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What’s the first car you ever bought?

By Steven S. Brooks Published: March 6, 2009

My kids are approaching the age where they'll be buying their own first car. Of course, they have the beaters that we gave them to get them through their school years but they had no choice on what they were nor did they pay for them.

This rite of passage for them made me think back on the first car I ever purchased and the momentous occasion it was in my life. It was 35 years ago this June that I bought a twelve year old Porsche 356B Coupe for the princely sum of $1500. Of course, I didn't have the money and I had to convince the seller to take payments for a month before I could take delivery. Of course, he knew a sucker when he saw one and happily agreed. The car had a rebuilt engine and a fresh backyard paint job, with several bugs permanently embedded in its gleaming red color. For years, it was my only source of transportation and I'm happy to say that I still have it to this day, albeit having gone through three engines and a couple transaxles.

I would love for you to post your first car buying experience, whether it was new or old, Rambler or Rolls Royce.



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