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Old 10-11-2016, 07:11 PM   #31
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1977 Chevy Impala. Had brown mag wheels and a banged up front end. Think it had a 305 that back-fired on me when I floored it to pass someone.
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:24 PM   #32
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1948 Studebaker, 226 cu, flathead 6 - got real good scratch with that thing - IN REVERSE! Obligatory "reenlistment" wheels - sweet '68 Sport Fury in 383 with white vinyl buckets (could just hose it out after evening's libo).
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:49 PM   #33
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1978 Pontiac Firebird gold in color. If you remember the show the Rockford Files, that's what my car looked like. 😁
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:04 PM   #34
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:15 PM   #35
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1964 Olds F-85 with the 231ci V6. I bought it off a high school buddy. It had no reverse due to being accidentally put into reverse while going 50mph. If I remember correctly, his arm bumped the shifter on the center console and the reverse lock out didn't work. Once I bought the car from my buddy, my dad and I picked up a used trans from the junk yard and threw it in. It worked great after that. A few months later I sold it to my neighbor at a profit. That car was then sold to a local film crew that was filming a demolition derby scene for a movie. My car died a movie star of sorts. If I remember correctly, my car was the first to smash into a Rolls Royce that was driven by the young couple trying to elope. The movie was the first feature film directed by Ron Howard called Grand Theft Auto. After that car, I probably had at least 20 different cars before I reached age 20. I would usually buy the cars that needed a major repair, fix them up and then sell for profit. There were a few that I did not make a profit.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:34 PM   #36
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Awww comeon - doesn't anybody else have any pictures?

First car was this 1951 Mercury Coup. It had a flat head V8 and 3 on the tree.

My parents had a family friend who had been a repo man. Back in the 1960's they didn't use tow trucks - it was too easy to hotwire a car. Repo men worked in pairs, one would lookout for the owner while the other hotwired the car and drove it away. "Uncle Jack" used this car to do his repo work. The car had a bullet hole in the back drivers side door that went clean through the back seat and through the floorboard. Someone had taken a shot at him while doing repo work. My friends in High School thought that bullet hole was the COOLEST thing - so I never repaired it.

But another strange thing about Uncle Jack - he never drove on the early expressways and never drove faster than about 40 mph (perhaps that's why he didn't get away fast enough to miss that bullet :-)) So as long as I drove under 40 that engine was perfect - drive faster than that and it would burn a quart of oil per tank of gas.

And the transmission was SHOT. 1st was fine, but the tranny wouldn't stay in 2nd. You had to keep your hand on the shifter and press up HARD to keep it in 2nd. Then getting it into 3rd required a certain fast Flick of the wrist that none of the rest of my family could master. A friend and I took the transmission apart once and the main gear was so chewed up we just closed it back up as I couldn't afford the parts.

I drove that car my last 2 years of HS and first year of college. My Dad paid $75 for that car and I sold it 3 years later for $100.

My dad didn't help me with that car - he was working 6 days a week during that time (probably to pay for my college). But when I was younger we did work on his 1938 Ford standard 2d Coup. That car was in pristine condition. Sadly, the reason we worked on it was so Dad could sell it. I really wish I still had that car today.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:44 PM   #37
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1966 Biscala

My first was a 1966 Chevy Biscala. Never heard of one? It was a 1966 Chevy Biscayne station wagon (gold) with a 'doghouse' (fenders, grill, hood) of a 1966 Impala (blue). I could never get in trouble because my parents and everyone else knew it was me.
Here's my list:
#1 1966 Biscala
#2 1969 Chevy Nova totaled in snowstorm
#3 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 was replaced with 6 cyl during Arab Oil Embargo
#4 1972 AMC Hornet bought from parents
#5 1971 Plymouth Duster
#6 1978 Plymouth Horizon
#7 1982 Chevy Celebrity
#8 1986 Pontiac Grand Am
#9 1988 Olds Cutlass Supreme
#10 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
#11 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse
#12 2004 Jeep Liberty
#13 2007 Honda Ridgeline
#14 1989 Chevy Camaro IROC Z-28
#15 2008 VW Eos
#16 2015 GMC Sierra
My favorite is #14 and it still only has 14,000 original miles.
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Old 10-11-2016, 09:03 PM   #38
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My first was a 1966 Chevy Biscala. Never heard of one? It was a 1966 Chevy Biscayne station wagon (gold) with a 'doghouse' (fenders, grill, hood) of a 1966 Impala (blue). I could never get in trouble because my parents and everyone else knew it was me.
Here's my list:
#1 1966 Biscala
#2 1969 Chevy Nova totaled in snowstorm
#3 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 was replaced with 6 cyl during Arab Oil Embargo
#4 1972 AMC Hornet bought from parents
#5 1971 Plymouth Duster
#6 1978 Plymouth Horizon
#7 1982 Chevy Celebrity
#8 1986 Pontiac Grand Am
#9 1988 Olds Cutlass Supreme
#10 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
#11 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse
#12 2004 Jeep Liberty
#13 2007 Honda Ridgeline
#14 1989 Chevy Camaro IROC Z-28
#15 2008 VW Eos
#16 2015 GMC Sierra
My favorite is #14 and it still only has 14,000 original miles.

#3 makes me sad.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:18 PM   #39
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That was another good one. Bought from my best friend. It was immaculate! Maroon with a white interior, Hurst shifter, 411 rear end. After the 6-cyl was put in, I could barely do 60 MPH. Sad the day I sold it. Should have put it on blocks and put a 400 back in years later. It would be worth probably 40 grand right now.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:25 PM   #40
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1959 Ford Custom fordor Pitty tink in color
1957 Chevy 210 wagon
1961 Ford Country sedan wagon
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1967 Cougar
1970 Mustang
1974 Mercury Vomet
1956 Ford x2
1967 Econoline van
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1990 Ford Ranger
1998 Ford Ranger SC
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2007 F150
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