The things you see when you’re walking! Today, I walked down a different street than I normally do, and what did I see? My first car!
Actually, it wasn’t my first car, but it was exactly like it. Back in 1973, I had a blue ’64 Volkswagen Bug. (This one was a ’63, but it looked identical and the color was the same). I loved that car but alas I got in a wreck later that year in my parents car, and my mom and dad realized that if that happened in the bug I wouldn’t have survived, so they made me sell it.
I paid $300 for that car. How much do you think it would be worth today? A quick search of Ebay showed me a beat up one that’s going for $3500. Argh! I’d love to have it back!
In my teenage years, I also had a ’64 Impala, two ’64 Galaxie 500’s, and a ’67 Camaro. All bought for under $500. If I had all 5 of those cars today, I could probably sell them and retire!
My dream car today? It would be a ’64 Thunderbird, or a brand new Tesla Model S. Neither can I afford, but I’m working toward that goal!
What was your first car? What’s your dream car? Do you have a plan in place to buy that beauty? I do! And I hope you do too. If not, why wait? Take control of that dream today!