Elon Musk has always had a love for cars — well before becoming the CEO of Tesla.
On Tuesday, his mother, Maye Musk, tweeted a 1995 picture of Elon with his very first car, saying "and people said you knew nothing about cars."
Musk responded with the story behind the photo: "Couldn't afford to pay for repairs, so I fixed almost everything on that car from parts in the junkyard," Musk tweeted.
"Ironically, that's me replacing broken side window glass. The circle is complete lol," he said, referring to the window of Tesla's new Cybertruck being smashed despite Musk's claim it is "armor glass."
The car in Mae's tweet was a 1978 BMW 320i that Musk tweeted he bought in 1993 (he has previously said he purchased the car in 1994) for $1,400.
"I hotrodded it by jamming in a 5 speed transmission from a later model I found in a Philly junkyard when the 4 speed transmission failed," Musk tweeted.
Musk also told Twitter users how the BMW's window broke.
"They smashed the window to steal the radio, which was worth maybe $20. Got a replacement from the junkyard. Btw, great deals available from junkyards! It's pretty fun fixing/upgrading cars," he said.
In a 2012 interview with Forbes, Musk said that he got rid of the car after a wheel fell off when he lent the vehicle to his intern. "I scrapped the car at that point," he said.
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