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1978 Sapphire blue - Vauxhall Chevette GL☺️

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Ding dong :lol: elaborate :wink:

Perhaps at RSCombe .................. or perhaps not. Could be worth the wait though!!!!


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X reg black XR3


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........ needless to say it had a huge pair under the bonnet!

 

 

 I bet you did John  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :blink:


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My 1st car back in 1989 was a 1964, Mk1 Cortina 1500 Super, 2 door in blue, AAV182B.

Bought off an elderly couple who had owned it since 1965!

The gent was in his 80s & giving up driving, 78k miles, garaged & time warp & mint.

Paid £245 for it (full asking price), which for the condition was cheap even then, used it for 8 weeks but having just passed my test, I then started driving it like a cocky boy racer & decided it was just too good for me to ruin & really wanted a Mk1 Escort.

Put it up for sale for £895, 1st viewer bought it on the spot for full price!

Never saw it again, now showing up as white, so either plate swapped to another car or was re-painted to turn into a Lotus rep. :sad:

Only car I never got a photo of! :sad:
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The brakes on the SDI's were a nightmare, they couldn't cope with Police use so the Met used minilites wheels on theirs to help with the braking Jimmy !!!


What they really needed was a major brake and suspension upgrade :yep: they had drums on the rear which really really needed to be discs and in the corners they wallowed worse than a hippo in a rowing boat, definitely needed stiffer suspension

Awesome in a straight line though :lol:
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Unfortunately, I haven't got photo's of my first - or second - cars, but my first was a Ford Popular 100E from 1961 and my second was a Ford Classic 109E which I bought through the Ford employee purchase scheme.  I was a craft apprentice there.

I have got a couple of photos of my Cortina GT from 1963.  An early version with the rev counter in a pod on the steering column.  Good fun car and quick by the standards of the day.  It could be a bit scary in the wet on the Michelin X tyres.  Hub caps off, sticky number plate on the bonnet, one racing wing mirror and 'Helphos' rally lamp on the windscreen (You've got to be of a certain age to remember those!)

 

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Unfortunately, I haven't got photo's of my first - or second - cars, but my first was a Ford Popular 100E from 1961 and my second was a Ford Classic 109E which I bought through the Ford employee purchase scheme.  I was a craft apprentice there.
I have got a couple of photos of my Cortina GT from 1963.  An early version with the rev counter in a pod on the steering column.  Good fun car and quick by the standards of the day.  It could be a bit scary in the wet on the Michelin X tyres.  Hub caps off, sticky number plate on the bonnet, one racing wing mirror and 'Helphos' rally lamp on the windscreen (You've got to be of a certain age to remember those!)
 
JohnD
 
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& optional extra (or accessory) seat belts!

My Jan '64 Super I mentioned above didn't have them, in the 8 weeks I drove it, the times I got pulled for not wearing a belt & them having to radio in to check if the car was exempt from having them! :laughing:
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My first car was a mk1 cortina 1500cc deluxe 4 door. Nothing special.

 

my 2nd car was a Mk2 cortina 1600E in Amber Gold, no vinyl roof thankfully. Reg No CPE342H 

I was 18-19 when I bought this one.


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My first car was a Peugeot 106 'Zest' - finished in a delightful shade of silver. There was nothing 'zesty' about it but it was my first car and brought me my independence, so I loved it! I still remember the registration, it was V218 GEX.
No pictures of it that I'm afraid, no idea where they've gone...
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My first car was a Corsair 2000e....4 speed bullet box,, paid 75 quid for her, come with 4 russian remoulds, sounded like you was doing 100 mile a hour on roundabouts.
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my 2nd car was a Mk2 cortina 1600E in Amber Gold, no vinyl roof thankfully. Reg No CPE342H 
I was 18-19 when I bought this one.


Last v5 issued in 1982 & last taxed in 1985. Unless its tucked away in a garage somewhere, I'd say it probably long gone. :sad:
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My first car was a mk1 focus RS  :laughing: Dad taught me to drive up the local aerodrome on sunday mornings in it.


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My first car was a mk1 focus RS  :laughing: Dad taught me to drive up the local aerodrome on sunday mornings in it.


Wow, that is amazing!!!
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my first car was a mk3 cortina 1300L .


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Great stories, photos and memories. thanks to all who have shared so far.



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& optional extra (or accessory) seat belts!

My Jan '64 Super I mentioned above didn't have them, in the 8 weeks I drove it, the times I got pulled for not wearing a belt & them having to radio in to check if the car was exempt from having them! :laughing:

My first seat belts were in my Ford Classic back in '62 I fitted them myself and they were single diagonal 'Britax'

I remember driving the car before fitting the buckle end (to the transmission tunnel) with the strap draped across my chest to make it look as if I was actually wearing it :facepalm:  :laughing:

The mixed opinions about seat belts back then was eye opening!

 

JohnD


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Unfortunately, I haven't got photo's of my first - or second - cars, but my first was a Ford Popular 100E from 1961 and my second was a Ford Classic 109E which I bought through the Ford employee purchase scheme.  I was a craft apprentice there.

I have got a couple of photos of my Cortina GT from 1963.  An early version with the rev counter in a pod on the steering column.  Good fun car and quick by the standards of the day.  It could be a bit scary in the wet on the Michelin X tyres.  Hub caps off, sticky number plate on the bonnet, one racing wing mirror and 'Helphos' rally lamp on the windscreen (You've got to be of a certain age to remember those!)

 

JohnD

 

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Thanks for sharing the story and photos, fancy a couple of EBC freebies? PM Your name and address if you do.


My 1st car back in 1989 was a 1964, Mk1 Cortina 1500 Super, 2 door in blue, AAV182B.

Bought off an elderly couple who had owned it since 1965!

The gent was in his 80s & giving up driving, 78k miles, garaged & time warp & mint.

Paid £245 for it (full asking price), which for the condition was cheap even then, used it for 8 weeks but having just passed my test, I then started driving it like a cocky boy racer & decided it was just too good for me to ruin & really wanted a Mk1 Escort.

Put it up for sale for £895, 1st viewer bought it on the spot for full price!

Never saw it again, now showing up as white, so either plate swapped to another car or was re-painted to turn into a Lotus rep. :sad:

Only car I never got a photo of! :sad:

 

Thanks for sharing the story, fancy a couple of EBC freebies? PM Your name and address if you do.

 


Funnily that mini led onto my 2nd mini

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But it's unreliability (not helped by 18yr old Webby) led me to learn mechanics, drop out of what I was doing and start a mechanic apprenticeship. 20yrs on I'm still with the same company!

Highlight of my modified car history was my corolla...

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Thanks for sharing the story and photos, fancy a couple of EBC freebies? PM Your name and address if you do.






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