First Car

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Re: First Car

Postby Bamber Gascoigne on Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:10 am

First one I can clearly remember my Dad running (actually running was quicker) was his FIAT Mutipla:
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Shorter than the modern FIAT 500 it had 8 seats.

Went with him when he bought it - seller wanted £40, but he got it for £35 as he spotted one of their kids had chickenpox and he claimed he'd have to scrub the interior out with Jeyes fluid :lol:

The one above is not his one (in comparison, ours looked like it had been erroneously spent most of its life in the wrong part of Beirut), but restored ones like this one are worth a bloody fortune today +£25k/£30k!!

After that he had a Mk1 Cortina 1500 (in mock-lotus white and green stripe) and then a proper(ly knackered) Avenger Tiger... before promotion at work saw him being saddled for several years with several variants of the then newly launched All Aggro, sorry Allegro........

In contrast, my first car.....
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1100 'deluxe' model complete with Zero 6 stickers at top of the screen........
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Re: First Car

Postby Lt. Discussion on Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:06 am

1992. Bought a D reg 1987 ex panda car (Bethnal Green nick) Mini Metro from Whitechapel car auctions. Great fun. Had been ragged to buggery but had a great service history. Still had the zips in the roof for the radio. And radio holder on the dash. Ended up breaking down on Redbridge roundabout, never to live again. So much for that service history. Got a Fiat Uno turbo ie after that which was like driving a roller in comparison
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Re: First Car

Postby irons88 on Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:38 am

My first trip out as a baby was apparently to a Peugeot garage, where my dad for some reason swapped his white 205 GTI for a black one, both with the 1.6 rather than the 1.9. The first car I really remember being driven in was dad's 'G' reg Peugeot 405, a 1.9 GTX in red.
I also had a French car as my first car, a 1.4 16v Renault Clio which I loved at the time. So unreliable though, had problems with the coil packs going all the time. I was once taking it in to be fixed on 3 cylinders (sounded like an air cooled 911) when another one went, so had to manage with just 2 cylinders firing to get me the rest of the way :D
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Re: First Car

Postby Los Martillos on Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:49 pm

Morris Minor 1100 van. Bus seat in the back facing sideways for us kids. Puked every time we went on a journey more than 30 minutes.
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Re: First Car

Postby ChikinRun on Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:38 pm

1964 Hillman Imp. £40. Pink. Was once red I think, but when I bought it, it was pink.
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Re: First Car

Postby Denbighammer on Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:44 pm

1st car I remember my old man having was a white SAAB 900 GLS. Reg; TEV431W.

Lovely old tub, still remember the noise it made when we had to overtake something and that you put the ignition key in down by the gear lever. He changed it for a VW Passatt company car. Dull but reliable - not a patch on the SAAB.
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Re: First Car

Postby sendô on Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:36 pm

I also remember my old man having a few escort style vans when I was younger, I can't remember if they were escort vans or not but they were that shape. I distinctly remember the manual choke too.
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Re: First Car

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Re: First Car

Postby Tenbury on Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:44 am

That Amazon,and the Multipla above , are truly classic.
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Re: First Car

Postby the polecat on Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:48 am

Mum had a Morris Minor convertible.
BUC609B a bit like this...
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Re: First Car

Postby prophet:marginal on Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:06 pm

Slightly OT, but have a butcher's at this collection of old Alfas
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Re: First Car

Postby ageing hammer on Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:56 pm

My dad's first ( and only car ) was a Ford Anglia and I can still remember the reg KPI 60 :D
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Re: First Car

Postby Burnley Hammer on Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:56 pm

First car my mum and dad had was a Talbot Horizon in a horrid yellow colour. First car I joint owned with a partner was a Rover 45. First car I completely owned was a Kia Rio
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Re: First Car

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:57 am

1972 Rover Coupe P5B 3.5L automatic in navy blue with white leather-ish interior.

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Re: First Car

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:06 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:1972 Rover Coupe P5B 3.5L automatic in navy blue with white leather-ish interior.

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<drools...>
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Re: First Car

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:48 pm

There is something about them old Rover Coupes that I have loved ever since I first saw one as a kid. What’s not to like? V8 3.5 Buick lump and classic lines. Probably one of the nicest Rovers ever produced.
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Re: First Car

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:57 pm

I'll post a picture of the car my old man had after the Rover Coupe later. :oops:
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Re: First Car

Postby Patito on Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:17 pm

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Re: First Car

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:12 pm

I had a green Talbot Horizon years ago in the early 90s that I inherited off my sister. Very comfortable seats from what I remember. My mate threw up all down the side of it as we were travelling at speed from a gig we'd just been chased out of. I left it there as I couldn't be arsed to wipe it off as it was disgusting. It burned the paint off.

I got pulled over on the Blackwall Tunnel approach by the old bill on the way to a gig in South London. The doors were rusted to the point they were sticking out to the side. The tyres were all bald, the rear indicators worked intermittently and the bumper was hanging off. I had to really sweet-talk the old bill into letting me carry on my journey which they reluctantly agreed too. The ball joint went and the front wheel collapsed on the way home and I skidded into a skip. In the words of Donald Trump "it was beautiful".
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Re: First Car

Postby OFT on Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:40 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:1972 Rover Coupe P5B 3.5L automatic in navy blue with white leather-ish interior.

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Stunning!

Way back a lad I knew bought a tatty maroon P5B because it had a towing hitch. He wanted it to take his trailer with his builders rubble to the tip. IIRC he gave 80 quid for it. :(

For a good few years the P5B has been my 'dream' car. Sod yer' modern sports cars with their go faster stripes and computer controlled bull****, and 4x4's that look like a cheap trainer on wheels a mint P5B would be my car of choice and even now I hope one day to own one, IMO there is no finer automotive specimen ever been made
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