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Old 04-01-2011, 05:32 PM
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1948 Chevrolet Fleetline bought in 1959.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:52 PM
Location: Southern California
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1978 Chevy Monza, paid cash.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:57 PM
Location: On the periphery
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Bought a high-mileage 1936 Chevrolet with a defective transmission for $50 in 1951. I located a used serviceable transmission at a car-wrecking yard and changed it out in our backyard.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:47 PM
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75 Oldsmobile F-85. Straight 6, 3 on the tree, not a single thing on it beside what was necessary to drive. it would go into reverse at 20+ MPH, which was handy for the hundreds of burnout maneuvers I enjoyed with that car. For a short time I drove it while delivering pizzas. Lots of other memories too, many of the party type. I had more pure fun in that car than probably any other car I've owned.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:58 PM
Location: Columbia, California
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I bought a 1966 VW bug in 1975.
1977 I bought a 1962 beetle and traded it for a 1966 International Scout 4x4. Best truck up till now I ever had.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:02 PM
Location: Vermont
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A 1980 Renault R-5 (Le Car). It was a comfortable car and fun to drive, but a very bad car. We were lucky to hit 100k with that thing.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:10 PM
Location: Metro Washington DC
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1977 Ford LTD 4 door / white/ 351w . I loved it! Bought it in 1988. It was my 4th car.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:23 PM
Location: West Michigan
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My first vehicle I bought was also my first vehicle ever. It was a Motorcycle , a 1976 Yamaha XT-500C. Man I loved that bike. I traded it for a POS Opel Kadett when I went away to college and needed something that got good mileage and could haul my crap the few hundred miles between school and home. I never had a car given to me, even though I have given away a few to friends who needed something to get them through a tough stretch.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:40 PM
Location: Wayward Pines,ID
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The first car I bought was also my first car ever. I graduated college and went directly to the Chevy dealer and bought a 1982 Indy 500 Pace Car Camaro Z28. It was like driving a spaceship. Nothing and I mean nothing got more looks than that thing at the time. It had CAMARO in 4" letters across the windshield and people still asked what it was. I remember my girlfriend remarking " those people are all staring at me". I don't remember what I said but I was thinking "Sorry, but it's not you they are staring at". Every single vehicle I have purchased since has been a V-8.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:50 PM
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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First car I bought for myself was a used 1960 red MGA Roadster in 1964 - looked like this one:

First car we bought new after getting married was a 1967 Chevy Malibu Sport Coupe (283 V/8) like this one - except for the wheels:

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