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BRO :)  REMEMBER THIS LITTLE BAD BOY ? :) MEDIC ONE REQUIRED TO EXTRACT YOU FROM IT AFTER THAT TERRIBLE CRASH WIT THE HUT AND A STEEL POLE AT VERY HIGH SPEED :)8919683_master.jpg?width=768

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I'm still mentally scarred from that crash! lol Funny that my very first car was a Mini pedal car, and Ive still got a Mini! 

First real car................a clapped out blue Hillman Avenger 1.5. One like this (exactly the same as mine!)

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Plan was to turn it into this........

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Didn't quite work out though! lol Always wanted an Avenger Tiger, awesome car back then.

 

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4 minutes ago, Dave said:

I'm still mentally scarred from that crash! lol Funny that my very first car was a Mini pedal car, and Ive still got a Mini! 

First real car................a clapped out blue Hillman Avenger 1.5. One like this (exactly the same as mine!)

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Plan was to turn it into this........

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Didn't quite work out though! lol Always wanted an Avenger Tiger, awesome car back then.

 

still is an awesome classic, dads went like the clapers lol,  that metalic joby colour from the 70s lol, was a classic 

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9 hours ago, HIGHLANDER said:

my first real car, cost me 15 quid lol, ebay930589.jpg

That thing could shift!!!

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7 minutes ago, Unicyclingtom said:

@Dave my uncle owns a Tiger! 

 

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My first car. 1.1L MK2 Ford Fiesta

Seriously? An Avenger Tiger Tom? We need to seeeee this!

Love the fiesta mate, i had a mk1 followed by a mk2 and loved the mk2 to bits! Was blue to start with, then i resprayed it Ford Daytona yellow and turned it into an xr2 looky like. Everything on it xr2 except engine/gearbox. Miss that wee car!

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First driving experience ever was in one of these!

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First car I had with an engine though was this.

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Those go Karts were ace!!!! Could even wheels spin! lol Loving the Almera mate, looked sweet!

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18 hours ago, Dave said:

Those go Karts were ace!!!! Could even wheels spin! lol Loving the Almera mate, looked sweet!

Cheers Dave, it was a '99 1.4 which certainly wasn't bad for a first car compared with what some of my mates had, like a '91 1.1 Fiesta or a  '90 1l Metro etc! 

Lowering springs, the Wolfrace alloys, a custom cat-back exhaust and some audio upgrades kept me happy for about two and a half years.

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Where does one start on an exciting thread like this one ?

The Renault 16's were brilliant fully loaded cars.....back in the late 70's my Bank Manager had a word with me for writing too many cheques.....when asked where all my money was going....I told him I had a Dolomite Sprint.....he knew the feeling because he had an automatic R16 automatic with gears that had a mind of their own.

I never actually owned a Ford Fiesta but was impressed how they drove and handled in comparison to earlier Ford's....my brother used to drive an XR2....was considered quite a quick car back in the day.

The Nissan Almera was a bit boring to look at but got to say it looks ace once lowered and sporting a nice set of wheels.

My first car was a mk2 Ford Cortina 1300....being a boy racer back then....I fitted a 1600E crossflow engine.....that was it !....I was hooked on cars from then on.

Mk2 Cortina I grabbed off the Net :

 

 

 

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My first car Was a Peugeot 205 xe. 954cc's of unlimited Screaming revs.

It was burgundy... Just like this one. 

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Was as basic a model as could be. No stereo or rear wiper. 

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One up and coming modern classic that Simon! 205 GTi's are already fetching big numbers at classic auctions, so the smaller versions will eventually head the same way too. Good wee cars back in the day......deffo better than the offerings from Peugeot nowadays!! lol

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On 4/22/2018 at 9:21 AM, Gel said:

Where does one start on an exciting thread like this one ?

The Renault 16's were brilliant fully loaded cars.....back in the late 70's my Bank Manager had a word with me for writing too many cheques.....when asked where all my money was going....I told him I had a Dolomite Sprint.....he knew the feeling because he had an automatic R16 automatic with gears that had a mind of their own.

I never actually owned a Ford Fiesta but was impressed how they drove and handled in comparison to earlier Ford's....my brother used to drive an XR2....was considered quite a quick car back in the day.

The Nissan Almera was a bit boring to look at but got to say it looks ace once lowered and sporting a nice set of wheels.

My first car was a mk2 Ford Cortina 1300....being a boy racer back then....I fitted a 1600E crossflow engine.....that was it !....I was hooked on cars from then on.

Mk2 Cortina I grabbed off the Net :

 

 

 

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lol yup, thats where my modding career began too, only with the 70's mk3 Cortinas. Had a few of them, my second car was a mk4 Cortina in Jupiter red metallis (was a stunning colour) then had my first mk3.........a white with black vinyl roof 2000E. Kitted it out with wide white 8 spoke weller steels wheels, 4 spotlights, front and rear spoilers (RGA) and had a Janspeed back box (was fitted when I bought it). Upgraded the radio to an all singing and dancing Audioline radio cassette (younger members, ask your dad!) with a 5 band graphic equalizer and LED's that flashed to the music, along with Audioline shelf speakers that had built in brake lights!! lol Also had the obligitory fog lights bolted to the roof on the inside of the back window that were wired into the brake lights (see, we were pioneers of safety back then, we even invented the high level brake light!!!) xD Loved that car!!

