My Cars

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  1. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

    Jun 28, 2017
    May have had a thread similar to this, but what the hell. During lockdown, what else have I got to do.
    1) Vauxhall Viva HA (belonged to my girlfriends brother, learnt to drive & passed my test in this in 1978)
    2) 1976 model Ford Escort 1100 Popular Plus ( plastic seats & rubber floor)
    3) 1974 model Ford Escort 1300E ( brilliant)
    4) Audi 80 auto
    6) Simca (dreadful)
    7) Hillman Imp (2nd car for wife)
    8) Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia (Thirsty)
    9) Ford Escort Estate ( family luggage room needed -awful)
    10) VW Passat ( good family car)
    11) VW Golf Gti Mk1 (2nd car)
    12) Triumph Stag (2nd car, mistake)
    13) Rover V8 P6 (2nd car, mistake)
    14) 1991 model Nissan Micra (wife’s car v boring but functional)
    15) BMW 518 ( great family car, bit under powered but covered tens of thousands of miles)
    16) 2002 model Mercedes E320 CDI Estate (tank)
    16) 2004 model Subaru Legacy 2.5 Touring (brilliant)
    17) 1995 model Audi A8 2.8 (2nd car - the barge - brilliant)
    18) 2008 model Honda Accord 2.4 Sports Tourer ( still have this car, 12 years old, 80K. Brilliant)
    19) 2007 model Mazda MX5 ( wife’s car - track day car for me)
    20) 2019 model BMW i3 all electric (efficient - bloody quick 0-50)

    Seeing as many of you have a lot of time on your hands at the mo. Get the grey matter going, delve back in time & let us know your historical to present day list of motor cars owned
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  2. newT120

    newT120 Active Member

    Apr 1, 2016
    I'm an ancient person and was never very flush, so there's some real horrors in my list (I'm forgetful too so they may not be in order (list starts in 1967)!

    Austin A30 van (rubbish but got stolen anyway)
    Austin A35 saloon (I never learn)
    Ford Consul Mk 1 (column change, bench seat in the front nudge nudge)
    Morris Minor (with Sprite head and twin SUs - nippy)
    Ford Anglia 105E (basic but reliable)
    Ford Anglia 1200 (but with Cortina 1500 engine - v. nippy)
    Austin 1300
    Hillman Avenger 1600
    Hillman Hunter 1500
    Hillman Minx 1725
    Vauxhall Chevette (don't ask)
    Renault TX 3.0 (rusty as f*ck but great engine)
    Ford Cortina 1.6L
    Ford Cortina GL 2.0 Estate
    Ford Cortina Crusader 2.0
    Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia (great car - stolen)
    Renault 9 (wife's)
    Mitsubishi Colt 1600 (excellent)
    Fiat Uno 60 (v. reliable)
    Honda Civic 1.5 (excellent)
    Volvo 460 (zzzzzz)
    Ford Fiesta 1.6 Ghia (wife's - still got it - great car)
    Jag S type 3.0 (great until rust killed it)
    Jag S type 3.0 (later model - great until rust ...- you get the picture, as stated before I never learn)
    Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4TB (superb car still got it after 2 years and 40k)

    Stay safe everyone !
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  3. Too hot

    Too hot Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2019
    Costa del Clyde Scotchland
    Bet you wish you still had the Mk1 GTI worth a fortune now and still a usable classic
  4. Wire-Wheels

    Wire-Wheels Elite Member

    Apr 26, 2019
    California - USA
    #4 Wire-Wheels, Apr 13, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2020
    This might be a long list:
    1950 Buick Super Rivera Hartop
    1956 VW Beatle oval window
    1954 Ford Crestline V-8 4 door
    1953 Plymouth Club Coupe
    1957 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible
    1960 VW beatle
    1965 VW beatle
    1963 VW Karman Ghia Convertible
    1954 VW beatle oval window sunroof (very modified)
    1960 VW Kombi Bus
    1965 VW beatle sunroof (came with a new bride attached)
    1967 Volvo 122s Amazon wagon
    1967 Ford Ranchero 390/335hp pickup
    1970 Saab 99 2 door
    1967 Dodge A-108 Cargo van
    1978 Plymouth Horizon 4 door
    1966 Dodge D-200 pickup w/ 8' Six-Pac cabover camper.
    1974 Chysler Newport 2-door hardtop
    1967 VW beatle
    1978 Dodge passenger van
    1977 Fiat 124 Spyder
    1984 Dodge passenger van
    1987 Dodge D-50 (Mitsubishi) pickup
    1984 Ford passenger van
    1981 Datsun 280zx T-Top Coupe
    1969 VW 7 passenger bus
    1995 Dodge Dakota 4 cylinder pickup
    1977 Dodge Commander 27' Class "A" Motorhome
    1987 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS (2.0 liter)
    1995 Ford Windstar mini van
    2001 Ford Windstar mini van
    1984 Mercedes 500 SEL (European version)
    2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT convertible 3.0 liter V-6 (Still have it)
    2005 Nissan Titan Crew Cab (still have it)
    2007 Volvo S-80 (Yamaha V-8) w/AWD (still have it)
    1962 VW beatle (Project car to restoration...if I live that long)

    I don't THINK I missed any. Not sure :) ...J.D.
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  5. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

    Mar 29, 2014
    Holmfirth West Yorkshire
    @Wire-Wheels omg that’s a handful!!

