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Digindeep

What fun we had.....

After this weeks accident my Mucker was involved in.....been thinking back--
My first car, only it wasn't, it belonged to five of us The Gang "....we all put in X£'s...the driver inssured it...back then it cost about a tenner....
A30 or A35 van (pretty sure it was an A35 ) with windows  
"It were a real Puller"    pale blue, two single front seats, bench back seat and of course the 5th person could sit in the rear boot/ luggage space...It had 3 doors....

Now 'my first car'....my own.....pale blue (again)...(well it were beter than black)
Ford Consull....wait for it.....take a breath....."Soft top"...Yeah!  real McCoy......there's more.....Two bench seats...column change .......... 4 gears ...including reverse...

"Now that were a PULLER"....        


So what was your first car...how much was petrol  ?
Be honest...    then we can all guess your age...        
horace

First car was a Ford pop in light blue never drove it second two to make one Mk 1 Cortina as before never driven first one after passing my test a Vauxall Victor redg no UPL 314 F strangely enough also light blue
MrsWW

My first car was an Austin 1100 in British Racing Green.  Mum had owned it for a few years but then she upgraded to a "modern" car.  I bought the car off her for the princely sum of £30 - which I had to save up for and boy did that take a long time to save in those days!  When I bought it, I was 18 years old and the car was 23 years old  

There was no such thing as synchromesh (or whatever it is), when you wanted to go from 2nd to 1st gear you had to be stationary.  The button to dip the headlights was a button on the floor to the left of the clutch pedal.

I loved that car and washed and polished it every weekend    . . . back in the days when I had the time to wash and polish a car at the weekend.
Digindeep

Mrs WW...Second part of the question..."pricce of petrol"?  
Gotta be honest I had an 1100 and later a Vitesse...twin 'ed lights..soft top

Thinks to oneself "smarmy B' "...   ...

ps...BACK IN 66-68....bought a Vespa scooter..." Mod fing--coolman"   ooops!...never even road it.....cars were betta...

       
MrsWW

Blimey, now you're asking . . . . £1.23 per gallon of 4* rings a bell.
Digindeep

Ring of Bells was a local..garage...to me/us....


LESS than a half crown when I started driving...got to 'arf crown ...we were gonna give up...then came the petrol stike......5 BOB.....Huh!
hiho9

my first car was:
a metallic blue

ford

focus  

and still is  
Border

My first car was a primrose yellow 850 mini from 1958 with push starter between the front seats. I soon wrapped that around a tree.  

Next car was a red Triumph Vitesse mk2 convertible.

If my memory serves me correctly I seem to remember 4 star petrol was about 55p a gallon.

A packet of Rothmans was about 35-40p.

A pint of john smith's bitter about 25-27p

So you can see with a Vitesse, a Rothmans stuck in my gob at the tender age of 18, I thought I was the dogs bollox.  
Bazzer

Ford 105E van with rear seat, fold down conversion.
Light Blue.
confused

Ford Anglia 100E side valve engine, 3 speed gearbox,cream colour, petrol 4s7d per gallon, but i was flash !!! i bought mine in 5s units, just so i could flash a 10bob note!! Reg ESY 70, When i bought it ,it had done 54,000 miles,and the rear seats had hardly been sat in!! i sold it 4years later with 102,000, on the clock, and the rear seats were well used
Seabird

Mine was a battleship grey Morris Minor 1000 with red seats, reg. 695 XTD, bought in 1971.
Petrol was 6  shillings and eight (old) pence a gallon. About 36p in new money.
Digindeep

I'm lovin' these stories so far ...keep it up...
6s+8d per gallon.....Morris Minor.....great....
Angle Box....4s+7d a whole gallon...
58 mini,1958, Primrose yellow....Smooth......the "dogs"...

Ford Pop Pop....Two box's of matches...Swan for the bottom half and
Englands Glory on Top...      great 'ole motors    

"The Gang"...as the 'ole A35 Got sorta wrote off along the Cov Rd...just past....Elmdon Airport....We put together again!!!...

Humber (Sceptre..I fink..)...countryman....complete with hand crafted wooden sides...5...Yes 5 ...doors....'it were a bus'..  

Now this was well before MOT's.....An' cost us less than a tenner to buy....

It had a chassee.(sp).....except........eeer!
Sorta when you applied the brakes.......
The floor lifted...between the front and back seat.....    

