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What was your High school ride.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hank37, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. mrkaos63
    Joined: Dec 13, 2008
    Posts: 14


    72 Gold Duster with a 198 slant six 3 on the tree!! Still looking for a replacement!! Launched it one too many times playin' Dukes of Hazzard on the Martha Street Rail Road tracks in Spencerport. The the front arms could no longer be welded for repair at Charlie Hobson Garage. So Sad Rock Salt and dum teen antiks.
  2. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 424

    Jersey Joe 67
    from J Town

    1984 Camaro Z28. 305cu. Can you believe i thought it was fast?
  3. vertible59
    Joined: Jan 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,059


    No ass kickin' here. My son bought a '77 Granada, at an auto auction where he worked part time, when he was a senior in high school. He's 22 now, and still has it. We've done a little to the 302, and he's added Centerlines, and a bunch of other stuff. He swears someone will inherit it!:)
  4. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    This fugly POS was my ride during my last year in HS. Try not to puke, eh! :p
  5. AZAV8
    Joined: May 3, 2005
    Posts: 997

    from Tucson, AZ

    1962 Cushman Eagle.

    Don't laugh. I used it to deliver the morning newspaper on my paper routes, seven days a week. It was good money. If I needed a car, the folks would let me use the 64 Dodge Dart, four door. I was pissed when Dad sold the 56 Chevy Bel Air convertible, 265 small block with Powerglide to buy himself a pickup.
  6. imperialman67
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
    Posts: 42

    from minnesota

    1956 Plymouth Savoy Flathead six three speed overdrive.
    The car was as old as I was in 1973.
    I think my dad liked the car because the Flathead was 90 hp maybe?
    His reasoning was less trouble I could get into.;)
  7. Duntov
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 60


    MB Smiley High School, Houston Texas, Class of 1960.

    The first car I owned was a 1955 Studebaker Champion Coupe, 3-speed OD, 4.10 rear gear, flat head 6-cylinder. My parents bought it for $600 in 1957 and I paid them back by 1962. In 1960, I rebuilt the engine and milled the head .060" and it would top end at 108 MPH in OD on the Gulf Freeway from Houston to Galveston. In 1962, I flipped the 55 Studebaker end over end at 70 MPH and I did not get a scratch. The same year, I bought a 1956 Chevrolet Del Ray 2-door sedan, 3-speed, 265 CI . A '56 Chevrolet Del Ray was apparently a very rare option because I have never seen another one since then. The Del Ray option included a full leather interior but the body and trim was the same as a '56 Chevrolet 210 .

    Washington Blvd. in Houston had thousands of used car lots with nice cars. My parents and my sister bought four cars there. In 1959, my older sister bought a 1957 Ford Police Interceptor, 2-door sedan, 312 CI engine, 4-bbl, 4.10 rear gear, and 3-speed OD. I picked it out for her because I knew I would be drag racing it.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  8. ezdusit
    Joined: May 10, 2008
    Posts: 246


    A 1936 DeSoto Airstream 4-door sedan. How do you spell u-u-g-l-y? The car had just over 15,000 miles on it. The original owner had died in 1938 and his widow didn't have a driver's license. But she couldn't bear to part with the car. Her nephew was a friend of my parents and told us about the car. We paid $100 for it, I drove it for 4 years, and sold it for $275. You can see what it looked like at

    Mont Pleasant High School, Schenectady, N.Y., Class of 1958.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  9. Billybobdad
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 886


    64 El Camino 283 & Powerglide, definitely a cruiser with that combo.

    Before & after in 1972

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  10. LYNN49
    Joined: May 3, 2009
    Posts: 51


    A 1959 Impala red convertable. An odd car. Six cylinder three speed standard shift. Gray interior with rubber floor mats. The only option was a radio.
  11. Hot Rod Bob
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,146

    Hot Rod Bob
    from T-ville Ky

    A 67 Ford Galaxie with a 390, Man I loved that car,till I wrecked it drag racing late one night.
  12. Bettlejuice
    Joined: Apr 27, 2009
    Posts: 481

    from WV

    My first "cool" one was a '92 AWD Eagle Talon. I hopped that thing up (bigger turbo, front mounted intercooler, new injectors, boost cotroller, big ol' clutch, a Mustang's fuel pump, a modded the shifter to get more postive shifts, ported the wastegate housing to cut down on boost creep), and man, was it FAST... I managed to use lots of low budget parts, but it ran great. It was in gorgeous shape inside and out, I loved that car. A 4 wheel burnout is a thing of beauty (the license plate said "SPINALL4"), launching an AWD car will drive you back in the seat pretty well. Some drunk old women in a '90 Caddy blew a stop sign and just destroyed that car. That little car was a rocket ship, 20PSI of boost, that turbo SCREAMED.

