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Hot Rods Your First car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Iron28w, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Iron28w
    Joined: Mar 28, 2012
    Posts: 20

    from Kansas

    My first car was a 1966 Ford Fairlane 500, that I bought for $500 from my Uncle Jim. He was the original and third owner of the car. He sold it to the neighbor for a year or so and then bought it back. I was the fourth owner and the guy I sold it too totaled it out a few months later.

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  2. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,262

    Deuce Daddy Don

    My first car, also bought for $500 bucks from a school teacher in 1949.

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  3. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 678


    You guys paid way to much. 1968 I bought my first car, 1959 two door ford for $20.00. Drove it for 6 months, found a 1960 ford two door station wagon with a rod through the block and bought it for $5.00.. Pulled the engine from the 59 and put it into the 60.. $25.00 total for my first two cars..
  4. <----------$35 in 1966.

  5. 348_altered_bantam
    Joined: Jun 16, 2010
    Posts: 11


    My first car was a 1962 ford falcon----850$ in 1999 !!! I was 17 years old. I installed a 302 in it and drag it for few I am building my dream car!! 1934 Ford :D
  6. jaxx
    Joined: Mar 22, 2008
    Posts: 397


    1953 Plymouth 2 door - traded a lawnmower for it - in 1966 -jaxx
  7. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,098

    Deuced Up!

    1962 Nova Hard Top...400 small block...been looking for it for 10 years...let it getaway.

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  8. Edsel58a
    Joined: Jan 17, 2008
    Posts: 757


    Mine was a 48 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe. Drove it to high school in '84-'85. Had 43,000 miles on it. Price.... Free

    I miss it. A guy stopped at my buddys shop where I was doing some work on it. Money talked and it was gone.
  9. My first was a 1947 Chrysler Royal Windsor, flathead 6 & fluid drive/semi automatic. My brother gave it to me for the $20.00 he owed me, what a tank! n.a.p.

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  10. SS-427
    Joined: Oct 6, 2012
    Posts: 2

    from Houston TX

    You payed too much! - I also had a 53 in 1966. I payed more but it was still a piece of junk. So I fixxed it- rolled and totalled
  11. Hot Rod Nut
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
    Posts: 560

    Hot Rod Nut

    Mine was a 56 chevy I got from my Grandpa for $300, in 1966. Drove it all through High School till I went into the Navy. Sold it. Then 5 years ago I bought a junker 56 and redid it to look just like my old one but more modern and I drive it every day, makes me feel 16 everytime I drive it .Pics of it are in my profile .
  12. Free 1931 Dodge Brothers business coupe from my Dad that he purchased in 1959 for $125.00. Gave it to me when I was 15 years old and still have it....I'm 60 now.

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  13. 1956 F100 - $300

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  14. NickJT
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 640

    from S.E. PA

  15. Rich Wright
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 3,922

    Rich Wright

    '57 Chevy wagon...$50.00
  16. Edsel58a
    Joined: Jan 17, 2008
    Posts: 757


    That is AWESOME.....
  17. roddin-shack
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,442


    Here is me and my number #1. I think around $500.

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  18. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    47 Plymouth 4door sedan, bought it for $150 in 1966, rebuilt brakes, replaced belts and hoses, tuneup and trouble free until I sold it for $450 just before I went in the US Coast Guard late in 1967. Bought it back about 3 years later for $150. Sold it again and tried for a decade to buy it back, then the guy moved andso did it I guess.
  19. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,803


    Cherry 61 Chevy Impala 2dht. $250.00 with a rocker arm slipped off of the valve.
  20. ol fueler
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 935

    ol fueler

    My first car was a 47 Chev Ragtop with a 324 inch Wayne head Jimmie 6. Paid 112.50 for it , guy wanted 125. this was in 1956. I was 14.

    My first car was ALMOST a 40 Ford Ragtop with a full race 296 inch flathead , asking was 150.00. Told my dad about it , he asked "How's the motor" Told him "That's the best part, a full house flathead"! Next thing he said was " You ain't buyin' no hot rod Ford boy"!
    When I found the Chevy , he asked the same thing , this time I just said "It's a 6 cylinder ". That did the trick!
  21. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 11,070

    from Missouri

    my first car was a 1965 VW bug got it at a closed bid auction for 127.97 had a dropped valve in #3 cylinder I fixed the engine and got my first ticket in it before I had a drivers license.
  22. montyl
    Joined: Aug 29, 2010
    Posts: 12

    from UT

    65 Nova HT white/red 283 PG. paid $350 in 1977 sold $100 less motor.
  23. chuckekelly
    Joined: Jan 6, 2008
    Posts: 18


    First car was a 1948 pontiac convt. That was 1955. Can't remember what i paid i was in u.s.a.f.
  24. bb55hrt
    Joined: Sep 9, 2007
    Posts: 91

    from Michigan

    nothing as cool as previous posts, i had a 79 Chevy Nova, 350 400 trans. it did have steel wheels and baby moons.
  25. wade57
    Joined: Nov 17, 2010
    Posts: 165

    from BC Canada

    1972 nova 4 dr with a six in it. Painted the valve cover chevy orange, and it seem to go faster after that
  26. '48IHC
    Joined: Aug 4, 2013
    Posts: 224


    75 Chevy pickup. Short bed stepside 4wheel drive with a 4 inch lift and some 33x9 tires. Also had a 300hp 350 paired with a sm465 4 speed and 205 t-case. Could never get that thing stuck.

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  27. midnightrider78
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,117


    Technically my first was a '56 Chevy 150. I got it when I was 12. Now, 23 years later, it appears that I may actually get it "finished". The first car that I actually owned and drove as a licensed driver was nice enough but nothing exciting('87 T-bird). I would have loved to have something older as my first driver, but by the time I was legal it was already getting hard to find a car with the right # of doors in my price range... at least one that seemed worth dragging home. The sad part is, all the stuff I passed on that relatively short time ago seems like nice cars/good deals compared to a lot of the junk I look at now.
  28. At fifteen,my first car was a 1934 Chevy standard 3 window coupe. Paid 65 bux for it in 1951...nice car that I ruined by channeling it ...drove it for about two years when I bought a '35 Ford tudor then bought a very nice Merc powered '36 Ford 3 w coupe...Lots of good memories!
  29. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,800


    53 Chevy two door sedan. I was 13 years old. The $15.00 I paid for it in 1963 was a paperboy's two week earnings if he hustled. I remember driving it home to this day as it needed to be jump started by pushing it and engaging the clutch. When I got it home my Dad said thanks & I think he drove it for a couple years as his daily. I don't think he ever paid me for it.
  30. bb55hrt
    Joined: Sep 9, 2007
    Posts: 91

    from Michigan

    absolutely! that Van Halen bumper sticker i had was worth at least 50hp!

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