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This week We were looking back at some old EBC Brake photos and brochures from 'days gone by' which then got us talking about the first vehicles we all owned (some of these can be seen in our new 'Taking a Break' YouTube series Taking a Brake with the EBC Team | Episode 1: Group CEO, James Hallett - YouTube

So, the question We have is what was the first vehicle you owned and what was so special or, not so special about it?
Was there anything 'quirky' about it? Did it have a name? Did you do any special upgrades to it?

We would love to see photos of your first vehicle and will be sending some free EBC goodies (Cap, Mug, Pen, Lanyard, you know the sort of things!) to a randomly selected forum user.

Get searching for those old photos in those attics/lofts/garages/under parent's beds or just on your phone or computer if you are from the younger generation.

We can't wait to see what you all used to drive, and I am sure occasionally push!

My first car was a Renault GT Turbo Raider with the colour coded wheels. No real modifications to be done so kept it standard, which in those days was more than enough. I wish I still had it as it would have made me a small fortune......
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My first car (in 1975) was 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Holiday coupe. It was my aunts car and was hit more times than Joe Lewis. Flash forward to 2009 I found one for my sons first car as a father and son project. Did not go as planned and I wound up with it as a toy. At the time of this grand experiment I also had a 1963 Plymouth Fury and only enough garage space for 1 toy because my wife was not going to let me evict her 2006 Mustang GT. So I put them both up for sale and the Plymouth sold. I then spent the next 11 years toying with the Cutlass.
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In 1990 mine was a1977 Plymouth Volare, when I told girls about it I left off the Plymouth and tried to make it sound like Ferrari!
 

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My first car (in 1975) was 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Holiday coupe. It was my aunts car and was hit more times than Joe Lewis. Flash forward to 2009 I found one for my sons first car as a father and son project. Did not go as planned and I wound up with it as a toy. At the time of this grand experiment I also had a 1963 Plymouth Fury and only enough garage space for 1 toy because my wife was not going to let me evict her 2006 Mustang GT. So I put them both up for sale and the Plymouth sold. I then spent the next 11 years toying with the Cutlass.
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My first car (in 1975) was 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Holiday coupe. It was my aunts car and was hit more times than Joe Lewis. Flash forward to 2009 I found one for my sons first car as a father and son project. Did not go as planned and I wound up with it as a toy. At the time of this grand experiment I also had a 1963 Plymouth Fury and only enough garage space for 1 toy because my wife was not going to let me evict her 2006 Mustang GT. So I put them both up for sale and the Plymouth sold. I then spent the next 11 years toying with the Cutlass.
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1970 Ford Econoline.
I wish mine looked as good as this.lol
Bought it in 82 from someone's back yard. He was using it as a shed for his firewood.
Stick shift. 3 in the tree.
When I'd drive it through really deep puddles, it would stall. I didn't have to get out and get wet to get it running again.
Took the engine cover off between the two front seats, wiped out the distributor and drove off.
I was living in North East PA. then. I drove it to concerts in NY and NJ.
Took it to Time Square for 82/83 New Years.
Drove it most of the way back to PA in heavy rains and no wipers. Linkage came apart. It's tough to find parts after midnight so I kept driving. I had about 7 friends with me on that trip.
They asked me later how the hell did I drive under those conditions. I said I just kept it between the lines. 😁
 

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1970 Ford Econoline.
I wish mine looked as good as this.lol
Bought it in 82 from someone's back yard. He was using it as a shed for his firewood.
Stick shift. 3 in the tree.
When I'd drive it through really deep puddles, it would stall. I didn't have to get out and get wet to get it running again.
Took the engine cover off between the two front seats, wiped out the distributor and drove off.
I was living in North East PA. then. I drove it to concerts in NY and NJ.
Took it to Time Square for 82/83 New Years.
Drove it most of the way back to PA in heavy rains and no wipers. Linkage came apart. It's tough to find parts after midnight so I kept driving. I had about 7 friends with me on that trip.
They asked me later how the hell did I drive under those conditions. I said I just kept it between the lines. 😁
Great story, thanks for sharing
 
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