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zedwheels
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Location: Bridgend

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Post by zedwheels » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 19:14

Looking forward to this weekend i think its going to be nice top down weather :sunny and i'm planning a trip to Langorse Lake in the brecon Beacons on Saturday morning. That in mind reminded me of my first visit to this Lake, it was when i had my very first car. It was a ford anglia, cream top and a minty green lower half, two tone wow what a joy :thumb: and i can still remember the day. Lovely and sunny, the car though struggled to climb the steep hills and on times my familly had to get out and walk up. Who remembers their very first car and what was it? Anyway this time i will have no trouble with the hills, ( i hope) and i will have the sun shine on my face. :drive
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Derby

Post by XVar » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 19:19

I remember my very first car as it's still on the drive waiting to be sold since I bought my second car last weekend, a Z3 8-) It's certainly a bit of an upgrade from a 1.2 clio! Hopefully I won't reverse into a gatepost within a week of owning this one like I did with the clio :oops:
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  Z3 roadster 2.0
Location: Royal Wootton Bassett

Post by GazHyde » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 19:27

Vauxhall Astra 1.2 - B379 GDP. Was a nice metallic gold with beige interior.

Bought it in 1990(ish) for just under 2k. Had some real laughs in that car!

I've changed my car 17 times since passing my test 20years ago. An average of one every 1.2 years, and I doubt that's not a lot compared to some people...

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Post by gookah » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 19:29

Hilman Avenger..... with a vinly roof :D
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Z3 2.8 Progress Journal (Mine)
Z3 1.9 Sport Progress Journal (Wifey's)

I have an element of 'M-styling' on my car, If that's a good enough reason for the manufacturers to adorn a 320 with the M badge, then its certainly a good enough reason for me..

zedwheels
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  Z1 Alpina Roadster
Location: Bridgend

Post by zedwheels » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 19:33

Always good memories though arnt they. My first ford i bought in 1965 and i from what i remember it was about 5 years old then!! :lol:
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Location: Mossley

Post by swamper » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 20:06

limited edition 2 tone vauxhall chevette ............it had the logo staggered down the side...........southport and back on 3 quid... :D
the badness makes me do it...!

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Location: essex

Post by 321bhp » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 20:08

ford escort mark 1,1300E in puple,i was a sprayer then,so it was gloss black in a short time,then the twin-choke webbers went on,cibbie spot-lights,rostyle wheels,furry dice,cb radio with 80 channels,then i put the real large wheel arches on and re-sprayed it again,all inside panels came off and were re-dyed black,i did a lot to that car,finally sold it for a bronze ford Cortina 1600E,THOSE WERE THE DAYS :)

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Location: Bexhill on Sea

Post by Ragtop » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 20:13

Mark 1 Ford Consul. Bench seat and column gear change. :D
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Post by TaffZee » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 20:16

A Ford Anglia, Ahh the memories :lol:
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zedwheels
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Location: Bridgend

Post by zedwheels » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 20:22

No z
that sound like a class motor! I could fill the tank on my little anglia for a fiver. Mind you that wasnt far off a weeks wage. :head:
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Location: essex

Post by 321bhp » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 20:35

i had a yamaha fizzy,voooooooooooom,and i remember filling it up for 42 pence :shock:

zedwheels
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  Z1 Alpina Roadster
Location: Bridgend

Post by zedwheels » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 20:40

A Ford Anglia, Ahh the memories

C'mon then Jim dont be embarrased, what was yours :joker:
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Location: Newport
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Post by Adam » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 20:41

Nova 1.2 merit. 5 door in bright red. C880 GTX

It was like a tank. My best driving memories (and close shaves) with that car. How Im still alive I dont know after what I got away with in that car.

I knew it from new. My now boss won it in a chat magazine competition. It was then bought for my sister and handed down. I donated it to a friend who converted it to do road rallies. It was quite successful but sadly met its match with a verge. I tried to get it back and I would of rebuilt it but I arrived litterally 10 minutes to late. Someone had just been and took it away to scrap.

