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Rover 16 (late 1940s model).   Nominal 16 horsepower, and only about 16 mpg .

Very soon traded it in for an LE Velo, which did 80mpg.   I covered a lot of miles on that bike, but it was tricky at night because the headlamp (6v Miller electrics) seemed to produce only about one candle power.   And the hand-change transmission (with a lever working in a "gate" on the RH side of the tank) meant you had to take one hand off the bars when changing gear, which could be a disadvantage on icy roads.

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57 minutes ago, Harnser said:

Model T Ford .

harnser

thought it was a "velociraptor"....what you broke in ..

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6 hours ago, Mungler said:

DUO 428C

MkI Cortina. Was a 1500 4 door, but I put a 1600 cc rally engine in it and made it look like a Lotus Cortina.

Hillman husky dark green with a cream roof, was 17 and i went on my first holiday on my own in that old car took my Springer with me i kept it about three years was solid as a rock ex army with low miles . Sold it to get a MK 1 cortina 1500 super :good:

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Old L reg 1500 Hillman Hunter in white

In fact car history:

Hilman Hunter 1500 (White)

Mark 4 Cortina 2.0 GL (Yellow)

Fiesta 1300 Supersport (Red)

XR3i (Red)

Mitsubishi Galant 2.0D (Red)

XR3i )Black)

Peugeot 405 STDT estate 1.9td (Green)

Renault Laguna2 Sport Tourer 1.9dci (Green)

X-Trail 2.2di (Silver)

X-Trail 2.2dci (Silver)  

Seat Altea FR 2.0TDI (Silver)

:shaun:

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Baby poo coloured Mk1 nissan micra. 1ltr. Used more oil than fuel and exhaust fell off every day. I loved that car, it hated me.... Rip 

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15 hours ago, dead eye alan said:

 

 1959 Austin A35 in old English white NBN768 had seven people in it one night the prop was rubbing on the floor all the way home. 

 My second car was a Ford 100E escort (had a wood frame thingey on it) The engine had a Willmot conversion on it went like stink but the wipers were useless.

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Isetta Bubble car with single cylinder BMW engine. Bought for £18 and sold for £24 a year later. First proper car was a `Sit up and beg` Ford Popular, registration number OFN 753. Then went posh with a Mini Countryman Reg.No. 7351AC bought for £165. 

Wish that I still had some of the registrations.

It`s funny how I can remember car reg. numbers from years back, but sometimes don`t know what day of the week it is ........ or who I am.

OB

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39 minutes ago, Old Boggy said:

Isetta Bubble car with single cylinder BMW engine. Bought for £18 and sold for £24 a year later. First proper car was a `Sit up and beg` Ford Popular, registration number OFN 753. Then went posh with a Mini Countryman Reg.No. 7351AC bought for £165. 

Wish that I still had some of the registrations.

It`s funny how I can remember car reg. numbers from years back, but sometimes don`t know what day of the week it is ........ or who I am.

OB

hello OB, i know the feeling:rolleyes: not mine but dads old car was a Wolseley 444 with a reg 41 BMK 

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Triumph Herald. Cracking little car which had a sun roof, and could turn on a sixpence. 

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1 hour ago, Scully said:

Triumph Herald. Cracking little car which had a sun roof, and could turn on a sixpence

Yes, I had a couple of Heralds and really liked them, but they didn't turn quite as tightly as the Bond 3-wheeler that I drove for a while in the mid-1960s.  

Single front wheel drive, Villiers 197cc mounted on an arm that rotated a full 90 degrees either way, so you could park in a space just a few inches longer than the car.   Reverse obtained by running the 2-stroke engine backwards, via the SIBA Dynastart.   If the battery was flat you could open the bonnet, stand on one leg, put the other leg into the engine bay, and thus operate the kick-start. 

Not a very effective tart-trap (expression coined by Motor Sport editor Bill Boddy in connection with some low-slung sports car, maybe a Marcos, that pulled the birds and was hard to get out of).

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First car was a Vauxhall Viva HB estate, paid £60 for it. DBP660G (1969). traded it in for a (1974) FORD CAPRI mk1 A face lift model PFN505M marine blue, loved that car but ! worst car I had was a Princess 2.2 hated that car cant remember the reg number it was so bad.

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1 hour ago, Scully said:

Triumph Herald. Cracking little car which had a sun roof, and could turn on a sixpence. 

Snap but no sun roof. Holes in the floor to watch the road go by.

 

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NOT MY FIRST CAR BUT THE FIRST ONE DRIVEN BY ME AFTER PASSING MY TEST TRIUMPH HERALD DROVE IT  FROM THE GARAGE I WORKED AT TO A BODYSHOP TO GET THE REAR CHASSIS WELDED THEY WERE ROT BOXES .

First car owned by me mk1 Cortina 1200 .

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I always had motorbikes so never had cars but my first daily from work was a Bedford Rasal.

10 up back from the pub was fun bouncing up the road 😅

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A “b” reg vauxhall nova in 1998 so wasp already 14 year old. That’s had 15k on the clock as a little

lady owned it from new and drive it to shops once a week  it was silver with a porn set red colour interior but I loved it 

think it cost me. £250 quid and £1200 to insure I could open the door using my house key or my mates house key

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Blue Allegro when I passed my test in 1982, gearbox fell out going round a roundabout!  Bloody awful in hindsight but as my first car I loved it. 

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Moggy thou 1965 reg, getting it on three wheels round a corner was scary.

Getting breathed by the fuzz was scarier, thank God got some exercise bumping starting it  half an hour beforehand.

Next car was a mini ,God I loved that car more than my motobikes as I could get a girl in the back!!

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