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what was your first car?

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Bobtanian Report 25 Jan 2013 12:02

My first car as, I passed the car test in 1970, was a 1961?Wolseley,1500.with the Farina designed body, think it was almost the same as the Riley 1.5..........paid I think £35 for it.......



AnninGlos Report 25 Jan 2013 11:58

Think our Austin was about the same age as your Ann


Dawnieher3headaches Report 25 Jan 2013 11:54

im so young (I can kid myself) I havent heard of some of these cars


maggiewinchester Report 25 Jan 2013 00:24

Aaah - the old ones had character :-D

If I ever won the lottery, I'd learn to (legally) drive, and get a Moggie with a superbly souped up engine - so I could drive at 40mph in the slow lane on a motorway with little chance of being honked at - but know that I could easily overtake those who didn't like my (slow) speed :-D :-D

Oh - and with a souped up engine, the old banger may be better on hill starts :-D


Sharron Report 25 Jan 2013 00:16

My car is a Smart called Moley.

The sunfish is Mola mola and is a fish that is almost all head with no body, just like my Moley.

I had a Singer Chamoix (Hillman Imp with embellishments) which was the Purple Peril.

The Austin Cambridge which had a door button missing, the wipers held together with a metal bar because the splines had gone on one, a window missing on the driver's door, an engine from the scrapyard, a fuel pump that would pack up and have to be hit with a hammer at any time it chose was,strangely,called The Heap.


LadyScozz Report 24 Jan 2013 23:58

My first car was a Morris Major. Known as Bluey.

It had a huge steering wheel, it ran and sounded like a truck :-(

2nd car was a Datsun 1200 (1972). Didn't have a name for years, until it started falling to bits, then it got named Bill.


I can think of at least 6 cars since then :-)

Does everyone name their car? ;-)

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 24 Jan 2013 23:49

Ann, Cos that's cos you're slightly older my dear ;-) ;-)
But wicked and lovely with it :-D :-D :-D


Sharron Report 24 Jan 2013 23:46

I was working at the same place as my uncle who drove a Ford Zephyr with column change.

He let me borrow it to go down the village to get some sandwiches (but don't let Aunty Doreen see you).

I have never got the hang of column change and could not find reverse.That,with keeping away from where Aunty Doreen might see me, put three miles on my journey.


AnnCardiff Report 24 Jan 2013 23:33

well mine's the oldest so far


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 24 Jan 2013 23:11

I learnt to drive in an ex boyfriends Ford Corsair that had a column change gear change, I loved it and thought I was really chocolate driving it :-D :-D :-D

Same ex got me an Austin A40 as my 1st car :-( :-( :-(

Hence ex :-D :-D :-D


Lynski Report 24 Jan 2013 23:07

My first car was a 1967 Toyota Corona bought in 1974 just before I passed my driving test.

A few years later I upgraded to a new 2 door Toyota Corolla. Colour was a dark red with white "speed stripes"!!


Von Report 24 Jan 2013 23:06

Mine in 1966 was an Austin A35.

My parents had a blue mini clubman estate. I went to my wedding in that :-) :-) :-)


LaGooner Report 24 Jan 2013 22:58

Mine was an old Left hand drive Vauxhall Viva estate. Next was my favourite a left hand drive Citroen 2 cv complete with dutch hospital emblems on the doors. I add i was living England but picked them up cheap (for the obvious reason)

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 24 Jan 2013 22:53

Hubby's first 'car' (well what's his is mine and we were courting at the time ) was a Red mini van, he bought it in 1972 reg 3758 DW just before he passed his test at 18..

The starer button ( ignition) was on the floor as was the dimmer switch for the lights. :((
He used to keep a wooden block under the front seat ,cos it often needed a whack on the underneath side on the drivers side to get it going !

He went upmarket a year later to a Austin 1100 M*O what a luxury.

The rest of the cars were family cars until we became a 2 car family ....I always had the car anyway , but I downgraded to a little Corsa1000 Special edition , N 797 ***,
So I guess that was MY first car which was just mine ! He then drove the family car mostly.

Mine was a brilliant little car went everywhere in the snow, and hubby always used to 'nick' it :-P ;-)


ChrisofWessex Report 24 Jan 2013 22:50

OMG Maggie - you have me ashamed. I knew where to put the oil in and the water. But as for tyres - no matter how I tried over the years I always ended up with less pressure than I started so I used to go to a garage where I got my petrrol and they would do it.


ChrisofWessex Report 24 Jan 2013 22:46

First one I personally drove and owned was a green mini traveller in 1969 - was great - held milk bottle in the door pocket without fear of spilling. When I think now I drove that wearing platform shoes!


maggiewinchester Report 24 Jan 2013 22:44

I don't drive, but the first 'car' ex & I had was an old Morris van.
Have to admit to driving it off road - then walking back to pick up the bits that had dropped off :-D :-D
It was my wedding car - in matt grey anti-rust paint with white ribbons.

We used to change the gear box one year, the engine the next.

Next car (when we had children) was a slightly newer Morris traveller, which we left with my brother in law in Ireland, as it had decided to leak oil (and the accompanying smoke) in Wales, on a Sunday evening, (no garages open then!!) on our way to Ireland. There was no MOT in Ireland at the time :-D

So, although I couldn't legally drive, I could change the engine, and gearbox, clean the pistons, and start the car without a key :-D :-D


JoyBoroAngel Report 24 Jan 2013 22:32

we had a tatty old mini van in green
it rattled away round the yorkshire dales for years :-D


Sharron Report 24 Jan 2013 22:30

105E Anglia.

After that it was an Austin Cambridge Countryman. It was huge.


AnninGlos Report 24 Jan 2013 22:14

Our first car was an Austin 7 (Austin Ruby) but I didn't drive then. The first car I drove was a Ford Popular.