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      10-11-2012 11:36 PM #1
      Bonus points if you have a picture of yourself in the car.

      My dad was 34 on this date in 1984. I was pickin my nose as a 7 year old in the backseat of a 1982 Honda Accord and a 1974 AMC Hornet.

      Google images: Like this but brown



      Google images: pretty much just like this

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      10-11-2012 11:38 PM #2
      I have a feeling you're going to get a whole lot of people who weren't born yet in this thread. I'm 31, and even then I was still just a figment of my parent's imagination when my dad was this age.

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      10-12-2012 01:38 AM #3
      Lol im only 18
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      10-12-2012 02:29 AM #4
      Ok after some rough math when dad was my age we were cruising around in either this:

      Or this:

      That's me at the back looking like a goof
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      10-12-2012 03:17 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      Lol im only 18
      x2, I'm pretty sure he wasn't even thinking about me at that age but, dad would have been driving a sixty-something impala SS. He crashed it when he was 19

    6. 10-12-2012 07:35 AM #6
      My dad was just getting out of the air cooled beetle phase then(they were getting harder to find with no rust then).
      I think we would have been on our first Mk1 Rabbit. Probably around a 1976 or 77

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      10-12-2012 08:15 AM #7
      One of these (his is BRG also - pic isn't his exact one). he still owns it - he bought it new in Hawaii in 1966.


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      10-12-2012 08:26 AM #8
      Dad had a '83 Ford Ranger 5 speed lifted 6" on 35" tires.
      Extended cab with the 2 jumpseats.
      I would "learn to drive" it later, I was 12, he was hammered, we were on the point in Cape Hatteras

      Not this exact one, but this is very close, his was green:


      Mom had a volare wagon



      Which died on the road with my brother and I in it at ages 2 and 5, so we got a used Aerostar

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      10-12-2012 08:29 AM #9
      1987 (i think) Nissan Sunny. Beaut.


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      10-12-2012 09:00 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by deucestudios View Post
      Mom had a volare wagon



      Which died on the road with my brother and I in it at ages 2 and 5
      Nearly all of them died at inappropriate times, usually not too long after they were built!

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      10-12-2012 09:01 AM #11
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    12. 10-11-2012 11:39 PM #12
      If I recall correctly, my dad had this at the time: 1983 BMW 320i.

      It looked almost exactly like this one:
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      10-11-2012 11:43 PM #13
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      10-11-2012 11:49 PM #14
      I didn't exist.

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      10-12-2012 12:07 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      I didn't exist.
      Same here.

      My dad was either driving an AMC Javelin, or a late 60's Mustang V6. Not sure which at this point in his life.

      The Javelin was his first car. Police officers became a little too familiar with that car if you know what I mean. So he ended up downgrading to a Mustang with a V6.

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      10-12-2012 12:59 AM #16
      When my dad was 20 I wouldn't be conceived for anther 12 years. But I think he was driving his Road Runner at the time. A '69 lime green 383 4 speed car. Maybe his Charger, I dunno, but he had some cool stuff.

      Quote Originally Posted by bob570 View Post
      Same here.

      My dad was either driving an AMC Javelin, or a late 60's Mustang V6. Not sure which at this point in his life.

      The Javelin was his first car. Police officers became a little too familiar with that car if you know what I mean. So he ended up downgrading to a Mustang with a V6.
      Uh....Little bit of incorrect info here champ.
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      10-11-2012 11:49 PM #17
      I wasn't born when my dad was 28. He was rolling around in some form of Lada or Zastava 750(aka Fiat 500).
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    18. 10-12-2012 12:03 AM #18
      Hmmm ... when my dad was 45, that would have been 1971. And that means ...

      1970 Datsun 510 (4-door automatic) - horrible car, rusted out in 2 years, but '71 would have been when it was still around ... Not this exact car but similar.



      Or, 1966 Rambler Classic, 232 6 cylinder automatic. Not this, but similar, and mouse-coloured.


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      10-12-2012 12:08 AM #19
      Elitist capitalist pigs!

      Our family had this when my dad was my age:

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      10-13-2012 11:17 AM #20
      since I highly doubt this thread will be around in 30 years, this is what my kid would be posting. could almost be period correct



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      10-11-2012 11:54 PM #21
      I'm 47 and I would have been three at the time. That puts me in his '63 Nova. Naturally his was a 6 popper with an automatic. It's a handsome body style, so I'd love one now. His was white with a brown interior.

      It looked much like this, but not as clean. They're just damn handsome cars.

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      10-12-2012 12:33 AM #22
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      10-12-2012 12:34 AM #23
      In 1986 my dad commuted in:


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      10-12-2012 12:47 AM #24
      That would have been one of these, but in a blue metallic.



      He would also have been seen on one of these :



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    27. 10-12-2012 12:52 AM #27
      1977 Rabbit Diesel... like this but red.

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      10-12-2012 12:56 AM #28
      I was not alive, but my dad had one of these three vehicles:

      His had a white top





      280z. His had a disgusting hood bra.

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      10-13-2012 01:35 PM #29
      Some type of underpowered late 70s RHD Alfa Romeo hatchback in HK.

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      10-13-2012 01:47 PM #30
      My dad had a NSU Quickly - like this one:



      He also had a 1978 Trabant 601:


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      10-12-2012 12:51 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin. View Post
      I have a feeling you're going to get a whole lot of people who weren't born yet in this thread. I'm 31, and even then I was still just a figment of my parent's imagination when my dad was this age.
      Yeah well anyone born after 1990 can suck my nut.

      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      I'm 47 and I would have been three at the time. That puts me in his '63 Nova. Naturally his was a 6 popper with an automatic. It's a handsome body style, so I'd love one now. His was white with a brown interior.

      It looked much like this, but not as clean. They're just damn handsome cars.

      Beautiful.
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      10-12-2012 07:24 AM #32
      I wasn't around for another long while - but either one of these



      Or one of these



      Not sure exactly when he went from the '69 to the '71.

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      10-12-2012 04:59 PM #33
      Ok, I am 42 so that would be his 1986 Jetta Coupe.

    34. 10-12-2012 05:46 PM #34
      well I was not born yet, 26, born in 1985, but my dad was 26 in 1972, so that would put him this car, not identical obviously. He worked for a toyota dealership in Belgium. It was some green color, I remember my mom saying it was not very nice (to her).

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      10-12-2012 06:44 PM #35
      In 1985 my dad was 31 and I was 4 and he was building the house I grew up in.

      Ours was white and ended up rotting in the field behind his business until the late 90s. Although we did eventually have a red one as well and used the white one as a parts car. I think between aunts and other family there were probably 5 of these spread out across the family.

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