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My first car was an 87 golf, second car (after I totalled the golf) was an 87 gti which was my favorite car to date. It was white with a sweet black interior with red accents. Unfortunately I totaled that one too (along with a 5 day visit to the hospital). I've had a few others too.
My wife has had a few VWs too, including a 86 2 door jetta (not too many of those things around) and her favorite; a 97 cabrio.
This was my first ride. A 1969 Grand Prix Model J. 428 high output 4 barrel carb putting out just under 400 HP. Mine was ugly. I think the guy who owned it before spray painted it silver...but the engine was solid and roared and put you in the back seat like no other I've driven.!!!
Not my first, and didn't buy it brand new, believe I purchased this puppy around 77. Paid $160 for it, came with 5 extra wheels/tires. Had a push button automatic transmission. 64 Dodge Dart, fun car since at that cost, I didn't really care what happened to it. My dad refused to ride in it :lol:
I can't find a photo that captures the extreme crappyness of my first car.... a 1972 Ford Maverick. Diarrhea brown like this one but solid brown without the white trim. Mine was totally stripped other than the 200 cu inch straight 6 engine upgrade. Lots of sheet metal repair from all the Vermont road salt. I was really good with a rivet gun, ballpeen hammer, bondo, and a paint sprayer. 3-on-the-tree transmission. Bucket seats out of an old Volvo. Under dash cassette player with bookshelf speakers in the back. CB radio. My handle was "Power Hitter" which referred to something you'd buy in head shop.