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What was your first car you ever purchased?

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    When I was in high school I saw a used 1960 gray ford at a gas station for $50.00. It came with a hand choke. It ate gas pretty good. My first new car was a 1973 Buick Century that I paid $3,186.00. I just started out working at the bank and I took out a car loan. I remember asking my parents how would I ever be able to afford this car with payments of $68.00 per month? Those were the days.
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  2. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    A 1956 Chevy Belir 4 door hardtop that soneone had put a corvette engine in it.Wish I still had that one. Bulge.
     
  3. mixer

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    Used 1958 Buick Special in 1961 for $1400. New was a 1964 Pontiac Lemans, V8, auto tranny, a/c, etc. Was around $2450 as I recall. Gas was less than $.25 a gallon then and Sunoco had 4 or 5 grades of leaded fuel from the same pump. You could fill up for less than $3.00 and the attendents did everything from pumping the gas, checking the oil, tire pressure and cleaning the windows. Today you pay at least 10x more and get zero service.

    Eric
     
  4. shutnlar

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    '65 Corvair Corsa turbo, 4 speed, rag-top, white on white, black interior. $1400 worth of my hard earned GI paychecks in '66.

    Larry
     
  5. Captain Bud

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    1965 Chevy Chevelle Malibu super sport. Yellow ex, black in, 327 350 horsepower, 4 speed, positraction. I could lift the front tires off the ground, about 2 inches.

    Wish that I still had that great car. Nice size trunk and plenty of power.

    Philip Santos
     
  6. timb99

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    1982 Toyota Corolla 2 door sport hatchback, 5 speed.

    White with a blue interior.

    Back when they had rear wheel drive.

    That was a great car.
     
  7. chipking

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    1959 Triumph TR-3A Maroon with Black and white interior. Used all my saved up yard mowing money to buy it and then had to replace all 4 tires from dry rot. My dad floated me a loan for the tires that I paid back by mowing yards and shoveling sidewalks and driveways. Man was I proud of my little beast.

    ---Chip King ---
     
  8. 320090T

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    Black 57 Chevrolet in 1965. Sold it for $400 in 1970, worth a fortune now.
     
  9. Ljutic111

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    Just out of High School and I needed a car . Saw a very nice clean 1949 Ford at a gas station for sale for $100 . It was owned by an old school teacher who only used it back and forth to school and to church on Sundays (laugh). On the way home it was making so much noise like the crank was going to let go so I went to a local gas station I hung out at and put it on the lift . Needed a fill-up in the trans, may have been bone dry and after that it was one of the smoothest running cars I ever had for 3 weeks !!! Then I got headed while stopped at a red light . Thats all she wrote for that car . Joined the Navy .
     
  10. southjblue

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    You guys were in the money---My 1st car was a 1934 ford coupe(V8) and would it go---Pd $200.00---Had one window out on pasenger side---Kept a piece of cardboard handy to keep out the rain---Wish I still had it---Had to give it up when I went into the Navy---George@SJB---
     
  11. Bob Schultz

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    1963 Corvair. Paid my friend Tom Bellanca $150 for it. Ran like a champ for about a year. Joined the Air Force in 1969 and sold it for $200!

    Bob
     
  12. Michael Jobe

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    2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe, bought brand new. Was so proud of that car! It was my first, and will probably be my last, new car (or GM product). Had to do a lot of maintance on that car. Got rid of it just over a year ago, with close to 170,000 miles on it. Current ride is a 2006 Honda CRV. Not sporty, fancy, or cool. But it gets good enough milage, goes okay in the snow (GP did better), and has room for the setter and his crate in the back. So far, so good on the repairs, but I have a feeling I'm going to have to replace some suspension before inspection next April. NW PA's wonderful highways and dirt roads are always tough on vehicles.

    ~Michael
     
  13. Big Heap

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    1937 Plymouth, bought from a sportswriter who was always at the Spokane Gun Club reporting on the activities. Today his damn newspaper won't admit the gun club exists.

    Drove the car loaded with five other UofW kids back and forth from Seattle to Spokane until a three foot Christmas snowfall buried it in my folks backyard. Next spring my dad had it towed to the junk yard.
     
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    Third interest in a 1922 Model T roadster when I was in college 1948.

    First new was a 1956 Pontiac Cheiftan hardtop.

    Bill
     
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    1949 chevrolet, well used, for $26.
     
  16. OregonDon

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    I bought a 67 Plymouth from an old lady who only drove it once a year; at Indianapolis. Don
     
  17. Bruce Specht

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    1957 chevy Bel Aire 4dr, 283 CID power gluide.
     
  18. Catpower

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    A 1950 Ford F1 pick up paint screen door green with a brush, we called it the Green Avenger, exhaust pipes were rusted off about a foot from the manifold

    Had a riot in that old truck, paid $35 for it and used Dad's off road gas in it, sure was a cheap ride, but everyone always heard you coming
     
  19. Jeff P

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    1951 Chevy Pickup for $600. I scrounged for parts in damn near every junkyard in Nebraska.

    Better question: What would you give to have that first car back today????


    I'd trade a Perazzi combo straight up for mine.
     
  20. senior smoke

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    That is one beautiful car! I think that a lot of you will agree with me when I say that most guys will never forget their first girlfriend and their first car.
    Steve Balistreri
     
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