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Post by 77camino on Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:36 am

After reading the same story over and over again, it amazes me as to how many of us are replacing a former car. We remember great times we had in these wonderful cars. We met our spouses, drove it to high school, had that special moment or even that great drag race. For most of us, it was a simpler time and I will always remember meeting my wife while driving my first El Camino. As a father of teenaged kids, I don't think they will look back and remember their cars in the same way. Today's cars are just transportation. Our cars were part of us.
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Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:47 am

You're right about all of that. I'm lucky enough to still have my first car, proposed , got married, my son got to drive it into the garage before the major overhaul it's getting right now.( He was 3, sat on my lap). Tons of memories with my Laguna. We've gone thru a few cars over the years, and for me and my wife it's sad to see them go. Typically they last for 200,000 miles and they get scrapped.
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Post by pila on Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:22 pm

You guys are correct alright ! At my age, lots of water under the bridge.... My first car was a '37 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe, and the second, a a '40 Lincoln Zephyr club coupe. Both had the flat-head V-12 engines !

3rd car was a '41 Caddy 62 series.....346 Flat head, super smooth engine.....a really great car...

Like we always say, it would be cool to have some of our first cars now ! Very Happy

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Post by Keith Seymore on Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:03 pm

pila wrote:You guys are correct alright !  At my age, lots of water under the bridge.... My first car was a '37 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe, and the second, a a '40 Lincoln Zephyr club coupe. Both had the flat-head V-12 engines !

3rd car was a '41 Caddy 62 series.....346 Flat head, super smooth engine.....a really great car...

Like we always say, it would be cool to have some of our first cars now ! Very Happy

The Chevelle was my first car. I dated my wife in this car - and I still have both!

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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:00 pm

We spent a lot of time in those (these) cars. School, work, play. Lots of emotions experienced in the drivers (and back  Wink ) seats.

1. Most of us had to buy our own cars, so we appreciated them and loved on them a lot.
2. We basically lived in them 24/7
3. We drove them for years because we couldn't afford anything else.
4. They gave us the independence we craved.
5. Friends and girlfriends came and went, but the car was always there and never let us down. Well, usually. Razz

Kinda like a good 'ol dog that you could fix.
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Post by pila on Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:23 am

Just realized that I've had my '74 Malibu for over 25 years ( May 1990 ) !! Very Happy

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Post by 77camino on Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:00 am

Some times it feels like they are a member of the family. I've had this El Camino for 15 years and the second car that I ever owned, the 1986 Monte, for 28 years. A lot of great times in both of them.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:45 pm

77camino wrote:Our cars were part of us.

AMEN!

Up until a couple years ago, I was able to say I still had my 1st car.  Now, not so much.  Weird, in more ways than 1.


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Post by Keith Seymore on Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:16 pm

pila wrote:Just realized that I've had my '74 Malibu for over 25 years ( May 1990 ) !! Very Happy

42 years for me; got it in September of '73.

I've been racing it for 38 years.

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Post by Joe73 on Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:39 pm

Got my 73 in '82. So 33 years for me.
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:49 pm

25 years for me. Cant believe it ,seems like yesterday. You think of the stuff you looked out that windsheild at all those years. Stuff on the radio and girls come and gone. Dated my wife in mine still got her too!!
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