It was a yellow Chevy Caprice Classic and it carried all my friends and me to lunch everyday in high school. There was no seat belt law then so we just piled in and drove down 18th Ave. to either Taco Bell or the Nothing Fancy Deli. The car idled at 30mph so I rarely had to use the accelerator while driving in town. I drove with my foot on the brake most of the time. The ceiling hung down and hit your head and I had a make-shift gear handle. *Also, one day one of my best friens my senior year keyed his name into the hood. Not little, like the whole hood was his name. B E N. It just added character, actually. And one day, Brandon was driving it and we were on the freeway on our way home from Hanford. The horn started to honk and wouldn't stop. We drove all the way home with the horn blaring. We must have been quite a sight driving through the neighborhood to our house with that thing singing. Seriously, it was an awesome car.
Gas was $1.25 a gallon and I could fill up for just under 20 bucks.
We saw a 1970's Chevy Caprice Classic on the way to school today. I said to William, "That looks just like my first car except mine was yellow." He said, "Were you sad that was your car?" I said, "No, that car was really great, I was lucky to have a car. Why would I be sad?" He said, "'Cause that car is hideous."
We don't plan on buying the kids a car when they turn 16 but if I did, I'd buy him a 1970's Chevy Caprice Classic.
Mine was just like this only yellow. Awesome, right?
What was your first car?
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