#1 - 1965 MGB

Acquired: Spring 1980; Sold: Spring 1981

Firsts: 1st car period; 1st British car; 1st MG; 1st inline 4-cylinder engine; 1st front engine rear wheel drive; 1st dual-carb; 1st stick shift; 1st convertible; 1st 2-seater; 1st wire wheels

 

#2 - 1973 Dodge Challenger

Acquired: Summer 1981; Sold: Summer 1982

Firsts: 1st American car; 1st Dodge; 1st V8 engine; 1st 4-barrel carb; 1st automatic;

 

#3 - 1972 Citroën DS21

Acquired: Summer 1982; Disabled: Summer 1983; Sold: Summer 1984

Firsts: 1st French car; 1st Citroën; 1st hemi engine; 1st semi-automatic transmission; 1st front-mid-engine layout; 1st front-wheel-drive; 1st 4door; 1st leather interior

 

#4 - c.1970 VW Van

Acquired: Summer 1983; Sold: Summer 1983

Firsts: 1st German car; 1st VW; 1st horizontally-opposed engine; 1st air-cooled engine; 1st rear engine; 1st van

 

#5 - 1974 Renault R12

Acquired: Winter 1984; Sold: Fall 1986

Firsts: 1st Renault

 

#6 - 1981 Renault R5 (Le Car)

Acquired: Fall 1986; Abandoned: Fall 1987

Firsts: 1st hatchback

 

Failed Project - 1973 Volvo P1800ES

Acquired: Summer 1987; Abandoned: Winter 1990

Firsts: 1st Swedish car; 1st Volvo; 1st "project" car; 1st station wagon (of sorts)

 

#7 - 1985 Renault R9 (Alliance) Convertible

Acquired: Winter 1988; Sold: Summer 1991

Firsts: 1st transversely-mounted engine; 1st overhead cam; 1st fuel injection (throttle body); 1st A/C; 1st used car dealer purchase

 

#8 - 1972 BMW 2002

Acquired: Spring 1989; Unloaded: Summer 1992

Firsts: 1st BMW; 1st "second car."

 

#9 - 1978 VW Van

Acquired: Winter 1990; Sold: Summer 1992

Firsts: 1st fuel injection (multi-port)

 

#10 - 1980 Volkswagen Camper

Acquired: Spring 1992; Left Derelict: Summer 1997

Firsts: 1st pop-top

 

#11 - 1982 VW Quantum Wagon

Acquired: Spring 1994; Scrapped: Winter 1995

Firsts: No firsts

 

#12 - 1981 Subaru 4WD Wagon

Acquired: Spring 1994; Scrapped: Summer 1994

Firsts: 1st Japanese car; 1st Subaru; 1st 4WD

 

Muck Truck - 19?? VW Bus

Acquired: c.Summer 1995; Left Derelict: Summer 2003

Firsts: No firsts

 

#13 - 1972 Citroën DS21

Acquired: Spring 1997; Parked: Winter 2000; Hauled Away: Summer 2015

Firsts: No firsts

 

#14 - 1986 Renault R11 (Encore)

Acquired: Spring 1996; Gifted: Fall 1999

Firsts: No firsts

 

#15 - 1982 Renault Fuego Turbo

Acquired: Summer 1998; Left Derelict: Fall 2000; Totaled: Summer 2003

Firsts: 1st turbo

 

Lawn Ornament - 1971 DS21 Break

Acquired: Fall 1998

Firsts: 1st intentional "lawn ornament"

 

#16 - 1961 Citroën ID19

Acquired: Fall 1998

Firsts: 1st column shift

 

#17 - 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

Acquired: Fall 1999; Totaled: Summer 2003

Firsts: 1st showroom new car

 

Failed Project - 1957 Renault 4CV

Acquired: c.Summer 2001; Sold: Fall 2005

Firsts: 1st reverse-suicide doors

 

#18 - 1985 Ford F150 "Explorer"

Acquired: Summer 2003; Sold: Fall 2009

Firsts: 1st Ford; 1st inline 6-cylinder engine; 1st pickup truck; 1st trailer hitch

 

#19 - 1984 Pontiac Fiero

Acquired: Fall 2002; Parked: Winter 2005; Sold: Spring 2008

Firsts: 1st Pontiac; 1st transverse mid-engine; 1st sunroof; 1st fiberglass body

 

Failed Project - 1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV

Acquired: Summer 2004; Parked: Ever since

Firsts: 1st Triumph; 1st eBay purchase

 

#20 - 1982 Renault Alliance 4-door

Acquired: Fall 2003; Parked: Summer 2004; Gifted: Fall 2007

Firsts: No firsts

 

#21 - 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Acquired: Spring 2004; Sold: Fall 2005

Firsts: 1st Oldsmobile; 1st V6 engine; 1st hood ornament; 1st eBay sale

 

#22 - 1996 BMW Z3

Acquired: Fall 2004

Firsts: 1st dual overhead cam engine; 1st cruise control; 1st power windows;

 

#23 - 1997 Geo/Chevy Metro

Acquired: Summer 2005; Sold: Spring 2008

Firsts: 1st Geo

 

#24 - 1984 Renault Fuego

Acquired: Spring 2005

Firsts: No firsts

 

#25 - 2007 Toyota Yaris

Acquired: Fall 2008; Sold: Summer 2015

Firsts: 1st Toyota

 

#26 - 1993 Ford F150 4WD

Acquired: Fall 2009; Sold: Spring 2010

Firsts: No firsts

 

#27 - 1993 Ford F150 4WD take-2

Acquired: Summer 2010; Sold: Fall 2019

Firsts: No firsts

 

#28 - 1987 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas

Acquired: Summer 2009; Sold: Summer 2012

Firsts: 1st Jaguar; 1st real wood dashboard

 

#29 - 2004 Chrysler Crossfire

Acquired: Fall 2010; Traded in: Fall 2012

Firsts: 1st Chrysler

 

#30 - 1978 Lotus Esprit

Acquired: Spring 2011

Firsts: 1st Lotus; 1st true mid-engined layout; 1st "wedge"

 

#31 - 2001 Ford F150

Acquired: Winter 2012; Sold: Summer 2013

Firsts: No Firsts

 

#32 - 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton

Acquired: Fall 2012

Firsts: 1st in-dash infotainment system;

 

#33 - 1993 Ford F350

Acquired: Winter 2014

Firsts: 1st diesel; 1st "dually";

 

#34 - 1991 Volvo 240

Acquired: Spring 2014; Gifted: Summer 2014

Firsts: No firsts

 

#35 - 1973 Volvo 1800ES

Acquired: Summer 2014

Firsts: No firsts

 

#36 - 2015 Honda Fit

Acquired: Summer 2015

Firsts: 1st Honda; 1st CVT

 

Pending Project - Renault R16

Acquired: Spring 2016

Firsts: No firsts

 

#37 Project in Process
1955 Citroen Traction Avant

Acquired: Summer 2018

Firsts: 1st right-hand-drive; 1st "old timer"

 

Muck Truck
1993 Diahatsu Scizum Autozam

Acquired: Summer 2019

Firsts: 1st Daihatsu; 1st axel lock

 

#38 - 1968 VW Beetle

Acquired: Summer 2019

Firsts: 1st Classic Beetle FINALLY!!!

 

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