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Old 12-30-2005, 10:55 PM
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Bought My First Car Today

Hey guys today I finally bought my first car. A 1986 Corvette with the targa top.

I have to say it suprised me how quick I decided to buy it. I heard about it

yesterday and today I driving it. Just like to welcome myself to car ownership. I

not bragging I just had to tell somebody so I figured this site would be best. I'm

really exited a bout it. Any of you guys remember your first car, tell me about it.

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:00 PM
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Congratulations on your first car. Pretty cool start.

My first car was a '69 Mach 1, 351 with four speed, Black Jade paint with flat black hood. Bought it for $850 when I was 15. Wish I had kept that one.
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:01 PM
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Sweet! Got any pics? I got me an 85', even though its not a carbed engine, its still alot of fun to drive. Im sure you'll enjoy yours, they are fun cars.

My first car is a 86' chevy C-10, I turned it into my Hotrod. I can't really call it my old truck, since its a year newer than my daily driver vette.


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First car

Well up till I went in the army I drove what my Dad had in the driveway..While I was in Vietnam I was saving up so I could get a car when I got home..

My Dad sent me a postcard and asked me if I would like one of these..It was the new Ford Mustang..Just a postcard as that is all the dealer had to give out and he had not seen one yet himself..

Any way wrote Dad back and said yeah that is a neat car..How Much tho??? Dad asked the dealer what it would take to buy one of those and as I recall it was about 2400 dollars which was a lot of money in those days..

Well I sweat-ed and stewed over and thought about it..Dad wrote and told me he thought I should have a least one sporty car and I would have along time to drive pickups so I should go ahead..

Well I did go ahead and order the Mustang, burgundy with a white interior..4 speed..289..handling package..all the good stuff Ford had at the time..This was before Shelby did anything with Mustangs..

Now that car set on the dealers showroom floor until I got home..Quite a few people offered to buy it, even offered a premium as they were a hot item when they first came out..people even drove out quite a ways to see it as it was one of the few any dealers had at the time..

Drove that car from here in Washington to Virginia down to Georgia..Alabama and drag raced it down there on some of the local tracks..Took a well built SBC or big block to beat it on the strip..As far as on the road with that handling package well when we go to the first corner games up guys I was long gone..course I was a bit crazier back in those days..

Even did some cannonball runs in that car., Was good for that as it would cruise at about 95-100 all day long..that is if one could find a road that was less traveled. Funny I did not get many tickets tho maybe was just lucky..

Thanks for tripping my trigger on some fond memories..!!!

I would like to do that, OneMoreTime
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No pics yet but it's white and has the stock rims so it's pretty much what pops

up on google when you type it in.
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So let me get this straight, you just bought yer first car which is a "86 vette"

BUT

in this post here -----> Cars not for sale

You said you were driving your 68 camaro SS clone and some dude offered to buy it off you?

Why don't you take a hike you little liar?
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You got owned!
So lets see some pics of this 'new first car' or your 'old other car' aka Camaro.
Let me guess...no camera?
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Both posts are on the same page in the lounge. It amazes me how bad people can be at lying.
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yes that is it , no camera funny how that happens

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Oh well, some people!

Liked the thread idea though. My first car was 50 Chevy with a Hurst on the floor. Dark green. Slightly pushed up six. Kinda pokey compared to today's standards but good enough in the early sixties. Loved that car!! Wish I had pictures. Still think about it. Went through a 32 5 window, 32 Tudor, 58 Chevy convert, couple fastback Mustangs, few other odds and ends and then bought a 60 Porshe roadster. Six old Porsche's later I now have a 73 911 Targa which will be up for sale this spring, a Ford Escort and a van. After the Porshe's gone I intend to get my youth back by buying a rod. Like to have a 47 Ford convert or something in the mid fifties. Love a 56 Ford convert. Always try to go to the "Back to the Fities" in MN, so I know they are out there. Currently live in the nothern subs of Chicago, where anything other then a Lexus or Cadilac SUV is not understood. Why the hell did Porsche make a SUV? Bought a house in Iowa built by my wifes Great Grandfather. Old victorian. Plan to move there and spend time working on the house and a neat car during the long winters.

This was a bit long. Like the Holiday letters from my wifes relatives. Sorry. Early morning New Years Eve eve. Not much else to do. Happy New Years Eve all!!!
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my first car was a 84 firebird v6, it was just a project car, and it sat while i was away at school, when i got back i needed something reliable

a friend from highschool (i use the term loosly now) had a 88 mustang convertable 4 cylinder that as in pretty decent shape, it was black, with 2 paintjobs on it and door dings end to end, looked like it was in a hail storm at some point, but all the dents were tiny

i drove it home without plates (2 miles) and on the way home all the sudden it got a funny tranny noise

i fugured "oh well, i got it cheap enough" and was gonna drive it while i found a tranny, got it home, washed it, and went to park it in the shade while i detailed it .... i blew the tranny just backing it slowly onto the lawn

so the tranny search started immediatly .... it turned out that NOONE in the area had a used tranny for it, and a rebuild was like 1700

so the first car i would up having on the road was the $400 parts car i bought for it .... lol

the convertable became a project car
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My first was a 1960 VW I paid $25. for it and pushed across from the neighbors house I was in Jr. high at the time. My dad and I worked on it till I was Sophomore in high school till when I was able to get the sun roof headliner put in and send it to the body shop for paint. A word of advise never put your vehicle in the paint shop during hunting season if the owner is a hunter. I can't remember how long it took but finally it was out my folks went and picked it up for me since I was running my paper route. Man I was so proud the next day when I drove it to school. That afternoon we were going over a drainage ditch and found some one had dug a trench across the road on the other side we found this by driving the front fender's into the front wheels and I had enough momentum for us to go on through and tore off the exhaust and bent the rear fenders up. My buddy called my mom from the Circle K and asked what he should do as I was sitting in the car crying. Mom told him to tell me to pull the fenders out and finish the route as customers were calling wondering where their papers were. I never put another dime into it when the motor crapped out I parked it years later my dad gave it to my brother in law who finally decided to pull the body to make a dune buggy only to find that apparently that night we also broke the front end mounts and never knew it .
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This was a bit long. Like the Holiday letters from my wifes relatives.
No reason to be sorry, you've had some cool cars. I'd still would like to have a 50 Chev 6 cyl. with split manifold, too cool. Mine was a 55 Plymouth 4dr. with a red ram hemi, ugly but pretty quick. Dan
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Well...I also believe this is a good thread regardless of the LIAR who started it. My first car was (did they have this car in the US?) a 1970 1600 Cortina. Can you say Epidemic? My second car was a 1970 El Camino with a "327 Corvette engine". I'm embarrassed now to have fallen for that one! My 6th car was a 75 Vette though.
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