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#2463380 - 03/08/18 07:17 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
DaveRS23 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 4709
Loc: Benton, IL.
My dad's work car; 65 Fury 11, 2 door sedan, /6, 3 on the tree.
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#2463386 - 03/08/18 07:23 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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No more politics

Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 4201
Loc: Kansas Roads Between 0 and 140...
66 charger

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#2463393 - 03/08/18 07:34 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
Sunroofcuda Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 6483
Loc: Highland, MI.
1965 Ford station wagon with a 352 - auto on column. First stick car I ever drove & learned on was my '70 Cuda 340 that I bought in 1976. That was the first car I owned too. Aaah - let me tell you about the summer of 76!
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#2463399 - 03/08/18 07:40 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
Dave Hall Offline
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Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 1956
Loc: Cotati, CA
'63 Chevy pickup. 6cyl. granny 4spd. Talk about fun on the ranch for a 12 and 13 year old! The rancher next door had a beautiful, red, '69-'70 Dodge with a V8, 3 on the tree! I only got to ride in that one. I kinda stole my brothers '74 Challenger 340 slapstick when I was 14... Ooopsy! He was actually making payments on it in 1977.


Edited by Dave Hall (03/08/18 07:46 PM)

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#2463404 - 03/08/18 07:45 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
nuthinbutmopar Offline
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Registered: 04/28/07
Posts: 308
Loc: Central Michigan
Learned driving my dad's '56 Ford 1-ton wrecker around the yard at his shop; 312 out of a T-bird mated to a granny 4-speed with a reversible PTO-winch. After I could move it across the yard, he'd send me across the railroad tracks to the stone dock on the river to drive around the rock piles. Got distracted by a boat full of bikinis once and almost drove it into the river.

He delivered newspapers, and by the time I was 15 I was driving the route on Saturday/Sunday mornings while he slept in the back seat. My mom and step-dad would have killed both of us if they ever found out...

When I got to driver's ed, the teacher found out I could drive a stick, and my job became teaching everyone in class to make a full lap of our course with 3 stops and starts without stalling. In a 4-speed K-car wagon that would stall when sitting and idling...

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#2463408 - 03/08/18 07:50 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
moparjim79 Offline


Registered: 09/30/14
Posts: 424
Loc: Central Pa
'84 elcam SS. Father still owns it.

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#2463411 - 03/08/18 07:53 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
BigMoneyLewis Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
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Loc: Alabama
I can't remember if I started out in Dads 1970 Ranchero GT (calypso corral , 351 Cleveland) or the 1974 Cougar XR7 , But I remember I did take my drivers license road test in the
1970 Ranchero GT .

Greg
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#2463412 - 03/08/18 07:57 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
BlueRidge440 Offline
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Registered: 07/14/05
Posts: 1443
Loc: Crozet, VA
'88 Mustang 5.0 LX convertible. White with red interior. Awesome car in its day!
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#2463414 - 03/08/18 07:57 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
finn Offline
mopar

Registered: 12/10/05
Posts: 572
Loc: UP
41 Ford Pickup with no brakes and a rotted door pillar so the driver's door would fall open if you hit a pothole while making a right turn.

We weren't supposed to take it on the paved road, but thirteen year olds sometimes forget things.

Actual drivers ed car a few years later was a yellow Galaxie 500 with a 390.

The other group had a similar Galaxie, but blue and only a 289.

FIrst stick on the street was a 53 IH pickup with a 6 and three on the tree, or a 65 Mustang 289/225 with a three speed


Edited by finn (03/09/18 06:29 AM)

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#2463415 - 03/08/18 07:59 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
topside Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 12501
Loc: So Near, Yet So Far
Dad's '57 Plymouth Sport Suburban that had a transplanted 383 in it; I was 12, I think. Learned stick shortly thereafter on his '61 Hillman Minx convertible.

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#2463417 - 03/08/18 08:07 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Registered: 03/18/07
Posts: 2443
Loc: Louisville, KY
73 Charger SE, learned to drive a stick in a Volkswagen.....
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#2463423 - 03/08/18 08:22 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
DirectSubjection Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 68815
Loc: Middlesex County, New Jersey
69 Valiant 100 sedan smile
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#2463435 - 03/08/18 08:41 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
BloFish Offline


Registered: 11/20/04
Posts: 13893
Loc: Lake Oroville
1972 Datsun
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#2463439 - 03/08/18 08:48 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 27097
Loc: Moredoor, PA
All of them.

After all, we never stop learning.

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#2463442 - 03/08/18 08:52 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
buildanother Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 11221
Loc: chicagoland,usa
71 datsun 510, 70 corvette, 1 ton chevy wreckers. All manual trans's. Finally took test in 72 2 door auto satellite.

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#2463448 - 03/08/18 09:10 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: buildanother]
Matt M Offline
mopar

Registered: 05/06/07
Posts: 666
Loc: Georgia
My older Brothers 69 Dart GTS 383 Auto.
I bought it from him a year later.

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#2463453 - 03/08/18 09:16 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: buildanother]
Satilite73 Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 12686
Loc: Between Houston & Galveston TX

Took drivers ed in this:



Practiced in my Mom's Chevelle:



And took my driving test in this:



runaway
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#2463462 - 03/08/18 09:30 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Satilite73]
YO7_A66 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 5190
Loc: Indiana
74 Challenger, 318/904 with 3:91's and little 235/14" tires. That car had Cherry Bombs and true duals. It was a beast in the snow👍
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1970 YO7 A66 [Canadian Export] F8 Challenger
340 (SL.P. 226/238@.050,270/288 dur,.538"/.528" w/Yella Terra 1.65 rockers, 9.7:1, 63cc Sidewinders (Bowl Ported),RPM intake, QF SS-750 Annular DP, MSD Street Fire Ign., & TTI's. 727/Dynamic 9.5" 3800, TF-2, & 3:91's

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#2463471 - 03/08/18 09:37 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
69Dartman Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 3394
Loc: Portland Oregon
42 Ford GPW Jeep, 41 military Dodge 1/2 ton closed cab pickup, my 69 Dart.
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#2463498 - 03/08/18 09:58 PM Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
Moparnutcase Offline
mopar

Registered: 10/28/06
Posts: 529
Loc: New Jersey
1974 Pontiac Catalina with a 400. Dad's car.
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1977 Chrysler Cordoba 400-4brl,T-tops,triple blue,one family owned until my purchase,under 11,300 miles as of 10/20/2016
2012 Dodge Durango Crew AWD (wifey)
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 QC 4x4
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (daughter)

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