First Car: Volvo 121 Amazon B20 2,0 1970 Green ( Still got it ) - See picture First Corvette: C3 Cab cui 350 1969 Can Am White - See profileMB.
1953 Chevy and a 1947 CJ2A
Would like to still have both of them.
I did a total engine rebuild last winter on the Volvo. Bored it from 2000 cc to 2200 cc ( 122 cui to 134 cui ) New valves and springs, crank, pistons and rods, upgraded ignition, new carburetors.. etc etc
1929 Ford sport coupe, burgandy with black fenders and rumble seat ,sold it when I was 16 for down payment on our first house ., yes I was 16 !!
kind of like this only mine was stock , looked like a cabroliet ( convertable ) was a soft top but did not come down , large back window that snapped up to the ceiling so you could talk to people in the rumble seat !
do not have any pic's but it was a lovely 1970 opal manta that was stuck in 2nd gearI have come a long way since then....
1965 Austin Healy Sprite, 948 cc 45hp ,convertible ( MG Midget ) 0 to 60 in about ten minutes , but Fun as hell. my first Vette was a 78
Don't laugh but it was a1974 Vega 4 cylinder with the aluminum block which warped of course. I used to pull into the gas station and fill it up with oil and check the gas. Ha!
"fill up the oil and check the gas"
Having a father that was in the car business for 35 yrs might have given me a bit of an edge
My first car was a 1970 GTO. I LOVED that car! Don't have an actual photo but I'm attaching a similar one. It was the fastest car in my hometown!Current car is a 2000 Corvette that I love very much!
Very nice Glenn
nice Glen , sure miss seeing Pontiac's , didn't see that coming !
My first car. A 1961 Ford Galaxie.
My first Vette. A 1982 Collector Edition.
My first car was a 1950 Mercury 2 door. Louvered hood, custom paint and upholstery.
My first Corvette was a 1958 283 ci, 270 hp with 2-4 's, American mag wheels and 4 speed trany.
My first car was a black 2007 Honda Civic Si Coupe. I kept it completely stock and out of harms way for 100K miles. The first car I myself purchased is my 2010 C6 Corvette. I do miss my civic a little though, I wish I didn't have to trade it in.
Thats how it goes Fred.. I think the only reason i did not sell my Volvo is that I have space to store it.
That 1958 C1 sure is nice Ron..!!
I learned how to save my $$$, and in Nov 1963 when I turned 21, I walked into Elder Chevrolet in Midland Texas and ordered a new 64 fuel Injected triple black roadster with every race option & delete Chevrolet had.Bought real American magnesium wheels, Had Tero Corvette ( world record holders ) build a complete 8200 rpm race motor swapped out the factory 4.56 for a 5.38 and went racing .
How much did i a Corvette cost in 63?
A complete race equipped roadster listed for 4500.00 then they deleted 200.00 so out the door was 4300.00, plus what else I spent preparing to race, it was over 11,000, that was big $ back then.The fuel injection option was 538.00 by its self. I still have the cancelled check I wrote the Chevy dealer so I could leave with the car, I took it home on Christmas eve 1963...it was the new 375 HP '64' model. I still have the Dyno sheet when we were setting the car up, not many people were using Dyno's back then.
Amazing. Personally I would not buy a new car today, new cars loose their value so rapidly, unless I was buying a future classic like the Corvette Z models. Obviously old Vettes are/where good investments especially the C2 which is one my favorite cars out there..
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