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Us3
08-22-2008, 12:00 PM
With all of the truck talk going on in another thread...I thought this might be a fun topic. What was the first car/truck/POJ (piece of junk) you drove?


My first POJ was a OLD Mazda rx-7 when I was 16

2goofycampers
08-22-2008, 12:07 PM
It was a SMOKIN' Pontiac. It burned oil so bad you could see it coming for miles and knew I was there an hour after I left. :lmao: I only kept it a short time while I saved up for another car. A very nice Buick.

Us3
08-22-2008, 12:16 PM
It was a SMOKIN' Pontiac. It burned oil so bad you could see it coming for miles and knew I was there an hour after I left. :lmao: I only kept it a short time while I saved up for another car. A very nice Buick.

haha...my old car almost overheated and had an o ring (??) stuck...it was smokin' like crazy when I traded it in!:rolleyes1

ram101
08-22-2008, 12:17 PM
Dodge Polaris (sp?) forget the year though want to say 65...this thing was a BOAT and an ugly green. Back door wouldn't open, the butterfly on the carb would freeze in the closed position while driving down the road and I would have to pull over and give it a pop with a screw driver to get started again!! :rotfl:

big kahuna1
08-22-2008, 02:04 PM
1969 Toyota Corona.:scared1:

AuburnJen92
08-22-2008, 02:15 PM
1986 Pontiac Sunbird GT

DisGlobeGirl01
08-22-2008, 02:18 PM
My first car had a fork to hold up my window. :lmao:

frdkngcbra
08-22-2008, 02:20 PM
First car was a 1978 Ford Mustang King Cobra, Still have it to. Hence the screen name

ynottony99
08-22-2008, 02:28 PM
1966 Chevy Impala. It belonged to a little old lady when my dad bought it for me. Very nice.:goodvibes Only problem: it was a 4 door. I had that car for about 16 years. Drove it to death. Toward the end, I took the back seat out and put in a plywood floor and used it to haul my floor cleaning equipment. :3dglasses

big kahuna1
08-22-2008, 02:29 PM
First car was a 1978 Ford Mustang King Cobra, Still have it to. Hence the screen name

Please correct your screen name to read: frdmstgkngcbra :thumbsup2

BRDof3
08-22-2008, 02:41 PM
A banana yellow '72 VW Super Beetle. It fell into a couple hundres pieces in the dealer's lot when I drove it in there (barely) to pick up its replacement! But it was sweet while it lived!

Brer Bear
08-22-2008, 02:52 PM
baby poop green 1970 Chevy Nova II with 119,000 miles. Duct tape on the rear seats, eight track under the dash, am radio with ONE speaker, and used a quart of oil a week.....I really miss that car!:lovestruc

Us3
08-22-2008, 02:55 PM
Hehehe...great memories, isn't it??

frdkngcbra
08-22-2008, 03:17 PM
Please correct your screen name to read: frdmstgkngcbra :thumbsup2

to much to type, hard enough to type frdkngcbra sometimes, cant imagine frdmstgkngcbra after some beers:cool2:

g8trmom1
08-22-2008, 03:19 PM
great thread!

1983 Chevy Chevette...that thing was slower than Jen's golf cart!

RvUsa
08-22-2008, 03:19 PM
Learned to drive on a 78 ford fairmont station wagon :scared1: How embarrassing!

The first car I owned, 1968 Ford Mustang. I bought it when I was 16 for $100, it was a straight 6 auto, light green, like the new mustangs are trying to copy right now, that lasted about 2 days. I painted it a beautiful dark green metallic. The next spring my dad and I took the old 6 out of it, and dropped in a 450 horse 351w. That car would flat out fly. It had airplane gears so it had about an unlimited top end, and saw 160mph many many times. I seriously have no idea how I am still alive!

