So let's document my cars, from the beginning to now.
My first car was a 1963 Plymouth Belvedere. Researching the car, I was surprised to discover that it's a MOPAR hero. Mine was pretty pedestrian. Three on the column, steep gears.
I bought it from my high school phys ed teacher, Claire Foley for $25.00 in 1974. She had recently driven it from Nebraska to Cape Cod MA. It needed a new wheel bearing, otherwise it was fine.
It passed inspection after the wheel bearing was replaced at the local garage (Procopio's for you Cotuit folks, now defunct.). I had many adventures in Newport RI and elsewhere in this vehicle, adventures appropriate to a 16 year old with a car.
Here's a link to one that is nicer than mine was:
Next: A big honking Plymouth muscle car.