My ride in High School (1966-1967) was a white '58 Chevy Impala which cost me $500. I didn't know it at the time but I apparently influenced Ron Howard because he drove one just like mine to High School in American Graffiti in 1973.
The only thing mine didn't have was the pin-striping.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, WOW, What a ride!" - Anonymous