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Old 08-16-2011, 04:22 PM   #61
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My first car was about a 1966 Mustang. I say about, because at the time, it was just a car to me. My dad traded it in after 3 years for a new 1970 Maverick. After driving the Maverick for a short time, I realized that my Mustang was a much cooler car. Too bad I didn't appreciate it when I had it.
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My first car was about a 1966 Mustang. I say about, because at the time, it was just a car to me. My dad traded it in after 3 years for a new 1970 Maverick. After driving the Maverick for a short time, I realized that my Mustang was a much cooler car. Too bad I didn't appreciate it when I had it.
Did anyone, just once, call you Mustang Ally?
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Hahaha, no, cause my real name is Joanne.
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My first car was 57 Chevy Bel Air. My dad bought it for me for $500 but I had to pay for everything else. The original color was turquoise but I quickly repainted it red. Thanks mostly to Dad's mechanical skills and many trips to junk yards to find parts it was actually a pretty cool car by my senior year. (They were just starting to become classic). Sadly I sold it when I went to college for $2,000 which is the first and only time I made money on a car. Of course now days they are worth $30K and up restored.



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Mine was a flaming orange Opel Cadet with black leather (? --probably plastic) seats and steering wheel that gave me third degree burns in summer. Loved that car! It was very used when I bought it but ran for several years and did the trick in transporting me from Chicago to college in Michigan.
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Wow, a lot of nice cars in this thread.

Ya I remember my first car and I still see it in the garage in pieces. I was suppost to put it back together this year....sort of like Humpty Dumpty, but as usual higher priority things got in the way.

I bought it new as a teenager and ....................well here is a picture.

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Mine was a '70 lime green Plymouth Barracuda with a 383. Lasted about a month before I smashed it into a tree and a brick wall going too fast around a corner one night where a broken sprinkler had flooded the street. Took me a while to realize that some boys shouldn't have their driver's licences at age 16.
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Oh, man Scrinch, did it look like this one? I can't believe you wrecked it, dang, what a hot car!!! Whew!
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Oh, man Scrinch, did it look like this one? I can't believe you wrecked it, dang, what a hot car!!! Whew!
Sarah, what size hitch did that 'Cuda have on it to tow that B-17?
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Wow, a lot of nice cars in this thread.

Ya I remember my first car and I still see it in the garage in pieces. I was suppost to put it back together this year....sort of like Humpty Dumpty, but as usual higher priority things got in the way.

I bought it new as a teenager and ....................well here is a picture.

Looks like a 70 or 71. I had a 69 that looked just like it except for the front fender vents. Bought it new in 1969 for $4300 (I was getting the company discount). Drove it until 1973 and went to a Cadillac. On the Vette by that time I had Hooker headers and Anson mag wheels w/10" wide tires. Sold it for $3000. Probably worth ten times that now. I seemed like $3000 was a fortune back then.
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70 and 71 still had chrome front bumpers. 75 or 76?
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First car was 1975 AMC Gremlin, bought from my old man. 3 speed manual, no air, vinyl seats (black). Its only two attributes were that is was a hatchback and had a big gas tank so I could drive awhile before I had to fill up..........
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Looks like a 70 or 71. I had a 69 bought it new in 1969 for $4300 Sold it for $3000. Probably worth ten times that now. I seemed like $3000 was a fortune back then.
It's a 75' Corvette. They stopped the chrome front bumper in 73' and front and rear in 74'.

As for your 69' I've seen them go anywhere between $20,000.00 to $120,000.00 depending on the condition and whether it's still original.
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My first car was a B&W '56 Chevy Belaire. It was the family car I 'inherited' in 1963 when I got a part-time job. Six cylinder, H-shift on the column, no radio until I installed one from the local junk yard.

It survived HS and almost through the first two years of college until the engine blew on my way home from spring break. Not sure how many miles I had on it as the odometer quit working at 115k and I drove it for at least two more years after that.

Seems a shame to have driven that car for 5 years and not have a photo, but I don't. Other than the aftermarket wheels it looked just like the one below...
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As for your 69' I've seen them go anywhere between $20,000.00 to $120,000.00 depending on the condition and whether it's still originaland whats under the hood.
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As far as what's under the hood of these old cars- A 'numbers matching' engine usually adds more value than a non matched replacement. In some instances because of rarity, they become almost priceless. Too many of these classics were modified for one reason or another.
One rare version of the old vettes known as the L-88 (unmodified and judged for originality) will fetch in the 1 mil. range.
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As far as what's under the hood of these old cars- A 'numbers matching' engine usually adds more value than a non matched replacement. In some instances because of rarity, they become almost priceless. Too many of these classics were modified for one reason or another.
One rare version of the old vettes known as the L-88 (unmodified and judged for originality) will fetch in the 1 mil. range.
Yup, those L88's can bring some money.

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Considering these probably sold for about $7-$8K back then, not a bad ROI. I used to lust after a 427 Cobra back then (and I'm not talking about a Mustang) which were probably in the $12K range. I'd take either one however
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