I’m not really sure why but lately, I have spent some time assembling a list of the cars I have driven over the years. Before I forget it like I forget what I had for lunch, I figured I’d better jot it down.
- 1965 Chevrolet El Camino
- 1967 Austin Healy Sprite
- 1962 Chevy II
- 1985 Chevy Sprint
- 1984 Chevy S-10
- 1982 Toyota Tercel
- 1978 BMW 7 Series
- 1995 GMC Sonoma
- 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage
- 1985 Fiat Spider
- 1982 Toyota Corolla Wagon
- 2003 BRG/W MCS
Man, what a sweet ride. Worked for 2 years to save up enough to buy my first car, and this is what Dad found. Spent every last dollar I had on paint, interior mods and a new stereo (hey, I don’t have anything against 8-track). When I was done she was sweet. Complete with 327 under the hood, she was a runnner too. Now, there is a signal in North County San Diego because of me. Man, I miss this car.
Red with scratched paint. Removeable top. Electronics by the Prince of Darkness. But man, nothing better to cruise San Diego in as a young man. Made all the headaches and wasted cash almost worth it.
Don’t worry, nobody else knows what it is either. Until I call it a Nova. But it wasn’t a Nova, it was a Chevy II. 235CI straight-six, turbo-glide tranny. After the suspension and brake rebuild, it was like driving a Caddy. #19648 off the line too. Another to add to the list of cars I miss.
Hey, a fella has to get around, right? Actually, for a 3 banger, she went pretty well. And, as advertised, 50 MPG. Fantastic. Until I blew a head gasket. Oops.
By far the most reliable vehicle I ever owned. Bought it from Dad after he refreshed it (it was a cable company fleet truck) and I drove it for 7 years and only had to replace the power steering pump! Would have driven it longer if it would have had A/C. 2.3 V6, 4 speed, long bed and 17″ steel wheels (with Moon hubcaps, ‘natch) made it great to drive and very practical. I’d still have this truck today if it weren’t for the lack of A/C
Um. Hmmmm. How did that get in there? Oh yea, I went through an experimental phase while living in Northern California. Owned this as the same time as the S-10.
I don’t remember the exact model, but I do remember the windows didn’t roll up or down, the A/C didn’t work and the tires were shot. That, and it took me about 4 days to get it clean. But boy that car went like a raped ape.
GMC version of the S-10. Capable little guy in bright red with spiffy wheels. It was a great truck until it self-destructed at 150K miles (and I still had a year of payments…ugh).
AKA The Rat Mobile. Again, not a bad little car. Very rent-a-car on the interior and handled poor, but it was comfortable, economical and got me around pretty well. Drove it for 100K miles until something happened to it. No, I’m not going into any details.
Bought as a favor for a friend that was moving out of state. What a pile of crap. Worst car I have ever owned. I was actually relieved that the engine seized.
AKA The shitty brown wagon. In fact, I attended my very first SCMM meet in the car. I didn’t drive it on the run, but it was in the lot with the rest of the MINIs. Great little wagon too. Too bad ABS didn’t exist when it was built.
Well, you know about that already. If not, it’s time you cruised back through the archives.
All the way until now. 2003 VR/W MC (all packages and leather) with 167K miles on the clock and still running like she did when new.
Man, that’s a lot of cars. Feel free to list any below.