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  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: portsmouth

Post by silver roadster » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 20:49

mine also was a 1966 ford anglia got in 1977 paid £100 and cost £120 to insure best fun i ever had until the zed

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snoops
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Lancashire

Post by snoops » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 20:53

1.6 Capri in silver. Had it 3 weeks before it was stolen and completely stripped down of engine and gearbox. I was gutted :cry:
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Post by TaffZee » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 21:06

zedwheels wrote:A Ford Anglia, Ahh the memories

C'mon then Jim dont be embarrased, what was yours :joker:
It was a Ford Anglia two tone green and cream. my next was a Triumph Vitesse Loved that car thought I was the bees knees. Soft top leaked like a bugger though. Bought it for £150 of my brother in law. Wish I had it now..
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zedwheels
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Location: Bridgend

Post by zedwheels » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 21:15

Are you serious Jim you had an anglia two tone same colour as well. My second car was a ford corsaire, goodwood green, now that was the bees knees mate!! :D
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Location: Peterborough

Post by Z3cade » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 21:22

unfortunatly my first car was a crappy 89 ford fiesta 1.1.... nothing special but we all have to start somewhere....
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Post by audiovideodisco » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 22:49

My first transport was a Vespa P125 (ported and bored) ;)

My first car was a Datsun 140Y called Mercy (pronounced Merky)...as I backed him into a posh Benz in a car park first time out. I was too scared to leave my details so got out as quickly as possible!

Sorry Merc owner. My bad! :nono

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Post by Warrior » Wed 06 Apr, 2011 23:09

My first was a 1967 1500 Beetle, flat screen, chrome bumpers and at the time I felt she was quite sporty :oops:

Had a number of new company cars and when out of work for a few weeks went for the only wheels I knew anything about, and got another Beetle which really brought it home to me how poor it was as I became immersed in 'character'... :? :lol:

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Location: Thatcham

Post by unclemart » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 00:05

1975 - moped Gilera RS50 reg. NRD23M(fizzy beater :D )

1976 - 1st car Singer Chamois reg.EYW706C it was the posh imp with a walnut dash.

1976 Mk1 ford cortina 1500 super in mint green (rotten as a pear)

1976 Ford Anglia 105e reg. 9946DP Battleship grey and fetching red plastic seats complete with a valve radio which took a good 5 - 10 minutes before the hum turned into music. great car went on forever

1977 MG1300 reg.POW227G twin SU carbs and the linkage use to jam on full revs - wooo them were the days 8-) .

All company cars after that until 2008
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Location: Royston Vasey

Post by Jamezee » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 00:24

Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 GL in Navy Blue 'D' reg. (hatchback) :)
Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one. Harry Callahan.

BMW dust caps x 4 (replica)
Little Tree Air Freshener-Vanillaroma (now worn out and in the bin)
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Hard Top
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Location: Netherlands

Post by Hard Top » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 00:43

1966 short wheel base Land Rover.
Bought it from a wind surfer teacher/school down at our local beach.
He had re-sprayed it in a BMW dark metallic red and had lorry seats fitted, very comfortable.
Also I remember the excellent heater.
Could not lock the rear door so had to always park it reversed up against something.
The couple of times that someone tried to nick it, I found it across the other side of the road, on both occasions, the next morning.
Don't think they could get their head round the starter button (you can do it with an old nail, don't need the key)

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Location: Basingstoke

Post by wonderloaf » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 07:09

Mine was a Ford Orion 1.6i Ghia, didn't realise the significance of the little 'i' on the end of the name and so insured it as a plain 1.6 litre. Had bit of a shock when it was pointed out that the 'i' stood for 'injection', and so my insurance premium was bumped up quite a bit, just what I didn't need as a broke twenty-something.

Didn't really matter as about 3 months later took a corner too fast in the wet and it ended up in a pond, totalled. :bawl: I learnt my lesson though!
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Location: Wakefield

Post by Zed Carer » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 07:26

I had an evening/weekend job in the local garage. One of the mechanics told me about a car that was going cheap - owned by a neighbour of his who was a widow and the car hadn't been used for 15 years.