Not kidding ..thats gospel...it was as though the car was going to fold in half.......front wheels were almost meeting the back wheels..  

An' we complain about the Kids today...Yeah Okay!...to be honest ..speaking for meself...at times it has to be tongue in cheek...


An' boy did we do some miles in that 'ole banger.....    

lilwitedogs

A '73 Dodge Dart.  Two door, automatic transmission, slant six engine, electronic ignition.  It was a metallic rust brown with a wide cream color stripe over the rear of the roof.  The thing was useless in snow, the electronic ignition was also useless if it was the least bit wet out.  I was really glad when we traded it for a Datsun B210 in '78.
Gasoline was $.40/gallon
Seabird

Aaah yes. the Coventry Rd by Elmdon airport...... I took my driving test round there!! (and passed, I might add)

(I also used to know the guy whose parents kept the newsagents by the willow trees....you'll probably know where I mean Digindeep)
lizzie44

I had for my first car an ex Btitish telecom Vauxhall Viva van in bright yellow. I loved it to bits - til it fell to bits!! Then a sucession of Landys of various vintages...at one time I owned one that was the same age as me!!! these days very boring  and drive a Peugeot estate..yawn! Love Lizzie
Bryggmester

My first vehicle was a J4 forward control ex post office van which I bought in order to sleep in the back when working away. It was very, very noisy, and started to fall to bits if you tried to get it going faster than 50mph. The electrics were awful and kept doing strange things. Eventually I had had enough of it and put in a for sale ad in the local paper, but it chose just then to break down in Heathrow staff car park. Even so, a punter went to look at it and was happy to take it off my hands. My present vehicle is a Landy 110 which I have had for 18 years.
Jake

My first car was a Ford Anglia 1000cc red C reg 1965?
Cost £60  next car was Hilman Minx Hunter shape hand painted white felt like shark skin to touch E reg 1 owner petol 50p per gallon
ClaireK

My first car was a Lada Riva, red in colour and naturally called Boris! Cant remember what I paid for petrol but it wasnt very much. I loved Boris and went everywhere in him. Still have a pic of him somewhere and can remember the reg. I was only 1 of 3 people (21 of us in total) on my course when I joined up that had a car. Now it seems your in the minority if you havent got a top of the range car when you join up

Claire
ClaireK

My first car was a Lada Riva, red in colour and naturally called Boris! Cant remember what I paid for petrol but it wasnt very much. I loved Boris and went everywhere in him. Still have a pic of him somewhere and can remember the reg. I was only 1 of 3 people (21 of us in total) on my course when I joined up that had a car. Now it seems your in the minority if you havent got a top of the range car when you join up

Claire
Stanley

My first motor was light blue with hastilly cut side windows, a windscreen that opened and one careful owner; £5  
The one owner being.........
Digindeep

Thought you would be more an Autin Healy type Stanley, white scarf  cap ect....well! at least going by your avatar....    
Stanley

Digindeep wrote:
Thought you would be more an Autin Healy type Stanley, white scarf  cap ect....well! at least going by your avatar....    


Strange you say that, I always fancied a frog eyed Sprite, but having a local brewery to support at the time, Never had the readies!
freckle

My first car was a Fiat Panda!!  Black with an orangey go faster stripe I think!!  It was from a liquidation sale so although was new it was actually a couple of years older than when we registered it which always confused the insurance guys!! What a tin can!! Most embarassing part was although I bought this when I was at college with my hard saved "pony fund", my dad thought it was such a good find that he bought an identical one for my older sister, and the reg plates were only 4 numbers out! Did we look pratts!      
sheffy

Our first car was a little blue mini back in 1966.  We called it "The Buzz Bomb" and loved it!
Christine

Never did learn to drive or own a car - can remember Dad's Ford Prefect in the late 50s/ early 60s when you could put 4 gallons in and get 2 old pence change from £1 and that was an expensive garage ......
petyar

Our first car was an Austin 7 Ruby saloon circa 1934. It was a great little car and I was allowed to drive it on a private road when I was about 10 years old. Max speed about 40mph with the wind behind - we used to take a packed lunch when visiting Aunt Marjorie in Bournemouth (about 50 miles away) as it took nearly half a day to get there.

After that we had a Ford 10 circa 1937. Never seen one since. It had the old Ford three speed box with reverse where 1st should be - caused many amusing incidents that did! It also had Ford's wonderful vacuum operated windscreen wiper (note the singular) which went slower the faster the engine revved.

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