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Posted By: Brian Cox
Posted On: Thursday February 13, 2020 at 8:44 PM
The neighbor's '68 Opel Kadett.

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What was the first car you drove by yourself with a manual transmission? by John Kuvakas #46768Moderator
John, The first automatic-equipped car was a '53 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan..... by Terry Daly #46768.1
'72 Triumph TR-6 in British Racing Green. 4 speed stick . My older cousin by Randall Olson #46768.2
1961 Willys “Jeep” CJ5...starting in 1969 (EOM) by Terence Slekar #46768.3
Pics..This....ridiculous....thing. 1959 DKW by David Vandermeer #46768.4
First car with stick by Rand Anderson #46768.5
My folks 1940 Bantam panel truck just around the neighborhood, (EOM) by Dick Johnson #46768.7
My 1937 Studebaker Dictator when I was 13 years old. When I was 16 I bought a 1950 Mercury by Bob Jackman #46768.8
I got my license in 1960 and sometime around 1961, before graduating by Rick Thompson #46768.9
PIC: 1966.... by John Bono #46768.10
Manual 1956 Pontiac Chieftain 16 yrs. old. Auto 1957 Ford 12 yrs. old. (EOM) by Tim Kubiak #46768.11
1955 Pontiac sedan at age 12; neighbors kid taught me to drive in his parent's car. by Jack Dodds #46768.12
1970 Ford F-100. It's what I learned on. by Robert Bolin #46768.13
1st stick- '68 Opel Kadette. 1st auto- '61 Ford Ranch Wagon. I loved the Opel. After the Opel, by Steve Jakubczak #46768.13.1
Pic: Twin to this one: by Bruce Parsons #46768.14
The neighbor's '68 Opel Kadett. (EOM) by Brian Cox #46768.15
In 1958 I bought my first car, a stick 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible, by Bill Juffernbruch #46768.16
A 1949 Studebaker Land Cruiser? 4 dr sedan....drove it from a guys house by Ron Dietrich #46768.17
1969 Fiat 124 Spider. Bought it then learned to drive it. (EOM) by David Larsen #46768.18
I loved my 124 Spider. I'm in the market for another 60s or 70s European roadsters. (EOM) by Robert Bolin #46768.18.1
The first manual, and the one I learned on, was an old International pickup truck on a farm, driving by Frank Kocour #46768.19
All manuals when I started out. First was my Dad's Triumph Herald, then.. by John Roberts #46768.20
Great story John !! (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #46768.20.1
Beetle, and I'm surprised not to see it on this list before me. (EOM) by Ed Glorius #46768.21
Dodge Omni was the first I drove, 5.0 Mustang LX first I owned. (EOM) by Stephen Meek #46768.22
My brother's 1965 Volkswagen Beetle. Virtually all of my personal cars have been stick shifts. (EOM) by Marlowe Johnson #46768.23
1978 (?) Opel Ascona 1.9 SR no driving licence at that moment. by Joop Gisbers #46768.24
I used to hang around a foreign car repair shop so there were a by Don Anderson #46768.24.1
PIX.The first car...... by Bruce Gibbins #46768.25
`61 Plain Jane Fairlane by John Barry #46768.26
‘36 Ford Coupe around 1953 for stick, ‘50 Olds-88 in 1954 for auto. (EOM) by Dan Vincent #46768.27

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