What was your first car??

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WE all remember our first car and have some amusing tales to tell about those early days behind the wheel.

So tell us! Thanks to the magic of the DVLA website you may even be able to find out if its still on the road!

_http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/

click on the vehicle enquiry tab on the left

My first car was a white mini = it was a complete wreck - most of the trim fell off on a storm lashed trip from the Midlands to South Wales!

The numberplate would be worth a fortune now - UFD15R

Its details dont appear on the dvla database which hopefully means it was crushed a long time ago!!!
 
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my first car was austin cambridge, I bought it for £35 pounds and kept it for a year, then bought my self a corsair 2000e with a vinyl roof tht was a brilliant car,lot of nice memories.
 
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Mine was a Navy blue Mk3 Cortina. I was 18 at the time, but I can't remember the reg, it was an old M reg.

All I remember is not being able to afford petrol for it as it did 14 mpg, so I used to turn the ignition off and freewheel down hills, until one day the steering locked. Panick!!! I tkink petrol was over 2 quid a gallon back then.

I didn't have it very long as the new clutch and rear tyres burnt out in a couple of weeks, due to all the wheels spins and sliding the rear end round bends me and my mates used to do in it. I was always getting a producer by the police, don't know why.:confused:-rofl2

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TMC 604M I think. It's on the database as unlicenced, hope they're not going to send me a tax disk bill for the last 24 years. LOL
 
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My dads first car was a 1965 Ford Anglia COV957C. Its not even listed on the DVLA site - it was a deathtrap and must have been scrapped a very long time ago.

His second car was a green Ford Cortina - EJW621C. DVLA says that one still exists and it becomes due for tax/registration in September 2010. Hopefully someone has done it up - Id love to see it again. :)
 
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BTW - lets have some pics of those old cars!
 
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Was that the MK1 cortina AS? i.e the one with the fins on the back.

I have no pictures, digital cameras didn't exist then.:-rofl2

My brothers first car was a Morris Oxford, he paid fifty quid for it. The handling was diabolical even worse that the MK3 Cortina. Someone tried to nick it and jammed a key in the dash mounted ignition switch. He had to hot wire it after that. He stacked it into some railings one day, after I gave him some driving lessons. It was nice inside though, all leather, with a bench front seat, the steering wheel was massive.


Analoguesat said:
My dads first car was a 1965 Ford Anglia COV957C. Its not even listed on the DVLA site - it was a deathtrap and must have been scrapped a very long time ago.
There was one of those in a museum in Liverpool, I think it might have been red, and the first one off the line.
 
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My first car in 1989 was a 1979 Subaru 1600 FWD. Rusty old thing, I abused the s**** out of it, driving it in the desert. I showed the thing no mercy, and I went in places where proper Jeeps used to struggle.
 
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My first car was a Triumph Herald 1960 cost
£50 reg 8543UB strange I can remember that
reg but no others it had been rebuilt after a crash
and if you drove down a wet road it left four set
of tyre prints no pic went to the scrap yard in the sky
after me

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Fiat Mirafiori 131..Unintentional two tone car..white with rust coloured swirls through out :-rofl2 but I did love that car.
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My first car in 1994 was a 1988 mazda 323 it was good
 
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Mine was in 89. A 1981 Vauxhall Astra 1200S complete with alloys, Irmscher exhaust system, Webber twin 40 Carbs. The best addition though was a switch on the dash that switched the radiator fan on when required. All those mods and the previous owner couldn't manage to fit a thermostat. :-rofl2

Was this colour too.
 

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Mine was a Citroen BX 1.9l TGD Meteor Estate diesel, free, engine dead, it was pretty much a davesfarm car, only I never got it running... :-rofl2

I think the reg. was J889 XAK, and I think it was crushed about 7 or 8 years back... :-rofl2

Can't access the DVLA site cos it's down for maintenance, so can't say whether it's still rolling around on tow somewhere... :-rofl2

EDIT:
Just looked it up, and, it's "Unlicensed", but then again, I never did send off the V5 to be re-registered in my name... ;)
 
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I had a Ford Zephyr. It was in a bad shape when I got it but it worked for more than 2 years :).

It was a fun car to have
 
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My own first car was a Renault 4 in 1973- the one with the dashboard mounted "umbrella" gear change and room for a pig in the back.

While I can't for the life of me recall the model, my first recollection of a car in the family was of one with running boards, indicators ("trafficators") that popped out from the door pillar area and most curious of all a split windscreen with a wind up/down section.

My father's first car "accident" occurred as a passenger when his feet went through the floorboards:eek:
 
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My first car was a white Audi 75 bought it in the seventies.
It looked really sexy in the showroom.
I had the misfortune that this model was discontinued because of poor design, as in order to replace any part, you would have to dismantle many parts in order to to get to it.
I had to pay a fortune to replace any part as they were not available anymore. Ended up in a local municipality car dump cemetery.:-rofl2
They made a better design with the Audi 80, but that was too late for me.
 
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A 1955 Hillman Minx bought in 1960. Not mine in the pic, mine was seasick green. Loved the bench seats, hated the column gear change - the linkage was knackered and took an age to change up or down.

BTW, this year is my fiftieth behind the wheel. Learned to drive in 1959 in a Morris Mini, probably one of the first to be seen here in my town.

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Mine was a 1965 Vauxhall Victor 101, had been bodge converted from auto to manual, bought it in 1973 for £100. Didn't have it very long, as I wrote it off by colliding with an air compressor. Below is a picture of a similar one of the same colour.
 

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My first car was an Austin Maxi 1750, not a bad car except for one fault, the speedometer kept on breaking, luckily there were no speed cameras back then:)
 
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in 1987 mine was a p reg ford capri mk2:):)
 
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My first car was an Austin A30. That was back in the days before the government got greedy with the fuel tax and petrol cost 3 shillings and 6 pence a gallon. ( That is 17.5pence in today's money, for 4.5 litres of leaded petrol. Just under 3p per litre.)

I was an apprentice electrician at the time and couldn't afford to pay anyone to do any repairs or servicing, so I had to learn to do it all myself. Which is how I got a lot of my basic engineering knowledge. I used to do my own engine rebuilds and repairs. I had 50 thousandths of an inch skimmed off the cylinder head to increase the compression ratio and that thing would go up the side of a house in second gear!

I remember one holiday I had in Devon, I was with a girlfriend and we were staying in a B&B in one resort and driving out and about sightseeing each day. One day we went to Lynmouth which has very steep roads in and out. (1 in 2.5 gradients)

On the way out of Lynmouth we were coming up the hill in second gear and going well. Then, a Morris Traveller Estate car (the one with the wooden rails on the side) stalled on the road about 100 yards in front of us (They were yards in those days, not metres) and started to roll backwards down the hill towards us. I had no option but to pull on to the wrong side of the road, which was only two lanes wide, and try to go around it. Just as I got alongside, the guy driving it managed to restart it and started to go uphill again, with us alongside him! In first gear he had as much speed as I did in second gear, so I couldn't finish going past him, and, because we were frightened that someone might come round the corner, going downhill, on the side of the road we were now occupying, I had no choice but to back of and drop in behind him.

All the way up the rest of the hill I was praying that he would not stall again. it took ages to get the marks off my underpants that evening! Happy days!
 
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