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timhum



Member Since: 06 Mar 2017
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 117

United Kingdom 

Mine was a 1961 Morris Minor purchased in 1968 when I was18. Dad was a mechanic and a friend of his in the sales department let me have a part exchange for a good price. He asked £45.00 for it and given the large amount he let me pay over 3 months Very Happy Great little car which taught me how to slide a rear driven car around in relative safety given its low speed and cross ply tyres.
Tim

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Sharpy1980



Member Since: 24 Sep 2016
Location: Kent
Posts: 95

United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver

I had a black 1983 Mk1 Fiesta Finesse so it had an amazing go faster stripe, I made it really cool by upgrading the steel wheels to 12” Alloys that looked like wheel trims and then I fitted the round Xr2/ss headlights and metal bumper with indicators in, It had a foam boot spoiler too Laughing oh and how can I forget the illuminated green stereo goodmans iirc, I had fond memories of that car but changed it for Mk2 86 Fiesta Ghia and the highlight of the ghia was an electric boot release and rev counter it even had windy up windows,

Speaking of Windy up windows my mate was telling me about taking his daughters to a truck show and they sat in an old truck and one of the girls pointed at the winder and asked what it was when he explained and told her that’s what cars had too she genuinely thought he was winding Wink her up. How old does that make you feel Clickadeeclick

Post #545138 Sun Jan 07 2018 11:52pm
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muddywheels
Milk Float Man


Member Since: 01 Jul 2010
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
Posts: 5465

England 

First car was a 1973 Hillman Avenger 2 door in white - got it free off my aunt in 1983 after my cousin blew engine after forgetting to check oil Rolling Eyes

Replacement engine from scrap yard fitted by mechanic my dad knew and I ditched the Honda mtx for warm/dry transportation Mr. Green

Used to spend my free time replacing bits like wings, touching up rust and welding chassis to keep it running but I thought it was the best until I saw a Mk1 Fiesta 1300s then it had to go Laughing 

NOW GONE

MY17 Lexus RC 300h F Sport
MY16 DS
MY10/13 RRSs - Mini One
FL2s
Jag X-type
D2s - MGTF
FL1s
Landcruiser, Mondeo, Escort, Orion, Astra GTE, Xr3i, Renault 5/19/18, Fiesta 1300S, Allegro, Avenger, Honda MTX, Yamaha FS1E

Post #545142 Mon Jan 08 2018 1:43am
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Pakolainen



Member Since: 14 Mar 2016
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 233

Finland 2013 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Fuji White

First car was an Austin Metro in orange with no second gear, worked in Sidmouth then and the route was country roads, going into a 90 degree right hand bend which went directly into a very steep hill.. Get it right and i could gun it around the corner and up the hill, go wrong or hit traffic and it was up the long hill in 1st gear. 2014 RRS 3.0 TDV6 HSE Dynamic
2006 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSe
Alfa Romeo Guillietta 2.0 JTDM 2011
Mazda 3 1.6 2010
Subaru Impreza 2.0 WRX 2005

Post #545146 Mon Jan 08 2018 7:50am
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Nowaytk



Member Since: 27 May 2013
Location: London
Posts: 179

England 

UTP 796K, MK1 Escort 1.1L in maroon, managed to take all sorts of punishment including getting 2 feet of the ground from a local humpback bridge. Eventually two Scrotes nicked it and managed to hit a tree, insurance write-off, only good thing about that was, there was blood on the seats so at least they hurt themselves Censored 2015 HSE SDV6 Scotia Grey, ebony / lunar, colour coded, deployable steps, TV, sliding pano and a few other bits. Now gone
2018 Velar R-Dynamic HSE sdv6 silicon silver

Post #545148 Mon Jan 08 2018 8:09am
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Buckster



Member Since: 05 Mar 2015
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 1278

England 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Mini Clubman 1275GT. I still own it now! Cool 2003 BMW M5 - 5 Litres of V8 Optimax Slurping Goodness in Carbon Black

2013 SDV6 HSE Black Edition- Orkney Grey with Ebony & Ivory. LR Facelift RAI, Genuine G4 Expedition Rack, 4x Warn SBD-160 Spotlights, Warn 9.5XPS Winch, Mantec Underbody Protection, LR Light Guards, 19"s on Goodyear Duratracs, ARB fridge, TuffTrek awning 😎

Post #545151 Mon Jan 08 2018 8:50am
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Tim in Scotland



Member Since: 30 May 2005
Location: Driving along in my automobile
Posts: 16535

2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Sharpy1980 wrote:
I had a black 1983 Mk1 Fiesta Finesse so it had an amazing go faster stripe


