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  1. PorscheFever

    PorscheFever Rookie

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    What was your first performance car that you started out with? This would be good to know so I'm not alone. I'm sure a lot of you had made upgrades throughout the years. For right now all I could afford is an 87 to 93 Ford Mustang. Eventually upgrade and get a Porsche 911. A Ferrari 360 Modena would be nice as well.
     
  2. Jeff328

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    I got a 1969 Corvette when I was 19 years old in 1982. I paid $6800 for it. Had it for 3 years, got married, and sold it. Long dry spell until I got a '67 Pontiac GTO in 2005, an '88 Ferrari 328 in 2006, and this year I got an '07 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. I still have those 3 cars. But now I'm an old fart.
     
  3. ForzaV12

    ForzaV12 Formula 3

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    1969 Road Runner. Still have it.
     
  4. Face76

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    1978 Trans Am T/A 6.6
     
  5. sburke

    sburke Formula 3

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    First car.

    Mid 2000s

    81 turbo trans am pace car.
     
  6. My first car was a 1995 BMW 325i. Second car was a 2005 Lotus Elise. Worked hard and paid for myself. I feel I started off on a good path...
     
  7. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    1976 Datsun 280Z. Bought it in 1985 and modified it quite a bit.
     
  8. absent

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    Back in 1978, a FIAT 124 ABARTH.
    Ex works MC Rally car, with around 200 HP and barely 2000LBS was more that I could handle.
     
  9. Brewersprts

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    My first car was an 86 Trans Am. V8, auto. Back then I thought it was a fast car.
     
  10. NürScud

    NürScud F1 Veteran

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    A 1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo which i still have it and i will continue to have until the end.

    My first and forever love.

    :)
     
  11. gumbajv

    gumbajv Karting

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    '57 Chev 2 dool BelAir w/327 Corvette in high school. Modified V.W. & Porsches since then.
     
  12. climb

    climb F1 Rookie

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    First sports car was a 1986 300zx turbo. I put a 5 speed and turbo booster in her. Still runs great but unfortunately the door handles are broken. I have to jump in Batman style. I still LOVE this car. Had 18 years now.
     
  13. boxerman

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    First was a 1980 z28, folled by a toyota supra 84 and then a 91 vette. To be honest while they were fun, none of them were true performace cars we we know the term today.

    Well the vette was aero stable and once modified to produce real power went well, but even then felt like a loose collection of parts going in the same direction.

    On a budget a flying miata seems near impossible to beat, proper steering proper brakes and lots of go. Any subie wrx is a good bet too.

    l
     
  14. kdf398

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    Mine was a '63 Austin Healey Sprite. Worked through a ton of failures - clutch, starter, brakes, misc. electrics -during my ownership and it left me stranded a few times, but overall it was great fun. Not sure I would feel the same today though.
     
  15. zudnic

    zudnic Formula 3

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    First car was a Miata. At 15 I borrowed and crashed my Dad's 928. No damage to the car, just went flying through a farm field. Got grounded and couldn't get my license until 17. Guess my Dad wasn't too mad, he bought the Miata before it officially came out. I ended buying a 85 Vette and then sold the Miata. The Vette turned me off American cars forever! 92 bought a 88 928S4.
     
  16. JOEA2

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    A 1968 GTO in Vedoro Green with a Black Vinyl Top.

    Joe
     
  17. Scotty

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    My first car (for 12 years) was a Ford Pinto. Makes me appreciate everything I drive now, even rental cars. First car after that was a 1985 Ford Mustang GT. (Although I have to admit the Pinto was heavily modified, and during the smog strangled late 70's it would run with quite a number of more highly regarded vehicles.)
     
  18. dm_n_stuff

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  19. bbpathfinder

    bbpathfinder Karting

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    1984 RX-7. Redline-7500. TQ-no. A/C-sort of....Was loads of fun back then.
     
  20. mclaudio

    mclaudio Formula 3

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    72 911 for $7000 in 1990s after paying off student loans early.
     
  21. bobzdar

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    +1, 400/4spd hard top, black on tan (later changed to black on black). Restored it, sold it to a buddy and it was then stolen, recovered, and now sits in pieces. Wish I had kept it.
     
  22. boxerman

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    Loved the 84 and 85 Gt they were the first affordable fast american cars after a long drought
     
  23. TheMayor

    TheMayor Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    246 Dino GT :) Hey in 1978 190 HP was still "high performance". :)

    My Alfa daily driver only had 110.
     
  24. leead1

    leead1 F1 Rookie

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    I do not remember the year most likely late 1960s

    Turned into a great hobby

    Best

    Lee
     
  25. 308steve

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    68 corvette convertible 327 -350 4speed. Just the thing I needed in High School!
     

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