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Nostalgia - Your First Car & Price Paid

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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 £100, off my brother

Edited because I forgot the price, had to phone him up
 
#3
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.
 

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#6
First road car = Lancia Montecarlo Spider, identical to this one:

Bought from my cousin for £2000.
 

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#7
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.
 

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#8
Austin 1300 SFU 888H. Bought for £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.
 
#9
Rover 214 si (musnt forget the si) K Reg in 95 for £5000.

Thrashed to an inch of its life.

And first bike was a CBR 400 import- great fun.
 
#13
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!
 
#14
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 £300. (the car, not the sex)
 

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k13eod said:
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!
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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Grownup_Rafbrat said:
k13eod said:
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!
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!
I think the handbrake was on the left? Didn't really matter ... it didn't work anyway! 8O

Think mine was a 1500 straight 4 engine?
 
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I am a bit of a young-un but i had a 1.3i 1995 kia pride. Bought it for £500 and sold for same 2 years later. The look on the neds faces (was living in scotland for a while) when i passed them in their plastic covered 1.2 corsas was worth every penny! :twisted: 8) :twisted:
 
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JesterRIP said:
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 £300. (the car, not the sex)
They used to go out of tune in about five seconds. A young gentlemen I was courting in the early eighties had one, and we became adept at left foot braking whilst keeping the right foot on the accelerator to keep the engine going.

No comments about its passion-wagon capability. ;-)
 
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Except mine was a German single headlight jobbie

2.0 Low Compression(Later changed to HC) V6.

JL696B

The colour, officially Maize Yellow, was known as baby shit yellow.

Naturally it had the 2m whip antenna clipped down to the rear of roof gutter.
 

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