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Sep 18, 2012
wiccan_beltane  

Woman 45yrs

We all remember buying our first pride and joy. Some of us may have had something shiny and gleaming that just purred, or roared. Others may have had what their friends would have laughed at and called and rust bucket. But, nevertheless, we all remember our first car.

 

My first car was a 1965 Vauxhall Viva. This car was older than me and I called him Victor. Victor didn’t have seat belts in the back (when this car was made, they weren’t meant to go fast enough to require seat belts in the back and it wasn’t a legal requirement back then if the car wasn’t fitted with them when manufactured). Victor had a truck steering wheel. This meant that, as I’m fairly short, when most would look over the top of their steering wheel when driving, I would look through mine. The blinker light that showed up on the dash was a bright green light that flashed at you. Victor didn’t like going down from third to second gear and had these wings on the back, so my friends nicknamed it the batmobile. They also said the name Victor suited it well as the engine was a good size for a lawn mower.

 

Yes…….this was the car I would participate in drags with (unbeknown to my parents still to this day) except I only requested or accepted from boys who were out driving mum’s station wagon. I’m proud to say that I won most of them too.

 

So…….tell us about your first car.

 

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feloniusfossil

Bahahaha Too funny

Did the front seat of Victor go faster than the back seat?


First car, HQ sedan, nothing special, wrote it off in a rollover.


Cheers Felonious



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woody_pusscat   Couple Man 52yrs Woman 48yrs

First Car

A Datsun 120Y called Johnathon! (and it was so slow!!!)

 

Pusscat xxxx

 

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uneventful   Woman 57yrs

First vehicle

Was a TS 250 Suzuki trail bike fitted out for the road and registered ..

First car .. was a 75' Ford Cortina .. it was RED and it went fast ..

The bike was also red .. and red vehicles always go fast ..
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MadamDragonfly  

Woman 62yrs

Your 1st Set of Wheels :)

Hi! Wiccan_Beltane :)

Oh! The Memories came rushing back of Days Long Past ..the affection Pride I had for My 1st car even tho; It was short Lived.and really on Loan to me I feel...

.Mine was a Vaxhall Standard 8 ...so Old most may not of heard of it ..It was a small 4 door cream with some rust..It started by pressing a button in ..I bought it for $50 from a Uni Student when I was 17yrs and Proud owner of a brand New Drivers Lic.:)...About 1 month Later I sold it back to her for $50 because she was way too attatched to it..Missed having the car .. I couldn't do that to her..

My 1st Personally owned car was a Blue Morris Major Elite..I purchased for $400. a couple of days Later .. Oh! I Loved that car . It was My Pride and Joy for Many Years

Haaaaaaaaaa! those were the days when it cost $20 to fill the tank with Petrol....Mind you in comparison My wages training as a Nurse was $35 for 6 days shift work ..So In context Man! was I getting ripped off!! ha!ha!I'll consol Myself with the thought the daily pleasures were so much cheaper too. ie Choc coated icecreams under $1..Movies so cheap.everythuing actually .:).

Enjoy Lu :)

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richo1968   Man 46yrs

A yellow Mazda..................

Another great little post, wiccan ,

 

My first car was a little yellow 1973 Mazda 808 with a 'huge' 1297cc engine. Tiny car but did have a bit of guts in it (just not uphills, lol). Thinking back now, the best item in the car was the stereo I put in it, complete with graphic equaliser!!!!!

 

I have had a few cars since then (I was 19 at the time) but still llaugh to myself when I think of it.....................

 

 

richo1968

xx

 

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jennylee1903   Woman 47yrs

I had a hillman hunter.

It was a freebie so the price was right. It had a few dents when I got it and a lot of dents when I got rid of it. lol
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jensman1903  

Man 51yrs

My very first set of wheels

... were on a pedal car. My dad painted it black so I could pretend to be Batman.

When I was 17, I bought a 1973 Ford Falcon GS Coupe. It was canary yellow. It was a limited edition six cylinder (Dad wouldn't let me have a V8 first up) with a two barrel carb and extractors from the factory. Before that, I drove my Mum's Mazda 808 wagon.

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wiccan_beltane  

Woman 45yrs

Why yes!

Quoting 'feloniusfossil'

Did the front seat of Victor go faster than the back seat?


First car, HQ sedan, nothing special, wrote it off in a rollover.


Cheers Felonious


It always got there first! How did you know??
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wiccan_beltane  

Woman 45yrs

I remember those!

