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Offline Sierra

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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2022, 02:25:26 PM »
My first vehicle, 1955 Mercury. I purchased it the summer 64. It cost $500.00  My very first night of purchasing, the headlights burned the voltage regulator, and I had to push the vehicle home, maybe 50 meters.
It was the color and body style as shown.
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2022, 03:09:05 PM »
My first vehicle, 1955 Mercury. I purchased it the summer 64. It cost $500.00  My very night the headlights burned voltage regulator, and I had to push the vehicle home, maybe 50 meters.
It was the color and body style as shown.
https://www.schmitt.com/vendio/404970-2.jpg

Man, I hated those dayum skirts when it came time to change the rear tires. :no:

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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2022, 05:41:59 PM »
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2022, 06:16:30 PM »
My first Car was a 1999 35th Anniversary Ford Mustang. My second car was a 2011 Ford Mustang V6 Premium, and my new and Current Car is a 2021 Chevy Camaro RS Turbo. :nod:
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2022, 06:22:39 PM »
1974 Mustang

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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2022, 06:33:50 PM »
Dodge Daytona. Could not tell me crap until I wrecked it 3 months later.

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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2022, 06:49:31 PM »
My first Car was a 1999 35th Anniversary Ford Mustang. My second car was a 2011 Ford Mustang V6 Premium, and my new and Current Car is a 2021 Chevy Camaro RS Turbo. :nod:

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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2022, 08:59:50 PM »
My first vehicle, 1955 Mercury. I purchased it the summer 64. It cost $500.00  My very night the headlights burned voltage regulator, and I had to push the vehicle home, maybe 50 meters.
It was the color and body style as shown.
https://www.schmitt.com/vendio/404970-2.jpg

Man, I hated those dayum skirts when it came time to change the rear tires. :no:

They were difficult to remove and get them back in place properly.
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2022, 09:08:24 PM »
My first vehicle, 1955 Mercury. I purchased it the summer 64. It cost $500.00  My very night the headlights burned voltage regulator, and I had to push the vehicle home, maybe 50 meters.
It was the color and body style as shown.
https://www.schmitt.com/vendio/404970-2.jpg

Man, I hated those dayum skirts when it came time to change the rear tires. :no:

They were difficult to remove and get them back in place properly.
Exactly. A real PITA. Especially when the latches are caked up with dirt/dried mud.

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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2022, 11:42:25 PM »
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err, Bossman, what was yours?


A USED 1968 FORD MUSTANG 2+2.  MY FATHER GOT IT FOR ME AS A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION GIFT. (OR SO I THOUGHT).  TWO DAYS AFTER HE GAVE IT TO ME, HE TOLD ME "OH THE NEXT PAYMENT OF $59 IS DUE ON THE FIRST OF JULY 1969".  I WAS PISSED, BUT I KNEW IF I WANTED TO KEEP IT I'D HAVE TO GET A JOB.  I DID AND HAD IT THROUGH COLLEGE UNTIL I WENT IN THE ARMY AND THEN I GAVE IT TO MY YOUNGER BROTHER.   IN NOVEMBER OF 1973 I BOUGHT MY OWN FIRST CAR A 1973 FORD GRAN TORINO, FROM A FORD DEALER JUST OUTSIDE OF FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA.  PAYMENTS WERE $95 A MONTH.  I ASKED MY FATHER YEARS LATER WHY HE DID THAT AND HIS ANSWER WAS TO HELP ME GROW UP A LITTLE FASTER AND TO TEACH ME RESPONSIBILITY.  I HAVE TO ADMIT IT THAT HE WAS RIGHT.  OH YEAH, THAT GRAN TORINO WAS THE SAME CAR THAT MY NEW BRIDE AND I USED ON MY FIRST ACROSS THE COUNTRY TRIP THROUGH THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS HEADING TO TACOMA, WASHINGTON!
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2022, 06:48:16 AM »
CIAA-FAN, my father did the same with me. Back when I wanted that car, he said that "you can buy it as soon as you save enough money to purchase it." Then there's insurance, maintenance, gas, oil. I did all of that to this day. Not only just for cars. Lessons that stick with you for a lifetime.

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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2022, 07:49:26 AM »
My dad did my brother and I the same way. It made us responsible men. It's amazing how parents were years ago compared to now. They made us appreciate things and gave us life time lessons instead of just giving us stuff.

CIAA-FAN, my father did the same with me. Back when I wanted that car, he said that "you can buy it as soon as you save enough money to purchase it." Then there's insurance, maintenance, gas, oil. I did all of that to this day. Not only just for cars. Lessons that stick with you for a lifetime.
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2022, 08:08:59 AM »
My dad did my brother and I the same way. It made us responsible men. It's amazing how parents were years ago compared to now. They made us appreciate things and gave us life time lessons instead of just giving us stuff.

CIAA-FAN, my father did the same with me. Back when I wanted that car, he said that "you can buy it as soon as you save enough money to purchase it." Then there's insurance, maintenance, gas, oil. I did all of that to this day. Not only just for cars. Lessons that stick with you for a lifetime.

Cee, we raised our kids the same way. They are highly successful and have their own families now making good and responsible decisions. However, I see so many spoiled bratty entitled young people today, and people in general as though they've been raised by nobody.

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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2022, 09:06:36 AM »
Daddy y bought a 1965 Rambles 770 Classic with a 232 cubic inch straight six.  He bolted the front seat so it wouldn't recline into a bed.  I quickly fixed that.  He also had me pay for full coverage insurance every month.  I was responsible for gas and maintenance. 



When I came back from Kunsan I gought a 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.  I found paperwork from the previous owner.  A CSM in 82nd.  He said it was his wife's car and she wanted something smaller.  He said he ordered the engine hopped up from the factory.  It had a 350 Rocket V-8 four barrel.  It would fly.  She ran better at 70 than 55.
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST CAR?
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2022, 10:32:06 AM »
"... IN NOVEMBER OF 1973 I BOUGHT MY OWN FIRST CAR A 1973 FORD GRAN TORINO, FROM A FORD DEALER JUST OUTSIDE OF FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA.  PAYMENTS WERE $95 A MONTH.

Interesting, My first was a '72 Gran Torino Sport, with the full instrumentation panel. Looked really cool at night with all that lit up.  That said I should have never bought it.

My Mom taught me that "lesson" by promising me a bicycle when I returned from visiting my Grandparents here in Durham one summer. There was no bike, I was so pissed. I got a job and bought my own bike. Had a job ever since until I retired in 2015.
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