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HI,<P>What was your first car?<BR>Mine was a 1947 Chevrolet Coupe.<BR>I bought it in 1956,I was a Senior in high school.<BR>It was a tu-toned blue,dark fenders,lots of real chrome to shine.<BR>It was a great first car,wish I had it now.<P> "think spring"<BR><P>------------------<BR>MAC<BR>

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My first car was and is still my 1980 Mercedes 230 CE 2d HT Coupe. I bought it in 1990. Invested a lot since then but runs fantastic.<P>Tom<P>------------------<BR>Thomas Borchers<BR>Member of AACA # 004829<BR>HCCA and MAFCA

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I bought a 1960 Ford Fairlane six banger with a 3 speed on the column for $95.00 when I was 16 that my dad told me not to buy. I had my mother sign for it and drove it home where it broke down. As my father has said many times "I told you so".

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Oh how I wish I still had my first car!<P>A 1937 Buick Century Convertible. Black, red leather, tan top, sidemounts and rumble seat. smile.gifsmile.gif<P>It was my mother's 35th birthday present and was still in the family 12 years later in 1949 when I turned 16. My father gave it to me and then took it back a week later after deciding that, "It is too much car for a 16 year old." He then gave it to his 42 year old sister. frown.gif<P>Still looking for one like it after all these years. ~ hvs

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1962 Ford Galaxie 500, 352 cid with power NOTHING. Steered like a Mack Truck. It was a gift from my grandfather. It had been his car. He actually gave it to me several years before I was old enough to drive it. I had to wait until I was 16. Not being the sportiest thing in the school parking lot, I took a lot of crap off some of the other guys with Mustangs and Camaros. Hey, it ran. It got me where I needed to go. The price was right, and some guys didn't have one at all. Count your blessings.

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My first car was a 1931 Buick that I towed home with most of the engine in the back seat. I was 15 ,and I put it together and was one of the few sophomores to have a car. Actually in 1948 I was one of very few school kids that had wheels.

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My first car was a 1950 Plymouth Special Delux 4 door sedan, dark blue going on purple. Happily sold to buy a Bug Eye Austin Healy Sprite. No, I don't want it back, and I don't fit in Sprites any more.

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50 Chevy Club Coupe - two-tone green (sea mist lower, dark green upper). Nice car, but not exactly a chick magnet. Bought it from the school district dental hygenist in 1955. Drove it through my junior year in college when it sort of gave out. I was putting 1+ quarts of oil in with every fillup. Talk about air pollution. grin.gif

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My first to drive was a 1949 Crosley Station Wagon. It really belong to my grandfather who sold Crosleys till went out of business in the USA.<P>Then it was a 1935 Ford 4dr that came from an estate my father was handling as a lawyer. The ole gent that had the car had passed with no known survivors. Alas, he did have one that came forward after I had the '35 for a couple of months. All my work in polish and interior cleaning for not. It appeared that the ole gent was the only occupant over the many years. Not a mark in the rear seat area, only dust everywhere.<P>Then I really got my first car. Mine because I paid $100 for it. A 1936 Chevrolet 4dr Master Deluxe. Lots of good times in that one. Could write a book with several chapters from my wife. But not on this thread.<P>Chuck

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1948 Chrysler New Yorker Coupe bought for $250 when i was 16yo in 1977.<P>I STILL OWN IT TODAY! smile.gif<P>Peter<P>------------------<BR>Peter Gariepy<BR>peterg@aaca.org<P>www.aaca.org

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My first love was 1968 Cougar XR7, bought it for $400.00 in 1978. I can say it was my first love because I met my wife a year later. I spent most of my high school years putting in a new 390 engine, and working to have enough money for a new paint job.<P>My wife totaled it 2 months after we were married. My first question after she called to tell me about the accident was "how's the Cougar?.":0 I have never lived that down.<BR>(I knew she was alright, she was on the phone.)<P>I wish I still had that car, but I do still have my wife. grin.gif<P>cj<BR>

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Mine was a 1959 TR3. I bought it in the summer and regretted it in the Illinois Winter. I therfore bought an MGB-GT and various other British cars.<BR>My first American car was a 63 Chevy Impala that I bought when me and a friend were moving from Illinois to California.

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My dad came home one day and asked if I wanted a 38 Chevy, I was a senior in high school. I said deffinately, it was at the loacal chevy dealer at $100.00. We went down to buy it and it was already sold, My dad didn't put the $1.00 down to hold it. I was sick.<P>The salesman took us into the shop where one of the mechanics had a 1956 Chevy, six cyclinder for sale for $125.00, we bought it on the spot. I fixed the head lights, rust you know, Nosed and Decked it and kept it two years when someone took it off my hands in the service. i say took it off my hands because he never paid me more than $10.00 before he went awal. I never saw him again or the car.

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1969 Ambassador wagon, along with a great deal of accessory iron oxide. I was a college sophomore. What do want for free from your mechanic grandfather? Followed by....<P>1971 Datsun wagon, almost entirely iron oxide (engine literally fell out in the street 10 months later). What do you want for $135 with $135 worth of 1 week old tires from your mechanic grandfather? Followed by...<P>1960 Ford Falcon Fordor, absolutely no iron oxide and only 18K miles. (I'd actually saved up $600 in my senior year of college.) Drove that car up to 54k, and restored it as my first antique 10 years later. Put over $4000 into it. Nobody cared. Eventually sold it in 1993 to a guy who used it to show resort properties for sale on Bear Island in Lake Superior.<p>[This message has been edited by Dave@Moon (edited 01-16-2001).]

