Here's how much your dad's 1968 Pontiac would be worth now

Odds are you remember your first ride.

Donald Osborne, the renowned auto expert and regular on CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage," certainly does. He grew up in Manhattan using public transit, so when his father bought the family their first car when Osborne was only 13 years old, he was thrilled.

The family had to decide between these two cars:

1966 Peugeot 404

At an MSRP of $3,900, the classic and elegant Peugeot reminds Osborne of a Mercedez, only cheaper.

The French car is built for comfort and so is, as Leno points out, a little bland. That didn't stop 13-year-old Donald from obsessing over it.

He pleaded with his father to choose it. And as his father looked over it, he found there was no way to describe how he felt to his young, excited son without coining a new word.

He said, "I'm not going to spend that kind of money for a car with no stylige."


1968 Pontiac Bonneville

Osborne's father went with the Pontiac.

Osborne wasn't happy about it then, but he can't deny the nostalgia the good-looking car instills in him now. And he concedes that he feels the presence of his father now saying, "Didn't I tell you?"

The V8 engine, the low hanging frame, the green roof ... this car's got stylige.

Five years ago the Bonneville would have cost you $8,700.

Can you guess how much it's worth now? And what about the Osborne's longed-for Peugeot? Watch the video to find out.

Don't miss: Magnus Walker has 25 Porsches that could be worth $7.5 million, but he's not selling

CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EDT.