This car was purchased for $50 and we did a restoration in our single car garage including Painting. I drove this car through High School.
This car was given to me for free. Consuming about a litre of Oil on the trip home we did a restoration including engine, body work, paint in the single car garage. Selling for $650 with about $200 invested.
This car was bought and we restored it mechanically, painted it in our garage and sold for a profit to be reinvested in another car.
Forming our British Period, this was a hot little car, very light, with a 120 HP Dual Overhead Cam. My brother and I actually had twin cars for a short time. One night I had been pulled over by the police for driving a little too sporty and given a warning to go home. Later that same night my brother was pulled over by the same officer in the same neighbourhood….he couldn’t understand why he was given such a rough time !
Completing our British period was this 1972 Midget. A friend of ours Rob MacGregor who had been a Canadian Sportscar Champion in an H Production Midget. This car enjoyed a generous donation from his parts bin with go fast bits.
This was a great all purpose vehicle which I used to commute to University as well as doing Landscaping jobs on weekends. At one point I ran it on Corvette Wheels and Tires.
This was my wife’s car before we were married. She never quite forgave me for forcing her to sell her 1974 MGB for the Chevy
In 1985 I finished University and started my career as a Sales Representative for The Nabob Coffee Company. It was not an exciting car..BUT it was a company car and came with a credit card to pay for all gas and maintenance. Also had one of the first in car telephones which cost in 1985 $3600 to install.
Recently married and recently employeed with a company car, I tried to convince my wife to drive this car so I didn’t have to sell it. It was a bit big for downtown driving.
After selling the Impala, we bought this super Beetle which ended up blowing up with a bad crankshaft…longer story covered in the VW Saga section of this site