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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 03:30 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by VwG60Kid View Post
      well i was nonexistent but im pretty sure my dad was rollin in one of these at that point. either that or he might have had one of these but im not sure



      regardless it was deff a VW

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      10-12-2012 04:24 PM #107
      My dad was driving his 289 Cobra.







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      10-12-2012 04:27 PM #108
      This is a poorly-titled thread.

      When I was born, my dad was 43. When I was kid, my dad drove this exact same car.


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      10-12-2012 04:29 PM #109
      Actually, this is my dad in his 20's. I'm currently a sophomore in college ... so close enough.


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      10-12-2012 04:34 PM #110
      I think he had some early 70's VW camper van. This was in 1980 or so.

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      10-12-2012 04:40 PM #111
      Totally mis-read the thread title. I'm 30- I wasn't born yet when my father was 30.
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      10-12-2012 04:59 PM #112
      Ok, I am 42 so that would be his 1986 Jetta Coupe.

    8. 10-12-2012 05:46 PM #113
      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 #114
      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.

    10. 10-12-2012 06:46 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      What was your dad driving?
      I'm not sure. It was a Mercury, i think it was an early '70s strassenkreuzer like a '72 or so.

      Oh, I just remembered. That was my step-mom's behemoth, he had a ford pickup, no idea what year.

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      10-12-2012 06:59 PM #116
      '73 Super Beetle. That's me on the roof.


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      10-12-2012 07:14 PM #118
      When my dad was 28, I was -11 and he was driving this (but navy blue):

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      10-12-2012 07:24 PM #119
      My father didn't make it to the age I am now. He was a Mopar man.

      He had three vehicles that I remember growing up (not the actual cars; his were always blue):





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      10-12-2012 07:27 PM #120


      When my dad was 23 i drove around in this. But it was a white one with a full ground effect package only 500 produced i was told.

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      10-12-2012 08:02 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by norcal505 View Post
      This is a poorly-titled thread.
      Yeah it's a concept that's probably unnecessarily complex for a car forum but I thought it was interesting to make all of the age connections (me now—my dad at the same age—me then) with the added reference point of the automotive landscape at the time.

      I could have made it easier and just asked people to post what their dad drove when they were growing up.
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      10-12-2012 08:19 PM #122
      I'm 26 now, my dad was 34 when I was born.

      When my dad was 26 (in 1978) he was probably either driving a 72 Mustang Mach 1 or a 66 Plymouth Satellite.
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      10-12-2012 10:10 PM #123
      On November 17, 1973, Dad turned 43. On November 18, 1973, I turned 5.

      Dad had this, but his was silver with a black vinyl roof:


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      10-12-2012 10:39 PM #124
      "What car were you cruising around in when your dad was YOUR current age? "

      I walked into this sentence now I can't seem to find my way out of it. Heeeeelp!
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      10-12-2012 11:09 PM #125
      and yet scores and dozens have fared well enough. i think it's a cool thread, and i like the layered concept. young dad, rich dad, foreign dad, old dad, kids who misread directions dad, car dad, blue collar dad, enthusiast dad.

      dude, you have a grammar quote in your sig. close reading is your friend. ambiguity is funny when the meaning is readily discernible.

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      10-13-2012 01:59 AM #126
      I'm 31, so that be 1988, which would put me in either the '83 Monte Carlo, the '74 Beetle or the brandy new '88 Fox.
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      10-13-2012 06:35 AM #127
      I believe one of these in red.
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      10-13-2012 07:06 AM #128
      Not sure of my father's exact age, he is between 20-25 years older than me. (I am thinking it is 22)
      So I would have been driving either
      A 1985 Black 8V GTI on Bilstien HD, Nuespeed Speeds and Centra Type 11 wheels. have pictures somewhere and they would have to be scanned


      Or a 1990 Alpine white Corrado, probably stock at that time.


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      10-13-2012 07:11 AM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by DaddyOfPayton View Post
      My father didn't make it to the age I am now. He was a Mopar man.
      I'm sorry to hear that.

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    25. 10-13-2012 09:29 AM #130


      At 22, my dad drove a 1975 camaro type LT very similar to that one, just a brighter red. The thing with 1975 was they stopped making z28's due to the energy crisis, but the owner before him worked at a dealer and had this car ordered to spec as a 1974 z28. In a way it was a factory freak and probably one of a kind as a OEM car. It was a four speed too, a real unicorn Shame it got totaled. My dad having that car is probably the most direct influence to me buying my firebird.
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      10-13-2012 11:13 AM #131
      im 23, when my dad was 23 I wasnt born yet, but it was 1985.. and im pretty sure he was driving his buick grand national, dont know the exact model year, but it didnt last too long, ended up stole on bricks a few times lol



      the first car i remember, was a hyundai excel hatchback, probably from some time between 1988-1992.. thats when he started commuting on the train. lol

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      10-13-2012 11:17 AM #132
      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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      10-13-2012 12:32 PM #133
      I was still a few years off, but in 1982 at the age of 28 my dad was rolling in a 78 Eldorado.
      It was a gift from his boss at the time apparently. He sold it when I was born and got a first generation Caravan and a Monte Carlo.

      Not his, but same color and trim.

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      10-13-2012 12:43 PM #134


      not this one specifically but same vintage.

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      10-13-2012 12:48 PM #135
      Seeing as my dad was in his 40's when I was born, I wasn't around when he was my age (29) but here is the car he was driving at the time:



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      10-13-2012 01:35 PM #136
      Some type of underpowered late 70s RHD Alfa Romeo hatchback in HK.

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      10-13-2012 01:47 PM #137
      My dad had a NSU Quickly - like this one:



      He also had a 1978 Trabant 601:


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      10-13-2012 01:56 PM #138
      He had one of these when I was born up until my sister was born in 1990



      Had an 87 Formula 350 in the same color and everything but it got totaled by someone slamming into him on a bridge one winter. He bought it new and had it for a few months before it was written off.



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      10-13-2012 02:02 PM #139
      Well since I wasn't around(I'm 23 dad is 59) he would have been driving his stingray when he was my age, which he painted himself lol

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      10-13-2012 02:03 PM #140
      Well, when my dad was 21 he had the same car he had when I was born: a carb'd first generation Escort with a weber, tube headers, and a now-uber rare BBS lip spoiler from a Mk.I Jetta. He replaced it with a VW Fox he won in a radio station contest
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