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.
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
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!
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.
'86 Jaguar xj-s 5.3HE coupe, cobalt blue metallic/blue
'08 Hyundai Accent SE hatch, ice blue/gray
Bisixually disposed, lucas charged and coventry clothed
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
I was brought home from the hospital in this, he imported it from his home town in italy and brought it to North Carolina.
My dad was 29 in '92. My 9 year old self cruised with him in this:
1990 Acura legend coupe. This car was and always be the business, in my eyes. I'd love to own a super clean one some day, if it can be found. Not his, but identical:
^^ That was his "date" car. His daily was a '89 Bronco Eddie Bauer, just like this one:
I'm not 100% sure what my dad drove when he was 36, but I believe it was an 89 Mitsubishi Galant LS. I thought that was THE coolest car back then. I remember when we were looking at the Galants and it was between the more luxo LS and the GS with the neat adjustable suspension and a manual. He obviously went with the LS and an automatic--probably more for my mom than anything else. But that car was the best equipped vehicle they ever owned up to that point. It had power windows, power locks, tilt/slide moonroof, I believe some type of "sport" mode for the tranny, and an awesome (at the time) cassette player with something like an 8 band equalizer. Early adolscent me loved all the 'tech".
Like this, but in much better shape (since it was new) and dark blue:
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My dad was 73 in 1986, I was driving a 1980 Arctic White Scirocco S like the one below:
Mine was lightly modified with Zender from and rear Airdam (don't know what you call the rear end equivalent) and a full Bilstien BTS suspension, and I had the seats were recovered in white leather.
To answer the OP's question, when my dad was 50 I was living on my own and driving my own cars.
I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.
Wish I had pictures (maybe I do but need to look for them).
My dad and my uncle (they had a twin pair o this car bach in the day ), were rolling around in a 1978 Toyota Celica Coupe (white both of them). The things I would to find that car again and surprise him.
Car was sold back when I was 7-8 becuase of some sort of money situation and was sold back then for like $3,500.00 Thing was mint and accident free. Now they are hard to come by even on no rust areas.
When my dad was 38 my dad was driving.....I don't know . I would have preferred a visit or a birthday card vs discussing what kind of car he was driving
Professional wiener dog herder/craft beer drinker
So many Mustang mods they do not all fit in the signature box