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Old 07-29-2020, 02:33 PM
 
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After the flood of memories I thought it would be fun if we all shared what was our first car.

I had a silver 1968 Buick Skylark that I bought in 1972 when I was 16. Looked a great deal like this one but not two tones.

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I inherited a 1968 Buick LeSabre sedan from my dad. Didnít own it...but had use of it for the summer.

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Old 07-29-2020, 03:56 PM
 
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The first car I bought on my own was a 1972 Chevy Malibu. I signed the papers and then came back later to pay for it ... in cash. Yep, I went to the bank, withdrew the cash, and took it to the car dealer. I wanted to see all of that money I'd been saving before I parted with it. The salesman at the dealership couldn't believe I had the cash... $3,600. That sounds like a small price to pay for a new car today but it was a fortune to me back then.
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1970 Plymouth Fury III
Old 07-29-2020, 04:09 PM
 
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The summer before senior year on 1978, my lawyer father had a client whose 85 year old mother was leaving Florida to return to Western NY and an independent living faculty. They were selling mom’s car.

I had no idea the muscle car I was getting! After all, the little old lady was 85 and drove to church and the grocery store!

This is an internet photo. Mine was beige.
Lordy, I loved that car!
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:47 PM
 
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I loved that car! I had the four door.


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1971 Baby Blue Toyota Corona
Old 07-29-2020, 05:07 PM
 
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I adored my first car. Lots of fun memories driving it all over the Northeast and up to Quebec. I still drive a Toyota- my 5th.
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Old 07-29-2020, 05:08 PM
 
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I drove a 1953 Studebaker that was painted robin egg blue (not this one). I was so embarrassed. However, if one were to accidentally run into a wooden stop sign, one would not have damaged the car in any way.

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Old 07-29-2020, 05:09 PM
 
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A 1970 Mercury Capri that I bought used from someone in 1980. Mine was brown.

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Old 07-29-2020, 07:20 PM
 
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I bought a '57 Chevy when I was 17. I loved that car. So much fun to drive! I drove it for several years until I got stopped at a roadside safety inspection and got ticketed with a long list of about a dozen items. The car had been modified to be a hot rod before it was mine. It had too many issues to fix so I had to give it up.
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:52 PM
 
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1960 blue 2 door Ford Falcon
http://www.mustangandfords.com/featu...two-door-sedan

It was my parentsí car and they sold it to me when I married and we moved.

The first car I bought new was a 1972 yellow 4 door Toyota Corolla https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...enang_(01).jpg

I loved that car and drove it as long as I could. My DH covered the dings and scratches with touch up paint. Unfortunately the paint didnít quite match and it ended up spotted. My oldest called it The Leopard.


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Old 07-29-2020, 08:00 PM
 
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'71 bus, bought in 78. DH and I drove it cross country to start grad school. Loved this car and drove for about 4 years.
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I also had a 1960 white 2 door sedan Ford Falcon inherited from my grandpa. It had well over 200,000 miles on it before it died.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_F...ord_Falcon.jpg

Next I inherited a 1969 Chevy Nova with a straight 6 cylinder engine.

https://www.skillter.com/en/ad/chevr...8/2556706.html

Then came the first car I bought . . .1980 V-8 turbo charged Mustang. . . everyone wanted to drive it.

https://www.themotoringenthusiastjou...tang_gt_02.jpg
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:22 PM
 
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1963 Chevy Impala

I bought it in 1972 and drove it for two years. I didn't know it would become so popular. Wish I had it today.

https://www.aeclassiccars.com/classi...mpala-ss-teal/
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:22 PM
 
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I bought a 1972 [?] Ford Maverick, red. This picture shows a bright red, mine was dull.
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:29 PM
 
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68 Le Mans with a 4 speed stick shift. Iíd love to have that car again!
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Old 07-30-2020, 01:56 AM
 
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1967 Dodge Dart
My dad gave this to me when I got my first job in 1972.
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I had a bright yellow 1974 Ford comet. It was a handy down through two older sisters. It had a 2 by 4 piece of wood placed on the floor under the driver's feet space- because the bottom there had rusted through. There was no air conditioning, it had crank up and down windows. I use to place layers on newspapers on floor to keep the dirt from the gravel roads (lived in the country) from coming up and choking on it.

I went to my first job interview in this car. It was a hot summer day, I drove 2 hours across the state, windows down in a three piece suit. I pulled up to the school and tried to look presentable while sitting in the car when the principal of the district pulled up behind me. He was wearing Jean's and a t-shirt and had placed a neck ties around his neck. I had the door open and had stretched my legs out of th he car. He walked up and asked if I was the 2:00 interview. Yeap. He looked at my car, saw the rocks of the parking lot through my floor board, and said, "Holy Cow! Looks like you REALLY need to get this job."

Did not get that job! Bummer. First car I bought brand new after obtaining a teaching position was 1987 Ford Mustang hatchback. Air conditioning, power steering, automatic windows, sun roof - I was "moving on up."
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Our first car was a blue Chevy Belair 4cylinder 1964 bought used in 1968 for $350.00. It was a stick shift. The guards at the base gate would wave me through. If I had to stop I'd stall and hold up traffic.. I was so young, and so in love.
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First car I owned was a new 1973 Dodge Dart. I bought it for my first post college job. It cost $3000 and I had a $300 down payment. I paid $86 a month for 36 months. It ran forever, at least 1985, and cost me very little money along the way which was good since I/we had very little money. You couldn't kill that Chrysler Slant 6 engine.

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Old 07-30-2020, 09:16 AM
 
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I bought it in 1978 to drive to my student teaching assignments. It cost $300. I drove it for at least another 5 years. While in college, I worked as a city bus driver and we could use the power washers at the garage to wash our own vehicles. I peeled off some of its paint doing that! One day while driving to my teaching job I caught of glimpse of something on the driverís side paneló it was part of the trim blowing off . It was a tank, but I certainly got my moneyís worth out of it. Mine was white. https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/6...0@2X.jpg?rev=1
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:59 AM
 
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My first car was a fabulous 1968 VW exactly like this one I saw parked down the street recently. I loved that car so much.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:05 PM
 
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In dark green. It got me around and could handle the ice!
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Mine looked just like this one, a green 1962 Rambler Classic. Shift on the column. It was a tank! I bought it the summer after my first year of college from my high school freshman English teacher (one of my favorite teachers ever.) I loved that car!
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1968 or 1969 (can't recall)
Bright red Camero with a black vinyl top

I didn't realize it was thought of as " a cool car" until I went to one of my much later high school reunions and a former male classmate remembered me as "that girl who drove that cool red camero with the black top!"

Good memories of high school and that car!
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:44 AM
 
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https://www.hemmings.com/stories/art...ontiac-le-mans
It was my momís and she gave it to me when I started student teaching.
Do we all have the makings of a classic car show?
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