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My First Car: '58 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner, Ted Seward, 65, Odessa

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Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

The year was 1964. My first car had a retractable convertible hardtop, white outside with turquoise interior and an AM radio, to which I added a reverberator at some point. Ultimate cool. Dad loaned me the $800 to buy this car. He refused to loan me the money for the more traditional convertibles like the 1956 T-Birds for sale up and down east Drew Street in Clearwater for $900 each. He thought they were too dangerous. I drove it north looking for work and found that it would not start in

cold weather. I was able to trade it for my mother's 1956 Chevrolet,

light blue on darker blue — the tail of this car also seen in the picture

in the garage. Now, the Chevy was a good-running car.

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My First Car: '58 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner, Ted Seward, 65, Odessa 06/23/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 1:11pm]
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