When you were 16 years old what car did you dream about owning?

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When you were 16 years old what car did you dream about owning?

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When you were 16 years old what car did you dream about owning?

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I owned my first '67 Cougar when I was 16. I don't think I dreamed of owning any other car. I dreamed of having enough money to buy all the things that were mentioned in Joel Rosen's Motion catalog. Like a 427 side oiler with two four barrels. I wanted to buy all the go - fast goodies and put them in my Cougar.
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Easy.

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I wanted something more along the lines of a mid 60's 442 or a GS. But as I was broke anything that ran was fine, leading me to my first car. It was a 1961 Ranch wagon with a 223 I6 and a slush box. I gave it the nick name that matched that blinding acceleration. "Ho Hum Silver" She was a lot of fun, until a rod exited the side of the block on the way to my first day of my senior year of High school.
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I was a Chevy guy early on (now I respect all makes)
I had the choice of a '57 Bel Air for $1,800 (which was my dream car and I still want one) or a '67 Camaro or a '64 T-bird for $1,500

Ended up with none of them because mowing lawns didn't pay that much.

First car was a '73 Capri.

First Cougar in my life was a '76 XR7 that the folks owned and I drove it on a learners permit, saw first '67 in HS, almost bought a 70 but they backed out.. until finally buying that first '68 and now my current car.
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A 1967 Cougar! But had to wait 6 more years for my first car (said Cougar) which I still have 33 years later.
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Anything with a V8.

My aunt bought a '67 Cougar right after they were introduced. It had bucket seats, a floor shift, and of course it was a two door hardtop so it looked amazing with the windows down. And then there were the really cool headlights and tail lights. But I could not afford one even though they were all 6 years old by that point. My brother and my dad found a '65 Comet 2 door hard top with a 289 that I really loved. It got totaled when I got rear ended by a guy in massive Olds. I took the insurance money and my savings and bought my first '67 Cougar. I bought it at night, in the rain. My father was pretty disappointed that I had not consulted him first but it turned out to be a pretty decent car.

What I really wanted was a '67 XR-7 GT. It was Jamaican Yellow with a black vinyl top and black leather interior. It had factory styled steel wheels, center console, factory air, and in-dash AM 8 track. It had seen some hard miles and had a few leaks... I got the used car dealer to let me take it home to show my parents and my father took one look under the very packed hood and said no way. It was leaking enough oil from the chrome rocker covers to produce whisps of smoke from each side. It was burning some oil the old fashioned way as well. As I sadly drove back to the dealer I realized how tired it really was as it was probably not as quick as my 289 2V.
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I had a 68 302 - 3 speed it was plenty fast but I wanted Al Bundys ,chased it forever but his Dad wouldn’t sell, it was always a talk though.
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67-68 Cougar.

70 Firebird Formula 400.

My Dad's 68 J-code Montego MX 2-door. Sea foam green. It was a lot of fun.

63-64 Mercury Marauder.
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