Disney Campers
08-22-2008, 03:20 PM
this is simular to the first truck i bought, never was able to drive it cause Dad wrapped it around a telephone pole when the u-bolts broke on the front axle.

http://www.trombinoscar.com/fordtruck/fd650102.jpg

Frist car I owned was a 77 Jeep Cherokee, move on to an 80 Olds Cutlass Diesel, then to an 85 Cutlass Ciera, 80 Chevy Monte Carlo, 82 Cadillac Deville, 97 Nissan Sentra (First New Car), 99 Chevy Astro (First tow Vehicle), 02 GMC P/U & 98 Cadillac Deville...... Mostly a GM guy:thumbsup2

Dad bought us an old Oldmobile Vista Cruiser to drive to the school bus stop, the bus driver called home the first day she saw us drive off in it, we had a lot of land and looonnngg private driveway.

medic9016
08-22-2008, 03:21 PM
1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

mirmartinez
08-22-2008, 03:23 PM
My first car was a 1983 Chevette; I purchased the beauty in 1997 for $125, a real steal.
Sadly, the first day I drove it was also its last.
On the way home from the Drivers License Center (just received my permit) I made a turn to wide (lack of power steering) went off the road, over a little cliff (about 7ft down), and landed slightly inside a lady’s house.
My sister, best friend, and I had to climb down out car because it was perched on a gas meter.
My parents were not very thrilled, the damage was around $25,000. The entire house needed resided due to asbestos siding.
The owner sent me a thank you card.

2goofycampers
08-22-2008, 03:32 PM
The owner sent me a thank you card.

:lmao:

BigDaddyRog
08-22-2008, 03:42 PM
My first was a '73 primer gray Chevelle, the passenger seat would lean into the driver seat if you took a sharp right turn...the floor board was rusted through..if ya dropped a quarter on the floor...you had a new view of the road below. I had to fill it up to drive 20 miles, and would stay buzzed on the gas fumes....the one time I got it above 60 mph on the interstate...the rear window blew out...I paid $25 dollars for it because it didnt have a title...sold it for parts and made about $400!!! Not a bad first car..the key wasnt bent and the antenna wasnt broken, but the radio was missing!!

TxTink :)
08-22-2008, 04:17 PM
My first car was a Light Brown '77 Ford Mercury Marquis (it was a yr older than me)- my grandparents gave it to me. I had the biggest car in my high school- my WHOLE Volleyball team (14 people) got in for a joy ride to Sonic one time before Practice. It was called the "Big Burrito"- my favorite part about it was the headlights- they flipped opened and closed. :)
Good Memories

Us3
08-22-2008, 04:40 PM
my WHOLE Volleyball team (14 people) got in for a joy ride to Sonic one time before Practice. It was called the "Big Burrito"

:lmao: :thumbsup2

djblu883
08-22-2008, 04:44 PM
1968 Chevy Impala...we called it the Baretta Mobile

drafthorsecrazy
08-22-2008, 05:42 PM
My first car was a 1968 turquoise mustang with white interior. My older brother bought it for himself for $1500 in 1973. He hated the car because it was a measly 6 cylinder. When he pulled into the driveway with it I told my parents I love that car. A few months later when my brother found another car with more horsepower to satisfy his manly image my parents took possession of the mustang and set it aside for me to drive when I turned 16 two yrs later.

AuburnJen92
08-22-2008, 05:52 PM
great thread!

1983 Chevy Chevette...that thing was slower than Jen's golf cart!

HEY!

g8trmom1
08-22-2008, 06:05 PM
HEY!


It was!!

J/K...
:goodvibes

ftwildernessguy
08-22-2008, 06:06 PM
My first car was a 1968 Chevy Nova 4 door with a 250 straight six and a 2 speed automatic transmission. An old lady bought it and drove it a year, then had it put into storage until I bought it and took it out in 1975. It was in mint condition right down to the tires. I drove that car until 1981 when I got my first new car. The Nova had a bad starter solenoid and I couldn't afford a new one, so I kept a really long screwdriver in the car in case I had to short out the starter to get it going. That was a great car. Boy do I wish I still had it.

AuburnJen92
08-22-2008, 06:11 PM
It was!!

J/K...
:goodvibes

I know, but still....;)

LarryJ
08-22-2008, 06:38 PM
With all of the truck talk going on in another thread...I thought this might be a fun topic. What was the first car/truck/POJ (piece of junk) you drove?


My first POJ was a OLD Mazda rx-7 when I was 16

First car I drove was my Aunt's 1959 Plymouth Fury with the push button auto tranny. That was when I was around 14 and on my Grandfather's farm and then on some country gravel roads, never on the actual highway.