So in 1969 £12-10s-0d (£12.50 in today's money) changed hands and for the next 2 years I drove LPA 493 a 1939 Standard - even used it to travel between Stockport and Guildford when I was at Uni. No modern bits - wooden floor, road and cable brakes - used to drive it in work boots to make sure that I could press the brake pedal hard enough. :lol:

Only had one accident in it - I was stopped when a police Hillman Hunter reversed into my front wing - my wing had a dent that a bit of filler took care of whilst the back of the Hillman looked like a write off - don't build them like that anymore.

It was when I sold it that I realised that it was first registered on 5th September 1939 - the day war was declared - if only I'd kept it but I'd found a replica D Type going cheap :D'
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Post by Mr Silver » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 08:07

My first car was a 1953 Opel Olympia Estate bought in in '58. Ultra rare at the time, can't even find a pic of it today! It hadn't moved for 3 years and I paid the equivalent of £12.50 for it because its space was needed. A real gem and brings back fond memories.

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Location: Thames Ditton

Post by Milo » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 08:29

My first vehicle was a Yamaha Fizzy too, derestricted of course!

First car was a Renault 14 I bought for £400 back in 1987. That was a really poor car!

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Mouldy
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Location: Northampton

Post by Mouldy » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 10:26

My first car was a 1967 Mini Van (DHB 684F) in Willow Green that I bought about two weeks after passing my driving test in January 1974. I only had it for about a month though, after discovering that it ran on two-stroke . . . . . about a pint of oil to a gallon of petrol.

It was replaced with another Mini Van, a 1970 model in Connaught Green (JEV472H), that was a much better vehicle altogether.

The reason for a van? I used to play bass guitar in a band and needed a small van to cart my bass, amp and speaker in. Just the job!!!
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Rothes

Post by Zteve » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 11:44

1965 MK1 Cortina fitted with Lotus engine, wish I still had it, bought under spares or repair and not running, it was running and creating smiles after about 30 minutes...the plug leads were in the wrong order!!!

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Hard Top
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Location: Netherlands

Post by Hard Top » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 11:49

Zteve wrote:the plug leads were in the wrong order!!!
Brilliant...... :bow

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Gio
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  Z3 roadster 2.2i
Location: Worcester

Post by Gio » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 11:59

Citroen GS Club, don't miss it one bit.
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Location: East Yorkshire

Post by seaDog » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 12:08

1600 Capri Laser, oooh the power !

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This is not my car but exactly the same.

Mine was a lot slower than my mates Capri's and a lot heavier. I then discovered the lad I bought it off worked on a pig farm, under all 4 arches I must have removed 1/2 a ton of crap. It then went about 5mph quicker :D

Happy Days ! ! !

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Bench
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Location: Flitwick

Post by Bench » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 15:08

89 Austin Metro 1.0. Bought for £8 (all i had in my pocket) off an old lady. It was in a broken shed that had to be dismantled to get the car out. Car did not run.

Replaced battery, passed mot first time...apart from emissions whcih the tester let slide. Used for a summers worth of site work which i got 40p per mile for every mile driven.

Had all the hydraulic fluid let out of the suspension to 'lower' it!

Needless to say it drove just under its own power to the scrap yard, i had earnt enough money from it to but my first RS turbo fiesta.
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Gio
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Location: Worcester

Post by Gio » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 15:58

Bench wrote:i had earnt enough money from it to but my first RS turbo fiesta.
A mate had one of those, his insurance was 3 times more than what he paid for it. :shock:
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Dr Shiny
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Location: Maldon

Post by Dr Shiny » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 16:56

Morris Oxford, given to me by my Dad.

I never realised he had such a sense of humour.

