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Old 15-08-2018   #46
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Re: Your cars from the past.

So insured family cars or my own:

T reg Honda Civic 1.4s in maroon - tank, say no more!
59 plate 500 1.2 Pop - my first official car once I'd been working for a good while, no student banger for me
12 plate Panda 1.2 Easy - great little car but not as loved as the 500.
62 plate Punto 1.4 Easy - competent and lovely metallic petrol blue colour, but that's about it.
13 plate 500 1.2 Colour Therapy in blue - wife and I liked that one, few more gremlins than the first 500
14 plate Fiesta 1.25 Zetec - very nice motor, if lacking in that Fiat small car character

Just noticed I've never been in possession of a car with a bigger motor than a 1.4 petrol!
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Re: Your cars from the past.

Thanks, I was young, single and made good money and I just love cars. Since I've been married and moved to Austria my car buying days have come to a startling stop :-o The pice you pay for love lol
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Re: Your cars from the past.

My list well the ones I can remember!
Standard 8
Mini Clubman 1275GT
Ford escort 1300 van
Austin Maxi 1750TC
Ford Corsair 2000E
Ford Cortina Mk2 1600GT
Ford Cortina Mk4 1600GL
Ford Fiesta 1300 Ghia
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Ford Granada 2.8GL (company car)
Ford Granada 2.8I Ghia (comp car)
Fiat Regatta 1.6 (Mrs car)
Ford Escort 1.3 est (comp car)
Ford Granada 2.8I Ghia X (comp car)
Volvo 244
Volvo 240 Est
Vauxhall Senator (comp car)
Nissan Terano (comp car)
Nissan Micra (Mrs car)
Toyota Landcruser Colorado (comp car)
Honda Civic 1.4 (Mrs car)
Volvo V70 D5 Est (comp car)
Audi A4 Avant 170 (comp car)
Daihatsu Fourtrack
Jeep Grand Cheroke V8
Fiat Punto 1.9 sporting
Honda Civic 1.6 Executive (Mrs car)
Skoda Octaves 2.0tsi VRS
Panda 4x4 m-jet - only had it a week!

Oh and a few bikes...
Yamaha FS1E
Yamaha DT 175
Suzuki GS 550
Yamaha DT 175
Kawasaki Gpz 550
Kawasaki Gt 550
Honda CBR 400 RR
Yamaha Fazer 600
Yamaha Fazer 600 Mk2

Probably missed something off!
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Re: Your cars from the past.

Learned to drive in my father's VW Jetta, the boxy one, petrol.

For a few years, did not own a car, then company cars came, all of them diesel:
- VW Polo
- a few Golf V
- VW Jetta
- Seat Leon (1st gen)
- Seat Leon (2nd gen)
- Skoda Superb

Mrs perelaar had some kind of Renault Clio as company car, after that a 1st gen Mercedes B-class (horrible car!!) and a BMW X1 with X-drive.

After that, bought our own cars. First a 2nd gen Seat Leon, now driving a Seat Leon ST FR as family car.
For my own use on our shoot I had a Nissan Terrano II 2.7 TDI for 4 years, now while waiting for delivery of the Panda Cross I'm driving our shoot's small Nissan Kubistar van.
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Quote Originally Posted by Popoffchris View Post
My list well the ones I can remember!
Standard 8
Mini Clubman 1275GT
Ford escort 1300 van
Austin Maxi 1750TC
Ford Corsair 2000E
Ford Cortina Mk2 1600GT
Ford Cortina Mk4 1600GL
Ford Fiesta 1300 Ghia
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Ford Granada 2.8GL (company car)
Ford Granada 2.8I Ghia (comp car)
Fiat Regatta 1.6 (Mrs car)
Ford Escort 1.3 est (comp car)
Ford Granada 2.8I Ghia X (comp car)
Volvo 244
Volvo 240 Est
Vauxhall Senator (comp car)
Nissan Terano (comp car)
Nissan Micra (Mrs car)
Toyota Landcruser Colorado (comp car)
Honda Civic 1.4 (Mrs car)
Volvo V70 D5 Est (comp car)
Audi A4 Avant 170 (comp car)
Daihatsu Fourtrack
Jeep Grand Cheroke V8
Fiat Punto 1.9 sporting
Honda Civic 1.6 Executive (Mrs car)
Skoda Octaves 2.0tsi VRS
Panda 4x4 m-jet - only had it a week!

Oh and a few bikes...
Yamaha FS1E
Yamaha DT 175
Suzuki GS 550
Yamaha DT 175
Kawasaki Gpz 550
Kawasaki Gt 550
Honda CBR 400 RR
Yamaha Fazer 600
Yamaha Fazer 600 Mk2

Probably missed something off!
I've remembered a few more now

Ford Fiesta 950
Golf Gti Mk2
Renault 30Tx
Vauxhall Nova Si (comp car)
CitroŽn Bx Est (comp car)
CitroŽn Bx
Subaru Glf 4x4
Saab 9000 (comp car)
Nissan Bluebird Est
Nissan Primera (comp car)

Probably still missed the odd one...
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Re: Your cars from the past.