I then drove after I got my license a 1959 or 1960 Opal station wagon and the first car I actually bought in college and had in my name after I turned 21 was a 1959 Triumph TR-10 which was replaced the next year with a 1960 Chevy Impala. In the last 37 years after getting married we have had a 1965 Chevy Malibu (my wife's car and sold the 60 Chevy), 1968 Grand Prix, 1959 MG Midget, 1973 Pontiac Grandville (first new car), 1978 Ford E-250 Conversion Van (new), 1980 Toyoto Tercel (new one and only purely commuter car), 1985 Volvo station wagon (new), 1985 and 1988 Pontiac Bonneville (my dad's trade in cars), and now we have a 2001 E-350 Ford Van (new) and a 2001 Chrysler Sebring (used). We're still driving the 1988 Pontiac Bonneville beater car with 93K miles on it. I've always put well over 100K miles on the vehicles I bought new.

Larry

McRed
08-22-2008, 07:58 PM
1967 Ford Mustang. It belonged to my Aunt, and sat in her backyard for several years before my dad and Brother and I rescued it and brought it back to life.

Us3
08-22-2008, 08:15 PM
Posting for dh...

His first car was a 72 Corona. It had a rusted out floor. He said the master cylinder leaked so bad that he had to keep a bottle of Crisco in the car to fill it up (much cheaper than break fluid :laughing: ). He sold that one and got an International Scout. He said it was ugly green, all metal and always had the top off. If it rained, he'd towel off the seat, take off and the rain would run out of it. :rotfl:

Humble beginnings I tell ya...

PolynesianPixie
08-22-2008, 08:34 PM
1981 VW Quantum....I called it The Prince. I got it, had never learned to drive stick at this point...taught myself from Maryland to North Carolina!

stacktester
08-22-2008, 08:47 PM
1976 Ford Granada. 302 with 3 on the floor. Every time my friends got in they couldn't believe it was a 3 speed. It was my grandparents car new and they started buying Buick Regals for years after that one. I got my only speeding ticket of my life in that car. 67 in a 45. I told the State Trooper if he could get it to go 67 I'd sign the ticket. Went to court and got it dropped. The only time it ran good was after changing the plugs. It would roast the tires until it got a few miles on it. It was that burnt orange color btw. I drove it til it blew one night and then went and got a new Ford F-150 4x4.

kc5grw
08-22-2008, 08:53 PM
The first car I had was a 1972 Toyota Carina. Although I was riding a motorcycle a year before I got that car in 1976.

Rhonda
08-22-2008, 08:55 PM
1973 Toyota Corolla Mark III

It's like the one in the background in this picture:
http://www.imcdb.org/images/053/918.jpg

This was my second car:
http://classiccars.com/Uploads/Preview/384503.jpg

allisophie
08-22-2008, 11:30 PM
1990 Dodge Daytona, ES w turbo.. red w silver trim and snowflake rims..

1 yr later Mini Van w turbo engine... drove it to the dealer in 98 w over 200 thousand miles pulled our popup all over the US.


traded in for 98 dodge ram slt.. Bought a 05 Dodge Hemi quad cab w employee pricing.. Dh sold the 98, and now drives a geo tracker, which was given to him, thus giving us one mode of transport that is economical..

I think the smart cars are cute... if only they had hemi's :rotfl2:

ftwildernessguy
08-22-2008, 11:33 PM
1973 Toyota Corolla Mark III

It's like the one in the background in this picture:
http://www.imcdb.org/images/053/918.jpg

This was my second car:
http://classiccars.com/Uploads/Preview/384503.jpg

Oh Rhonda, I'm so sorry about that second car.

LONE-STAR
08-23-2008, 12:24 AM
My first was was a 88 3/4 ton chevy 4x4 with 5" lift and 33x12.50 mud grip's and one heck of a built motor. 120mph was no problem. Muddy rice fields, corn fields
river banks, and the beach was all part of a nightly good time. (me and my buddies would pray for rain):banana:

Thumper_ehhhhh
08-23-2008, 12:31 AM
First car i drove on a reg basis was the family car. A 1976 Chev Malibu 305.
The first car I owned was a 1978 VW Rabbit. 1.8l Wabbitt injected lol

KingBee
08-23-2008, 12:45 AM
Here is Nicole and I's first car together. It's a 1978 Fiat 850 Special. What a car. This thing had a 2x4 across the front from one door to the other holding the seats in. There was a hole in the floor board behind the driver's seat that when it rained you had a fountain in the back. We took it up Mt. Etna(the volcano we lived on) and I had to stick my foot out and push like a scooter.:lmao: I loved that car. It would fit in the back of a pickup truck, and you could reach your arm across from the drivers seat and reach out the passenger window. And you can't tell from the pic. but it was hand painted with a brush and house paint. Ah, the good ol' days.

