All The Vehicles I’ve Driven

1963 Ford Galaxy – 2 door – 390 automatic (used)

1964 Riveria – 465 automatic (used) 1965 El Camino – 327 – Automatic (used) 

1966 El Camino – 283 – 4 speed (used)

1966 Fastback Mustang – 289 – Automatic (used)
1968 SS Camaro – 396 – 4 speed (used)
1968 Corba Jet Mustang – 429 – 4 speed (used)
1970 1/2 ton Chevrolet Pickup – 350 – Automatic (new)
1968 Ford Galaxy 500 – 390 – Automatic (used)
1970 Ford 3/4 ton pickup 289 – 4 speed (used)
1972 Ford 1/2 pickup – 360 – Automatic (used)
1972 Ford 3/4 ton pickup – 360 – 4 speed (new)
1973 Chevrolet 1/2 ton pickup – 350 – Automatic (new)
1974 GMC 3/4 ton pickup – 400 – Automatic (new)
1975 El Camino- 396 – Automatic  (new)
1976 Chevrolet 3/4 ton pickup – 4 wheel drive – 350 – Automatic  (new)
1977 Mercury Grand Marquee 2 door – 460 – Automatic  (new)
1977 Jeep Cherokee – 4 WD – 401 – Automatic (new)
1978 Chevrolet 1/2 ton pickup – 350 – Automatic  (new)
1980 Buick Riveria – 350 -Automatic( new)
1980 Ford  Courier – 4 cylinder- 4 speed  (new)
1980 Bronco – 4 WD – 351 -Automatic (new)
1981 Chevrolet 3/4 ton pickup Crew Cab – 6.2 L  (worse diesel engine ever made) – Automatic  (new)
1982 Chevrolet 3/4 – 4 WD – Crew Cab – 350 – Automatic  (new)
1979 CJ 7 Jeep (used)
1984  Chevrolet 3/4 – 4 WD – Crew Cab – 454  – Automatic  (new)
1985 Lincoln Town Car (new)
1985 Suburban – 4 WD – 454 – Automatic  (new)
1981 Corvette – 350 – Automatic (used)
1987 Suburban – 4 WD – 454 – Automatic  (new)
1988 Suburban – 4 WD – 350 – Automatic  (new)
1990 – Chevrolet 3/4 ton Ext. Cab – 350 – Automatic  (new)
1993 Oldsmobile 98 4 door – 3.8L – Automatic  (new)
1996 Chevrolet  1/2 ton pickup Crew Cab  (new)
1998 Ford 1/2 ton Ext. Cab – 4 WD  (new)
2001 Ford 1/2 ton Crew Cab – 4WD  (new)
2002 Chevrolet 3/4 Crew Cab – 4 WD – Automatic  (new)
2005 Suburban 1/2 ton 4 WD – Automatic  (new)
2008 Suburban 1/2 ton 4 WD – Automatic  (new)
2012 GMC  3/4 ton Crew Cab – Diesel 4 WD – Automatic  (new)
2014 Audi – Q7 – Diesel  (new)
2018 GMC – 1/2 ton Crew Cab  (new)

After listing every vehicle I’ve bought for the purpose of driving myself, it gave me a chance to make several observations.

Once I started buying new cars, I bought few used ones. Probably not always a good move. The used ones that I did buy, were never my primary ride after I reached adulthood.

In the early years I knew everything about each vehicle. In the later years I have no idea about engine sizes. I can only remember whether they were gas or diesel. I even had a hard time listing those driven in the past 30 years and putting them in a sequence.

I spread out the length I was willing to drive vehicles as I got older. It became too much work switching to a new one, so I tended to drive them longer.

In the early years, the 70s and 80s, I drove an average of 75 to 80 thousand miles per year. Since that time I usually drive 40 to 60 thousand miles per year. I have seldom driven a vehicle for more than 100 thousand miles. Usually when I did, I regretted it.

7 thoughts on “All The Vehicles I’ve Driven

  1. I have a daughter who’s had almost as many vehicles as you. Her first car was a yellow 1960 Triumph convertible Russ bought for her. it was actually 2 cars that were welded together and he paid $300.00 for it. She sure looked cute driving it around. He always bought cheap for their first cars .

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  2. You and I are almost the same age. I had nowhere NEAR as many cars as you, nor did I drive as much, but, like you, I used to know everything about the engine size and other details of whatever it was. I used to do all my own repairs, too, which meant I did them more often.
    From your list, I notice a preference for GM and Ford. Nothing Mopar on there. Even your jeep was from back when it was owned by AMC.
    Great memories, though, those cars.

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    1. I never gave it a thought about never owning a Chrysler product. The Jeep was a flute purchase. I think I wore it out in a matter of months. I have a story about it I’ll have to look up for you.

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