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Wanted an MGB-GT.  Could only afford a used Austin America.  Think it was made of tin, with an abysmal electrical system designed by Lucas.  Also known by folks who owned British cars back then, The Prince of Darkness.

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8 hours ago, Bronx said:

1985 Cutlass Supreme.

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That was my second car.  Blue.  Bought it in 1990 and sold in 1991 when I left for the army. 

 

First car was a 1979 Caprice Classic.  sh*t brown.  Got it in 1990 for $500 from the guy across the street.  My father eventually took it away from me about 6 months later and gave it to my loser older brother.  He need transportation to a job he never went to.   

 

Looked like this:

 

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6 hours ago, Dcat said:

who had a pacer?

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or worse, a Pacer wagon?

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OMG. One of my college roommates had one - a new one his parents bought him. 1976 or so? The sedan, not the wagon.

I have never, before or since, seen so much money poured into a single vehicle with the possible exception of my attempted restoration project of a '73 Datsun 240Z (which my friends nicknamed the Snowmobile - white, like a cocaine habit, but more expensive. When I donated that to the fire department for a tax donation, I asked and they promised me to burn it and crush it - leaving the order up to them.)

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1 hour ago, BUM-KNEE said:

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1979 G20 3/4 ton Chevy Van.

Mine was all brown and rusted because it was used as an xray chemical transport vehicle.

Got about 8 miles to the gallon LMAO

HA! That brought back a memory. A high school buddy of mine was driving one of those (after we had all graduated) in the early '80's near Tarrytown, on a freezing night on snowy roads, when the passenger sliding door just fell off into the road as we were going down the street. No road bump, no braking, just ... fell off.

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74 nova coupe. 350 v8. 
great car and like many of you wish I still had it. 
learned to drive in a 71 Buick estate wagon. Gold with wood grain siding. Best part was it had an 8 track when it worked

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49 minutes ago, Bungaman said:

HA! That brought back a memory. A high school buddy of mine was driving one of those (after we had all graduated) in the early '80's near Tarrytown, on a freezing night on snowy roads, when the passenger sliding door just fell off into the road as we were going down the street. No road bump, no braking, just ... fell off.

Ha Mine wouldve if I didnt do some creative bodywork before getting it on the road!

I even had a urine tube in one of the rust holes in back corner so we could relieve ourselves while travelling. Ahh those were the days.

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2 hours ago, Jetluv58 said:

1973 Gremlin X with Levi’s interior, here pictured with my high school rock band. That’s me standing. 

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Nice. Looks like 1984 what was the name of your band and what town where are you from

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3 hours ago, Jetluv58 said:

1973 Gremlin X with Levi’s interior, here pictured with my high school rock band. That’s me standing. 

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Do you have any audio from that band that you could post?

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33 minutes ago, HighPitch said:

I love this thread. I love old cars. This was my second car. My first driveway restoration. Even painted it in my driveway. 68 cougar. At the king kullen parking lot in franklin square

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When I got out of the Army and moved to DC in 1996, I needed a car to get around. Found a guy selling his hobby car for $400. 

 

I was 6'2 220 lbs, but man I loved that car.  1971 MG Midget, Orange...

 

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17 minutes ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

When I got out of the Army and moved to DC in 1996, I needed a car to get around. Found a guy selling his hobby car for $400. 

 

I was 6'2 220 lbs, but man I loved that car.  1971 MG Midget, Orange...

 

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My old man still has his first car, Same model in black.

stand corrected his is a 65. It still runs

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3 hours ago, Jetluv58 said:

1973 Gremlin X with Levi’s interior, here pictured with my high school rock band. That’s me standing. 

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Guy on the bottom left was in charge of beer purchases. 

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10 hours ago, DoubleDown said:

1992 Ford Taurus with 90K miles on it for $3000.  Torrey made it to 110K miles before dying on me in the middle of the highway.

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Had a 93’ in sea foam green

We inherited from my grandmother and it came with a vanity license plates that said “VIP 7” 😂 

Would roll up to the club in that thing- most comfortable car ever, loved that cushy fabric

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