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bamaspiveys
04-15-2008, 11:23 PM
I get the impression we have a lot of car nuts here, as well as ski nuts!
The post about the new Tahoe got me to thinking about my first car.
Not trying to profile anyone just thought it might make an interesting post.

First Car- 1982 Pontiac Grand Prix T-Tops, V6 with a factory 4bbl. LOL thought that was cool as a 15yr motorhead want to be.

Favorite Car- 2002 Corvete Convertible blue w/tan top and interior

yearround
04-15-2008, 11:25 PM
my first ride was a 47 willys. my dad had rebuilit it in the mid 70's. it was alomst neon yellow a popular color then.

hiqualityH2O
04-15-2008, 11:30 PM
First car - '81 Nissan pick up - lowered with fat tires!

Favorite car - '72 2002 Beamer!

zabooda
04-16-2008, 12:27 AM
First car was a new 73 Ghia. Back then the kids bought their own cars. Fun car but those Iowa winters were tough scraping the inside windshield and using my sister's hairdryer to thaw out the clutch and brake pedels that would freeze stiff when snow got lodged in there.

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moombadaze
04-16-2008, 07:23 AM
1st car 79 chevy camaro 305 auto

favorite car 79 camaro build 350 4sp--that thing would haul ass

favorite truck-curant 06 ram hemi 4x4--hauls mobius

YellowMoomba0
04-16-2008, 08:10 AM
Had an 85 300ZX in High School and College. Was jealous of the 88. Thanks to savings on Moomba vs. anyone else. Just picked up an 88

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jmvotto
04-16-2008, 08:22 AM
LOL I had a 1972 ford Ranchero bought in 1984 in HS, brown with an orange stripe "called her the brown bomber" since i am a cleveland browns fan . $300 large as i drove away the passanger door flew open, the latch broke, tied er off with a rope :lol:

Yellowmobius
04-16-2008, 08:37 AM
1st car - 1969 GTO, I still have it and now my kids inform me which one will end up with it.

Fun car- lots of memories. I bought from the original owners in 1986

ian ashton
04-16-2008, 08:55 AM
My first car was a 1999 Jeep Cherokee (I have a feeling that I'm a bit younger than most on here...)

I lowered it, put 17" rims, yada yada, lol.


I think my favorite car is what I've got now, a black Chrysler 300.

JesseC
04-16-2008, 09:45 AM
First car was a 1967 El Camino with a 283 and a 2 speed power glide handed down from my grandfather. My dad and I restored it and added the SS hood. It was cool to pull up at school and everyone was driving Geos and maximas and I had the Camino.

Favorite car - Dad's 70 SS Chevelle with 396 and 4 speed bought new in 70!

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Yellowmobius
04-16-2008, 09:46 AM
I hate to admit this but as long as I have been on the board I have never posted a photo. Here is a link.
Mind you this goat is not a show car and it is approaching 40 years old. It was my only car for quite a while so it drove in rain, sun, snow and anything ND could throw at her.

http://www.avatarimage.net/imagehosting/viewer.php?file=7xrdccqrvy7lp15ufn9p.jpg

Nimrod
04-16-2008, 09:50 AM
First car '72 'Cuda 340 4spd black on black. Favorite car was about my 4th e-body - '70 Challenger 440 with slapstick auto Plum Crazy, bought it in houston texas did the 27 hour vanishing point drive back to MN with no breaks except at wayside rest. (had to get back to go to work) Can't wait to get my hands on one of the new Challengers but with the price of gas there probably won't be to many of them around :0(

BLKOUTLS
04-16-2008, 10:11 AM
first car 72 chevy vega after having it a year we redeemed it with small block 350. :D i went thru tires like you would not believe and tickets.
its a toss up on fav-- had a 78 fiat x1/9 we turbo charged it when i could keep it running it was a blast. had a 84 vet new body style was a nightmare service wise. my escort gt turbo ran low 13's and was a great
sleeper drove z's and vets crazy.

Chris

MOOMBA_97
04-16-2008, 10:19 AM
69 Camaro FACTORY SS (not a clone) with factory air. Not the original motor but was running a 454. Belive it or not the 5.0 mustang I bought later would still out run it through the 1/4 mile.

McMoomba
04-16-2008, 10:20 AM
1964 Chevy Pickup 250ci inline 6 cylinder with three on the tree (3 speed column shift standard tranny). Bought in 1984 and sold in 1994. Rock solid truck for a teenager, no seat belts but what it didn't go thru it just came to s a stop. Boy I miss that truck.

Digger
04-16-2008, 11:12 AM
My first car in HS was a '72 New Port Custom, 2 door hard top. That was also the first boat that I ever owned :lol: It did have some redeeming qualities though... it had a 440 and room in the trunk for all the beer you could ever drink! It could take a school bus load of buddies to any party. I own nothing but trucks now and thats all I really like. My '05 Dodge diesel is my choice. I have over 530 hp at the rear wheels and a lot of custom parts. I lay a dirty beating on the sports cars around town! Cheers

Doublea
04-16-2008, 04:59 PM
My first car was a Ford Ranger. My fav have to be either my 03 GT or Lightning. As you can see I love black wheels. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v662/2valvekid/PDRM0025.jpg
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aintskeered
04-16-2008, 05:14 PM
My first car was a run down rusted out beat up '76 Trans Am 400 Ram air. Bought it when I was 14 and a couple months, took till the night before I was 16 to finish the restore on it. The DMV test driver was alittle worried to get in with a 16 year old wanna be. In a fresh restored hot rod.I had drove the car on the runway lots but not on a road intell I took it up to take my test. I guess we were both a little nervous.

h2oskierrick
04-16-2008, 06:33 PM
Mine was a 64 Chevy Impala 2 door hard top, dark metallic. It was a lowrider before they were cool! :D

cab13367
04-16-2008, 07:17 PM
First car was a 1974 Mustang II (woohoo!). Favorite car owned was a mint 1986 911 Carrera. It had 19k original miles on it when I bought it in 1996. Sold it a few years later. Wish I'd kept it.

