: your first car



thydarkprevails
10-22-06, 02:00 PM
so, what was your first car, did you like it, any special memories, ect?

i worked my ass off full time through high school to buy a 1990 t-bird supercoupe 35th anniversery edition at age 18

i loved it, 3.8l with a supercharger, was quite quick with a nice leather and suede interior

however, it tought me never to buy a 3.8liter ford again..so many problems in the engine that it was a godsend when i got rid of it.

the best memory i had was on the race track doing time trials...i took out a late 90's ws6 trans am, mostly due to the 10% overdrive pulley i put on my supercharger..

i also learned that if you are going to mod your supercharger like that...you better reinforce your crankshaft....it snapped cleanly in half 2 inches from the crankshaft pulley a few weeks later...bye bye t-bird

CadillacGurl
10-22-06, 02:09 PM
First car was a hyundai elantra gt
black with black leather interior (sucked in the summer)
worse memory: crashing it into a porsche boxster (I was lucky and we just had to pay our own damages)
best memory: when I had CaddyETC's subs in it, deff got some looks

96Fleetwood
10-22-06, 02:23 PM
My very first car was a 1986 Nissan Maxima, but it lasted one week before the tranny went kaput and I sold it for parts.. so my official first car was a 1990 GMC Jimmy 4X4 with the Gypsy package. It had 156,000 miles and I drove it till 180K.

gary88
10-22-06, 02:24 PM
My first car was a '93 Chevy K5 Blazer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/DSC03891.jpg

My worst memory was the air conditioning not working, and I never got around to fixing it. So for the whole year or so I drove it, I had to tough it out in the summer and just drive with the windows down. Also when the battery died while I was in school. When it happened I didn't have a parking sticker, so I just parked on a residential street across from the school. Nobody had jumper cables, so I was stuck. I ended up leaving it there in front of someone's house for about 4 days, then me and my dad finally went back, jumped it, and drove it home.

My best memory with the Blazer has to be driving in all the snowstorms we had right after I got my liscence. Lots of adventures to say the least haha.

Oh yeah, getting 9mpg was fun too.

HITMONEY
10-22-06, 02:32 PM
I still have my first car..

1968 Big Block Mustang

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Toys/DennisToys025.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Toys/Mustang.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-22-06, 02:42 PM
My first car was a 1995 Buick Roadmaster Limited
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/753000-753999/753753_7_full.jpg

I loved it, I could smoke many 4 cylinder ricers around town in a 4200 lb, leather lined, chrome laden land yacht. I had the LT1 and I dearly miss that motor. The 4.9 just doesn't cut it. I sold that car because it didn't have enough features (namely more instumentation) to satisfy me. Also, it had some problems with the tranny and the door panels were falling apart. I decided it was time to move up to a Cadillac.

Best memory: smoking an '86 Supra with three of my buddies in the car.
Worst memory: getting pulled over for doing burnouts in the high school parking lot.

caddydaddy
10-22-06, 03:07 PM
My first car was/is my 1979 Sedan Deville that I still have almost 10 years later! I had been looking around for an old Cadillac as my first car when I was 15. My Dad and I had looked at a few late 70's Devilles, but being in Upstate NY meant that most had rotted frames, or really bad bodies. Then one day I was at home, and a dark blue Cadillac Deville pulls in the driveway. My Dad had found my '79 locally that originally was a PA car, so it had very little rust.
My Dad got a good deal on it, a dark blue '79 SDV with white leather interior, decent paint, very little rust and 111k miles for $800.
It's in my garage now, and is still a work in progress with it's worked over 472, new TH400 and a '96 Impala SS rear with 3.08 gears. Someday it will be a nice street machine! :D

thydarkprevails
10-22-06, 03:08 PM
of course this isn't mine, but my car was identical

wht2000
10-22-06, 03:13 PM
1961 Rambler American.............