    Replaced it with a '72 Mach 1, had it for a few years before I popped the motor feeding it too much nitrous. I had a '90 Talon AWD as a driver at the same time, but it was a POS compared to that '92.

    I HATE my daily driver, an '00 Navigator, other than the super nice sound system and DVD setup I put in it. Damn things fallin' apart, eats gas, warps rotors (I bought it as the "family car" when I was still with my son's mother). Whenever I get rid of it, I'm either gettin' me another DSM to daily drive (one of the early 90-94 models), but it'll have to be gorgeous inside and out, or a Bronco. Always wanted me a Bronco, I really like the early 90's ones... Yeah, an Eddie Bauer Bronco with a fuelie 351W, nice little lift, and a bit oversized tire. That's the ticket. :cool:
  13. 3windowford
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 166

    from Edison NJ

    My first car was a 1967 Mustang GT convertible, then in my senior year I bought a 1970 340 Dart. I still own the dart (23 years later) and I am in the process of restoring it.

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  14. chevy3755
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,029


    56 chevy 4 door
  15. NorthEastMetal
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
    Posts: 64

    from CT

    One of my HS rides was this ex-US Army 1953 Chevy pickup in 1972 at La Sierra HS in Carmichael, CA.

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  16. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326


    70 Dodge Challenger 383 4spd. 3.91 gears sold it in Ca. and had dreams about it for years. Still do. But you cant go back.
  17. Yes you can.I got back the 68 montego mx ragtop I had and my friend from high schools 56 chevy straight axle car:D:D:D
  18. '65 Ford Galaxie with 352ci engine ... then a 390ci ... then another 352ci. This photo is just before I put the front bumper back on after painting metalic gold. Someday I may have to recreate this car ... it was a good one.
    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  19. superduper88
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 208


    1970 Chevelle 454SS 4 speed.......hahahaha! Not really! Alot of you guys had such cool high school rides... I really liked mine though. Not really a HAMB truck but a '76 Chevy SWB. 350/350/12bolt w dual exhaust w glasspacks. Heated coils up front & only like 2 or 3 leaves in the rear dropped her down to bumpstop knockin' level on a set of "Gambler" wheels, 15x7's up front & the ever popular 15x10's in the back. Sweet truck, wish I still had it. The guy I sold it to still has it but won't sell it back to me!

  20. Skolzie14
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 3


    Back in '55, I had a 32 Ford roadster. (Yup, sure did!) The military and other things got in the way, so naturally, I sold it.?? (gave it away)

    I had a flathead in it that measured 3-3/8 x 4-1/8, port & relieved, 2 97's, juice brakes, and went like a scared rabbit. Those were the days. Skolzie
  21. kopperkart
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 468

    from Wisconsin

    '62 Biscayne, '64 Bel Air, '69 Javelin
  22. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 4,077

    from Ks

    55 chev bel-air 2 dr post. $150, then a 59 vette $1000. yes the vette was high dollar for a high school kid, but worked in a Vickers station to pay for it $1.50hr. :D
  23. jbw3813
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
    Posts: 1


    My Hi school ride was a '51 Chevy Fleetline with Corvette goodies on the 6 cyl and a converted 1/2 PU gear box for the floor shift. THe latest ride is a '51 Chevy Fleetline like I would have built it back then if I had the money.

    Reliving the youth, don't ya know.
  24. dzguy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
    Posts: 5


    My ride was a 1969 Camaro Z/28, 302, 4-speed. Still own it, don't intend to get rid of it.
  25. 21tat
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 829


    '69 Chevy van. Mom called it my motel on wheels. Changed the sheets for me every Sunday night. I miss her.
  26. silvertonguedevil
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 166


    1965 Plymouth Satellite 2 door hardtop. Wicked-built 440, 727, Dana 60 3.55 suregrip. Was stupid-fast for a high school kid. Only got beat once. Gorgeous bright red '63 Nova SS running around with no hood or windshield wipers (should've known better). Had a nasty 327 with a Muncie 4 speed. Only took me by half a car length though. Sure wish I would've kept that damn Plymouth.:(
  27. fordfan289
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 140

    from indiana

    1973 gran torino sport 351c 4v drag pack drove part of freshman year then rolled it. 1979 mustang pace car 302. 1968 ford half ton pickup 300 6cyl three on tree one wheel burnout machine. 1973 ss nova major pos. 1973 ranchero swaped everyting from torino. 1979 chevy stepside 396 and for speed. 4x4 1989 ford ranger lifted with 33s 4cyl 5spd could not get out of its own way but fun to jump. graduated in 1995.
  28. Dennis Holly
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
    Posts: 149

    Dennis Holly

    My senior year I was styling. I had a 1964 Plymouth Savoy 2dr sedan.
    Ex Indiana State Police car. 383 ci with push button torque flite.
    The year was 1967.
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,613

    Alliance Vendor

    1979 Buick Regal $500 :rolleyes:

    "The babe wagon"

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