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your 1st car
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:13:58 PM »
was out to dinner with my wife & two other couples celebrating the 40th anniversary of our wedding and over drinks the topic of "1st cars" came up.


All of us near or over 60. 


5 of 6 of us said "PINTO"


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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 05:27:44 PM »
My 1st was a 70 Charger 318/auto., 2nd was a 72 Cuda 340/4-speed & 3rd was a 72 Demon 340/auto.
 
1st Pinto was about my 12th or so when I was 18 & needed a reliable commuter car.
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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 05:42:55 PM »
My first car was a brand new 1974 Pinto Runabout, orange with black interior.  I bought it when I was sixteen years old.


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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 06:30:42 PM »
for a car that was so 'reviled' as a rolling deathtrap it is amazing how popular the car was and how few remain
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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 07:19:17 PM »
My first new car was a 1978 Bobcat. I was in the military (Air Force) and I paid $3600.60 for it then. I suppose that is what started this addiction.
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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 07:44:03 PM »
'73 F-250 with 13000 miles in the fall of '76.
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 08:39:10 PM »
1967 Mustang Coupe, 289 2V, C4 Auto Trans. Traded it in as part payment for my 1977 Cruising Wagon.

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014, 08:48:43 PM »
A 55chevy stepwise halfton v83peed on the floor and chrome rims.  Spent my first paycheck from a new job and bought a chrome 8track player and 4 speakers.wow 29 cent gas too! Chris
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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2014, 09:09:11 PM »
First car was a 1964 Rambler "two stick". Traded it in on my first new car, my 1972 Pinto Sprint.

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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2014, 09:29:04 PM »
My first car was a 73 pinto wagon factory ordered when I was in high school. Paid $2300 for it drove it 3.5 years and 86k miles and sold it for $2000. Put the money on a 77 crusin wagon.
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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2014, 09:31:14 PM »
Hey SRT check out the window sticker on my wagon
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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2014, 09:47:08 PM »
My first car was a 55 Pontiac 2dr(POS), my second car was a 56 Ford Fairlane 2dr hart top fully loaded and a continental kit, and of course me being total dumb a$$ brain dead kid I just thrashed it all to hell, sure wish I had that car today... >:( >:(
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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2014, 11:27:02 PM »
1963 Pontiac Tempest. 4cyl, auto transaxle.
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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2014, 09:05:42 AM »
1970 AMC Javelin SST Mark Donahue Special, bought off Dad in 1971. I came late to cars with a long string of Japanese motorcycles before them. First bike was a Bridgestone, before they quit motorcycles to make tires only.

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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2014, 12:57:15 PM »
Hudson Hornet with twin H power. If you know NASCAR you know what twin H power is.
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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2014, 01:28:42 PM »
I had made it all the way through undergraduate college with no car of my own. when I graduated in 1976 at age 21, heading for dental school, my parents decided to buy me a car for my graduation present. They asked me what kind of vehicle I wanted.


They expressed no limitations on cost, so I told them a Porsche 914, which was popular at the time. My dad just smiled.


He didn't get me the Porsche, but another car whose name started with a P. You guessed it, a Pinto. It was a used 1973 Runabout with 2.0 liter, 4-speed, and a factory sunroof. I have only seen one other Pinto like it with a factory sunroof.


The sunroof made the car tolerable in summer without A/C. Before entering the car after having been in a hot parking lot, I would open the sunroof, and all the hot air would just exit through the top.


I parked my Pinto under shelter for all but about 4 years of its life. Out of garage space, I disassembled and stored it in 1995. I had the engine reworked, started putting the pieces back together, and soon will have it repainted and recarpeted. The car will be BETTER than new with HD Radio/CD, LED instrument lights, improved glovebox, LED maplights, gauge set from a later Pinto, and courtesy lights that open when the passenger door is opened, not just the driver's door.


