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Author Topic: !st Car You Ever Owned  (Read 5090 times)

Offline Dare

!st Car You Ever Owned
« on: January 19, 2007, 02:02:56 AM »
   What's the 1st car you ever owned?Mine
   was a Reanault Dauphine I bought in
   1965,which every time I fondly remember
    it I understand why they stopped saling
    Reanaults in America


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Offline cosworth151

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 02:18:24 AM »
Ah, yes, I remember it well. $150. worth of 1961 Ford Falcon station wagon! 170 c.i.d. six with a 1 bbl carb. Beautiful finish, too. Did it myself with some 25 cents-a-piece spray cans of John Deere green. It picked up the name The Green Avenger, after a popular squirt gun of the day. It later became quite a sleeper after it aquired a bunch of Mustang parts. (After all, they bolted right on!)

By the way, dare, I have some fond high school memories of a Dauphine. A buddy of mine that I was on the track team with had one. Our warm-up for practice was pushing the damn thing down the scholl drive-way trying to get it to start!
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline romephius

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 03:05:59 AM »
Holden (Opel) Barina..........it was all i could afford.  It came with alloy wheels and a tape deck.  Police pulled me over a few times to ask if I had a turbo in it, guess I drove it a bit hard.

Offline Wizzo

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 08:57:07 AM »

I've had company cars for most of my life, all of which were mundane and boring.

When I decided to start my own company I purchased an Alfa Romeo 33 1.5Ti. I had to drive it home from London and I couldn't believe how fast it was and the fabulous sound coming from the boxer engine with twin Webber carbs.

I had just stepped out of a Vauxhall Carlton CD 2.0i and the Alfa would have left it for dead. The downside was the reliability of the electrics, indicators would work when they wanted to, the fuel gauge was more of a compass than an indication of fuel level and fuses would blow with the regularity of popcorn being cooked.

Guess What? I loved it! This is where my love affair for cars started, and I will always remember my little Alfa 33 with great affection.

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davewilson

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Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 01:12:58 PM »
100E Ex Post office van in G.P.O Red and 3 Gears.windscreen wipers worked off the manifold.
Rust and a little problem of it being wrapped round a tree by a friend who borrowed it for a night,finally put it to rest.
Still i learnt to drive in it,and have fond memories,they dont make them like that anymore....Thank goodness!

The Stig

Offline Neil.P

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007, 04:46:14 PM »
Mini Metro 1.0

Neil.P

Offline Wizzo

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007, 10:48:46 PM »
Quote
Mini Metro 1.0

Neil.P

Enough said
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Offline Ian

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007, 10:51:57 PM »
Anglia 105E, what a laugh
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Neil.P

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2007, 12:54:43 AM »
Quote
Mini Metro 1.0

Neil.P

Enough said

 :stop: :nono:

What a Machine that was. Built for pure comfort and refined driving.
The Metro was a pure drivers car, also handy in the Urban environment. it excelled in every way whether it was off-roading it in your local park :-[
or doing 70 MPH down Mcleod Rd only to confronted by a police car at the end :-[
or ripping the engine out on a kerb at Bexelyheath underground carpark :-[

It passed the Neil.P endurance test for three years until one fatefull Summer evening it smashed into the back of someone parked at some traffic lights :DntKnw:

Don't ask me what happened I was trying to change the music on the stereo :good:

Neil.P

Offline Ian

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2007, 01:26:56 PM »
 Neil, not another Abbey Woodite mate, my nan used to live off Macloud road Mitchel Close, I used to live in Wickham Lane.
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Wizzo

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2007, 02:02:09 PM »

Oh God! Must be something in the water  :D

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Offline Ian

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2007, 09:22:01 PM »
 Yeh, probably scotch  :crazy:
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Neil.P

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2007, 10:52:43 PM »
Ian  :yahoo:

I now live opposite Abbey Ruins, officially Belvedere but consider myself an Abbey Woodite!

Big up the Abbey Wood Massive :DD

Neil.P

Offline Ian

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2007, 09:47:59 PM »
 Remember the old ruins well Neil, kidding the girls on that they were haunted so they would snuggle up tighter, then up to Lesnes Woods, wahaay  :P
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Monty

Re: !st Car You Ever Owned
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2007, 11:39:03 AM »
Mk II Cortina 1600GT, then added lotus suspension and wheels, then half-race prepared the engine, then fitted four barrel Holy carb, then fitted supercharger, then blew up!!!

 


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