me too haha
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I am 6'4" tall and tried to drive a Miata and had to have the top down. haha It was a very tight fit.
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2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan
Stock...for now Soon to be OpenSource tuned by: Mattypants @ WTF Tuning
Haha Im 6 foot and it was a tight squeeze but with the exception of my new wrx it was by far the funnest car ive ever driven. I had several 'individuals' blow kisses at me while driving it.... pretty entertaining at least.
Going to list both mine and my Fiance's as I have spent a considerable amount of time in all. Mine and then hers in order all traded for next on list.
*First car: 98 New Beetle, Black, 5 Speed. Was my 16 bday present from my parents. Got it with 25,000 miles traded in at 135,000
*2008 Scion XB (Blackberry Crush) Drove off the lot at 73 miles (same care I test drove) traded in with 113,000 miles.
*2011 Ford Edge Limited Awd Loaded. (current car)
*2008 Yamaha FZ6, $1500-$2000 in cosmetic mods/comfort mods) (current bike)
*2006 Mazda 6S Base, Added HID low beams & factory Mazda fog lights. bought with 45,000 miles traded in at 68,000 miles. That was 4 years and I took it last fall for work and put 8,000 of those on it. She has a 3.8 miles round trip to work every day......
*2013 Subaru WRX Limited Sedan (Fiance can't drive Standard so I have been driving it and she has been driving my edge ) (current car)
*2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250r (current bike)
My dad was a Yamaha dealer and farm supply dealer for 10 years so was also given a few vehicles to drive. They were all his but I put a considerate amount of miles on each... Yeah could be considered the small town rich kid....
*1999 Chevrolet Corvette Targa top 6-speed
*1999 Chevrolet S10 4 banger with a 5-speed (Beat to heck and just kept going)
*2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 V8 (Big POS)
*2001 Ford Focus ZX3 5-speed
*2002 Ford F350 Dually Lariat 7.3 powerstroke
*2002 Chevrolet Corvette 6-speed convertable
*2003 Ford F150 V6 5-speed
*2005 Ford F350 King ranch 6.0 powerstroke
*2005 Ford F250 Work truck (vinal floor, AM/FM only, etc....)
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My first car ever at the ripe old age of 17 (in 1985) was my 68 Firebird. I bought it from the original owner...yes a little old lady. She lived in my neighborhood when I was growing up. She kept it tucked in her garage and used it to run to the store and to church on Sunday mornings.
One day I just flat out asked her if she wanted to sell it and she told me that young kids had been asking her to sell for years and the car was NOT for sale. But I never gave up. I kept asking and asking and one day she asked if I thought it was worth $1000.00. I told her absolutely and I had the cash too as I had a summer job cutting lawns for my uncle's landscaping company. I wanted the car badly because I was born in 1968 and wanted a car that was built the year I was born.
So I bought the car in 1985 and almost immediately ripped out the original 6 cyl Sprint motor and dropped in a junkyard 400 out of a Catalina. The stock rear couldn't hold up to all the holeshots and street racing and it blew. So I replaced it with a 12 bolt 69 Camaro rear with 4:10 gears. At the time I also scored a Pontiac 455 out of a Safari wagon. I swapped out the stock cam for a Ram Air cam and a set of Hooker headers and street raced the snot out of the car. I rarely lost too.
Then one day I threw a rod drag racing and it blew a hole in the side of the 455 so I found a Pontiac 400 and re-built it to be a pretty nasty street runner. It had a set of Ram Air heads, a Ram Air cam, and I ran that combo with a Muncie 4 speed and the 4:10 gears. Again, back in the late 80's nothing on the street could touch me. I even blew the doors off of a pretty hot well known Hemi Mopar.
1989 rolled around and I got sick of college and decided to enlist in the Marines. So the Firebird went into the garage and the entire time I was away in the Marines, I sent money home to my dad to save for a restoration. Well I served 6 years in the Marines and when I got out in 1995, I got a job, bought a new truck, and set out to restore the Firebird.
In 1997 I met a girl and got serious with her so the Firebird kind of got ignored but I did make trips to Carlisle every spring and fall for the swap meets. Parts were accumulated and in 2002 I dove into the resto.
Today the car has a 68 400 with a set of Edelbrock aluminum heads, a Crower cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake and a Holley 750 carb. I run a mini HEI distributor, MSD 6A box, Doug's ceramic coated headers, and a 2-1/2" mandrel bent exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers. I still run the Muncie 4 speed trans and now the 12 bolt rear has 3:55 gears instead of the 4:10's. The motor was dyno'd at 421HP and 500ft/lbs of torque and pulls like a champ. It has a sweet lopey idle and sounds nasty with the Magnaflow mufflers.
These days the car is painted it's original color of Verdoro Green with the original white vinyl top. That is the combo it had when it left the factory in 1968. I converted to power disc brakes up front as well as a set of welded in subframe connectors, and a 1-7/8" sway bar up front.
This is my first car that I bought at 17 and today at 45 years old it still lives in my garage.
That's drop-dead gorgeous. Being a product of the '60's myself, I have a weakness for the first generation F bodies. Congrats on keeping up this nice car. Drive it around for people to see! We don't have enough of these on the road any more, where I live.
Grandfather of the Bugeye Mafia
2013 Subaru BRZ Limited
2002 Subaru WRX Bugeyebrid Wagon
Considering I folded up my very first car on the 5th day of owning it - to still have your first car and keeping it is just great! Thanks for that post and pics.
You can't have everything - where would you put it?
Very nice. Any video?
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Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.
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Super-G, as others have said, absolutely beautiful! My future father in-law would be very jealous! I am only 27 but have a huge appreciation for real muscle cars. My step mom has an all numbers matching '69 Camero SS from California. Has 5X,XXX original miles.