Mine was a 1962 Buick Special that I "inherited" from my folks. I started driving it in '74. It had a 198 cubic-inch V-6 engine. The Buick Special was also named "Car of the Year" for 1962. Here's an image of a 1962 Buick Special: http://www.canamauctions.com/images/11162005/97.jpg So, what was your "first car"?