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Tell Us About Your First Car

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Old 01-19-2008, 07:21 PM
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Tell Us About Your First Car

Mine was a light blue 1960 Ford Fairlane with 105,000 miles on it that I bought from my father just as I got married. It had stick shift on the column and a 6 cylinder engine with 101 HP.

My second car was a midnight blue 1965(?) Jaguar XK-E with 252 HP and a top end of 145 MPH.

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Old 01-19-2008, 07:34 PM
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I was 17, and bought a 1969 Chevy Camaro. 3.73:1 12-bolt posi traction, 327 bored 30 over, Edelbrock streetmaster aluminum manifold, Holley 450 w/ mechanical secondaries. I got around 8 miles to the gallon on a good day, and generally much less than that. That car was stable well past the 120 mph speedo, and did zero-to-100 in the blink of an eye. I still get a chill in my spine thinking about driving that car around nearly 30 years later! Not only was it my first car, but I think it was my first love too!
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:08 PM
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Musta had an angel

My first rig wasn't a car but an suv. It was a 1990 Ford Bronco II. I payed cash for it from my cousins car lot for under $3000. When I was 18.

I used to jump this thing 10 feet off the ground on a little off roading course we had in town. It was no suprise when I had to replace the wheel bearings.

Many, many hunting trips were put on this rig and it still ran. I can't get over how much abuse this little rig put up with.

On a trip to Portland, I was hit by a drunken illegal immigrant on Cinco de Mayo. Let me tell you what! That little bronco ripped his brand new dodge intrepid up! He slammed into the side of my spare tire carrier, tearing his popcan sided car all the way down. Then the sob, took off. A hit an run deal. He reported someone hit his parked car 2 days later.

Still she survived, and I don't know how I did either.
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:33 PM
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my first one was a a 70 rally sport camaro the one with the little half bumpers on the front after that nothing but mopars this was my 69 dart that i was building but i sold right before i finished itand my 73 dart swinger with a 340
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:55 PM
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My first car was a silver Opel Gt 1900. I was a 2Lt at Ft Benning and my dad had to cosign the bank loan. I guess in 1969 an infantry officer was a bad credit risk. It had a 4 cylinder engine with 90Bhp and a top end of 113 mph. Konis and Michelins Xs all around. One day down in the Mississippi delta I set my all time record of passing 13 cars in a row without pulling in. I started at 50 and ran it to 70 in 3rd and shifted into 4th and let it roll passing car after car. I was doing 111mph when I passed the thirteenth car while on an uphill curve running against the double yellow. Naturally the lead car was a local deputy sheriff so he gave me a $20 ticket which I never paid.

The car looked like this one.
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:05 PM
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BB i have a buddy thats got a opal he races he stuffed a 440 in it runs low 9's in the quarter. those opals are sure pretty cars
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:26 PM
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First, 1987 Ford Mustang LX (it was my mom's old car). It ran well.

Second, 1989 Dodge Ram 1/2ton. This was my baby. 360 CI engine, all emissions equipment unhooked/removed, true dual exhaust, MSD ignition, Jet Stage 2 chip, K&N, 33" BFGs. I drove it back alone when I was 16 from Casper, WY (11 hr trip) after my dad had his heart attack.

Current truck, 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 with the 360 and 33" BFGs. That first pickup sure had an effect on my future purchases (this is my 3rd Dodge Ram w/ 360 and BFGs).
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