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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: What was your first car? Reply with quote

I was looking through old pictures tonight and found one of me squatting in front of my first car. It was a brown two-door VW dasher. I hardly remember anything about the car, but I sure can remember having a couple good times in the hatch with the back seats down. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first car was rather ubiquitous for the area, so much so that one friend called me a copy cat. But it was my car, and easy to maintain. The worst thing about it wasn't the bondo rear quarter panel, but that over the years it had gone from it's original metallic golden color to sky blue.

It was a 1965 Ford Mustang coupe, with a six cylinder engine and a slush box transmission.

And yes, the cowls did leak! Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1964 Vauxhall Viva:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A blue 1972 Volkswagen Beetle in the mid 80's.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was a 1971 Datsun 510
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome guys!

The Datsun 510 was a great little car. The old Beetles and Mustangs rocked too. I'm not familiar with the Vauxhall Viva though. I'm off to Google it up! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I had a rusted out 1971 Datsun 240Z. It was given to me. I never had it insured. I used to drive it up and down our long back alley uninsured. Our house backed onto a graveyard so the alley was about 5 blocks long.


The first car I had insured was a 1981 Mustang. Same paint job as the photo above.


Then I had a green 1969 Impala 2 door.
I remember measuring it at 18" and 1" long.
World's largest 2 door I think Smile



Then I drove a 1988 police car (ghost car grey) up until 3 year ago (believe it of not).


This is my current summer car.
1980 Camaro RS (original paint etc.)

I now have a new Chevy Pick-up as I can't keep driving old vehicles forever Smile
I've never owned or drove a front wheel drive vehicle for more than an hour or two.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One like this, 4 doors, of course without the mirror in that place. Datson 510 from 1971.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My second car was a retired 1989 CHP Mustang much like the '88 on this page - http://policecarwebsite.net/fc/capdcars/chp/chp80.html

It was still black and white, but the decals had been peeled off.

I loved that car!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah well, if we're going onto second cars, I had a 1971 Lotus Seven Series 4 (in Daytona yellow actually, like this):



Bit like a souped-up beach buggy!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool car mooblie.
Perhaps we can change the thread to cars you wish you never sold (or owned)! Smile

BTW Devo, hows about posting the pic you mentioned in the start of the thread. Even if you have to take a pic of the photo with an iPhone.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't have a picture handy at the moment.

First car was an '85 Toyota Supra - I saved up for three years for that car. Think it was jinxed though. Within the first year, it got hit by a cable car running a red light (yes, one of those cable cars that go up and down the hills of San Francisco). Dealing with a self-insured transportation agency that operates the world's only mobile National Monument legally considered to be a railway was not a fun process. After they paid out almost a year later, I got the car put back together. Soon after, I was hit again by another red light runner. This time, it was a doctor in a minivan without insurance - again another PITA to deal with. This totalled out both vehicles.

I then got a '95 Toyota 4Runner.
A few years later, I got a '02 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Both of these vehicles I still have and are fairly thirsty. So just after being laid off from work in 2010, I picked up a '03 Pontiac Vibe which I had the pleasure of helping build a few years before the factory was shut down.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first car was a 1972 Karmann Ghia in dark green. I don't have a picture handy, but it looked like the one down below.



It was a decent car for $1200. I only had problems with the suspension boots and clutch.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

White 1991 Chevy S-10 similar to the one picture below:
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I hated to part with. It had some issues that I couldn't justify spending the money on fixing. It made a nice donation to the Kidney Foundation who got $500.00 at auction.
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