My 2nd car, and the first brand new car I owned, was a white Fiesta Finesse with the same huge stripes in Black, White and Brown down the sides. It survived a swim in a local stream after spinning it on black ice and going through a bridge parapet, just missing the car that had done exactly the same thing about 3 minutes before me! It was hardly damaged at all as the stream was frozen hard. About a month later aftervit was fixed up I lost traction coming down a steep road covered in snow and went off roading in it, again no damage and was able to drive straight across the garden I ended up in and drive back out down the house’s drive Embarassed they don’t make cars like they used to - thank goodness as that one succumbed to tin worm. 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

Post #545160 Mon Jan 08 2018 10:36am
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Pufftmw



Member Since: 23 May 2012
Location: London & Carmarthenshire
Posts: 578

United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

White Mini 850 Van - HMJ 267N

£150 off some bloke nr Oxford, drove it back pleased as punch aged 18. It over-heated, so first lesson I learnt was that any cheap Minis for sale that looked good, invariably needed a new radiator!

Lived on an Army estate in Camberley with my Sister/Bro-in-Law and worked in Whites, which at the time was a BL garage, so was able to get cheaper bits and advice. Over the course of the summer, I repaired the body work and proceeded to spray it White/Blue in a sort of naval disruptive camouflage design. Blue vinyl roof of course. Not sure why. Got a lot of people talking on the estate though.

Used to drive it up to London at the weekends and sleep in it when I couldn't get someone's mum to let me have a couch. It eventually started towards its demise when I was at a girl-friend's house in Wimbledon and we heard a large bang. Her mum came in all read faced and owned up to having hit the accelerator not the brake on her Range Rover (!!) and rammed into the back of it - massive crease that bowed the cabin just under the rear windows and nothing, not even a scratch on the RR.

Post #545172 Mon Jan 08 2018 12:31pm
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HughN



Member Since: 10 Sep 2017
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 189

United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

White Peugeot 205 XS, F553RPH - with K & N filter and re-jetted to give 115 hp. Bought when it was four years old with 8,000 miles and with the pre-delivery polythene still on the rear seats. Had been serviced like clockwork every six months by lady owner.

After about three months I hit some ice and did three complete rolls into a field. Roof was down to the level of the doors. Shocked

As standard, the book stated 50 - 70 in 4th was 5.5 secs. Even today, that'd be good going... "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone (went to Africa)
Disco I V8 - gone (no engine, brakes or power-steering but towed away by a Suzuki Jimny on a 6ft rope)
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

Post #545178 Mon Jan 08 2018 1:55pm
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LJRH



Member Since: 22 Apr 2016
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 196

England 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Renault Clio RXE.

It was a 1.6 so it was pretty fast for a 17yr old! Loved cleaning it as you can tell and the habit has stuck since.

 Noisy black one

Post #545205 Mon Jan 08 2018 6:43pm
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Cymruambyth



Member Since: 27 Feb 2017
Location: North Wales
Posts: 1258

Wales 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Zermatt Silver

Mine was a T reg (the old T, no idea what year that would be) MCA 45T. Talbot Sunbeam 1.3GL I paid £700 for it from my sister and her boyfriend....31 years ago Laughing Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

Post #545210 Mon Jan 08 2018 7:06pm
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LJRH



Member Since: 22 Apr 2016
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 196

England 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Showing your age Smile mine went 12 yrs ago Noisy black one

Post #545212 Mon Jan 08 2018 7:08pm
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RCVantage



Member Since: 03 Jan 2018
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 25

United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Bourneville

RXD 268F - 1968 MGC GT in British Racing Green and really tatty cream vinyl interior - kept until 2001 then sold it to an MG Enthusiast who has lovingly rebuilt it to concours condition...

Wish I'd kept that car, along with a 512 BBi, 550 Maranello and an Aston Martin Vantage (1985) and 2x Vanquish S's - all sold to early Big Cry

RC

Post #545302 Tue Jan 09 2018 3:22pm
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Scrumpy



Member Since: 11 Nov 2016
Location: London
Posts: 301

United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Mine was a Mk1 Cortina with Riccaro racing seats, column shift, red plush carpets and hand painted black (complete with brush marks!!). I paid £50 for it 32 years ago.
It was a rust bucket and the the passenger could put their foot through the floor! I thought it was the dogs Censored
My mate who has collected classic and prestige cars all his life said that is the one car he never owned but wishes he had! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If we all point our RR's in the same direction and accelerate at the same time can we turn back time?

Post #545304 Tue Jan 09 2018 3:53pm
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Mr M



Member Since: 11 Nov 2016
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 26

United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

Ford Escort....I could get into it with my front door key Rolling with laughter

Post #553000 Mon Apr 02 2018 9:02pm
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