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  • Okay, I kinda went into a lot of detail here, but I hope it's interesting enough to be worth your time 😁

    I've always been into cars, playing NFS games pretty much exclusively when I was little and got a PC, but I do have a story on how I became so interested in classic cars, American ones to be more specific.

    My family and I were on a holiday on a small island here in Germany called Sylt (the German name, I don't know if it's different in English) and it's all rather small and tight when it comes to the infrastructure. Thus all the cars you'd see were compacts, compact sedans like a 3 Series or small crossovers at most. One day we were to go to the beach and parked on the street right before the dunes there was a Lincoln Sedan, built between '58 and '60 (from memory, we didn't take any pictures of it). It was bright turquoise and I'm not sure, but I think it had a white roof, so it really couldn't be more 50s than it was. It looked to be all original as well!

    I immediately fell in love with how it didn't fit in with the dozens of black and silver compacts in the background and asked my parents what it was. They never really were into cars so they had no idea, all they could tell me was that it was very old and American.

    After being amazed by it for a few minutes we then moved on and that's where my memory ends (I was maybe 7 to 10 years old then, I truly don't know anymore)

    After that I really didn't think much of it again, but it had that option for the slant back operable rear window, which was so distinct I never forgot it. I kept playing NFS and thus had the typical car taste of all kids this age back then. From NFS I loved the S13, R34 Skyline, Mazda RX-7, but also loved the SN197 Mustang and the Pontiac GTO (Holden Monaro).

    But while I liked those sport cars and still do, I started to appreciate stylish and extravagant luxury cars. There was no way I wasn't getting to classic American cars sooner or later so my interest quickly changed and for about 2 years my favorite car was a '77 Cadillac Eldorado. I also looked at other cars, but when I got to '70 I noticed that they were more blend looking and didn't go any further (I was probably around 12 or 13 then). When I finally got to look into older cars I was stunned by the incredible elegance and excess, especially from the more upscale ones. When I then saw pictures of a Lincoln with that rear window I was so excited! After all those years I finally knew what it was and I truly think that if it wasn't for its super distinct styling and that someone who totally didn't give a fuck at all and drove it in the least suitable environment I may have never gotten into these admittedly special cars.

    Quite a long read, I know, but I hope this was interesting enough to keep you entertained! 😃

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  • Its going to sound stupid but it was the Ford Mustang. I remember that was the first performance car I experienced when my father had his when I was a little kid. When he sold I was so upset and I did not say a word to anyone that day

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  • Golf GTI

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  • My dads 911 991 Carrera s

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  • I've been into cars for as long as I can remember, but what made me a petrolhead is the Citroën SM. I fell in love with the black on grey 1972 car a family member was considering acquiring. It didn't run but sitting in a cockpit that smelled of old oil and old leather, feeling a satisfyingly solid gearshift was the coolest thing ever.

    Two years back the person who took me acquired a brown on grey 1971 model. When I got the opportunity to drive it, I switched from being a diehard Tesla fanboy to being a diehard petrolhead the moment I turned the key in the ignition and heard that 2.7 liter Maserati V6 turn over and rev. I have now been a petrolhead for the past year and a half, and I desperately chase the redline of any car I get in.

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