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-22-06, 03:27 PM
Darkprevails, I always liked the Thunderbird Super Coupes. Pretty bad ass cars, kinda like a luxury mustang or a poor man's Mark VIII. I thought the S/C 3.8's were more reliable than the standard 3.8s, but i guess not.

Stoneage_Caddy
10-22-06, 03:31 PM
I still have my first car..

1968 Big Block Mustang

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Toys/DennisToys025.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Toys/Mustang.jpg

holy shit dude , you got some cool ass shit laying around ....dude i wanna be you when i grow up ..hang around pretty girlies all day and have kickass stuff in my garage ...


me ? i had a 86 Lebaron GTS , 2.2 turbo ....best memeory was blowing the doors off a town car, worst memory occured at the same time when i overboosted the engine and blew the headgasket and cyl head , along with the number 2 piston

thydarkprevails
10-22-06, 03:34 PM
Darkprevails, I always liked the Thunderbird Super Coupes. Pretty bad ass cars, kinda like a luxury mustang or a poor man's Mark VIII. I thought the S/C 3.8's were more reliable than the standard 3.8s, but i guess not.



crankshaft sensor
camshaft sensor
headgaskets
heads
transmission
crankshaft*my fault though*
intercooler
1 piston


but now that i know what cadillac is like, i will not be going back to another manufacturer...ever :)



this was in 14 months time

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-22-06, 04:00 PM
Headgaskets...the 3.8's natural enemy.

slk230mb
10-22-06, 04:23 PM
A 2000 Deville - it was leased for grandma and she couldn't drive it any more so before I got my license it was the third car for mom and dad, then mine until the lease expired.

http://www.smatarese.com/forum/100_0077.JPG

caddycruiser
10-22-06, 04:38 PM
Technically, though not in my name, this was my first car (and currently my brother's) bought for us by my father:

'93 Fleetwood Brougham
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%20Cars%20Stuff/fleetwoodpic.jpg

Then 2.5 years later, this past January, I bought what would be technically my "true" first (and current) car in my name solely:

'95 Fleetwood Brougham
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/95%20Fleetwood%20August%202006/IMG_0486.jpg

Now, the '93 Fleetwood is potentially about to be put to rest for a while, because my brother is now buying (as of today) an '86 Buick Regal LTD. He's been looking at and wanting a mid/late 80's Cutlass/Monte Carlo for a while, and he apparently stumbled on the deal of a century this morning in the paper and put a deposit down on the Buick. No pics yet, but I can't wait to see it:)

As for the rest of the family, my dad's first ride was a '70 Chevelle that he had until a little after I was born, and my mom's was a series (2 in a row) of late 70's (I think?) Plymouth Aeros.

77CDV
10-22-06, 06:15 PM
My 1st car was a 1977 CDV, Sonora Tan with matching vinyl quarter cabriolet top and leather interior. Loved that car to death and would still have it if it hadn't been stolen my 3rd year in college.

My best/worst memory with that car was the time I accidently crunched my sister's Ford Escort with it. I'd just finished washing it, and my dad decided (don't ask me why) to hose down the driveway. So, I went to move the car out of harm's way, but either didn't press the brake while shifting in to reverse or had my foot on the gas. Whatever, the Caddy flew backwards and before I could stop, pinned my sister's car between the left taillight bumper extension and the plum tree. Neither the Caddy nor the tree was in any way damaged. The Escort resembled a somewhat misshapen hourglass. I fared slightly better than the Escort after my sister got hold of me.

