I began driving at the tail end of 10th grade(1984), and I had a payment plan with my Dad for his copper '78 AMC Pacer that he had bought new 6 years earlier. But it spent almost that whole summer in the shop, so I gave it back to him and bought a 1974 Mustang II, 4 cyl, auto, with aluminum slots and wide tires.
Then, in 1985, I bought a 1978 Cobra II with a modified 302, with about 270hp and a 4 speed. I owned it for a year, blew up 1 transmission, then sold it and bought my 4th car.
It was a red 1971 Torino GT, with a slightly modified 351c, about 325hp, auto.
Then I bought my 1st '65 Mercury Comet.
Then I graduated.