How many guys have the first car they ever owned? I do, and I still love it. With the hopped-up engine, it is more fun than ever to drive.
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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2014, 02:18:46 PM »
My first car was a 1968 Datsun 510 station wagon.  When I bought it in 1975 this car had already rolled up 152,000 miles.  The disassembled engine was tossed in the back.  When the guy dropped it off at the trailer he gruffly stated that, "one of the four wheels were his and he was taking it back."

So, there it sat, on three wheels - listing to the side, front raised due to the disassembled engine in the rear, a fading and chipped repaint - primer in some spots.  And here I was so proud that I actual owned a (sort of) car.

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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2014, 02:24:50 PM »
You can all laugh at me. My first car was a 1951 Nash Rambler station wagon with the fake wood trim. My grandmother got it from an old lady. I ran it for years, I had to change the engine once, as the original crapped out. Do you know the engine has to be removed from under the car on those? I sold it and bought an Opel. I wish I had the Nash today, they are getting big bucks for them, and even when I sold mine it was in nice shape.

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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2014, 02:49:52 PM »
My first car was my moms 67 Mustang coupe.  She is the original owner.  It brought me home from the hospital when I was born.  She gave it to me when I was 14 as a project.  I had it running and driving by the time I was 16.  Drove it all thru high school in the late 80's and partially thru college in the early 90's.  I don't drive it much anymore but I will never part with it.
 
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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2014, 03:43:32 PM »
57 chevy 2 door post.... lt1 350 and turbo 400 trans...
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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2014, 09:04:52 PM »
Hi I forgot to add the whole reason why I own a pinto.my wife had a 75 hatch Brown in color auto.she owned it before we met but drove till the head cracked and it still made it to the junkyard.I was kidding around and said I will find a pinto.didn't find a car but found a wagon instead.it's now my hobby since I retired.  Chris
77 wagon auto 2.3  wagons are the best and who knew I like flames on a pinto!!!!

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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2014, 10:45:23 PM »
My first car was a 1969 Merc Montego with a 351w. Could fry that one-legger for 3/4 of a block. Lots of room in the back seat  wink* wink*



The end of my first car-It was hit while parked!



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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2014, 10:12:54 AM »
Ouch!  TWO super-nice vintage Mercurys taken out in a single accident!  There was plenty of space in the back of my Pinto too as long as you folded down the rear seat.  That's why I insisted on having a Runabout instead of sedan ;) .


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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2014, 04:58:39 PM »
 That's why I insisted on having a Runabout instead of sedan ;) .

That is why I bought a Cruising Wagon! ;D

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« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2014, 12:11:59 AM »
1965 Mustang notchback. 289, Toploader 4-speed, 9", 3.50s, cam, headers, intake, double pumper, and dressed like a GT350, hence my screen name.
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« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2014, 09:47:45 AM »

That is why I bought a Cruising Wagon! ;D


Better yet for the intended purpose, but there were no Cruising Wagons in 1974 and a regular wagon had a bit too much glass for my needs! ;)


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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2014, 03:30:28 AM »
57 chevy 2 door post.... lt1 350 and turbo 400 trans...


mine was a '55, 210 2 dr wagon with a flame belching 235 6 cyl with a 3 speed on the tree and a crankcase filled with STP!!!


& a craig 4 track!
the only substitute for cubic inches is BOOST!!!

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« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2014, 10:57:45 AM »
1969 1/2 Maverick 3 on the tree...... 8)
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« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2014, 12:25:36 PM »
My first car was a 1972 Pinto trunk model with the 1600 CC Engine.

The Pinto is still my favorite car and I have had hundreds of cars since then.

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Re: your 1st car
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2014, 10:49:49 AM »
I bought my first car in 1972, a cherry, factory black, 1959 Ford Galaxy Fairlane 500, 2 door hardtop with a 352 4bbl and cruise-o-matic. Interior option was a Town and Country am radio. Price... $100.00!!! I sold the '59 after I bought my first new car, a red 1974 Pinto 4 speed, base model sedan, radio delete.

I always loved the body style of the '59 Fords... just gorgeous!

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