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Old September 9th, 2015, 09:27 PM
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1965 Nissan Patrol - 6cyl 3spd

Drove it across Australia and up to the Kimberlys - bloke who bought it from me still has it apparently
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Old September 9th, 2015, 09:35 PM
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Old September 9th, 2015, 09:43 PM
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It's 1987, grandmother gives me her mint 1966 Chevy Chevelle with 24,000 miles on it. Pristine. Rear seat has literally never been used. Only flaw, rusted out trunk floor.

Replaced the floor, buffed the crap out of it, made it almost perfect.

Go to college (where I am not allowed to have a car for freshman year) and father sells car two weeks in. For $2,500. To an idiot who decides to take on a tree with it 2 months later. Tree won.

Exactly like this one.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 10:04 PM
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I guess my first car was a '71 Monte Carlo - 350 with an auto gearbox. In brown.

My old man found it abandoned in a IHOP parking lot in town. He knew the owners of the iHop and was able to take it free of charge. But it was thrashed and needed a ball joint. Pops wanted the motor out of it for another project.

The day he wants to go get it I had a few friends over skating the mini. I end up popping my shoulder out trying something new. He gives me a look with one arm down to my shin and gets my shoulder back in using the kitchen table as an operation table. Sore as hell - I go pick it up with him as we needed 2 drivers.

It sat by the barn and I was driving his rusty '65 4 door Impala with a 283 and Powerglide. One day I ask him if I could clean up the Monte and use it since it hasn't cost him a thing. It took a long time to clean up but was a fun car to drive.

I ended up selling it right before my freshman year in college to buy a mountain bike.

Not mine but very similar although mine had some shitty chrome rims instead of the Rally's that look so good on these

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Old September 9th, 2015, 10:11 PM
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1978 ford chateau econoline van (12 seater) Parents did not want me to get hurt.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 10:36 PM
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Old September 9th, 2015, 11:14 PM
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It's 1987, grandmother gives me her mint 1966 Chevy Chevelle with 24,000 miles on it. Pristine. Rear seat has literally never been used. Only flaw, rusted out trunk floor. Replaced the floor, buffed the crap out of it, made it almost perfect. Go to college (where I am not allowed to have a car for freshman year) and father sells car two weeks in. For $2,500. To an idiot who decides to take on a tree with it 2 months later. Tree won. Exactly like this one.
My grandmother had one exactly like that. She traded it in on a 69 Cutlass.

I remember she bought that Cutlass at Charles Mound Oldsmobile on 6th Street in Austin.

There was a white and gold Hurst 442 on the floor. I tried to get her to buy that. But at 5 years of age, I was not very convincing.

I had good taste in cars even that young.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 11:26 PM
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At age 14 my dad gave me a 1969 firebird with a broken motor and said you got 2 yrs to get it going for your first car... So out came the junk poncho 350 . In went a 428 Pontiac that I took out of a Catalina I bought for $100 put in th400 trans 3.90 posi . Got my license at age 16 started her up and went street racing on fountain ave that same night . It was a dead consistant 13.20 137 mph in 1/4
such good memories in that car But many more cars followed these are worth mentioning
65 fastback 289 hi po
65 Galaxy 500
75 trans am 455sd
73 vega 350sbc
72 impala
63 impala ss conv
69 Porsche 911 and 912
79 280z. Sbc 383
04 svt cobra
88 mustang notch 5.0
29 ford model a chopped coupe 330 hemi work in progress
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Old September 9th, 2015, 11:32 PM
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I had a 1972 Volvo 240 wagon. It. Was. Epic.

40 mph, yank that wheel over like you're swerving for baby ducklings in a school bus, it didn't flinch one bit, just POP -- you're 90 degrees from your previous direction of travel and still at 39 mph without a peep from the tires.

