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Your first car.

A_man_called_CHIOG  Male  South East London 9-Jul-2019 07:19 Message #4744237
What was your first car? Are you still driving it? Was it any good by today’s standards?
zodiac1  Male  Flintshire 9-Jul-2019 08:24 Message #4744241
a 1939 wolseley 18,, but that was some 60 years ago
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PrincessFruitBat  Female  Essex 9-Jul-2019 09:28 Message #4744244
My first car was an Audi 80L in what the manufacturers called Spanish green. It was a nice looking car at the time but the automatic choke kept failing and until the engine warmed up, it would simply die on me in various awkward situations. I kept it for a couple of years but repairs were exorbitant and frequent so it had to go.

What about you CHIOG? What was your first car?
HonestBob  Male  the Central region 9-Jul-2019 10:34 Message #4744246
Mine was a 1999 Vauxhall Corsa 1.7dti. It was a two door, in white. It had a stunning set of alloys on it and was very much an eye catching car.

Needless to say the 18 year old girls loved it. It was a good car yes, great mpg, was quick enough and had a fantastic sound system in it too.

I bought it for £630, and sold it year or two later for £750.

I'd doesn't hold a candle to my current Subaru Outback, but having said that I don't think it does anything for my credit with the ladies, nothing like the wee Corsa did.

I checked the data base few months back, not MOT, no tax, MOT history suggest it gave up around 130k.
Judance  Female  Berkshire 9-Jul-2019 11:24 Message #4744247
In 1969 a Ford Popular, grey with 3 gears.

The big ends finally 'went' just before Christmas when we were due to travel to parents for Christmas and in-laws for New Year (plus Christmas Cake/pudding/presents etc!)
barney  Male  Surrey 9-Jul-2019 11:50 Message #4744253
A 1960 Vauxhall Cresta PA 6 cylinder. Two tone dark red and grey. Front bench seat and column change. Based on the big American cars of the time with fins and lots of chrome. I used to get stopped by the police all the time because they wondered why a 17 yr old was driving it.
I still had the use of my dads series 1 Land Rover for the bad weather which we got living on the highest point of the Mendip hills.
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd 9-Jul-2019 11:53 Message #4744255
Mine was a Vauxhaul Corsa 1.5 Td, but I didn't learn to drive until I was 36.
barney  Male  Surrey 9-Jul-2019 13:01 Message #4744259
Funny thing is I sold my Cresta for £100. I saw one recently on a classic car site for sale at £15,000.
And on another site a series 1 Land Rover for sale at £50,000.
vanman  Male  Cambridgeshire 9-Jul-2019 13:02 Message #4744260
An Austin A30, dark grey, can't remember how old it was, cost me 70 quid (a fortune in 1964) lol.
It had been converted to flashing indicators, but still had the semaphore thingys in the door pillar, and they sometimes worked if you gave the pillar a bit of a thump! although they never lit up!

Oh, and there was a parking light left in the glove box that had been permanently wired in, with a little switch on a bracket screwed to the dashboard, and a long cable so you could clip it on either side window when you parked up after dark!

Sold it about 4 years later (burning more oil than petrol) for £12. lol.
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire 9-Jul-2019 13:53 Message #4744272
My first was a red Hillman Hunter and my second was a green Hillman Hunter. Don’t know what years but quite old I think.
Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire 9-Jul-2019 16:46 Message #4744292
Vauxhall Velox. It had funny shaped doors and a wrap around windscreen.
barney  Male  Surrey 9-Jul-2019 17:04 Message #4744294
The Cresta had that wrap around windscreen Colonel Blink. How many times did you bang the side of your knee on it when getting in, especially if the kerb was a lot higher than the car.
elrond  Male  the Highlands and Islands of Scotland 9-Jul-2019 19:48 Message #4744304
Standard 8 1957
Toxophilite  Male  Leicestershire 9-Jul-2019 20:14 Message #4744306
A six year old Sunbeam Imp Sport (with twin carbs and 55bhp) bought in 1973 for £325. Spun it backwards into the side wall of a motorway underpass a few years later, the red and orange stripes from the rear lights were visible for months afterwards!

A_man_called_CHIOG  Male  South East London 9-Jul-2019 22:39 Message #4744320
My first car PrincessFruitBat has not happened yet. I do have a driving licence but have never owned a car. When I was studying in college I shared the use of a Mini. Everyone loved the mini in those days.
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire 10-Jul-2019 06:56 Message #4744352
My first car was a Morris Minor van.

When I was studying in college I shared the use of a Mini.

For a while four of us shared a Citroen 2cv which was cramped at times but good fun.
terry  Male  West Yorkshire 10-Jul-2019 08:35 Message #4744364
Think it was called Morris Minor? either that or Morris 1000? a cut 'n' shut job as I found out very quickly. Cost £50 if I remember correctly.
SQL  Male  Devon 11-Jul-2019 20:10 Message #4744603
1st car - Austin 7 (£5) in 1963
2nd car - Wolseley 9 (£17 10 shillings)
3rd car - Riley 9 (£20)
4th car - Riley RME (£20)
5th car - Mini Cooper (£200) in 1971

Since then a few others but nothing as interesting until my current car (SAAB)

MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire 11-Jul-2019 23:17 Message #4744651
My first decent car was a Ford Cortina with the tail lights made up of three triangular lenses in a circle.

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