Topic: What was your family car when you were growing up?
#21 Dec 27, 2007 at 7:19 amThe 'family' car was a 1954 Buick Special 2dr. HT. Man... what a grille it had! Dad drove a '56 Ford F-100. He had a '53 Studebaker P.U. before that.
#22 Dec 27, 2007 at 8:59 amMy mom was a Ford Fanatic, we had a '57 Ford Fairlane, you know the hood opened backwards. We all thought that was cool. She traded that for a Ford Falcon. From there she traded up to a '63 Galaxie Station Wagon.
I'm sure they have all been in the scrap pile for several years now, infact the wagon I know has been, I watched my step dad cut it up with a torch.
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#23 Dec 27, 2007 at 12:33 pmOur family car growing up was a 78 Pontiac Catalina with a 305 v8 and bench seats. Seating for 6 and a huge trunk. Had rally wheels and was cream in color. I used to call it Mello yellow
#24 Jan 7, 2008 at 9:54 pmMy dad had a '61 Ford wagon, it got crunched so he brought home another body and converted it to 3 spd and put his engine in it.
Mom had a '58 Retractable I still hear stories about sometimes. Like how it took them 3 hrs to get their beer out of the trunk cause the top wouldn't come up. She said they were really ready for one by the time my dad got done fiddling wtih the solenoid things and got the thing to come up. They parked it for several years and sold it for $75 in 1977-78. The trans was bad is all.
Then she had a '63 Tbird and after that a '71 LTD.
We did the typical sunday drives out in the woods with the wagon and camping dragging a camp trailer etc. Got stuck in the mud many times out in the sticks but it always came out of it and got us home.
We don't look the same anymore so why do our cars have to be perfect?
#25 Jan 11, 2008 at 2:47 pmMy Parents owned a 69 Chev Impala
3 Speed 327 Chev/No A/C/PB. This was a grreat car to drive as it had the grip on the floor shifter. Was a fun car to drive and eventually put in the bone yard. We had a 74 Chev Vega. Funny Huh!
#26 Jan 19, 2008 at 1:20 pmwe didn't have anything too interesting.... mom had a 79 impala wagon, then an 81 skylark, 84 parisienne wagon, 86 parisienne wagon, 92 lesabre, 94 olds 88 lss. dad worked for dodge until 78 and somehow swung a demo for him and my mom so up to 78, we had an assortment of challengers, coronets, chargers,polaras, aspens, a bricklin that the doors apparently scared me (i was like 2) then he had a 73 catalina, 75 gran fury, 81 skylark, 85 firebird, 92 cutlass dohc...
#27 Feb 1, 2008 at 7:02 pmI guess that I am older than most of you. We had a 48 Ford Coupe, 52 Studebaker and then a brand new 63 Galaxie.
#28 Mar 6, 2008 at 5:25 pmWe had mulitple vehicles when i was growing up. Sadly we don't have most of them anymore. '76 Scout 4dr, 1971 Ford Torino GT 351C automatic Dark green and my mom camoflagued it with lighter greens after she argued with my dad. So dad sold it to a junk yard before I was 10yrs, 1970 Mach 1 orange-traded, 1967-68 Mustang GT-kids called it the Gray Ghost-traded/sold, 1969 Shelby Cobra GT 500 429 Cobra jet auto-original-traded w/cash, 1963 Ford 250 4x4 292 4spd man tranny-still parked dad won't sell his his first truck that he bought himself, 1976 Mustang Cobra II 2.8L black with gold stripes-posted on here, '70's-80's Ford Courier truck-got totalled by a family friend-sold, I think was more but we went through vehicles like we go through food.
#29 Mar 13, 2008 at 7:20 amThe one I remember most was the 1978 Dodge Diplomat Wagon, Yellow with wood grain on the side
#30 Mar 30, 2008 at 9:46 amThat is amazing. And you are still alive? LOL. I was always a car buff and the result was that my son has had uncounted hotrods and spent a ton of money!Quote: