My 1963 Falcon Futura. Finally seeing the sunlight after years under a tarp. Fifty years old and still gorgeous. A few scratches, a little pitting, but looks just like she did when I covered her up almost fifteen years ago. Nice to get her out and take a drive on an abnormally sunny and warm Saturday in April. Times have been tough, but for a moment it felt really good to be me. Would love to see my nephew have it one day.
1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible 170 ci (101 hp). Why include a stubby, poorly built, underpowered little Ford in the list? Because I have one (identical to the one in the pic). It may have less horsepower than my last motorcycle, but I love it. Why did I buy such a dainty thing? I got tired of looking for a Galaxie 500. Patience was not a virtue I embraced in my youth.
1968 Chev Nova SS 396 (375 hp). I'm from Mountlake Terrace, WA. GTO's, Camaros, Cudas - way too high end for my school. Kids had to be content with Dusters, '66 Mustangs, and Novas. The Nova was kind of a poor man's Chevelle back then. You saw lots of them, but very few SS or 396 models. Crude, but cool.
1969 Mustang Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet (Rated at 335 hp, true output approaching 410 hp). My high school dream car. Back then, I couldn't afford a CJ model (5 or 6 grand), but was happy enough looking for a model with the 351 (could easily find for 3 grand). Just look what they go for now. Better investment than Apple.