Sometimes a charm, sometimes a disaster, it is always remembered. What was yours?
My own first car was a ‘61 NSU Prinz with direct fire ignition and a synchronized first gear. I bought it when I was 14 without my parents knowing and without understanding the concept of registration and insurance. It drove beautifully but I sold it back to the dealer I got it from only 5 days later as I was never going to be able to get a plate for it. My next car, at 15, was a ‘59 Edsel Ranger missing a radiator. It was cheap and interesting but it occurred to me that It would be expensive and time consuming to fix it. My sister sold it to her friends brother for $20 who got it tossed behind their house. Their neighbour called the City and it got towed away less than a week later. Not the best investment for either of us.
My first driveable car was a ‘64 Renault R4. The first car with a closed cooling recovery system… I was 16 and in high school automotives. It went through many changes over time, but that’s a different story.