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What Did You Drive Senior Year in High School? In College?

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  1. venusone

    venusone F1 Rookie

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    76 Maverick in high school. 79 Mustang ordered from factory in college. I still love the lines of the Maverick & have seen some hot rodded looking pretty good. Not quite the classic to keep though. What did you drive to the prom & after?
     
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  3. WCH

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    1969 Datsun 2000 (roadster). Also had a hideous yellow Chevy Nova 350, what can I say, it was cheap.
     
  4. jordan747_400

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    99 Mustang my Senior year in High school...We will see about my senior year in College :)
     
  5. Tomf-1

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    72 Datsun B210 in HS
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  6. Doody

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    since probably next to nobody here drove a FERRARI in high school, this thread really belongs elsewhere on the board.

    the family car at the time was a Chevy Monza Spyder. it was entertaining. had a big spider on the hood - not sure that was better than a chicken on the hood though :). might have been a 305? i don't remember. changing the spark plugs involved pulling the block - it's not just ferrari that engineers stuff stupidly!

    EDIT: found some pics online. amusing car.

    doody.
     
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  8. JonnyT

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    '77 Triumph TR7 w/350LT motor wedged in :)
     
  9. Dom

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    Senior year in H.S.- Lancia Beta Sedan
    Senior year in College- Lancia Beta Zagato
     
  10. Oblio

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    I think I was lucky, I drove a 70 Chevelle SS 454 with M21 rock crusher 4 speed and a 65 Pontiac GTO convertable with 4spd Hurst shifter. The 2 cars are still in the family. My brother has the SS and my dad still has the GTO. Both are pristene show condition and run great.
     
  11. Testacojones

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    Of course my father bought them for me, 944 turbo at 15y.o. that I shared it with my brother 18y.o. but it didnt work out so at 16 a 928S( it was a nightmare) then sold it and got a 911 Carrera 3.2 targa for senior year and then for graduation a 328GTS, class '89.
     
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  13. snj5

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    High School: 1971 Fiat 850 Spider;
    College: 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider;
    Med school: 1967 Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Jr, 67 BMW 2000 CS
     
  14. Chiaro_Slag

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    1985 Toyota MR2 - I loved it.

    Sold it (because I was convinved I was going to die in it) and bought a 1990 Jeep Cherokee.
     
  15. Kevallino

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    1957 Buick Special - bought it from my grandfather for $100.

    I still want another one.

    Cheers
    Kevin
     
  16. SupercarGuru

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    Where did you go to school? In florida?
     
  17. Smiles

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    My first car was a beloved but battered Fiat Spider. I loved that car. It was black with a tan interior. The synchromesh in the transmission had broken up in order to do damage elsewhere, there were rust bubles everywhere, and the end came when the valvetrain gloriously exploded.

    My next car was a sensible and reliable Honda Accord. I flogged that car, and drove it into the ground over many years and many miles. That car took me to my high school prom and never let me down. I drove it thoughout college and beyond.

    When I got my first real job, I bought one of the last Alfa Spiders in North America: a green and tan job with--get this--a full three year warranty. During those three years I charged a huge amount of warranty claims to Alfa Romeo of North America. I courted my wife in that car, kept great care of it, and in the end sold it to a good friend. The fact that we're still friends says something about that car.

    --Matt
     
  18. GrigioGuy

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    High School (1986) 76 Chevy Monte Carlo, with swivel seats and a 350 V8

    College (1992) (1st undergrad)79 Fiat X1/9
     
  19. Horsefly

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  20. billh1963

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    No Way!!!!...another SRL311 owner during high school! (WCH will know what I mean)

    The SRL311 crapped out early and was replaced by a 1975 Chevy Monza with the 4.2L V-8
     
  21. Dave330gtc

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    Senior Year HS : 1966 Corvette

    Senior Year College : 1971 Alfa Spider
     
  22. spyderman33

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    Honda Civic - high school
    Same Honda Civic - College

    I went to University of Miami for college and you wouldn't believe the cars these kids would come to school in..

    The first day of school, a kid came in a yellow Diablo... Probably not his but would you let your son take a Diablo to a very very crowded university parking lot?

    Saw Lotus, Ferrari Testarossas, 348, 328, 308, that Lambo, BMW M1 (rare) and of course NSX!!...
     
  23. Roryferrari

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    67 GTO installed tri-power.
     
  24. Scotty

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    God, I hate being from the other side of the tracks in these discussions--I get jealous.

    High School: '67 Ford Fairline Station Wagon with wood on the sides
    College: '72 Ford Pinto (modded including a Holly 4bbl)
    Med School: '72 Ford Pinto (no a/c, in Houston, TX, bummer in the summer)
    Internship: '85 Mustang GT (aaahhhhhhhh)
    Residency: added a '70 Datsun 2000 Roadster
     
  25. Texas Forever

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    Well, I didn't have a car when I graduated from high school (1970). I got a suitcase as a graduation gift instead. (Things were a bit tense around the Spradling household at that time.) (Second note, I rode motorcycles throughout my high school years.)

    Let's see, by the time I graduated from FSU in 1976, I had gone through a series of hippie cars. You know, the kind where you didn't have to worry about locking them. (Freedom really is just another word for nuthin left to lose.) Other than a 6 volt, 1964 VW, I don't remember a whole lot. Then again, I don't remember a whole lot about those years. Geeze, anybody remember what was I talking about?

    I do remember driving a Chevy II Nova to Houston for my first job with the IRS. I had everything I owned in the truck of that car, and it was only 1/4 full. Talk about a piece a crap. 4 banger with a "TIP" on the column. Getting on the freeway was a trip. I'd floor it, and wring its neck, only to be going, maybe, 55 by the time I got on the freeway.

    I brought it for $1,000 bucks (all the money, I hear Keith Martin say) and sold it to an Iranian for $1,000 when I later brought myself a brand new Datsun "King Cab" pickup.

    Ah, glory days. (My ass.)

    Dr "Memory Lane" Tax
     
  26. ChuckEBaby

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    Sophomore/Junior (76/77)
    1949 Chevy Pickup Custom Cab 5 Window!
    The Paint chips revealed many prior colors, but the
    last color was Sh*t Brown "HOUSE" Paint.
    The Body was in good shape and I wanted it to be
    a project Car… didn't work out.

    Senior (78)
    A 1967 Sh*t Blue Chevy Pick (w/no Cats… ur…Muffler)
    AND
    A Honda 836 California Special (Sleeper)….
    I Smoked a lot of 900 Kaws., with that Bike!!

    Let's hear from some other High School Sh*t
    Box Owners out there!!
     
  27. Scotty

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    Just to add to the pain about 10 years driving a Ford Pinto, ask me about the 10+ times it caught on fire (and, no, it wasn't the gas tank).

    I am really, really thankful to be able to drive cars where "extinguish fire" is not part of the driving ritual.
     
  28. 6.0 se

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    '67 tri-power 427 vette roadster.Bought it in middle of 68,because they couldnt sell it.Still have it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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