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Mine was a 57 VW with 36 hp. I could lift the entire engine by myself (I was younger and dumber then).

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OK, I hate to show this side , but i will. 76 mercury monarch w/a 302 8 trac w a big back seat. Ate my first snatch in the back of that thing. Hehehe

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Ha! I'm with you Zeee! Mine was 60 VW that was my "first" engine rebuild.... Amazing the car went up hills!
I even had oversized tires - 14" (with the adapters) on the back which made it even worse!
The good old days!


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Had to have been the first car I ever owned. When I was 16, my father gave me a '53 Chevy. Six banger 3 on the tree. Top speed was 60 mph.


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My first, a beat up old $40 Rambler, with push button shifting! The "Bler". Dropped the rear end out of it tryin to catch rubber! End of story.

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Bought my wife a Suzuki Samurai... was accused by friends of attempting to kill the wife. NOT TRUE!!! -but boy was that sumbitch slow.

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Add one more '54 Chevy veteran! Dad had one years ago...still remember the column shifter, 6-cyl slug. (Remember when we used to use that word?) LOL!


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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fcalmes:
Had to have been the first car I ever owned. When I was 16, my father gave me a '53 Chevy. Six banger 3 on the tree. Top speed was 60 mph.


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I also had a '53 Chevy, the first I was able to drive at age 16. I think they only came with a stick. Mine was a two tone grey/cream. As I recall, mine surely went faster than 60.


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Believe mine was a '76 Chevette....at that time my girlfriend (now Mrs Zippy) had a 4 on the floor Pontiac Formula Firebird. I loved driving her car. Now, she is happy with her '97 Contour with 5 on the floor!

BTW, also had an R75/5 BMW scooter then.


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There was NO car slower than the 1976 240 Mercedes Diesel I had. An automatic that weighed over 4000lbs. It was a slug. Could barely make it up a hill. With the air on it was REALLY slow.

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My daily driver. '94 Escort. Not only is it a 4 banger, its an automatic. Usually makes me drive my Z like I stole it, when I finally do get in it. All that pent up frustration from driving a slow car.


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I also was a member of the 53 Chevy club. Mine was a green 4 door wagon with blacked out rear and side windows and a mattress in back
, my girlfriends parents just loved that car
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Frank, I also think your wrong about that 60 MPH top speed, I'm sure I remember at least 75 MPH
, But If memory serves me right that was down hill with a stiff tail wind
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Bye the way, they did come with auto trans, mine was a 2 speed power glide, what a dog.

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75? Mazda GLC 5 door. You couldn't pass anything on the highway!

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195x VW Bus. 1971, 19 years old. Bought at noon. Highest speed home, 50 mph. Cover open, tools in hand by 1:30.

Left for Churches Chicken job at 4:30. 70 mph no problem. Engine seized before 4:45. Next day discovered repair cost exceeded $100 purchase price of vehicle. Suddenly realize motorcycle only mode of transportation... Again...

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78 Ford Fairmont Wagon - 4 cyl. It was slow and Ugly!

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Originally posted by BlkZO6:
1949 Morris Minor...top speed ~45 mph. It couldn't get up several hills in Montreal in 1st gear, but it could in reverse


We had a 59 Morris Minor convertible........very cute........fun to drive in town............DANGEROUS on the freeway




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1958 Simca 4 speed on the column and I bought it in high school because the bench front seat folded down and mated with the back seat to form a double bed. Never "really" used it but boy I was ready if the opportunity presented itself and it was worth it just to see my date's expression when I cranked that seat back in the drive in movie.

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