One I also grabbed from the net......and photoshopped my wheels and spotlights onto! (same as mine except mine had the black vinyl roof, not brown.)

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9 hours ago, Dave said:

One up and coming modern classic that Simon! 205 GTi's are already fetching big numbers at classic auctions, so the smaller versions will eventually head the same way too. Good wee cars back in the day......deffo better than the offerings from Peugeot nowadays!! lol

I'm part way through Car SOS restoring a 205 GTi B|

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I sat in a brand spanking new 205 GTi 19 at the same car show in Glasgow that I saw the Mk1 MX5 being unveiled! Was a metalic blue one! Me and my best mate Jim took turns at sitting in it and taking each others pic to impress the ladeez! lmao xDHappy times 1989-90

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On ‎22‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 11:50 PM, Dave said:

lol yup, thats where my modding career began too, only with the 70's mk3 Cortinas. Had a few of them, my second car was a mk4 Cortina in Jupiter red metallis (was a stunning colour) then had my first mk3.........a white with black vinyl roof 2000E. Kitted it out with wide white 8 spoke weller steels wheels, 4 spotlights, front and rear spoilers (RGA) and had a Janspeed back box (was fitted when I bought it). Upgraded the radio to an all singing and dancing Audioline radio cassette (younger members, ask your dad!) with a 5 band graphic equalizer and LED's that flashed to the music, along with Audioline shelf speakers that had built in brake lights!! lol Also had the obligitory fog lights bolted to the roof on the inside of the back window that were wired into the brake lights (see, we were pioneers of safety back then, we even invented the high level brake light!!!) xD Loved that car!!

One I also grabbed from the net......and photoshopped my wheels and spotlights onto! (same as mine except mine had the black vinyl roof, not brown.)

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MK3 Cortina's were my bread and butter for close on 10 yrs.  The 2.0 wasn't a great seller in rural Ireland but the 1600's were excellent sellers.

I always found the mk3's a bit wayward....I once had a customer tell me he wouldn't touch a car that used Castor's instead of wheels....lol

My slimline Cibie's bulbs used to blow on a regular basis (vibration and too little heat dissipation) but that didn't stop me transferring 'em onto numerous cars.

For some strange reason I always associate Cortina's with CB radio's.

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23 hours ago, Krzys said:

I'm part way through Car SOS restoring a 205 GTi B|

Nice one !        The 205 GTI always got my full attention because they had the ability to slay Dolly Sprint's, Golf Gti's and RS2000's

Looking forward to your finished 205 Gti :)

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On ‎22‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 8:38 PM, Simon Brown said:

My first car Was a Peugeot 205 xe. 954cc's of unlimited Screaming revs.

It was burgundy... Just like this one. 

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Was as basic a model as could be. No stereo or rear wiper. 

They were reliable as sin even when thrashed and neglected.

I had a 1995 model.....not as much as a bulb blew during my 30,000 miles over 3yrs.

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On ‎10‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 12:13 AM, HIGHLANDER said:

still is an awesome classic, dads went like the clapers lol,  that metalic joby colour from the 70s lol, was a classic 

I always fancied a Tiger but could never afford or find one.....a local guy had a Tiger but he always drove sedately.....I did mention how he drove so slow when trying to buy a 1500GT engine he had fitted to a rally Escort......he duly took me and my brother for a fast spin.......it ended up he was an excellent driver.....never did buy the engine because it was breathing too heavy for my liking.

I can't remember what engine was fitted to the Tiger,   was it a Holbay unit or the regular twin carb 1725cc ?

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12 hours ago, Dave said:

I sat in a brand spanking new 205 GTi 19 at the same car show in Glasgow that I saw the Mk1 MX5 being unveiled! Was a metalic blue one! Me and my best mate Jim took turns at sitting in it and taking each others pic to impress the ladeez! lmao xDHappy times 1989-90

The equivalent for me was sitting in a brand new R34 GTR in a Nissan showroom in Nottingham! Been a JDM fanboy ever since!

I do love my classics though! JDM classics as well as the more known ones :D

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15 hours ago, Gel said:

MK3 Cortina's were my bread and butter for close on 10 yrs.  The 2.0 wasn't a great seller in rural Ireland but the 1600's were excellent sellers.

I always found the mk3's a bit wayward....I once had a customer tell me he wouldn't touch a car that used Castor's instead of wheels....lol

My slimline Cibie's bulbs used to blow on a regular basis (vibration and too little heat dissipation) but that didn't stop me transferring 'em onto numerous cars.

For some strange reason I always associate Cortina's with CB radio's.

lmao....I was rteally into the old CB radios mate since they became legal in '81. Got my bruv to blame for that! lol Was always the first thing I fitted to all my cars right up until I sold my 96 ford escort zetec. Cb's died off then as the internet and modile phones took off, which is sad. Still got all my cb's, and ariels/swr meters, power supplies etc.

One thing I hated on the mk 3's (and mk4/5's for that matter) were the dreaded rear void bushes! You had to replace them at every bloody MOT, and they would be great for maybe a couple of months and then the "rear end on sofa castors" would return! Deffo don't miss that aspect of them!

Loving this topic, think we need one for "your car history" too!

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