View Full Version : My new (to me) car!!

09-27-2006, 01:58 AM
Well, almost mine.

I recently got a job at McDonalds (all I could get) and get about $200 a week. I'm giving every pay check each month until I pay up the $3,100 my parents are selling it to me for. Well, my first pay went in to the super cub, but every check from now until my debt is payed off.

And I don't even have my license yet.....

Parents want me to have a 3.0 gpa or more to get mine. So far I'm nearing 3.0 but I gotta keep it for another three months.

(Yeah, they want me to get an insurance discount that bad.)

Oh well, I'll try my best!

But for now, when I'm not working, flying or doing homework, I'm waxing and waiting for my mom to drive home so I can make sure it didn't get any scratches. :)

1996 Chrysler Sebring JX convertible
2.5l DOHC (dual overhead cam) V6
auto tranny
enough trunk space to fit two super cubs and a few commander 2s!
Or one stryker. :D






09-28-2006, 02:05 AM
Here's some more pics on my supermotors.


09-28-2006, 02:34 AM
Cool Car AC! And you will appreciate even more that you are paying for it with your hard earned money!

And there is nothing wrong with working at mickey d's! My first job was at burger king... We all gotta start somewhere.

Keep up the hard work:D

09-28-2006, 02:42 AM
Haha, thanks Bill!

Yeah, 15 hours a week isn't so bad, Minnesota state law.

Luckily minimum wage is up to $6.15 and I get $6.30 so it ain't to bad.

37.5 hours a week is the maximum hours in the summer.

Thanks again!

09-28-2006, 03:00 AM
Wow AC! I wish I had a car that nice when I was 16. I was working at Long John Silvers. My Mom and Dad said they were going to get me a car one day while I was at work. I thought "how cool is that"? Why are they buying me one? They didn't buy a car for any of the other 6 kids in our family.

Well they came home later towing a 1970 VW Beetle on a chain. They said "There's your car, you owe us $580. Oh and buy the way, it doesn't run. You need to overhaul the engine". You can't imagine how excited I was. I mean.. I had a car. My Dad and I pulled the engine and overhauled it together. We had a great time doing it and I have a great memory too.

09-28-2006, 03:07 AM
you wouldn't hasppen to still have some of the parts laying around would you Tom??? LOL

Here is the one we are doing for my oldest boy. It will look much better when we are done. We are only short a few pieces!:eek:

Don Sims
09-28-2006, 03:22 AM
Nice one AC! Bill that reminds me of my first car... a 57 Bug in about the same shape.

09-28-2006, 03:32 AM
Bug are so resilient!

This particular one is a '70 model I have owned for about 15 years now. When we started taking it apart to restore it it had 459,000 miles on it! :eek: (it is actually in a lot better shape than it looks, it is just taken apart to bead blast the body and repaint it.)

I would love to get my hands on a '57 model now check out this link for the value of classic cars.


it lists a '57 bug sedan in show condition for 19k!:eek: That car cost about $900 new!

Mike Freas
09-28-2006, 03:36 AM
That's a really nice car for your 1st! I had a Nissan Pulsar with less hp then my AXI outrunner. It's good to see that your working for it and learning how much cars REALLY cost. Don't be a knuckle head and wear that seatbelt.

09-28-2006, 04:47 AM
Thanks all!

Bill, that's not a half bad car!!

The sebring is gonna be my daily driver and ofcourse every father and son need a car to restore together!

Me and my dad are currently repairing his old 77 Plymoth Arrow GT he bought new back in 77.

09-28-2006, 06:58 AM
Thanks all!

Bill, that's not a half bad car!!

The sebring is gonna be my daily driver and ofcourse every father and son need a car to restore together!

Me and my dad are currently repairing his old 77 Plymoth Arrow GT he bought new back in 77.

good father/son project!

btw - you drive a nicer car than I do and I am 39. Although I choose to drive a 'certain car' for just going to work. Have fun with it but stay out of trouble...cuz trouble has a way of finding young people.

Dave (hey my son is 15 now....I should be telling him this!!)

09-28-2006, 10:12 PM
haha, thanks!

I'd like a project car, but my school is about a 30 minute drive so I need something reliable so here she is!

I was looking on carsoup and found some awesome project vehicles, but they're just not reliable.

The big one I was looking at was an 84 bronco with the 5.8 351

But it had a stuck valve.