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

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

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A 69 Mach 1.
Never did get one but when I was 19 bought 71 cougar.
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Re: When you were 16 years old what car did you dream about owning?

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When I was 16 I had the same car I have now, although it looked a little bit different, almost 40 years ago.

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'70 Cougar. Fortunately our family had one.

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I wanted a 1958 Chevy Impala Convertible or a 1916 Ford Model T. The Model T is what my Dad learned to drive in. I bought a 68 Pontiac Tempest instead.
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As I neared getting my license, I really wanted a Triumph TR-6. Never got one and eventually outgrew that desire, literally and figuratively.
Cougars_R_Grr8 wrote: 30 Jun 2021, 16:44 First car was a '73 Capri.
I learned to drive in my mom's '73 Capri. Once while cruising around, the seat back broke which was an 'oh sh*t' moment. My folks accused me of messing around with my girlfriend and took away driving privileges. (Duh, Mom, we use the passenger seat for that). About 2 weeks later, they got a recall notice for the seat back latch. Another time, the shifter handle broke and I had to nurse it home in 2nd gear the whole way. Again, they accused me of racing and clutch-less shifting. Again privileges revoked. Again, almost like clockwork, another recall notice.

The first car I bought was a '67 Firebird - retired (and tired) racer. It didn't run and I suspect my dad let me buy it with the expectation that I wouldn't get it running. Turned out it was just that the distributor was 180 degrees off. Still couldn't drive until I got exhaust pipes & mufflers. And insurance. So they kept me off the road for awhile.
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It was still too loud and rowdy for my folks, so they were happy to lend me some money when they found a '69 XR7 Convertible at an estate sale.
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I sold the Firebird to a guy who insisted he knew how to use the vertical-gate shifter. Turns out he didn't as he blew the engine on a freeway on-ramp on his way home.

Sorry for the lengthy response to a simple question. Got a little nostalgic there. Thanks for the thread, Gavin.
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I wanted a fastback Mustang like my father. His was yellow, 289 4V and a 4spd. By the mid 80's when I was in the market a decent one was $3500 so I settled for a 68 Std Cougar with no reverse for $800. I soon realized the Cougar was a better fit for me. Since then I have owned a few Mustangs but never was in love with them. I still own my Grandfathers 66 PU sitting next to it.
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MrEos wrote: 01 Jul 2021, 12:49 The first car I bought was a '67 Firebird - retired (and tired) racer.
2nd car was a 76 Ventura Landau that I got up to 150 before blowing the motor. Could have had a built 400 installed for 1K but...
3rd was the Yugo thinking it was better than a used car.... lol
4th was a 74 Nova hatch that I put a new intake and a 750 dual feed Holley.. didn't know 74 had smaller bore 350 and blew it.
My 5th car was a '68 Firebird with a '70 350. Rebuilt the frontend but it had tons of bondo in the rear quarter. Loved it but had issues and couldn't keep the payments going.

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When I was 15 I would look at old Hotrod magazines and got hooked on the Cougar front end it was just so different. I found my first cougar when I was 15 and my dad helped me fix it. Ford blue ran in our blood.
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I was already working full-time then while still in high school and was making enough money to cover the payments on a brand-new '69 Mustang convertible but my parents wouldn't co-sign and no one makes a car loan to a 16 yo. I still remember the car sitting on the showroom floor. It was Lime Frost with a black convertible top.

What I ended up with was a 1965 Pontiac Tempest convertible with a 6-banger that burned oil.
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