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What car did you learn to drive in? #2463314
03/08/18 08:47 PM
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Me...1969 Pontiac Catalina wagon, gold.

Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463315
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84 Trans Am.

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: 65pacecar] #2463330
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54 Plymouth. Me and a buddy, both 14 at the time, had paper routes and thought it would be slick if we could get a car to make the routes go faster in the early mornings. We were normally up by 5:00AM.

Found this Plymouth for sale in the area for $40.00 and knew a 16 year old who was willing to sign for the title transfer. The next day we had a car! We lived a block apart from each other so parked it on a side street.

We found it great fun to drive around mornings and soon were getting up at 4:00AM to give us more play time before we had to get home to get ready for school.

Soon we found we could rent the car out to other guys who wanted to impress a girlfriend, go for a joy ride, and other stupid pass time activities. This paid for our gas.

Of course one of the customers got busted and immediately threw us under the bus trying to save his own skin. My buddy got a notice to appear but somehow I was not included in that exercise. My Dad would have killed me. So the car was gone after about 4 weeks.

When I turned 16, Dad gave me lessons in his 62 Valiant. He was amazed how quickly I picked up driving. I never told him about the 54 Plymouth.


Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way
Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463334
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1971 AMX 401/auto brand new off the dealers lot...beautiful car, black/black interior/white stripe

Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463335
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A Honda Super 90 motorcycle......then a couple of times before I took my test my mom would let me drive the family 1964 Chevy station wagon three or four blocks to our house. Then a friend took me to take my driver's test in his '60 Impala and let me drive about a block from the driver's test station. Passed on the first try, written and driving. Drove out of the test station and a block away the carb float stuck on my friend's Impala and almost caught on fire at the traffic light, smoke everywhere laugh2 got lucky. Oh I think the only thing I messed up was not using the turn signal to change lanes once. I now get mad when someone dose that to me and I guess I really shouldn't now that I remember that blush wink. Never drove a car for months after my test, rode my motorcycle until the snow got too deep and that meant really too deep. A friend and I had a contest going on who could ride to school on their bike the longest into the late fall and winter. I thought I had him one day when there was 6" of snow on the road (SW PA with hills) and as I pulled up to the last traffic light by the school I heard him on his Honda 50 coming up behind me with a CAST ON HIS BROKEN RIGHT LEG! Some say I never learned to drive a car laugh2

Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463340
03/08/18 09:29 PM
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A '48 Studebaker Starlight Coupe... 3 speed on the column, and NO power steering. At 13 years old. UP and down the driveway, back and forth and back and forth...

I think my dad started me off in it because he figured if I could get proficient with it I could drive anything. Once the learner's permit and first license came along it was a '62 Thunderbird convertible. I drove that until I bought my first car, the '70 Challenger SE...

Yeah I was a pretty fortunate kid, and really happy that dad got me to where I could drive just about anything.

Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463341
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Learned in my dads 79 Magnum XE until we got my '70 Sport Satellite going.


1967 Barracuda Formula S 383
1969 Dart Custom 2dr HT 400
1980 Macho Power Wagon LWB 318
2010 Ford Raptor 6.2L
Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: A12] #2463342
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New Lenox il.
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My dad's 68 charger r/t

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: CARMAN] #2463344
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'69 Barracuda in 1974. It's out in the garage, about 85% done.

Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463346
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in a cattle trailer down by th...
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My father's 70 Road Runner, 383, auto on the column, bench seat. Learned to drive a stick in a 70 Maverick 6 banger.


I never learned to count my blessings, I choose instead to live inside my disasters.

The Scamp is sold, now just two old trucks and one new one.
'92 D250 Club Cab CTD, 47RH conversion, pump tweaks, injectors, rear disc and hydroboost conversion.
'74 W200 Crew Cab 360, NP435, D44, D60 and NP205 divorced transfer case. Magnum 5.2 MPI and NV4500 coming soon.
2019 1500 Long Horn Crew Cab 4WD, 5.7 Hemi!
Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463347
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Spahn Ranch
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1980 Honda Accord stick exactly like the one below.

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'68 Coronet
'71 Duster
'76 D100
'17 Ram 1500
Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: BSharp] #2463349
03/08/18 09:36 PM
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Ossining, New York
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My mom had a 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury, 360 2bbl. I learned in that and moved up to various other full sized beaters. I miss the $300 specials I used to find.

Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: RMCHRGR] #2463350
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1955 Chevy pickup, 6 cylinder, 3 on the tree

Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463354
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70 Charger 500, Panther Pink 383/pistol grip 4-speed.

Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463367
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1958 Plymouth station wagon.

Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: dragracedr] #2463368
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Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463373
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'57 Plymouth station wagon.


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Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: hemi71x] #2463374
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71 Dart like this only with aluminum slot mags. It was my first car and my first Chrysler product.

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463378
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Been riding 2 wheels since I was young.

As far as "driving", I'd love to be able to say I learned on a MoPar, but the truth is, I learned on my father and mothers Ford Country Squire wagons.
My dad had a '69 and my mom had a '74. Probably why I love wagons.

Aced my road test on that '74 wagon. Dark green, wood grain sides and a 400. Loved that car.


Scott

1969 Super Bee, 383/4 speed


Re: What car did you learn to drive in? [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2463379
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I learned in a '64 Rambler American 3 on the tree. When I was 15 my dad took me down to one of the shopping centers on Sunday nights. The stores were closed Sundays back then so we had an empty lot I could drive around in so I had a head start when I started drivers-ed in high school. I took the test in a '68 B-body Sport Suburban.


58 Belvedere 4 dr hardtop
69 Fury convertible
69 Roadrunner
03 PT Cruiser
14 Ram 1500
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