# What Did you drive?

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#### Missileman

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What do you drive was such a fun thread and shows where we are now but where did it all start?

sandman

#### brianc

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Originally posted by missileman

Mine was a 65 corvair ragtop.
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Had a bad spot on the flywheel so when I started it I had to grab the fanbelt and turn the motor to a good spot.
HEH! My Dad bought a '65 corvair when I was in High School- said it was his
restoration project, but I ended up doing most of the work! :/

Can't count how many times I pulled the motor and replaced the ring gear!

We had a scissors jack and a couple of greased up boards to slide the
engine in and out from below.

MY first car was a 1970 Datsun 510 4-door I bought from the
parents in 1976. The body was mostly primer and bondo (especially
the wheel wells), but I had nice slotted mags and 60-series bias ply tires
to go with the 5/8" sway rods and Webber carbs. I painted the bumpers
and rocker panels flat black (a few years BEFORE Detroit and Japan
joined the trend).

Moved on to a Honda Civic several years later whenI wore the Datsun
into the ground....

#### Elapid

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my first car was a RACECAR!

i started racing 1/4 midgets on oval tracks when i was 10 or 11 years old. i won almost every race i was in.

my first street-legal car was a 1963 Opel Kadette L... 1100cc of gutless wonder...then i had a vega kamback, then about 4 or 5 pintos, a toyota corona mk ii. a 1967 Firebird, a fiat 124, 1984 honda accord, and still have a 1983 mustang, 1990 mustang, and a 1998 Mustang Cobra

#### Gus

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1970 Urine-Yellow Toyota Corolla. 4 speed, no radio, no air-conditioning (this was in Phoenix, mind you). I took it over after my brother went to college.

He had upgraded with an 8-track player and he left behind the Beatles Sgt. Pepper album. I never took the tape out, never turned it off, and never bought another. To this day, any song from that album brings serious flashbacks of the Corolla.

#### Neil

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Well, my parents let me drive a 1993 Subaru Legacy on a REALLY back road (dirt road used as an acces road to a camp) REALLY slowly (about 2 miles an hour) when I was like 10... I was sitting on my dads lap, and he had his feet on the brake, and hands on the steering wheel, but hey!

#### brianc

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Originally posted by sandman

I noticed the emblem on the dash...POLICE INTERCEPTOR!

It was an old sherrif's car.
For most of the late '60's and early '70's our family vehicle was an old Ford
State Trooper Interceptor. I have vague memories of helping dad sand
the stars off the doors and visiting the junkyard to find a replacement
spot light.

I never really understood, until I saw the original Blues Brothers movie.

"It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions,
cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas...."

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Originally posted by Max_Power004
My sister and I want to turn it into a Doom Buggy one day. Weight reduction, roll bar, big mud tires, fog lights, upgrade suspension, etc. Probably wont but it sounds fun, eh?
A front-drive dune buggy. Ya gotta love that.

#### gothique_97

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1985 Ford LTD station wagon purchased in 1995 primarily so that moving all my [expletive deleted] between home and college between semesters wouldn't be such an ordeal. Bought it for $500, and dropped another$700 or so in engine repairs. Ended up getting 60,000 miles out of that car during the next 4 years. I still had this car when I met my wife, and she hated it. Our first road trip together [from Bridgeport to Salem, MA], she was certain we weren't going to make it 20 miles. I think the loud exhaust embarassed her, too.