A bright orange 1974 Chevy Vega - bought in 1978 for $900.00. And yes, my entire family tried to talk me out of buying it. It lasted one year.
My first car wasn't really much better. It was a '74 Ford Pinto hatchback....bright turquoise blue, with a red driver's door. Being a Michigan car, and the salt on the roads in the winter....the body had such rust-cancer that it became quite a hazard to drive. You could see the road through the floorboards. I think it's probably still rusting away in a farmer's field, where it was finally put to rest in the mid '80's.