I was on a date, in the city, night, light rain, come around one of those odd blind corner zig-zags you sometimes find in old downtown areas. Slammed on the brakes -- the engine done popped loose from the mounts and flew forward into the radiator. 3 foot sparks and flames come shooting out of the front of the hood in a flying arch. Terrible sound. And the engine keeps running! Sparks flying. I pretty quickly shut it down, grabbed my fire extinguisher and put out the flames. The radiator has a perfect circular hole cut right into the back face of it, the fan is all ripped to shreds. My girlfriend just shrugs and we walk home. $200 later I pick it up from the mechanic and drive it home.
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Old September 10th, 2015, 01:17 AM
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How could I forget?! 1975 Triumph TR6 I started restoring with my dad when I was 13, that's how I learned about cars. It had been sitting in the garage for five years, the engine had been partly disassembled due to a bad exhaust valve, we put it back together and did a rolling restoration in time for me to learn how to drive it daily to high school. We were going to restore it for my older sister but she was turned off by its lack of airbags and the manual gearbox. It really was too exhilarating of a car for a 16 year old, I probably would have made better grades if I hadn't been thinking about it all the time.
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Old September 10th, 2015, 06:46 AM
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First car was a 1965 Ford Falcon Futura with the hydraulic convertible top; straight 6 single carb. Bench seats and a steering wheel with too much play. I loved that car except it had absolutely zero heat.
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Old September 10th, 2015, 07:39 AM
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How could I forget?! 1975 Triumph TR6 I started restoring with my dad when I was 13, that's how I learned about cars. It had been sitting in the garage for five years, the engine had been partly disassembled due to a bad exhaust valve, we put it back together and did a rolling restoration in time for me to learn how to drive it daily to high school. We were going to restore it for my older sister but she was turned off by its lack of airbags and the manual gearbox. It really was too exhilarating of a car for a 16 year old, I probably would have made better grades if I hadn't been thinking about it all the time.
Such raw truth. I love it. "I probably would have made better grades if hadn't been thinking about it all the time".
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Old September 10th, 2015, 08:17 AM
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80 Chevy Monza.

I'm surprised there are no Pinto survivors here.
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I'm a survivor. 1972 Pinto, milk chocolate brown with a black vinyl interior, manual , like this one. Recalled at some point to reinforce the fuel tank. It was my mother's car and I learned how to drive stick in that thing before getting my license by driving it back and forth in the driveway. She got a new car and I inherited it. It definitely wasn't cool, but I was thrilled to have my own car.
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Old September 10th, 2015, 10:26 AM
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Old September 10th, 2015, 10:35 AM
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The summer before I was a high school sophomore I bought a piece of crap '57 Chevy 210 two door sedan. Six cylinder, 2 speed power glide.

Drove it for 2 years before a valve dropped through a piston.

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Old September 10th, 2015, 11:44 AM
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I'm a survivor. 1972 Pinto, milk chocolate brown with a black vinyl interior, manual , like this one. Recalled at some point to reinforce the fuel tank. It was my mother's car and I learned how to drive stick in that thing before getting my license by driving it back and forth in the driveway. She got a new car and I inherited it. It definitely wasn't cool, but I was thrilled to have my own car.

Well your Pinto has survived all these years. Here it is with the new owners, taking friends to go get it detailed. as you can see, the paint is a bit worn and faded.

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Old September 10th, 2015, 12:18 PM
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Old September 10th, 2015, 12:50 PM
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'75 Pontiac Catalina with a 400. All white interior. Had 60k on it when we got it in '86. Seemed like an antique then.

The one in the photo isn't mine but mine was pretty much exactly like it except for the wheels, I had the factory mags.
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Present:
1960 SII 109"- "Red Square"
1984 90 Tdi- "Yamelo"
1988 RRC- "Chewbacca"
1987 RRC- "Chewy 2"
2008 RRS SC- "The Supersofa"

Past:
1959 SII 88"- "The Little Green Beastie" last seen in NY
1972 SIII 88"- "GreenHELL" now in NC
1988 90 "Eric the Half a Bee" half a truck, sold for parts
1991 RRC- never got a name- long since recycled
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