Craig

Eric Kahn
10-22-06, 06:21 PM
The first car I had was a 67 VW beetle, the first car I bought on my own was a 73 chevy chevelle, originally a no option stripper, 6 cyl, 3 speed columm shift, last owner had put in a 4 speed from a camero whic the 6 cyl engine was not happy with

Slywun
10-22-06, 07:05 PM
First car was a 1966 "Rustang" that had more bondo that metal on it. Paid $200...

danbuc
10-22-06, 07:07 PM
1966 Mustang Coupe- 289/3spd Cuise-o-matic
In the four years I had it, I did a bunch of work to it. Edlebrock cam intake and carb. Headman long tube headers hook to a 3" Flowmaster Delta 40 exhaust system. KYB handling package. SSBC front disc brake conversion. You know...stuff. That thing sure did move too.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c48/danbuc/Picture222.jpg

90Brougham350
10-22-06, 07:32 PM
'85 Pontiac Parisienne
Sorry about the pic, it's a pic I took of a pic I have above my desk.

http://90brougham350.smugmug.com/photos/104566834-L.jpg

Best Memory: Getting her back after the paintjob

Worst Memory: Dinking with the radio too long, crossing into on-coming traffic, and taking out a sign on the other side of the road, resulting in an instant total. Drove her for 4 months after that until we donated the ol' girl to an autobody school.

AlBundy
10-22-06, 08:37 PM
1983 Oldsmoble Delta 88. Big cars from the begining and yes I did want that T-bird Super Coupe but for some reason they were never available for sale unless you could afford ridiculous prices.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-22-06, 08:39 PM
Those Parisiannes always were a classy looking car.

Lady Danielle
10-22-06, 08:55 PM
I had a 86 Pontiac Trans Am..Hot car, but always breaking down, overheating....Sucked lots of gas...loved the T-Tops....Red

Florian
10-22-06, 09:16 PM
69 Mustang Grande in gardenhose green.


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JRau
10-22-06, 09:33 PM
My grandmother gave me her 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 4 door as my very first car. It had a 283 V8 in it. I wound up putting a 4 bbl. in it and '65 Chevelle SS wheelcovers, otherwise left it stock. It would git up and go when I needed it to! No bad memories of it. It was a great car.

First car I bought new was a 1984 Ford Escort GT. Pretty cool car for a kid, had a factory sunroof, too. Wound up delivering pizzas in this thing, and in a hurry one day, I accidentally clipped another car as I was crossing a busy street. Not too much damage for my car, the other guy's car suffered worse, but the embarrassment factor was way up there!

JRau

thydarkprevails
10-22-06, 09:35 PM
1983 Oldsmoble Delta 88. Big cars from the begining and yes I did want that T-bird Super Coupe but for some reason they were never available for sale unless you could afford ridiculous prices.

signed

i belive, in 1990, the 35th anniv. editon was damn near 30k

that's outrageous

AlBundy
10-22-06, 09:40 PM
signed

i belive, in 1990, the 35th anniv. editon was damn near 30k

that's outrageous

I was looking for a 92-95 but I wish I was up on the Mark VII or VIIIs then.:crybaby:

thydarkprevails
10-22-06, 09:41 PM
well look on the brightside now, we have cadillacs

it don't get much better than that :)

Benzilla
10-22-06, 10:20 PM
My 1st car was a 1977 CDV, Sonora Tan with matching vinyl quarter cabriolet top and leather interior. Loved that car to death and would still have it if it hadn't been stolen my 3rd year in college.

My best/worst memory with that car was the time I accidentally crunched my sister's Ford Escort with it. I'd just finished washing it, and my dad decided (don't ask me why) to hose down the driveway. So, I went to move the car out of harm's way, but either didn't press the brake while shifting in to reverse or had my foot on the gas. Whatever, the Caddy flew backwards and before I could stop, pinned my sister's car between the left taillight bumper extension and the plum tree. Neither the Caddy nor the tree was in any way damaged. The Escort resembled a somewhat misshapen hourglass. I fared slightly better than the Escort after my sister got hold of me.

Craig

lol, that's a funny story. Is Sonora tan like a metallic, or a gloss?


My first car was My 1984 Cutlass Supreme, I still have it, actually it had been in the family since my grandfather bought it new in '84, then I got it for $500. It has the 3.8 liter.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c40/Cadillac_guy/100_0135.jpg

Night Wolf
10-22-06, 10:48 PM
Gosh this thread makes me sad....

