Totally mis-read the thread title. I'm 30- I wasn't born yet when my father was 30.
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).
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.
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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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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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.
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.
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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Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
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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1979 Firebird with some toys-
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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)
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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