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posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 10:27 PM
I got my first car back in 1979.
I had a friend who was known for making bold statments, but sometimes not folowing through.
In this case, he said " When I go in the NAVY, I'll sell you my car for 100, bucks."

So, only by chance did I have 100 bucks on me at the time. I had just gotten paid.
I pulled out the cash, and gave him 100. Telling him, I would pick up the car when he was ready to go. He actually followed through on that one.

This car was nothing special, but it was big, and it ran like a top. It got me through college, and more.

Without Further ado, a link, not my pic, but an identical car.
The 1966 Chevelle 4 door station wagon!

This one has the same wheels, and is the same color as mine.
It was the party wagon!
I also sold it 5 years later for 300 bucks, so it was "an investment" LOL

BTW, if you really like cars, vote for an Automotive forum here:

And don't forget, show me your FIRST CAR!

[edit on 23-8-2006 by spacedoubt]

posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 10:40 PM
Good thread, space.

I still have a picture of my first car somewhere, but it's after I rolled it!

I'll see if I can find a picture of another.

posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 10:53 PM

Here's my first car. Yes, I crashed it. I was driving like a maniac on a forest road when my front left tire exploded at a very critical time. My car went flying into the forest, I could see trees flying around me. *BAAANG! CRASH!!*...
I didn't get hurt (!) but the car was totally wrecked. It used to be a Datsun 120y made in 1975. I was 18

posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 10:58 PM
Dear God, Helmutt.

That's one of the worst wrecks I've ever seen.

I had to put my glasses on and get to within six inches of the screen to make sure it was a car.

[edit on 2006/8/23 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 11:01 PM
I have to admit, the car didn't look this bad after the crash. When this picture was taken it has been wrecked even more...
But I was very lucky that I didn't get killed.

posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 11:02 PM
I started out at 17 with one of these:

That lasted for a year then i moved up. I now have a good car finaly lol

posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 11:14 PM
Here's a picture of a car identical to the first car I ever owned. I was nineteen.

It's a 1969 Buick Opel Rallye. I bought it brand new for just a little over $3000. I had hoped to buy something a little more racy, but my tour in Vietnam was cut short and that's the way most young Marines saved enough to buy a new cars in those days, if they survived.

It was a fun little car to drive, but it really wasn't up to the kind of drivng I was interested in and I rolled it. The center of gravity was just a little high.

Regardless, I burned up the roads in that car all up and down the eastern seaboard, while I was stationed in North Carolina and Virginia.

I actually blew the engine on a trip from New Mexico to Connecticut and had to sell it for junk because there was no way the car could have made it back to New Mexico.

It didn't even last long enough for me to pay it off (I had a three year note), but I had so much fun in that car that, to this day, I still feel I got my money's worth.

[edit on 2006/8/23 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 04:52 PM
Wow Helmutt. Glad you made it out of that one.
A spatula and a towtruck please.

Grady, so what was your raplacement car?
Something a little more sporty?

posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 05:29 PM
A 1970 Opel Manta, purchased in 1982.

A damn good car after I replaced the original motor. :shk:

Got me everywhere I needed to go for the better part of a year, and then it was stored in my brother's garage until I got back from basic and tech school. After a new battery and an oil/filter change I followed the wife back to San Antonio without incident, except for that daggone water pump ordeal just outside of Austin.

Sold it to an acquaintence two years later for $300. He took it to California, and I've never seen the car, or heard from him again.

Any Cali members seen a, by now, rusted out and delapidated orange '70 Opel on the streets?

It did have a few "custom" body modifications performed by YI, Inc.*

*Youthful Indescretions, Inc.

Good Thread


[edit: to add]

'tis a shame, that was a nice car.
on your "walking away" from that one. Whatta train wreck that was.

[edit on 8/24/2006 by 12m8keall2c]

posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 05:41 PM
Upon reinflation, is this what your car looked like Helmutt?

Hey Tebbo, is that a Yugo?
How did that drive?

posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 06:05 PM
My first was a black 1993 Camaro (I guess I'm a little younger) bought in 1996 I think, it was a 5-speed but only the 6-banger model
(Dad didn't want to pay the insurance premiums for a 6-speed V8 for a male highschool kid) Looks just like this, without that RS (I think) spoiler - just had the stock, plus I had (illegally) blacked out both the headlights and taillights (and had 3% window tint) - just so I was sure I was cool

Unfortunately, it too was totalled by somebody who hit me and ran

edit: doh, I guess I didn't know how to properly post images

[edit on 24-8-2006 by AlphaHumana]

edit2: Forgot to add - I got it QUITE cheap from a lady from Germany who didn't speak great English and it was her husband's car so in the newspaper she listed it as a "CAMERO", which of course doesn't exist so it was sent to the bottom of the classifieds.

[edit on 24-8-2006 by AlphaHumana]

posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 07:34 PM

Originally posted by space doubt
Grady, so what was your replacement car?
Something a little more sporty?

A 1967 Mustang with a six cylinder and a three speed manual. It was sporty and amply powered. I ran it into a tree and totaled it.

[edit on 2006/8/24 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 08:20 PM
thats a beauty Grady.

But, wrecked it? You wrecked your first and second cars?
We're you "runnin shine" or something? LOL

posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 09:06 PM

Originally posted by spacedoubt

is this what your car looked like Helmutt?

Nope. Almost, but not quite the same. My car had a different rear
Like this:

I bought it for almost nothing and had a lot of fun with it

posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 09:09 PM
in 1997 i got a 1990 chevy lumina, damn thing was a bus

posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 01:49 PM
I had a 4 door 1988 ford escort lx. 5th day I had my license I wrapped it around a tree. :shk:

posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 02:06 PM
was a crappy black geo prizm...

it got stolen by hookers once or well actually stolen by a crack head and traded to hookers then abandonded, and the police called me and it was all mudded out...

ahhh memories

then it got totaled in a pile up


age 17 at the time

posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 02:22 PM
My first car was a 1951 Meteor. My uncle gave it to me for my 16th birthday and it had 'Queenie' painted on the back bumper.

It looked much like that link I provided when it finally went 'into the light'.

posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 02:25 PM
ahhh the memories...

1974 Pontiac Firebird.

Of course mine wasn't in nearly as good of shape as this one...

posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 02:38 PM

Originally posted by spacedoubt wrecked it? You wrecked your first and second cars?
We're you "runnin shine" or something?

I've never did run moonshine, but I also totalled my 2002 Honda Accord.

Most people don't like to ride with me, but that's okay. All that weeping and wailing coming from the passenger seat is distracting.

[edit on 2006/8/25 by GradyPhilpott]

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