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Question of the Day: What did the cool kid in the neighborhood drive?

Give us your take in the comments section.


1975 Pontiac Trans Am
1975 Pontiac Trans Am

Happy Tuesday! The Question of the Day has us heading back to our younger days when we were possibly jealous of the cool kid with the cool car.

So dear readers, What did the cool kid in the neighborhood drive?

Give us your take in the comments section. Like my high school history teacher always told me, “There are no wrong answers.”

My Take? 1975 Pontiac Firebird

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


  1. It’s a toss-up. My neighbor and I had the two hottest and coolest cars in the neighborhood!

    He was a year behind me in school and had a white ’67 or ’68 Pontiac Firebird. It had a 400 cu. in. engine, but he wrecked it a short time later.

    I, on the other hand, owned a Linden green ’67 Pontiac GTO, with white and black interior and a white vinyl top. It was powered by a 400 cu. in. engine, combined with a Turbo Hydramatic 400 transmission, controlled by the infamous Hurst Dual-Gate shifter and, of course, Positraction. I owned it for 20 years, from the Fall of 1975 (my Junior year of high school), until the Fall of 1995. And yes, I still kick myself EVERY day for selling it.

  2. 68 Boss 302, with slicks and just the drivers seat, you sat on milk crate if ya wanted a ride. Drove it all year long, even in the Snow.

  3. We were all cool… just didn’t know it.
    Mike S. (aka “Hippo”) = ’69 Roadrunner 383
    Dave S. (aka “Apple Head Fred”) = ’64 IHC Scout with 212 Buick V8
    Steve (aka “Sylvester”) = ’67 Chevy Malibu Convertible 351 Cleveland
    Jack = ’64 1/2 Mustang Fastback
    Pat (aka “Stickman”) = ’67 Ford Falcon Station Wagon with built 289
    Dave K. (aka “Owl”) = ’65 Mustang Coupe
    Mike K (aka “Littleman”) ’66 GTX 426 Hemi (the fastest)
    Ralph (aka “the Old Man”) ’59 F100 with Mopar 440
    Me (aka “Pygmy hippo”) = ’72 340 Duster

  4. 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
    Euro Version

    He traded it in for a 308, I think and thought at the time he should’ve kept the Dino. But of course I didn’t have the kind of money to have either one.

    The rest of us drove our parents hand me downs.

  5. 72 TR6. British racing green, red line Michelins. Fun car for an 18 yo. 47 yrs later…..2013 Mini Cooper Roadster, still green and still the coolest kid on the block. Some things never change.

  6. He had a 1960 Chrysler 300, on blocks, as he was rebuilding it for too long, but was able to drive it before he went off to Vietnam.


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