My first was a 52 Ford PU in 1959 that I put a 54 Olds engine in. By trading this and that and doing odd jobs after school I finally had it running fairly good for less that $200 hard earned dollars. I broke horses to get it painted a year later. It got me through high school and helped by paying it's way by week end racing. $10 to $20 at a time. Or sometimes just a tank of gas. Yep, I'm an old fart.