Cars I have owned since 1962 to present day

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morspeed usa
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This was another Ford which I did togather with my dad at the same time 1966 Lotus Cortina.

 

 

 

James Butler
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Im a huge fan of old Fords! Both lovely cars, especially that Cortina.

jagnut12
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I have a great story.When I worked for Motoring News way back in 1973,I was handed a MK1 Escort Mexico as a company car (joy!) after a year

I wanted a  £400 pay increase ,but the boss told me no,but I could have a new car instead,I told him I was happy with the Mexico,so he said well

you better have it instead of a pay rise then!

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Wow! the Caddy looks original and unmessed with.I once owned a 57 Oldsmobile Rocket Super 88 convertible.Art the time I live with my parents

on a small housing Esate in London,each tennant had one parking bay,I ended up having both side by side,whenever I reversed the Olds the rear of the car used to back up to neighbours kitchen window and almost everytime used to smoke them out of their kitchen ! 

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My first car was a '68 Fiat 124 sedan which I restored and sold to go travelling.

Then came my first true love a '1969 124 AC Sport, which I drove, restored while at Uni, went racing with it, took it on my honeymoon etc, crashed it, restored it again and later again.  I have had it for 31 years and will never sell it.

After that came a '68 Giulia Super, a '73 Fiat 125 Special, a '74 Fiat 130 sedan, a '76 Alfetta GT, a '76 Alfetta 1.8 series 1 sedan, a '73 2L Alfa Romeo Berlina (loved that car), a '69 series Alfa Romeo 1 1750 GTV (still have it), a '69 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super (which has been under restoration since '02), and lastly a '03 Alfa Romeo JTS 156 Sportwagon. 

Pretty self evident I love Italian cars !!

 

Forza Alfa Romeo

V-8 Woodie
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I've owned a bunch of cars over the years, some great, some not so great, however one of my favorites was the Ford Capri 3000 GT XLR, probably the nearest thing to an American car in its heyday, it was difficult not to lay rubber at every set of traffic lights in the 3 litre model. The mini- muscle car design was so new and refreshing when launched back in 1969, I'd love to own one now!

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Prior to any personal cars I had several bikes; 51 Indian 250, 51 BSA Bantsm 175, 67 Suzuji X6, 67 Matchless 750, shook itself to pieces. and a pair of Norton Camando 750's one a Paul Dunstall stage 3. This one I had an awesome head on collision with a hit and run driver. Just shook up and off bikes for a while. Then followd some cars, some great, some not so muc.

1969 Opel GT 1900, bought new in Germany and toured Europe for 4 years at the taxpayers expence, Saw most F1 races and tracks

62 Corvette which I got for US$ 350.00 in Germany in 1971, had it shipped to Canada where I later rebuilt it with a 327 CU In 350 Hp 4speed. Kept it till 1987

1973 Chev Blazer 4wd got it tax free in Germany and shipped it to Cold Lake Alberta where I was next transferrd to. kept it till 1987.

1973 Corvette LT1 350 cu in 350 Hp Auto with .373 rear gears. ~ 4000 RPM at 60 Mph

1974 Corvette 454 cu in, huge Hp Auto and .273 gears. ~ 4000RPM at 120 MPH. Both of these had 11 gallon tanks. I was single, had more monet than brains and at the time assigned to the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. think Red Arrows. In 1981 when applying for a mortgage the bank manager asked "what the **** are you doing with 3 Corvettes? you are a married man!

1976 Honda Accord Hatchback 2 speed semi auto. rusted to death

1986 Nissan Multi 4wd, I think called Prarie in the UK. Not the best little van in the world. Oil pan rusted through, impossible to work on, kept for 13 years

The Vettes all moved on in 1988 when I was transferred 3000 miles east to Ottawa Military HQ.

1983 Mercedes 300 SD, a model 126, 2.5 tons and 100 Hp Turbo Diesel. Great on long road trips, kept for 15 years and sold with only 250K Kms, still looked nw!

