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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by tonyh, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
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    Following on from another thread, what was your 1st car and how fondly[or not] do you remember it?

    Mine was a ltd edition 205 1.9 GTI- loved it :)
     
  2. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

    Jan 19, 2004
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    vauxhall astra mk1 y reg, cblack with gte bodykit, only a 1.2, but didnt have any cat sensor problems, it was also great at taking off over hump back bridges, but thats another thread
     
  3. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

    Mar 15, 2004
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    My first car was
    1--ford escort 1300L bronze reg TWT920M
    2--escort RS2000 MK1-- silver blue reg GDN375N
    3--datsun 260z 2 plus 2 bronze
    4-- ESCORT RS2000 mk2

    cant remember any more
     
  4. 400SPYDER

    400SPYDER F1 Rookie

    Jul 7, 2004
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    kevan
    1968 Triumph Herald - yes it was a convertible.

    About 3 weeks after I bought it got a bit uptight after Arsenal lost to Ipswich in the 1978 Cup Final, , ended up virtually writing it off - bl@@dy car could never go round corners anyway!

    Cheers Kevan
    :) See you down the road - with huge grins on our faces :)
     
  5. 400SPYDER

    400SPYDER F1 Rookie

    Jul 7, 2004
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    Christ I'm starting to feel old - surely someone had an older car than mine - where's Tea Are and Ray?

    Must also be something to do with that birthday message I got today from Rob!;)

    LOL Kevan
    :) See you down the road - with huge grins on our faces :)
     
  6. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    how old were you when you got that, what was insurance like?
     
  7. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

    Mar 26, 2004
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    18yrs old - VW Golf GTi 16v - Rosso :)

    Wanted a motorbike, my dad was dead against it, so like a spoilt brat I said he had to buy me a decent car to stop me buying a bike...

    Loved that car to bits - gave it a sound thrashing.
     
  8. ferrari355gtb

    ferrari355gtb Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Mk1 Scirocco. Cooler and faster than the Golf's and Xr2's everyone was driving at the time. Car cost £550, insurance 3rd party was £600 !!

    Rick
     
  9. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

    Mar 26, 2004
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    Tony, was yours the ltd edition that looked black, but was infact a dark metallic green? Or was it the one that was like the BMW Estoril Blue?
     
  10. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    23 and company paid ;) It was 1990 so hot hatch premiums were thru the roof....
     
  11. Andy hls

    Andy hls Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
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    1st car was an Escort mk3 1.1 1982 Brand new
    I got insurance paid out on a bike accident after some arsehole took me out while pulling into a petrol station.
    I bought the car to please my mum, boring as hell after the bikes, so after 3 months did a stright swap for a Lancia Monticarlo 5 years old, what a car a mini ferrari, went round all corners sideways, the brakes were crap, but great fun.

    Andy.
     
  12. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    It was green with full grey leather and a red reflective plastic 205 GTI rear grill ;)
     
  13. Garyh

    Garyh Karting

    Jan 10, 2004
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    yellow Vauxhall Chevette 1.1 N reg .............
     
  14. nickster

    nickster Karting

    Mar 5, 2004
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    1972 vw beetle.Cost 92 quid.
    Drove it to the south of france,never broke down.
    Mates brand new gti did.Twice.
     
  15. dpsuk999

    dpsuk999 Formula Junior

    Feb 12, 2004
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    here's my list:)
    opel kadett 1.2 TUB917M
    astra 1.2 B676UUB
    astra sri D540JWW
    golf gti mark I MGF552Y
    escort 1.2 A670 JWW
    peugeot 106xsi L456MWU
    bmw 318is coupe K360AEF
    TVR S2 H reg cant remember as from now on use private reg
    TVR griffith 4.3BV
    porsche boxster
    ferrari 348TS
     
  16. Steve_nero

    Steve_nero Formula Junior

    Nov 4, 2003
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    London
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    Steve
    1966 HA Viva - it was 23 years old when i got my hands on it.
     
  17. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Cool :D
    Here's mine-
    205 gti
    m3
    964 c2 targa
    993 coupe
    964 c2 speedster
    993 c2 cab
    993 c4 cab
    boxster s
    355 spider

    :D
     
  18. F328GTS

    F328GTS Formula 3

    Apr 27, 2004
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    Morris Marina 1.3 BRO 607K
    Ford Granada 2.0 NGS 206P
    Triumph Dolomite 1850HL PRO 667L
    Sunbeam Ti OWP 50T

    Moved to L.A.
    Honda Civic licence plate LUTONFC
    Pontiac Trans Am Firebird 6.6
    Mustang GT 5.0 Convertible licence plate SKYDVER

    Moved back to UK
    Ford Escort XR3 - total heap of ****e
    Cavailer 2.0 GL
    Cavalier 2.0 SRi
    Cavalier GSi 2000
    Senator 3.0 24v
    Omega 3.0 24v
    Mitsubishi Galant 2.5 v6 (don't ask me why)
    BMW 523
    Ferrari 328GTS
     
  19. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

    Jan 19, 2004
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    vauxhall astra mk 1 y reg 1.2l
    vauxhall astra mk 1 a reg 1.3l
    ford sierra saphire d reg 1.8l
    vauxhall vectra 1.6 p reg
    vauxhall vectra 2.0 sri v reg
    vauxhall vectra 2.5 v6 gsi s reg
    audi s3
    ferrari 355 gts
    ferrari 360 modena

    next will be an rs6 and an f50
     
  20. LittleBro

    LittleBro Formula 3

    Jul 7, 2004
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    Woody
    First car (from my parents) was a Talbot Horizon ... with no front bumper!

    That has to be the worst car here, surely?

    From there....

    Cavalier GSi 2000 (91, bought in 95) - I was 21
    Clibra Turbo
    Rover 827 Vittesse (best thing ever on motorways!)
    Cavalier GSi 2000 (90)
    BMW 323 Cab (98)
    BMW 330 Ci (01)
    Mazda 626 (98 - temp runabout)
    BMW M5 (2000) (best car I ever owned)
    BMW M3 (2001)
    Mazda Xedos 9 (98) (current temp car)

    Next will be an XK8 Cab or M5, depending on which I can do the best deal on.
     
  21. jeffQV

    jeffQV F1 Rookie

    Feb 13, 2004
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    1957 moggi thou, same age as me

    reg no VLJ 5

    blew it up and put a ford 1600 in it! FUN!!!
     
  22. saiid

    saiid Karting

    Jan 6, 2004
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    1963 Wolseley 1500, CMV 594A (No I'm not that old!) Great car, althought my fondest memories are of G890 BBY, a Peugeout 205 GTi 1.6. What a cracking motor! Its still out there somewhere. I think its had 15 owners now!
     
  23. Ferrari_tech

    Ferrari_tech Formula 3

    Jul 28, 2003
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    Jeff,

    Had a 1958 moggi and also wrecked the engine, but I put in a Riley 1.5 engine / gearbox and brakes - went like a rocket !
     
  24. Badapple

    Badapple Formula Junior

    Nov 20, 2003
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    West London
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    Phil
    Mine were:

    91 Golf 1.4CL
    97 1.2 Clio (crashed 2 times)
    90 Renault 5 gt turbo
    97 MGF VVC (crashed once)
    95 Probe 2.5 (engine blew up)
    00 M Coupe
    97 Elise
     
  25. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

    Oct 7, 2003
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    Mine-
    1976-mk2 escort 1600 sport
    XR3i 2 years old
    RS turbo mk1 also 2years old
    sappie cos 3 year old
    a few m/bike's

    Dale.
     

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