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What was your ride in High School

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

  1. My first car was a 39 Ford Std coupe. I bought it for $100 when I turned 16.
    I also had a 34 Ford pickmeup that I chopped, channeled, swapped an Olds engine and tranny into, all in my back yard.
    I regret selling them, but I couldn't take them with me because I bought my third car, a 47 Chev, and moved to Vancouver to work.
  2. Butterknife
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
    Posts: 21


    1965 Buick Skylark. About 1980. My first love.

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  3. 1972 ford f100. nothing spectacular but it been in my family since 74 and i still drive it in the winter.
  4. Sophomore year- '69 GTO with 'glass tilt front end bought for $550. Junior year- '63 Tempest 4cyl, 3speed bought for $300 and '65 GTO 389 4speed Convertible bought for $650. Senior year- '72 GTO 455HO with M-22 and 12 bolt POSI bought for $2,250 in 1977.
    still have the '69 and an almost identical '72.

    Hosting 11th annual Pontiac Heaven, show, swap, drags, party and all around good time. Saturday April 4, 2009 at Speedworld near Phoenix, Az
    <DIR>Also hosting- 7th annual Nostalgic Show and Go! and swap coming Sunday April 5, 2009 to Speedworld. Phoenix, Az
  5. kmajka
    Joined: Dec 22, 2008
    Posts: 56


    It was not my daily driver, but I did drive this car to school occasionally and my father drove it while he was in high school, after he built it. It was a basket case when he got it and put it together when he was 17 or so. It is a 1960 Vette with a 327 and 4 speed out of an Impala. He drove it to high school in 1976 and I drove it in 2004.

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  6. turdchazer
    Joined: Dec 4, 2008
    Posts: 644

    Member Emeritus
    from Spokane

    1976 Buiok Apallo
    1976 Olds cutlass
    1968 Chevy C10
    Now I remember why I only drive Fords now!!!!
  7. Bomber Frank
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 28

    Bomber Frank

    My first ride was a 73 Cutlass, shortly written off when I loaned it out to a friend for a first date.
    Second car was a factory original 71 SS 454 Chevelle, not the first pick of this group, but a real cool car at 17. I then bought a...ready for this?....a 80's something Citation....yeah a Citation with the radio going vertically.
    I had this as my beater, to save the Chevelle.
    Funny thing was I had the fastest car in High School with the Chevelle, had a buddy that had a 70 Mustang. His beater was a 80's something Honda, we used to race the cars on an old concession road....I beat the living shit out of the Citation to lay claim to having the fastest 4 cyl. in school as well.
    The Citation was wrecked in an accident and I inherited a 78 Mecury, 460cid, loaded to the gills. What a party car, man I had fun in that Merc.
  8. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    Mine was a '69 Mercury Montego MX. One bad MOFO! It was like the one below, only dark brown....

  9. Showboatsix
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 37


    I had a 56 Ford (1967) the old 312 dies so in went a 392 hemi, I drove that until 1970.
  10. dixiedog
    Joined: Mar 20, 2002
    Posts: 1,205


    77 F150 - 351M - flatwoods style - dark blue no a/c in sunny florida
  11. hunter_lake
    Joined: Jun 22, 2007
    Posts: 35


    69 Grand Prix
    62 Impala
  12. ol gasser
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 336

    ol gasser
    from here

  13. Greasy64
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
    Posts: 198


    '66 Chevelle SS396 4speed
    '55 chevy 210 straight axle, Tilt front end
    '50 olds fastback stright axle, Hilborn injected
    '63 chevy II 283 auto. Just sold this last week, Had it since 1980 :(
  14. voodooblackcat
    Joined: Jun 16, 2006
    Posts: 62

    from Pacheco

    Mine was a 64 Ford Falcon futura with the 289, not fast enough to get me in real trouble but fun for spinnin donuts in the parking lot after school.
  15. hotrodjim
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 208


    This was mine. 1952 Pontiac and no it wasnt new haha It had 3 on the tree and a straight 8. I thought I had the coolest car in school and compared to most of my friends I did just because I had a car. My dad gave $100 for the car and I drove it my sophomore and junior years before selling it to a buddy for $50.
    If I could find another one I could build a great cruiser out of it.

