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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:19 pm:

Here is a picture of my first Ford. A brand new 1955 Ford. I wish I still had it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:26 pm:

1954 convertible. Bought it for $90 when I got out of the army in 1967. A year later, after the top fell apart on the San Diego Freeway, I was delighted to sell it for $90. Of course, now it would be worth many times that.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:27 pm:

I had a hand me down Mustang pedal car around 1969. It came from my big brother Bill. Dad saw me stand up with it to turn around one day. He saw that I was getting too big for it, so it went into the trash. He payed me back a few decades later, by signing the title to his 27 Fordor over to me.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:31 pm:

Mark,Looks like that might be your first road kill in the picture too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Walt Berdan, Bellevue, WA on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:32 pm:

It was my fourth car - a '57 2 door Ranch Wagon. Paid $150 and that included a starter in the back. It came to me from Nix Auto Wrecking in Seattle, as did the three cars before it. That darn car cost much more in parts to keep it running than what I initially paid for it but it did give me the "opportunity" to rebuild a 292 and a 3 speed transmission. It's only remotely possible that my driving style contributed to the failures.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cameron Whitaker on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:33 pm:

My T was my first Ford!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Barry Fowler - Eagle River, Alaska on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:38 pm:

1967 Mustang. Still have it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kirk Peterson on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:38 pm:

55 Customline in 67 for $110. Used more oil than gas. It died at Lassen St and Woodman Ave in the SF Valley.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:39 pm:

My actual first Ford was an 1958 Ford F 150 with a long bed. It was geared to pull a house. Rolled about three feet before shifting into 2nd gear. Loved the long gear shift on the floor. I bought it in 1971 and sold it in 2002 to get money for my 2nd Model T a 1917 Model T touring.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:44 pm:

My 1918 TT was the first Ford I bought. I bought it in 1974 when I was just out of high school. I still have it. Before that I had been driving a 1971 four door Maverick that my dad had bought from his uncle Albert (AB Iffrig). In some respects the TT ran better than the Maverick. I think AB had brought the Maverick from my Dad's cousin Ted Bross at BMP Ford in Wentzville Mo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:45 pm:

Jay that was my first Road Kill. My Mom spiked my Ovaltine Chocolate Milk and I got a PUI.(Peddling Under the Influence.)I was not allowed to watch Cartoons on Saturday morning for three weeks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:47 pm:

My first Ford was actually my first car,....a 1928 Model A Ford coupe, which I bought while in high school in 1957 for $350, and sold a few years later for $650! Thought I was pretty shrewd,.....nearly doubled my money! Got to say, it was quite some time ago that I realized that it was really "NOT" such a "shrewd move"!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:56 pm:

My model T was my first Ford.

In fact, my Model T is the first car I ever owned!

Here I am at the ripe old age of 15 with my Dad (in the hat) and Mr. J.





I still have the same car. More than 38 years now. Here it is when I finished the top.



: ^ )

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12:18 am:

Great stories and great pics, guys.

I haven't owned many Fords.

Does a Mercury Comet count? Bought my Grandpa's 66 2 door hard top in 1983.

First actual Ford that I can recall (I've owned almost 80 cars in my life) was my little 79 Mustang Cobra hot rod. Built 302 and a 4 speed.

I think. Around that same time (about 8 years ago) I also bought an 89 Ford F250 for the sole purpose of hauling a 69 GTO on a trailer over the coast range.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12:24 am:

First was a '57 Fairlane 500 2 door hardtop in 1965. My brother gave it to me when he left for Viet Nam. He said he wouldn't be back to drive it anyway. I guess at the time I didn't understand what he meant. Now I do and I'm darn glad he came back. It was black and red with white faux fur glued to the dash and around the back window. It had twin deck radio antennas, fender skirts, dual exhaust, fender mirrors, 312 engine bored over .040" and a three speed straight stick transmission with a Hurst Mystery Shifter. White wall tires, stock hubcaps with spinners. I was 16 years old and in hog heaven. A couple years later while I was in Viet Nam my dad took it to the scrap yard. It was crushed and never heard from again. Now I gotta go. I'm starting to tear up and that's never good.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12:54 am:

Mine was a 1942 GPW, I still have it and drive it nearly everyday in the warmer months.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Money - Braidwood, IL on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 01:13 am:

1963 F-100 6 foot bed 292 with a 3 speed on the column. Got it from my Dad. First Ford car that I bought was a 1972 Ford LTD police package. I loved the LTD.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert G. Hester Jr., Riverview, FL on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 01:14 am:

My first Ford was my first car given to me by my parents for my 15th birthday. The car was a 1947 Mercury club coupe. Great car, nearly indestructible. I drove that Merc to school for a year before I got my license. We were way out in the country and nobody cared.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 01:26 am:

'33 V8 tudor.
My grandfather bought it new.
When he died my uncle bought it.
I bought it from him for $25 in '53 when he bought a new Dodge.
In '56 I was able to junk it for $25 when I went into the Army.. Too Bad.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Schedler, Sacramento on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 01:52 am:

I still have the Model T that I acquired 60 years ago, a 1923 Runabout with a pickup bed


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dylan Thomas Wills on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 02:14 am:

My first Ford was the remains of my '14 touring. Got the first batch of pieces when I was 17; and three years later I'm finally starting to go back together...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sam "POPS" Humphries, Lexington, KY on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 07:23 am:

First Ford and first car was a 1941 Ford 4 Door, Olive Green, when I turned 16 in 1955.

Now own 16 T Touring, 29 A Leatherback, 03 Crown Vic and 04 F-150. Nothing but Ford's.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Poane on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 07:32 am:

Ford galaxy 500


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 07:34 am:

1962 Galaxie 500. It was my grandfather's. I got it when I turned 16 in 1980. Not exactly a chick magnet, but it was my first Ford and nearly 34 years later, I have only owned two non-Fords ('95 Lumina and '02 Grand Prix). Between my wife and I, we currently own 6 Fords ranging from 1918 to 2013.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Z , Candlewood Lake, CT on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 08:25 am:

My first Ford is my 1986 Mustang GT 5.0, five speed stick. I ordered the car from the factory almost 28 years ago. It now has a little over 8,700 miles on it. Hemmings Classic Car magazine did a feature article on it in the June 2013 issue.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 09:24 am:

'64 Falcon, rust in color, 6 banger, 3speed on the tree, No A/C and the heater didn't work either, Bench seat but it had a great radio Loved that car because it was something I paid for Paid $100.00 made repairs sold 2 years later for $150 man that was a great car!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Patrick on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 09:38 am:

The first family Ford we owned in my lifetime, that I can remember is a brand new 1957 two toned, brown and tan, Ford Fairlane. The second one was a brand new 1966 dark green Ford Galaxy 500.

My first Ford was my 1926 Coupe I purchased at the age of 16 in 1970, for $600.00. It was complete, with extra parts, but in terrible condition. I restored it over the next 2 years and still have it. Jim Patrick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Hoops - Burton,Texas on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 09:41 am:

My first car was a 1937 Ford Fordor humpback. I paid $175 for it in 1950 as there was a long waiting period for new cars then. The car was in real good shape but it needed brakes and my folks wouldn't let me drive it until I fixed them. I replaced the brake linings in the driveway and passed my drivers test in it on my 16th birthday. This was one of the newer cars in my high school class and one of the fastest.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Goelz-Knoxville,TN on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 09:48 am:

My first car was a 1931 Briggs Fordor, paid $35.00 drove it for four years and sold it for $35.00.

