I keep looking for more pictures...
Before getting on with the German cars, here is one oddity. I've had a few. There was a 1967
Mercury Cougar that I loved for its sequential taillights. I don't think a picture of that exists.
But I also had a 1968 Pontiac Grand Prix that was as big as a boat! Here is a picture of it:
A more recent car was really one I got for my son. A Jeep. It was lots of fun to drive:
Again, a relatively recent car was the GMC Suburban. It made great sense at the time for
hauling dogs and "stuff" up to the lake and back. But for just driving around on a daily
basis, with its 42-gallon gas tank, it was a monster.
THE GERMAN CARS
I think my first German car was a 1968 Porsche 912. I might have some pictures
somewhere...but haven't found them so far. I sold it to my brother-in-law so I could buy
a newer Porsche, a 1970 911T. It was a gorgeous yellow...and here are a couple of
pictures of it:
I bought one last Porsche. It was another case of reading an ad in the Sunday paper when
I really had no need or interest in buying a car. But there it was. "1966 Porsche 912 For Sale." Who
could resist an ad like that?
In 1972 I bought a BMW 2002. That was before BMW's were cool and owners always waved to each
other as though they knew something other people didn't. Nowadays there are so many "Bimmers" on
the road...and most of the drivers don't realize what they are driving. I've had one newer BMW but
the feeling just isn't the same as the old 2002 (model...not year).
That's about it. There were several other cars that are only memories now. No pictures
exist. The Saab Monte Carlo 850, the red MG-B roadster, that Cougar with the fancy
taillights. How could I forget the bright red Corvair convertible? I hate to end this page
with a picture of a car that wasn't really mine (I found this picture online), but other than
the hub caps (these aren't original) it looked exactly like this: