Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by Dean Fletcher, Apr 4, 2019.
I once had an Alfa Rustia
I had a MK4 Cortina in Daytona Yellow and black velour seats R reg with horrible alloy wheels
I remember going to Pukekoe and watching David Oxton racing a P76......GTX Series?? 1974.....Hmmm, I think I remember too that it broke the exhaust off at the manifolds and made more power??
'74, must have been 10 years ago now!!
My first car was a 1961 Triumph Herald 1200, it was free as I stole it from my Dad, I guess he was quite pleased I did this, as he then had the excuse to buy a Triumph 2000
One those in that same colour lies within my portfolio as well, I had it new in '77.
My first one with an engine was an Austin 1300,complete with dodgy rear subframe but years before that I had this little beauty.
That looks good. What year was this?
Just found this in a box of car stuff of mine
You just reminded me of the kart my dad built me when I was 7. It was made from old desk frames cut up and welded into a lattice chassis with an old Briggs and Stratton lawn mower engine in the back and lawn mower wheels . It was brilliant and in regular use until I was about 10 when it was given to my cousins to use. Dad also built a trailer to tow behind it and the local neighbourhood kids used to come over for tides round the garden.
This is similar to what it was based on:
Once you remove the blades and roller it had two solid rubber tyred wheels driven by a chain from the centrifugal clutch via a chain.
Had a good number of those old cars too!!............Gosh, might still have one somewhere??
First car was a 1955 MG TF1500 that I bought for 400 quid (before dollars) in 1964. Traded for 450 on a 1965 Hillman Imp, which in turn was traded for a new 1967 Renault 8 Gordini 1300.
Well I'm 65 now so probably 1950's and worth a few bob now.
So did I.
New in 1985...scrapped due to rust in 1992. An Alfa 33 Green Clover Leaf.
You did even better than I did! Mine had 108000 on it when I got rid to a mate. He was still running about in it 3 or 4 years later.
Alfasud just over two years old, the scuttle had rotted through and the wiper arms flailed around trying to break through.
I presume it had lain in the Somme before being sold.
My first car was a Hilman Huskey van that had a side window kit fitted.
Did that mean “car tax” had to be paid?
I do remember paying for car tax on it but no idea how much it would've been.
My w205 by comparison is £20 per year.
I always remember my old grandfather having a lada samara it had 1.6 turbo on the back. He always told me it would sit at 100mph on the motorway. He said it was an import and only 3 of it's kind in the UK. I even think he put alloys on it. It must be 20 years ago since he had it. It was painted purple and had turbo badges all over it beeeeeeeeeaaaasssssttttttttt.
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