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First Car

We all remember our first car.  It was a milestone in our lives.  Of course, for many of us we had to save the money to make the purchase and hope it was in good shape. My first car was a 1960 blue Chevy Impala convertible. I saved my money and one day bought it without anyone.  It was a father and son who sold me the car. I loved that car. The price of petrol at that time was so low I had forgotten until I saw a “Leave it to Beaver” show in which Wally was asking Eddie and Lumpy to contribute towards the gas to drive somewhere. When they each said, “How about we each give you twenty-five cents?” I burst out laughing.  It was Wally’s first car, a convertible, no less. The fact that fifty cents could go so far back them was amazing.  Wealthy teens often received a luxury car from their parents and the money for petrol. The majority of individuals, however, had to save up.  Back then, there were no buy here, finance here car dealers. As teens we always bought from a private party. Most of my friends had even older cars as they knew how to repair them.  They tried to turn them into hot rods to impress everyone.  Owning a car back then also meant you were a responsible person and naturally had to be on your parents insurance. Today, though, the parents prefer the teen register and pay their own insurance.  I hope anyone reading this blog today has fond memories of their first car. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Coming soon audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now!  “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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