Got a lead on my first car

HAFROD

HAFROD

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Jul 15, 2013
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Claremore, OKLAHOMA
So I just found out the mechanics shop my first car (79 Regal Limited) sat at for years had moved to a new location. The last time I went to check was YEARS ago. The place was closed down and the old junkers were gone. Place was cleaned up and for sale. I got a phone number yesterday but think I'll take the trip and talk in person. Who knows, maybe the car is at the owners house out in a field. Long shot but at least I'm going to find out what happened to it. I'd love to have it back.
 
Ribbedroof

Ribbedroof

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Jan 4, 2009
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Wellston, OK
Could be worse, i walked past my first (72 Chevelle SS) in a salvage yard about 5 years after i sold it. No coming back from that one.
 
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Kennybill

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Mar 17, 2010
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The first car I bought after H.S. was a 1963 Impala convertible (not a Super Sport) triple black with bench seat. It was a 409 (340 hp) 4-speed, 4:11 posi. The lo-po 409 had the factory tachometer but red line was at 5,000 rpm's. The Hi-comp 409 had solid lifters, one 4V was 400 HP, two 4 barrels was 425 hp. The hi-po's tachometer red line was 6,000 rpm's.
That was the most fun car I ever had. Nothing like driving back from Geneva on the lake with the top down with the hot blonde I was dating in the summer of 1968. I sold the car and bought a Chevelle 396 to go faster. 2 months later the "new" owner wrapped it around a tree. I wish I'd taken pictures of it. The guy got messed up, not sure how he made out. The "hot" blonde sent me a Dear John letter when I was in the Army.
Thirty plus years later, a "BIG" woman came up to me at a bar. She's going on "Hi, how have you been?" As I say "good, how about you," but my minds racing trying to place this "big" woman, I'm thinking maybe an old school teacher? Finally, I put a name to that chubby old face, it's the formerly "hot" blonde. :unsure:
So, basically the one hit a tree, the other was big as a tree.
 
airboatgreg

airboatgreg

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Oct 2, 2016
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I would not want my 1st or 2nd car but my third I would like. 68 Camaro, 327. Console, buckets and a slip and slide powerglide.
 
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airboatgreg

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Oct 2, 2016
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I dropped a chick 40 years ago when I lived in Clearwater. Darned if I didn't see her mug shot on the local news feed for DUI a few months ago. She was a drunk then and now. Psycho ones. We have all had them
 
79 GP 4 speed

79 GP 4 speed

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Still have my first car from when I got my driver's license in 1991, another 79 GP
 

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