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m275/jimpecoy/IMG-1.jpg

Shannone1
08-23-2008, 01:33 AM
Mine was my moms old Chevy Caprise classic. I think it was a 1978 ?? Two tone mustard color.

Chad's was a beat up old Impala. It was huge, green, had a big dent in the front hood, you could hear it coming blocks away. I'll never forget when we took it to a beach about an hour away from home. There must have been 8 of us teenagers in the car (you remember how big those back seats were). We had to stop a few times on the way there and back to put water in the radiator to keep it from overheating. We also kept losing the radio unless we sat a certain way in the backseat over the speaker wires.

You know what though....we didn't mind a bit. We were 16 and thrilled to be going anywhere...not matter how beat up the car was. We both came from pretty poor families and Chad worked 30 hours a week all through high school just to be able to have a car. I wish we had a picture of it !!

Shannone1
08-23-2008, 01:38 AM
Posting for dh...

His first car was a 72 Corona. It had a rusted out floor. He said the master cylinder leaked so bad that he had to keep a bottle of Crisco in the car to fill it up (much cheaper than break fluid :laughing: ). He sold that one and got an International Scout. He said it was ugly green, all metal and always had the top off. If it rained, he'd towel off the seat, take off and the rain would run out of it. :rotfl:

Humble beginnings I tell ya...

We also had a car with a rusted out bottom :rolleyes1 One of Chad's bosses gave it to him when he was 17. It was a piece of crap but it was transportation....know what I mean ?? You could see the road right through the passenger floor. It freaked me out at first, but I got used to it. I think he only had it a couple of months.

des1954
08-23-2008, 07:30 AM
My first car was a 1967 Ford Fairlane Convertible with a 289 that I bought in 1972. It was navy blue with a white top & a light blue interior with navy carpeting. It looked boss, but was a true POS!! Everyday I wondered what the car would have in store for me. The worst thing that happened was when the brakes went out with absolutely no warning when I tried to stop to cross a busy highway. YIKES!! The second was that the zipper that held the back window in (some kind of plastic window) was dry-rotted and the first snowstorm found me digging snow out of the inside of the car!! Thankfully, Al was a great big brother & always baled me out when it came to repairs. I got rid of it in 1974 after moving to Florida & my then new DH said he didn't want to spend his life working on my car!!:rotfl:


Al's away for the weekend, so I'll answer for him. His was a 1961 Chevy Corvair that had rusted out floor boards and went thru fan belts quicker than it went thru gas. Another POS! When he was drafted into the Army, my mom inherited it. It lasted long enough for her to slide it down an embankment while turning on an icy road - due to the fact there the trunk was in the front & there was no weight to help the car grip the road.

Our dad had his "feelers" out when he purchased both cars. We never let dad help us choose cars after that!!

disney4dan
08-23-2008, 07:30 AM
Started driving a 1974 Honda 750cc motorcycle (had to be doing more than 70 mph to get it to 5th gear, that thing would fly), then bought a used 1973 Ford Gran Torino two door that had only 73,000 miles on it. It had the 302 with automatic and bench seats. You got it, Starsky & Hutch style car :cool1: . Had that car until the rust on the sides started to get bad. When the junk man came to haul it away on the ramp truck, the sides split.

The next car was a 1974 Pontiac Firebird; frog green outside with white interior. When I went to the mechanic to figure out why the parts weren't matching on it, found it had been modified so that it could get better top end speed (terrible on the take off and MPG around town). I took it out on the highway and managed to peg the needle at around 155-160. Couldn't tell for sure because everything was shaking (including me) and I really didn't want to take my eyes off the road for long :scared1: . Pretty sure the speedometer was very inaccurate and I was not going that fast, but it was fun while it lasted. I think my guardian angel is on Prozac.

Did I mention how glad I am that my son's first car is a 1986 Dodge 12 passenger van? That thing might get to 80 mph downhill on a long stretch.

big kahuna1
08-23-2008, 09:42 AM
Like I said before mine was a 1969 Toyota Corona like this one but white. Blew the engine 2 times and then got a 1970 Ford Galaxy 4 dr. great "Parking" car.:thumbsup2

http://fatdaddy.smugmug.com/photos/357274193_qBQrD-L.jpg



This was my best friends first car. Remember these?:scared1:

http://fatdaddy.smugmug.com/photos/357274197_wtv7S-L.jpg

BigDaddyRog
08-23-2008, 09:44 AM
PACER!!! always made me think of a pregnant rollerskate!!!

big kahuna1
08-23-2008, 09:45 AM
Definately not a chick magnet that Pacer.

