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What did you take your drivers license test in?

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  1. chopd top
    Joined: Jun 25, 2008
    Posts: 472

    chopd top
    from Florida
    1. HAMB Relays

    1972 Ford F250 long bed, 390 3/spd on the tree and a camper shell on the back. Passed first time out. Instructor couldn't believe that I could drive that thing with all the blind spots on it and had me do several 3 point turns and parallel park jobs. When we got back to the DMV, the instructor told my folks "That boy knows how to drive. There's no need to give him a learners permit" and gave me a full fledged license. I was 15.
  2. dclickster
    Joined: Nov 7, 2005
    Posts: 86


    In 1959 Fort Worth Tx. It was a '56 Ford Sunliner Convertible. I was 16 .
  3. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,739


    1962 in a 62 caddy.
  4. greener200
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 278


    My Grandmothers 1979 4 door Nova ,limegreen . state trooper had an attitude when I did a two point turn instead of a 3 point turn . I just spun it around ,I really didn,t know what he meant . my grandmother Doris(in the back seat knitting, no less ,I kid you knot) made a comment on how "SNAPPY" He looked in his uniform and that took him out of his mood . passed shhheeeze seems like yesterday ! I was 19
  5. Zerk
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,418


    A '65 Studebaker Daytona with GM 283 and Borg Warner automatic, with the little console temporarily removed per DMV requirements. This was in the late '70s.

    The Tester was testy. Jumped in and wanted to know why my dad had got out of the front passenger seat. "What if this kid lost control of the car?!"
    While sitting in line, engine off, waiting.
    He tried to make me drive faster around turns, hoping I'd lose it and flunk out.
    I'd been practicing everything for weeks, though. It wasn't tedious, it was fun. Passed first time.
  6. "59 Pontiac 4dr. htp in '59. It was a school driver ed car and the first year for driver's ed in our town.
  7. Mike
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,535


    1972 Ford Country Squire. It only took me 3 tries to pass!
  8. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 560


    83 or 84 Dodge Colt from the driving school. Passed first time. Anyone envious of the ride?
  9. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,420


    When I took my test, I used hand signals to turn sometimes and sometimes I used mechanical signals. After the test, I learned that I lost points every time I used mechanical signals. 1967
  10. A Brand New.....1964 Pontiac GTO. Bright Red, 4-Speed,
    w/Tri-Power.....Wild, passed the first time. It belonged to a buddy who worked with my Dad. What a day!

  11. MoparJoel
    Joined: May 21, 2012
    Posts: 860


    A GMC Suburban 2500 4x4 350 lifted 6 inches with 35 inch super swamper tires, took the test in CA and failed my first time before I even put it in gear because California requires you know where the defroster is, and I had never used it so I shrugged my shoulders said I dunno... And he failed me after being in the truck after 1 minute. came back a week later and passed with flying colors I knew after that were the defroster was, I just wonder if I had my 57 Dodge i drive now with no heater in it, if I would have failed?!...
  12. '60 Ford Ranch Wagon. 3 on the tree. Missed 1 shift got docked a point. Ha!
  13. Grabber28
    Joined: Apr 28, 2012
    Posts: 18

    from Charlotte

    1980 Z-28 White with Tri-Blue Accent stripes
  14. braindamage
    Joined: May 9, 2010
    Posts: 62

    from Arnold Mo

    1970 SS LS6 454 Chevelle. Still have it. DMV wasnt very thrilled about it but my dad told them it was are only car so they let me take it with the Chevelle.
  15. woodypecker
    Joined: Jan 23, 2011
    Posts: 300


    1929 Ford 2 door.
  16. Stormin' Norman1
    Joined: Jan 15, 2009
    Posts: 134

    Stormin' Norman1

    My uncle's 1968 Plymouth Road Runner in 1974. Result: failed because over accelerating at lights causing tires to spin. :eek: Passed next time in my 1964 Chev Belair.:)
  17. johnnyvees
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 214

    from sunland ca

    Mom,s 63 Chevy Nova more door,
  18. 1956 Buick 2 door post, nailhead ,dynalfow... Just to show ya how I've always liked traditional ,old cars...The only drawback is , it was in 1957 !!! ...and I was 16 Y/O...

    Damn, seems like yesterday !!!

  19. 1950merc
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 161

    from Butler, PA

    1986 K5 Blazer, the very same 700R4 is in my merc now.
  20. Bellytanker
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 124

    from California

    I took the test in 1963 using my mom's very nice 57 Chevy 4 door Bel Air hardtop. My Dad was extremely upset that I didn't pass the first time, because of a taillight that was out. He was a mechanic and took great pride in his cars being perfect. You don't see many 4 door hard tops, so like many others, man I wish I had that car today.
  21. Oilcan Harry
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 906

    Oilcan Harry
    from INDY

    I took my test in a 56 Ford Parklane wagon. You had to be 16 years and 1 month to take the test and I was there that morning. Aced the written test and did well on my driving portion, till I just touched the curb while parking. I must have visually wilted thinking I'd just flunked. Tester said he was supposed to flunk me for that but told me to try it again. I did and did it right. I told him my dad took me out the day before and I had parked 57 times and never touched a curb. Tester said, "Ahh, you were just nervous, I knew you could do it, good job." Bingo! The tester was a rather stern appearing guy but, real nice to a jittery kid.
  22. hemiboy
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 249


    1962 Imapla convertible, 327 4 speed, royal blue with white top and interior.
  23. Dave Downs
    Joined: Oct 25, 2005
    Posts: 885

    Dave Downs
    from S.E. Penna

    1951 Chev Deluxe 2 door sedan - stickshift (my Mom's car...) in 1958

    Back in those days the test was given by a Penna State Trooper, they blocked off a street in town and that's where you took the test. An 'instant failure' was if you stalled the engine on a standard transmission car.

    I had to do a '3 point turn' and stalled that Chevy when I went to back up.....immeadiately pulled on the parking brake, car in neutral, re-started the engine, back in gear, released the parking brake and continued .... figured I was done and flunked.

    The Trooper never said a word except 'you passed' !!!
  24. jim powers
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 50

    jim powers
    from new jersey

    64 plymouth sport fury with pushbutton torqueflite trans in 1969
  25. GREASER815
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 973


    1980's S-10, it was a 5 speed that I was also learning how to drive as I was taking my test, you never learn any better than when under fire.
  26. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
    Posts: 377

    Donut Dave

    Our family only had one car and my dad worked long hours, so on my 16th birthday I talked the neighbor lady into taking me to the DMV and using her car to take the test. It was a '52 Pont. four door, straight 8, 3 on the tree. That was in March 1959 remember like it was yesterday, passed with flying colors!!
  27. 38standard
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 322

    from il.

    I took my test in a Panic !!!!!
  28. Ms. Sam
    Joined: Mar 26, 2012
    Posts: 9

    Ms. Sam
    from Barker, NY

    1986 Chevy S10, with the cap. My guy then said "be sure you use your mirrors, I got marked off for not using mine." I used my mirrors too much, when the instructor said "ya know, you can look out the window..." Passed first time. However, had been driving field cars, trucks, and farm equipment since I could walk and talk. Still drive better than I walk and talk ;-D
  29. Took mine in a 1970 Olds Cutlass S. 350/350. The car was gold on gold. MAN I thought that car was the shit!
  30. spaner
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 48

    from australia

    1967 falcon 6 cyl manual driving school car parents never had a car or licence

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