Cars I have owned since 1962 to present day
In this little run Paul we are car soulmates (even if I haven't owned quite all of them. Yet!)
As for this this I couldn't agree more. I only truly found out how good the Elan was when I found out how good I wasn't!
cant remember that far back but current fleet
63 mini cooper
65 lincoln continental
63 land rover
65 etype roadster
73 etype v12 roadster
78 silver shadow 11
89 corniche 11
94 range rover
97 bentley turbo r
97 ferrrari 456
07 merc 600sl
09 merc s320
10 merce e350 est
Ford Fiesta SuperSport
Ford Escort XR3i
Triumph TR7 Sprint convertible
Porsche 924 Turbo
MG B roadster (1969)
Audi Coupe Quattro
Jaguar XJ6 4.2 sovereign (Series 3) - Best looking car ever made!
Alfa Romeo 164 3.0V6
Mazda MX5 (rubbish!)
BMW 316i, 525e, 523i Estate
Mercedes C200 Estate
1970 Land Rover series 3
Triumph Herald 13/60 convertible
Lotus Elan SE
Not bad for 20 years of motoring!
Greetings, A most wonderful exercise to be sure! From the age of 16 I have owned the following:
Saab 900SE Turbo
BMW 330I ZHP
BMW m5-6speed manual
1966 Sunbeam Tiger
1966 Triumph TR4A
1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV
1970 Lancia Fulvia 1600HF Lusso
1955 Austin Healey 100-4 BN1
Not as impressive as most of you guys, but since 1981 my cars as follows:
Triumph Herald 13/60 1967 (F reg); Dolomite 1850 (not HL) 1973 (L reg); Dolomite Sprint 1981 (W reg); Lotus Elan 2+2 1968 (G reg). Had very unhappy memories of this car. Purchased it from a friend who worked for Lotus. The engine needed re-building. Four weeks after the engine was completed it caught fire. Need I say more?; Ford Escort XR3 - not i version - 1982 (Y reg); Vauxhall Cavalier SRI Hatchback 1983 (A reg); Audi 80 Sport Limited Edition 1990 (H reg); Vauhall Astra GL 2002 - Mrs. p's car - ; Currently have Alfa 156 Sportwagon 2001 1.8L (Y reg).
When I was a child my Father had Ford Mustang 1967, I have a lot of great memories from that time. I wish
if I can buy this model in a good condition.
I have been trying to count, and there were so many, also a large chunk of the seventies I don't even remember. Then there was the brief 'sensible' period from late eighties, but I don't think it lasted long. Since when I have always had at least one W123 series Mercedes (are they classics yet?) until a few weeks ago when the latest 280E got written off in a flood - to be replaced soon. I know there were at least three Sit-Up-And-Beg Pops. a Mk Consul, a couple of Anglias and a very clean A35 but these were all five pound bangers in their day, only later to become worth anything. Quite a few yanks, some mentioned elsewhere but Thunderbirds were favourite, and then more recently a few other Mercedes including one of the rare Crayford converted Mercedes S-Class Estates, one of twelve known worldwide and recently sold to Malaysia. Here are some photos, I may post more when I can find the rest.
Ford Popular 103E with 'flake paint job
1966 Ford Mustang, reg no WGY 149G was in original paint with new blue top, but some joker painted it red and jacked up the back end to get the big wheels under it, I wonder if it ever got put back as it was.
a previous Mercedes SLC
the 1963 Ford Country Squire 'Woodie' wagon which had a Thunderbird 390 V8 and with which I used to love burning off Stags at the lights just because I could. That is Larry's '66 Galaxie in front, painted up as a Highway Patrol car, got him in trouble too.
Here are some more;
the '66 Thunderbird Town Landau in the rare 'Emberglow' colour scheme was a favourite, still missed.
and the 1955 Oldsmobile Rocket 98 Starfire;
Some old Mercedes smokers, a tired 280E here in Australia
a 280E in UK, went like stink
and a 'blinged' up 230E, not my doing, it came to me that way, but one owner low mileage, a gem;
There'll be more.................
Mr Brooks, I'd like to know which MX-5 and why you thought it rubbish. Why say that?