My first car was my 1993 Coupe DeVille. I was never going to sell that car, ever. It was going to be mine for the rest of my life. I spent countless amounts of time, money and effort into making that car exactly how I wanted, fixing so much stuff that really didn't need to be fixed, and just making perfect.... Then, July of '06 when I went back to NY for a week, someone else decided to make my Coupe their own and steal it..... damn SOB....

It was going to be like the owner of that Mustang, be able to have a car, pictures and memories such long ago, then later on in life, still have it and reflect back on it, then take it out for a spin....

Just spent $800 on brand new premium GoodYear tires on it not even 5 weeks before too... I got the best since I figured I would be driving it for a few years to come (as a DD)

http://inoventionseast.com/1993%20DeVille/1-17-06/PDR_0956.JPG

http://inoventionseast.com/1993%20DeVille/1-17-06/PDR_0968.JPG

http://inoventionseast.com/1993%20DeVille/1-17-06/PDR_1004.JPG

http://inoventionseast.com/1993%20DeVille/1-17-06/PDR_1009.JPG

http://inoventionseast.com/1993%20DeVille/1-17-06/PDR_1014.JPG

http://inoventionseast.com/1993%20DeVille/1-17-06/PDR_1019.JPG

http://inoventionseast.com/1993%20DeVille/1-17-06/PDR_1020.JPG

I had wayyyy too many memories in that car, way too many. Drove it for 3 years, put 40k miles on it, we bought it in Orlando, drove it to NY, then when I moved down here in Sept. of '05, it came with me. Aimee and I shared our first kiss in the backseat of that car too.

Worst memory? Pulling up to my apartment in my Oldsmobile and seeing my Coupe gone.

I try not to look at the pictures anymore, or even think about it. That car was me, even now when I see pictures of it, it makes me take a deep breath and just think back. 1 of 119 as it was Slate Bronze Metallic and a 1993. It had '98.5-'01 Seville SLS wheels, tinted wndows, and my sound system that I built up over 3 years, had about $2,500 into and did alot of custom work with. All new suspension, all new brakes, all new engine accessories, sensors, switches etc... nothing but Mobil1 oil...... gosh I miss that car way too much.

Of course around the same time I had other cars too... my '79 Sedan DeVille d'Elegance, bought it for $300 cause the guy thought it had a blown engine. I cleaned it up and fixed it up quite nice. It had 84k miles on it when I bought it, and in the 2 years I put another 10k miles on it, that is including the trip form NY to FL. What an amazing highway cruiser! my gosh I have never, ever been in a better car.... 12 hours of driving, 700 miles just seemed to vanish away. The car was going to be a hot-rod project... home for a 500, but it was just a nic classic I enjoyed driving. Again, too many amazing memories. Worst memory? the freakin kady driving her Camry that didn't under stand the concept that red means stop... totaled the car.

Both the DeVille's were total losses. No car, no money.

http://inoventionseast.com/1979%20DeVille/79-2.JPG

I also had my 1989 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight Royale, bought that 12-26-03, it was the winter car to keep the Coupe off the winter NY roads. I liked it so much, I kept it on the road all the time. It was an awesome car, had the 3800, perhaps the best engine ever to come form GM. Great on gas too. It was a really nice car, I had that car for almost 3 years, put 19k miles on that, drove it down to FL to have a 2nd car when the '79 got wrecked, and found that the Coupe was gone... it was my only car for a couple months, until I decided it was time to let it go while I still could and get something more safe for the amount and type of driving I do (underbody was getting rusty) I was sad to see it leave tho.

http://inoventionseast.com/Oldsmobile/Olds.jpg

So I now drive a 1994 Isuzu Amigo. Its a great little truck, only 2WD, but still quite capable, and there is nowhere to off-road here in Tampa Bay. Its a 5spd which is something I have wanted for a long time, and also a soft top, something else I have wanted for a long time. I have put over 2,500 miles on it so far and its an awesome truck... I like it alot. It'll be my daily driver for a few years, then it'll become and off-road machine... convert it to 4wd, locker, lift, bigger tires etc.... it'll be alot of fun.

http://inoventionseast.com/Isuzu/Isuzu%20Amigo/PDR_0355.JPG

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-22-06, 10:54 PM
I have to buy another LT1 Roadmaster Limited at some point in my life. I must!

