So close

MJB very nearly pegs it:

Hmm…this being the 80s, he probably cruised around in a Trans Am.

Actually, it was a white Firebird with the T-top. To make it even more obnoxious, a girl I dated then drove an almost-matching white Camaro. As Heather #1 would say: how very! One of the more painful experiences in my intellectual maturation process was realizing that I had not only been a Soc, I’d been the sort of Soc that even Socs hated.

Sorry about that, Ponyboy….