My dad bought me my first car when I was sixteen. A 1971 Chevelle Malibu SS. Here's what I wanted it to look like:
Here's what it actually looked like:
Not exactly like that because that's a pic I found on-line, but pretty close. The idea was I was going to learn how to work on cars by helping him rebuild it. I waited over a month to get started, then he turned around and sold it to some dude down the road from us for like $200.