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My first car was an Allegro that cost me Â£125 from my Sgt's wife.
Didnt she like you?
I first used the works van, a Maestro. (I know, Marina in new clothes) The first one I actually bought was a second hand Opel Manta. Dark grey 1.8Gt
It cost me Â£100, off my brother
Edited because I forgot the price, had to phone him up
My first car was a 1928 Autin 12/4 which I got for nothing as it was a non runner. I got it fixed and MOTed by the time I passed my test.
Mk1 Cortina bought for Â£25 a long time ago.
I don't have a piccy but I might have an etching of it somewhere.
LWB Series 1 Land Rover. Â£750 in 1992!
First road car = Lancia Montecarlo Spider, identical to this one:
Bought from my cousin for Â£2000.
I had one of these (1983 Mk3 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia), but in Midnight Blue:
Cost me nothing to buy 'cos it was my Dad's cast off. Cost me loads to keep going 'cos it was knackered when I got it. She got named Belinda. Belinda Car-Idle.
Austin 1300 SFU 888H. Bought for Â£75 (three weeks' wages at the time) in 1977.
Sold two years later with enough holes in the passenger footwell to start a lace factory. There was nowhere left to fix the patches to. Sold it to a workmate who had one with a good body but the engine didn't work. He did an engine transplant, and it lasted another few years.
Rover 214 si (musnt forget the si) K Reg in 95 for Â£5000.
Thrashed to an inch of its life.
And first bike was a CBR 400 import- great fun.
Austin A30 in 1970 - cost Â£40?
52 miles per gallon
Never failed me and sold it on 2 years later
Mk 3? Cavalier 1.3 H.O.S
Cost me 300 quid and a further 400 to make it less death trappy
The folly of youth
Ford Fiesta - Â£170
I had one of these in 1980 ... Hillman Avenger with a proper vinyl roof! Bought for a couple hundred quid in Antrim:
Not strictly my first car as the week before I bought a Mk2 Cortina ... my feet went through the floor pan, a wheel nearly fell off and the engine dumped all it's oil before I even got it home! It went back!
A Ford Fiesta - GPE 767V
Fekkin thing ...I learnt more about cars during that 12 months! Back then of course, women weren't allowed in the block either, so it became the passion-wagon. But that also meant I could only date Kylie-sized easy women from Bracknell and surrounding areas.
Oh and it cost me Â£300. (the car, not the sex)
Did it, like the Hillman Hunter, have the handbrake to the RIGHT of the drivers' seat? That took some getting used to..... As did the 1725cc engine after my little 1300 Austin!
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