This is really cool. Find your first car or the one you drove to high
school or college; hopefully your car brochure is available.
This has to be one of the neatest web sites whether you have gasoline
in your veins or not.
This is a website featuring the original factory brochures for nearly every American car.
pretty neat. I started a thread on another forum listing all the cars a person had owned so far in their life. I listed, with the help from my kids (they remembered the ones I forgot), 33 cars. Then I went out on the internet and downloaded pictures (as close as I come come) of each one and made it my slideshow screen saver. It was a fun project.
I drove a '49 Ford as my first high school car. I fixed it all up. My favorite car of the 33 a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger.
I'll bet they don't have my first car….a 1942 Hudson 4 dr. sedan they called "The Super Six" It was truly a Lead Sled with starter on the floor next to the clutch. My grandpa put 190,000 miles on it and when I got my drivers license, he gave it to me. How come a car so wonderful in 1955 was really a piece on crap compared with what the kids drive now. I drove it for 2 years and then sold it for $20. Remember those were the days when a new Chevy was under a grand.
And I traded up to a Henry J
Well since my first car was an Angelia (English Ford) station wagon they dont have it listed. It was a '62 I bought my senior year in high school (1970) and one week to the day after I got it the clutch literally fell out of the bottom of it while sitting at a traffic light. That's when I learned to fix cars.
Parked it in my Dad's carport and started taking it apart with help and guidance from the guy at the local NAPA auto parts store. Took me 2 weeks to get the clutch in and working properly but I did it myself!
Mine was white but it was pretty much like this one.
My first car was an 1962 Oldsmobile F85. I bought it when I was 16 in '78 for $30. It had been plowed in by snowplows all winter. The car was literally buried in snow. I dug a tunnel and had to replace the starter to get it running, dig it out and then it was mine.
This is my second car. I get a little sick thinking about what it's worth now. I bought it in '79, junior year in high school for $150. Mine was blue and had the chrome bumpers. It needed a paint job and had spots with primer. 400 small block, headers and his/her hurst shifter. I irritated the whole neighborhood. It would smoke the tires for a 1/4 of a block. I sold it for a small profit back then.
Not at the site, but this was my first ride. The two doors are cooler, but I wish, like everyone else, that I still had it. At the time, all the cool kids had smaller imports, and that's what I wanted. A diesel rabbit. This one was a straight six, and I could have camped under the hood, there was so much room. Working on today's cars is quite a different case.
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