Cars My Dad Owned.

#1
The Bestest Ever Car Colours thread has made me nostalgic for the days when my sister and I (as well as Sheba the family dog) would regularly chuck up in the back of my dad's car on weekend trips to Skeggy. Those pre-seatbelt days when petrol had lead in it, when rotten wheel arches were de-regueur and the sun always shone.

So what cars did your dad have and any interesting tales to be told?

Steven's dad had one of these:

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A Renault 16 (which was pronounced RENALT not fucking Reno!) in mucus green.

Amongst others, my dad had one of these:

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A Vauxhall 101 Victor in Essence of Dog Shit White.

Weren't the 70s great?
 

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#3
Here's my dad's car history (only known until he fucked off in 81)

1) Citroen Traction Avant

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2) Ford Zodiac Mk2

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3) Ford Zodiac MK4

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4) Ford Cortina MK3 1.6XL

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5) Ford Cortina MK3 2.0GXL (with vinyl roof)

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And finally this horror, Chrysler/Talbot Alpine

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#4
The first car I remember Dad having was a Hillman Minx (KME453) bought pre-war and exchanged some time after it for a powder-blue Austin A70 with gear change on the steering wheel column and a bench seat holding three in the front. Bloody dangerous when you think about it - no seat belts of course.
 

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#5
Having such a large family my Dad had a J2 minibus, then a JU250 before the luxurious Sherpa. Now there's just the two of then he has a Vauxhall Zafira.
 
#6
The one that really sticks in my mind was the new Austin Allegro, BL orange with white vinyl roof. The horror!
 

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#8
In order:

Ford Anglia Estate (spakker chariot blue)
Mazda (don't remember the model - but it was "flair yellow" with black vinyl seats)
Fiat Mirafiori Estate (orange)
Vovlo 245 (mint green)
Vauxhall Corsa (x2)
 

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#9
Im sensing a bit of a pattern on a couple of posts, mainly mine and Sick_Smoggy's, every time that a Dad does a runner, he buys a shit car beforehand!
 
#10
When we kids were very small and before pater passed his driving test, the family car was one of these, a Bond 3 wheeler. Needless to say, we were quite poor and couldn't afford much.

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The Bond met its demise when he pulled out at a junction with us all in the car and we got totally twatted. We were all hurt but my dad came off worst with a broken arm, 5 fractured ribs and a collapsed lung. Airbags anyone?
 
#11
The first car that I can remember him having was one of these. I shut my thumb in the door of it when I was about 7 helping him bump start it.

 
#12
We had the following:



then one of these monstrosity's



but sort of redeemed himself with one of these . .

 
#14
Koker 62 Quote"Im sensing a bit of a pattern on a couple of posts, mainly mine and Sick_Smoggy's, every time that a Dad does a runner, he buys a shit car beforehand!

Joker - If i could like that, i would, a faithful father must have better car taste, my FIL is an all round good egg and a bit of an enthusiast in his day, collection has been varied but ones used as regular motors and sadly now all sat idle are:

Alvis TA14, TD21, MGA and e-type, some real garbage also, Austin princess, Rover 600, now drives an Merc SLK, Mazda MX5 and has an awful Rover 75 to ferry the young smogs.
 

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#15
My old man had a red mk2 Escort with a black vinyl roof. He fucked about with the engine and it blew up.

He also had a Yamaha DT but he fucked about with the engine and it blew up. It's still in the back of his garage actually.

Then he got a job for Toyota and he got a Celica Liftback in Jewish racing gold, it was the 2000 GT rally one, which at the time cost twice as much as the standard version. He fucked about with the engine and it blew up.

 

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#16
My old man had a red mk2 Escort with a black vinyl roof. He fucked about with the engine and it blew up.

He also had a Yamaha DT but he fucked about with the engine and it blew up. It's still in the back of his garage actually.

Then he got a job for Toyota and he got a Celica Liftback in Jewish racing gold, it was the 2000 GT rally one, which at the time cost twice as much as the standard version. He fucked about with the engine and it blew up.

So, the moral is, don't let your dad near the engine?
 
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He also had on of these. In fact this was his last car before he joined the choir invisible.(Not because I don't think)

But on the other hand he also had one of these in BAOR

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#18
A selection of what my estranged father had when I was a nipper. There were more than this but these are those I remember. The bug didn't last too long after I arrived on the scene funnily enough
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Sent using Mr Samuel Morse's patented telegraphy method.
 
#19
Various Landrovers, Austin Princess, Ford Granada, Mahoosive Volvo truck which he crashed and died in, but the family run around at the time of his death was a 1972 Bedford Ambulance.
 
#20
My dad had to have a van by virtue of the fact he didn't believe in spaffing anywhere but inside my mother, the fucking dirty pervert.
10 fucking kids honestly what was he thinking.
Anyway, it wasn't so bad, we had a fucking Sherpa that was ex RAF and had seats welded in the back which was nice. Up to that point we were used to getting thrown in the back of his old Bedford, with all his fucking building kit, trestles, cement mixer (the smelly old diesel ones) buckets of tools, shovels, concrete blocks and whatever other sharp and dangerous shit you could have in a van, no windows in the back so it was fucking pitch black, and then getting flung all over the place until you got where you were going, could administer first aid and crack on with the day.
As the older kids grew up and fucked off, he downsized to a Cortina estate, with just the 4 on the back seat and 2 in the boot.
No probs with plod back then.
Then the rest of us fucked off, now the daft cunt has a van and an estate car.......van for work, estate car for walking his beagles.....In the woods.....near where foxes live.....but absolutely not hunting foxes or any other woodland creatures.
 

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