Cars I have owned since 1962 to present day

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James Elliott
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Joined: 2011-03-11

PaulJ wrote:
Triumph Spitfire Mk4, Mini Jem 1275 S, Lotus Elan S2, Lotus Europa Twin Cam, Lotus 7 Series 3, Marcos 3LV6, Westfield 11, Westfield SE, Lotus Elise S1,

In this little run Paul we are car soulmates (even if I haven't owned quite all of them. Yet!)

PaulJ wrote:
 Elan S2 - Always seemed to know when I had run out of skill and saved my life.  (Cheers Mr. Chapman).

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!

Joined: 2011-05-24

cant remember that far back but current fleet

63 mini cooper

65 lincoln continental

63 land rover

65 db5

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



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Joined: 2011-06-23


Ford Fiesta SuperSport

Ford Escort XR3i

Triumph TR7 Sprint convertible

MG Metro

Porsche 924 Turbo

MG B roadster (1969)

Mercedes 190e

Audi Coupe Quattro

Saab 900i

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

Citroen XM

Ford Mondeo

Nissan 100NX

Mercedes 230CE

Mercedes C200 Estate

1970 Land Rover series 3

Triumph Herald 13/60 convertible

Lotus Elan SE

Not bad for 20 years of motoring!

Joined: 2011-06-24

Greetings, A most wonderful exercise to be sure! From the age of 16 I have owned the following:

Mazada 323

Saab 900SE Turbo


BMW m5-6speed manual

Audi RS4

BMW 135I

BMW 328xi

1966 Sunbeam Tiger

1966 Triumph TR4A

1966 MGB

1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV

1970 Lancia Fulvia 1600HF Lusso

1955 Austin Healey 100-4 BN1


1955 Austin Healey BN-1

1966 sunbeam tiger MK-1A

1966 MGB

1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV

1970 Lancia Fulvia 1600HF Lusso

plastic penguin
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Joined: 2011-06-14

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). 

Joined: 2011-07-05


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.

John Klien

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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.

Chris Martin.

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.



GreaseMonkey (not verified)

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;

Chris Martin

GreaseMonkey (not verified)

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.................

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Joined: 2011-06-23

garywbrooks wrote:
Mazda MX5 (rubbish!)

Mr Brooks, I'd like to know which MX-5 and why you thought it rubbish. Why say that?