First car, at age 17 in 1989 was a 1983 Ford Cortina 1.6 Crusader.
It's also the newest car I've ever owned (it was only 6 years old when I got it). The only mods I did to it was to ditch the crappy Ford VV (Variable Venturi) Carburettor in favour of a Weber Twin choke from a 1.6 Ghia Cortina (bought the carb, manifold, airbox and throttle linkage from a breakers yard for £40!!) and added a Peco Back box.
I'm curently sorting through all my old photos and scanning them into the PC (as some of you may have notice my "fond memories" thread in Chit Chat) so when I come across a photo of APR 507Y I will post up a pic. I loved it so much I bought another Crusader as my third car. It was exactly the same as the first except it was 2.0 litre. Same colour, soame condition, everything!
Here's CFX anyway - as I said, APR was exactly the same to look at:-