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MickJ
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Location: Coventry

Post by MickJ » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 17:48

My first car was a Isetta 300 Bubblecar, powered by a 300cc single cylinder BMW engine, I was 15 at the time, remember reversing the front wheels to give it a wider track then tried everything to tip it over but it never did - did some bloody stupid things back then - wish I still had it now - bit sad I know but I have a list of every car and motorbike that I have ever owned I am up to 75 now.

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Ferdinand
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Sjælland, Denmark

Post by Ferdinand » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 18:49

I bought my first car in 1994 - a 1980 3 door red/orange Fiat 127 - 903cc with 45 hp. Many laughs and small repairs - but truly a great little car... Sold it in 2002 - should have kept it - the buyer wrecked the engine 3 weeks later and then he put a 127 Sport engine in it (90 hp) then sold it - and then I lost track of it....

My idea was originally to take it for a spin on my 40th birthday.... gonna do it in the Zed I hope!!!
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BMW 3.0iA Sport Edition 08/2002 - iPod kit, CTEK MXS 7000 batterycharger & Protek Protector Roof Cover ;o)
Range Rover 4.6 V8 HSE 03/2000, Webasto preheater and CTEK MXS 7000 batterycharger
Citroën Xsara 2.0 110 Hdi Prestige hatchback with VTS alloys, Musketier rear spoiler and Webasto preheater
Volvo 144 1.8 B18 09/1967


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zedwheels
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Location: Bridgend

Post by zedwheels » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 19:24

:lol: All Fantastic stories, now we got a real challenge set up by Mick there
75 cars for gods sake :!: :!: :bow That has to be a record breaker, or is it :?: I'm going to try and take stock now of how many i'v had over the years. :shrug Back soon.
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MickJ
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Location: Coventry

Post by MickJ » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 20:03

My list

1. ISSETA BUBBLE CAR
2. AUSTIN A30
3. HILLMAN MINX (1956)
4. MK1 FORD CONSUL
5. ROVER P5 3 LITRE
6. JAGUAR MK7M
7. WOLESLEY 6\110 MK1
8. VAUXHALL 101 ESTATE
9. WOLESLEY 6\110 MK2
10. HILLMAN IMP
11. HILLMAN IMP
12. HILLMAN IMP
13. SINGER CHAMOIS (YES ANOTHER BLOODY IMP!)
14. RILEY ELF
15. MK2 CORTINA 1600
16. FORD CORSAIR 1500
17. ROVER 2000SC
18. DAIMLER SOVEREIGN 4.2
19. TRIUMPH 2.5 Pi
20. HOLBAY HUNTER 1725
21. ROVER 3500S
22. BRABHAM VIVA
23. HILLMAN HUNTER GT
24. HILLMAN AVENGER
25. HILLMAN AVENGER
26. HILLMAN AVENGER (SHOULD HAVE LEARNT AFTER THE 1ST ONE)
27. ALLEGRO 1300 (SAY NO MORE)
28. ROVER SD1 V8
29. ROVER SD1 2600SE
30. FORD XR4I
31. MG MONTEGO
32. VAUXHALL ROYALE 2.8
33. NISSAN MICRA MK1
34. VAUXHALL NOVA
35. ROVER 820I
36. SUZUKI 125
37. KAWASAKI GPZ600
38. HONDA VFR 750M
39. KAWASAKI ZZR600 (N)
40. SUZUKI GSXR1100M
41. VAUXHALL CAVALIER 1600 (’89)
42. VAUXHALL CAVALIER 1600 (’90)
43. VAUXHALL CAVALIER SRI (’90)
44. VAUXHALL CAVALIER 2.0 GLs AUTO (’90)
45. PUNTO 55ELX
46. PUNTO 60SX (N)
47. VAUXHALL CARLTON 3000 Gsi 24V
48. VAUXHALL CALIBRA V6
49. PORSCHE 944
50. PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3 SPORT (RARE-ISH CAR APPEARED IN ‘JUST 911’ MAG) GOOD HISTORY
51. VAUXHALL VECTRA 2.0 GLS (N)
52. VAUXHALL VECTRA 2.5 V6 SPORT (N)
53. VAUXHALL VECTRA 2.5 Gsi V6 (N)
54. VAUXHALL ASTRA Sxi (N)
55. VAUXHALL VECTRA 2.5 Gsi V6 (N) (FACELIFT)
56. VAUXHALL VECTRA 2.5 V6 ‘DESIGN EDITION’ (N)
57. NISSAN MICRA MK2
58. BMW E46 328SE ‘STEP’
59. BMW E46 325SE ‘STEP’ (N)
60. BMW E46 330SE (N)
61. BMW E46 M3 (N)
62. BMW E60 530D ‘STEP’
63. PEUGEOT 206 SW
64. PEUGEOT 407 COUPE GT V6 Hdi (N)
65. NISSAN 350Z GT
66. NISSAN 350Z GT4
67. HONDA CIVIC TYPE ‘R’ (N)
68. PEUGEOT 207 SW SPORT (N)
69. VAUXHALL INSIGNIA (N)
70. PEUGEOT 207 1.6Hdi 5Dr Hatchback
71. JAGUAR XF 2.7D LUXURY
72. JAGUAR XF 3.0D ‘S’ PREMIUM LUXURY
73. FORD KA ZETEC (N)
74. BMW F11 520d SE Tourer (N)
75. BMW Z3 2.8L Roadster 1998.

