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what was your first car?

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AnnCardiff Report 24 Jan 2013 23:33

well mine's the oldest so far


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.

*$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


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? ;-)


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.


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


Dawnieher3headaches Report 25 Jan 2013 11:54

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


AnninGlos Report 25 Jan 2013 11:58

Think our Austin was about the same age as your Ann


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.......



Janet Report 25 Jan 2013 12:20

I couldn't afford my own car for 22 years after passing my test at 17. My boyfriend, later my husband bought a 1951 Riley 1500 complete with running boards for £60 in the late 1960's. I eventually bought my first car, a dreadful yellow mini clubman , in 1986. -jl


Merlin Report 25 Jan 2013 14:38

1937 SS100, Cheap then ,cost me £45. had to do the body up( you could work on them then) tuned up the engine,nice little bird puller.Wish I had it now, be worth a B fortune.**M**


BarbinSGlos Report 25 Jan 2013 16:10

My first was a tatty old 1936 Ford 8. My mum and I had a few good times driving around in that. Can't remember what I paid for it. Every time I went over a bump the cloth in the roof fell down on my head LOL
My next was a Morris Minor 1000. I sold it to a manager of SAAB Distributors as the no.plate was SAB 999.


SheilaWestWilts Report 25 Jan 2013 16:17

My Dad had an Allegro which I 'inherited' - he died when I was 18 and I didn't learn to drive for another 18 months. The suspension, clutch, electrics and bodywork were c**p, but it never once let me down in starting!!

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 25 Jan 2013 17:51

in 1961 we had a french fiat, the engine was in the boot of the car .
but was a good little car for us at the time .

I say WE because whats my OH's, is mine . and whats mine is mine lolol :-D :-D :-D. Just joking :-)


George_of_Westbury Report 25 Jan 2013 19:20

Myself and three friends after we finished our National Service decided to buy a car.

We did the usual tour of car sales and came up with a 1933 BSA sports car which cost us the princeley sum of £50-00.between us.It was a convertible the roof was just like you would see on a pram, good job it was summer, the rain just came in.

This was just what three guys in their early twenties wanted.The only problem we had that only one of us could drive, but boy did we have some great times.
However six months later the engine went pop and not repairable, we did not have the money for a new engine, even if you could find one, so it was scrapped.

I often wonder how much it would be worth today,i have seen a couple of these cars at vintage shows.

From there i went intially to a Lambretta scooter

First car i bought for myself was a Ford Popular, the sit up and beg one1948 model i think.

then a Ford Anglia

Ford Cortina

Ford Cortina XLS what a car.The days when cars had a "Tarmac roof"

Then a mad moment i bought a Austin Allegro, what a heap of rubbish.

Then i was fortunate to have job that came with a car so for thirty years or so, i had what was was all those years the best car i had, in my opinion was a Saab,i had two a 900 and a 9000 series.

Happy days



UzziWithTears Report 25 Jan 2013 19:46

The 1st car I ever bought was a Jag E type Bought it and sold it the same day. (Well I was only 16 at the time). I made a nice profit on it without ever having the money to buy it ! I also did the same with a motorbike I had to push the motorbike 2miles to where it was to be sold ! A Honda superdream

The next car I bought was a reliant van, bless it, wonderful little motor, We had several cars in between time but the 1st car I actually bought for me to drive was a 3.5 Rover.

We now run around in a 20yr old Opal Nova cos hubby says it´s a car to drive not just sit in !


Bobtanian Report 25 Jan 2013 20:10

A Honda superdream

LOL one of the blokes I worked with had one.......only he called it a nightmare!!


maggiewinchester Report 25 Jan 2013 20:40

In 1963, my dad bought a 1930's Studebaker. It was amazing - bit rusty so it was painted matt mint green. It lived in the garden, as, unfortunately, my dad never got a car licence, so it became our (the chidren's) toy. :-D

He decided a car was needed, so he bought a bright yellow Robin Reliant - he could drive it on his motobike licence. Not really suitable for a family with 4 children.

When he lived in Saudi Arabia, he got a licence there and drove a 1960's Ford Galaxy de-luxe - a classic ugly car!


AnnCardiff Report 25 Jan 2013 20:53

our Morris 8 had a windscreen that opened outwards so you could let the air in - a windscreen wiper - just one - that operated with a knob above your head - the gear lever was about four feet long - the indicators popped out at the sides - one night on the way to a NYE party we ficked the indicator out and it went straight out - we had to go back and collect it

every time we went over water it came through the floor - every journey was an adventure and OH, an engineer - always carried a full tool kit - we went to London in it once - before motorways - going up Birdlip in Gloucestershire it failed, so we had to roll down backwards and take a run at it - got over it in the end

we had an Allegro once - a total heap of utter crap - three Morris Minors, all excellent, a Morris Marina and a big Ford with a black roof

OH then went on to BMWs and I had Micra's - I'm on my fourth one now, had it since 2003 and it's a little gem, they all have ben first class


GinN Report 25 Jan 2013 21:29

Like Dawnie, my first car was a blue Mini Clubman, bought for cash for £950 in 1974 - I'd saved hard!
Our fist family car was a Triumph Mayflower, which looked lovely but the engine was totally clapped out. Poor Dad spent a fortune on repairs!