'69 Volkswagen Beetle convertible
In 1973, my senior year of high school in Buffalo, N.Y., my big brother came across this 1969 Volkswagen with a blown engine. After working tirelessly on it for me, he asked me for $50 and gave me the keys. I went directly to the gas station and filled it up for $2.90. It only had AM radio, so my boyfriend, now husband, Mike, cut a hole in the glove compartment to fit my 8-track tape player. The car was very drafty in the winter, so I always had blankets in the car to stay warm. In the summer, with one hand I had the top down, manually, in seconds. Lots of great memories in that car.