Disney Campers
08-23-2008, 09:57 AM
Definately not a chick magnet that Pacer.

here is a chick magnet

http://www.lovefords.org/78/pintobobcat/New_Folder/1978_ford_pinto_cruisesilver_001.jpg

BigDaddyRog
08-23-2008, 10:00 AM
Hey...for a pinto...that looks pretty darn sharp!!! Just dont rear end it!!!! KaBOOM!!!

RvUsa
08-23-2008, 10:03 AM
Oh Scott, that is cool. My family had a lime green pinto when I was young.

If I had 2 of them now, I could use them as roller skates....:rotfl2:

lisa8200
08-23-2008, 10:40 AM
My first car was a 71( I think ) Buick Centurion.Monst of the time people think that I mean a century but no, it was a centurion. I loked around to find a pic of one ( not mine) http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/llc8200/buick.jpg.
I could fit my friends plus Surfboards in this thing and fast is an understatement. Me and some friends were riding down the beach when a guy pulled up next to us and started tapping the gas. we took off and I'm sure his Girlfriend (that he was trying to impress ) gave him a hard time for a while when my junky looking buick pulled away from his Trans Am with the 6.6 liter motor. I still don't know if those cars were all that fast or if my Uncle that I got it from had left it a little tweaked. My dad was telling me that my uncle would tune it where he would stomp the gas and it would just sit there and burn up the tires ( he was a mechanic for PAN AM if anybody remembers them). A few years later ( and a couple of cars ) my brother bought an 84 Trans Am when he got out of boot camp and I took his 70 something Pontiac Le Manns. I lked it because it looked like a GTO .

frdkngcbra
08-23-2008, 10:52 AM
Oh Scott, that is cool. My family had a lime green pinto when I was young.

If I had 2 of them now, I could use them as roller skates....:rotfl2:

My family had a two-tone orange and yellow Pinto when I was gorwing up. I always remember my Dad complaining about and the phrase Put In Neutral Tow Often being a joke about the car

clkelley
08-23-2008, 01:43 PM
There were a few "first" cars I drove when I just turned 16.

One was a Mercury Montego Station Wagon - HUUUGGGE - 70's
The other was a Ford Maverick - 70s
Another junker that was floatin around the house was a Pinto Station Wagon - late 70s

The first car I actually owned with the title in my name was a 78 Toyota Corolla two door, 4-speed. (Try putting two car seats in the back seat of one of those!!)

Before that my first husband had a 79 Ford Grenada and we bought an 85 Plymouth Duster brand new (in his name)

wdw4us2
08-23-2008, 06:48 PM
1983 Chevy Chevette...that thing was slower than Jen's golf cart!

:rotfl2: Remind me to tell you what fun it was when we went to pick up Jen's golf cart when she first bought it. . .:rotfl2:


First car I regularly drove - 1971 Pontiac Grand Prix. I never lost a race!
First car I owned - 1972 Dodge Charger.

I've always had the need for speed!

BigDaddyRog
08-23-2008, 08:02 PM
This would explain why youre the designated driver!!!!

tungpo1
08-23-2008, 08:55 PM
1970 SS Chevelle Saved my money for 3 yrs LOL it was fast!!! 396CI

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/tungpo1/Various%20stuff/ACFD28.jpg

Wish I still had her.

RvUsa
08-23-2008, 08:56 PM
NICE!!! Where was that pic taken, doesn't look like Florida... LOL

AuburnJen92
08-24-2008, 11:12 PM
:rotfl2: Remind me to tell you what fun it was when we went to pick up Jen's golf cart when she first bought it. . .:rotfl2:


First car I regularly drove - 1971 Pontiac Grand Prix. I never lost a race!
First car I owned - 1972 Dodge Charger.

I've always had the need for speed!

Yes, well, we shall forget about that, shall we?

Now Lisa just has two children that want to drive her fast cars! HA!

juligrl
08-25-2008, 10:36 AM
A Dodge Omni GLH (Goes Like He!! - and it did!). Her name was bullet.

VACAMPER
08-25-2008, 10:49 AM
I learned to drive a big ford ltd station wagon. I don't remember what year it was. I do remember how huge it was. Could fit alot of friends in it, though.
The first car i bought was a 90 nissan pickup. I loved my little truck.

