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    1. Member Ian!'s Avatar
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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
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      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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    5. 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:

      1970 Olds 442 W-30. He was the original owner, bought it in the fall of 1969. Very low-optioned car (no power steering, brakes, or A/C) but had every performance option you could get (gears, 4spd manual, most hi-po engine available, etc). This car is literally the reason I'm into cars. Miss it every day...but not nearly as much as I miss my dad.
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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.

      He was born in 63 so he was my age when he got the 3rdgen (24)

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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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      10-15-2012 01:32 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by LGDUBR View Post

      1970 Olds 442 W-30. He was the original owner, bought it in the fall of 1969. Very low-optioned car (no power steering, brakes, or A/C) but had every performance option you could get (gears, 4spd manual, most hi-po engine available, etc). This car is literally the reason I'm into cars. Miss it every day...but not nearly as much as I miss my dad.
      Did you have the W-27 and the W-30? I really miss mine (and the red fender liners)
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    17. 10-15-2012 01:54 PM #142
      What was I cruising around in when my father was my current age? Well, my dad was 42 back in 1987, which means I was 17. (My dad had divorced my mother ten years prior, but that's not entirely relevant.) At this age, I didn't yet own a car of my own. Most of my cruising/driving was done in Mom's '86 Escort Pony 4-speed.

      This car proved to be much more durable than we ever would have guessed. For example, here I am (yep, that's me) posing for a burnout picture on the day after Thanksgiving, 1988:

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    18. 10-15-2012 01:56 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by SleepyGorillaMuseum View Post
      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
      For some reason I'm liking that paint job. The 2 tops version looks good with the slotted mags.

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      10-15-2012 01:58 PM #144
      My dad would have been rolling in his brand-new 1969 GTO:

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      The horn is there to honk. Why wouldn't I honk it? I honk for lots of things. Honk at me? You bet i'll honk back. Honk honk mother****er i'm a Tacoma driver and you better get the **** out of my way.

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      10-15-2012 02:20 PM #145
      My dad was driving this in 1973, when he was 27. He had come from Italy 3 years before, and this was his first car, a '70 Skylark demo (same color as this Skylark, but with hubcaps).

      Do the math, and I didn't come about till much later

      I was overjoyed to find this as a model as a kid; I made it and painted it with the can of GM Sherwood Green spray touch-up paint that my dad had forgotten about in the basement years ago.
      Last edited by Maggiolone; 10-15-2012 at 02:25 PM.

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      10-15-2012 02:27 PM #146
      I think i was maybe 1 when my dad was 25.

      He had a datsun 620 pick up (this one was mine)

      He also had a 68 roadrunner (pic is not of his car)

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      10-15-2012 02:32 PM #147

    23. 10-15-2012 02:57 PM #148
      lol golgo. i was about to post the same thing. steel blue plymouth volare complete with baby blue window curtains & full length plastic seat covers with out the wood paneling.

      can't tell you how times i got my hand trapped in the rear latch.

      many a road trip was had in that wagon. perhaps why i refuse to buy/lease an suv.

    24. 10-15-2012 03:06 PM #149
      69 or 70 Austin 3-litre. You could see the ground from inside. It was a complete POS.

      Last edited by 1985Jetta; 10-15-2012 at 03:20 PM.

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      10-15-2012 04:27 PM #150
      I wasn't around yet, but he was rolling one of two (conv. and hard top) of these:

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