My First Car A 1962 Chevy Belair “The Black Beauty”

Written by Sue DeFiore

My first car was a extraordinary black, 2 door 1962 Chevy Belair with blue vinyl seats, which I nicknamed “The Black Beauty”! I mean she shined beautifully when polished. There is nothing like a black car highly polished! It also didn’t hurt to have those 8 cylinders and that great 283 workhorse engine that Chevy put in it! And all forrepparttar bargain price of $400! Five years later I sold it forrepparttar 150333 same price!

Like many of my generation, we normally got cars for our graduation. I was lucky, as my dad worked for Rolls Royce andrepparttar 150334 head mechanic there, Johnny T was selling this fantastic car. Now this wasn’t just any 1962 Chevy Belair. Since Johnny T was an avid fisherman and didn’t want to ruinrepparttar 150335 upholstery he coveredrepparttar 150336 cloth upholstery with a blue vinyl one. Johnny also put in allrepparttar 150337 instrumentation needed onrepparttar 150338 inside ofrepparttar 150339 car, oil and temp gauge, and tach. He also installed a blinker system, sorepparttar 150340 blinkers were onrepparttar 150341 hood. The final coupe de grace was putting Rolls Royce seat belts inrepparttar 150342 car. Since Johnny was a great mechanic and of course, did all his own work, when he sold usrepparttar 150343 car he included extra tires and allrepparttar 150344 materials to keeprepparttar 150345 brakes up to par for many years to come.

I can remember my first drive inrepparttar 150346 car. I pulled out of my drive way and drove over torepparttar 150347 park a couple blocks away, too, of course, show it off to all my friends.

I cleanedrepparttar 150348 Black Beauty every weekend from top to bottom. My Saturday morning ritual was cleaningrepparttar 150349 inside, and then washing it. I waxed it once a month. My dad went and got me a 8 track cassette for it (yes, I know I just dated myself; for those of you who don’t know what an 8 track is, think CD player of today)! Unfortunately my poor baby was broken into a couple of times when they stole my 8 track and some very nasty person slitrepparttar 150350 front seat. Bad enough they took my 8 track and tapes,repparttar 150351 least they could have done is leftrepparttar 150352 seat alone. So, yes there were bad eggs around then too!

Researching Vehicles Online

Written by Amber Lowery

The purchase of a new car is a serious investment. It is best that you do your homework before purchasing a new vehicle, to avoid ending up with a vehicle thats overpriced or just not right for your needs. Luckily, withrepparttar help ofrepparttar 150134 internet, you can do all of your research directly online fromrepparttar 150135 comfort of your home.

Your first goal should be to figure out what type of vehicle is right for your family. Are you looking for a sports car, or do you have children and need a sedan, minivan or SUV? You need to consider how many seats you need and how much storage space for cargo.

With todays rising gas prices, you may want to opt forrepparttar 150136 most fuel efficient type of vehicle. In other words, carefully comparerepparttar 150137 difference in gas mileage between two types of vehicles before choosingrepparttar 150138 one thats right for you. A sedan will likely use much less gas than a minivan, and if you dont needrepparttar 150139 extra seats or cargo room, you can save a significant ammount of fuel cost overrepparttar 150140 lifetime of a vehicle. Minivans and SUV's use similar ammounts of gas, depending onrepparttar 150141 size ofrepparttar 150142 vehicle. A mini SUV may be a good choice over a full size SUV, saving you money every time you fill up atrepparttar 150143 pumps.

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