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#1 darrenpotts

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:51 PM

Just a quick message to say 'Hi' to everyone in this group. I thought as a nice 1st message to ask the question;

 

What was your 1st car? 

 

Can't be as bad as mine. I had A Renault Clio Be-bop lol.



#2 Oldboystoy

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:04 PM

A 1957 Austin A35 van. I must be a lot older than you !! Welcome to the forum in any event.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:13 PM

chinky chinky Welcome to .org

 

Good idea for a thread too. My first car in 1986 (yes I'm old) was an Austin Maestro 1.6 HLX, which was the fastet car in insurance group 3 back in the days when they only had 10 groups. I'm pleased to say I rapidly followed that up with a golf GTI.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:33 PM

chinky chinky Welcome to .org
 
Good idea for a thread too. My first car in 1986 (yes I'm old) was an Austin Maestro 1.6 HLX, which was the fastet car in insurance group 3 back in the days when they only had 10 groups. I'm pleased to say I rapidly followed that up with a golf GTI.


First car in 1986 & stating that your old Hairy? 🤔
1964 Mini Cooper, although it was getting on a bit, replaced by a Marina 1.8 Coupe

#5 Mopeytitan

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:39 PM

Renault Laguna 1.8rt piece of crap! Reversed it into a lamppost in a KFC drive thru :lol:

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:40 PM


chinky chinky Welcome to .org

 

Good idea for a thread too. My first car in 1986 (yes I'm old) was an Austin Maestro 1.6 HLX, which was the fastet car in insurance group 3 back in the days when they only had 10 groups. I'm pleased to say I rapidly followed that up with a golf GTI.



First car in 1986 & stating that your old Hairy? �

1964 Mini Cooper, although it was getting on a bit, replaced by a Marina 1.8 Coupe


Does it make you feel old if I say I wasn't born until 1989 ;) :lol:

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:16 PM

1970 MK2 Ford Cortina 1600 Super in 1976 when I was 17yrs old. It cost me £200.

 

The vrm was G197 VEA



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:53 PM

Datsun Sylvia 180SX

 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:26 PM

..is this intro thread any relavance to VX's..

 

 

....close to calling troll...

 

..but just in case...1962 6 volt VW Beetle...£55..sold it 9 months later for £65..



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:14 AM

Welcome!

 

In 1985 my first car was a 2 door 1975 (P Reg) Ford Escort 1.3 Popular Plus. In many ways it shared many similarities with my VX:

 

2 doors

No Power steering

No Aircon

Prone to water leaking inside / damp under the carpets

The battery was sh*t and would die in 2 weeks without use

Rattles and shakes

Rear wheel drive

Manual window winders

No central locking

sh*t windscreen wipers

No decent MW radio signal and station (ask your Dad what MW is but has been around for 70 years+)

sh*t heater

Huge fun in the snow - and I mean huge fun...

Always smiling when driving them

I'm 18 when i drive them

 

16 years separated the birth of my first car and my VX at their respective factories. It's amazing to realise that no progress was made in those 16 years.....

 

Of course, I am only joking as my VX is night and day a  better car and even though it is 16 years old this year it is still a beautiful liccle baby!



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:05 PM


chinky chinky Welcome to .org

 

Good idea for a thread too. My first car in 1986 (yes I'm old) was an Austin Maestro 1.6 HLX, which was the fastet car in insurance group 3 back in the days when they only had 10 groups. I'm pleased to say I rapidly followed that up with a golf GTI.


First car in 1986 & stating that your old Hairy? �

1964 Mini Cooper, although it was getting on a bit, replaced by a Marina 1.8 Coupe
Does it make you feel old if I say I wasn't born until 1989 ;) :lol:

No, son! I was selling cars for a living before you were born :o

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:17 PM



chinky chinky Welcome to .org


 


Good idea for a thread too. My first car in 1986 (yes I'm old) was an Austin Maestro 1.6 HLX, which was the fastet car in insurance group 3 back in the days when they only had 10 groups. I'm pleased to say I rapidly followed that up with a golf GTI.



First car in 1986 & stating that your old Hairy? �


1964 Mini Cooper, although it was getting on a bit, replaced by a Marina 1.8 Coupe

Does it make you feel old if I say I wasn't born until 1989 ;) :lol:



No, son! I was selling cars for a living before you were born :o


:lol:

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:42 PM

Welcome to the forum.

My first car was a 1999 Rover 200 BRM which I loved (first car love) but took the orange mouth off it for keeping a low profile. I was able to reattach it when the mood struck with cable ties - Good old days!

My only foray into a k series and was a really great car in my 18 months.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:58 PM

..is this intro thread any relavance to VX's..

 

 

....close to calling troll...

 

..but just in case...1962 6 volt VW Beetle...£55..sold it 9 months later for £65..

 

They had electric cars in 1962?



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 09:52 AM

Hi,

X reg (1981) fiesta 1.1 bravo.

Two tone and even had a sunroof and head rests 😂

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 10:31 AM

A 1979 mini clubman 1100, which soon turned into a 1275 turbo from the mg metro, just wish I'd upgraded the brakes from drums all round as it was a death trap!

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM

Datsun 100A in pea green, she was a thing of beauty. Cost £50 to buy and £300 to insure.

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:23 PM

A 1979 mini clubman 1100, which soon turned into a 1275 turbo from the mg metro, just wish I'd upgraded the brakes from drums all round as it was a death trap!


I had an 1100 clubman also the drum brakes were really bad

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:53 PM

Bit old skol me
I had a 1966 mk 1 cortina

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:31 AM

A 1979 mini clubman 1100, which soon turned into a 1275 turbo from the mg metro, just wish I'd upgraded the brakes from drums all round as it was a death trap!

I had an 1100 clubman also the drum brakes were really bad

A long time ago I had a day with something called an ERA MINI, this was late eighties/early nineties, can't remember much about but it was an original MINI with a body kit, plush interior & an MG Metro turbo engine. Went like stink but couldn't stop despite whatever they'd done to the brakes, luckily it went round corners.




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