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What was your first used & new car ???

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    My first used car was a 1960 Ford with a hand choke. I paid $50.00 for it. The engine was to small for it's size and it ate a lot of gas.

    Gas was roughly 24.9 back then and I was a broke, as I was going to college working pt. I would turn off the car at long stop lights in order to save on gas. This probably hurt me more than helped the situation???

    My first new car was a 1973 Buick Century in light Gray. Drove nice, but it was a lemon. Would not start in cold or hot weather. When I turned left the windshield wipers would turn on? I traded that car for a 1974 gold Chevy Camaro that I paid $3,186.00.

    Steve
     
  2. chipking

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    My first used car was a 1959 Triumph TR-3A. Used my law mowing and odd job money and paid $500 for it. It had both the bolt on hard top and the convertible top. Clip on sliding windows. What a little rocket 4 banger with dual SU sidedrafts. I could not even begin to tell you what the mileage was BUT the Smiles per Gallon were great.

    First New car was a 1973 AMC Hornet Sportabout Wagon that I bought with my reenlistment bonus. I got it for my family (now up to wife + 2)and to save gas over my 64 Cuda. WHAT A PIG must have been a Monday morning car. Runs in the paint, wiring and interior lights cobbled together. Straight 6 engine started off getting 15 miles to the gallon and got worse as it got broken in. Kept it 1 year and traded for a 72 Nova.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  3. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    1st. used car was a 1948 Dodge sedan, 1st. new car was a 1970 Z28 Camaro.
     
  4. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    First car period was a used 1976 Type LT Camaro with 120,000 miles. First new car was a 1988 Ford EXP a two seat POS. First new Motorcycle was a 1986 Suzuki GSXR 750.

    Don't laugh at the hair and half shirt. I was 18 and very 'cool'. LOL

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    Jerked out the factory 305 and stuck a 350 i rebuilt back in it.

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  5. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    First - 68 Mustang CS 390 and a 4 speed. It would burn rubber all day long but wasn't much good beyond that. Terrible brakes. Excellent resale though - helped get me through a couple of years of college.

    First new - 86 Toyota SR5 4x4 PU. Great little truck but it was lttle. Not much good for normal truck jobs like towing and hauling more than about 500 pounds. Good for what I did with it though and never regreted owning it.
     
  6. pweld

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    1947 Plymouth 4 door. Had suicide doors and a straight six. First new was 1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible.

    Paul Welden
     
  7. avery53

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    Please don't laugh, 1957 Nash Metropolitan. New, 1969 Roadrunner.

    avery
     
  8. GoldEx

    GoldEx Active Member

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    First used car... 1966 Ford Mustang with a rippin' 302 V-8 and a 4 Speed. Someone blew up the original 289 and dropped in a 302 that had a whole lot of money put into it. Thing would scare the sh*t out of you when you put your foot in it. Title weight on the car was only 2705 pounds!! First new car... 1987 Dodge Shadow. Got a whole lot more looks in the Mustang lol!

    JK
     
  9. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    "56" Chevy Bel air 4 doo hardtop. Someone put a 283 'Vette" engine in it and I bought it for $35. Those tires would spin. My first new car was a 1977 Thunderbird. Lots of poblems with the electronic ignition. Bulge.
     
  10. mixer

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    1st used was a '52 Buick something. 1st new was a '64 Pontiac Tempest. Most fun car was a '78 Plymouth Horizon.


    Eric
     
  11. Bluzman98

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    First used car was a 1963 VW first new car was an American Motors Concorde or something like that.

    Jim C
     
  12. bkt514

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    First used car was a Dodge Dart, slant 6, and six pack of Bud fit right up into the cooling vent. First new vehicle was a GMC 1/2 ton!
     
  13. cubancigar2000

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    41 chev that my dad paid $40 for, 1st new car was a 1963 chev ss 4 spd
     
  14. Gunn

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    First used was a 1959 Austin Healey (Bug Eyed) Sprite. First new was a 1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500. I still love those English sports cars. Drive all weekend, work on them all week. Tim
     
  15. hoot619

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    Mine was a 37 Plymouth in 1958 or 59 with a Rem.shotgun given to me in the deal double barrel spur hammer 10 guage sawed of to about 20". He liked to deer hunt and outside his camp on a small hill was a apple tree. It was about 20 yds, away. I still have the shotgun and really wish I had the car. Ole Matt was my Great Uncle and long gone. Ist new one was a 64 chev supersport Impala 327 in it I think. Automatic would keep up with my buddies 63 Bonneville to about a 90 or better if I remember right. Ken U
     
  16. shutnlar

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    First was a '65 Corvair Corsa rag-top 4 speed TURBO! 2nd was a '63 split-window 'Vette that I gave $2,500 of my hard earned USAF dollars for- sold it 2 weeks later to keep my license. First new was a '69 Nova 350/300hp 4 speed-gone when the rugrats started arriving.

    Larry
     
  17. oldgahchamp

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    My first car was a 1939 Pontiac Coupe, 6 cyl. Paid $25 when I was 15. First new car was a 65 Chev wagon. 3 sp, 283 @ about $2900. Larry Evans
     
  18. Patrick Haskins

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    1st car was a combo, 60 and 61 Ford Falcon. One with a blown trans and the other a blown engine. Cobbled together to make one car. I paid 50cents and two packs of Luckys for both cars. 1st new was a 1970 Torino. POS, but it was probably a good deal at the time.
    Pat Haskins
     
  19. skeeljc

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    First used car was a 1957 Ford Fairlane convertible (it used to be my Mom's).

    First new car was a 1964 Pontiac Catalina with a 389 and a 4 speed. I think it cost $2800.

    Jim Skeel
     
  20. warren

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    First used car 1940 Chevy overhead valve straight six with a vacum shift transmission. Top speed 55, heater and radio and self starter that's it. Got it 1949 and drove it for about 5 years, then a 1950 Chey 4 door with a powerglide trans. it would go about 65.

    warren
     
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