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First Car You Owned..

LionsTooth

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Saw this thread in another forum...starting it here.

Mine was goldish-orange Mazda RX-3 with....wait for it....a vinyl roof (prehistoric wrap). I Krylon blacked-out the fake louvers, wiper arms, headlamp surrounds, and taillight surrounds, sprayed the stock steel wheels black but retained to ever-cool chrome trim rings. Looked a lot like this...but without the leaking roof accessory and mine had full vinyl coverage. Paid $725 to a friend on 6 months of payments. That thing went like stink. I put in a stiffer clutch. ...first clutch I ever replaced.

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In late 1976 it was a drag race between the 1968 Mustang fastback and a 1973 Ford Pinto hatchback. The first picture is the stang as i found it. The 390 engine was blown and a rear spring shackle was broken. The price was $375 bucks firm. And he kept the chrome rims on the back with a totally bald pair of white lettered Firestone 60 series tires and also the Gabriel air shocks that gave it that 1970's rake.
The Pinto was much closer to being a driver. It only needed brakes and a muffler. And a right front fender. Which was probably crushed when the brakes gave up! It became mine for $100. It had the German 2.0 liter ohc engine and an automatic transmission. I bought them both on the same weekend. Technically, the Pinto was paid for first. But the Mustang got home a day earlier. So, i consider them a twofer! The pinto image is the identical color and trim. But not the one i had. Mentally paint the fender red and pry off the hubcaps. There, now that's more like mine was! 20210712_205332.jpg


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Those early 70's Javelin's were really sharp looking. One of the teachers at my junior high school drove a bright green one with the same wheels and stripes.
It made the bright yellow 73 Mustang Mach 1 that my english teacher drove look dumpy when they happened to park next to each other. I was an impressionable child. Also a reprobate.
 

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