Frost
10-23-06, 03:06 AM
First, 2nd and 3rd car? They were all 1963 Austin Minis'. 850cc's of screaming pleasure!
4th car was a big step up for me. 1967 Austin 1100cc, with 4 doors and a radio!

speedyman_2
10-23-06, 05:47 AM
My First:

1965 Mustang Coupe. 289/C4 Automatic

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/speedyman_2/DSC03243.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/speedyman_2/DSC03238.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/speedyman_2/DSC03234.jpg

I want it back :crying:

Dadillac
10-23-06, 08:16 AM
First car was a '65 Ford F-100 4x4. It apparently was an old public utilities truck, as it had like 4 ton suspension. It was running 35" monster mudder tires. Had the torquey 300 I6, with a 3 speed tranny. I paid $850 for it. I beat the hell out of it for a week. When I say beat the hell out of it, I mean it. I broke the motor in only a week, and sold it for $600. A rental car would have been cheaper.

Don

CadiJeff
10-23-06, 08:44 AM
My first car car was a 1981 coupe Deville, And if you have read my other posts you probably know that I finally have it back! (I hate friggin Lawyers), my actual first driver was an 89 toyota Crapolla, stupid steaming pile of Japanese CRAP!

dp102288
10-23-06, 08:55 AM
When I got my license, I was driving my Eldo, so 1995 Eldorado ESC.

I leanred to drive mostly in a 89 Buick Regal.

LUVMY04V
10-23-06, 09:13 AM
91 buick regal awsome car 3.8L and PANTERA sticker on the back It was maroon and never had one major problem and I had it from 80,000 miles to 160,000

DopeStar 156
10-23-06, 10:44 AM
I paid $3,500 for my 1989 Lincoln Mark VII LSC with 98,000 on the HO 5.0 V8 and sold it 6 months later for $1,350 with 104,000. I loved it but too many problems. The suspension never worked right and my front left was always flat. The car always sat crooked. The engine and all that functioned beautifully, but everything else crapped out. Brake booster, alternator, air ride, headlights, the hood was chipping, and the car would kill batteries in it's sleep. Still it was fast as hell and I got into plenty of trouble with it. I so want another one someday.....

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/DopeStar156/1989%20Lincoln%20Continental%20Mark%20VII%20LSC/Lincoln-Frontview2.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/DopeStar156/1989%20Lincoln%20Continental%20Mark%20VII%20LSC/Lincoln-InsideView.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/DopeStar156/1989%20Lincoln%20Continental%20Mark%20VII%20LSC/Lincoln-Insideview-2.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/DopeStar156/1989%20Lincoln%20Continental%20Mark%20VII%20LSC/Lincoln-Backview.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/DopeStar156/1989%20Lincoln%20Continental%20Mark%20VII%20LSC/Lincoln-Hood.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/DopeStar156/1989%20Lincoln%20Continental%20Mark%20VII%20LSC/Lincoln-Engine.jpg

AznPrydeRegalRyde
10-23-06, 11:33 AM
Jeez, some of you guys had some nice first cars! Big ol' Buicks! Thunderbirds!

My first was a 89 Accord 4 cyl with holes in the floor, no airbags, 3 glass windows, and a transmission with only 3 working gears.

nickc50310
10-23-06, 01:06 PM
Oh man does this bring back some memories! I sure do love my first car! It is a 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 convertible. It was gold with white interior. It had a 455 V* and would haul ass pretty good. I drove it for 3 years until I was 19. Winter and all.

It would handle winter pretty good actually. It was RWD but in a car that heavy it didnt matter at all. The thing had an INSANE amount of torque. I remember being able to do a burnout in reverse even! It was a blast to drive. Every snowy morning in high school I would always be sure to cut a beautiful 180 coming into the parking lot. With a car like that EVERYONE knows who you are. It turns heads. Everyone knew who I was anyway but thats a different story... LOL!

