They have an article about first cars. This month it featured Joe Garagiola Sr. His first car was a Nash. It had a very special meaning to him because the people from his neighborhood were so proud that "one of their own" had made it to the big leagues that they secretly collected the money and surprised him with the car.
It made me think of my very first car. The year was 1976 and the car was a 1966 Chevy Impala. My mother has gotten a new car so I got her old one. The interior was falling apart and the paint was faded. I could fill the tank up for under $10 dollars and it would last me for two weeks. I ended up selling it for $200 dollars in 1979. Years later my sons wished that I had kept it so they could fix it up. As first cars go it was a pretty decent car, but at the time I didn't appreciate it. All I wanted was something newer that wasn't owned by my parents first. The next car I got was a real lemon. I was sorry I had gotten rid of the Chevy, at least it ran good.