    In all fairness I’ve lost count being in the motor industry of what I’ve had although it started with a Regal supervan 111 (3) !!
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  6. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2019
    1968 Mk 2 Cortina 1.3L, learned to drive in it, blew up the engine and fitted a 1.6, passed my test in it in 78
    Triumph Vitesse, bought with a friend as a project...fecked it up and sold it on to a 'proper' mechanic
    1972 Mk 3 Cortina 1.6GXL
    Mk 3 Capri 1.6S
    1985 Capri 2.8i
    Metro 1.3 van
    Sierra 2.0 estate
    Peugeot 305 estate
    Sierra 2.0 estate (another one)
    Vauxhall Cavalier sri
    MG Maestro
    1986 Capri 2.8i Special
    1990 BMW 320 Touring
    1995 BMW 520 Touring
    1999 Citroen Xsara estate
    Volvo V40 estate
    2002 BMW 320 saloon
    2000 Peugeot Partner 1.9 Van
    2002 Renault Kangoo 1.5 Van
    2009 Citroen Berlingo 1.6 Van, the only four wheel vehicle I now have and used for work

    Not sure of all the years so have just put in the years I can remember
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  7. Wire-Wheels

    Wire-Wheels Elite Member

    Apr 26, 2019
    California - USA
    That is because I am such an OLD.fossil. Bought my first car.when I was 15...J.D.
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  8. Samz

    Samz Elite Member

    Aug 7, 2016
    York uk
    Did the Triumph badge fall off by any chance? :yum
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  9. dirty big hands

    dirty big hands Active Member

    Aug 4, 2017
    My first car was a 1990 Ford fiesta 1.1 litre. Freedom!
    Second was my most favourite that I've owned, citroen ax GT. Only a 1.4 but made of plastic, so therefore super light and (I believe) had the same drag coefficient as a maclaren F1 (the road car).
    Was also my last carb'd car, I love carbs over fuel injection, it feels so much more instant/connected!
    3rd was a Peugeot 306xsi, amazing handling, quite quick, but a bit bland.
    Kept the Peugeot but at the same time bought a VW T3 campervan to spend a year living in, travelling around Europe. Windsurfing and mountain biking every day!
    Actually, that's probably my favourite, life went wrong after that......I got a job, mortgage etc :sob:
    Sold the campervan and Peugeot, bought a VW T4 van.
    Then a T5 van.
    Now have a T6.
    And my Thunderbird sport :heart:
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  10. BonnieCat

    BonnieCat Crème de la Crème

    Feb 20, 2016
    Coo. See if I can remember

    VW Beetle 1303
    Austin Mini 850 from 1966 (very rusty)
    Hillman Hunter 1725 (very very rusty)
    Vauxhall Viva
    Land Rover SWB (biggest pile of crap. Worst thing I ever bought)
    Ford Fiesta mk1, 2 and 3 (had 3 of these. Great little cars. The mk 1 was petrol, the other 2 diesel)
    Ford Escort GL
    Rover 216 SE
    Rover 420D
    Rover 420i
    Toyota Yaris
    Toyota Corolla
    Citroen C4 coupe Diesel
    Skoda octavia estate
    Alfa Romeo Spider
    Audi A1
    BMW 320D
    BMW 320 petrol estate car
    BMW X1
    Toyota Aygo
    Fiat Ducato Motorhome

    and out of all of the above, I loved my Citroen the best, funky, stylish, economical and reliable. Apologies to any of my cars I’ve forgotten about.
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  11. Judd Dredd

    Judd Dredd Giver of Drugs, Vaccines and Hard Truths

    Jan 13, 2019
    here and there
    Short list for me;

    1996 Rover 200 (99-00)
    2000 Vauxhall Corsa CDX (00-02)
    1986 Daimler S3 4.2 Vanden Plas (00-02)
    2002 Seat Leon 1.8 Cupra (02-04)
    2001 BMW e39 525 (04-09)
    1996 BMW e34 540 Touring (09-16)
    2004 BMW e46 325 compact (16-)
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  12. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow

    Oct 3, 2018
    Three Counties
    #12 Helmut Visor, Apr 13, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2020
    Mk3 Cortina brown with vinyl roof
    1974 VW Beetle 1300 orange
    Ford Capri 1.6 MkII yellow
    1974 VW Jeans Beetle 1302 orange
    1980 Honda Accord grey
    Vauxhall Astra Belmont SXi red
    Peugeot 406 1993 blue
    Vauxhall Astra 1996 blue
    Mitsubishi Colt GLXi 1.6 16v grey
    Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTD blue
    Ford Explorer Sporttrak 4.0 V6 Twincab pickup black
    Volvo V50 R Design black
    Volvo V70 R Design white
    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV blue
    Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian twincab pickup black :cool::cool:
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  13. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

    Aug 8, 2018
    New Zealand
    1971 Mk1 Escort van 1300 4
    1968 MK2 Cortina 3l V6
    1979 XD Fairmount 4.2l 6:heart:
    1994 VR HSV V8 • :heart::imp:
    2004 BMW 324i 2.4l 6 •
    1974 RX2 Capella 12B Rotary
    1996 VS Commodore 3.8l 6
    1996 Prado TX 6 Diesel 4x4 •
    2017 Highlander 6 petrol •
    Much use out of all and still own (•) some :cool:
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  14. Johnjo

    Johnjo Senior Member

    May 29, 2017
    All the right cars but not necessarily in the right order. ;)

    Austin mini van 850. ( 633 DXM )
    Sunbeam rapier.
    Triumph dolomite 1500.
    Mini cooper s. (228 GOL)
    Renault 16.
    Renault 18.
    Austin maxi 1500.
    Austin maxi 1750.
    Ford Cortina mk4 1.6 gl.
    Ford Sierra 2.0 GL.
    Triumph dolomite sprint.
    Golf GTI mk 2 8v x 2.
    Golf GTI mk 2 16v.
    Vauxhall astra gte 8v.
    Vauxhall astra gte 16v.
    BMW 325i.
    Ford XR2i. Wife's.
    Ford escort XR3i cabriolet. Wife's.
    Saab 9.3 convertible. Wife's.
    Discovery 2.5 diesel x 2
    Range rover vogue 3.9 V8.
    Jeep grand Cherokee CRD.
    Audi a3 2.0 TDi.
    Alfa giulietta 2.0 diesel veloce.
    Mercedes CLK 220 CDi.
    Mini cooper convertible. Wife's.
    BMW x3 2.0 M sport.
    Alfa Giulietta 1.4 MA speciale.
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  15. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

    Sep 25, 2013
    Central France
    My cars :

    1960's Mini van BPOS

    1960's Triumph Spitfire with Vitesse 6 cyl engine.

    Hillman Imp Sport

    Sunbeam Holbay Rapier - 2 x 45 dcoe's; 4 speed + overdrive

    Followed by a number of company cars :

    Ford Escort 1.3 x 2

    For Cortina 1.6 x 3

    Then self employed :

    1969 Ford Mustang Convertible - black with cream roof, sidewinder exhausts, 2 x 4 branch headers.

    Back to company cars :

    Rover 216i vdp

    Cavalier SRi

    Saab 900

    Rover 825i top of the range


    1987 Porsche 911 3.2 carrera convertible, wide body. (sold at £4000 profit !!)

    1989 Land Rover Defender 90 diesel

    1989 Land Rover 3 door Discovery

    Peugeot 205 diesel

    Citroën ZX 1.9 diesel

    Mercedes 190e

    Daihatsu Fourtrack swb

    Landy Discovery 5 door TDi 200

    Series of Discoverys TDI 300 & TD5

    Mercedes CLK 270 cdi

    Jaguar X358 XJ tdvi 2.7 diesel ( bootiful)

    Probably missed a few ????
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  16. Oldskool

    Oldskool Noble Member

    Jan 29, 2019
    An interesting topic ! Many of the youth of today would be scratching their heads about some of the British cars mentioned here ! I guess it shows the average age of the forum members ...!
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  17. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    Yes but on the other hand, all cars look pretty much the same to me these days. Then again, to me, a car is just a way of getting from A to B.
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  18. Oldskool

    Oldskool Noble Member

    Jan 29, 2019
    I’ve had a few really great cars in my time but the one I remember most was my Fiat Strada. The 2nd car that I owned. A shocking orange colour but it had a digital clock ! It was the only car I’ve ever owned that got faster as it got older, mainly due to the rapid weight loss regime it went on . Not through performance parts installed by me but due to the rate at which it was truly shocking. Also it was not good at starting in the morning. I had to park it on a hill to bump start it every day . Italian I guess, not the best at getting out of bed in the morning but great at reversing ...! On the plus side I had a lot of sex in it !
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  19. Rocker

    Rocker Elite Member

    May 1, 2016
    Too many to list
    One year I got through so many cars the tax man wanted me to fill in a return :neutral:
    I tended to like the classic ones a few P6s including a 2000 tc couple of v8s and a mk3 zodiac the 2000 tc worth over 10k now if only :(
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