My First Vehicle was a 1954 Ford Truck AOS003

An Automotive First Vehicle Podcast Story

In this episode I share the story of my first vehicle, a 1954 Ford truck. It was mechanically worn and un-reliable with faded paint and doors that often wouldn’t latch properly. Though the transmission and brakes worked amazingly well while driving, I never knew if the engine would start. Once started, though, it ran like the “Little Truck That Could.”

I end my story reminiscing about my next two vehicles, a Corvair Monza and my favorite, the 1968 Camaro that I wish I still had.

Key Talking Points

  • First vehicle purchase price
  • A worn out 6 cylinder engine
  • Never new when it would start
  • Mom’s frequent trips to jump start the truck
  • Driver door pops open
  • Quick discussion about my next two vehicles


This article was originally posted on the Auto Shop Connection website. Later I decided to create this site to share automotive stories. So the podcast episode is here but if you want to read the full story go to the article here.

By Dave Eastman

As an auto repair advocate, I’m on a mission to facilitate improved delivery of auto repair services by the auto repair industry. I’ve worked in the industry my entire career. It’s been great “work” but now I want to have some fun. The Auto Owner Story podcast fuels a desire to hear and share fun, entertaining and interesting stories from auto owners who have a great story to tell.

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