What was your first car?

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  1. BIG Sean

    BIG Sean Active Member

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    Terracotta Mk2 Escort[with yellowish bonnet - original was toooooooooooo rusty] and rusty front wings - my Grandad bought it and my G/F [now 20years later, my wife] said "it's me or the car" I chose the car and she saw sense.

    Cost him £250 - Thanks Grandpa!
     
  2. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    and it took you 20 years to get her back...
     
  3. Corrado

    Corrado Active Member

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    Deja vu..

    Singer Chamois (posh Imp) £250, petrol @~60p/GALLON

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    Sadly, there's little need to mask the number plate:( .
     
  4. The Dent Guy

    The Dent Guy Active Member

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    First car was an Austin Allegro, bought from a car auction.

    After a week it was back in the auction making a loss, having discovered a bad petrol tank leak and also having pulled the handbrake out of the floor due to rust. Very dangerous - couldn't wait to get rid.

    They say you live and learn - well i certainly did, thats for sure!
     
  5. Palfrem

    Palfrem MB Enthusiast

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    W124 E36 AMG, G 300 GEL his, SLK 200 hers
    BMW Isetta bubble car VNP 227

    Tiny and 80 mpg. Green before my time!
     
  6. Palfrem

    Palfrem MB Enthusiast

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    PS - Funny how so many remember the registration numbers
     
  7. comports

    comports Active Member

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    2.0L sport capri. Gold with recaro seats. I felt just like Bodie and Doyle (How sad) - Reg was A00 55S.
     
  8. verytalldave

    verytalldave MB Enthusiast

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    axesrus Active Member

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    Mercedes 300SL brand new from the dealer (dinky)
     
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  10. V8mate

    V8mate Active Member

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    1971 Mercury Comet V8 302 cu.in (5.0 litre)

    Those were the days, when an 18 year old could insure a car like that for £250 a year!
     
  11. Rory

    Rory MB Enthusiast

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    Similar to me - my first car was a Cortina 2.0GXL. 1972 model, which I bought in 75 - ermine white with black vinyl roof.

    I learned in a driving school Vauxhall Viva - hard work as it was incredibly underpowered, and my Dad's Mk2 Cortina.

    I clearly remember my dismay in 1995 when my then employer had a bit of a re-jig with the company car policy and I ended up with a Mondeo 2.0GLX - so I'd made zero progress in 20 yrs! It was a nice car to drive though.
     
  12. Ratz

    Ratz Active Member

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    Vauxhall Chevette(1.3) with a 2300HS bodykit in silver. Horrendous car, cost me £80(in 1986) and was only just worth it!
     
  13. SilverSaloon

    SilverSaloon MB Enthusiast

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    First car was a 1986 Mini Mayfair. I loved it and spent £££s on it making it look like new.

    i wish i still had it as the value of these things are up at the moment!! From checking the dvla site with the reg it appears its now been scrapped :(

    derek
     
  14. gary350

    gary350 Active Member

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    1948 Austin 10 followed very quickly with a Wolsley 6/80, those were the days, the 6/80 used/lost a gallon of oil every 20 miles.

    gary
     
  15. Chattonmill

    Chattonmill MB Enthusiast

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    Mk2 Ford fiesta 1.6d did 15,000 miles in 2 1/2 months and got rid after 4 months as the long distances meant that being 6ft 4 I had to be helped out after a long journey with a seixed back!
     
  16. Apial

    Apial Active Member

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    My first car was an Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint Veloce. I would love to drive it again. The handling was superb, the exhaust note crackled with the Boxer engine-it was to die for.

    If only the bodywork had been as good as the engineering....

    My second car was another Alfasud Sprint Veloce, but even faster and with improved anti rust treatment.

    Sadly, if I found the car again it would not live up to my memories.
     
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