Cars I have owned since 1962 to present day
Here are a few photos of the Auburn Barn find...and how the car looked when it was new (artist impression)
@ Alastair Clements (and thanks to Goodwood for the prompt) - the 309 GTi is an vastly underrated car. And hearing you know of an Mi16 engine whereabouts, this surely has all the makings of a fine track car project/editorial special series...
Sorry to be away for so long, but i have to agree the 309GTi was greatly underated. I turned my last one into a little bit of a track machine on a budget(£522 spent inc purchase, top end rebuild, suspension rebuild and stainless exhaust).
It did three track days and the only fault i had was a broken bonnet catch, which is more than could be said for my friends Evo and Impreza which took about 15mins to lunch their engines!
It also did a road trip to LeMans, though i was glad i had left the interior intact for that.
Wish i hadnt sold it, but i had a need for something RWD!
If you have the oportunity, buy now before they all disapear!
Ok, can't resist. Cars I have owned:
Ford Capri 1.6
(Honda XL250, Yamaha XT250, Yamaha XT500 Supertrapp, Kawasaki Z650)
Hillman Hunter H120
Peugeot 205 GTI
BMW 2002 Tii
VW Bay Camper
Citroen CX 2000
Vauxhall Calibra 16v
Vauxhaul Calibra turbo
BMW 1.8i Cabriolet
Vauxhall Calibra 16v
Renault Laguna & Isuzu Trooper lwb
BMW 530D & Mitsubishi Pajero swb
OK, this is fun.. see if you can pick the theme, clue, ignore the first one!
1964 Ford Anglia, First car at age 16, older than I was
1973 Fiat 125, Bright red with lots of mods
1972 Fiat 125, Rusty, bought for the engine
1970 Fiat 125, Yes, another one... imitation 125T, cheap hack after being overseas
1978 Lancia HPE 2000, Very civilised transport
1988 Fiat Uno 70SL, Tardis, almost a sensible car
1984 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Gold Cloverleaf, Lots of electronic toys in a 1980s Alfa... hm....
1989 Fiat Croma CHT, Much better car than reputation might suggest
1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV, Daily driver for 7 years, still have it after 18 years, it's a keeper
1999 Fiat Marea Weekend 2.0, Excellent family transport, lovely 5cyl engine
1989 Fiat Uno Turbo, Yee hah, shame about the rust
1998 Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 TS, Beautiful and still going strong, son uses it now
2006 Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTDm, Wife's, but has my name on the paperwork too, so surely counts
2007 Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon 2.4 JTDm, Current daily driver, never thought the day would come that I'd own an auto diesel, but beautiful, and 400nm of torque has some appeal