Rick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill in Adelaida Calif on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 09:56 am:

My first ford was a 42 Ford jeep in 1966 followed by a 46 Ford pickup in 1967. My first OLD Ford was a 1929 A Coupe nightmare followed by a 1928 A Special Coupe in 1973 that I still own. My 14 showed up in 2007.
Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Killecut on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:17 am:

My first Ford product was a 1953 Mercury 2door hardtop. Mercs were my favorite of all Ford products at the time. A 53 and a 2door hardtop at that was about as good as it could get. The block was cracked. I had to rebuild the spare engine that came with it. I used in Isky cam, Edelbrock heads, Mallory ignition, a lightened flywheel, and of course a Hurst floor shift for the overdrive transmission.
There were six of us at the time that had these Mercs. One was a 52, the rest were 53's, all 2 door hardtop's. The 52 had a 51 Ford V-8 in it. The guy had gotten it out of the station wagon that had been hit by a train. He went to change the oil in it, it hadn't been done in so long, he had to chisel out the oil filter. He wanted to race me. I told him he had to be kidding. Well he, as the saying goes blew my doors in. I was shocked, but not as shocked as one of the other guys that put 283 Chevy in his Merc, when he blew him away also. Why was this car so fast? No one could ever figure it out. Later on the guy with the 52, he bought a 60 T-Bird convertible with the 430 option (Lincoln engine). My Merc quit on me in downtown Syracuse. This guy came down with his T-Bird and a chain to tow me home. At a stoplight a kid with a hopped up 62 Chevy pulled up alongside of him and wanted to race. This guy would never turn down a race no matter what, so he raced him with me on the chain. Not only did he beat the Chevy, he also pulled me by the Chevy on the short chain, me holding on for dear life. I guess when you race a guy and he beats you towing another car, pulls that car by you also, you know you have been beaten.
This Merc is the only Ford product I've ever owned that I had problems with. Part of the reason was the beating it took from a few kids that had it before I did. It also had rust in the gas tank from sitting. The final problem I had with it was the ring gear working off the flywheel, and scrubbing on the inspection pan, which made a high pitched squeal. This happened in the middle of winter, I had no place to work on it, and no place to store it. I stripped off everything that was any good on it, and junked what was left. The ghost of this car was resurrected when I used all these parts building my present 53 convertible.
I always wanted another 53 Hardtop I would only settle for a good one this time. 2003 I finally found what I had been looking years for. I found one that had come from Nevada, with only 48,000 miles on it. This car is stick with overdrive, excellent original interior, and the most important, no rust ever. I repainted it from the windows down, re-chromed it, new tires, factory dual exhaust, and it was ready to go. I have put 15,000 trouble-free miles on it so far. These Mercs are great-looking and driving cars


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:20 am:

The first car I ever had was mostly a Ford, a '30 Model A Coupe full-fendered hot rod which I built from parts when I was 18. I put a (Ford family) 430 Lincoln V-8 in it, with a Packard overdrive tranny and an Olds rear end. I had a lot of fun in that car while attending the University. My next Ford was a '27 Model T Touring Car that I bought in 1971 for $500. It had been assembled from pieces by someone else, and it wasn't that good of a job. I tore it down and began restoring it as a RPU (with a real Roadster body), then had to sell it when I moved. My next T was a '15 Touring which I bought 30 years later and had known about since I had the first one. When it came up for sale, I went to the bank and borrowed the money to buy it. I HAD to have it. I've been pretty much knee-deep in Model T's since then. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Val Soupios on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:27 am:

My first Ford was a '24 Coupe purchased from the original owner in 1962. The original owner drove it until 1943 when gas became scarce then put it in the barn and forgot about it until i found it while working at her house converting her furnace from coal to gas. Wish I still had it but already had 2 cars and no room. For what it's worth, after sleeping in her barn nearly 20 years I drained the oil, flushed the crankcase with kerosene put in 4 quarts of bottle oil and it started on the second pull with a fresh battery and full tank of gas.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:47 am:

'62 Falcon Futura. Not new.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:52 am:

1928 Model A coupe with reddish brown steering wheel. Unfortunately, it had a rivet out at the bottom of the radiator into which hole I wedged a stick. I drove it from Montrose, Ca (near Glendale) to Blairsden (near Truckee) and back. I had 5 gallons of water and 5 gallons of oil which I got form the gas station when they drained out oil for oil changes. I had to stop every 50 miles or so to let it cool off. If I didn't cool it off soon enough the engine would seize. On the way back, I had to buy some more oil. The water in the radiator was full of oil and the crankcase oil was foamy with water.

