Your first auto

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by texan, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Perhaps it has already been discussed here. Still some punches on my new guy card left....

    What was your first auto?

    Mine was 1956 Ford F-100 Pickup. It had a Borg-Warner T-98 4-speed with a granny 1st gear, so you always started in 2nd.

    It had a 272 C.I. Y-Block and 3.73 rear end gears.

    It always started, even in the dead of winter. You just pulled out the choke a little, and va voom it was lit.
    Solid as a rock those old Ford pick-ups. Drove it for many years with no problems.
    I had it in high school. Yes I obtained it as a used auto and my high school years were later than the 50s or 60s.
    How about you? Like your first love, one never forgets that special first one.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    1982 AMC Concord Eagle.
  3. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Truthfully I did not know AMC was still around in 1982. Shame that they went away. I loved those AMXs and other models sir from the 70s.
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    '74 Pinto
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Brand new? (Guessing your age)
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Brand new was my first Subaru Outback.
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I never owned a car...pre-marriage. I always had a car available to me. Our family had 2 cars and I always drove my mom's '61 Galaxie. That thing was a tank on wheels!! Ours was brown.

    1961 Ford Galaxie
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes--the embarassing part was I needed a co-signer as I didn't have enough stripes on my arm to qualify for the loan by myself.
  9. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Remember them well. My friend and I could lift the right rear while you changed the tire. I rode around in a 1974 Pinto that was my friends mom's car. Many memories.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...memories of the car or his Mom? Are you sure the car wasn't a Cougar?
  11. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Please sir. The car.
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    1978 Plymouth Caravelle (2 door coupe).
  13. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    49 Packard, straight 8, that's right, built like a tank, back seat was a sofa with tons of leg room; just what a high school kid needs in a car, the Luv-mobile


    Not the actual car, just wanted you young people to see a real automobile!
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Pontiac Grandville. Capable of mile long burn outs. Allegedly.

  15. Dizzee

    Dizzee ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

    69 Chevy Biscayne

    Mine was tan with rust accents on the rear quarters. Only thing in the dashboard that worked, was the cigarette lighter. Bought it for $50. When I sold it a couple of years later, it had no reverse (had to carefully plan your parking), no passenger window, and the lighter quit working. Got $50 for it.

    (Lucky to have not killed myself, or someone else, considering all of the alcohol that was consumed in that car) :sad-very:
  16. jason67rs

    jason67rs New Member

    79 Camaro Z28 with a 400 small block.
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Nothing like that art deco look. You would want to park it in front of the Chrysler Building.
  18. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Roger that, hoax
  19. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Mine was a 1964 rambler American 200,when I was around 18.
    My parents bought it new,and they sold it to me for what the dealer offered them on a trade in,$300.
    Three on the tree standard tranny.
    It had vacuum assisted wipers that slowed down as you accelerated.
    Died when t-boned by a caddilac going through a red light,synchro in first would've prevented it.

    thanks for the memories, good thread idea
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2011
  20. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    But those wipers would speed up real nice when you topped the hill. LOL