Can you remember your very first car? Hopefully you can, when you’re a teenager it’s gotta be one of the most exciting times of your life. At least I thought so. The fact that you can just get up and go anywhere (get a slurpee from 7-11), anytime was the coolest feeling.
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My Dad got me a MG midget for my very first car. It was banana yellow and had no roof. Well the roof had deterioated and the previous owner let it sit outside for so long it had a layer of mud in it. The mud was seriously an inch thick covering the entire floor board and the carpet. Total investment, $500.
It took me a week to remove the sludge and replace the carpet with some makeshift fake carpet which I used two sided tape to keep in place. There was so much rust on the back of the car I remember just hitting it with a hammer to get the major chunks of rust off. When I went to detail it the rag turned yellow from the color of the car. Yes it was truly ghetto rigged. Here is what they look like (obviously not mine, much too nice).
I can still remember having to push that thing down the street, then run up to the driver seat and pop the clutch to get it started. I felt like Barney rubble in the Flinstones. There was a hole in the center console from massive rust damage where I could watch the road underneath me.
It didn’t bother me though. A car was a car back then. Im not sure on the exact numbers but it got about 1,000 miles to the gallon. Unfortunately I had to put a bottle of power stearing fluid and a bottle of oil in it every day so that kind of upped the daily cost of it, ha.
The final fate of that car is unknown. My dad was driving it one day when a police man pulled him over because the smoke was so bad cars couldn’t see behind him. There was no insurance on the car and the cop was ready to take my dad to jail. Luckily my brother drove by at that exact time and my Dad got off the hook. The car went to the impound, never to be seen again!
Speaking of cars, the Ferrari I recently purchase is turning out to be a real lemon. The dealership who sold it to me is now trying to sue me because I put up scottsdalesportsucks.com. When you spend 6 figures on a car with 5k miles on it and instantly have to put a ton of work and money into it you tend to get pissed. Unfortunately Arizona, where I purchased it, has really bad lemon laws for consumers.
Anyways, what was your first car! Were you spoon feed with a nice car or did you roll ghetto style!
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