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The First Car I Bought: 1965

The First Car I Bought: 1965

A 1963 Ford convertible. 3-speed manual transmission with electric overdrive, 352-cubic inch engine. The paint was metallic teal, which doesn't show up well in this Ektachrome slide I developed in my folks' kitchen sink. Did thousands of those. This was taken at Meramec State Park, near Sullivan, MO, I think. Almost as soon as I bought this car, I got drafted, so the guy I bought it from took it off my hands & sold it again. He was a prince. This was in an age where, as they say, hearts were light and cars were heavy.

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