What was your first ever car?

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Re: What was your first ever car?

Postby paulrob100 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:51 pm

Mine was a 1965 Fiat 500 Giadarina ( Estate). I paid £100 for it in 1971 when I was 17. I turned it over 2 days after I bought it. I pushed it back onto it's wheels. Fixed it with rattle can paint. It then caught fire in my parents drive. Fixed up again until it failed the MOT. I scrapped it, then really went up in the world by buying my mates 1957 Austin A35 for £40

There's been lots more shite since then too. :D
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Re: What was your first ever car?

Postby Alpine Tom » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:37 pm

A £40 1.3l mark 3 escort, it may have been a 5 door but it didn't stop my trying to mock it up as an XR3 with bits from the scrap yard :D
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Re: What was your first ever car?

Postby Paul Taylor » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:27 pm

Renault 30 TX 2.7 V6i at 17 :up

My dad had a 30 also at the same time. A TS version which was the 2.7 Carb'd unit. So my PRV days started early.
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Re: What was your first ever car?

Postby malamute john » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:42 pm

Would you guys be kind enough to share your stories and photos over at www.firstcarstories.com ? Please? :)
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Re: What was your first ever car?

Postby Plug550 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:24 am

Three hundred quids worth of Opel Manta. Wish I still had it, but then I guess thats the common mantra (gettit?) of the middle aged car enthusiast. Then more 5 Gordinis than you could shake a stick at....
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Re: What was your first ever car?

Postby BobFromNorway » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:02 am

malamute john wrote:My first car may be a little different from many here on the board... :)


Going off topic for a second, being from those shores it might interest you, as well as my Alpine and my Alfa, US iron is my area of interest, this is my '70 429 T-bird with my good lady's 260 '79 Delta 88.
Outside of the continental US it's thought that the highest concentration of US iron is in Scandinavia, show we go to every year or so pulls in 20,000 cars to the arena plus thousands more around town
My last was a '71 302 Cougar, hers a 69/70 Frankenstein Montego with a Torino front.
Roadrunner/ GTX is her all time dream car

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Back to topic, first car was a '79 Chevette hatch. Meant to be a 1256 but someone had stuck an 1100 in it.
5 years, 70,000 miles, 2 engines, 5 clutches, 2 gearboxes, first accident, first dating car, also where I learned most about taking cars to bits and (mostly) getting them back together.
Had loads of fun in it, learned what the handbrake did, learned how to pop the clutch, hence the 5 clutches, my driving style has matured slightly now...
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Re: What was your first ever car?

Postby malamute john » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:19 am

Veering back off topic for a minute... Neat cars Bob. A friend bitd had a 70 TBird like yours 'cept it was white/red/red. Built like a tank with a very unique interior design.
Coincidentally, American cars and Alfas are two of my main interests too. I have read about the number of American cars in Scandinavia, and have seen some magazine coverage of the event you refer to; we cant get that many at one show over here!
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