I had alot of fun times in that car. My dad bought the car when I was 4 years old and had it completely restored. It wasnt in PERFECT shape when I first got it but it was still pretty nice. I remember cruisin when I was a little kid with my dad.

I got the car when I was 15 and remember driving it illegal on several occasions, LOL! I remember taking it out the first day I had it for a cruise around the neighborhood. I remember showing my friends how well it could peel out. I remember driving it around town all the time and taking it down to "the loop" rollin six deep with ample room. I remember driving it to various parties on a friday night when we had a blizzard and my driver side window was stuck down. It NEVER ONCE got stuck. I remember rolling up on a party with 36 mafia blasting. Everyone knew when Nick arrived. I remember driving around the neighborhood, top down, blazin. (I dont blaze anymore)

My two favorite memories are when we would drive back from going out to lunch. We would have soda wars with other guys that went to lunch (only with the top up). I remember bombing other people as they drove with a full 32oz soda. My other favorite memory was hitting garbage cans that had wandered into the street on a windy day. Something about seeing 5500lbs of steel crush a plastic garbage can at 35mph really made me laugh! One time I hit a full garbage can by mistake. It sounded like it was full of bricks but the cloud of garbage I saw in my rear view mirror made it all worth it! OH MAN IT WAS HILARIOUS! Unfortunately it caused light damage to one of my fenders!

I was quite wild as a kid. I had alot of fun and learned some valuable lessons. The delta sat in my brothers back yard for a couple of years after I quit driving it. It fell into a general state of disarray. My dad decided to have it completely redone about 1 year ago. It is still being worked on and will be returned to its origional glory by spring! I cant wait to drive that old thing again!

I found a picture of one EXACTLY like mine:
http://www.komar.org/car/1972_oldsmobile_delta_88_convertible/convert_grandparents.jpg

Elvis
10-23-06, 01:59 PM
1964 Ford Ranchero. Assembled by an old OLD friend who took a wrecked '65 Comet and a ragged-out '64 Ranchero and put them together. I had Comet interior and front end (including the 289) plus the Ranchero rear end. Lots of torque and towing ability, not much top-end at all. Not much acceleration or "kick" above 40 mph. :( Dad thought it was a GREAT idea!

It was yellow until I got rear-ended by a kid in his daddy's '76 Fleetwood. The old guy who built my Ranchero welded a 5' long bar into the frame before he assembled the bed on the back of the truck. The Caddy was totaled. My truck kept going.

Thanks to that kid's carelessness, I got the frame straightened and a new paint and bondo job. Kept the Ranchero for 12 years.

http://img346.imageshack.us/img346/8523/64cometranchero1nj.jpg

GailyBedight
10-23-06, 03:04 PM
First car was a 1961 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite which my Dad paid $ 900.00 for in 1962 and gave to me when I started driving. Had a lot of fun with that one. Favorite car, 1970 z28, new cam, heads reworked otherwise stock. 10 mpg on a good day. Wish I still had both of them. :crybaby:

thydarkprevails
10-23-06, 03:57 PM
Jeez, some of you guys had some nice first cars! Big ol' Buicks! Thunderbirds!

My first was a 89 Accord 4 cyl with holes in the floor, no airbags, 3 glass windows, and a transmission with only 3 working gears.

and it was worth every minute of going to high school full time, and workin 50-60 hours a week :)

Sandy
10-23-06, 04:24 PM
http://i3.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/fa/b9/7a_1_b.JPG

My Mommy bought it for me !

AznPrydeRegalRyde
10-23-06, 04:52 PM
and it was worth every minute of going to high school full time, and workin 50-60 hours a week :)I preferred to have fun in high school. The way I saw it, youll be working for 40 years straight...why waste 3 years of carefree life working too...

