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Your First Car ???

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I learned to drive in a Fiat 128 :cry2: but the first car I actually owned was one of these, a 68 Mk 2 Cortina which I paid the princely sum of £60 for.

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Then after a few Cortina's Escorts and Capri's I decided to move up a gear to something a bit more flash, my first of many American cars, a 1970 Buick GS convertible. Not this actual car but the same, I had no idea what I was buying, just that it was big, loud and surprisingly fast. 7.5ltr as opposed to 1.6ltr and it did about 8 or 10 to the gallon if you took it easy :lol: It was the slippery slope to spending a small fortune over the years on Yank Tanks.

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Renault 20TS, +- 15 liters per 100 km in city :cry2: . It was 25 years ago. Cost me 1 500 euros, it had 120 000 km when I bought it and I left it à 177 000 km.

Bertrand

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Mine was a Del-boy special :lol:

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Except it was brown, well I`d passed my bike test in 76 & normally rode a IMZ Ural/Busmar double adult outfit but the ex-710 wanted a car so I bought the Regal & taught myself how to drive had 6 lessons with BSM & passed my test first time :D

The ruddy thing started to fall apart after a year it had a hole directly over the exhaust so the windows had to be open all the time you drove it to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. The drivers side door jammed so you had to climb in through the passengers one oh & it finally failed it`s MOT due to rust blink.gif

I sold it to a guy who owned a Laverda Jota for £50 :eek:

My next car was a bright yellow Lada 1200 similar to the one below but with a brown vinyl roof B)

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Lovely car, never missed a beat & one time I had great fun & total supprise on the M1 full foot to the floor speedo on the limt flashing cars to get out of the why on the outside lane including a Sierra Cosworth & some big Merc :eek:

OK they must have been going slow, though but that said everyone must have been going slow that day & the look on the two drivers as I passed was a joy to see :lol:

BTW I do not condone exceeding the legal speed limit, I was a reckless youth of 35 at the time & would never do such a thing now I`m a responsible adult :nono:

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A Hillman Imp Californian. In Gold!

Cost £6, but we found 50p down the seats, so that was a bonus...

Used to boil all the time, probably due to a blowing HG, so in the Summer we drove around with the heater on full to extend the cooling run.

And replaced the bonnet hinges with fence wire.

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Here's mine. A 1979 MKII Ford Escort 1.3 Pop Plus. Alleycat alloys, genuine RS2000 rear spoiler and the obligatory big bore Peco exhaust. I later added some RS quarter bumpers and this is the closest i got to MKII RS ownership :(

A MKII RS2000 is and always will be my 'Grail' car.

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I had a Vauhall Viva - HB series.

£200 to buy, £225 to insure TPF&T

It was "only" 13 years old when I got it, but the entire top coat of paint had long departed, so it had a nice matt finish.

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Rover 600, company car. Kind of dull. Didn't buy a car myself until I was nearly 32, which was this:

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Bought it with 98,000 on it, sold it with 193,000, great car. Only sold it to go diesel (that one was a 2.5l petrol), so now I've got a 3.0 turbodiesel version of the same car. W reg, 159,000 on the clock and going great :) I'm a fan of buying high mileage cars if they're well made and have been looked after.

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I'm a fan of buying high mileage cars if they're well made and have been looked after.

Pretty much the same here, let someone else lose the money.

About a few hundred miles or so miles short of 300,000 and still pulls like a train :D

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1970 Ford Escort MkI 1.1L with 98,000 miles on the clock and self adjusting tapets that only adjusted one way ..... open .... clatter clatter.

I painted it black with a gold stripe, painted the interior black, took the hubcaps off and painted the wheels black, fitted a shite cassette player ... and gave it a Redex decoke ..... brilliant ... :D

it was similar to this one

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Top left, yellow Datsun Cherry FII coupe, with the super 'trendy' black vinyl roof.

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But then I got married and started having kids. Wife made me sell it to buy a pushchair. :(

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one very much like this (pic nicked off markthreeownersclub.com)

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Blew the CHG on the M4 near Reading one night, when I eventually got the head off using a 6 foot scaffold pole for leverage on the blots I found No. 3 piston had melted!

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First car was a MkI Astra, bought it for £250 ran if for about 2 years and then sold it for £500 :thumbup:

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was ford 100e popular- : in hand painted apple green-3 speed floor change with reverse next to first and with long lever it was soo easy to hit reverse instead of first-especially at traffic lights :huh: cost £60 sold £60 after 12 months-best buy ever

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1988 Renault 5 Campus. 1.1 litres of throbbing French mechanical craftsmanship mate to a four speed gearbox putting its power down through two skinny front tyres.

Rock and roll!

Had a removable sunroof though. :)

Not mine, but just to give you an idea of the poetry in motion that was the Renault 5. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Pile o' sh1te!

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My first car was one of these fabulous beasts :cry2:

Quote from the web just about sums it up

"Reliable and tough, the Volvo 340 was also an ugly car with as much road appeal as a flat badger."

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I must have started off driving like a grandad and gradually regressed to a kid :kid: with this

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First car was a Morris Marina Coupe 1.8TC similar to the one below but on an M plate and in that awful 1970's beige

that was so 'fashionable'. Lasted all of six months before spinning out on a roundabout in Frimley and smashing up the rear axel.

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A few MK2 Golf's have passed though my hands but I have never been able to get an Oak Green GTI in decent condition at the right money, still a bit of a "wanted" for me, especially a 16V

B.

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First 'car' was a Ford Transit MKII, like this one but minus the paint job. Sliding doors!! :thumbsup: Bit of a lump but great for getting band gear around in. Put a home hifi in it with enormous tannoy speakers, which drove people nuts. Loved it - could fix anything on it with the aid of a Haynes manual. Those were the days.

Pic nicked off Transit Van Club site.

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