My first vintage car was a brand new 1955 Fire Chief Car and my current T is a 1914 Model T Run About. Only difference is my Fire Engine Red Hair is 100 % blond now.
Following your example, my very first vintage car was a 1942-44 ReallyHardToFindDuringWartime convertible that my Dad managed to track down for me while home on leave at some point (I am pushing and a neighbor is driving). My first vintage car powered by internal combustion was a 1936 Austin Ten Sherborne (which I still have) and the most recent a 1924 Model T Touring.
My first car was a 1949 Murray Buick pedal car that my folks bought used from the Salvation Army. They painted it aqua; I drove it till the rubber came off the tires. One day, I came home and the car was gone. My mother gave it to Goodwill.
My first car is a 67 Mustang convertible. I made sure no one has a set of the garage keys in order to avoid another Goodwill incident.
My first antique car was a 31 Model A Town Sedan and a 1925 Model T Coupe which my wife and I purchased on the same day from the same owner. I still have the Model A and in a weak moment traded the Coupe.
My wife and I own 16, 24, and '26 Model T touring cars in various states of repair.
We also own a '26 Runabout.
She owns a '26 Fordor and never lets me forget I traded away her Coupe.
My first real car was a 1950 Plymouth four door Delux 3 on the T that I got in 1970. I remember the necking knob and the bruises on my wrist. I think that car weighed 5000 LBS.
Not counting the 1994 Ural, which only looked old, the '76 Austin Mini, no rust. Had it a year. Sold it to someone who could afford to take care of it properly, in Chicago English cars tend to dissolve.
Traded the bikes in to work on the 192X speedster I'm cobbling together.
My 1st car ($25.00)was bought 1965, this pic was 1975, finished it in 76, sold it in 77 after buying my TT.. This was most recent completion (2012 but still fine tuning). Built several in between, but, after the trauma of dealing with having sold my first car that I completed, I've since sold only those I bought as projects and never got around to finishing!--Results in more toys than I have time to play with!
Mine was a 1930 Plymouth 30U rumble seat coupe that I bought from the original owner in 1962. I still have it in addition to my 6 Model T's and a few other miscellaneous brass cars. Unfortunately, I have never mastered the art of posting pictures on the form.
My first antique was a '29 Model A Town Sedan. We did a complete body off restoration. Did everything ourselves except the engine. Still have it. It still looks good, but doesn't get driven nearly as much since we got into T's. Next came a '67 Mustang for my wife, then a '22 TT for me, then a '18 T Touring for my wife. Hopefully the next will be a '14 T for me......
My first car was my 26 T coupe. It's also the first car I've ever driven so the experience was twice as terrifying.
Mine was a 1962 Volkswagen Beetle (in 2001, I was 17 back then, almost 18 years old) and now I have a '25 Touring in restoration process, almost done.
Val, get some kid to show you how.
My first vintage vehicle was my first motor vehicle, and when I got it in 1966 it was just an older pickup.
1953 Willys Jeep 4wd pickup with 283 Chev engine. I'm the guy in the black hat.
My next vintage vehicle was the 1939 Packard 1600 I bought in 1978.
It was my first real old car project. I'm the guy in the gray hat.
Fast forward to now, and here are the T's I have mostly together.
I had a pedal car during WWII. My first real car was a '61 VW Beetle, bought new. My first antique, bought as such, was a '31 Ford A Victoria, bought in 1965. My present T is a '13 runabout.
Gil Fitzhugh, Morristown, NJ
Well, here's my first car--and I still own it!
Here she is in around 1961--just a few years after I used to slide down the front fenders!
And around 1971, my High School years
and many more years later (but still a while ago, 1975 (not me in the pic):
And her original owner, Ma Green herself in front of her Koffee Kup (Two booths, 6 stools & she did very well -- they'd wait two dozen deep to get in!):
My first T ('16 touring) still waiting for me to finish her (Harriet) as bought:
My latest T, Barney (running, but awaiting some wood, bronze thrust washers & AC brakes:
My first car ever was a 39 Ford two door Sedan I got for $300 and that was a used car in 1949. My first old car was a 1912 Buick for $500 in 1958. My dad would not let me get that Model T that ran well for $15.00 because it did not have hydraulic brakes and cast iron brake drums.
My first car was a 1934 4 door, 100% original purchased in Leclaire Iowa when I worked for J.I. Case in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Went back to Missouri and in 1953 when I enlisted in the Army I went home on a weekend pass and was on the way back to my Grandma's house and threw a rod.. Was towed home and never saw the car again. Today some 60 years later would give my interest in HE** for that car to restore and drive. 20/20 HIND SIGHT!
Now I have a 1917 Depot Hack Ford, and a 1919 Touring Car.
My first car - A 1941 Ford Opera Coupe that I got when I was 15.
When it was apart (very often) I used my Dad's 1931 Model A Town Sedan.
I also used the 1919 hack that my Dad and I restored to take the cheerleaders to football games.
Today - I have the 1919 hack and the Model A.
The 41 Ford was traded for a Pontiac and the Pontiac traded for a Robin's egg blue Chebby convertible.
Now I use the T to take my grandchildren for ice cream and apples in the fall, and my out wife for coffee.
The A is still in the barn.
Someday I hope to have time to do something with it.
By the way the A is completely original, and my dad was the second owner.
Now that I think of it he was also the second owner of the T.
My first antique car... 1929 Buick Special Coupe. Replaced all the wood and did a full resto.
This car would go 65 +MPH down the freeway and then you would have to stand on the mechanical brakes to get the heavy car stopped. It had a rumble seat, roll up side and rear windows, roll up windshield. Golf club door and a cool Mercury boy mascot. My nightly car crash nightmares stopped the day I sold the car.
Currently I have 3 T cars:
1927 Ford Model T L.A.F.D. Mountain Patrol Vehicle, unrestored. Formerly used by the Los Angeles City Fire Department in the Santa Monica mountains in 1927-1928:
1913 Ford Model T New Zealand Fire Brigade Car. Replica body and RHD.
1947 MG TC
My first car was a 31 A fordor, have three T's, 21 touring, 26 touring and 27 cpe. Have lots of other "stuff".