Koooop
10-23-06, 04:56 PM
I still have this car, my Dad bought it new in 1968. It has TONS of miles on it and gets pushed around by a 425HP /460TQ ZZ383, aluminum heads, roller cam etc... This Vette has always been driven hard and put away wet! (It'll bury my CTS-V). You can believe I had fun in High School.

nigelb
10-23-06, 05:07 PM
Ok, lets get a UK view on this.
A 1970 Sunbeam Imp Sport, a bit bigger than a Mini of the same age.
Sports came with big valve heads, hi lift cams, twin Stromberg 125 carbs and a performance exhaust, giving the 875cc engine just over 55bhp and top speed of 90 mph
The engine was mounted in the rear making cornering a bit tricky in the wet. Usual answer was to place a couple of 18" paving slabs (flagstones to you?) under the hood on top of the fuel tank.
They saved my ass when I crashed it.
The photo isn't of my car but is almost identical.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-23-06, 05:26 PM
Oh man does this bring back some memories! I sure do love my first car! It is a 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 convertible. It was gold with white interior. It had a 455 V* and would haul ass pretty good. I drove it for 3 years until I was 19. Winter and all.

With a car like that EVERYONE knows who you are. It turns heads.

Exactly!! It was the same way with my Roadmaster. I had the biggest car in the high school parking lot by about 2", the next biggest thing was a '93 Crown Victoria! Except, after I sold my Buick and got the '92, somebody got a '92 Town Car from their grandpa, so that was about 2 inches longer than the Roadie, but it didn't matter, that car was gone! Everyone knew that I was the kid in the big ol' grandma car that could (and did) smoke it's rear tires on the way out of the parking lot EVERY SINGLE DAY! Hah! I loved that!


Great story Nick!

Benzilla
10-23-06, 06:26 PM
I still have this car, my Dad bought it new in 1968. It has TONS of miles on it and gets pushed around by a 425HP /460TQ ZZ383, aluminum heads, roller cam etc... This Vette has always been driven hard and put away wet! (It'll bury my CTS-V). You can believe I had fun in High School.

CAN WE SAY... SPOILED :D

CIWS
10-23-06, 06:28 PM
This was me (at 15 in 1980) and the 72 Grand Prix (only pic I have of it) as I was working during the summer for Motorola in the Industrial Engineering Dept. I was able to get a drivers permit to drive to and from work at 15 :)


http://www.ciws.info/grandprix.jpg

thydarkprevails
10-23-06, 06:29 PM
I preferred to have fun in high school. The way I saw it, youll be working for 40 years straight...why waste 3 years of carefree life working too...

i understand where you come from completely

sadly, my high school wasn't fun anyway...i was sort of a lone stoner type...with a great work ethic...can you say oxymoron!

Stoneage_Caddy
10-23-06, 06:31 PM
This was me (at 15 in 1980) and the 72 Grand Prix (only pic I have of it) as I was working during the summer for Motorola in the Industrial Engineering Dept. I was able to get a drivers permit to drive to and from work at 15 :)

i thought this was your first car :
http://cache.jalopnik.com/cars/images/a_team_van.jpg

CIWS
10-23-06, 06:33 PM
i thought this was your first car :
http://cache.jalopnik.com/cars/images/a_team_van.jpg


That wasn't my first car :D ;)

Stoneage_Caddy
10-23-06, 06:36 PM
lol ......ever need a murdock you lemme know ...i got that

nboylie
10-23-06, 09:30 PM
wow, i wish i had an awesome first car :(

first car i bought was a 92 cavalier. LOL

Destroyer
10-24-06, 12:15 AM
I bought my first car at age 15 in 1987. It was a '78 Monte carlo with a '70 LT1 350, dual exhaust w/headers and several other mods. I worked my ass off as a busboy the prior year and saved $3000 to buy that car. Wish I had some pics. It was silver w/light blue vinyl interior, bucket seats and a Hurst Quarter stick shifter. Had all the gauges and vintage 5 hole mags with big meats out back and skinnies in the front and the radial T/A's. I was (and still am) a crazy driver and I did a whole lot of street racing at the time and for many years to follow. Ahhh the memories!.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-24-06, 12:17 AM
My dad had a '78 Monte Carlo back in '81 or '82. Stock 305 was sloooow though!

