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O.K. I'm sort of around the 30 mark - cars owned that is, not age (I wish!). This is the one that kicked it all off (complete with its posing 18 year old owner):-
MG J2 Michael.jpg1934 MG J2 with 1172 c.c. side valve Ford engine and Morris 8 gearbox. Bought it as a rolling chassis and towed it home. This is partly the sort of spirit I wanted to recreate by buying a Tiger and probably explains why mine is very old school with spare wheel, full screen, tonneau and a fair bit of 'patina'! Yes, I wish I had the MG now (together with probably half of the others) but the Tiger's performance compensates for the loss.

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Michael, that’s a fantastic picture!
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Michael 
That‘s a brilliant photo, and brings back memories - my first car was a  1936 MG TA. sounds a similar situation - towed home and spent the next year getting it going. don’t have any photos, shame.

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Scan0004.jpg Hi Michael

Excellent picture. I'm not surprised you wish you still had that car, it's an absolute cracker. i unfortunately don't have many photo's of my old cars, but the one pictured above was my second ever car circa 1976 ( when life was much simpler ) It's a Mk 2 Cortina 1600GT , my pride and joy.

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Michael 
That‘s a brilliant photo, and brings back memories - my first car was a  1936 MG TA. sounds a similar situation - towed home and spent the next year getting it going. don’t have any photos, shame.

Coincidentally Lawrence the car that towed the J2 home was my brother's TA.

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Think we need a new thread for all our memory cars !!
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Will be looking for my old pics and posting them soon.
As a lot of past cars would be worth a bit now thought I would share this.

My dad was well into vintage motor bikes and rebuilt a derelict 1929 Triumph which he rode and took to shows. He wanted a small trailer  so acquired a messershmitt which we stripped down and used the chassis for a bike trailer. Worth a small fortune now !!!!!
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This was my pride and joy back in the day, wish I still had it now worth a bob or two. HSR Chevette.

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My first car was a Chevette, though only a 1.3L saloon.  It was free and came in a special two tone orange... roughly down the middle.  It had spent most of it's life parked down the side of a house so one side had faded from the sun and the other hadn't.  I don't have any pictures of it though.
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My first car was a Chevette, though only a 1.3L saloon.  It was free and came in a special two tone orange... roughly down the middle.  It had spent most of it's life parked down the side of a house so one side had faded from the sun and the other hadn't.  I don't have any pictures of it though.


Chevettes... good memories. My mate’s first car before I could drive. We went everywhere in that thing. He painted it in the A team van colours after a few months. Looked terrible 😆
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This was my pride and joy back in the day, wish I still had it now worth a bob or two. HSR Chevette.

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Loving that!
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Here’s a pic of my old beach buggy after a nut and bolt resto and respray. Owned it about 18 years. Went in a Volksworld show back in the day. What possessed me to cover it in stars I’ll never know 🤣

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Loving the chevette.
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Scan0004.jpg Hi Michael

Excellent picture. I'm not surprised you wish you still had that car, it's an absolute cracker. i unfortunately don't have many photo's of my old cars, but the one pictured above was my second ever car circa 1976 ( when life was much simpler ) It's a Mk 2 Cortina 1600GT , my pride and joy.

Scott


Very nice Scott 👌
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Hi Abe

I wish I still had it, great car in it‘s day, though looking very much through rose tinted spectacles here, it would probably be given a good run for it’s money by my  wife’s 1.2 litre Fiat Panda. Still a great car though. Sadly no chance of getting it back, I sold it to a friend from my Technical college city and guilds class and he got t-boned at a junction and it was written off within a year of me selling it, at least no one was hurt except the car.

Love the beach buggy, always fancied one of these back in the seventies.

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Frustrated by not being on the road while re-assembling the MG, I bought this as well.
Healey Tickford.jpgIt's a Healey Tickford with a 4 cylinder 2.4 litre Riley twin cam motor. Amazingly quick it gave me quite a few motoring memories. Unfortunately, it suffered a cracked block (yes block!) and got through more oil than fuel - most of which remained in a puddle on the floor as I topped up. Local mechanic eventually persuaded me to swap it for his Triumph Renown which promptly suffered a seized engine in the centre of Birmingham! No pics as I didn't own it long enough.

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Another beauty Michael!! Love it. Never seen one of these before
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This was my pride and joy back in the day, wish I still had it now worth a bob or two. HSR Chevette.

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OMJ 21V is still around currently under full nut and bolt refurbish, now owned by a guy in the DSG group. 
 
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Hi All,

As a teenager in the 1980's I was (and still are) a big rally fan.
Here are three cars I wish I still owned.

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Avon Sunbeam Lotus - No 20 of 55 produced

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Vauxhall Firenza Droop Snoot - one of 203 produced

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Escort Mk2 RS2000

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Always wanted an Audi UR Quattro but never got round to it unfortunately.

Better to of loved and lost.....

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This was my pride and joy back in the day, wish I still had it now worth a bob or two. HSR Chevette.

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Love these cars. [thumb]

I had the opportunity to buy a HS for £2500 back in around the year 2001, wish I had.



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Hi All,

As a teenager in the 1980's I was (and still are) a big rally fan.
Here are three cars I wish I still owned.

Sorry about the quality of the pictures

Avon Sunbeam Lotus - No 20 of 55 produced

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Vauxhall Firenza Droop Snoot - one of 203 produced

Firenza Dropop Snoot.jpg 

Escort Mk2 RS2000

RS2000.jpg 

Always wanted an Audi UR Quattro but never got round to it unfortunately.

Better to of loved and lost.....

Cheers
Steve



Droop snoot!! 😳 one of my all time favourite cars. I had a firenza SL for a few years and loved that thing. I keep checking ebay for firenza’s. 😁
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Overdriver's MG is very similar to my first 1935 Singer Le Mans also with a Ford 1172 Ford engine seen here with my Mother behind the wheel.  I later fitted a Singer engine in order to restore it to a more original set up.  It was well used and a thoroughly enjoyable couple of year driving before I upgraded to a Frogeye Sprite.

At the time this picture was taken I don't think I'd passed my test which may well be why the significant amount of paint is missing from the front N/S wing!  Especially as my Mother, who was never required to take a test (Wartime) had a 65 year blemish free driving record.

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Love the rs2000 a car I've always wanted, really nice pic too.
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Found another couple of photos of my old cars. The first is my MK1 Fiesta Supersport which I bought in 1981, my very first brand new car. The second is my XR3i which I bought from my brother in 1984 . Both great cars, especially the XR3i.

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