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Old 03-26-2013, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default What was your first car?

I had an '86 IROC-Z Camaro.

I was 16 and wanted an IROC since they hit the showroom floor. Worked my ass off several summers to save up. I finally found one...mint condition. Garage kept. It was nice. Still being in high school, I ended up canceling the full coverage insurance for liability to save a few bucks. Hell at the rate it drank fuel, it was hard enough affording gas at $1.10 gal!!

3 weeks later I totaled it. $9800 down the drain. Cool car tho.

Bought #2 later...this one just decorates the garage.

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1972 Fiat 128...Dad gave it to me in 1975...drove the $hit out of that thing.

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I had an '86 IROC-Z Camaro.

I was 16 and wanted an IROC since they hit the showroom floor. Worked my ass off several summers to save up. I finally found one...mint condition. Garage kept. It was nice. Still being in high school, I ended up canceling the full coverage insurance for liability to save a few bucks. Hell at the rate it drank fuel, it was hard enough affording gas at $1.10 gal!!

3 weeks later I totaled it. $9800 down the drain. Cool car tho.
1949 Mercury 2 door coupe. Gas then was 0.39 / gal.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:57 AM   #4
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Depends what you mean by "mine".

About 1995, my dad got the company car. I drove my dad's old '77 Buick LeSabre (350 V8, 4 barrel carburetor, 12 mpg) exclusively, then a few years later went for a 1990 Chevy Cavalier.

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1987 Ford Bronco II

This isn't a picture of mine, just one I found on the net. Mine had rust patterns on the doors, I used to tell people they were from shotgun pellet. Some people actually believed me too.

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Old 03-26-2013, 03:58 AM   #6
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Ouch. Mine was a 1977 Delta 88 Oldsmobile station wagon, pea green.

Wrecked it by running a stop sign (I was 16 and stupid: my dad believed in wrapping us kids in as much sheet metal as he could afford; wise man) and getting T-boned at 45 MPH by a Mercedes.

The wagon was sort of dented; the Mercedes was shortened by three feet. No one was hurt, but because I'd managed to bend the frame a little, the car was totaled.

Driving it was like steering a boat. The thing had five inches of play in the steering wheel before it registered your desire to change direction. I hated that car at the time, but boy do I appreciate it now.

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1948 Chevy pickup, bought in 1971 for $100. Drove it til it broke down about 6 months later and sold it for $400.

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A rusty red colored 1984 Chevette. Hatchback. Traveled many miles in that car before finally abandoning it on the side of the road. Wish I had a pic.

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First vehicle I purchased



1952 Willys M-38



Jeep, With trailer ('52 M-100) and snorkel


As purchased 15 years earlier than above pics.

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'74 3/4 ton Chevy. Could see the pavement through the floorboards.

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