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

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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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      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
      CSH, the red sedan was the last 6 seat Ford Falcon built before the major refresh. Amusingly it was actually built AFTER the new model production had started and only days before the new model was actually officially released. The reason was as it was a 6 seat sedan it was a special order and for some strange reason Ford decided to send it down the line mixed in with the new model.

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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.

    9. 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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      10-12-2012 08:24 AM #36
      When my father was 60 I was 36. He was driving a new 735i and I was driving a new 750iL. I still have that car.

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      10-12-2012 08:26 AM #38
      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

      The short one, not the longer somehow uglier one

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      10-12-2012 08:29 AM #39
      1987 (i think) Nissan Sunny. Beaut.


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      The Scamp should be brown, though.

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      10-12-2012 08:45 AM #41
      Well im 17. So my dad would be rolling around in this:



      Not this exact one but very close. old cop car his dad surprised him with. The speedo went to 160 like it could ever get there. Called it the big white whale. Could sit in the back seat and reach all the way forward and not reach the front seat. don't make them like they use to!

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      10-12-2012 09:00 AM #42
      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 #43
      TCL is old.

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      10-12-2012 09:03 AM #44
      Sadly, he didn't live to be my age, but this is what he was driving when he was a year younger than me.


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      10-12-2012 09:04 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      TCL is old.
      LOL, I know. I think we scared all the kids back to the MKIV forums and reddit.

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      10-12-2012 09:14 AM #46
      He was 31 in '83, so he was driving an'80 Ford Fairmont wagon. Sometimes I wish I could find a clean one (pretty much impossible) and put a 5.0 in it, as well as other Mustang parts.


    22. 10-12-2012 09:24 AM #47
      When my dad was my age I had a sweet ride: the 1979 Cozy Coupe. It was easily the most reliable car I ever owned but man was it prone to rollover!

      [IMG]http://www.autoweek.com/storyimage/CW/20111219/CARNEWS01/111219904/V2/0/cozy-
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      10-12-2012 09:25 AM #48
      I don't know much about my dad at all. I was raised by my grandparents, so when my grandfather was my age(28) he was driving a:

      '53 plymouth cranbrook http://www.google.com/search?num=10&....1._NYqjK8D0_s
      (sorry, it takes a long time for me to load pics on my comp)

      Last year for the '50-'53 cranbrook. I was the first and only car he ever bought new. It was mostly mercurys after that(his current car is a '00 sable). The cranbrook, which he describes as having been a very reliable commuter, was t-boned and totalled.
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      Bisixually disposed, lucas charged and coventry clothed

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      10-12-2012 09:40 AM #49
      did not exist. but this is to the best of my knowledge, i know there were more.

      before my birth every car my parents had was one he restored to sell to make some side money. now its a hobby and im grateful for what ive been taught.

      "the pig" wrong color though





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      10-12-2012 09:43 AM #50
      My dad was 47 in 1973. We had a 1973 Ford Country Squire (in light blue):

      :gift:

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