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What was your first car?

Postby han18 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:41 pm

Just thought I'd ask what your first cars were?! Mine was an S reg bronze/orange Daewoo Matiz.... Please don't judge me, I was 17 when I passed my test in January 2011 and that was the only car I could get so insurance was less than £2000 a year! :o
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Capncol » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:25 pm

Morris 1100 (my mums old car) Bet you don't know what they were!
Quickly followed by Mk4 Zodiac
Quickly followed by 3.4 ltr MK 2 Jag (Insurance £108 per year @ 17 years old........Those were the days)
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby han18 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:49 pm

Nope I don't know what that is! Will look it up haha. Daewoo had a 0.8l engine and still cost £140 a MONTH to insure!

Just looked all 3 up, what beautiful cars!
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Capncol » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:18 pm

Wouldn't say the 1100 was beautiful. The Jag certainly was. (apologies for quality, but they were pre digital cameras, so are scanned images)
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A couple of others I have owned (featuring a very young capncol)
Pontiac Trans-Am (same as in the film "Smokey & the Bandit") and Behind, my old Burgundy Rover coupe.

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby shadow » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:22 pm

mine was a triumph herald 1200 se, then a hillman avenger (crap car), then dolimite sprint, then mini 850 (put a 1275gt engine in when gearbox went), then bike era, then a renault laguna, then a smart city coupe, then the 206cc.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Capncol » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:32 pm

I couldn't list all mine Shadow. I'd be here a month of Sundays. Had some "interesting" stuff though- Several Yanks, and a rather quick Landrover, well 0-60 in under 5 secs back in the '80s was quite quick.
See you had bikes too. What were they?
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby gazza82 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:00 pm

First one was a 1958 Austin A35 948cc ...

Still have it stored in my mum's garage .. project for a time in the future ...
Family Fleet: ex-Cayman Green 206 CC 2.0 LE, Indigo Blue 206 1.4 HDi Hatchback, Alfa Romeo MiTo, Renault Clio II 1.5dCi
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby shadow » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:07 pm

Capncol wrote:I couldn't list all mine Shadow. I'd be here a month of Sundays. Had some "interesting" stuff though- Several Yanks, and a rather quick Landrover, well 0-60 in under 5 secs back in the '80s was quite quick.
See you had bikes too. What were they?


1st was a yamaha FS1D, yamaha RD125, suzuki 250 X7, suzuki 850 GNE, yamaha XJ650, ducati 888, ducati 916, the 916 was a beast had to back out at 145MPH as i could feel myself lifting off the seat, and no it was not on a public road it was on a airfield :Yes:
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Capncol » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:11 pm

I always fancied a 916. Had a go on my mates, noisy clutch, and bugger all steering lock (20 point turns)
But what a beast.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby shadow » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:17 pm

never had a problem with the clutch but then again the noise of the engine masked those sort of issues, there was a free and easy mod to do with the steering lock and that was to go down to the next big roundabout and come back :lol:
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby han18 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:09 am

Oh I really like the Morris haha. Got a thing about classic looking cars. I looked at getting a Figaro before the 206cc but my heart was just with the Peugeot all the way.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby omygitworks » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:33 am

sort of dates me this but my first car was a 1949 Austin A40 Devon if memory serves it cost £15 for the car and £20 pa for the insurance so it seems nothings change re insurance costs :D sort of went sporty after that as my next car was an old tired Sunbeam alpine (my first convertable) :) it had both hard and soft tops both of which of course leaked like sieves :lol: err just to clarify this was in 1970 I was 18 the A40 was 21
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby anderson01 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:39 am

You all have really nice models as your first car, Actually i also have a picture which I wanted to share with you people but unfortunately I don't know how to share a pic here. Now I have lost this one because I didn't have any thing for protecting but Now I have a alarm and camera in my parking area.

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Capncol » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:23 am

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Corvette C3 (my toy)

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Bananas50 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:10 am

Mine was a 1963 Bond 'G' type 3 wheeler with fibre glass body with 197cc villiers engine - no reverse (Google it for a laugh) Could be driven on a 17 year old's motor bike licence.

Proper real car 1955 Ford Anglia (in1971)
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