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  16. 1947 Chevy Fleetline two door back in '59. Grandpa bought it for me,
    paid $115.
  17. Bad Jonny
    Joined: Nov 8, 2008
    Posts: 29

    Bad Jonny

    Dare I say I had a 66 Bug, But by my senior year I had my Avatar, 63 f-100. Took me a year or two to come to my senses.
  18. '68 Pontiac Bonneville Rag-top,
    When I was 12 my Dad bought it for $150 with a bad timing chain. We, well really no,, he fixed it and he drove it around for a couple years. He gave it to me when I was 14 and said "If you work on this, by the time you can drive you will have one really nice ride" He was right, that car was NICE!!! Huge back seat HAHAHA..and a 428!
    Started at the bottom, underneath, and worked my way around and over the whole car. Did the body work, paint and even a new top. That feeling when you take it out for its first drive is something else. Gave me this sick obssesion !!!

    Next was as '66 GTO Ragtop-triple black, tri power 4-speed, 67 Firebird Ragtop, 66 Buick GS 401 Nailhead, '81 ElCamino Royal-Night, '66 Elcamino all before I was 20. and the list goes on.
  19. Tim G
    Joined: Jan 3, 2009
    Posts: 551

    Tim G

    We don't have high school here but when i was at 1 day a week (shop) college i was driving a 1974 Hillman Imp. it only had a 875cc motor but was quite nippy considering and still to this day the best fun on the country back roads i've ever had :)
  20. I had a '66 mustang, 6 cylinder, automatic that i totaled out last day of my junior year, and got a '66 stang convertible 289 4speed car for my senior year, and it was a pile of shit! I do still have it though!:D
  21. VNCduke
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 659

    from Washougal

    What do you mean? id rather have a 66 bug then half the piles i have been seeing on here lately

  22. Tim G
    Joined: Jan 3, 2009
    Posts: 551

    Tim G

    Yeah i still have 3 VW's along with my American cars and would never sell them... check my thread in the introductions if you have any interest. also there is a lot bigger really friendly scene for VW's over here in the UK. the American car scene is tiny compared but hopefully things will change, a lot of my friends who own VW's are now getting into American cars too so expect to see lots more about on the streets and and shows over here in the next year or so :)
  23. Mike The Photo Guy
    Joined: Jun 25, 2008
    Posts: 231

    Mike The Photo Guy

    When I was 15 I worked at a Sunoco station in Livonia, MI. This guy used to come in driving a blue 69 Hemi Roadrunner 4 spd. I loved that car and told him when he wanted to sell it, I want first shot. He rolled in about 3 months later with his pregnant girlfriend. I bought the car for $1700. I had to wait a month till I got my drivers license. I street raced this car on Telegraph Rd and Woodward ave for 3 years. I Lost my license with that car three times. The cops hated me because I didn't have a license and wouldn't stop racing. Every time they turned on the lights I ran. They caught me once and I got 3 days in jail. The car got stolen in 1976. One of my friends became a cop in Livonia. He heard a rumor that they got tired of chasing the car, so they made the problem go away. My second car was a Triumph TR4A with 283 chevy stuffed in it. I was a jackass street racer and would not be denied.
    Mike TPG
  24. Mizlplix
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 170

    from S/W USA

    1956 Corvette...Yah it was a 265/glide/smoked/flaking grey paint/grabbing brakes. (How many times I wished I had it back.) Signed: Stupid in AZ
  25. 50 ford crestliner....bought it with a cracked block and my dad and I rebuilt a 53 Merc 255 for it...this is the car on the day I bought 16th Birfday....1964. Wish I had some photos of it after I did some work on it.

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  26. shoebox72
    Joined: Jan 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,491


    This is like the 4th shoebox picture from back in the day that has 56 merc seats. It must have been a popular thing to do back then.

  27. JC Sparks
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 685

    JC Sparks
    from Ohio

    I had a 1964 SS chevelle. 282 with a glide. I used the back seat a lot more than the front.
  28. fleetbob50
    Joined: May 1, 2006
    Posts: 306

    from Waco,Texas

    312 Y Block powered "34 Ford Pickup. Damn. I wish I still had it, one sweet ride:)
  29. Jalopy Jim
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,867

    Jalopy Jim

    1960 Studebaker Lark 4 door, 289R1, Ford 3speed with overdrive, and Stude pickup rear end ( deep gears )
    It was a very fast street racer in its day.

    from there I went VW bug and ran road rallys, sports car racing then here.
  30. abone1930
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,313


    Had the mustang 5 years drove it all the way untill my senior year and got into mini trucks and bugs :eek: Built the chevy luv senior year and started on the bug at the end of the year :)

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