I inherited my 1931 Dodge Brothers from my dad. It took some help from expert friends to get it running, but it is fun to drive and its 6 cylinders really purr.
I’ve had my ‘58 Ford Fairlane 500 for about 18 years now. It would barely run and looked pretty sad when I bought it. Fast forward to present day and I’ve had tons of fun and frustrations with it!
It has the FE 352 4bbl, three speed Cruise-O-Matic, and factory power steering and brakes. It starts and runs like a new car. It’s won an award at nearly every show I’ve taken it to. These days I’d rather just drive it than show it.
1970 Chevelle SS 396
This is my first car. I got it when I was 17. I'm now 63 so I've had it for 46 years. It is a true, factory two-tone, numbers matching car. No modifications, all stock.
I won this car on a 1991 NBS All Star raffle. Being a hotrodder from the old school I removed the sunvisor, fake spotlights and Truespokes, I enrolled in the local college bodyshop class and started prepping the car for paint. I added minitubs and before I finished a guy from Birmingham, Al. about purchasing the car. Well as they say "money talks", and that's the name of that song. It was a It was a very good Texas car.
This was my Grand-Dad’s truck that he bought new in 1965. I was 12 years old and my brother was 14.
Our Grand-Dad gave us the keys and told us to go learn how to drive in a 100 acre hay field.
By supper time we had a figure 8 track that stayed in that field for years.
We still have the farm in Texas and I still have all those memories.
1966 AMC Ambassador 990 convertible
Thousand Oaks, CA
The car was originally not a 2-tone but a pale yellow. After I got it 6 years ago and decided to have some body and paint work done, because of the stainless trim it seemed a natural to have a 2-tone job done. It is now painted in AMC 1966 Balboa Aqua and Frost White. I chose the aqua because that was the color of the Ambassador 4-door that my father bought new in 1965. While '66 Ambassador convertibles are rare (about 1800 built), I've only seen a picture of one other that was 2-toned.