What was your first ever car?

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Postby Paul Taylor » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:48 am

First car for me at 17 was a 1980 Austin Maxi 1.7 HL.
Had that about 7 months until the fuel tank fell off !.
Then had a 1979 Renault 30 TX 2.7 V6i.
Followed by a Fuego 2.0 GTX a few yrs later.
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Postby MFaulks » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:53 pm

Great thread…

I still want a 124… captured my imagination in airfix rally car form… never lost the bug..

First car before I could and was eligible to drive was one of these, never got back on the road after it was in my hands, engine out, head off skimmed etc etc… parents didn’t think it was safe enough for me to drive on the road after I had it a part… so it went and I got a Beetle, which was also soon apart but was a daily drive in-between. Funniest thing about the 4, was I used to rev it up (open zoomie style headers) as my RE teacher walked past, had a stupid crush on her… no idea what I was thinking at the time! Lol

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Postby Alpineandy » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:34 pm

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Postby stephendell » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:38 pm

Vincent the Viva. Extremely rusty. De bumpered. Roof gutters removed. Brush painted white with black detailing. Blue vinyl interior. Lovely.

Will look for a photo.

Should have bought the Triumph GT6 which was the same price and equally as rusty...
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Postby turbodog » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:14 pm

My first ever car was a Fairthorpe Electron Minor. This car had a stage 4 Triumph Spitfire engine.

I wish I'd hung on to it!

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Postby Warwick » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:12 pm

Great Topic, Mine was a white(ish) Triumph Herald 13/60 Convertible, a little scruffy around the edges but took me everywhere.
It was stolen from Froggatt Edge near Sheffield while I was climbing one day, still look at ads to see if it comes up.
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Postby simontaylor » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:11 pm

Fiat 127, 1050 cl.
Fantastic car. A great hack about the place and so much fun to drive.
Sold it for scrap by the time I had finished it.
Replaced by a 1500 x1/9 :-)
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Postby jules » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:46 pm

2CV.....Bright yellow........managed to break the speed limit once
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Postby chris » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:14 pm

A 1973 Renault 17 TL when I was 17 with 7" x13 wheels and a vinyl sunroof.
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Postby Spyder » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:19 pm

Have to find photos out but had a hillman imp for my test then moved to a Ford Escort Van with cibes (boy racer and a double mattress, what fun and then a then the ultimate 1600E which was brill
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Postby BIG_MVS » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:43 pm

Some crackers there guys, we were all "Living the dream" :lol:

Hey PaulYA610 - Interesting you had a 309 as well, mine had the full length sunroof which was great did yours? I've always fancied a Brooklands one 8)

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Postby 2P5T » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:44 am

1977 Mini 1000 which I used to smarten up with rattle cans and rust converter. :lol: Two years later it was upgraded to a 1984 Mini Mayfair, still 998cc, then my only ever new car, a Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 which was driven hard all the time for five years, then it was Alpine time.


Well impressed with the Fairthorpe by the way.
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Postby phildini » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:57 am

Ford Fiesta 1.1L in beige with brown interior and special electric aerial, bought for £175, drove the poor thing all around France, Germany, Austria and half of Italy, it was faultless!
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Postby jonc » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:11 pm

My first car was a 1984 Renault 5 Flair (alloys, roof spoiler but only 1108cc engine!)
Followed by a 1986 Renault Fuego GTS.
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Postby baldrick » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:59 pm

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my first car uncomfortable, unreliable and prob. the most fun car i have owned. (history clouded by sentement :) )
1989 GTA ATMO (YELLOW)
1972 SILHOUETTE ZAGAROFF (project)
2006 SUZUKI SV1000
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