My first "car" was a 1950 Chevy ex-"Jewel Tea" company panel vehicle
I bought it for cash $300 USD in late 1959 with 280,000 miles plus on it.
6 cyl and a 4 speed standard. Twin 20 gallon fuel tanks, one on each side.
The color was what is called UPS Brown now.
I had a friend repaint it Dark Blue. Tho' after two years the brown started to show through.
I was 15 by the time I got it running well and could pay for insurance.
And yes, back then 14 year olds living on farms were licensed to drive for farm work in many USA states, and we abused the privileges often.
It was a real "hauler". Four teens seated across the bench seat, and six down each side of the cargo area, on four sets of older Chevy Sedan rear seats that I installed, for a total of 16 teens running amok.... Once I had 20 aboard and got a ticket for it too! (Cost me $5 USD for each of the four not sitting in a seat but on the floor down the middle of the Pannel Truck. There were no seat belts or any required back then either. The only windows were what you see showing in the cab area. There was only one mirror on the drivers side door.
That fine truck died a nasty death in a barn fire in early 1964. I think she committed "vehiclecide", as she didn't want to or couldn't haul the "band" anymore. She had more than 560,000 miles on the same engine and tranny with only minor repairs to either. She gave an honest 12 mpg back then on 87 octane, tho' she would only run at 74 mph top speed and a bit down hill. Ha ha. And I don't think she ever had a matched pair of tires either as long as I owned her.
I've owned Corvettes, Jag's and other "large" cars since then that weren't as much fun. But that's a whole other story.
Anyone here ever owned a Saleen Mustang?
The only easy day was yesterday.
...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)