When I got home, I drove down to the junk yard and bought another engine and hauled it home on the running board. I installed that engine and unfortunately, the same radiator. I had the car for a little over a year and sold it.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:03 am:



1930 Model A Ford, 1962. I am on the left in the 2nd photo. Mr. Shull from down the street is timing it for me. It was my dream car til I got a T a few years later. Taken from my Fathers 16mm movies.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:08 am:

My dad always hated working on or spending money on cars and one day he told me why:

Dad's first car was an early post-WWII Ford (I don't know the exact year). It had a bent grille when he bought it, so he saved up his grocery bagging money and bought a new grille for it and had it installed at the dealership. On the way home, a chicken flew up in front of his car and smashed his brand new grille! From then on he hated working on or spending money on cars!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chuck Hoffman - Gold Country of Calif. on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:11 am:

My first Ford, ressurected from the grave in 1958.
ford


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:24 am:

My first was a dark blue 1949 Ford Business Coupe. Think I replaced the motor mounts twice. My second car was a 1952 Ford convertible. It was a rose color that I had to repaint a metallic blue as the Lansing cops got to know it to well. My wife's first car was a pink and black 1955 Ford Victoria. (High school in the fifties.) She went on so much about the car I got her this one.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roy Mathis, Van Buren, AR on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:40 am:

1951 2 door Business Coupe my Grandmother gave me when she had to quit driving in 1961. I was very fortunate in that my Dad owned his own paint and body shop. He shaved the hood, put in a 1954 Pontiac grille, new seat covers, painted inside and out with metallic candy apple red, full chrome hub caps, and oversize white wall tires. It was really sharp, do you agree Mike Walker?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John L Williams on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:47 am:

My first car memories were the stories my Dad told of cars on the farm in Iowa - so of course I always wanted a Model T!! I found one from one of my 4th grade classmates in 1954 - that one turned out to be a '28 Dodge that we bought for $22.50 (he was asking $25)- I still have it! So I had to a wait till I was 10 in 1955 to buy my first T! That one cost $20 and was a '26 chassis that we drove all over the farm for years!! I still have it as well and should put it under a body to use again!! John - Still on the farm in Iowa!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:52 am:

My first car was a '52 Mercury, that was in '56 for $625.00


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave DeYoung ......... Stoughton, WI on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:53 am:

The first Ford I drove was the the family PU. A 52 Ford F-1 with the 226 and 3 on the tree. Unfortunately it met its demise when I lost control in the snow and tried to knock down a 25" oak tree. Tree 1, me in big trouble.

The next was a Ford powered (170 6 cyl) 48 Willys PU. It was the first vehicle I ever owned. It was a terrible conversion, but what did I know at 17. One thing I can say is, that engine was one tough thing to kill.

Next came a 68 F-250 with a hoist operated PU box that I bought just to haul firewood out of the woods. It served its purpose and the only thing left of that is the pto pump and the Schwartz hoist.

1997 was the beginning of the T era in our house. Until this time I was privileged enough to be able to play and learn with my uncle's T's. First came the 26 Tudor and then the 26 Roadster in 2004. These can be seen in my profile pics. Since then, I have putt untold miles on both and lovin' every minute of it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:59 am:

Hey, Roy -- Yes, that was definitely a sharp car. Not many high school kids had their own car back then. (At least not in Hominy, OK.) :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jem Bowkett on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12:05 pm:

Also my first car: 1938 Model 81A Deluxe Club Cabriolet RHD, bought for 150 in 1967. The previous owner must have bought shares in Bondo! I eventually sold it to a keen Ford restorer who emigrated to the States, and took it with him in part finished condition.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12:11 pm:

My first Ford was a 1960 Ford Starliner I bought for $50 in 1970.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John McGinnis in San Jose area, CA. on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12:19 pm:

My first Ford, and my first car, was a 1914 Runabout that I got in 1951 when I was 14. Restored it and started driving it when I turned 16.
14 T
restored


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12:22 pm:

I had a pile of parts that eventually became a 1918 (sold but bought the pan back later and is in my car)running chassis.
My first real T was an 1918 or 1919 TT (Sold but it would be nice to have it back). Except for those and a Model A basket case (sold) and my 21 Huckster the only other Ford I have had was my 67 Cortina (sold) that was re-engined with a 1600 Pinto engine. My cars don't seem to multiply, they go away.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12:48 pm:

first car = first Ford

1941 opera Coupe
After about 2 months I upgraded the motor to a 49 Merc with 3 carbs

Traded it for a 1953 Pontiac and some $$ V8 with 3 carbs.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Mullis on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 01:03 pm:

My first Ford was a 1972 Mavrick 2 door 302 auto
when I was 16.

