So after watching last night's Top Gear America episode, it made me think of my first car. I thought it would be fun for everyone to talk about their first car.
I paid $475 for a 1971 Lincoln Continental for my first car. This thing was a beast, the absolute coolest old man's car ever. You could fit 3 teenagers in the front seat, 4 teenagers in the back seat and about 10 cases of beer in the trunk. Five ashtrays with their own cigarette lighters, a bubble glass speedometer, and the horn was a strip around the steering wheel. It had a 460 cubic inch engine and a backfire blew a hole in the muffler so it sounded like it had glass packs. I also stripped the doors off of a 1985 Monte Carlo Supersport in an impromptu drag race, which was really cool.
The brakes went out one time as I was pulling into a parking lot. I crashed into the side of a corrugated steel building, which destroyed the outside and inside walls, but it didn't even scratch my car.
One of my fondest memories of that car, excluding adventures in the back seat, was taking a road trip with my friends to Raleigh, NC in 1988 to see Pink Floyd in concert at Carter-Finley Stadium, that was the perfect road trip car and even though gas mileage was atrocious, gas only cost like 80 cents a gallon at the time, so it didn't really matter.
Watching the guys talk about their first cars made me think of mine, and I thought it would be fun to start a thread so everyone could share memories of their first cars.