Your first car

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Mine was an Austin Metro, 1100 on a C plate with 4 doors. I loved it, no difference between first and second gear, or third and forth. Massive difference between second and third though making it basically a two gear car.

Had to upgrade the alternator as the radio would drain the battery in winter. Brilliant little motor. I wanted the MG Turbo version but couldn't afford the insurance premiums.


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Mine was an Austin Metro, 1100 on a C plate with 4 doors. I loved it, no difference between first and second gear, or third and forth. Massive difference between second and third though making it basically a two gear car.

Had to upgrade the alternator as the radio would drain the battery in winter. Brilliant little motor. I wanted the MG Turbo version but couldn't afford the insurance premiums.

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Citroen C2. 1.1 'Design'

Spanking new too, drove it off the forecourt.
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A 1973 Mini 1275GT

Bought it for 95 quid!

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1965 ford pickup. Wish I still had it!
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'85 Nova saloon in the beige - family hand me down

soon replaced by a classic 1972 Toyota Corolla Sport Twin Carb in the red with black vinyl roof.
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1985 Sierra 2.0 GLS. Battleship Grey with Cosworth Alloys. Bought off a friend of the family 'In the Trade'. It had obviously been nicked previously as it had cigarette lighter burns on the door panels etc. £350 sold as seen, 8 minuted later the clutch went..........

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I grew up in Essex:

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Nova 1.2 F reg - Followed by the above a 1972 Hillman Avenger
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Nova 1.2 F reg - Followed by the above a 1972 Hillman Avenger
I learnt to drive in my dad's Avenger. Nice bright blue. But I always wanted him to have the Sunbeam Rapier I saw at the same garage he bought the Avenger from. After the Avenger was a Hillman Super Minx.
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I miss my old W124
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This heap of shite - a Morris Marina. Same horrid colour. I think it was N reg. It was cheap and I became an expert at jump starting and cornering in a car with no road holding whatsoever.

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Nova 1.2 F reg - Followed by the above a 1972 Hillman Avenger
love the colour
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An Austin A30 built in 1953 I bought it for 50pounds in 1974 and sold it a year later for the same money. It had trafficators.. and I had to double declutch to change gears
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love the colour
Mine was actually more of a bronze colour with a brown vinyl roof

It also had alternator issues and was automatic so when in traffic I had to do a lot of left foot braking while keeping the revs up to stop it stalling.
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