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Andi

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Mine was a Triumph Herald 1300. Got it for £50 but Mum said I wasnt old enough to

drive at 16 and wanted the garage back. She made me sell it for £15 to a collector.

Deffo have it back.

 

When I was old enough it was a single wheelbase transit 1600. errrm no I wouldnt.

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Mk1 cavalier, 170 quid from auctions, blew engine soon after and cost 350quid for recon engine as scrappies wanted 250quid for a old smoker,

 

had some fun times in it,

 

Mitch

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mini clubman 1275gt, alloy wheels worth more than £250 paid for car, spent pounds taking apart to see how yhings worked and upgraided all suspension, new 1340 oseli engine straight cut box rollcage etc,etc, spent about 4 years in total and when i got it running perfect sold it, would take it bacy yesterday and restore

 

mike

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1957 Ford 100E Anglia, cost £35 in 1966 and I took my test in it. followed immediately by 4 mates camping in the New Forest.

 

Would have it back for old times sake, but with 3 gears, no synchro on 1st, 20mpg and those vaccuum wipers ?? Not really ! :o

 

Wish I'd kept all my cars, would make a nice collection now :D

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1936 Morris 8 series E BJY 522 £25 in 1962 , with wooden floor boards & red leather seats , parked it on a bomb site for a couple of days and then went to Police station to report all wheels stolen , starter motor , dynamo , engine stripped , Police have not changed though as they just laughed and joked what can we do . Then went on to a 1952 Morris Minor Convertable PAU 1 £25 in 1964 , lots of summer fun was had in that car oh yes .

 

Mike

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Mine was a Triumph Herald 1250 with unroof and front disc brakes wow! got it home and started playing with it and put the jack straight through the chassis, ended up putting a Spifire 1300 with overdrive gearbox in, Yes i would have it back cars were well made inthose day's in a different sort of way.

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Guest mark kingston

Mine was a hillman Imp. White it was (well apart from the rust), i even remember its registration number of CUW740H how sad is that??

ah the happy hours i spent mending that piece of junk, i had taking the engine and gearbox out down to a fine art.

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J-Reg Mk 2 cortina 1300 deluxe for me(XOR 433J)Met green 4 door,my dad had it for about 12 years i had it for 2 months before i blew the engine up,then moved on to a Mk3.

 

I would have it back for sure.

 

Andy

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Mine was a 1958 Morris Minor Traveller (848 GEH) cost me £25 back in 1975. Had a blown head gasket when I got it, did it up a bit and sold it 10 months later for £120. Yep I would have it back anyday.

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vaxhall viva hc wrapped it round a farmers gate post 4 days after passing test pulled it straight with a length of chain and a tree with reverse gear. then just before mot scraped it and got a mk 1 escort for £50 ( best car ever) loved it

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1968 HB Viva - under 1100cc and green with drum brakes all round. No inertia reel seatbelts and a hand push windscreen wash. Soon had tiger-skin seat covers and fluffy rear shelf fitted (well, it was what we did back then :blush: )

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My first car was a 1972 Daf 33 Delux Variomatic LHD. Given to me by a neighbour when I was 13 years old.

Four year to restore with the help of my dad.

The 650cc engine that was fitted was replaced with a brand new 850cc Daf 44 engine which I got from a local breakers still in its crate for the high price of £25 :o OH the power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: First car I ever changed panels on, learned to weld and sprayed myself

Wish I had kept it now with a MPG of around 57, would have saved a small fortune on petrol :rolleyes:

 

 

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:D 1300cc. Did a lot of work to that car & had a lot of fun in it. Would have it back for old times sake but would put a 2l & a 5spd box in it....

 

Dan :)

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Guest docter fox

I'd forgotton how old some of you lot are :rolleyes:

 

lol mine was the S7, got it when I was 16 and basically took everything apart and put it back together over the summer, learnt pretty much everything from it, from brakes to engine swaps and also how to spray. The shiny new paint job made sure it definately stood out at the student car park at college :D

 

Would I have it back? definately...

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