When country star Craig Morgan wanted to impress a girl, he didn't start belting out a tune -- he just opened the door to his tricked-out Gran Torino!
Hitting up his parents for cash to pay for the car, Tennessee-born Morgan, now 47, tells Us Weekly his wheels were the ones to watch in town. "The cool thing about this car is that it had a 351 Cleveland engine -- it was set up to race! -- but I wasn't a race car driver," Morgan joked during a recent visit to Us Weekly's New York City offices.
"I'll never forget when I brought it home: I came flying in the driveway showing off for friends and I didn't stop in time and I ran it right into a tree -- before I even paid for it!" the singer explains, adding that he "put every cent" he earned over the next three years into rehabbing and tricking out his Torino.
For more from Morgan on his hot wheels -- including how it hindered, not helped, him to get girls -- check out the exclusive video above!