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What did your first new car cost?

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    What did your first new car cost? I purchased a 1973 Buick Century for $3,186.00 and my payments were $68.00 per month.

    After I drove it home my mother asked me how could I possibly afford $68.00 per month for a car?

    How times have changed.
    Steve Balistreri
    Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
     
  2. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    78 Ford Super cab, 1/2 ton 4x4, dual engine heaters, locking cargo box on the side of the bed, Great pickup $8600

    Yep how they've changed, new ones don't hold a candle to the ole stuff!
     
  3. SF SGM

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    Mine, 1969 Mustang Mach 1. 428, 4 speed, loaded to include 8 track player. Cost, $3,052.00. Purchased at Camp Eagle PX 1969.

    Van
     
  4. Two Dogs

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    1966 Chevy Biscayne bone stock except for the big 6, no radio no PS-PB -NOTIN...$2300.00 no taxes then ....How in hell was I ever going to pay for it....
     
  5. Hank55

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    1979 Ford F100, no bells or whistles - $3500
     
  6. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    63 impala ss convertible, aqua/ white top--300hp/327,positraction

    $3150

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  7. BT99

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    1962 Ford convertible. 390 w/4 speed. Don't remember the cost but the
    payment was $51.00 a month.
     
  8. The Stive

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    Mine was a 63 Studebaker Daytona 2Dr Ht with the R2 Avanti engine, 4 speed,
    disc brakes. A fun car. Cost about 3200.00. John
     
  9. mark54

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    1959 Pontiac Bonneville Conv. Tri-power, 420A engine, 345 hp, turned 6,000 RPM's,posi- rear, 3speed.

    $4200
     
  10. wolfram

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    85 Toyota SR5 PU - $10,500. Payments were about $250/Mo which coupled with the student loan payments ate up a big chunk of my take home pay. The pick up was with me for 12 years and 200K miles and never let me down. I sold it for $4K which is about 40% of its new cost. not a bad deal.
     
  11. primed

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    '66 Pontiac LeMans 2395.00. Drove it 5 years and sold it for 2000.00

    '73 Ford F250 4x4 3695.00 Drove it 4 years, 65,000 miles, needed tires. Sold for 4800.00 and the buyer towed it from Minnesota to Oregon. Said he coul make 50% profit in Oregon.
     
  12. flashmax

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    1967 Formula S Barracuda Fastback. 383 Magnum ( the rare -NOW- one ) $77 a month. I don't remember the sticker price but dad worked for the Chrysler Plymouth dealer so I got it at a discount. Wish I'd kept it. My dad traded it as down payment for a Marmon Road Tractor while I was in Asia. With my consent, of course, since I had been gone 3 years and had just extended for another year. Prior to that I had a '47 Studebaker but it was a used car. My sister had bought it and I 'inherited' it for $50. HeH.


    Don T. Littleton CO
     
  13. sterlingworth

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    1967 VW bettle the only option was a am radio..1400.00 out the door. Should have kept it,32 miles per gal. back then. We come a long way!
     
  14. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    New cars never tripped my trigger, the first brand new one I bought was a 2001 F250 Super Duty with a 7.3 diesel, list was $36,000 gave $33,000 cash for it, went to several dealers think they all fix their prices because that was about what they all would stop at

    I used to always get a high miler used vehicle and keep them running

    I still have the 2001 it has about 235,000 miles on it people ask me when I am going to buy a new one, I ask them why, it still looks almost like new, burns no oil, has no leaks and everything works

    I like new John Deere's, guns and tools more than new cars
     
  15. Shootrman

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    Got out of the service, a want-2-be hippie. I got me a 1972 Ford Van (my sin bin) $3002.00
     
  16. mixer

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    Mine was a '64 Pontiac Tempest. V8, auto, a/c, ps, pb. $2431 out the door. Was $41 a month if I recall correctly. OTOH my neighbor just got his 1st new car, 2013 Ford Fusion with all the bells & whistles for $28,500 & $357 a month. Drove it, very nice hi-tech car. Looks exactly like this.

    Eric
    mixer_2008_0303155.jpg
     
  17. flyfish

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    1971 VW Type 3 Fastback - stick, no air, $1,600. Drove it for 3 years and sold it for $1,600.00!
     
  18. tachyon

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    1969 Dodge Dart Swinger 340. Paid under $2,400 for the car. I had saved $2,000 and took a loan for $600 to pay for the car and taxes. Really wanted a charger but could not afford it at the time.
     
  19. Didreckson

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    $4004.00 sticker on a 69 Road Runner. I could no way afford that, but ended up with that car. I was out to buy one for around 3300 sticker, which is what I got the $4004 car for. The dealer had bought this car for his floor, and could not move it, had a sucker (me) who loved it.

    RR were base of around 2950 as I recall in coupe, and this car was hardtop. This car had bucket seats, Hurst 4 speed shifter, Daytona Track Pack (HD everything, and active air scoops on the hood), Dana 3.91 rear end gears, Mopar wheels, and of course...8 track tape player. After saving up my pennies (literally probably at the time) I did a pearl yellow paint job with black spider webbing, and did flat black on the scoop area on the hood and indentation on the trunk lid. It was dashing to say the least.

    It will forever be my favorite car, in spite of a long string of very expensive cars over the next 50 years. I got it for $3400 out the door as I recall, a sum I could no way afford, but hey it was the car of my dreams. No air, no cruise control, heck no buttons on the radio with the tape player. But for sure I have memories that as they say "are priceless".
     
  20. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    '69 Nova, 350/M21 close ratio 4 speed, front disc brakes, deluxe interior, chrome package, vinyl roof...$3225 cash. New vehicles after the Nova included '72 Chevy Cheyenne Super ($5100), '75 Chevy Silverado 20 ($8650) and an '80 Buick Riviera Turbo ($20K). Used stuff ever since.

    Ron Burr
     
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