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Eaters



Member Since: 11 Apr 2016
Location: East Sussex
Posts: 675

United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver
First Car

Hi all

Just for a bit of fun I thought this might be a good topic. Do you remember your first car? Now I’m sure that some on here are still wet behind the ears and will nominate their current RRS. But for those of us a bit longer in the tooth it might kindle some memories (and perhaps the odd story or two) of bygone times. Or perhaps you’d rather forget.

Anyway, for what it’s worth, here’s my epistle.

First car was a 4 door Ford Popular which I bought in the early 70’s. I took my dad with me so that he could check it over and parted with the princely sum of £35! Three forward gears to the 4 cylinder side valve engine (998cc I think) with no synchro on first gear. It’s piece de resistance was that the wipers were driven by the vacuum from the inlet manifold which was stored in a resovoir under the bonnet. This was fine until you came to a long hill on a rainy day. By the time you got halfway up the hill, obviously using extra throttle, the vacuum had all but gone in the reservoir and so the wipers stopped moving and you couldn’t see where you were going😁

Any other contributions? Robin
2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
Gone:
Jaguar S-Type V8 4.2 Sport
MGZTT 190 2.5

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Tyrefitter



Member Since: 19 Jul 2015
Location: East Yorkshire
Posts: 1406

United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

My 1st one was a ex post office mini van.

Andy. 2014 RRS SC santorino,coris roof.
2016 VW Amarok Highline,candy white
2014 Evoque D-Lux Fuji
Previous motor.
2014 RRS AB FUJI
2012 RRS Dynamic red edition Fuji
2012 RRS SE santorino
2015 Navara White
2008 RRS white TDV8
2007 RRS black TDV8
2002 RR Vogue
1996 P38 2.5 HSE.

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Paulcp



Member Since: 18 Apr 2013
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 292

2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Atacama Sand

Wish I still had it, good examples now worth at least 20x what I paid for it in 1972

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Gandalf



Member Since: 11 Sep 2017
Location: Bacup,Lancashire
Posts: 110

England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

1969 White kharmann ghia convertible what a car. then I bought a series 3 110 safari and the rest is history. If it ain't broken down it soon will
Pulling my Vanmaster tin tent with my 2005 RED RRS HSE TDV6

1973 Land Rover Series 3 110 safari Gone but not forgotten
1990 Discovery 200Tdi Gone thank god
1996 Discovery 300Tdi sadly missed
2003 Discovery TD5 Gone to LR heaven
2004 Discovery TD5 Gone to Aberdeen hope it likes it there
2005 RRS HSE Rimini Red (my Disco 3 in a posh frock)
Think I see a pattern here


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GodivaNige



Member Since: 14 May 2016
Location: Warwickshire
Posts: 333

England 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

FDB 137V

Some things you never forget...

MK2 Escort, 2 door, 1.3L in blue

Didn’t roll it but did manage to hit a tree. Ruined it by trying to make it go faster Rolling Eyes

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geoffsnook



Member Since: 19 Nov 2016
Location: cardiff
Posts: 855

Wales 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

Had a mark 3 cortina 1600 gt what a wreck it was to only paid £80 so you can imagine but it was back in 1978 Rolling with laughter Thumbs Up

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Camelrock



Member Since: 31 Aug 2013
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 896

United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Tangiers Orange

A Vauxhall Viva HB payed £50 was a none runner due to an engine fire, could of offered £20 which I’m sure they would of accepted but was only a fresh faced 16 year old. Cost me £10 for parts from the local scrap yard to get it running again. Had to strip and clean the carb every 30 miles or so because of rust/muck in the tank.
Passed the test and managed a couple of months before righting it off. The stupidity of youth... 2008 G4 RRSport TDV8
2009 TDCi 90
2010 Freelander

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Stevepd



Member Since: 22 May 2017
Location: Warminster
Posts: 167

United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue

I had a mk4 Ford Cortina 1.3L, burgundy with a black vinyl roof R reg (the first time round Whistle ) I remember taking the rear number plate off and spraying the panel black to make it look like an up market version.