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1960 VW 1200 (Beetle) WSC462
1964 Mini 850 BGJ273B
1967 Anglia van reg no forgotten
1965 Commer imp van DCS???C
1969 Skoda 1000MB KSB584H
1971 Skoda S100 WPY353K
1975 Skoda S110L JCS565N
1977 Skoda S105S SSJ952S
1979 Skoda S120L ACS921T
1980 Skoda S120LS MSD660W
At this point I bought a house and for a while had a few older cars and also some projects. Reg numbers on some I have forgotten.
BMW 2002 Auto EVH155L
BMW 2000 Touring YES99L
Citroen GS estate ????????
Citroen Dyane 6 JSD73W
Citroen 2CV AZL 1960 5636TD75
Skoda S110R Coupe GSJ694N Modified with 130RS unit 5 speed box etc.
Skoda S120LS MK2 A725XSJ
BMW 320 EGA345T
Citroen Visa 17D E752SSJ
BMW 518 W??????
Skoda S120LS D416???
Ford Orion A??????
Skoda 135Ric ???????
Skoda Favorit estate K???????
Skoda 136 Favorit G316???
Skoda 136Glxie Favorit ??????
Skoda Felicia L ???????
Subaru Legacy H770KCS
Audi 80 E???USD
Audi 80 1.9Tdi ???????
Nissan Primera (NI plate)
Audi 80 1.6 Avant M995DGB
Fiat Doblo MPV FV51BVA
Rover 75 1.8 Connoisseur W331COA
Rover 75 1.8 Auto Connoisseur CE04???
Rover 75 2.5V6 Club auto X499MFL
Lastly my present Panda

There were other projects around a dozen from memory from a Skoda 1000MB, a couple of other Coupe's at least three 2CV's and BMW 1502 fully converted to a 2002Tii, 1971 Skoda 110L bought in 1995 and restored.

A couple of others I forgot
DAF 66 1974 M reg
Fiat 127 £50 banger 1973 L reg
Citroen ZX Turbo estate N reg
Merc W123 resto project.
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Got distracted by his from some work I should be doing;
Learned in Renault 6 (with the funky (?) walking stick gear change sticking out of the dash) until had a falling out with my Dad and so continued with driving instructor in early Fiesta
Project – VW Beetle based purple metalflake beachbuggy purchased as £50 non-runner got running and sold for profit
Suzuki GT185 (2 stroke twin no exhaust baffles…)
Honda 250 (wet well limp)Super Dream
Mini 850 purchased as £50 runner that had been hand sprayed (aerosol cans) in some or other FORD blue and had been driven into a tree. Pulled bump out by tying to tree and reversing off – seemed fair, and could then get bonnet to latch shut
MG Midget £300 from Exchange and Mart; had A series engine which got cooked by usual failure of by pass hose (alerted by the sound of frying oil at a junction since capillary temp gauge didn’t work) pistons got a bit squeezed in the bore but put back together and seemed none the worse…
Original T reg 1275 GT mini clubman with Denovo tyres that tried to kill me (rolled into ditch) may have been due to some driver input…
Replaced with (donated, well cost me a box of wine) Alfa Sud Sprint Veloce – lurvely but was already rotten when I got it (BGS ***X) Loved this car and transplanted all that lovely hardware into a Minari Sprint kit car which still resides in my Mum’s garage having been on the road until my kids came along 20 years ago (gulp)
FIAT X1/9 1.5 just as impractical but loved the targa roof. Sold on for…
Lancia Beta 2.0 sports hatch or whatever they called it; fuel injected and sooo comfortable, had rot issues…
1985 Alfa GTV V6 superb cruiser was rear ended by local butcher – got repaired and sold on immediately as had offer for £1k more than paid for it – tragic loss but had the potential for becoming a money pit
Volvo 940 Estate 2.3 LPT, like driving your favorite sofa 1998 last of the line bought at 3 years old and still in my ownership 175k miles used as tow car for dinghy
Alfa 147 02 plate 1.6 Lusso; my first (and only) NEW car! Loved it, got to 140k miles and it knocked the crankshaft oil seal out going around a roundabout dumping oil on the road – costs were such to make good that it was donated to my son’s engineering dept at school
FIAT Panda 319 4x4 TA 63 plate bought at 3 years old – loving the character and sure footed 4x4 behaviour and reasonable insurance for teenage daughter to drive
Mercedes E class 270 53 plate bought in anticipation of Volvo demise yet no it carries on – yey! Currently worth twice what I paid for it thanks to government persecution of aged diesels and thinking of trading for something electric… watch this space.
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Re: Your cars from the past.

Some great cars in there!

Is the Minari the one that looks a bit like a Barchetta from the front (although not as pretty, of course) and a mk1 MX5 from the back?

I still miss my Alfa Sprint. If only they hadn't made the bodies out of used tinfoil.
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Some great cars in there!

Is the Minari the one that looks a bit like a Barchetta from the front (although not as pretty, of course) and a mk1 MX5 from the back?

I still miss my Alfa Sprint. If only they hadn't made the bodies out of used tinfoil.
Yep, that's the one. Used Mazda 121 rear lights and MX3 (?) tear drop shape headlights.

The guys that designed it did a pretty good job I fitted X1/9 leather seats but my level of internal trimming of the rest let it down a bit. I still have it garaged and keep promising myself that I'd revisit it in a "money no object" refurb, trouble is not sure I can afford that approach!
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Two that slipped the net - Renault 5 GTL, banana yellow, really smooth motor way cruiser with 5 speed box and I think 1.4l engine. Paid for itself time and again racking up mileage for work - not sure what happened to it in the end.

Also a couple of A35s that "borrowed" parts from the midget... Strange but I kind of miss them


Finally a Ford Escort 1.6 8valve that was simply horrible, no PAS slow as hell kind of persuaded to buy by mother-in-law; I should have known better... It was traded for the Volvo
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