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Old 10-15-2008, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stumbled across an ad for my first car for sale nearby (1964 Pontiac Catalina 389 V8)

By chance yesterday I happened to stumble across an ad for my first car. A very non-eco 1964 Pontiac Catalina 4 door land yacht (389 V8 auto) that was already an antique when I bought it to fix up when I was 15.

It's the actual car, not just one like it.



(But this isn't the actual car)


I was tempted to go look at it (the phone number is somewhere in the area), but I need another vehicle like I need a hole in my head.

If I did need another hole in my head, I think it would be fun to do something Linc-Voltish to it.

But I'm not getting it! Seriously.

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Old 10-15-2008, 01:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's funny, my first car was a $300 68 Catalina, 400 motor. Might have well had a hole in the tank

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Old 10-15-2008, 02:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My first car showed up on Kijiji a month ago, a 1981 Olds Omega, it had about 105,000km on it when I sold it but only had a 5 digit odometer. The seller was claiming it now had 35,000km....
I considered going to see it again but I really, really, don't need it and if the guy had sorted out the carburator issues I would've been tempted. My wife would've made me live in it, if it came home with me...
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh, the 5 digit odometers! I think my Catalina was showing 72k miles when I got it. An appraiser said it was more likely 172k, but I doubted him - the car had been parked for years, and the interior was pretty nice.
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I had one of these, red with a 400. Man could that thing haul the mail!
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I was tempted to go look at it (the phone number is somewhere in the area), but I need another vehicle like I need a hole in my head.

But I'm not getting it! Seriously.
Oh, c'mon. One little visit won't hurt. You know you want to...
Seriously, I'd jump at a chance to see my first car again. Good ol' Sybil. Sigh.
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Last time I saw my first car was in a junk yard. It was a '77 Buick Regal I bought new and it got totaled in 1980 at 62,000 miles. It was just getting broke in good.

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