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TurnerX19 New Reader
11/29/18 2:43 p.m.

I was age 14, still 3 years shy of N.J. legal minimum when I bought a Ford Anglia 105E for $35.00. It was pretty clean, but had water in the steering box and would only steer willingly to one side. My father rope towed it home for me with a very burly friend of ours steering, and me passenger. I had great plans for it, but a $14.00 used steering box and an opportunity for a $100.00 MG TD made me sell it, for $100.00. It took me several decades to make another profitable sale! Photo taken by Dad of me and TD on arrival, again by rope tow.....Traded the TD still as a project for a parts car Sunbeam Imp many years later!

frenchyd UltraDork
11/30/18 6:45 a.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

My first car I bought cost me $300 at age 14 was a 1953 MGTD, running, driving. (Briefly, 43 miles) 

Sitting down in my shop now? 1953  MGTD.  No the engine isn’t original. 

Chris_V UberDork
12/4/18 7:10 a.m.

Got my first car, a '62 Mercury Comet, for free from my grandfather who had been using it as his daily driver.

Traded it off for a '71 Torino GT after a year of driving it in high school.


Cooper_Tired HalfDork
12/4/18 7:43 a.m.

In 2002 I bought a 91 Mustang GT from my dad for $4800. He had bought it in 95 for $12000. 

In 2017 I sold/traded it to my brother for about the same amount of money I paid to facilitate selling my first house. It sucks some, but he actually drives it and takes better care of it than I did. 


elramaed New Reader
11/15/19 9:24 a.m.

1949 Jeep- free.  Belonged to a local business. It had a flat tire, they tried to use a fork lift to lift it and ran a fork thru the gas tank.  Put it in a shed and forgot about it.  I talked them into letting me haul it away.  Put in new gas tank and after burning valves a few times in the flathead four I ordered an adapter from JC Whitney and put a Chevy V-8 in it. Awesome acceleration!   Sold it to a cousin after a few years for $400.  Interestingly 

nderwater UltimaDork
11/15/19 9:28 a.m.

Honda Civic CVCC purchased for $250; sold wrecked to a junk yard for $50 a year later.

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham UberDork
11/15/19 9:49 a.m.

First car was a 1981 Porsche 924 that my dad towed out of a field for free. After many years of racing it went to the junkyard. Maybe a $50 profit? cheeky

californiamilleghia Dork
11/15/19 12:20 p.m.

A pair of Renaud 4cv's for $25

Drove one to high school for a year

Toyman01 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/15/19 12:43 p.m.

1978 Ford Pinto. Bought for $250. Pushed it home, fixed it by driving a pencil into the side of the carburetor to plug a vacuum leak. Drove it two years and sold it for $400. It still had a pencil driven into the carb. Not the same pencil though, the first one got blow out by a backfire. 

I wish I would have kept that car. 


neverdone New Reader
11/16/19 2:11 p.m.

79 Mustang with the 2.8 V6.. bought for 1700 in 87, sold for 200? In 88 after the lower pulley broke and tore out the front seal. I loved the car but hated that motor

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