1 Sgt Rock 2 years ago to go along with the thread that Bear started about your favorite American car, I thought this might be a good topic, too. so, what was the first car that you ever bought ? the first car that I ever bought was when I was stationed in Germany(1971-1974). it was a 1957 VW "Bug" with a 1956 motor in it. I bought it from another GI that I was stationed with. I paid $125 for it. I sold it about a month later for $160. a $35 profit !!!