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#31 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:07 AM

Ok here goes...1978 Fiat 126 De-Ville1980 Renault 5 1300 Auto1982 Renault 5 GTL1982 Renault 5 1400 Auto1983 Citroen Visa Super E1980 Mini 1100 Special1972 VW Bay Camper1986 Renault 5 TC1983 Fiat 127 Super 5 speed1995 Nissan Micra1986 Saab 9000i1991 Saab 9000S1961 VW Splitscreen Camper1972 VW Type 3 Fastback1972 VW Type 3 Varient1973 VW Type 3 Auto Fastback1972 VW 1303S1982 VW Passat GL5 Estate1983 Audi Coupe 5S2002 Ford Transit2005 Vauxhall Combo1995 Volvo 850 SE1991 Volvo 480 Turbo1978 Renault 5 TL1986 Peugeot 205 GLD1999 VW Golf SDi1984 VW Scirocco GL1980 VW Scirocco Storm1992 Renault Express1985 Renault B28 Flatbed1998 Saab 9-3edit: Just thought of some more1991 Rover 111 GSi1983 Austin Ambassador 1.7 HLSure there's some i've missed too.. :shock:

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:14 AM

Had around 60 vehicles since I passed my test in '86. These are the ones I can remember.'69 Ford Escort GT'71 Ford escort 1100'73 Vauxhall viva 1800 auto'75 Ford cortina 200gxl Estate '75 Ford Capri 1600'73 mini clubman estate '79 Ford Cortina 1600'82 Ford Cortina'85 Lada 1600 (dealer special with a body kit!!)'64 Mini Cooper'82 Skoda estelle'78 Fiat 900 campervan'85 Ford transit Mk11'79 Mini van (with 1380 fitted :) )'85 Ford orion 1600Rover P6 2000SCRover P6 2200TCRover P6 3500'95 Citroen xantia diesel'99 Citroen xantia diesel'88 Rover 213 SE'73 ford Capri mk1 1600'75 Triumph 2500'78 Mini Clubman'54 standard 10'85 Vauxhall carlton'79 Bmw 1600'89 hyundai pony'93 Citroen AX'75 Range rover V8'79 Range Rover fitted with Merc diesel'65 Land Rover swb V8'71 Land rover LWB fitted LPG'89 Volvo 480ES 1.7'94 Volvo 480 2.0'84 Mercedes W123 280 estate'95 Mercedes E220 (stolen, where are you M957AFL)'93 Mercedes E250 (daily driver, thinking of selling)'71 Morris minor van(still under restoration)

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:14 AM

Well I'm now at work so I copied and pasted my list into an Excel spreadsheet, and the grand total is 289 with motorbikes or 265 without. :shock: And I'm sure I've forgotten enough for the true total to be over 300. I need to get out more...

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:32 AM

There's some hugely impressive lists on here & my own offering is rather feeble by comparison but I'll enter into the fun nonetheless.'68 Cortina 1600E (stolen 2 weeks after I put her on the road) :( '78 Cavalier 1600 '81 Granada 2.8 8) '83 XR3 :oops: '85 Granada 2.3'87 BMW 528i'90 Golf 1.6 (worst car ever, I even broke down in the lions enclosure at Longleet safari park) :x '96 Fiat Brava :roll: '01 Megane (our baby came along so wanted something safe'ish)'96 Citroen ZX Estate td, qualifies for shite now I reckon but a great car & if you can find a clean one I'd recommend wholeheartedly.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:56 AM

Well I'm now at work so I copied and pasted my list into an Excel spreadsheet, and the grand total is 289 with motorbikes or 265 without. :shock: And I'm sure I've forgotten enough for the true total to be over 300. I need to get out more...

To buy even more cars?

