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Old 23rd October 2014, 03:18
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Default The cars your family had when you were a child

One of the first cars I remember my parents having was a Talbot Alpine, similar to this one but it was an older 'V' reg.



It was a top of the range model and had electric front windows, central locking, headlight wipers and best of all, a vinyl roof. But it kept breaking down all the time so it got traded in for a Ford Cortina.


I remember my grandad having a delightful blue Austin Maxi like this one:



It had vinyl seats which stuck to your legs when you were wearing shorts in the summer.
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Old 23rd October 2014, 06:02
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I donít know the make or model, but my dad was very proud of it. I remember when I was a kid, going on day trips to the seaside in dadís old car.
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Old 23rd October 2014, 06:10
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We didn't have a car when I was a child but my dad's first car was a Reliant Robin.
He failed his driving test twice so got that as he could drive it on his motorbike licence.
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Old 23rd October 2014, 09:33
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I can remember a few. We had a Morris Oxford, a Ford Anglia, a Ford Cortina Mk1, a Hillman Imp, a Simca 1500, many Vauxhall Vivas, a Ford Fiesta and a Ford Escort. There were probably others that I can't recall.

The Hillman Imp was my favourite. It was white and had a top speed of about 65mph. I remember when I was about 12 and I used to help my dad when he was a milkman. He had to do all his paperwork when we got back to the dairy and gave me the car keys and said, "go and sit in the car while I do this". It was the first car I ever drove - well what was I suppose to do?


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Old 23rd October 2014, 09:38
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I donít know the make or model, but my dad was very proud of it. I remember when I was a kid, going on day trips to the seaside in dadís old car.
That has a look of a Vauxhall Viva HA
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Old 23rd October 2014, 11:38
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My dad eventually passed his test in a Hillman Imp.
He had 2 Vauxhall Vivas ( HB and HC) then a mk3 Ford Cortina. No pics of any of them though
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Old 23rd October 2014, 11:48
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My dad had one of these but in a bottle green colour.



My mum drove an Austin Allegro in the same lovely shade of brown

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Old 23rd October 2014, 12:08
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Austin A30 with sticky indicators, useless loud squeaky brakes, did kangaroo starts and struggled to get up even small hills six up!

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Old 23rd October 2014, 12:09
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^^ I had a white Cortina just like that.
I think nearly all the Austin Allegros where that lovely colour

^ I love that.
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Old 23rd October 2014, 12:24
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Yellow ford consul, maroon Ford anglia, rambler(US, can't remember who made it) Maroon Cortina estate, orange Austin maxi.
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Old 23rd October 2014, 12:52
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These are the only two cars I remember my granddad having the Austin somerset when I was a very young and the morris minor 1000 until his death. Both were the same colour as the cars pictured .






GREAT THREAD BY THE WAY
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Old 23rd October 2014, 13:01
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My uncle was good with cars, he kept them for years until they fell to bits so he only had four in the 25 years that I knew him before his death in 1990. Most of those years are covered by these two cars, Triumph Herald Estate and Vauxhall Viva HB both in the correct colour.





He then had an Opel Kadet A for a couple of years and an Hillman Avenger for just over a year before he died.
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Old 23rd October 2014, 13:21
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As for my dad well he went through so many I could fill this tread with them so here are a few favourites Ford Capri mk1 Facelift, Ford Corsair (he had two one red and later one in white), Ford Cortina mk1, Ford Zephyr 6 (had been re-sprayed in dark green with a black vinyl roof, so can't find a matching picture) and a Rover P6 2000 (1st issue colour of willow green, can't find a picture in that colour so have used one of my vanguards model)









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Old 23rd October 2014, 16:15
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^ I love that.
Mum didn't, and learnt to drive in our next car, a MkIII Ford Zephyr 6 Estate EJB 596 bought in Farnham. It was grey with red vinyl interior that burnt you in summer, three abrest bench seats, column gear stick and back tyres that sqealed on every corner. Lots of shiny chrome and a push button radio!