The first Ford that I ever WANTED?????
A Model T of course....I was 10 at the time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Horlick in Penn Valley, CA on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 02:07 pm:

My first Ford was my '13. I bought a bunch of parts and built up a "Mountain Wagon". It was the first ford anyone in my family ever purchased. We had boycotted all Ford products, until I bought those parts around 1998, due to the anti-semitic rants in the Dearborn Independent back in the early 20's.



TH


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 02:29 pm:

1980 Mercury Capri, bought in 1984, long gone...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 02:54 pm:

1968 Torino GT, mine is long gone but here is a picture of one just like it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 03:08 pm:

John McGinnis,

Where was that second picture taken? It looks very familiar to me but I can't quite put my finger on it. Surely west San Jose or Willow Glen someplace.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John McGinnis in San Jose area, CA. on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 04:01 pm:

Henry,
Your answer by email.
John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Spencer Vibert on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 05:07 pm:

My first car was my 1926 model t roadster which my grandpa gave me a 1 1/2 ago Its still under restoration


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Prince Madras, Oregon on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 05:08 pm:

My first Ford was/is a 1928 Model A pick up, I got it when I was 16 (42 years ago) 2 more payments and it's mine! I drive it all of the time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Sullivan, Powell WY on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 05:37 pm:

First Ford was my parents, 1962 Galaxie 500. MY first Ford was a 1968 Ford Falcon Sport Coupe, which if you know anything about Falcons is an ironic name. The first Ford in which I asked my first wife to marry me was in that Falcon, while paused at a stop light. Despite this, she said yes and I remain happily married to my first wife to this day. I have owned at least a half dozen Falcons since. My first inherited Ford was a 1965 F100 Custom Cab, V8. Bought when almost new by my Grandfather. My first wreck, also conducted in a Ford, was in this truck when I was a teenager. I own and still drive this truck including small dent.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wilson, Saint John NB, Canada on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 05:54 pm:

First car was a 1934 Ford Tudor with a Dodge trunk welded on the back. My Dad bought it for $100 for my 17th birthday in 1956. I drove it for a few months, painted it and sold it for $175. It smoked on hills, jumped out of second gear and had lousy brakes but I loved it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Kriegel Mishawaka Indiana on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 05:59 pm:

Nice 1952 with great bench seats great for the drive in movies with my dates ! Bought it in 1965 for 35 dollars as it had a bent front fender It was soon repaired and painted in my Dad's garage. First of many cars i have worked on


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kep on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 06:56 pm:

The same one i have now.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren W. Mortensen on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 07:12 pm:

I came home from the hospital in a '38 Fordor which my dad traded in a few weeks later for a new '53 Customline. My first real memory of riding in a vehicle is when I was about 2 years old (my parents were amazed at how far back my memory went). I'd stand on the seat of our '51 F-5 truck between my Uncle Harry (who usually drove) and my Dad. I'd try to imitate the gearbox whine from the spur gear tranny (and all my Tonka Trucks had the same gearbox too <grin>).

At the age of 7 or so, I fell in love with the Model T. One of my Mom's cousins had married a fellow who owned a '14 touring and Bob Knowles Ford down on Broadway in Nordeast Mpls. had two or three that they'd taken as trade-ins. Dad would take his Customline in for a lube & oil change and would set us in the cars and tell us what the controls were for and what the T was like to drive.

My first Ford was my Dad's used '69 Country Sedan wagon with a 390 V8. The best time I had was driving that old F-5 when Harry taught me how. Used it a few times to retrieve a load of T parts in the late '70s/early '80s. Still have the truck but I'm stripping it for spare parts the my '52 F-6.

