My first car out of HS

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Re: My first car out of HS

Post #31 by Solina Dave » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:20 am

This is me when I was 17 in 1964 washing my first car. I'd had it almost a year at this time. It's a '61 Pontiac Parisienne, and a top of the line car, but it was pretty well options free. It didn't have a radio when I bought it, but I soon fixed that. I mean, it didn't even have a cigarette lighter. Those were options back then. It had a 230 cu.in. straight six.
The Chevelle isn't mine, but it looks identical to the one I had. It's exactly the same colour, the same stance, and it even had those red-line tires. An SS396/375hp/4speed, that I bought in 1970 with 6000 miles. Those were great times for a 23 year old.

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Re: My first car out of HS

Post #32 by twowings » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:34 am

wingrider wrote:
twowings wrote:Started with a 64 Pontiac convertible in Sept 1972 for $600
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Not mine but close.

Then moved up to this in early 1973!! for only $1000

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Not mine but close.

Had this for 9 years and 5 engines.


What engines did you have in the B?


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Re: My first car out of HS

Post #33 by Sandy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:48 pm

Hillman Minx.
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Re: My first car out of HS

Post #34 by Oldtech » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:38 pm

I got my first bike when I was 16 but didn't get a car until I was 23. First was a 1956 Mercedes similar to this. The stupid
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thing almost bankrupt me to keep it running so I sold it. Got my next car at age 27 just before I got married but I always had a bike.
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Re: My first car out of HS

Post #35 by wingrider » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:58 am

I had a bike right from the day I turned 16. Got it before I turned actually, but got my license and bike cert on the day.
It was a 1978 Honda CX500 that had a small Vetter fairing on it. Looked like this one:

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Rode the bike everywhere till snow hit, then pulled out the first car from storage.

My first car in high school was a 1981 Plymouth TC3 that was my Dad's commuter car. It sat for a few years before I got it.

Looked a lot like this one:

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My first vehicle after high school was a Dodge Ramcharger

Mine had different wheels, but looked like this:

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As with many here, I have had a bike the whole time as well! :crosso
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Re: My first car out of HS

Post #36 by Gowing » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:01 pm

This thread looks like scenes from Mannix or cannon back in the 70’s.
Just love seeing those cars and reading the stories.
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Re: My first car out of HS

Post #37 by Solina Dave » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:25 pm

Whiskerfish wrote:I never owned a car till after I got married. Before I joined the navy in 78 I had owned too many motorcycles to count. Probably 30+. I would buy stuff other kids had worked on and screwed up for cheap and fix them and then sell them. For cars Mom would buy a winter beater every fall and the big Olds station wagon would go in the garage for the winter to keep the salt off it. We all shared it whatever the Winter Bomb was. I remember a 71 Maverick, a 60's something covair and several others. Once I left home Dad "loaned" me his 75 Chevy Monza under the pretense that I would fix it up and return it. I fixed it up got drunk and totaled it. Come to find out he planned to give it to me. The first car I actually owned was a 71 Ford 4 door LTD sedan. Was a wedding gift from my older sister. It did not last long. It looked real nice but it spent too many years in the Buffalo salt and the body would shift on the frame when cornering. After that was a 71 Dodge Challenger with the inline 6. It drank oil like gas and I had no place to work on it. Traded it in 82 for a brand new Ford EXP. A fun car but not really appropriate as my Step Son quickly outgrew the back seat area. After the move to Maine in 83 we got a Toyota Tercel Station wagon and a early 70's Toyota SR5 Longbed PU as a second. Sold the Pickup before the cross country to catch a plane for Hawaii in 87. Had that Tercel a long time. Then a older toyota sedan as a second car while in Hawaii. We brought the Tercel back with us, after we returned to Virginia in 90 and then we got a 92 Ford Explorer 2 door. Rusty drove the Tercel station wagon for a work truck until she got T-Boned and then I bought a bare bones Isuzu Pickup for the Wife's work truck. Then traded the Explorer for a Toyota T-100, and bought my Wife's First Wrangler. The T-100 was eventually traded for a Tundra and the Wrangler was replaced with a new Wrangler. The Tundra was replaced with my Current 2010 Dodge Ram and the 2nd Wrangler was replaced with a Nissan Pathfinder that we just Traded last month for a new Wrangler Unlimited.

Feel like I am out of breath from trying to remember all that!!!!


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2nd motorcycle-1978 GL1000

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