1996 Buick Riviera. Huge 2 door, 3.8 Ltr supercharged and 240 Hp. Turning circle of a cruise ship. We recently drove from Kelowna British Columbia North on the Alaska Hyway to Whitehorse Yukon and the another 500 kms to Dawson City close to the acrtic circle. 6500 Kms return and we averaged 33 mpg. We still have this one as a daily driver. Take a look at the route on Google Earth, There is about 500 Miles between gas stations!

1997 Mercedes SL500, my gift to myself on retiring the first time, still only has 85K Kms, and finally

2006 Toyota Highlander Limited Hybrid. A really neat 7 seater, no sports car

Sir Driftalot
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Super1600 wrote:

My first car was a '68 Fiat 124 sedan which I restored and sold to go travelling.

Then came my first true love a '1969 124 AC Sport, which I drove, restored while at Uni, went racing with it, took it on my honeymoon etc, crashed it, restored it again and later again.  I have had it for 31 years and will never sell it.

After that came a '68 Giulia Super, a '73 Fiat 125 Special, a '74 Fiat 130 sedan, a '76 Alfetta GT, a '76 Alfetta 1.8 series 1 sedan, a '73 2L Alfa Romeo Berlina (loved that car), a '69 series Alfa Romeo 1 1750 GTV (still have it), a '69 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super (which has been under restoration since '02), and lastly a '03 Alfa Romeo JTS 156 Sportwagon. 

Pretty self evident I love Italian cars !!

 

Hi Super1600,

that is evident indeed. You seem to feel at home in Alfas as I do.

Cheers,
Alex

"Why doesn't someone tell Pedro it's raining" - Chris Amon, 1000km Brands Hatch 1970
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Cars I have owned hopefully in order of purchase. Fiat 128.Citroën 2cv. Peugeot 205 xs. Talbot sunbeam lotus x 4. Talbot sunbeam Ti. Peugeot 205 1.6 gfi x 3. Peugeot 205 gti 1.9 x 4. BMW 325i. Ferrari 308 gtb (grp). Mercedes 280s. Ford Capri 2.8i. Delorean. Fiat x1/9 lido. Mg midget. Tr8 x 2. Renault gta turbo. Lotus esprit 300 sport.cars I still own 1979 Ferrari 400gt. 1973 Ferrari 365 gtb/4.1972 Maserati merak. 1989 Maserati bi-turbo. 2001 Maserati 3200gt. 1979 lotus esprit s2. 1979 lotus elite. 1979 lotus éclat.1978 triumph stag. Mercedes ml55 Amg.

marsh
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I'd better stick just to the old stuff, for fear of embarrassment (brand new Metro 1.0 City in 1988 anyone?)

1966 Humber Sceptre Mark 2 (so rusty it broke in half when I 'took it for a test drive'.

1951 Austin A90 Atlantic Coupe (heart ruled head resulted in a pop rivet special)

1974 MGB GT (surprisingly enjoyable, but a touch ubiquitous)

1977 Porsche Carrera 3.0 (reliable, blisteringly fast and poo BROWN)

1958 Jaguar Mk1 3.4 (usually unreliable, but momentarily fabulous, on straight roads)

1951 Austin A90 Atlantic Coupe (head rules heart resulted in the polar opposite of above.  Still missed)

1964 Jensen C-V8 (much underrated and getting easier on the eye as the years role by. A Facel Vega for the common man.  Much missed)

1969 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (big, bold and absolutely joyful to own - very underrated if you buy a mint one)

1971 Jaguar E Type V12 Coupe (a different character to the earlier models. Gorgeous, but felt cheap vs. the 911  Gone, but not forgotten)

1961 MG MGA 1600 Mk 2 (Gorgeous, but asthmatic - felt like an Austin Cambridge in a catsuit)

and finally...

1954 Jaguar Mk7 (big, beautiful and the car I'll keep forever - probably.  See you at the Revival!)

 

Marsh