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1968 VW Karman Ghia i bought with money i saved while in Nam--was going to get a 68 Camaro but that wasn't to be--long story tho!! Yours was what???? :p:cool::p

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Just out of high school, with my paper route and yard mowing money I saved, I bought a 1972 Chevelle Malibu with 50,000 miles, it had Cragars and a eight track player already installed, this was 1976 and I paid 2000.00 for it.   :thumbsup:

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69 VW BUG with a purple metal flake paint job. The rear wheel fell off on the way home from the guys house when I bought it. It was a total POS but I was in total denial of how bad it was. On its maiden voyage to my parents house the throttle cable broke and I had to sit in the rear bumper while my brother drove it. It was -25°c out and I froze my friggin ass off!

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1972 Nova with a 307 and a 3 speed on the floor with a bench seat ...  :thumbsup:

my uncle gave it to me and it had 300,000 miles on it  ....  :p   he was a mechanic and kept it in good running condition. 

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1979 Ford T-bird with a 302.  My friends called it the thunderchicken.

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First car once I had a license at 16yo was a '69 Cutlass, 2dr, Muncie M-22, 4-speed, 310hp 350 and a 3.90 rear gear. 

 

First car was at 13yo was a '72 340 Duster, 4-speed and a 3.55 gear. I had about 6 others before I had a license. 

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My very first car was a 68 Chevy Bel Air 4-door with a 307/powerglide combo. Treated that car like a red headed step child. The first car that I bought myself was a 78 Pontiac Grand Prix with a Chev 350/th350. It wasn't a quick car with the stock 2:43 rear gears but I was never able top it out.

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1979 Ford T-bird with a 302.  My friends called it the thunderchicken.

 

I am not sure but, I think when they went with the "LTD" look ...... that's where the "Thunder Chicken" name came into play ...maybe 70 thru 79 ....  :excuseme:

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81 f100 that came without a motor. Put a 351 crate and slammed it, amazingly clean truck.

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69 Chevelle SS396  375HP 4.11 gears with Muncie 4 speed. :jawdrop: ....... I think I had it about 9 months before I totalled it.    :banghead:

Oh damn, you made me cry.... :(

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69 Chevelle SS396  375HP 4.11 gears with Muncie 4 speed. :jawdrop: ....... I think I had it about 9 months before I totalled it.    :banghead:

 

Glad you didn't have my 67 Camaro z-28 :p :p :cry:

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Oh damn, you made me cry.... :(

 

It was too much car for a 16 year old.  I wish I had it now though.  :ride:  I would like to think that I learned something from it.  

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