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foskid

posted on 26/11/11 at 11:18 AM Reply With Quote
1st cars

Just been reading the thread started by mookaloid "I must be getting old I have a very odd desire to bid on this"

Got me to thinking about times gone bye. My very first car, a 1952 Triumph Mayflower bought in 1970 at age 17. Any other "senior" members remember theirs?





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TimC

posted on 26/11/11 at 11:27 AM Reply With Quote
Not that senior, but a Peugeot 309 GE 1.3 5-door in NHS Blue.






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Wheels244

posted on 26/11/11 at 11:29 AM Reply With Quote
Austin 1100

[Edited on 26/11/11 by Wheels244]

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UncleFista

posted on 26/11/11 at 11:44 AM Reply With Quote
My first car legally on the road was a FIAT Strada

Mine was silver, same wheels, (I thought) they looked cool at the time but as they didn't have a centre hole, most tyre places couldn't balance them










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Dusty

posted on 26/11/11 at 11:44 AM Reply With Quote
Austin A30. It was a while ago!
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Andy D

posted on 26/11/11 at 11:47 AM Reply With Quote


It was that colour too.. Bought second hand for 90 in 1970, thrashed it to near death in one year.

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adithorp

posted on 26/11/11 at 11:58 AM Reply With Quote
An Austin 1300 that had been sat in the corner of the workshop with the engine out and a knackered gearbox for 2 years. "If you can get that sorted I'll insure it for you" were my Dads words.

2 years standing rusting resulted in...) 2 new sills (inner and outer), new "trumpets" under the front wings, lots of bog, lots of ratle cans, machined the gearbox casing to take an oversize idler bearing and rebiuld, new piston-rings/cylinder hone and shells, head strip/decoke and rebuild, new brakes and pipes, new driveshaft inner joints (maltese-cross type if you remember them), pair of twin carbs and inlet manifold from the scrappers, put it all together and away i went for two years.





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bobinspain

posted on 26/11/11 at 12:00 PM Reply With Quote
Morris 1100. Bought in 1970. (I was 22). Can't remember the year, but it must have been old 1963 ish. Cost me 50.
First brand-spanking new car bought in 1972. MG Midget. Cost 995. Those were the days eh? A new motor for under a grand !!

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iank

posted on 26/11/11 at 12:03 PM Reply With Quote
Very rusty, but bright yellow Mini 1000HL - PJA146W (deceased)





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whitestu

posted on 26/11/11 at 12:04 PM Reply With Quote
This was mine, a 1.6 but with Rostyle wheels. I loved it!


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Myke 2463

posted on 26/11/11 at 12:08 PM Reply With Quote
64 mini truck, 62 mini cooper, MGB chrome bumpers, MK1 Mexico all in the first 5 years.





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wicket

posted on 26/11/11 at 12:11 PM Reply With Quote
1938 Flying Standard 10, GS8302, bought 1961 when I was 19!!


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jollygreengiant

posted on 26/11/11 at 12:15 PM Reply With Quote
CGC 671B 1964 Mk1 Cortina (pre facelift) 1500preXflow.



bought in about 1976/7 by parents then run by me very hard for the next 5 -6 years finishing with a 1662cc full race Xflow. Almost proud to admit to being the forst of the true boy racers in my area.





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bobinspain

posted on 26/11/11 at 12:21 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wicket
1938 Flying Standard 10, GS8302, bought 1961 when I was 19!!



You old sod. I thought I was geriatric. (born 1948).

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IainL

posted on 26/11/11 at 12:33 PM Reply With Quote
1972 Escort mk1 1300, in brown.

Great car until it got nicked and was found at Reading Station car park 2 weeks later.

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Nick DV

posted on 26/11/11 at 12:59 PM Reply With Quote
Mk II Ford Cortina 1600 Super. Started off in Ford silver fox, which peeled off like every other one painted in that colour, then bright red (was a Ford colour). Became a psuedo Lotus Cortina when a mate wrote his off and I 'borrowed' all of the running gear from him, including interior and dash. Had a brief encounter with Rostyle wheels before installing very wide 'banded'steel wheels (could do that then )
A great car, and stayed with me until it was not worth chasing the rust worms. I still got good money for all of the goodies though when I scrapped it. I wonder what those bits would be worth now!!

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panichat

posted on 26/11/11 at 01:17 PM Reply With Quote
Mine was...

a black 1957 Austin A35 in 1981.
Rolled it end over end after a week!
Got this knackered one and put all the bits from the crashed one on it.
It was painted all over with Hammerite and jumped out of 3rd gear when going uphill.


I really loved it (but not quite as much as the first one).

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owelly

posted on 26/11/11 at 01:25 PM Reply With Quote
1st car was a Magenta Sprint when I was about 13. Then a Series 1 Landy and finally, when I was old enough to pass my test (learnt to drive in a Reliant TW9!) and legally drive, CVN 244T, a Minivan.





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NigeEss

posted on 26/11/11 at 01:33 PM Reply With Quote
1973 MG Midget with the rare round rear wheel arches.





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spiderman

posted on 26/11/11 at 01:39 PM Reply With Quote
1360 Triumph Herald. Soon learnt about lift off oversteer!!!!





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Mark Allanson

posted on 26/11/11 at 02:01 PM Reply With Quote
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior in 1978, age 17. I got into, and out of some much trouble with that car - loved it







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Confused but excited.

posted on 26/11/11 at 02:54 PM Reply With Quote
2.4 S model MkII Jag. Bought it off my mate's dad for 25.
Oh, how I wish I had it now!

I think that Alpha Junior ranks with the Mk1 Escort as one of the nicest small cars ever made.

[Edited on 26/11/11 by Confused but excited.]





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Ninehigh

posted on 26/11/11 at 02:59 PM Reply With Quote
Mk3 Escort, it was 16 years old when I got it and barely lasted a year before rot and engine cancer got it (went through two of them!)

I'd still have another






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steve m

posted on 26/11/11 at 03:29 PM Reply With Quote
A fiat 124 reg SPM856G (my intials are SPM)
bought it for 100 with out an mot, and with in 10 mins it had an mot certificate

lasted 2 years until some twat in a vw beetle ripped the front off, and i HAD to dispose of the Fiat quickley, as one glance underneath
and a good look at the mot cert would of revealed a lot of problems, for me

after that, was an MG midget HKM97D , then ...................

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bertie_bas205

posted on 26/11/11 at 03:47 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UncleFista
My first car legally on the road was a FIAT Strada

Mine was silver, same wheels, (I thought) they looked cool at the time but as they didn't have a centre hole, most tyre places couldn't balance them









YRS664Y fait Strada for me too, a 65S IIRC....

The wheels were a pain in the hoop to get anything done....

I changed em to Vauxhall Rostyles..... Much cooler.... Ha!!

Good days indeed....!!




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