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_436360-...213E-1965.html
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Old 23rd October 2014, 16:19
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Mum didn't, and learnt to drive in our next car, a MkIII Ford Zephyr 6 Estate EJB 596 bought in Farnham. It was grey with red vinyl interior that burnt you in summer, three abrest bench seats, column gear stick and back tyres that sqealed on every corner. Lots of shiny chrome and a push button radio!

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_436360-...213E-1965.html
I love estate cars (and vans).
I remember a lot of mine and my dad's number plates over the years
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Old 23rd October 2014, 16:40
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My Dad always had different cars,but mainly BMW'S(360?).I remember he had a white Rover once.The type the police used to use.Hated being seen in that..And a Citroen which was ugly too but it moved up and down!!
My (wicked) step-mother(thats another story) had a dark green Morris Miner..That was ugly too..just like her.LOL!!
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Old 23rd October 2014, 23:17
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I remember he had a white Rover once.The type the police used to use.Hated being seen in that.
A Rover SD1? If so they're lovely cars!




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And a Citroen which was ugly too but it moved up and down!!
Citroen CX?

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Old 24th October 2014, 00:10
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A Rover SD1? If so they're lovely cars!






Citroen CX?


The Citroen spot on!But the Rover's not.It was older than that I think.Definitely bugger body and shorter in length.
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Old 24th October 2014, 01:01
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A Rover SD1? If so they're lovely cars!


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I had one of those, it was a great car.

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Old 24th October 2014, 01:33
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I had one of those, it was a great car.

Drool.
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Old 24th October 2014, 02:30
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Nothing particularly interesting or exotic...

Datsun Sunny 120Y
Datsun Cherry N10
Nissan Sunny B11
Nissan Micra K11

Incidentally, the Datsun brand recently made a comeback, with this sexy beast:

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Old 24th October 2014, 03:13
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^I'd always thought Datsun became Nissan.

Hmm, just looked it up, apparently "only vehicles exported by Nissan were identified as Datsun".
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Old 24th October 2014, 05:48
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That has a look of a Vauxhall Viva HA
Thanks, Iíve always wondered what make and model it was.
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Old 24th October 2014, 08:10
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Some sort of Fiat thing, and later Ford Fiestas. We also had one of those campervans with the roof that would lift up and provide space for me and my sister to sleep in. Later he bought a Transit van and converted it into a motorcaravan (a proper job with kitchen area etc). Now they have a Romahome and another Ford Fiesta.
I think my Dad had a Reliant Robin before I was born.
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Old 24th October 2014, 13:25
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These are the cars we had from about 1979 to 2000. I wasn't born until 1982, but I can remember us still having the golf when I started primary school. In approximate order:

Yellow Mk 1 Golf
Purple Mini Cooper
Brown Mk 3 Ford Escort Estate
Maroon Mk 3 Ford Escort
Maroon Mk 4 Ford Escort
Red/White VW T3 High-top Camper
Maroon Austin Montego
Metallic Blue Hyundai Accent
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Old 24th October 2014, 18:29
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I think nearly all the Austin Allegros where that lovely colour
Some of them were hearing aid beige

We never had cars when I was growing up. It's something that used to pain me because I've always been car mad. We sometimes hired one for a week for day trips in the summer, it was usually a brand-new Talbot Sunbeam or Avenger as there was a dealer just near us.

My own first car was a Hillman Imp in Neptune blue metallic.
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Old 24th October 2014, 18:33
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Some of them were hearing aid beige

We never had cars when I was growing up. It's something that used to pain me because I've always been car mad. We sometimes hired one for a week for day trips in the summer, it was usually a brand-new Talbot Sunbeam or Avenger as there was a dealer just near us.

My own first car was a Hillman Imp in Neptune blue metallic.
Is that where your last username came from?

Our first cars were older than some of the cars people's parents had
Feeling old now
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Old 24th October 2014, 18:44
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Is that where your last username came from?
Aye, and the fact that I passed my test in a Talbot.
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Old 24th October 2014, 18:55
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Aye, and the fact that I passed my test in a Talbot.
Passed mine in a green Triumph Dolomite
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Old 24th October 2014, 20:42
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Passed mine in a green Triumph Dolomite
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