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Thread: what was the first car you ever owned

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    Senior Member Daverichardson's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwj View Post
    Renault 4 with 6 volt electrics, and you lot think the X-Type headlamps are poor. Got me to Germany and back. Broke drive shafts, blew it up, then finally the back end collapsed (there was 6 of us in it at the time)
    My father had a Ford Consul with the worst headlights around. They went to a dim yellow if you used the wipers at the same time. They dimmed every time the revs dropped, so going from second to third meant loss of light. Not sure it had four gears!
    2006 XK Indigo Blue with Ivory seats and Sable carpets

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    !950's something Minor 1000 2 door TUT 159 No heater & stick out trafficators . Ex Leicestershire & Rutland Police Force. .
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    Diesel fumes are detrimental to dogs , kids & old people .....So not that bad really , are they ?

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    the first car I would admit to owning was a Rover 2000TC which was a nice motor for me when I was 20
    3ltr Jaguar XFS portfolio Carnelian Red + 3 ltr xtype 4 x 4 estate British Racing Green

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    In 1970 my first was a 1957 Comer Cob conversion with side windows and rear seat part owned with a friend. Sold my share to him and bought an 1957 Austin A40 Farina outright which promptly fell apart with rust!

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    In 1955 bought a 1935 wolseley straight six, looked like rommels staff car,cost £25.00
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    retrofit, cdc,bluetooth phone module pairs 5 , voice,led cabin grille &l ite surrounds,
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    Dash cam front/rear,
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    Webasto heater manually selectable
    Half wood st/wheel,burr walnut interior retro fit, umbrella 82000 miles

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    Mine was a 1969 MkI 1300 Ford Escort. Bought in 1978 for £200 and it had been hand painted. Sold in 79 for £225. Loved it.
    2009 XK 5.0L PortfolioPast:-87'XJS 3.6L, 93'XJ40 3.2L gold, 95'XJ6 4.0L sport, 00'XJ8 3.2L sport, 2005 XK8 4.2L coupe in that order and enjoyed all of 'em.

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    Mine was a 1970 Mk1 Escort 1300GT 3 door in Ermine white (TYS 570H) loved this wee car, bought it in 1976 for £300 then put a set of rostyle's on it Wish I still had it too
    Currently on my drive: 2015 XF R-Sport 2.2D (200) in IRR with Black Pack
    Currently on my drive: 2015 Ford Fiesta Titanium X 1.0 Ecoboost (125) Wife's car (Love it)

    2011 Jaguar XF 2.2D (190) Luxury, Lunar Grey Metallic (Gone)
    2011 Insignia VX-Line 2.0 CDTI (160) Power Red Great car, give the VX-Line a try (Great handling) (Gone)
    2007 Fiat Punto 1.2 Very fast......NOT! (Gone)
    MK1 Escort RS2000 Light blue with dark blue decals (Gone. Oh the memories)

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    Mine was a MkV Cortina in light metallic blue, similar colour to my current car. I loved it. Traded it in for a red Sierra, huge mistake, that was a dreadful car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reggie-Rock View Post
    My first car, a 1958 Ford Anglia, a gift from my family which was a little crusty but it drove well with it`s 1192cc side valve engine ....
    That's more like it! My first was a 1960 Ford Prefect (long before Douglas Adams popularised it!). I especially liked the vacuum operated wipers that stopped when the engine was under load and almost flew off on overrun!
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    My first car was a 1959 Austin Healey Sprite MkII....

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