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I too had an Hillman Imp - cost me £300 though.

It was the Kermit Green colour ! :D

 

Had to sell it when there was nothing left to skim off the ali head !!!! :lol:

Was done 3 times in my ownership !!

 

Brilliant first car, had a bit of poke and quite go karty.

 

Both my sisters had Hillman Imp's. One was blue and one was bright orange. They seemed like great cars.

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I too had an Hillman Imp - cost me £300 though.

It was the Kermit Green colour ! :D

 

Had to sell it when there was nothing left to skim off the ali head !!!! :lol:

Was done 3 times in my ownership !!

 

Brilliant first car, had a bit of poke and quite go karty.

 

Both my sisters had Hillman Imp's. One was blue and one was bright orange. They seemed like great cars.

 

Yeah, my second car was a Hillman Imp Californian, the fastback version. Paid about £470 for it, 18 months old with 12k on the clock. Water pump failed shortly after getting it but that was done under warranty. Later on I had a Sunbeam Stiletto the twin carbed version of the Californian.

 

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A MG metro in black cost £1500 and about the same to insure it third party.

 

Yes, £250 for my Polo, £900 to insure it!

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Dug a photo out of me in 1984 with my first car. Purple mini 1275GT. Loved it to bits.

 

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What happened to the rostyle type wheels and decal strip? :)

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A £350, 'Gold (rust)' coloured Micra.....It broke after I tried to get it above 60 mph on the M11....More than 15 years on, I'm now driving the Nissan EV equivalent :lol:

 

 

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Ford Thames 100E van in 1964 paid £15 sold 15,000 miles later for £25.

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Fiat panda 'Fire' circa £300 notes. Was fun for a little while.

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2000 7th Generation Celica VVti. Owned by the Valet of the garage I use from new & wasn't a spot of rust on her at 41k on the clock. Cost me £4000 with a set of Kahn RSCs on Kuhmos thrown in - still own it as the Girlfriend uses it as her daily. I sob a little inside when it comes to cleaning it.

 

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C reg Ford Anglia 1250 super

All of £50 when I was 16

I paid half, my dad paid the other half to stop me getting a bike.

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Mine was an automatic Mini purchased from the local auction house, bright orange and I fitted the obvious items available in the late 70s being tiny chunky steering wheel, arch extensions and wide wheels. It was so much fun, great times was had in that, At 50-60 was a bit hairy though especially on the country roads. I think we all hold a special place for our first ride. :)

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Paid £900 for my first car, a Phase 1 facelift Saxo VTR in 2008. I was 16 at the time so it had to sit on the drive for about 6 months before I could drive the thing! All the kids at school thought it was cool though :lol:

 

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It was a brilliant little car and felt like a rocket ship compared to all of mates fiesta/clio/corsa with its mighty 1.6 8v pushing a whole 90bhp. Surprisingly I never had to fix a thing on it in my 18 months of ownership (the same can't be said for the other French tins I own/owned).

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Mine was an automatic Mini purchased from the local auction house, bright orange and I fitted the obvious items available in the late 70s being tiny chunky steering wheel, arch extensions and wide wheels. It was so much fun, great times was had in that, At 50-60 was a bit hairy though especially on the country roads. I think we all hold a special place for our first ride. :)

 

Having borrowed and driven an automatic Mini on the London to Brighton Mini run it would be fair to say that the auto box was not the most sophisticated piece of engineering :lol: Having said that I love all the old Minis irrespective.

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1958 Standard 10 bought in 1970 £35 all in. Built with proper heavy duty steel panels ask the triumph herald owner that reversed into the front bumper of my car. Mine hardly scratched his rear boot fell apart and it was a write off. Those were the days.

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Mine was an automatic Mini purchased from the local auction house, bright orange and I fitted the obvious items available in the late 70s being tiny chunky steering wheel, arch extensions and wide wheels. It was so much fun, great times was had in that, At 50-60 was a bit hairy though especially on the country roads. I think we all hold a special place for our first ride. :)

 

That last sentence is a whole new topic😄

 

My first car was a mini, cost me £110 from a guy who got banned. He was so drunk he crashed trying to eat a Chinese while he was driving. I hand painted it black, it looked good from about 50ft away, was like tar close up.

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£110. Bought in 1987 when I was a youngster.

Similar to this, but with more rust and bits hanging off :D

 

 

 

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Another one here who started life in an 850 mini, think it cost £350. Can't find any photos, but it was similar to thispost-20289-0-07937100-1449151821_thumb.jpg

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A green Ford Cortina MK1, D reg 1966, the heater was great, the rest was just ford. No pics unfortunately. It cost £50 and my insurance was £75, my weekly wage at the time was £18.

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£2300 - Peugeot 106 1.1

First years insurance = 80% of price paid for vehicle :(

 

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well, this was my first motorised vehicle - cost £150

 

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followed 12 months or so later by this ............. to my constant shame - cost £900 ........... to this day I have no idea why i bought this

 

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Mk2 Ford Escort, bought it in Jan '83 for £400 and got 'T' boned that easter in Newquay.

Shortest period I owned a vehicle was the Escort's predecessor, a brand new Honda MTX125 which I had for six whole weeks before having a head on with a Triumph TR7.

 

Neither accident was my fault but it was a period of financial pain and a step learning curve.

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