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    Thread: What car were you cruising around in when your dad was YOUR current age?

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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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      10-11-2012 11:39 PM #3
      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 #4
      B1 Passat (aka Dasher) brought back from Germany by an army Sargent. Sadly no pictures but I can blame my VW addiction on it.

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      10-11-2012 11:49 PM #5
      I didn't exist.

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      10-11-2012 11:49 PM #6
      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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      10-11-2012 11:54 PM #7
      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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    8. 10-12-2012 12:03 AM #8
      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 12:07 AM #9
      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 12:08 AM #10
      Elitist capitalist pigs!

      Our family had this when my dad was my age:

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      10-12-2012 12:11 AM #11
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      10-12-2012 12:13 AM #12
      And though I didn't exist, my dad, in 1978 at the age of 31, had a 304/3spd purple AMC Gremlin (not actual car pictured).


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      10-12-2012 12:26 AM #13
      I wasn't born when my Dad was 27. He was working out at sea aboard an oil tanker at that time. Back home in the Philippines, however, he had built his own jeep using whatever parts he laid his hands on during his college years in the mid-70s which looked somewhat like this:


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      10-12-2012 12:33 AM #14
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      10-12-2012 12:34 AM #15
      In 1986 my dad commuted in:


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      10-12-2012 12:47 AM #16
      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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      10-12-2012 12:51 AM #17
      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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      1977 Rabbit Diesel... like this but red.

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      10-12-2012 12:54 AM #21
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      10-12-2012 12:56 AM #22
      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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      10-12-2012 12:59 AM #23
      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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      10-12-2012 01:00 AM #24
      Dad was driving this. I wasn't around.

      In this colro

      He is shocked that people consider these even slightly desirable. It was called "the turd."

      It was a daily in Michigan, so it probably wasn't as clean as this one.
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    25. 10-12-2012 01:13 AM #25
      1983 Plymouth Reliant K wagon.

      Yeah... ballin'.
      call it potatography

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      10-12-2012 01:37 AM #27
      dad had these:







      i was just learning to drive, in mom's ride:


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      10-12-2012 01:38 AM #28
      Lol im only 18
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      I think that it is raw enough that at 50% of potential, it would be terrifying enough to be fun. One of those 'you never see the tree that is going to kill you because you are sliding into it backwards' kind of cars.

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      10-12-2012 02:29 AM #29
      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 02:45 AM #30
      I was in a van just like this only grey and white. Dad got it from an auction at his work. Full window like this too, so it wasn't a Pedobear Van....



      Dad had one of these....only silver.



      And Mom had

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      10-12-2012 03:17 AM #31
      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

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      10-12-2012 07:21 AM #32
      My dad owned an Oldsmobile Delta 77. The thing was a tank and he used it to tow our camper and boat.

      This is me in the actual car:



      What it looked like:

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      10-12-2012 07:24 AM #33
      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.

    34. 10-12-2012 07:35 AM #34
      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 #35
      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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