When I first got my license I drove my Mom's '72 Ford Galaxy. You could easily load about 8 teenagers in that car. Plus 2 more in the trunk for $1 a carload night at the drive-in. (This was before seatbelt laws. )
What was the first car or truck you drove when you first got your license ? When you finally got to drive alone or with friends?
My first was my dad/stepmoms jeep Cherokee...
My first car was a 1972 MG Midget that I inherited from my mom...
A 1959 Ford Fairlane, was my first car, my second was a 1972 Datsun pick-up.
I was living in the East End of London at the time, and had to get to college just across the Thames - about 15 miles. I'd been taking driving lessons with my dad, but had failed the test twice (it's hard to pass in the UK).
So, I bought an old 1955 Ford Popular, three speed, no synchromesh, top speed 45mph, no heater, no power anything, rod brakes. I drove it around London for about a year, then took my test again and passed, of course... Great car. You had to drive it hard all the time to get it to do anything. Sidevalve engine, wish I still had it...
I got my license in June of 69 and first car was a 1957 Ford woodie station wagon I bought for 50 bucks in 72 and sold it for 100 dollars the day before I left for Vietnam
Chevy Nova with a Ford Engine... 69
A '67 Ford Anglia.
Datsun 240z '77
A 1997 Jeep Wrangeler Sahara. Loved that thing. Is was KIA in 2011 near the Air Force base by a careless driver who ran a red light and t-boned me. The useless insurance company couldn't find fault. Looked like this...
I drove a '68 GMC which I bought for $1,800.00 from a former aircraft mechanic. I loved that truck! Too much, in fact. The dash was laid out like the cockpit of an aircraft. Lots of add ons.
It looked something like this (but white):
First legal (and illegal before that) was a '52 Chevy Deluxe. Went thru cars quickly tho - had a 52 Kaiser Manhattan, a '53 Buick, a '52 Ford" and the cream of the crop, a '35 International Panel Truck. Cable brakes, top speed about 45, totally useless vacuum driven windshield wipers.