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.
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.
Still have a 90 Corrado, but not the same one.
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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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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
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.
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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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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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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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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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.
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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.