huntington Beach Sunday, to leave for Rod and Customs 1st Americruise. Circa 1993.

    Parents said no way to Cancun for your senior trip. But a car show in Missouri , that we will cover

    Got the car at 12yrs old
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    And then met this man while I was there

  10. Fedman
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,163


    I drove this March 1975 until May 1975 in Grade 10 when I suddenly "Retired" from School and went to work in the real world. Car was a POS but I loved it...... :)
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  11. deuce666
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 158

    from Oregon

    I had a GTO for one-half my senior year, but with 7 mpg (389, 4-speed and 4.11 gears) I needed better mileage. So bought a '68 Chevelle with a 327 and 4-speed and fixed it up. 1966 Pontiac GTO.jpg 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle 327.jpg
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  12. 47ragtop
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 664


    My 52 Ford I drove as a junior and part of my senior year in 1964. Then I bought the 1st of my 57 Chevys and I don't have any pictures of them. The 52 had a Merc flathead but with a fordomatic , it wouldn't fall out of a tree.

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  13. robracer1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 488


    1966 had a white 64 chevelle SS, 4 speed 283. looked good but sure was slow!
  14. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,346

    from Arizona

    Didn't have a cool car in 67 but I did drive a 4dr 56 Ford Customline. Up until then I just rode the 32 window coupe.
  15. A 12 year old 55 Chevy with a hot rod 301 small block ,30-30,power pack heads , and t-10 .
  16. skipperman
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 1,837


    '56 ford Crown Vic ...... then '60 Impala (BOTH senior year )
  17. aaggie
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,531


    In 1961 I had a '48 Chevy four door with rotted out floors and the passenger side of the windshield was missing. The front suspension was so worn out that it would pull wheelies when the clutch was pumped. I left it in the parking lot when I arrived at the Navy recruiters office with the keys in it and never looked back.
  18. Fitnessguy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2015
    Posts: 1,474


    My first car was my 56 210 my Dad gave to me when I turned 16. He bought it in 1970 for $25! Grew up going to drive in movies in the back seat with my sister. We put a 283 with an aluminum air cooled PG in it with a 10 bolt out of a chevelle. What a great car to learn how to drive in! Original brakes, strong arm steering and good ol bias ply tires! Ha ha I remember when I put radials on it for the first time! Holy shit it was a Cadillac then!! Had thrush mufflers on it, sounded wicked when I stomped on it and being a PG when you pulled it into low... Ha ha ha. All my friends in school used to tease me about the "big back seat" ah memories
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  19. Lebowski
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 1,570


    Of course I have to include a long story instead of just saying what it was. In the summer of 1969 I was getting ready to begin my senior year at this POS Catholic high school for boys in Mundelein, IL and my dad decided to buy me a car so I could drive myself and my brother there to save the two bus fares because it was about 15 miles away from where we lived on the north side of Waukegan. He was one of those "my way or the highway" fathers and he wouldn't even let me go with him when he bought it. He had a friend who was a salesman at Reed-Randle Ford so I figured that was where he would go but that was OK because most of my friends drove Fords. As he was leaving I asked him if he could at least make it a 2 door with a stick if possible in the hopes that it would be a Mustang. He came home a couple of hours later in a dark blue '65 Impala 2 door hardtop with a straight 6 and 3 on the tree that he got from Sorensen Chevrolet. I couldn't complain because it beat walking so I put chrome reverse on it and an 8 track player in it. There was a guy in my class who was rich and had a built up '69 Camaro with a lot of engine mods and he said he had a 3 speed floor shifter out of a '57 Chevy that he would sell me and install it too for $25 so I went for it. The only problem was when I shifted into second the (4 speed) knob would hit the dash but I didn't care because at least it looked cool. I had to let my brother drive it in November and December 1969 because my license was suspended for too many tickets including one for trying to evade the police after I ran a red (mostly yellow) light. I did a lot of stupid shit back then but they were still the good old days to me....
  20. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,317

    Barn Find
    from Missouri

    The motor blew in my '55 Olds right after graduation. I didn't have time to fix it (again), so I drove a $350 '63 BelAir to college. I drove it 40,000 trouble-free miles in the next four years. It was one of the most reliable cars I've ever owned.
  21. hdman6465
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 652


    I went back to high school to get my final 3 credits. I was 20 yrs. old, married, and had a son. Worked part-time as an apprentice meatcutter. Drove a red 67 GTO with 3800 miles and a purple metalflake 52 Panhead chopper. I was Big Daddy for awhile, anyway. LOL
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  22. LOL Somehow I can identify with that. :D
  23. LOL my Mom learned to drive in a '58 Simca. :D
  24. Daddy_O
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 451


    The one I still own today.
    Red oxide primer and chrome wheels with original six cylinder and three speed my senior year. HPIM9518.JPG
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  25. FoMoCo65
    Joined: Nov 3, 2013
    Posts: 4

    from YUL


    My Bike
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,422


    I was building a 1950 Ford 2 dr sedan with 303 olds punched to 324 and j-2 tripower, hydro tran, that was in 1967

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