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    '68 Midget on Wimbledon Common in 1979:


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    Great thread, I’ll be posting mine up in stages there have been so many !! This was my first proper mode of transport after my Chopper.
    Honda XL 125 my pride and joy outside my mates house


    And this my Dads Triumph Herald and GT6 I learned to drive in when I was very young on private land, I’m behind the wheel of the GT6 of course




    The car I legally learnt to drive in, Austin Princess in a lovely matt ( knackered ) Burgundy finish



    More to follow when I’ve found the photos

    Edited to add I’m not proud of the Princess, just to be clear, but it got me through my test

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    1944cc, huh? Mine was only 1904! Built from a shell, originally a dark green 1500cc, the engine had a counterweighted Okrasa crank, balanced and stress-relieved Porsche 912 conrods, Gene Berg valvetrain and a pair of Weber IDF's. Changing the plugs on cylinders 1 and 3 meant removing the carbs.

    I used it regularly for about two years, then sold it to a comedy impresario from Scotland.
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    I owned that 928 for 16 years. Still have the GT4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post

    I owned that 928 for 16 years. Still have the GT4.
    GT4 so ahead of its time ...and really suits that colour....very nice indeed..

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    My first really nice motor. Had this as a company car when I was 23



    Drove like a tw8t all the time. 44k miles in 14 months

    Not my car, but had one of these brilliant little cars for 3 years & did 84k miles in it. Mostly going away on rock climbing trips.



    This was a lovely car



    Heavy, tall engine made it understeer a bit when "pressing on" though

    This is a Radio 1 FM limited edition 205 GTi 1.9



    They made 25 to celebrate 25 years of Radio 1 FM. Mine was car # 13.

    Then I got my first Elise in 1997



    Brilliant when working, but it was a bit of a problem car & in the end Lotus replaced it after a year with a new one.

    I'll always remember this as the car that started my track driving career.
    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post

    This is a Radio 1 FM limited edition 205 GTi 1.9

    -AC a car reg always used to mean it had been registered in Coventry. It's one of the tics I have - I always notice it. (I mean, I think I always notice it. I wouldn't notice not noticing it, of course.)

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    I owned this for a while:

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    Liked these 2 from my past.

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    TZers and their bygone Motors

    Rallye Golf G60
    This was the second Iíd owned. The first was green.



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    I had one of these for over 10 years. Audi Ur 20v quattro turbo. It was a true love affair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33JS View Post
    I had one of these for over 10 years. Audi Ur 20v quattro turbo. It was a true love affair...
    Iíve always loved the quattro and owned three coupes.

    On two occasions, Iíve had the opportunity to buy one at a great price; the first came with a library full of paperwork and I felt I wouldnít do it justice, the second was at a time when my cash reserves were critical.

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    In no particular order

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    My first car, a 1956 Buick "inherited" from my dad when he got the 1959 model:



    My second car - a 1963 Karmann Ghia while I was in the Marines (with my dear mom):



    My first brand new car - a slightly modified 1969 VW Beetle:



    Fall of 1969:



    My 1971 Fiat 124 Coupe:



    Another modified new 1973 VW Super Beetle:



    My 1974 Mazda RX-4 Rotary engine (in front of our new home under construction):




    My turbocharged 1978 Buick Le Sabre Sport Coupe:



    1981 BMW 5-Series:



    My 1986 Honda Prelude and 1987 Jeep Cherokee:



    My 1988 Pontiac Bonneville when we moved from Minneapolis to Phoenix:




    That brings me to about 30+ years ago. Several of my older new cars aren't presented because I never digitized the photos.

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    Don't have too many pics of my bygone motors, but found this one from another life...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonH View Post
    Don't have too many pics of my bygone motors, but found this one from another life...

    Nice, i had an R plate wagon which I tracked at one point, glory days of Scoobynet track days

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    The only pic I can find of my 1964 MK1 Ford Cortina 1.5 deluxe. Bought before I passed my test in 1989 for the princely sum of £50. I spent about £300 doing it up and then sold it before I even took my test. Bugger, wish I still had it now. ( Bro driving )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveya. View Post
    Nice, i had an R plate wagon which I tracked at one point, glory days of Scoobynet track days

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    I did a few days at Bedford with Scoobynet back in the day, good times (before it got taken over by morons!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonH View Post
    I did a few days at Bedford with Scoobynet back in the day, good times (before it got taken over by morons!)
    Lol me to, I was one of the 23 that got banned one year

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    Iím amazed to recollect all the cars I have had but thereís hardly a photo of them. Anyway this is a cool one. If I had a pic of the Orion 1.6D I would post that.
    Itís the car I had when I chose this user name


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    Mine and my brothers TSís - back in the day - I recon maybe 86/87
    IMG_1815 by biglewie, on Flickr

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    A very late-registered 928 S4 that we sold about five years ago - photo courtesy of one of the guys in the 928 group I kept in touch with.


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    TZers and their bygone Motors

    Not that long ago, but early millennium saw me with this.

    A fun car (unusual for a Vauxhall badged car!), nicely built, with Lotus electronics, but pretty basic comfort wise! However, it was nowhere near as basic and focused as my Caterham was, and I think I actually preferred the Caterham because of that!