I was really disappointed when Dad refused to buy one of those Ts from Bob Knowles Ford for $200.00. Dad was sort of funny about Model Ts. He'd talk your ear off about them but only rode in ours once or twice and wouldn't get behind the wheel except for a photo. I figured he'd liked them when he was growing up but was just as happy to have gotten away from them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Van on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 07:20 pm:

I still have my first Ford. It's in the garage next to the T as I type. When I turned 16 my parents got me 1971 Ford Pinto Runabout with the big 2000CC engine. I am only the second owner on the car. Hard to believe what it and I have been through in the ensuing 16 years. Here I am with my pinto in the Fall of 2000, just before senior high school prom.

I have the original hub caps but only put them on for car shows, even back then. I didn't want to have to try and find a replacement if I ever lost one while driving.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDaniel(Indiana Trucks)Star City In on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 07:31 pm:

First Ford was/is my 1968 Mustang fastback bought new by my parents in 1968 with me in the back seat. I will never sell that car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 07:38 pm:

I was born in 1947. My parents didn't have a car of their own until they bought our new 1951 Ford. However, they often used my dad's fathers '39 Ford Deluxe. My first memories of riding in a car are in that '39. I'd stand in the middle of the front seat, my mother (a redhead) would drive like h*ll and throw her arm in front of me when she'd hit the brakes.

On the other side of the family, my mom's dad had the TT that I now have. He acquired it in 1946, so in a manner of speaking I've had that TT since a year before I was born. It is the first vehicle I ever drove (at age 10 or so).

When I was 15 1/2 years old and got my permit to learn to drive (ha ha) my dad had a 1960 Ford F-100. It had a 223 c.i. in line 6, a 3 speed transmission (column shift), and was the most gutless thing ever made. At that time we also had a 1957 Ford Country Sedan (station wagon). I drove both, but can't remember which was the first I drove on the road legally.

The first Ford I owned myself was a 1968 F-250 in the early '70's. It had a 390 c.i. V8 with a granny low 4 speed, AM radio, heater, and roll down windows. It would pass anything but a gas station.

I guess the bottom line is that I've had several "first Fords".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William Harper - Keene, NH on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 08:36 pm:

My first Ford was also the first car that I ever bought; my 1924 TT. It was a rusty, sorry looking chassis which I got in 1972 at the age of 18. I paid a whopping $25.00 for it and built a depot hack body for it. I still have it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rodrigo Nunes Ricardo on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:17 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Missett Wyoming, PA (NE) on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:59 pm:

My first car ever a 1955 Ford Customline 2dr
purchased in 1962 for $125. I would have a hard time passing up an opportunity to get another one if the numbers ($) would work.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:31 am:

1st car, age 13 (1969), 1926 T Coupe, no interior, barely running, $125.

2nd car, age 14 (1970), 1926 T touring, $300.

3rd car, age 17 (1973), 69 Camaro 350 SS high compression heads, hooker headers, torsion bars, N 50 rear tires, Anson Sprint Mags, posi traction, no more Ts........

When I got my license back in 1976, age 20, Chevy Vega, no more speeding tickets since. No more old cars or muscle cars until about seven years ago. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerome Hoffman, Hays KS on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:49 am:

At 13 after bugging my farther he relented and let me drive the 24' touring, at 15 purchased parts from a Model A guy, and a year and a half later bought my parents 1965 Ford 2-door Custom. It was my Grandmothers car. As a Senor I wrecked the 65, still have a thing for T's. In 1991 after the Nat'l tour in Kansas my parents left the 24 with me.
On my first day retired two weeks ago I took it to donuts and coffee that first day.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Halpin on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 06:50 am:

1937 Ford Coupe.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 08:38 am:

Jerome, what do ya mean"retired"? How can a 35 year old guy be "retired"?

