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Dan    Posted 04-29-2003 at 16:06:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
you remember as a kid that you Dad had. Be it a car,truck etc.Ours, that I remember was a 1954 Ford pickup,light blue. It was probably the first vehicle I rode in,likley from the hospital.

H. Arnold Merklethrope    Posted 04-30-2003 at 20:16:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't remember the first automobile the family owned, but, the first one I remember was the new Rolls Royce Silver Shadow we had in the fifties. It was the first of several Bentleys and Rolls Royces the familty would own, but I liked the first one best because Father drove it himself and didn't allow Burtrum, our driver to do it instead.

toolman    Posted 04-30-2003 at 20:40:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like the rollscanhardly we had roll down one hill hardly make it up the other

Alberta Mike    Posted 04-30-2003 at 15:23:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
After he came back from the war, dad bought a brand new '47 or '48 Austin. Looked like one of those little cars that you see in cartoons. It even had a sliding sunroof (which my brother and I used to ride with our heads sticking out the top). Imagine doing that today. For some reason you could buy British cars up here brand new after the war but it was pretty tough to get your hands on a brand new American (or Canadian) built North American car.

magpie    Posted 04-30-2003 at 07:00:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
The first vehicle I remember my dad having was a 37 GMC pickup, Dad never did like GMCs he figured they were made out of left over chev and pontiac and olds parts. I always liked GMC they look so much nicer than the chevys. He also had a 46 jeep CJ-2A it was one of the early ones with a column shift.

Scott S.    Posted 04-30-2003 at 06:02:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
First vehicle I can remember was Dad's late 40's/early 50's Chevy pickup. You know the one. Dark green/blue-depending on the light. Huge bubble shape. Gas tank behind the seat. I remember the gas cap was just behind the driver's side door. I had just watched a war movie with my uncle and was intriuged by the mortars the soldiers used. Drop the shell down the tube, duck to the side, BIG EXPLOSION! Well, I made my own. Took the wash stones off the driveway, removed the gas cap, drop the shell down the tube, duck to the side, BIG (imaginary) EXPLOSION! Gosh those rocks fit nicely. All twenty pounds of them. Remember hearing mom holler, "Wait till your father gets home!" I saw the truck as he walked to the house. The chrome grill seemed to hold an evil grin as the silouhette of my dad marched into view. BIG (not imaginary) EXPLOSION! Couldn't duck to the side on that one. Thanks for the post. I ain't thought of that old truck in years. Wish I had it.

Larry in CO    Posted 04-29-2003 at 21:27:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
The first vehicles I remember my Dad having was a 1939 Chevy and a late 30's/early 40's International pickup. The pickup had a little crank on the dash that would crank the bottom of the windshield out about 3 or 4 inches.This was the air vent. He traded both of them in on a new 49 Chevy pickup. My first vehicle was a '53 Chevy 2-ton with a two speed axle. Larry

Tater    Posted 04-29-2003 at 21:20:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
My dad's first car was a 1926 model T ford.
when I was 14 Ibought a 1928 and 1929 ford
for $25 took all summer to save it up.
took the body off the 28 and mounted a buzz saw on the back of it, to saw wood. drove the 29 around the farm until i got a drivers license,
then bought a 1934 ford 5 window coupe, that's
been a few years ago,
I now have a 1922 and 1926 model t fords and
a 1934 ford 5 window coupe, (not the same ones)
and other antique vehicles all restored and in good condition,
Tater OK.

DeadCarp    Posted 04-29-2003 at 21:08:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grampa had a pension so he ALWAYS had a car - it was a 37 Chevy with the built-in "bustle" trunk and a heart-shaped spare tire rack on it. He broke all kindsa records going between here and Iowa, swore he held her at 50, and it wasn't til he died and my sister clocked my brother-in-law going 85 (he swore he kept her at 50 too) that we discovered the speedometer stuck at 50.
Our family's first car was a 34 Chevy that had actual floor"boards" - mom would hold me in front of her, she'd scoot the board aside and i could watch the road go by instead of making a pee stop. Dad traded that rattle-trap 34 for a 46 Chevy that he also drove as a school bus. A former police car, it had 2 spotlites Of course it had a big bus sign on the roof and he kept kerosene flares and foldout reflective triangles in the trunk.

Jugger    Posted 04-29-2003 at 20:46:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Came from a mopar family....I remember grandpa driving his 59 plymouth sport fury....Dad had a 1963 plymouth when i was a kid a 2dr hardtop with a 383 4bbl and a pushbutton.....Also remember the neighbor kid coming home with a brand new 1970 plymouth road runner purple with a white roof and inteior with a 440 with three 2 bbls chryslers called it a sixpack it also had one of the pistol grip four speeds with a 4:10 rear end....One of the fastest cars i ever rode in....My first car was a 1964 dodge polara 318 2bbl with a three on the tree traded it in in the spring of 1972 on a brand new metallic blue 72 dodge charger with a 340 4bbl and 4spd....beat it within a inch of its life then i had to sell it since a i had a family to pay for wish i could find it today!!

bill b va    Posted 04-29-2003 at 19:37:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

the first vechicle i drove was a model T ford . 3 foot three pedals . no shift levers . 2 speed transmission . gas on the column . no acelerator .

Ron,Ar    Posted 04-29-2003 at 19:01:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dad had a model A ford, I was four then,long time ago,far,far away...

dig    Posted 04-29-2003 at 18:01:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
1948 Chevy Bel-Aire sedan. Light green with dark green fenders and a tan interior. I think I was 8 years old when he bought it.

Ray    Posted 04-29-2003 at 16:27:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It was a green, early to mid 50's chevy wagon.
Then came the new 63 Mercury Comet 3 speed (Dad moved it to the floor)and a small v8 maybe a 289.
Then the new 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT 390 auto w/triple dueces maroon with white GT stripes and chrome wheels from the factory, that was stolen in 68 I believe and it was replaced with a 1966 Pontiac Grand Prix. Then a new 1970 Chevy C-20 pickup 307 v8 4 speed and the cloth interior $2450.00 brand new in 1970! Then a 1979 Ford f-150 all dolled up with running boards and lights and spoked wheels etc. etc. Dad died in 1982.

Pitch    Posted 04-29-2003 at 17:54:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
1951 Plymouth something dark blue then a '57 Chrysler blue and white pushbutton transmission

Ron,Ar    Posted 04-29-2003 at 19:06:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had one of those pushbutton Plymouths. I was a teenager, backed it out in the street, but when I pushed the reverse button the whole pushbutton assembly went up into the dash and I had to push it back in the yard.

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