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Your First Car


#1


Sexy Cars has been awesome. Thanks Pat for starting that one... Figured rather than taint that thread with our hoopties we could post them here.
This was mine. 1984 Buick Skyhawk T-type with a 1.8l Turbo. I bought it for $1200 in 1991 and it had almost 90k miles on it. Front wheel drive with the slightest of hood scoops.

Ultimately the salty winter roads ate throught the bottom of the drivers side door and I ended up with a blue door from a '84 Cavalier (that's when everything GM was interchangeable). Grey car, Blue Door, not sexy in the least.

Sold it right before I went into the Navy in late '93, turned out to be a real hunk of shit that I was constantly working on, but it taught me a lot. I'll give it that.

What was your first car?


#2

Honda Civic Hatchback 89 SI


#3

AEM Air intake
Custom DC exhaust headers
LCD HD Radio/cd/mp3
MOMO Shift knob lol
17 inch Black Rims
Smoked Lights

Ahh the cars of yesteryear


#4

You prick Brad lol. This is gonna be ugly.

1974 Mustang II Ghia. It had some Cragar 5 spokes. First time I punched it on the highway I blew the exhaust lol. What a heap.


#5

I had a 1979 Pontiac Grand Prix. I bought it for $400 when I was 17 and didn’t even have a drivers license yet. I used to park it down the street so my Grandma – who I lived with at the time – wouldn’t know I was driving.


#6

1966 Mustang Coupe, Candy Apple Red with a Parchment interior and red carpet (original interior was black). Straight 6 200 CID automatic. Not a beast or anything, but I adore the thing. It’s still in my garage.

It looks like this, but with white walls and no 289 badge or luggage rack.


#7

[quote]pushmepullme wrote:
1966 Mustang Coupe, Candy Apple Red with a Parchment interior and red carpet (original interior was black). Straight 6 200 CID automatic. Not a beast or anything, but I adore the thing. It’s still in my garage.

It looks like this, but with white walls and no 289 badge.[/quote]

Sweeeeet. I hope you never ever sell it, unless we can work out a deal.


#8

1971 Buick Skylark…was my uncle’s car. Technically,wasn’t “mine”…but it was what I learned to drive in and drove it during the summers.

He still has the car…just needs a new transmission and some body work. I’ve actually considered submitting it to “Overhaulin” if they ever do a TX episode or something.


#9

[quote]BradTGIF wrote:

[quote]pushmepullme wrote:
1966 Mustang Coupe, Candy Apple Red with a Parchment interior and red carpet (original interior was black). Straight 6 200 CID automatic. Not a beast or anything, but I adore the thing. It’s still in my garage.

It looks like this, but with white walls and no 289 badge.[/quote]

Sweeeeet. I hope you never ever sell it, unless we can work out a deal.[/quote]

I’ll let you have a ride if you come to my house and work on it. It needs some body work and a front seal on the transmission. It’s definitely been stored too long.


#10

1988 Pontiac Firebird v8


#11

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:
1971 Buick Skylark…was my uncle’s car. Technically,wasn’t “mine”…but it was what I learned to drive in and drove it during the summers.

He still has the car…just needs a new transmission and some body work. I’ve actually considered submitting it to “Overhaulin” if they ever do a TX episode or something. [/quote]

My ex Father in law had a 69 white Skylark, not too far off from your '71. He dragged it instead of his 69 Goat.


#12

Because it had plenty of room in the back.


#13

1976 MG Midget.

Misery Guaranteed.


#14

Turned 16 and two weeks later my uncle, who was more like a brother, gave me a 1974 Formula Firebird with 18,000 mile on it. I still have it. It has since been highly modified and I race it down the 1/4 mile for fun.


#15

[quote]3hitter wrote:
Turned 16 and two weeks later my uncle, who was more like a brother, gave me a 1974 Formula Firebird with 18,000 mile on it. I still have it. It has since been highly modified and I race it down the 1/4 mile for fun.[/quote]

Fuckin’ sweet dude. Was it only the formulas that had the dual hood scoops?


#16

1973 Buick LeSabre.

It was crap brown.

The chrome “Buick” on the back had lost it’s ‘c’ somewhere along the line, so some of my friends referred to it as the “Bui Kay.”

455 V-8. It wasn’t very fast off the line because of the weight, but it went from 60-90 really fast.

That thing was a boat.


#17

[quote]BradTGIF wrote:

[quote]3hitter wrote:
Turned 16 and two weeks later my uncle, who was more like a brother, gave me a 1974 Formula Firebird with 18,000 mile on it. I still have it. It has since been highly modified and I race it down the 1/4 mile for fun.[/quote]

Fuckin’ sweet dude. Was it only the formulas that had the dual hood scoops?[/quote]

No. Early 70’s Formulas’ had them. I believe 70-75. The only changes they made body wise through those years were the front end.


#18

Since my uncle hooked me up when I was young and do to the fact that I’m a huge car guy, I made it a point to return the favor for my only son. When he turned 16 I handed him the keys to this…I built in away from the house for a year.


#19

Vroom Vroom bitches! Had this to learn how to drive manual- sold before I even had my license. I then bought a civic hatch.


#20

sorry. Here: 93 Geo Tracker