One of my HS friends (Rick, who now lives at "Surf City" in Huntington Beach, CA) got a '62 Chevy SS as a graduation present. Pale yellow, black interior, set of ET Mags and lots of that engine-turned "bling".
And the Rompin', Stompin' Cheby straight six and Power Glide.
Still, it looked VERY cool, attracted it's share of chicks and got him through college and into his first job.
He now hangs out with a bunch of retired firefighters and drives an F/250. Times, and us, have changed.