Topic: What was your family car when you were growing up?

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    Jul 13, 2007 at 11:27 pm
    I was a child of the 80s, so station wagons ruled the day. Our "family car" was (and is) a 1977 Chevy Malibu Classic station wagon. It went through a couple paint jobs before my mom finally settled on pitch black. The car looks kind of ominous, like something you'd see in a 1950s gangster movie, so we nicknamed it the Mafia Mobile. biggrin image

    After we put 225k on it, and it started burning as much oil as it did gas, we semi retired it in favor of a '94 Caprice Classic wagon. Purple pearl metalic paint coupled with a Corvette 350 V8 and locking posi rear end -- that car hauled balls! ... for a station wagon.

    Those were my family's "family cars." What did all you have?

     

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    Jul 14, 2007 at 7:36 am
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    Originally posted by Toicontien  I was a child of the 80s, so station wagons ruled the day. Our "family car" was (and is) a 1977 Chevy Malibu Classic station wagon. It went through a couple paint jobs before my mom finally settled on pitch black. The car looks kind of ominous, like something you'd see in a 1950s gangster movie, so we nicknamed it the Mafia Mobile. biggrin image

    After we put 225k on it, and it started burning as much oil as it did gas, we semi retired it in favor of a '94 Caprice Classic wagon. Purple pearl metalic paint coupled with a Corvet 350 V8 and locking posi rear end -- that car hauled balls! ... for a station wagon.

    Those were my family's "family cars." What did all you have?


    I remember going to the cottage in Dad's '49 Austin sedan. eek image
    For some reason he liked English cars!
    I also remember him having a Morris Minor in the late Fifties. biggrin image
    I remember it was not very comfortable, cold in winter, and certainly a challenge to drive among all the big North American cars that dominated the roads back then!

     

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    Jul 16, 2007 at 1:46 am
    my mom had a 75 grand prix and my dad had a 77 trans am

     

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    Jul 23, 2007 at 10:08 am
    Mom drove my brother and I around in a 1959 Buick LeSabre Convertible...great fins! Dad drove a 1964 Chevy P/U.

     


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    Jul 23, 2007 at 11:04 am
    My parents actually still have our family car. My mom just won't let it go. They are currently doing a minor restoration of the car -- new interior, some minor body work, maybe a little sound system work. The tired old Chevy 350 and transmission are getting rebuilt right now. My dad put up an album with some pics:

     

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    Jul 24, 2007 at 7:15 am
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    Originally posted by 10thAnnTA  Mom drove my brother and I around in a 1959 Buick LeSabre Convertible...great fins! Dad drove a 1964 Chevy P/U.


    Wow!!
    I remember when the 59 Buick hit the streets,I could hardly believe the fins on it.
    Just a fab design! biggrin image
    The LeSabre was the entry level Buick, but even offered a convert.
    Now, just don,t tell me it was red with white interior, or I'll make you dig out a photo!! hyper image

     

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    Jul 24, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    Actually it was the reverse of that color scheme. White with red interior and a black top. Dad had bought his first new car two years earlier, a '57 Buick Special, but when the '59s came out he couldn't resist. He drove it 10 years and has regretted trading it every day since.

     


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    Jul 26, 2007 at 7:19 am
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    Originally posted by 10thAnnTA  Actually it was the reverse of that color scheme. White with red interior and a black top. Dad had bought his first new car two years earlier, a '57 Buick Special, but when the '59s came out he couldn't resist. He drove it 10 years and has regretted trading it every day since.


    Nice!!
    Would still like to see a picture if you have one.

     

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    Aug 15, 2007 at 6:48 pm
    64 dodge polara 500 convertible

     


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    Sep 21, 2007 at 6:00 am
    As far back as I could remember it was a Brown '74 Ford Galaxie 2-Door then a White '78 Mercury Cougar XR7. The first New car Mom and Dad bought was a 1965 Pontiac GTO but that was before my time. I was born in 1969. biggrin image

     

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