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My first car was a '49 Willys St. wagon. Never got to drive as I never got it on the road. The 6 cyl. engine was missing a piston and rod and couldn't find a replacement plus teh car needed alot of work. Gave up on restoring it.<P>First car on the road was a '64 Ermine White Chevrolet Chevy II 400 series Nova. 4dr with blue interior. Car had 99,998 miles on it. Car was from NC and bought it in NY from My high auto instructor that bought cars from the south and sold in NY. Brought the car back to NC when I moved. traded it for a '86 Jeep CJ7 after already having bought a '63 Chevy II 2dr hardtop to restore.

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Mine was a Glacier Blue 1939 Buick Special sidemounted sedan with all blue leather upholstery. Purchased it January 29, 1955 when I was 16 for $100 from a friend of my parents. My first love told me one night that the kids around school called it "Beauchamp's Hearse" and that was it. On July 31, 1955 my Dad helped me trade it on a 1952 Plymouth Belvedere hardtop. By November the girl was gone and I mourned the Buick. On my birthday, Oct 19, 1963 I purchased another 39 Buick and spent 3 restoration efforts over 18 years building it into an exact duplicate of my first car and winning a Grand National First. Finally after another 18 years I put it up for a Grand National Senior in 2000 and made it. I truly and completly love that old Buick.<p>[This message has been edited by Dynaflash8 (edited 01-17-2001).]

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as a sophmore in hs in 1963, i bought a 53 chevy 210 sport coupe for 75$.it was a great car but i wrecked it my senior year (faulty vacuum windshield wipers) and didn't have another car until i graduated college and bought it myself. when i turned 50 i decided to buy another and restore it. i'm almost there. recently my wife (my girl friend then)was helping me clean it up when she noted that the back seat in this one isn't as large as the back seat in my old one.i had to point out to her that between the two of us there is an extra 100 lbs with us now.i loved em both then and i love em both now.

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A 1955 Ford Mainliner two-door sedan with white top and black body. Six cylinder with I don't remember how many miles and a stick shift. Got me through my first year of work and a year of graduate school. It motivated me to learn auto mechanics when after several unsuccessful trips to the dealer to fix an engine miss; a co-worker disassembled the carburetor and replaced the economiser valve to fix the problem. Total cost less than $1.00! If he could do it, so could I. Traded it on a 1959 Ford Galaxie 500 two-door sedan with automatic and 352 V-8; but that's another story.<P>jnp

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The first car I owned was a graduation present from my Mom and Dad. A brand new 1967 327 Chevelle (Marina Blue, is there any other color!) It was a real beauty! I owned the car until 1979, only had a few problems. Ignition went out once, and the heater controls broke. I was sorry to see it go, but had a new baby on the way and hubby didn't think it was reliable enough! Hoping someday I can find another!

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My first car purchase was in August of 1973: A 1933 Plymouth. I still have it.

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bill s. - me too! mine was a tr-3 and also in illinois.<P>my first car was a red 1958 tr-3. bought it from the very back row of the local mg/jaguar/fiat/austin healey dealership. it was such a cool alternative to what most of the juniors in high school had for their first cars - '55 chevys and such. i bought it in april. never bothered to erect the side curtains; they sat in the trunk until fall. but by november i was pretty tired of side curtains. not a bad old car, worst problem was overheating.<P>went on to more reliable stuff during college (volkswagens) but eleven years later bought a black 1959 tr-3 off the back row of another car lot (this one in colorado). by then had a company car so could play a bit with an old triumph; actually enjoyed it more second time around. that was the start of second(& third, & fourth, & fifth, etc. cars).<P>- ranchero -

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My first car was a 1929 Studebaker Commander sedan, I bought it when I was 16 and a junior in High School. I had that car for almost 25 years. Here is a picture of me with the car on the day I bought it: <A HREF="http://www.softcom.net/users/huston/ASC2/SDH_photos/Profile_MH_02.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://www.softcom.net/users/huston/ASC2/SDH_photos/Profile_MH_02.jpg</A> <BR>This is how it looked when I sold it 25 years later: <A HREF="http://www.softcom.net/users/huston/ASC2/SDH_photos/Profile_MH_01.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://www.softcom.net/users/huston/ASC2/SDH_photos/Profile_MH_01.jpg</A> <BR>There are time when I am sorry I sold the old girl, called her Gertie, but my beloved partner in life will allow only one toy at a time and I now have a 1929 Studebaker President Brougham, which I am doing major work on. I never did any thing to Gertie, other than tires, tune up and oil changes. Never broke down and always started on the first try. Boy do I miss her.<BR>

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From the years of your first cars, you guys obviously date me! <P>My first car was a 77 Nova 2 door with 1/2 vynal top, baby blue all over. My 2 sisters learned how to drive in it, never scrached it! My brother tried to learn how to drive in it. He got side-swiped by a cabby in Boston, pushed him into a row of parked cars (Ma was with him, definitly a true story)! There wasn't a panel on it without damage! Dad had it repaired...then my brother was on a 4 lane highway (128) in a snow storm, lady tapped him, he spun...there wasn't a panel on it without damage (sound farmiliar? He did this to several other cars too!) Dad had it repaired again (I still needed to get my licence...why buy a new car now) but this time he got the "just put it back together" job. The rear qtrs were from 2 different years (neither was 77!) Needless to say, he gave me the car in the end (he thought it was worthless) We went to trade it in around '83 the dealer said they would give us 400 buck for it. I was mortified! "what!? It still runs, what do you mean 400 bucks!" I took it home and sold it for a 1000! Dad was shocked! <BR>Now you know why Dad sold me the 27 Depot Hack and not my brother! (Sorry Tom!)

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63 Impala 4-dr with a straight 6 drove it to college. Last I heard it was still alive and running.<P>------------------<BR>Gatomon

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