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bamaspiveys
04-16-2008, 08:22 PM
1st car - 1969 GTO, I still have it and now my kids inform me which one will end up with it.

Fun car- lots of memories. I bought from the original owners in 1986

Love the GOAT! My favorite car I have never owned and you have my favorite year.

Friend in high school had a 67 convert with the tri-power and his/hers shifter.

davidl
04-16-2008, 10:23 PM
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6528/56dbunchfd7.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=56dbunchfd7.jpg)I was raised around Hot Rods ! And it rubbed off, My first car was a 65 Mustang, Then I discovered old Ford trucks. 30 years later and dozons of car builds.I now build street rods for sale!, What a great community, car people. Just like Boating it is a family thing with great people.This is my latest build/ 1956 ford f-100, All air ride, Stroker 351 Windser ford power. All the best I could put into this one. Great ride and fun to take to rod runs! Thanks for a great Subject ! . David

aerophoto
04-16-2008, 10:35 PM
I had a 1994 Fiero. Go ahead laugh I would buy another in a second. Loved it I could fix it myself since it loved to break at the most inconvenient times. But I could fix it. And it had the greatest stereo you could get. Guy i sold it to wrote it off :(

Membrain
04-16-2008, 10:53 PM
Here is a kinda before and after photo of the car that my parents gave me for High School graduation. Its a 1967 Mustang Coupe. My Dad got this car in 1968 from his boss and gave it to my mom. They finally sold it to my Grandma because she loved it. She said that she liked racing and beating all the kids from stoplight to stop light in Carrolton, TX.

Grandma sold it back to my parents for $500.00 towards the end of my senior year in High School to give to me for Graduation, because she knew I loved this thing!

The photo of the pea green Mustang was when I got married. I had already had it several years and began fixing it up. It started out with a straight six motor with 4-stud wheels. The green one already shows the larger 5-bolt stance, and 9-inch rear end! I swapped the straight six for a 289 Hypo.

The next two are when we finally got it fixed up completely! Some of the stuff it had under the hood were roller rockers, crane cam, headers, high-rise Edlebrock, 850 Holly double pumper, 4-speed top-loader, and two third members to change out to help with drivability! For the highway I had 3:1 gears, and for the street I had the 457s!
It would scream in an 1/8 mile. The ex-wife hated this thing, because of the low-back bucket seats that would give her whiplash each time I stomped on it without warning her first! I loved it. It made Grandma proud! My Ex started driving it and she would lay rubber everywhere she went. I think she started liking it too!!!!

Our little baby in the two picks is the one that you see flipping in earlier posts! Im glad that I have remained the same age since these photos!!!! HA!

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moomba_armada
04-17-2008, 06:19 AM
First car was an used tiny Seat 600...very cool..payed around $400 in 1984, a fortune for an 18 years old guy...
Fav and actual machine is a 987 Porsche Boxster..wish I had free time to enjoy my toys... :cry:
Anyway..this year Im driving up to England for the British F1 GP, nice travel across France, then ferry to Portsmouth..and driving by the wrong way to Silverstone :?

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Sled491
04-17-2008, 07:40 PM
First car was a 1970 Cougar with a 351. When I was done with it, it would lift the front tires off of the ground. One time right into my Dad's garage, should have put more effort into the brakes and not just the motor :lol:

Favorite car was a 1982 Mustang GT 4 speed. Black on black with the big factory sun roof. Slight build up on motor, but no accesories (AC etc), this thing was just fast no if and or buts about it. Never saw a winter, heck couldn't keep it straight in the summer, never mind with smow and ice of Canada :shock:

bamaspiveys
04-17-2008, 09:51 PM
First car was a 1970 Cougar with a 351. When I was done with it, it would lift the front tires off of the ground. One time right into my Dad's garage, should have put more effort into the brakes and not just the motor :lol:

Favorite car was a 1982 Mustang GT 4 speed. Black on black with the big factory sun roof. Slight build up on motor, but no accesories (AC etc), this thing was just fast no if and or buts about it. Never saw a winter, heck couldn't keep it straight in the summer, never mind with smow and ice of Canada :shock:

LOL I had one of those in high school too, 1982 Mustang GT 302 with 4spd. I broke three rear ends drag racing, finally put the drivetrain from an '89 GT in it minus the fuel injection. That was a fun car.

Yea at one time I drove a ford, I know it is coming.

Sled491
04-18-2008, 11:32 AM
I'm just sayin!

kaneboats
04-22-2008, 01:11 PM
First: '72 Buick Centurion convertible w/ 455- royal blue metallic, black top and interior. Very cool to have in college but used lots of fuel.

Favorite: Grandpa's '70 Deville Convertible may he rest in peace- sky blue with white top and white leather interior- 472- smooth baby smooth- should have hung on to this one.