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I've always had a passion for cars even though most of those I've owned have not been much to speak of. Some of the cars on this list did not actually belong to me but they were significant in my life or made an impact upon who I am.

1987 Toyota Sunrader

I have wanted a camper for a long time. I told myself if I ever got tired of driving a fast sportscar, I'll...
5,063 hits
1997 Pontiac Trans Am

I have liked Pontiac since the seventies with "Smokey and the Bandit" along with a girlfriend's roommate's...
3,652 hits
1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

When my younger brother was coming up on his sixteenth birthday, I knew he needed a car but was not going to get...
2,130 hits
1986 Nissan 300zx

I had always liked the 280z's but around this time you could get the newer generation for about the same price. I...
2,078 hits
1969 Ford Falcon Futura

My grandpa had always driven these old Ford Falcons for as long as I could remember. This one I got from my uncle...
4,393 hits
1984 Honda CB900 Custom

A friend in San Diego had an old rat bike in his garage. He asked if I wanted it for $300 delivered running. I...
2,016 hits
1993 Mazda Miata

This was an amazing concept that had been ignored for a long time. It was an affordable convertible that was...
2,111 hits
1982 Toyota Corolla

I got this Toyota Corolla from my sister-in-law when she upgraded. This little car was awesome. I drove it all...
2,006 hits
1979 Mazda RX7

Inspired by the awesomeness of my stepmother's 280zx, I thought I found something even better! It was similar in...
2,015 hits
1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88

Somebody knew I needed a car and gave me this thing. Perhaps I bought it for $500 on payments or so. This thing...
2,174 hits
1974 Porsche Carerra S Targa

When I was seventeen, the thing to do on the weekend was park in the lot of the nearby mall. It was like a...
2,322 hits
1981 Fiat X19

I loved this car. It was my dream to have one and it was a lot of fun and fast to drive. People found it unusual...
2,005 hits
1979 Fiat X19

When I first discovered a Fiat X19, I thought it was amazing. It was like a little speedster but didn't have the...
2,009 hits
1986 Pontiac Trans Am

The girl I was dating had a roommate who drove a 1986 Pontiac Trans Am. It was fully-loaded and even had a yellow...
2,013 hits
1969 Pontiac Tempest

The girl I was living with had a 1969 Pontiac Tempest that I drove often. That thing was beat to hell. One rainy...
4,593 hits
1974 Opel Manta

A guy down the street asked if I wanted another Opel Manta for $200 with a thrown rod. He may have ended up just...
2,108 hits
1973 Opel Manta

This was my car in high school. We crammed seventeen people in it once and drove around the parking lot. Good...
2,007 hits
1974 Chevy Nova

At the same time that I got my first car, my best friend got his first car and it was the same make and model!...
2,006 hits
1972 Chevy Nova

My very first car of my own was a 1972 Chevy Nova with a 350 V8 and automatic transmission. I was almost sixteen...
3,685 hits
1982 Datsun 280zx

My Stepmother had a 1982 Datsun 280zx which was the most awesome car out at the time. It was a trending thing,...
2,007 hits
1973 Ford Maverick

When I was thirteen, I had a sixteen year old girlfriend who drove her mother's 1973 Ford Maverick. When we went...
3,969 hits
1974 Ford Gran Torino

In the early eighties, I had an uncle who managed the fleet maintenance of taxi cabs in Los Angeles. While...
2,026 hits
1974 Winnebago Chieftan Custom

Shortly after her divorce, my Grandmother introduced my Brother and I to her friend "Mr. Pete." One summer in the...
2,037 hits
1974 Ford Mustang II

When I was around five years old, my Grandparents got a divorce. I had no idea what that meant and I'd only seen...
2,015 hits

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The unreal is more powerful than the real.... Because it's only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. ~Chuck Palahniuk