Topic: What was your family car when you were growing up?
#21 Dec 25, 2007 at 12:22 amI remember my dads 56 Chevy he had and still have a picture of it.He had this for quite a few years then got a Coppertone 57 Chevy four door which I don't have a picture of.He also had a Rambler station wagon
Oh Man, Wish I had that now!
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#22 Dec 25, 2007 at 12:09 pmQuote:
Originally posted by K1M_and_TH3_1NJIMID8TOR I remember my dads 56 Chevy he had and still have a picture of it.He had this for quite a few years then got a Coppertone 57 Chevy four door which I don't have a picture of.He also had a Rambler station wagon
Oh Man, Wish I had that now!
a coppertone 57 chevy won our show this year "cruising on the river"
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#23 Dec 25, 2007 at 3:00 pmThe 1 I remember most was our 1968 AMC REBEL, the the 64 Impalla ss, as you can tell I grew up in the late 60's and early 70's. LOL
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#24 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.
#25 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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#26 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
#27 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?
#28 Jan 10, 2008 at 3:46 pmIt's hard to remember the cars from my early childhood, but I do recall a pink buick (or caddy?) and a light blue beetle. Then there was a myriad of chevy trucks, a Ford bronco II, an orange right-hand drive international (mom was a postal worker), and a 1976 olds '98 battle tank.
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#29 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!
#30 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...