I’ve owned 17 cars in my 25 years of driving, which I gather is pretty low compared to most enthusiasts. Of those, I owned a bunch of them in the pre-cameraphone era. That’s right, youngins. Not everyone carried a camera with them at all times. The only cameras I had were either the disposable kind or a little brick camera that took 110 film. In fact, I think I had this exact camera:

Anyway, since you actually had to take the film somewhere and pay for it to be developed, I never bothered much with taking pictures, and when I did sometimes it would be months or years before I developed the film. Or never! 

Because of that, I have no actual pictures of several of the cars I’ve owned. As far as I know, I have no pics of the following:

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- 1980 Pontiac Phoenix LJ 5-door *

- 1983 Chevy Celebrity V6 (I’m guessing it was a CL) *

- 1987 Honda CRX DX

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- 1991 Mercury Sable LS

- 1987 Chevy Sprint base 5-door

- 1981 VW Rabbit LS 3-door

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- 1987 Acura Integra RS 3-door

- 1988 Chevy Sprint 5-door

The Phoenix has an asterisk because I’m just now remembering I might have an old pic of it somewhere, but I have no idea where it would be. I just know I’ve seen it in the last 10 years. Surprisingly, I didn’t burn it, because that Phoenix was a miserable POS. And I also starred the Celebrity because my older sister and I shared it on and off for seven years, so she might have a pic of it somewhere. The rest of the list are lost to the ages.

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Anyone else old enough to have cars that you only have memories of but no real proof they existed?