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Location: doncaster

what was yours

Post by brilie » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 20:17

My first car a mini cant believe nobody else has started motoring in one ?Cost me ten pounds and the starter button was on the floor had it for six months but it used to "crab"down the road.so it went to the scrap yard in the sky.The reg was THE 627 and it died with the car !!!!Wish I still had it now :head:

zedwheels
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Location: Bridgend

Post by zedwheels » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 20:24

OMG.......... I realy feel inadequate now.
Ford anglia.
Ford corsaire.
Ford anglia.
Austin 6
Hilman imp.
Hilman minx.
Citroen.
Citroen.
Fiat.
Vauvhall Victor.
Opel ascona.
Ford cortina 1600
Ford cortina 2000.
Ford capri.
Vauxhall viva van.
Vauxhall cavalier.
Vauxhall frontera.
Vauxhall corsa.
Vauxhall corsa.
Ford fiesta.
Z3.

Had lots of company cars but that would be cheating. You must be over 200 years old. :lol: :roflmao: You are the man. :bow :bow :bow
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MickJ
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Location: Coventry

Post by MickJ » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 20:29

Lol no I'm 57, I get bored with cars very quickly or a new model is brought out, the 911 I was on the logbook as owning it for 2 days actually it was 2 weeks lol, I love cars, can't help myself and none were company cars.

zedwheels
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Location: Bridgend

Post by zedwheels » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 20:37

:rtm: Is there anyone out there in the land of zed who can top this. :?:
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Richardenigma
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Post by Richardenigma » Thu 07 Apr, 2011 20:53

First car was a purple Triumph Herald Estate YPB 528G...1979...

Most unusual car was a Mercury Meteor Rideaux 500...

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OXO
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Location: France

Post by OXO » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 07:25

2litrezed wrote:1975 - moped Gilera RS50 reg. NRD23M(fizzy beater :D )

1976 - 1st car Singer Chamois reg.EYW706C it was the posh imp with a walnut dash.

1976 Mk1 ford cortina 1500 super in mint green (rotten as a pear)

1976 Ford Anglia 105e reg. 9946DP Battleship grey and fetching red plastic seats complete with a valve radio which took a good 5 - 10 minutes before the hum turned into music. great car went on forever

1977 MG1300 reg.POW227G twin SU carbs and the linkage use to jam on full revs - wooo them were the days 8-) .

All company cars after that until 2008
What colour was the Chamois, because it might be the same one.. mine was white.

My first car was a chamois, white and I sold it in 1976 to get a Triumph Spitfire MK3.

Then a mini while I rebuilt the spits engine.

