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First Car

Post by gessa » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:43 pm

Mine was a 1970 Red mk1 Ford Escort 1300E.

Wish I still had it, paid £300 for it, fetching upwards of £6000 now.

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Re: First Car

Post by faaip » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:47 pm

Yes but when?

Ford Cortina no idea what mark...I was 24. Have very little interest in cars tbh

Before that

CJ250T
CX500C
Z900
CX500C
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Re: First Car

Post by hector » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:55 pm

I too had a CX500
after my Suzuki GT250

1st car was a Talbot Alpine, and I then swaped it for a Ford Capri vinyl roof an all
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Re: First Car

Post by leic white 63 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:20 pm

ford fiesta ghia mid 80s rot boxes back then.

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Re: First Car

Post by Gandalf » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:23 pm

gessa wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Mine was a 1970 Red mk1 Ford Escort 1300E.

Wish I still had it, paid £300 for it, fetching upwards of £6000 now.
Ditto, except mine was pale blue. Paid £250 for it. Three months later it was stolen and wrapped around a lamp post. Got £600 off of the insurance. Invested in a beautiful white Triumph 1500 TC, which took me all around Europe.
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Re: First Car

Post by Ratscoot » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:31 pm

Bronze Mk2 Escort bought off a mate for a couple of hundred in 82, radio set on fire as I took it for an MOT :shock: following week passed the MOT minus the radio and still smelling of smoke
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Re: First Car

Post by Norm » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:18 pm

Ford Zephyr IV mark 3, 1703cc - ex-army, 75 quid. Bench seat, column change, brilliant. Lots of things I didn't know when I bought it but it turned out I got one of the few examples of a column change that was absolutely tight - it was a joy to drive and we had great fun, but there was a reason for the price.
Problem was the rust in the end - it looked alright but the sub-frame was slowly rusting and I had to trade it
First car but never even thought to take a picture of it.

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Re: First Car

Post by Shields53 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:37 pm

Rover Metro

Absolute rust bucket.

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Re: First Car

Post by herefordbornleedsboy » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:42 pm

Baby blue Fiat 500. Not my choice. The Mrs learnt to drive first so got choice on the car.

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Re: First Car

Post by rich_leeds64 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:59 pm

1973 Ford Escort 1300L In red, bought it in 1981 for £275 which I thought was an absolute fortune in those days.

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Re: First Car

Post by beer belly bert » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:03 pm

Vauxhall Viva {with velux roof }
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Re: First Car

Post by faaip » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:09 pm

beer belly bert wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Vauxhall Viva {with velux roof }
You had a loft conversion in it?
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Re: First Car

Post by gessa » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:11 pm

Norm wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Ford Zephyr IV mark 3, 1703cc - ex-army, 75 quid. Bench seat, column change, brilliant. Lots of things I didn't know when I bought it but it turned out I got one of the few examples of a column change that was absolutely tight - it was a joy to drive and we had great fun, but there was a reason for the price.
Problem was the rust in the end - it looked alright but the sub-frame was slowly rusting and I had to trade it
First car but never even thought to take a picture of it.
When I was at school, I had a few weeks off to go to work with my brother, his mate had a Zephyr, bloody lovely it was, leather seats were just top quality.

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Re: First Car

Post by NorfolkWhite » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 pm

Looks like I’m the first to vote with a Mini, was a GT1275, used more oil than petrol....oh and it was brown.

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Re: First Car

Post by Muppet the Cat » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:15 pm

NorfolkWhite wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Looks like I’m the first to vote with a Mini, was a GT1275, used more oil than petrol....oh and it was brown.
Also a Mini for me Norfolk.

Couldn't tell you what model or engine size though. All I remember is that it was that horrible non-descript sandy brown colour and leaked like a sieve. I had to sell it within 6 months as my student over-draft in my final year was getting bigger than my bank manager was willing to allow.

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Re: First Car

Post by whiteswan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:19 pm

NorfolkWhite wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Looks like I’m the first to vote with a Mini, was a GT1275, used more oil than petrol....oh and it was brown.
Then I'm the second :)
Just a regular mini, regustered 1960 something (this was in 1978). A mate of me Dad's got this rusty old green mini with holes all over. He filled and then sprayed it the colour I wanted.....bright yellow. It was the love of my life, I spent a fortune on black go faster stripes, furry yellow and black seat covers, fitted new carpets myself. It had a bent gearstick that wouldn't go into first, and a starter button on the floor. Headlights were dipped by a foot pedal....and if anyone has driven up Garrowby Hill in Yorkshire (1 in 6), you will understand why I had to stop in the layby half way up, gather myself ( and the mini) and set off again with one big push. Happy days :)

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Re: First Car

Post by whiteswan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:20 pm

Ok......make me the third mini....muppet nipped in to second whilst I was typing :)

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Re: First Car

Post by Muppet the Cat » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:28 pm

whiteswan wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Ok......make me the third mini....muppet nipped in to second whilst I was typing :)
No please Swan, ladies first :)

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Re: First Car

Post by whiteswan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:53 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:28 pm
No please Swan, ladies first :)
Such a gent Muppet :)

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Re: First Car

Post by Norm » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:02 am

gessa wrote:

When I was at school, I had a few weeks off to go to work with my brother, his mate had a Zephyr, bloody lovely it was, leather seats were just top quality.
Mine had the front bench seat with the column change and the handbrake on the right, so I could comfortably get 6 in on occasion, but with the smaller engine I had to change gear a lot. The Zephyr VI was the bees knees overall with a 2.5-litre engine, but I loved my IV to bits - space, comfort, cheap class.

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