Congrats, enjoy.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 09:02 am:

Rob...well you sure didn't have to worry about speeding tickets in a Vega!! I remember the one my wife and I had when we were first married and when it DID start, it couldn't pull itself out of a wet paper bag! But it was fun, we were young, dumb and dirt poor. Nothing mattered. First Ford then was a '74 F100...gas guzzler, Japanese steel. Rust bucket after only three years. On my fifth Ford truck now. It's 17 y.o. and not a speck of rust. I keep the salt off it religiously, and that helps.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 10:17 am:

All my Fords have been Model T's.

23 Runabout bought when I was 17, sold last year.
25 Touring, Santa brought us last Christmas.
26 TT, bought last winter.
Also own a '47 Ford 2N tractor and a V8-60 Midget Racer project.

The rest of my fleet has always been all GM except the Mazda Miata race car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Barker, Somerset, England on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 10:24 am:

'26 T Coupe. 2002.

and I've owned the Alpine since 1973


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 10:24 am:

1955, 1926 Model T Coupe. Here it is in 1958,after being "restored" by my 15 year old sister and I.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:17 am:

Nice headlight alignment, Stan...

: ^ )


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach & Big Bear on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:18 pm:

A Washington blue 1939 Ford two door Sedan for $300 in 1950.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Harold - Noblesville, IN on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 08:33 pm:

My first car as well as my first Ford was a 1926 Coupe purchased in 1953. It later burned in an arson fire and was replaced with a 1927 Tudor which I still have today.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harris, Huntington Beach California on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 08:42 pm:

My first Ford was a 1928 Model AR 5 Window Coupe in pieces... never got it together. It was about 1985. The first running one was a 1929 Model A Tudor in about 1988 :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann, Blistrup, Denmark on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 10:06 pm:


1937 Ford Junior de Luxe Cabrio-Limousine - assembled in Denmark but is indeed a Ford Eifel Cabrio-limousine. The UK Model C and CX was marketed in Scandinavia as Ford Junior de Luxe as was the German deriviate Ford Eifel. As the two lines diverted in 1939, the German Ford's where marketed in Denmark as Ford Eifel as the UK line was still Ford Junior.
I got it in 1970 in the age of 16 and I still have it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 10:30 pm:

keith beat me to it, but jeez stan! i hope your carburators are not crooked like that!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:18 pm:

That's the first Cock-Eyed T I have ever seen. I guess it would be good on turning corners. ...
Nice restoring job by You and your 15 Yr old sister!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Eaton on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 12:44 am:

My first Ford is a !950 Ford Prefect ( British) bought in 1966 for $75.00. Received the car, one other and 2 truck loads of parts. Still drive the car on occasion.IMG_0001.JPG

Happy New Year Everyone!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 01:01 am:

1930 Model A Sport Coupe, slid down the fenders when I was 4 year old (the owner died when I was a year old). Started working on it in 8th grade, and drove it to my High School Graduation. Still have it--I've owned it longer than the original owner! It has now been restored longer than it wasn't!
Not many 2 owner A's around nowadays!
First T is my '16 Touring, still awaiting completion. . . .
Here's Ma Green in summer of 1971 with the Riordan girls posing (old family friends). This is how she looked when I drover her to my HS Graduation.

Ma Green 1971

David Dewey


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Katy, Texas on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 01:33 am:

Well, if you don't count my Grandfather's 27 coupe, and a 23 touring made into a depot hack using a Syverson body, my first new Ford was the first car that I bought in 1970 after starting my first job out of college as a school teacher; a 70 Ford Torino GT fastback, Vermillion Red with black knitted vinyl seats that I special ordered through my local dealer. GT's came with bucket seats and a console but I didn't want the ladies that I dated, to have an excuse to sit that far away, so I special ordered it with a front bench seat and no console. I'm willing to bet that there weren't very many GT's built that way. It also had a 429 Cobra Jet, C-6 trans, 3.50 locking axle, and functional 'shaker' hood scoop. Man, I would trade my 26 Fordor if I could have that car back today!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 09:44 pm:

To continue this thread here is the link to the 1914 page.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/412066.html?1388593319hanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Saitta on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 09:59 pm:

A 1958 English Ford Anglea. It was getting 50 miles to a quart of oil when I traded it on a 1965 VW Bug. It was a piece of s----


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Webb on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 11:05 pm:

1921 Roadster Pickup..... dad bought in 1956 and restored and we still have it and drive it today. Caused me to own over 35 Model T's over the years but still return to the original...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Borland. Bathurst. NSW. Australia. on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 11:25 pm:

G'day,
Mine was a '59 Star Customline. It was Pink!!