Steve. 2006 2.7 TDV6 HSE in Cairns Blue, Quantum remap.

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riverblanche



Member Since: 11 Jun 2011
Location: Retford'ish
Posts: 469

United Kingdom 

Hi,
Morris Marina Van, Lined it all out in the back for camping/climbing/rally marshalling Thumbs Up

Followed by a Marina 4 door in Tahiti Blue that I painted the wheels Gold Cool early eighties waaaaay before Subaru did it Whistle

Thumbs Up Corris HSE Dynamic 2016

Always pick up stick in the middle !!

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PEACHY



Member Since: 07 Nov 2010
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 2536

England 

A yellow VW Polo - I was on a bus on the way to spend £300 on Fila & Ellesse clothing in Birmingham ( 80's fashion ). I saw the canary on a forecourt for £195 - jumped off the bus & paid the amount asked. It had no mot so my dads mate offered to weld it Whistle
The following Sunday I had a call to go see my dads mate - on the way we passed a fire engine - the Censored had tried welding with a tank of fuel Rolling with laughter all I had left was a number plate Big Cry
Never had a VW since Whistle 14MY Autobiography Dynamic - SDV6 - Fuji White Smile
12MY Autobiography - SDV6 - Santorini Black - Dual View - Rear Entertainment - Sunroof.
12MY Autobiography - SDV6 - Orkney Grey - awesome ;(
2005 Java Black - 4.2 V8 Supercharged First Edition- will never be forgotten ;(

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Rich



Member Since: 14 Nov 2014
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 30

United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Ex Post Office Telephones Minor 1000. 522 YLB or was it YLB 522.

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Violetpiano



Member Since: 03 Jun 2014
Location: London
Posts: 397

United Kingdom 

Bought my first car when I was 15 years old in 1980.

A Ford Cortina MkIII 2000E. It was purple but being a little colour blind I thought it was blue Embarassed

Jas Waiting (trying to patiently) for MY18 SVR
Gone and missed....
MY 2015 RRS 5.0L Autobiography
Mariana Black With Body Coloured Roof and Side Sills
Ebony / Ivory Interior
Privacy Glass
Style 508 22 inch Alloys

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RRSTDV8



Member Since: 12 Aug 2011
Location: Northamptonshire
Posts: 5607

United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Datsun Bluebird 1.8 GL Automatic. 3-speed auto box. Not a bad car really. Had some good features for the day such as a panel on the dash that would tell you when a bulb failed e.g. tail light, indicator etc. Had a twin choke Weber down draught carb which would either run well or pass the MoT but not both. I used to set it for the test and then reset it before driving home. Just a single 1/4 turn of an adjuster was all it took. Easy to work on - you could almost stand next to the engine in the bay. Starter motor took all of 10 minutes to remove, for example.

Replaced by a 309 GTi which was an altogether more satisfying drive! 2012 SDV6
2008 TDV8 - it's a labour of love

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Lyonhead



Member Since: 21 May 2016
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 283

Wales 

TAE 927M Vauxhall Viva Estate in Silver.

Fitted an 8 Track tape player into it and put the speakers under the seats also put a really really small steering wheel on it and I thought it was the business Shocked Shocked Rolling with laughter

Blew 2 engines up and got rid for a 1.6 Ford Cortina Mk 4. Now your talking Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

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Tim in Scotland



Member Since: 30 May 2005
Location: Driving along in my automobile
Posts: 15972

2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

My first car was a Signal Yellow with dark brown velour seat covers, Mk1 Fiesta 1.1L registration GMS 225S - one careful lady owner prior to me - my mother. 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV on order for April delivery, bye bye Land Rover after 21 years and 11 LR products..... all because you won’t give me reassurance that should my SDv6 crankshaft break because of a design fault, not MY fault, but the engine builders fault - it will be replaced for free.
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, but not for much longer........
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

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