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Question of the Day: What was your favorite car your parents had growing up?

Give us your take in the comments section

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It can conjure up nice feelings of nostalgia and the comfort of home. A lot of us remember our parent’s cars when we were growing up and there was usually one that stood out from the rest.

So dear readers, What was your favorite car your parents had growing up?

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

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.

36 COMMENTS

  1. Dad was German…a cheap German. He could afford Mercedes…but due to his cheapness……my favorite car was Dad’s VW’s (bugs) he had throughout the years. He always had new ones…or within a year old.

  2. Actually there were two my parents 64 Chevy impala and a 62 white Chevy impala super sport that was given to my dad from my grandfather. He sold that when I was seven years old but have some great memories of these cars.

  3. 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix. Heart of a GTO – 400 4V, Turbo-Hydromatic, and dual exhaust! I learned to drive in that car. One lucky kid!

  4. An English car called a Humber
    Had footstools in the back with drop down walnut shelves
    Or his ‘65 Impala blue with white convertible

  5. Ok, I select two. A 1937 Ford coupe with a late model Mercury flat-head motor that went like the wind; and 1960 Ford, the best looking Ford ever made.

  6. 1966 Impala Sport Coupe, silver Witt black interior . If would have been mine but but was totaled by a drunk driver 7 months before my 16th birthday

  7. First was a 57 black and yellow Ford Fairlane and then in 1964 I convinced dear old Dad to buy a 1964
    Ford 390 Galaxie 50 XL, black over black that i late purchased from him, a beautiful car. I can remember
    picking out the options, etc. SWEET memories

  8. 1963 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon. Rear facing 3rd seat. 260V8 Add on A/C. It gets hot in Hemet Ca.
    Still have the car.

  9. 700 Plymouth sport fury brougham 2 door hardtop formal
    Dark green metallic black vinyl top
    2 tone brown leather int
    Hi po 440 w automatic sure grip reared

  10. 1960 Buick Electra 225 convertible. White with red leather and black top. All the options including Autronic Eye. Freeway cruiser with 401 ci nailhead V8. Learned to drive in that car by always knowing where the fins were.

  11. 1968 Buick LeSabre 400 hardtop in our school color, maroon, with black interior. All four of us kids got our driver’s license with it. We had many “up north” trips to our grandparents and lots of family vacations with it. It pulled a camper, the boy scout trailer, and hauled stuff to colleges. The old man flipped the air cleaner over during the gas crisis for better gas mileage. He enjoyed more the swoosh when putting the petal to metal and cruising 70+ mph. While claiming 15 mpg!

    Got to watch with a sister the Vice Grip Garage get one back on the road. If that one would come up for sale, what a great cruiser for old memories!

  12. Everybody’s answers are so much cooler than mine. For me it was their first minivan. An ‘87 Aerostar. That thing was so far ahead of the olds omega or the Honda az600 we felt spoiled. It ushered in the modern age of family transit for us. I was 15 and we had arrived!

  13. It was my Dad’s ’56 Dodge wagon. It was charcoal, red and white with 2 doors like the Nomad as I remember. The seat fabric was black with what looked like the shape of white peanuts. If you looked at it too long you had to wipe your eyes!

  14. Mine was a 1968 Pontiac Laurentian. Dad and mom would pack it up and load us kids in and off we’d go on a summer vacation. Good time

  15. 1968 Plymouth Fury Station wagon, Avocado green, with the third row seating facing the back. Then a
    1972 Dodge Coronet station wagon custom edition my dad had the engine rebuilt, it took 3 weeks for them to do it, but we had that one for over 10 years, it ran much better. I believe it is still in use today…

  16. My favorite was a 69 Ford country squire with a big block, it was a color called new lime looked more light yellow than green had a very dark green interior, loved the hidden headlights, many trips to Maine loaded with luggage canoe on the roof parents two brothers grandma and two dogs. Even loaded it cruised with ease.

  17. Two station wagons: 1963 Ford Country Squire (Turquoise blue) and a 1967 Mercury Colony Park ( Forest Green ) with a 390 cid engine. I beat a Camaro in the 1/4 mile with this cruiser!

  18. The best car I ever owned was a 1967 Ford LTD hard top with a black leather interior. Never had a problem and clocked over 170 000 miles. Great mileage with 21mpg.

  19. 1961 Chevrolet 4-door pillarless sedan in a beautiful metallic blue color. I went in it to my senior prom, so memories live on.

  20. Dad’s Anniversary Gold ’62 Impala SS with a ’66 solid lifter 396 and 4spd with the obligatory T-handle Hurst shifter. I can’t see a ’62 Impala without childhood flashbacks. And the sound of a solid lifter Mark V bigblock makes me want to weep.

  21. We had a 1956 Pontiac Safari, hands down my favorite car that my parents had. Also, we almost bought a 1970 GTO Judge, which would have been #1 with me; in the end my parents purchased a 70 Monte Carlo, which was my second favorite.

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