Re: What was your first car, and do you miss it?
My first car (for road use... I did have paddock bashers before i was 16 lol) was a 1967 Isuzu Bellett (google it). The first car that i developed a strong attachment to though was a blue 1977 RA28 (Mustang style) Celica. I owned it for 7 years and did heaps of mechanical upgrades to it, including importing an 18RG twin cam engine for it. That was in the mid 80s when import engine swamps weren't that common. I replaced shocks and springs to drop the ride height a bit (nothing too extreme). I didn't do any body mods though, coz they were such a beatiful shape straight out of the factory and you cant mess with perfection lol. (I did remove the side bump strips tho).
At a time when all my mates had v8 Monaros and Toranas, i was the odd one out, but they were the ones with problems keeping up!
I'd love to get another one to restore, but they are getting very rare and expensive unfortunately. if anyone wants to give one away, I'll gladly take it and show it the love it deserves lol....