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It was a 39 Chevy coupe with a stick shift (not a hot rod
just an old car with faded paint) paid $ 150.00 for it and
drove it 4 years till I blew it up!
I have owned 8 cars since and I am driving a 2003 GMC Safari Van now. This what being married with 4 kids will
bring you to!
What about you?!
She had an "attitude" and so does the car - it will start immediately for any woman who tries, but every man has to pump the gas just the right number of times, and hold the pedal down just the right amount while he cranks the starter, before the thing will catch! Honestly, it should be a mechanical impossibility to start this car in the dead of winter without first flooring the pedal to reset the choke, but I've seen my mom do it several times. When I've tried that, well, let's just say it didn't work out too well!
Although pretty "doggy" when it comes to speed, this little car can actually be pretty feisty when the weather is right. (Hmmm, sounds like Great-Grandma again!) On a dry summer day after it's been running awhile, it will beat any other automatic off the line up to about 35 mph.
One tiny speck of rust, no mechanical problems to speak of, generally reliable if you know its quirks, and a really fun car to drive - plus really cheap insurance - no reason for me to give it up yet! :)
I was 15, sold chocolates in school to buy it.
Other groups in school sold candy for their "clubs", I sold for a VW.
Spent about 1 year rebuilding it with my dad.
Somewhere along the way Hurricane Andrew hit and the car was full of water, lucky no tree hit it too bad, but had to do some body work again.
By that time, I'd seen the Dodge Viper in a car show and just wanted "that color". Uncle at a large paint company got me the exact color.
So when I finished I was driving around in a 1973 VW painted Viper Red. And the compartment box in the back interior; didn't need it so I stuck (2) 12" Kickers in there. Nothing else like it on the road.
Had no windows, rained in, a raccoon family and a case of Schlitz in the trunk.
Bought it for $112 at an impound lot after my friend went to the big house for deeds I will not describe here. (It didn't have windows because he'd hit two deer the week before.)
I was 15 1/2 so it was pretty good for me. We used a jack and a maple tree to get the door caved out and slipped some rigid plastic in there for windows. I wrecked it twice with no noticeable damage. ;)
Ended up selling it to a dude for another case of beer when the brakes rotted out and the speedometer started spinning around. He painted it purple and put it in the demolition derby. It lasted all of 3 minutes there.
Back to the motorbike! ... then a string of vehicles ... must be 10 or 15 - lost count.