Peter


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred McDonald on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 11:45 pm:

I bought my first Ford in 1956. It was a 1951 2 door that was painted light blue. I put fender skirts on it and rebuilt the little flathead V-8 to run with the Chevys of the day and I might add very well. That little flathead could run with the best of them except when the 57s came out with their high performance motors, it ran out of steam in the quarter mile. My first experience with a Ford was my Grandpa's 1913 Model T touring car. I have enclose a picture taken in 1917 with my Grandparents going to church. The baby is my Mother who is now 96 years old. She has riden in both my 21 Speedster and recently my 1926 Model T firetruck. Lot's of good memories.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Fischer on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 01:32 pm:

Like Dan Killecut, a '53 Mercury 2 door hardtop. Had that car from 1957 through 1962. Great car and great memories, including the first date with the girl who is now my wife of 49 years.

Old memories die hard, so in 1988 I found another Merc of the same year and body style for restoration.

Below are pictures of Merc I and Merc II.

Dick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Skip Anderson on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 10:32 pm:

My first was a '26 T 2-dr for $150.00 in 1963. Can't even buy a set of wire hubs for that price. Oh well it was the start of a long and never ending journey. Maybe it is time to downsize.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Eddie on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 12:08 am:

1960 Ford Frontenac, (Canadian Falcon) as my first car with a 144 cu in six,it had to be the most gutless car ever made,...but still as a kid at 16 years old I managed to get into my share of trouble


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 05:43 pm:

1928 Model A doodlebug that I got when I was 10 years old. Still have it - 36 years later.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dare - Just a little South West . on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 05:56 pm:

Hmmm, a 1965 MK1 Cortina two door Rally Car, very little Ford Cortina parts were on it, it had a great 1.6ltr Lotus block and close ratio 4 speed trans, absolutely no Ford Suspension, all Leyland P76 or XU1 Torana (GM ).
Had to cut the roof off like a soup can after one event to remove the roll cage .... Hmm sad.

Then nothing Ford until my first T in 2005, a long time between, 1982 - 2005....
I don't even have a pic of that little tinny... BUT boy was it fast, fun and well that's a long time ago now..
No or little exhaust sound, but a very loud WEBBER set of induction noise from the front, you knew l was coming.

David.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dare - Just a little South West . on Friday, January 03, 2014 - 09:56 pm:

Hmmm, a 1965 MK1 Cortina two door Rally Car, very little Ford Cortina parts were on it, it had a great 1.6ltr Lotus block and close ratio 4 speed trans, absolutely no Ford Suspension, all Leyland P76 or XU1 Torana (GM ).
Had to cut the roof off like a soup can after one event to remove the roll cage .... Hmm sad.

Then nothing Ford until my first T in 2005, a long time between, 1982 - 2005....
I don't even have a pic of that little tinny... BUT boy was it fast, fun and well that's a long time ago now..
No or little exhaust sound, but a very loud WEBBER set of induction noise from the front, you knew l was coming.

David.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roar Sand on Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 07:28 pm:

Chris Barker,
This is OT, but when Chrysler bought Rootes, we tried to get rid of the Ford V-8 in the Tiger, but we just could not make the Mopar 273 c.i.d. fit, due to the distributor location at the rear of the block.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dena & Dennis Gorder on Monday, January 06, 2014 - 10:52 am:

My first Ford was a 1967 Mustang fastback bought in 1969. Then children came along and the car had to go. Now we have some Ts, a 1928 Model A, a 1965 Mustang and our newest T, a 1958 Tbird. The first Ford I remember is my dad's 1949 Ford Coupe. Then he bought a 1956 Ford Victoria. In 1963 he drove it to the junk yard and got $25.00 for it. I wanted that '56 soooo bad, but back then very few families had two cars or a 2 car garage.


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