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:23 AM

'Wuvvz is the ShiteLord indeed!But it’s not a competition, is it Pandamo?(He said desperately trying to make himself feel better about his short list :oops: )I can’t remember all the bikes I’ve owned, but here are some:Yam TY80 trials – my first ride3x Honda C70Suzuki LT80 quad5-ish 50cc auto mopedsYam 125 auto Beluga/Belingo/Bergamo ???Honda 125 supertouring scooter thing2x Yam 80 Townmate shaftdriveHonda Gyro-Up 3 wheels – twisted in the middle to go round bends!Honda Sonic 125 water-cooled shite imported from Thailand.And my daily now:Honda Dream 125.Currently car-less :cry: but I’ve had:1989 Mini City 1000 – 17th b’day present. Later fitted with MG Metro unit sleeper style. (Well I thought so at 18.)1973 Mini Clubman – rebuilt with a friend. 1986 Mini 1275GT lump – stopped using it when it pulled its own front end off.1980 Metro ASK 5W – had to scrap it before I could save the plates 1988 AX GT – Pulled it straight, couldn’t afford to insure it, so sold it on.1986 Lancia Y10 1100 – all LEDs inside. I fixed the suspension with Panda bits.1987 Panda 4x4 – Rustless – Bought for 40 quid, ran for a year, sold 350.1985 XR2 – can’t remember if I bought it or borrowed it for a while. 1991 Swift 1.6 GLX 4wd saloon – way underpowered for the great chassis.1992 Audi S2 Coupe – Big numb brute – my financial ruin.1991 Maestro 1.3 pov – Bought:50notes with a full tank and 5m T+T! Ran it for 18 months – couldn't kill it however hard I tried!1986 Mk4 Escort 1.3 5dr – Again bought for scrap money, ran it, MOT’d it and flogged on.1991 309 GTi Goodwood 5dr – Excellent drive and looked great (‘til I stuffed it and blew the head gasket getting home!) Still lost nothing on it.Loved them all and I’d have any again today – except the S2 which I grew to hate!

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:40 PM

It`s a bit complicated for me, not sure where the line between cars bought to sell and cars bought for myself but ended up sold is. If I counted every piece of old rammle I`ve ever handed over money for the amount would be ludicrous.Talking of Esperos, however, I once bought a 2.0 Auto example that had been used as an undercover cop car, and had also had some sort of swivelling easy-access passenger seat fitted, that actually came right outside the car. I figured out that if you got the timing right on a roundabout it could be employed as a very effective passenger ejector seat, and sadly although I had a long list of candidates in mind, I never got to put this into practice.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:51 PM

Remembered two more this morning: 1979 Austin Maxi 1750HL and 1992 Volvo 940 SE Turbo saloon.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:51 PM

Of course its not a competion, I would have liked to have seen more Ladas on the lists tho.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:10 PM

Hey Wuvvum, what were the 'Stang and Taurus like? Always wondered.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:21 PM

Hey Wuvvum, what were the 'Stang and Taurus like? Always wondered.

'Stang was one fo the worst handling cars I've ever driven. Quick in a straight line though (3.8 V6), made a great noise, and wonderfully tacky '80s American interior, complete with 85mph speedo. Nice looking car & comfortable, but absolutely lethal in the wet. Taurus was surprisingly good - almost European to drive, quick (140bhp 3.0 V6) with surprisingly competent handling, which contrasted with its column shift autobox and pimptastic red velour interior. I'd have another Taurus with no hesitation; Mustang I'd hesitate about but might buy one as a posemobile if it was cheap enough.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:29 PM

Excellent! They must be even worse when subject to the 'chain link behind the dash' RHD conversion, with 20 years of wear...

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:31 PM

Thats good news about the Taurus, was looking at one on Egay the other week and was very tempted. Will look for one proporly now i recon..

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:53 PM

I darent even think about this- it would drive me mad, or into the arms of the Samaritans!
Barkas,Datsun 411s, U11sssFiat 850, 1100's,124, 127, Stradas, Croma,Regata,Coupes,Gaz's,Isuzu 117,Bellel,BellettFord Taunus,Transit p/up, Nissan Pintara,Pug J7,505, MussoRenault 4,5,9's,12's,18's,Fuegos,21,25, Safrane, Colorale,Fregate's,Caravelle,Seat Ibiza,Ronda, