What Was Your First Car?
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Mine was a mk1 ford escort that was actually more p38 filler than car.  I paid £250 for it.  Should have kept the fucker in hindsight.  I never had any official driving lessons but instead my mates who had recently passed used to sit in the passenger seat while I scared them with my death motor and non existent driving skills.  On the morning of my test the fucking engine seized up so I had to take my dad's vw passat estate to the test centre.  I think the woman examiner felt sorry for me as I eventually completed the 7 point turn in it and passed me.  Perhaps she just wanted to get out of the car alive, who can say.

Anyway, Ford Escort mk1, red/filler.  Can't remember the full registration but it ended 564H.
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#2
Triumph Dolomite Sprint in a lovely shade of shit brown.

Loved that car.
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#3
My first car in 1989 was a white Ford Escort Mk II 1.3l.
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#4
Ambassador car gift from me old man
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#5
Austin A40.  Bought for £50 sold for £75.

It had those indicators that flipped out from the side.  Big Grin

In the winter the doors would freeze shut so I climbed in through the boot.   Angel  

Only one girl thought it was funny.  She is now my wife of 40 years!!  Heart

And it had a starting handle as well!!!!
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#6
Pea green Vauxhall Viva. And I had a cb radio in it !!!

Cool
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(07-06-2019, 21:58 PM)Marteagle Wrote: Pea green Vauxhall Viva. And I had a cb radio in it !!!

Cool

Haha mine had a chance radio in it too  Smile one nine one nine for a copy Big Grin 

One night I sat out talking so long on it that when I went to start it the battery was flat Smile  Stoopid naive teenager I was.
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(07-06-2019, 22:06 PM)elgin eagle Wrote: Haha mine had a chance radio in it too  Smile one nine one nine for a copy Big Grin 

One night I sat out talking so long on it that when I went to start it the battery was flat Smile  Stoopid naive teenager I was.

I can't remember my 'handle'. I was a spotty 17 year old, so it was probably something like Stud Muffin  Smile

And wasn't it 'one four for a copy' (spoken in a yank accent) ?  Smile
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#9
My 4th car was a vauxhall viva.  Powder blue.
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(07-06-2019, 22:13 PM)Marteagle Wrote: I can't remember my 'handle'. I was a spotty 17 year old, so it was probably something like Stud Muffin  Smile

And wasn't it 'one four for a copy' (spoken in a yank accent) ?  Smile

Not in the mean streets of Thetford it wasn't.  If you said 'one four for a copy' round there an ambulance turned up Big Grin i think my handle was 'tipper' due to some unproven rumours about me stealing stuff from recycling centres and selling it.
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(07-06-2019, 22:06 PM)elgin eagle Wrote: Haha mine had a chance radio in it too  Smile one nine one nine for a copy Big Grin 

One night I sat out talking so long on it that when I went to start it the battery was flat Smile  Stoopid naive teenager I was.

Not much has changed then  Tongue

Mine was a J reg mk2 Corona btw
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#12
(07-06-2019, 23:54 PM)Keltic Eagle Wrote: Not much has changed then  Tongue

Mine was a J reg mk2 Corona btw

Not a huge amount mate Big Grin

What was a Corona?  It sounds like a drink.
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#13
My best pal had a cb radio that he rigged a speaker onto. We used to drive past bus stops announcing the bus had been cancelled .
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#14
My first car was pre-registration letters!!!!!
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#15
Austin 1800 bought for less than a hundred quid. More filler than metal, and the (dash-mounted) handbrake lever regularly fell off - but I felt like I was King of the Road at the time...
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#16
(08-06-2019, 06:14 AM)roasthimvinnie Wrote: My best pal had a cb radio that he rigged a speaker onto. We used to drive past bus stops announcing the bus had been cancelled .

Big Grin

My mate had a scrap yard.  He used to get cars coming in with a month or two of mot left on them that wouldn't pass another one and give them to me to thrash about in.  One day I had this Mitsubishi colt with really dodgy tyres.  I lost control of it on a bend and it crashed through a garden wall and came to rest in the wall of a house.  It definitely needed the scrap yard after that.
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#17
(08-06-2019, 01:34 AM)elgin eagle Wrote: Not a huge amount mate Big Grin

What was a Corona?  It sounds like a drink.

Cortina
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(09-06-2019, 17:12 PM)elgin eagle Wrote: Big Grin

My mate had a scrap yard.  He used to get cars coming in with a month or two of mot left on them that wouldn't pass another one and give them to me to thrash about in.  One day I had this Mitsubishi colt with really dodgy tyres.  I lost control of it on a bend and it crashed through a garden wall and came to rest in the wall of a house.  It definitely needed the scrap yard after that.
I am glad you drive trains now Smile I feel for the poor chicken and foxes...
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#19
Ah this is my kind of thread.

My first four cars were all Mk 2 Cortina’s. The first one I bought from Horley car auctions. Turned left onto the main road outside the auction and it broke down.

My 2nd had been poorly Magged (I think they called it) up. Massive wheels on the back that would rub on the hubs as you cornered. And some dodgy air horns.

My 3rd had a bit of a rust issue, so much so the the near side front wing had a big hole in it. Ideal for the plant pot and plant I use to drive around in it. HAPPY DAYS
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#20
Bright yellow Vauxhall Viva.

This isn't the actual one, just to give you an idea.


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