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View stuckinbristol's Profile stuckinbristol Flag In the woodwork. 29 Mar 21 4.28pm Send a Private Message to stuckinbristol Add stuckinbristol as a friend

Originally posted by Lombardinho

Must admit, I've got a soft spot for the Sud.
Once had a ride in a brown one with a noisy blown exhaust.
Class!

You didn't live in Bristol in the mid eighties did you?
This was my 2nd car. Fast as...but cost me more to insure than the thing cost.
Eventually fell apart, and went to Alpha heaven (the scrapper).

 

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View stuckinbristol's Profile stuckinbristol Flag In the woodwork. 29 Mar 21 4.30pm Send a Private Message to stuckinbristol Add stuckinbristol as a friend

Oh yeah, I have a soft spot for the TR5.
Like old cars!!

 

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View Lombardinho's Profile Lombardinho Flag London 29 Mar 21 5.45pm Send a Private Message to Lombardinho Add Lombardinho as a friend

Originally posted by stuckinbristol

You didn't live in Bristol in the mid eighties did you?
This was my 2nd car. Fast as...but cost me more to insure than the thing cost.
Eventually fell apart, and went to Alpha heaven (the scrapper).

No, never lived in Bristol and mid 80's is when I passed my driving test. Failed the first test. Was absolutely gutted for about 3 weeks then I got a cancellation (lucky because it usually took about 6 months to get a test) and sailed through in my stepdad's Golf Mk2 GLS...which I treated horrendously. 17 year old driving too fast and inconsiderately. Guilty as charged.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 29 Mar 21 6.15pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

My first car was a 1936 Austin 7. It was a 2 seater sports version called a 'Nippy'. Bought it for 75 with cash I'd saved from doing paper rounds. Sold it 2 years later for 95 after many miles worth of fun. Thought I'd done well. Decent models sell these days for around 5k.

The new owner stripped off the original body and converted it into a 'Special' to race and according to DVLA it's still on the road somewhere.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Harpo's Profile Harpo Flag Oxfordshire 30 Mar 21 8.52am Send a Private Message to Harpo Add Harpo as a friend

I wouldn't say it was my dream car, but it is a thing of great beauty, and relatively affordable.

And I own one.

I am of course referring to the Triumph Stag.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 30 Mar 21 9.22am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

My first car was a 1936 Austin 7. It was a 2 seater sports version called a 'Nippy'.

Mine was a Ford Prefect 100E with three speed gearbox, vacuum operated wipers and 0-60 in two months which was an upgrade on the Lambretta that had done me for the previous two years

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 30 Mar 21 9.30am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Harpo

I wouldn't say it was my dream car, but it is a thing of great beauty, and relatively affordable.

And I own one.

I am of course referring to the Triumph Stag.

Fabulous. I coveted one - had to make do with a Spitfire!

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 30 Mar 21 9.33am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Mine was a Ford Prefect 100E with three speed gearbox, vacuum operated wipers and 0-60 in two months which was an upgrade on the Lambretta that had done me for the previous two years

My best man had a 100E. Those wipers! Used to virtually stop going uphill and then nearly fly off going down the other side.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 30 Mar 21 9.42am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Mine was a Ford Prefect 100E with three speed gearbox, vacuum operated wipers and 0-60 in two months which was an upgrade on the Lambretta that had done me for the previous two years

We had a 100E when I was a kid. My old man somehow let my mums budgie escape and got sent out to look for it (I know) and bought it off his mate down the road for 20 to placate the mother who was raging. It ran for 3 or 4 years.

 

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 31 Mar 21 11.33am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

Jag XK140 no question, so far only ever owned an E-Type but that gave me the taste.

Or the James Bond DB5 that has just been remade (see last weeks Top Gear) has all the gadgets except the ejector seat . [Link]

Edited by mr. apollo (31 Mar 2021 11.35am)

 


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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 02 May 21 9.46pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

Not sure on the model, but the blue convertible that Jim Phelps (Peter Graves) drives in Mission Impossible just as he's about to take on another case, is a great looking car.

 


Pro USA & Israel

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 02 May 21 11.40pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

this is fun to drive

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from the Etihad, Emirates, Molyneux, London Stadium, the Vitality, turf moor & Anfield to Old Trafford x 2.....or a neighbourly visit to Craven Cottage...Raptors on the Road

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