Audi 100
Mini
Escort MKII estate
Granada 2,8 Auto
GT6
Mini van
Astra GT/E
Golf GTi mk2
Fiesta
Disco
ST24
A4 Avant Quattro

.. and Currently we have:

Range Rover P38
Z3
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MickJ
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Location: Coventry

Post by MickJ » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 07:58

[/quote]What colour was the Chamois?[/quote]

It was a dark metallic blue with a red stripe and as you say had a walnut dash, a common fault with Imps (one of many) was the throttle cable was always snapping as a get home you could connect the choke cable to the throttle as this was a lever on the floor of the Imp (and derivities) made driving interesting though lol, to improve handling you could shorten the front springs or stick some paving slabs or bag of sand in the boot, a mate used to have a Bond with the Imp (875cc) engine stuck in the back it was quite rapid but too much power thinking back for a 3 wheeler, I remember as a passenger sliding down the road on its side as he took a bend too fast............. :)

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Post by TaffZee » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 10:35

Ford Anglia.
Triumph Vitesse
Vauxhall 101
Mark 1 Cortina
Wolsey 2.2
Hillman Hunter
Avenger
Lotus Cortina (Swapped it for the Avenger :lol: )
Fiat 132 Sport
Ford Escort mark 1
Mini 1275
Mini 850 (Auto) :shock: Replaced engine to a 1275.
Rancho :oops: (Enough Said)
Land Rover
Ford Taunus :oops: :lol: Went on Fire twice once while fueling it up on a forecourt in Newquay Cornwall.
MGBGT.
Cortina mark 3
Capri 2.2
Trans Am Black (never got it on the road sold to a dealer in London)
Primera
Celica series 6 :thumb:
BMW Z3 :thumb:
And many more old rust buckets not worth mentioning.
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Location: Flitwick

Post by Bench » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 11:59

Gio wrote:
Bench wrote:i had earnt enough money from it to but my first RS turbo fiesta.
A mate had one of those, his insurance was 3 times more than what he paid for it. :shock:
Wow, mines was only twice what i paid for it and it blew up near enough every week......loved it!
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Post by motco » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 15:44

1947 Morris Ten Series M very similar to this one but registered MWL 56

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Then: (hope this all)

1956 Standard Ten RYU 705
1960 Triumph Herald (948cc with twin SUs)
1965 Hillman Minx (Hunter 1500) TGY551F
1967 Triumph Herald 1200 Estate (wife's car - a heap)
1965 Singer Chamois LPP500C (Wife's car)
1970 MG Midget SBH 721J (still exists)
1965 Triumph 200cc Tiger Cub m/c (for running to MG parts dept!)
1968 Hillman Hunter 1500 (wife's car)
1976 Leyland Princess 2200HL Auto (company car) OSD 639R
1980 Leyland Princess HLS Auto (company car) worst car ever!
1983 Capri 2.8i (company car)
1985 Capri 2.8i (company car)
1984 Fiat 128 Estate (Wife's car)
1987 Ford Granada 2.0GL Auto (company car)
1991 Ford Sierra GLS 1.8
1990 Ford Granada 2.5TD
1989 Vauxhall Nova 'Pearl' (wife's car then daughter's)
1996 Ford Mondeo Estate 1.8TD (given to daughter)
1996 Ford Escort TD Ghia (wife's car)
1996 Ford Escort TD (wife's car then daughter's)
2002 Ford Mondeo 2.0TDDi Ghia Estate (current)
1993 Westfield SEiW 2.0 (current)
2002 BMW Z3 2.2i Sport (current)

Total mileage over driving life: >1,000,000

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Re: what was yours

Post by Titan » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 16:33

brilie wrote:My first car a mini cant believe nobody else has started motoring in one ?
The first car I owned was a Mini 850
Prior to that I drove whatever my Dad had :wink:
  • Austin A35 van
    Morris 1100
    Cortina Mk1 1300
    Reliant Robin :!:
In a reversal of the usual scenario, Dad wrote my mini off by parking it in a dry stone wall somewhere in North Wales :bawl:
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