What Car Should Your Dad Have Held On To?

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My dad had some great cars before I came around. A Cadillac Coupe De Ville that he picked my mother up in for their first date. A Volvo 740 Turbo that I actually rode home from the hospital in. But the best one was the gold 1970 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible.


I think about that car a lot. How it looked. How it sounded. Where he went in it. What it was like to drive. I can’t walk a mile in his shoes (because I’m a size or two too big) but I theoretically could drive a LeMans Sport one of these days and it would probably do even more to help me understand who he was at my age than anything I could ever ask him myself.

So, on Father’s day, I’m asking you about the cars your dads had. The ones that made them who they are, the ones you wish you got a chance to see, ride in, or drive. What were they and why should your dads have held on to them?

Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to wish your dads a happy Father’s Day from all of us here at Jalopnik!

Max Finkel is a Weekend Contributor at Jalopnik.


Phil Layshio

I remember being very very young, and dad had a big white rumbley car. Loved going for rides, just me and him. He drove it differently, lol. One day he loaded up the whole fam-damily, and off we head to the Ford dealership. Several hours later, we left in a red Pinto station wagon. And that is the story of how my father traded in a 1970 429/4 speed Torino fastback for a 1980 Pinto station wagon. Because my mother wanted it. Still haven’t forgiven him.