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

  1. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    In 1977 (I was 14) I went in with a buddy and we bought a '67 SS Camaro for $600. As it was only 10 years old it was near perfect with black guts and a 4 speed. Sold it to my neighbor right after we bought it who was a few years older than we were and he immediately cut the floor out, tubbed it, and basically ruined it. I can still remember going over to his house to look at his "race car progress" and wondering what the hell had I done!
  2. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,950


    Bought this 1940 Nash, with a straight 8 and dual ignition in 1958 (when I was 14) for 1$...yes ONE DOLLAR...
    Had sat in a garage for ~14 years....

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  3. bustedwrench
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 131


    My first was a 65 Mustang coupe. 170 c.i. 6 banger and 3 speed.
  4. "T"NUT
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 27


    My avatar started with a pile of rusty parts at 14 had a fully restored 1919 T
    roadster at 16 still driving it today 39 years later
  5. rainhater1
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,147

    from az

    my first car was a 49 Dodge Wayfair convertible. A roadster, no windows manual top 2 97's. Had a chopped top, carson and 10" of window.

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  6. lewk
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
    Posts: 819

    from Mt

    At 14 my great uncle gave me a '67 bug with bad rust and a good engine. My Dad's cousin gave me a OK '63 bug with a sucked valve. My mom gave me a set of craftsman sockets and wrenches. Three bodies and two engines later I terminally crunched the franken bug on a huge snow berm.
  7. Bruuuce
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 43


    1965 Barracuda, $300.00
  8. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    1940 Ford deluxe coupe. 8BA, 39 tranny and straight pipes. Gave $75.00 for it. Blew the engine and sold it where it stopped---I was gonna find another coupe. That was 1959. I'm on my 5th 40 and just the one coupe. Youthful optimism.
  9. Carter
    Joined: Mar 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,445


    Unfortunately I don't have a picture, but it was a 1949 Ford F-1 at age 14 for $75.

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  10. big M
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 709

    big M

    '56 Chevs seem to be a popular first car, judging by the replies.

    Mine was a '56 210 4-door sedan that I bought for $1100 in the late seventies. Drove it for a few years until I moved to the western U.S.

  11. jchav62
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,932


    This was technically my first car... though I never got to drive it. My Dad bought it for me when I was about 11 or 12... I think he only paid $200 for it. By the time I was old enough to drive some things had changed. I ended up 'trading' it back to my Dad for a 4x4 mini truck. I have great memories in that truck but I still regret the fact that I let the '55 go.

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  12. K-88 ghost
    Joined: Nov 5, 2009
    Posts: 214

    K-88 ghost
    from Nevada

    '47 business coupe, had a smoking engine, rear main leaking on the clutch.
    found a '53 engine with a pressured crank. Had it rebuilt, put a full race Iski cam, did some head cleaning. Dual intake, "heavy duty" clutch. and other goodies. Ran at Loins, Saugas, and San Fernando. Later traded it for a '54 ford coupe.

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  13. Forty61
    Joined: Jul 29, 2013
    Posts: 35

    from DFW

    My first car was a 1980 Ford Escort 4-door. The Euro one, not the horrible North American one. Doesn't quite fit the trend of other peoples first cars on here but hey, it was cheap, old and a riot to drive...
  14. el_bole
    Joined: May 12, 2011
    Posts: 125


    I was 17 and my Dad bought me a 1967 Buick GS for $1,200.....Fast and Loud LOL...
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  15. This one only hops up about twice a year. :rolleyes:

    But I'll play. 1959 English Reilly sedan.
  16. 1972 cady coupe deville crashed into a oak tree after only three months then bought a 71 camaro out of a field for 800 bucks but it wouldn't pass smog cuz it had duel carbs and headers I traded it cuz I thought something was wrong with it turns out it had a can I'm it but I traded it for a 58 apache that was bone stock pg&e truck wish I had the 58 still I loved that truck

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  17. hotrodj54
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 628


    my first car was a 54 ford tudor sedan, i was 13. im 30 now and still have it and its not for sale.................john
  18. Convert54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2010
    Posts: 56

    from Oklahoma

    1954 cheve 4 door 150.
    It smoked bad, was painted with a paint brush two tone watermelon red on top and peach cream on bottom.
    But got it for $50 bucks and dad said that was a steel.
    1968 was the year.
    Stripped it down and repainted it British racing green.
    Black interior and rebnuilt the engine.
    It was stolen in 1969 and I never got anything back from it.
  19. Andamo
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 503


    Mine was a black & white '52 Ford Victoria. I bought it at a Mercury dealership that was on the block I lived on. I paid $300 for it in 1960.
  20. 64 Plymouth Belvedere 2dr. post. 318 poly - pushbutton trans. i miss it.
  21. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 841

    Bad Eye Bill
    from NB Canada

    62 Dart 2 dr post in 1971, paid 50 bucks for it, beat it to shit in short order, (it was well on it's way)

    Would love to have another, I would take better care of it now.
  22. Iron Dog
    Joined: Oct 28, 2011
    Posts: 267

    Iron Dog
    from Minnesota

    In high school in 1968 I bought a 1961 Pontiac Tempest 4 dr., 3 on the floor, half V-8, radio delete, $250., and no, I don't want another one. Although the girl that used to sit next to me on that nice bench seat. . .
  23. 47ragtop
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 664


    In 1960,I bought a 1952 Ford 2 dr Customline for $125. The good news -it had a 255 inch Mercury engine-the bad news it was a Fordomatic. My father drove it daily before I got my license. I then got a 1940 Ford 2 door with a Sears rebuilt engine and was going to put a 265 Chevy in it, but my father let me buy a 1957 Chevy 2dr hardtop and I sold him the 2 fords. My mother drove the 52 for several more years. It was a great car but was the slowest car I ever owned !
  24. 35ChevSedan
    Joined: Jul 2, 2010
    Posts: 32


    '48 Fleetmaster my great uncle bought new - came to me on my 16th birthday with 13K miles on it.

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  25. Gizzy
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
    Posts: 709

    from N.W,Ohio

    57 Chevy 2 door post, 283 was a power glide. paid $75,she ran great. My dad said you don't want that old thing. worst advice the ol man ever gave me. can't even buy a door handle for $75 today
  26. heatnbeat
    Joined: Jan 6, 2009
    Posts: 184

    from Madera,Ca.

    mine was a 1963 Valiant 2 door with a slant 6 I paid $200 for it and drove 2 years. It just stop running one day and my dad took off the head and there was a hole the size off a golf ball in one of the pistons he just thru the head on it and said call the wrecker!
  27. My first was a 1956 Ford Fairlane 2 door. My dad bought it for me and my sister to drive to school. Paid $450 for it. After high school I drove it to college then for a while when I was in service stationed stateside before selling it to my cousin when I got papers to ship out. I loved that car. I put bucket seats and a floor shift in it. Was going to put a 390/4speed in it but sold it thinking I might not come back.

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  28. mailerguy1
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 251


    My first car was a 1964 buick wild cat 2 door hard top with a 401 and a 4 barrel.
  29. Fifty bucks in 1972 and at 15 years old I had my first car, or should I say project!

  30. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,276


    '62 Belair Bubbletop at 15yrs old. 283, three on the tree, Roman Red. Started my obsession with X-frames and especially '62s. Won't say what I paid, it'd just make it that much more unbelievable.

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