What Was The First Car That You Bought Yourself?

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    I bought a two door 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air in Tampa, Florida 1956 for $ 800.00 with money won in a G I Poker Game

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    1966 396 Chevelle Malibu SS fire breathing dragon
     
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  3. Al Amoling

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    My avatar was my first car. 1946 Pontiac straight 8 convertible. My brother and I had bought it in 1954 for $500 and he sold it to me when he went ub row AurForce in 1956 fir $250
     
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    A 1980 Honda Civic. Looked just like this one.

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    1929 Buick.
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    @Lon Tanner and @Bill Boggs , I wish I had those cars. They don't make'm like that anymore. The first one I bought entirely by myself is the one I have now; a 2012 Honda Accord.
     
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    pontiac-torpedo-1946-3.jpg mine was a maroon color
     
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    Will try and put on a photo, but......

    Anyway, a 1956 Chevy Bel Air. It was sitting in a corn field (already harvested) of a neighbor. I was in the second semester of my Senior year in high school. It cost me $75, but had to put some money into engine to get it running. It was white/brownish orange. Partly rusted. Repainted the thing Royal Maroon, with paint brushes, because the paint sprayer stopped working.

    I was so happy to finally be able to drive to school, instead of taking the bus. Step-parents got rid of it when I was in the Navy.
     
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    A 1934 Plymouth sedan, with the Chrysler Corporation's patented "Free-Wheeling" feature.

    I paid $35 cash for the car, which needed a muffler, so our neighborhood mechanic sold me a used muffler and welded it on for a dollar.

    At that point I had $36 invested in the machine!

    Here's a picture of one that looked just like mine:
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    As an aside. You once pictured a great looking trike with several speeds. Who made that. I think I'd like to get one @Hal Pollner
     
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    1962 Mercury Comet. I paid $100 for it, in 1971. It did 90 mph, no problem. Transmission fell out, I replaced it. Next one fell out, car got towed away by the Mafia. While it ran, it was a great car.

    Exact same car, same color:

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    1966 VW 1300 (Beetle). Brand new, $1,763.01. It was Bahama Blue.
     
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    First car was a '69 Plymouth Fury1. Payed 80 bucks. First new car was an '85 Ford Ranger.
     
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    1963 Lincoln Continental
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    A friend found a pair of them at an estate sale...His & Hers.
    He got the one with all the options since he found them.

    $1,000 for the pair of them...$500 each.

    Until I hit 40, that was the most I ever paid for a car (with one exception.)
     
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    Dont have a picture handy and cant remember the excat year of the car. But I did buy it all by myself ...was a red Maverick. It was used but in excellent shape. Paid $1300 .
    I was divorced and had two kids.
     
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