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    Great stories. Your first car stickes in your memory just like your first "you know". My first was a 53 Hudson Hornet. I had to give it to my best friend in high school because I wrecked his 51 Studebaker. We still laugh about climbing out of the windows. I turned the car over. A very large feed truck came along shortly and with a chain wraped around the Stude pulled it back onto its wheels and we drove it away. My first keeper was a 49 Merc coupe. BOY...I wish I still had that one!! And a few others. Way too many to remember. My current car is a 81ZX. It's a beater but it runs like it knows if it breaks it's going to the crusher. I also have a 78 Z that's won 1st place three years running at our annual Z Fest here in Orlando. Ahh.. the memories.

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    LOL...this thread brings back memories.

    My first car was a 1962 Ford Falcon which had been totalled and crudely repaired. My father paid $25.00 for it and gave it to me for my 16th birthday in 1969. It was a piece of crap, but it was mine and it ran well.

    About a year later, I traded up to a 1962 Mercury Comet for $50.00...LOL.

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    My first car was 65 pontiac catalina convertible fire engine red. Bought it from my dad for $600 beat the hell out it for a year and the traded it in on my first new car, a 71 pinto. Talk about being 17 and stupid!!!! It was even that ugly baby crap yellow color.

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    Hey, don't knock it. I once owned a Pinto. In fact, at one time, there were five of them in my family. My dad, my uncle, my brother, my sister, and I (briefly) had them. I don't recall if we all had them at the same time. They were cheap and they ran. (most of the time) You couldn't give me one now, however.

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    I missed out on the Pinto, had a Vega instead. In fact, I bought a second Vega after I got out of high school. Being a bit of a gear head even at the age of 18, the second one was a Cosworth Twin Cam Vega, #0853 of about 3500. I wonder where it is now?

    For those of you who may not have heard of these critters, the Cossie had an aluminum 16 valve twin cam head designed and built by Cosworth in England on top of a de-stroked 2 liter version of the Vega's aluminum block. (Cosworth had come up with the idea to use the Chevy block as a basis for a light, bullet-proof and affordable Formula engine.) So clear back in 1975 Chevy was selling cars with twin cams, 4 valves per cylinder, electronic port injection, stainles tube headers and pumpless air injection for emissions control.

    Of course, they couldn't make money on it, so it died after 2 years.

    http://www.cosworthvega.com/

    http://www.cosworthvega.com/unique_features.html

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    Hey... what a cool thread!

    My first car was a Rambler Ambassador 1965 880 that I inherited when my dad passed away. In 1973 it was already a rust bucket but I had fate and I bought a part car (a 990 paid 25$ CDN) and swap the 287 CI for a 327 CI with a holley 4 brls and did a body job. I had a lot of fun with it. I have an old pic of it. But my real first car that I bought was in '75. I had a choice between a '71 240Z with a lot of rust already (you know east of Mississipi and north of the border ...) or an apple green apple Ford Capri (made in Germany). Guest what, I choose the Capri. What an engine V6 with no weight on the back. I burned set of tires after one other but it was the most unreliable car I have ever owned. I had to fix about everything on it. God did I regret my choice. It took me almost 25 years to correct my mistake.

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    1986 toyota corolla. Bought for $1000 beat the hell out of it on the dirt roads around my college. Drove it for 18< months. Wrecked it twice. Sold for $1000, not too shaby.

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    The second one was a Cosworth Twin Cam Vega, #0853 of about 3500. I wonder where it is now?

    For those of you who may not have heard of these critters, the Cossie had an aluminum 16 valve twin cam head designed and built by Cosworth in England on top of a de-stroked 2 liter version of the Vega's aluminum block. (Cosworth had come up with the idea to use the Chevy block as a basis for a light, bullet-proof and affordable Formula engine.) So clear back in 1975 Chevy was selling cars with twin cams, 4 valves per cylinder, electronic port injection, stainles tube headers and pumpless air injection for emissions control.

    Of course, they couldn't make money on it, so it died after 2 years.

    My cousin had a Vega that he ran and warped the block. He replaced the original motor with the Cosworth engine. Boy, was that thing fast! He regularly beat Corvettes and other Muscle cars . . . but he never did get a BMW 2002. He warned me never to play around with those - they looked innocent, but ran like hell.

    I digress.

    My first car - 1965 Mustang, 289 V8, automatic, white with red interior. $500.00 in 1978.

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    First car ?

    I've already mentioned what my first car was. However, my first NEW car was a '77 Chrysler Centura. I don't know if you lot from north of the equator know the Centura.

    It was a medium sized car but had the same Hemi engine as the bigger Regal, coupled to a Borg Warner Auto box that slipped through the changes as smooth as silk.

    I used to take it out to the local quarter mile once a month to clear the cobwebs out that gathered while my wife drove it sedately around town.

    Rick.

    :devious: :devious:

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    I too have aready mentioned what my frist car was earlier in this thread but my first NEW car was a 1970 240Z, HLS3000488. My second was a 72 240Z, don't recall the VIN. The dealer I purchased the first one from traded me straight accross for the 72. I had put 19000 miles on the 70. Obviously, they knew something, even back then.

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