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    I love your cars pacific, but I love the photos more, theyre just so American if that makes sense!
    Like proper suburbia and desert, particularly the bmw 5 series photo.

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    Another Beetle hecking in. This was my second car. Pic from about 1983.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 33JS View Post
    I had one of these for over 10 years. Audi Ur 20v quattro turbo. It was a true love affair...
    I had two of these, 1983 and 1985 I will dig a photo out


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    Quote Originally Posted by BRGS View Post
    Iím amazed to recollect all the cars I have had but thereís hardly a photo of them. Anyway this is a cool one. If I had a pic of the Orion 1.6D I would post that.
    Itís the car I had when I chose this user name

    I had an S3 back in 91, i've got a pic of it somewhere...must dig it out.


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    I think in order:

    Golf GTI Cabrio
    Dolomite Sprint
    Passat Estate
    Volvo 740
    106 Rallye
    Saxo VTR
    Nissan 200SX
    Audi Quattro Turbo
    525i
    VX220 Turbo
    Subaru P1
    Clio 172
    Boxster S
    Audi A4 Avant
    Fiat 500
    330e

    Possibly missing one or two, and I still have the last 4 but like watches at some stage Iíll get round to consolidating properly.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Another one of mine now long gone outside a great meeting point



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    Quote Originally Posted by pinpull View Post


    Sometime in the late 80s, in Wales with my Caterham 1600 Crossflow, twin Weberís sticking out the hole in the side of the bonnet!

    Loved it - however I could actually get more luggage on my motorcycle than I could in the boot of the Caterham!

    Itís long gone, as is the moustache, and most of the hair... only thing still with me is the Sub 16800 on my wrist!


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    Could be related.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by RogDen View Post
    I had two of these, 1983 and 1985 I will dig a photo out


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    Had a rummage in the loft through some old albums and found this one of both the Quattro's i had together,



    also found a couple oldies from my highly unsuccessful rally career,

    AVO Mexico,


    RS2000,


    Talbot i built from a bare shell,


    Ive also had over years
    First car, Vauxhall Viva HA,
    Ford Cortina Mk2,
    Triumph 2000,
    Renault 14, these 2 while the rally cars were being repaired
    RS2000 Mk2 Droop Snoot,
    1967 Porsche 911s 2.0,
    Porsche 924 after i wrote the 911 off,
    the 2 Quattros,
    Audi 100 Q when kids come along and you need a 4 door,
    Mondeo V6 Ghia X,
    Galaxy,
    Honda Stream,
    Honda CRV,
    Freelander II
    and Currently an Evoque Autobiography

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    My old Porsche Boxster; which is now on Sales Corner!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    106 Rallye
    Nissan 200SX
    Classics. You have taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat7 View Post
    Could be related.......


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    Love it! What was the engine in yours?


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    Quote Originally Posted by pinpull View Post
    Love it! What was the engine in yours?


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    Cheers it was the 1.8 VVC mated to the 5 speed Caterham gearbox, and great for touring.
    I replaced it with an R400 Duratec 6 speed on throttle bodies which was less of a tourer more an all out racer.
    Have you still got a 7


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    1979, my Dad and me, I'd just joined the Fire Service and this was my first proper car, a MK2 Ford Cortina, previous two cars were a HA Viva and a DAF 33 so this certainly felt like a step up!.

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    ^Does that have mods? Looks like it has some bonnet pins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat7 View Post
    Cheers it was the 1.8 VVC mated to the 5 speed Caterham gearbox, and great for touring.
    I replaced it with an R400 Duratec 6 speed on throttle bodies which was less of a tourer more an all out racer.
    Have you still got a 7


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    Unfortunately, I no longer have a Caterham - J7 SUP is long gone!

    I bought the car directly from Caterham, kept it for a few years then I sold it back to Caterham and they gave me £500.00 less than I paid for it in the first place!

    Apparently the new owner picked it up and wrote it off at the first roundabout he came to!

    RIP, J7 SUP


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    My 60th birthday present to myself. Absolutely loved it, but the running costs vs the mileage I did in it, meant it only stayed with me for 3 years.

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    Mexico and RS2000 100k now

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthered View Post
    1979, my Dad and me, I'd just joined the Fire Service and this was my first proper car, a MK2 Ford Cortina, previous two cars were a HA Viva and a DAF 33 so this certainly felt like a step up!.

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    We had a DAF variomatic, top speed about 60 mph but absolute rapid acceleration and the same top speed in reverse.

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    Doesn't exactly show much of the car behind however this is my old Renault R26 F1 230. Seen in the 'photo is a carbon bonnet and headlamp (with the black surrounds) from the R26R, it also had R26R wheels painted black, black Renault "diamonds", upgraded brakes, intercooler, interior modifications... the only thing that hadn't been changed was the suspension. A rapid car that could destroy bends though you had to have faith in the front locking differential pulling you round when you booted it!

    IMAG0079

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega;5f775172
    ^Does that have mods? Looks like it has some bonnet pins.
    From what l remember l'd fitted hinged rubber
    bonnet catches, later mods included a sports steering wheel and the obligatory windscreen sunstrip.

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    A few pictures of my 1968 MG Midget. I had the engine bored out to 1480 twin choke Weber straight through exhaust, it sounded great and a dream of a drive round Curbrough (small sprint track in Staffs)






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