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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 05 Jul 20 5.01am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

This will show your age.
My first car was a Hillman hunter which I paid 40 quid for. I also had a few mark 4 cortinas and a mk1 escort amongst other makes as a youth and would gladly have one of the fords again. I suppose it's the halcyon days and memories of the use of them .
Anyone got an older car still or which would float your boat now.
Also cannot beleive how much you can pay now geez they are expensive.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 05 Jul 20 9.32am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

A 20 or 30 year old Volkswagen is often better-made than a new one.

 


from the Etihad, Emirates, Molyneux, London Stadium, the Vitality, turf moor & Anfield to Old Trafford.....Raptors on the Road

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View Eden Eagle's Profile Eden Eagle Flag Kent 06 Jul 20 6.33am Send a Private Message to Eden Eagle Add Eden Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

This will show your age.
My first car was a Hillman hunter which I paid 40 quid for. I also had a few mark 4 cortinas and a mk1 escort amongst other makes as a youth and would gladly have one of the fords again. I suppose it's the halcyon days and memories of the use of them .
Anyone got an older car still or which would float your boat now.
Also cannot beleive how much you can pay now geez they are expensive.

I have got a 1972 MGB 😀

 

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View stuckinbristol's Profile stuckinbristol Flag In the woodwork. 06 Jul 20 9.54am Send a Private Message to stuckinbristol Add stuckinbristol as a friend

When i was 18 I had a Alfasud. One of the original hot hatches. Went like a rocket, cost me more to insure it than to buy it in the first place. Rotted away in the end.

 


Hey, where did we go days when the rain came?

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 06 Jul 20 10.04am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

I know a charming gentleman who speaks very highly of a 'Ford Zephyr' and a 'Morris Ital' that he used to own in bygone days.

 

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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 06 Jul 20 10.44am Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

First car? Triumph Stag bought for £500. Looked lovely but needed a lot of love as everytime you as ortrd one thing something else gave up. Sold for £575 so not all bad. Since then a variety of odds and sods. Current daily is a Kadjur.

Middle aged crisis is a 1972 Citroen DS all low slung chrome and French excentricity. Been slowly bringing it back to as good as it gets.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 06 Jul 20 11.30am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

What is the best small 4 seater hot hatch ?

I like the 100 horsepower fiat panda . 16 valve. 1.4 petrol. Only manufactured between 2006 and 2010 so fairly rare on the market. Tiny and fun to drive.

What other small hot hatch is good ?


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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 07 Jul 20 4.08pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I know a charming gentleman who speaks very highly of a 'Ford Zephyr' and a 'Morris Ital' that he used to own in bygone days.

The Ital was a successor to the Marina - not a great advert for the car. A Daily Telegraph feature from 2018 informs us that by then there were only 11 such cars still licensed to run on our roads. To be honest I don't know how that compares with other models from that period but you would have thought there might be a few more being run as "classic" restorations. It was introduced in 1980 and probably shared its death throes with BL as a whole.

As for the Zephyr I wonder whether that was the Mark 1,2,3 or 4?

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 07 Jul 20 4.16pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

The Ital was a successor to the Marina - not a great advert for the car. A Daily Telegraph feature from 2018 informs us that by then there were only 11 such cars still licensed to run on our roads. To be honest I don't know how that compares with other models from that period but you would have thought there might be a few more being run as "classic" restorations. It was introduced in 1980 and probably shared its death throes with BL as a whole.

As for the Zephyr I wonder whether that was the Mark 1,2,3 or 4?

I am not able to answer this question, all I know is that he possessed this car in the 60s.


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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Made in Bromley 07 Jul 20 4.30pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

I had a mk 3 cortina, then a mk 4 and a 5, I’ve had 2 Orions and a focus, I think there’s a pattern emerging there somewhere, but I can’t quite put my finger on what it is

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 07 Jul 20 4.43pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

1st car . . Hillman Minx with leather bench seats £40 1974(ish), had a selection of fords also had an Austin Healy 2 seater convertible(till it got nicked). Have now got a Mini Cooper Convertible, dont know wether to sell it or take it over to Spain hmm decisions.

 


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View Harpo's Profile Harpo Flag Oxfordshire 20 Jul 20 9.52am Send a Private Message to Harpo Add Harpo as a friend

First car was a 1962 Singer Vogue Estate.
I saw one at the Classic Car Show a couple of years ago, and it wouldn't surprise me if it was the only one left in use.

A few years later, I treated myself to a Rover 3.5 Coupé. I didn't have responsibilities then.

Today's fleet comprises a 1973 Triumph Stag (3.0l auto), and a Hyundai Kona Electric, which replaced a Jag XE last November. The Jag was fantastic - but I don't miss it now I have the Kona.

 

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