- 26-10-2011, 22:44 #31
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
- At the join of 4 map sheets
First car, a 1973 Hillman Hunter for £1200.
Cheapest car I bought was a Citroen wotsit with hydraulic suspension in 1985. Paid £90, drove it for 12 months round Berlin, sold the LHD headlights to a soldier for £30, sold the rest of the car to a Berliner for £30 (which was odd since it was a RHD car).It was like that when I got here.
If you can't take a joke, you shouldn't have joined.
- 26-10-2011, 22:46 #32
Learned to drive on ...
Green Goddess belonging to the local Aero Club
then my (younger) brother's Vauxhall Viva
After passing test ...
Father-in-ex-law's Volvo 120 series estate. It had written off 5 other cars for the loss of 2 wings (none of them by me)
My first car ...
Wolseley 1100, £50 from a scrapyard
The rest ...
VW Scirocco Mk1
Ford Escort Estate
Rover SD1 3500
Lancia Beta 2.0
Alfa Romeo Guilietta (ran on rails)
Ford Capri 2.0 S
... some Japanese turbo-ey thing whose name escapes me but blew up
Saab 9000 - auto, full turbo, carried on going when the speedo ran out
Saab 9000 - manual, full turbo, tweaked (the car disappearing rapidly in my rear mirror was usually a Porsche )
Volvo 850 SE 2.4 (a sign of Volvo's poor quality - it finally just needed too many niggly things doing and it had only done 325,000 miles)
Volvo V70 R AWD (also runs on rails ... and lots and lots of petrol)
Peugeot 406 2.0 Hdi (I need a shave by the time it's reached 60 mph but it returns over 50 mpg)
- 26-10-2011, 22:48 #33
First car was a 1972 Austin 1300 - brilliant wee motor , best car was in BFG , A Ford Escort XR3i ( VP230B ) used to chase the Bosch beemers down the Autobahns with not a care in the world cos I was the dogs danglies in me bright red babe magnet . Oh ok then the last bit was a bit of poetic justice .
Now drive the new Fiesta , done well for meself then !
- 26-10-2011, 22:49 #34
1977 Dodge Warlock Pick Up truck. That 440 cu in, V8, 4 BBl beast would pass everything on the highway except the gas stations, 5 tanks of gas between Currie Barracks in Calgary and Vancouver! Came home from Cyprus in the Spring of 1980 and bought a much more sensible Mazda 626 sports coupe as a daily driver.
- 26-10-2011, 22:51 #35
- Join Date
- Sep 2011
- South Coast
Ford Escort Mark 1, bought at a local car auction in UK while on leave. Needed a car in a hurry.
Found out after I had driven it back to BAOR the floor was made of corn flake packets, nicely painted over with underseal and paint.
Moral of the story: never buy a car at an auction which is parked over a large puddle.
- 26-10-2011, 22:52 #36Aleegee1698Guest
[QUOTE=mikeninercharlie;4026217]1977 Dodge Warlock Pick Up truck. That 440 cu in, V8, 4 BBl beast would pass everything on the highway except the gas stations, 5 tanks of gas between Currie Barracks in Calgary and Vancouver! Came home from Cyprus in the Spring of 1980 and bought a much more sensible Mazda 626 sports coupe as a daily driver.[/QUOTE]
You waited 4 years for a thread like this so you could finally show that beast aye?!:)
- 26-10-2011, 22:53 #37
Last edited by Bushmills; 26-10-2011 at 22:55.IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE A PARANOID KNACKER
Chosen Job: Minister of Defence
BARB and Key Skills: What?
Literacy - Can drive a tractor.
Numeracy - Don't get ripped off for change at pub too often.
Pre-Selection: Got branch stacked.
ADSC(G): Passed - Low D grade
Start Date: 29th Feburary 2019
- 26-10-2011, 22:53 #38
Couldn't afford a Reliant so it was an Austin A30 and wait to pass my test.
£45 in 1970 and money well spent!
- 26-10-2011, 22:57 #39
- Join Date
- Feb 2009
- Near Glasgow
Triumph Dolomite 1500HE...........what a fekin banger. Cost me £500 in 1985. First MOT discovered tinfoil and grease stuffed into holes in the wheel arches and the sub frame and chassis was rusted to fuck. Drank a litre of oil a week. Even remember the reg VSM 216V. Funny how it disappeared and spontaineously combusted . (Got my money back tho)
- 26-10-2011, 23:00 #40
- Join Date
- May 2005
Last edited by putteesinmyhands; 26-10-2011 at 23:09. Reason: date error"Hurrah for the Works Group" just doesn't have the same ring...
"A volunteer is worth ten pressed men."
So, a TA battalion or nine Regular Guards battalions? Not a difficult choice, then (especially as we don't have nine Regular Guards battalions).
I am a number. I am not a free man.