STScadillac
10-24-06, 01:32 AM
My first car was a 1978 AMC Concord!! It was a total piece of shit!! LOL It had a 3.8 inline 6. Only one door opened from the outside and it was the drivers side back door. 0-60 in 22 seconds and top speed of 87... The chicks dug it though so it was all good.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-24-06, 10:04 PM
Wow, came into work today and what's parked in one of the back stalls?

'95 Roadmaster!!

It was in for an oil change/ rotate and a coolant flush. Normal stuff.
She had 73k on the clock, roughly half of what mine had.
She was a tealish greyish exterior, with a grey leather interior...not a Limited like mine was.
She also had the optional aluminium wheels, not the bogus standard slotted wheel covers mine had.

She felt much larger than Angie behind the wheel, more graceful, more fluid. She just glided across the parking lot, it was much much smoother than my '92. You didn't feel any bumps in the pavement, at all. The steering is lighter and more fluid than my '92. The Roadie is much quieter at idle, the 350 is much smoother, and this one didn't have the god awful crank driven fan like mine did. I hated that!! As far as the interior goes, I still like my '92's interior more, but the super long dash in that Roadmaster has grown on me, it's kinda cool having a dash 3' deep. And I didn't hate not having the FDC like I thought I would.


Point of story, I need to get another B or D Body. The Fleetwood Brougham is my #1 choice for my next car.

Elvis
10-24-06, 10:11 PM
This was me (at 15 in 1980) and the 72 Grand Prix (only pic I have of it) as I was working during the summer for Motorola in the Industrial Engineering Dept. I was able to get a drivers permit to drive to and from work at 15 :)


http://www.ciws.info/grandprix.jpg

That pic is a CLASSIC!!! Check out the SHOES!!! Check out the SOCKS!!!

Check out the HAIR!!! :histeric:

I didn't know we were the same age? I had a special permit at 15 too. :thumbsup:

(I used to look like that, too!)

Great car, too. We had a '75 Grand Prix at one time. Last year for the 400, I think. I loved it and wanted my parents to hang onto it for me, but they ditched it. For a '78 Omega, of all things.

Wiseguy2
10-25-06, 03:00 AM
This awful 1982 BMW 528e 5-speed. I wanted an E28 (82-88 5 series) badly and bought this for $2k in 1992. There was a reason it wasn't $7500+ as I quickly found out.

Replaced very quickly by a very nice 84 533i.

illumina
10-25-06, 03:25 AM
I still own and drive my first car: 1987 Cadillac Seville. She has about 6,xxx miles on the new 4.5 liter swap.

However, I've had a few cars over the years while that car was down.

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2529/00022po1.th.jpg (http://img171.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00022po1.jpg)

Koooop
11-01-06, 04:01 PM
This awful 1982 BMW 528e 5-speed. I wanted an E28 (82-88 5 series) badly and bought this for $2k in 1992. There was a reason it wasn't $7500+ as I quickly found out.

Replaced very quickly by a very nice 84 533i.


The e stood eecchh! At least it wasn't an Automatic.

I'd bet the 533i was much more fun.

codewize
11-01-06, 05:18 PM
My first car, that I registered, was a 1976 Formula Firebird, 400 CID with TH400 trans. Rotted floors and door bottoms but a very fun car. I owned a 75 Buick Regal prior to that but never put it on the road.

Cadillac Aficionado
11-01-06, 10:17 PM
Mine was a black 1974 Ford Gran Torino Elite with a 351 Cleveland. I had test driven a '69 Cadillac Fleetwood and a '71 Lincoln Continental, but my mother (this was 1989) thought they were too big and fuel hungry even though the Ford as almost as big.