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:

- 1980 Pontiac Phoenix LJ 5-door *

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

- 1987 Honda CRX DX

- 1991 Mercury Sable LS

- 1987 Chevy Sprint base 5-door

- 1981 VW Rabbit LS 3-door

- 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.


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