Cars My Dad Owned.

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  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:

    A Vauxhall 101 Victor in Essence of Dog Shit White.

    Weren't the 70s great?
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    Strictly speaking though, it was a chap called Travers who actually drove it for him.
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  3. Here's my dad's car history (only known until he fucked off in 81)

    1) Citroen Traction Avant


    2) Ford Zodiac Mk2

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    3) Ford Zodiac MK4

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    4) Ford Cortina MK3 1.6XL


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


    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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  7. Only car i remember my old man having, from about 1980 - the day he fooked off in about 1985, datsun bluebird estate

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  8. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    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)
  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.


    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.

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  12. We had the following:


    then one of these monstrosity's


    but sort of redeemed himself with one of these . .

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  13. 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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  14. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    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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