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What was your first car?

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by Dean Fletcher, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Frontstep

    Frontstep Senior Member

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    I once had an Alfa Rustia
     
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    I had a MK4 Cortina in Daytona Yellow and black velour seats R reg with horrible alloy wheels :shock:
     
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    00slk Senior Member

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    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!!
     
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    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 :D
     
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    AJD Senior Member

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    2012 W204 Sport ///AMG Line 4dr Auto, Obsidian Black, Light Grey Faux Leather. And no AMG badges !!
    One those in that same colour lies within my portfolio as well, I had it new in '77. :rolleyes:
     
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    My first one with an engine was an Austin 1300,complete with dodgy rear subframe but years before that I had this little beauty.
     
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    Dean Fletcher

    Dean Fletcher Senior Member

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    That looks good. What year was this?
     
  9. Blobcat

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    Just found this in a box of car stuff of mine

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  10. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    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:
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    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.
     
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    Had a good number of those old cars too!!............Gosh, might still have one somewhere?? :shock:
     
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    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.
     
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    Well I'm 65 now so probably 1950's and worth a few bob now.
     
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    So did I.

    New in 1985...scrapped due to rust in 1992. An Alfa 33 Green Clover Leaf.
     
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    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.
     
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  16. Frontstep

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    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.
     
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    My first car was a Hilman Huskey van that had a side window kit fitted.
     
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    Did that mean “car tax” had to be paid?
     
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    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.
     
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    Dean Fletcher

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    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. SmartSelect_20190408-202513_Chrome.jpg
     
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