Teresa Christison has loved “pretty and fast” cars since she was a little girl, preferring to play in the dirt with toy cars rather than indulge in make-believe tea parties. Her first love affair — with Corvettes — lasted until her parents bought one when she was 17 but wouldn’t allow her to drive it.
The following year, she was standing with a group of high school friends when a beautiful yellow 1970 Camaro rolled by with a for-sale sign on it. She was off and running when the car pulled into a nearby service station. “I pummelled the owner with questions: ‘How much is it? What’s under the hood? Is it an automatic or stick?’ ”
She definitely wanted the optional four-speed transmission and the car had a 327-cubic-inch V-8 engine. The asking price was $3,000. “I knew I had to convince my dad to let me have it,” she recalls of her excitement 27 years ago.
via Collector’s Corner