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?


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PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

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. )

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Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
Didn't you just love those big trunks ?
KB Baldwin
KB Baldwin commented
We didn't have carload night at the local drive-in, so two of us would pay admission (on the theory that one was too obvious) and the other 6 would climb the fence and join us.
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Lard Ass answered

My first was my dad/stepmoms jeep Cherokee...

My first car was a 1972 MG Midget that I inherited from my mom...

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Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
Sorry, it was a 59 Bug eye ! British racing green!
John O'Gaunt
John O'Gaunt commented
Frog-eye? No thanks... My wife had the later model sprite for a while, and I've still got a 1967 MGB... :) But I never drive it...
KB Baldwin
KB Baldwin commented
Worked at a gas station when I first got out of the navy. Had a guy come in one night with a bug-eye - equipped with a 327.
Cookie Roma Profile
Cookie Roma answered

Back in 1972 I got my first car.  It was a Rambler.  Yes, it was very old when I bought it.  The man I bought it from took really good care of it. At the time o was going with this guy who was really good working on cars. He went over everything. I had that car for many years and just loved it!

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

A 1959 Ford Fairlane, was my first car, my second was a 1972 Datsun pick-up.

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John O'Gaunt answered

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...

Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright , Florida Paralegal with a BS degree in Social-Psychology, answered

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

Sunshine Shelly Profile
Sunshine Shelly answered

Chevy Nova with a Ford Engine... 69

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Cal Sullivan , http://www.politicaldebateforums.com, answered

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...

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KB Baldwin answered

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. 

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