My First Car, or Remembering the Gray Ghost

March 10, 2018 by · Comments Off on My First Car, or Remembering the Gray Ghost 

1952 Willys Aero Ace

Author’s Note: This is an expanded version of a story I wrote in 2012.

1967 Plymouth Barracuda

I got my driver’s license in September, 1970 when I was 16, and I wanted my own car in the worst way. Granted, I had decent access to my parents’ cars, an enormous, wallowing 1968 Mercury Colony Park station wagon (my petite 5’1” mother’s car), and an off-lease 1967 Plymouth Barracuda 2-door hardtop (my step-dad’s go-to-work car, and the car my step-dad and I took to the driver’s license examiner’s facility to take my test).

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