F4disneyfan
08-25-2008, 10:50 AM
My first car was an 80's Pontiac Acadian followed by another early 80 Chevy Chevette. I then went upscale with a Buick Skylark.

ntsammy5
08-25-2008, 11:29 AM
A 58 Chevy - red and white - I got my license in 1963.

Shan-man
08-25-2008, 12:14 PM
My first car was an '80 'Vette! It was sweeeeet! :cool1: Vinyl buckets, baby-butt beige paint. Ah, a classic Chevette... those were the days.

KristinU
08-25-2008, 04:23 PM
LOL Shan-Man - I had a 'Vette too! Mine was a '77, baby blue...it was lovingly known as the Smurfmobile, complete with a little Smurfette superglued to the dashboard!

My second car was also a Chevette - moved up to an '81 with 4 doors with FM and CASSETTE! Oooooooooooo. That one was way more of a POS, though and I called it the "shove-it".

Shan-man
08-25-2008, 04:34 PM
My second car was also a Chevette - moved up to an '81 with 4 doors with FM and CASSETTE! Oooooooooooo. That one was way more of a POS, though and I called it the "shove-it".

Oh, I didn't know we were talking about the audio systems, too. Mine had a radio in the dash, and an underdash mounted 8-track for which I later bought a cassette adapter! I had awesome speakers too, the old tower speakers from the living room occupied the hatchback. Now who's cool, hunh? :cool1:

Disney Campers
08-25-2008, 05:44 PM
Oh, I didn't know we were talking about the audio systems, too. Mine had a radio in the dash, and an underdash mounted 8-track for which I later bought a cassette adapter! I had awesome speakers too, the old tower speakers from the living room occupied the hatchback. Now who's cool, hunh? :cool1:


You know your getting old when you remember 8 tracks, had to have a suitcase to hold them..

loveDmouse
08-25-2008, 08:43 PM
My first car was a Chrysler Lebaron Convertible. It was great. Red with black top. Think it was an 89 but I can't remember all that. It was used but very well taken care of. :car: :car: :car: :car: :car: :car:

LONE-STAR
08-25-2008, 09:08 PM
Here is a pic of my first truck its the blue one. This was taken the day I sold it. The orange ford buy it was my 3rd truck and the green jeep was my DW 3rd ride. They are all gone now and I wish I had all of them back mainly the ford.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh13/yacht45/970.jpg

LONE-STAR
08-25-2008, 09:14 PM
Here is a better pic of the ford I still want back it would pull anything. Best truck I ever had.

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh13/yacht45/4dooronthedunefrontsmaller.jpg

KristinU
08-25-2008, 09:14 PM
Oh, I didn't know we were talking about the audio systems, too. Mine had a radio in the dash, and an underdash mounted 8-track for which I later bought a cassette adapter! I had awesome speakers too, the old tower speakers from the living room occupied the hatchback. Now who's cool, hunh? :cool1:


"audio systems" :rotfl: that's an awfully presuming term for what I had in either Chevette! Loved those casette adapters...in thinking back, casettes were a step backwards with all of that rewinding and fast forwarding rather than the "ka chunk" of the 8 track buttons.

DisneyBishops
08-25-2008, 10:01 PM
First car I ever owned was a 1970 Road Runner convertible. Red w/white top. 383 magnum with 850 dual pumper holley. White bench seats. 4 speed with a pistol grip shifter. Dual glass packs. Cragar 5 spoke mag wheels. No ac or power windows or door locks. Just plenty of power and muscle. I think it got about 8 mpg. But gas was around 30 cents per gallon then so who cared. Dang for the good days.

Bought it in 72 when it had 31000 miles on it. Paid 1400.00 for it.

DisneyBishops
08-25-2008, 10:14 PM
Mine also had an am radio with an eight trac player under the dash. Dang that was a long time ago.

YodaGirl
08-25-2008, 10:59 PM
My first car was a 1986 Pontiac Grand Am.

When we bought it, the engine was in pieces - some in the trunk, some in the back floorboard, and some surprisingly still under the hood. :lmao:

We bought it from my and my brother's high school auto tech teacher, so my brother would have a "project". It had been sitting in his field for a couple of years.

Oh, did I mention it was two-tone? And by way of two-tone, I mean the hood and the right front of the doghouse were red primer and the rest was maroon. :rotfl: