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What was your First Car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cwayne, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,012

    from Oregon

    My first was a 1956 Plymouth Plaza two door sedan. My dad did the engineering and much of the swap of a 331 hemi punched out to 354. The year was 1962.
  2. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,672

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

  3. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 3,924

    from red oak

    1986-69 Chevy Caprice Factory 427(390 Horse)all black-Keystone Mags-factory height. 1987-Installed Hydraulics-True Spoke wire wheels-High school car. 1995-Painted it black-Wide white walls-57 Caddy hubcaps-Had it pinstripped. 2009-Met a guy who owned it from 78 to 82-it was lowered to the ground-chorme reverse wheels with baby moons-black laquer-lots of pinstripes--I guess it was meant to be a 60~s styled Lowrider----Came off the assembly line in Los Angeles-ended up in Iowa. Never sell your first car-if it`s a GOOD one.
  4. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
    Posts: 3,269


    The first car I drove was my dads 60's Chevy pickup. My first boughten car was my 40 Frod coupe. 44 years later I still have it and just finishing up a frame off restoration.

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  5. loco_gringo
    Joined: Sep 2, 2009
    Posts: 581


    1955 Chevy 2 door Bel-Air, 327 3spd
  6. davis574ord
    Joined: May 21, 2009
    Posts: 786


    64 ford falcon 2=door wagon wish i still had it!
  7. No Clue...
    Joined: Mar 1, 2010
    Posts: 106

    No Clue...
    from Lusk, WY

    Not a car at all. lol

    1953 GMC 1/2 ton with corner windows and a 1968 FORD 302/3spd with a later model high geared posi rear. Dad wouldn't ride with me for the first 6 months. First time he rode with me, he said "when are you going to shift?" I said "shift?" and ran it up to 55 in first, then hit second....after that he believed me that it was tall geared. :)

    ....wish I never traded it off
  8. madpole
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 629


    1967 buick california GS 340....still have it
  9. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,874

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Bought this from a school teacher in 1949 for 500 bucks, put '41 Buick skirts on,-----came the Korean war---No more '41 Chev.----Nice car,---But never did like the "assisted" vacuum shift!!!!!!----Went to FORDS!.------Don:D:D

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  10. Zombie57Ranchero
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 502


    My first car was a 1963 Tbird
  11. Torana68
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,128

    from Australia

    T ford C cab truck , late 60's but lost to a bushfire not long after :(
  12. hoof22
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 530


    1954 International Metro Milk Truck...It was a rolling party wagon, and could fit about 20 of my closest friends comfortably...

  13. lugnutz9032
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 264

    from Palatka,Fl

    '65 Plymouth Belvedere II,383,4 speed.Wish I still had it.:(
  14. 1940 Pontiac coupe in 1961 or maybe it was 1962.
    It suffered from a seized block so my friends and I yanked the 'dead player' 6 from it and replaced it with a 303" Oldsmobile engine we secured from the local bone yard.
    Really miss that car.
    Next was a '56 BelAir hadrtop with too many doors. Hated that rusty smoky thing.
    Bought a fuelie '57 BelAir after that. Things got much better from that point up to present.:D
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2010
  15. 46stude
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,705


    My great grandmother's 1978 Ford Granada 4 door was mine at 13 or 14. Never got it legal to drive on the road, but I kept it for 15+ years.
    I think I'm still emotionally scarred.

    My 1st street legal car was a '71 Rivi w/ a 455- tire frying tourque at the mash of the go pedal. Eating those silly little 5.0 GTs in the early '90s was soooo much fun.

    Funny thing is- the seat in my Studebaker is the split bench out of the Granada.
    And the Rivi's 455 is in my storeroom.
  16. MotoVintage
    Joined: Jan 6, 2009
    Posts: 124


    67 camero, bought it for 400$, it was beat to hell by 2 previous high school kids, had no brakes and ran like shit. I found 4 sparkplug wires were in the wrong place and a master cyl kit fixed the brakes, I was 15 years old it was 1975, no pics we painted it flat black with pinstripe flames. the 327 ran like a scalded dog.
  17. Paul B
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
    Posts: 877

    Paul B

    My first car was a 58 Ford Courior 3dr 6 with 3 on the tree. Had it for about 6 mos, put some engine flush in it ran it alittle to long and wiped out the bearings. bought a wreak with a292 auto. got the v-8 out, that was it never put in. i was 16
  18. allyoop
    Joined: Jan 17, 2010
    Posts: 195

    from Michigan

    70 Maverick green with darker green touch up lol
  19. Zookeeper
    Joined: Aug 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,041


    I actually built my first vehicle with the help of a great Dad in 1979. I was 17 when we started and it was the second hot rod we built together. Anyway, here's a couple picsof it in it's glory days, and yes I still have it.



  20. moparjack44
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 467


    That was my 3rd car, I bought it new. I have been looking for another one for several years.
    Mine was black, white insert in the chrome, and tan interior.
    I want another one really bad.

  21. 47 Ford four door paid $75.00 for it in 1968. I took out the original flat head six and put in a 394 olds never finished it. Young and dumb, but I still have it.
  22. petes65usa
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 254


    mine was a 66 mustang convertible , red with red interior and a white top ...had a 6 cyl. I replaced with a 289 out of a wrecked 66 fairlane I got for free, I had 4 to 5 lug wheel adapters so I could run some slotted mags & N-50's on the rear........pete
  23. thebugbox
    Joined: Nov 29, 2009
    Posts: 255


    Well no surviving pictures of mine (thank you Katrina)...

    But I had one of these

    It looked like a huge pissed GTO. It was a rare Canadian model too. Had a 421 HO and a Turbo 425 transmission with oversized brakes. Hard to get parts for, but was an awesome car...
  24. dragsterboy
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 328


    '68 Buick GS California.Bought it in Feb.'86(grade 12)and still have it today.
  25. Butcher's Shop Customs
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 373

    Butcher's Shop Customs
    from Paducah KY


    1954 Chevy 3100. I got it when I was 15, and never got to drive it till I was 19. So it was my first truck, but I drove a Ranger in the meantime.

    Started out with a slighty warmed over 250 and 3sp, then swapped in a 305 with the HO goodies from an 80's SS MonteCarlo, now it has a hot little 355 with TBI, TH400, Competition Engineering ladderbars, a 4:10 12 bolt Posi, and a list of moving violations as long as my arm!
  26. Butcher's Shop Customs
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 373

    Butcher's Shop Customs
    from Paducah KY

    There's a 4door in great shape just down the road from me for under $2K...
  27. 51Fourdoor
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 150


    1951 Ford 4 door in 1977...still have it. (it's for sale cheap in the classifieds here on the HAMB)
  28. My '46 Chebbie Truck that I still have. Pics are in my albums.
  29. A Chopped Coupe
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,133

    A Chopped Coupe

    I got my first car when I was 15 and worked on it until I got my license a year later. Bought it of Ron Tonkin's carlot in Beaverton for $104. My dad and grandfather went to the car dealer and Dad negotiated from $188 down to $104. He then drove the Chevy home with me in passanger seat and my Grandfather following along behind to pick up anything that fell off. I can remember it kept popping out of third gear and my Dad had to drive with his hand on the column shifter keeping in it third.
    The Chevy already had a 235, nosed and decked and was pretty nice. My neighbor behind us was a mechanic at on Fields Chevrolet and had aquired a 55 235 Corvette motor with tripower.............I was able to buy it from him along with the worn out 235 for $150. That little 235 was pretty sweet and I can remember giving the guys in their 55/56 Chevy's (with 265's) a real run for their money. Loved that car!

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  30. RamblerClassic
    Joined: Dec 5, 2009
    Posts: 140


    Look at my name and youl see my first car (Yeah, im 14, so what? Never too late to learn about traditional hotrodding.)

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