Well my 57 wasn`t my first car, but it was my second car. Your first car will always be the one that you don`t/can`t forget, and someday i WILL own another 1968 Chevelle. But the 57 is the one that has stolen a place in my heart, not as big as the piece my wife stole but.... . The first 1957 is still in my possesion. And that first came about in 1978, it can be viewed in my web page. I wish i had a scanner to put a pic of it when first bought, it had a later model 283, 3 speed that shifted backwards,looked like mustang bucket seats , shag carpet in the floor and glued to the roof, and the pale yellow/white top paint job with steel slotted chrome mags. Boy i still remember the first ride, towing behind a buddies car with a chain. Terry.