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Old 03-09-2007, 01:39 AM   #1
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one of the other threads about who was the youngest bonneville owner on the site got me thinking. for us (ahem ) oldtimers, what was your first car and do you remember what you paid for it? my first was a fire engine red 68 ford galaxie sedan that i paid $300 for in the summer of 80
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Grey 1989 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency Brougham here. Paid only $350 cash for her and she lasted me until 210k.
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my first car was a 1990 Chrysler New Yorker, that i paid $350 for...
it was a rust bucket, but it was a fun car
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Black 1993 SSE with 104597k on it when I picked it up. Every option but SC and Locking gas door. this was back in 99.
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puke green 1972 dodge dart swinger w/ the slant six...$150
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Silver 1985 ford thunderbird with 45k miles on it and the 3.8 v-6. had it for 6 months before the head gaskets blew. I still have it, its covered with blankets in a warehouse, awaiting a v-8

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1981 Cadillac Fleetwood d'Elligance, 169k miles, 368 v-8. 100$, lasted almost to 270k before the engine decided to eat its bearings. Sold it for 1200$ with a newer paint job and a knock. see it around ocassionally, the new owner re-built the engine and it runs like a champ to this day.
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well I had a 94 grand am bought it for well a little more then you guys and made it nice better rims and a little engine work. it was the 3.1 great for the Low lands but not great in the mountains so that is when I was introduced to the 3.8
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My first car, officially, was an '83 Pontiac Bonneville. It was the midsize one with a 3.8 V6, had no guts whatsoever.

I say "officially" because my dad was going to give me the '82 Impala (had a 305 V, but it burned up in the garage a week before. The cord to the block heater shorted and lit the leaking oil.
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1976 ford granada with a 351 w in place of the original 305. DAD paid $500
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