What was your first ever car?

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I got a bank loan over 3 years and every single payment was covered by weighing in all the scrap lead I got due to my job as a lead worker.
 

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Bought another, a Goodwood green GT in 1990 which I owned for over 14 years.
 

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This thread brings back great memories of my Dad and me working on my first car, a Saab 95!

(with my Dad telling me that my first motorcycle a Triumph Tiger Cub would be worth something, someday?)

Sold them both for a Honda 500/4 :doh:
 

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First car i owned to be on the road was a burgundy Vauxhall Viva with a gold pinstripe and some previous nutter had stuck fur to the dash lol. I cant for the life of me recall what year it was but this would be back in 1985 and it was well used back then. I have been driving cars on private land since 1978, i say driving but was more like grass track racing in a old mini and an Opel Kadet at the sweet age of 10. good job we had a tractor for a recovery vehicle as there was a very tight turn with a beck (stream) to land in if you didn't make the turn which was quite often when wet. :):):)
 

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Mine was a "white" Opel Manta Coupe Berlinetta TWY 928R I say white as I bought it in the dark & when I woke up & saw it in the light the wings were a different shade............... Luckily I drove into the back of a Honda at Hangar Lane six weeks later so it was restored to just one shade of white!
 

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They were awful!! I had those as company cars, followed by Itals in the early 1980's

OK for a laugh I'll post my first car

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This is a reliant supervan - I kid you Not !

There was some method in my Madness. I bought this in 1970 at the age of 16 and drove it on a motorcycle licence. The object was to learn to drive. I simply got in it and drove without having a single lesson unless you count steering around a field in my dads car sitting on his lap. At 17 I passed my test first time without ever having had a formal a lesson so it served it's purpose.

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I passed my bike test on my 17th birthday & my car test on my 18th birthday. Swapped my last bike for a reliant supervan as the owner couldn't drive it on his bike licence as it had a reverse gear. Mine had rear side windows & a rear bench seat. Together with a hole in the roof where someone had removed an aerial.

Bikes followed by a 3 wheeler certainly taught me to look for road hazards.
 

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As the title say what was your first ever car? :)

Mine was a Fiat Uno I bought about 16 years ago for £150, boy had some fun in that lol
I still remember using duct tape and some string on one side of the bumper just to hold it up :D.
My first car was a 1965 Ford Anglia 105E Deluxe in green with a white roof. Reg was COT 353C.

Bought it from a friend who used it daily and i kept it for around five years.

Was never the same after being side-swiped by a Ford Transit whose driver wasn’t insured...
 
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1972 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Series 1 which was purchased for the princely sum of £550.

It was sable brown which was never the most attractive colour but was of its time and actually suited the car quite well. It looked very much like Sir William Lyons' own 1968 XJ6 shown below (minus the rectangular fog lights) which is the same colour although I suspect that his is in rather better condition than mine ever was:

 
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Mine was a 1959 'lightweight shell' mini. It was lightweight as BMC had only put very thin gauge sills on the car at that point, with the seams the wrong way round so that it let water in. Corrected in 1960, but the shell gained almost 10kgs.
My car grew over 18 months from 850cc to 1293cc, then reduced in width, length and height as I ditched it and a small tree came down on top of it.
Did at least sell the engine for more than I bought the car for....and started to learn a little about car control.
 

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Vauxhall Victor FD 1971. Those were the days, now have to contend with a S63:D:D:D:D:D:D. Life only gets better.
 

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