Quoting 'woody_pusscat'

A Datsun 120Y called Johnathon! (and it was so slow!!!)

 

Pusscat xxxx

 


My older sister had one of those!
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wiccan_beltane  

Woman 45yrs

A trail bike?

Quoting 'celebree'
Was a TS 250 Suzuki trail bike fitted out for the road and registered ..

First car .. was a 75' Ford Cortina .. it was RED and it went fast ..

The bike was also red .. and red vehicles always go fast ..

That is so cool! And yes, red does go faster, doesn't it?
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wiccan_beltane  

Woman 45yrs

MadamDragonfly...

Don't get me started on the price of things back then. I worked as a checkout chic not long before I got my Vauxhaull. I remember celery being 15 cents a bunch and lettuce being 25 cents.

I also remember looking customers in the eye, smiling and, not only saying "hello" but also "how are you" and listening to the reply.

My first day on this job, the first words my supervisor said to me after introducing herself, she told me what was expected of my attitude towards customers, and to stress her point further, she looked down at me sternly (with glasses resting on the end of her nose) and said "Woolworths girls are NICE girls!"

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wiccan_beltane  

Woman 45yrs

Lol.....

Quoting 'richo1968'

Another great little post, wiccan ,

 

My first car was a little yellow 1973 Mazda 808 with a 'huge' 1297cc engine. Tiny car but did have a bit of guts in it (just not uphills, lol). Thinking back now, the best item in the car was the stereo I put in it, complete with graphic equaliser!!!!!

 

I have had a few cars since then (I was 19 at the time) but still llaugh to myself when I think of it.....................

 

 

richo1968

xx

 


Did a hatch open up in the floor when you went uphill so you could help it Flintstone style?

 

xxxx

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wiccan_beltane  

Woman 45yrs

Yes. Dents.

Quoting 'jennylee1903'
It was a freebie so the price was right. It had a few dents when I got it and a lot of dents when I got rid of it. lol

Oh.....I think many of us sold, gave away or retired, our first car with many more dents in it than what was present when it we first got our hands on them.
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funders91

Ah yes.

Volvo S40.
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wiccan_beltane  

Woman 45yrs

Ha ha!

Quoting 'jensman1903'

... were on a pedal car. My dad painted it black so I could pretend to be Batman.

When I was 17, I bought a 1973 Ford Falcon GS Coupe. It was canary yellow. It was a limited edition six cylinder (Dad wouldn't let me have a V8 first up) with a two barrel carb and extractors from the factory. Before that, I drove my Mum's Mazda 808 wagon.


Still trying to get past the image of a miniature jensman being Batman! lol
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wiccan_beltane  

Woman 45yrs

Good Ol' Volvos

Quoting 'funders91'
Volvo S40.

Now they were built like a tank!
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mikeandshel  

Couple Man 51yrs Woman 53yrs

wheels?

at age 12... a Honda XL75..near new...i loved the damned thing....til some bugger stole it ... first car was an EJ Holden Ute....given to me at age 15 by my mum....was an ex Roo Shooters car.... bullbar, worked 186s motor and 4 speed..... (too quick for my old mum)...traded it on a HK Brougham as soon as I had my licence.... from a local car dealer i worked weekends and school holidays for.... had been fitted with a 350, 4 speed, big exhaust, sunroof, and some sexy chrome rims......it was a 'must have' car for me.....

Shels first car was a Honda Zot....all 360cc's of it.....lol...not something she remembers with huge fondness...lol

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HellBabe   Woman 37yrs

All I could afford

Was a 323 Mazda stationwagon.. I called him Spazzy Mazzy and the best thing about him was how the ex hooked the stereo into speakers in the very back, so when going to the drive in,not only could you fit a double mattress, but you had surround sound. You just had to reverse him in.. He was a piece if shit, bet he went forever...
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slippery_halo   Man 27yrs

Am still driving it.

It's called "Zig!!", after the fictional spacecraft in the Zero Wing game that became an internet phenomenon with "All your base are belong to us."

 

It's a 97 Hyundai. And it's still going. Just. Nearing 300 000 kms disturbingly quickly and costing me $1 000 here, and $1 000 there...

 

Will be great to get something newer when I can afford it, I have my heart set on a Subaru.

 

But in the meantime: You know what you doing!! Take off every 'Zig'!! Move 'Zig'!! For great justice!!

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feloniusfossil

hehehe Wiccan

Except when your going backwards...... ;)


Cheers Felonious


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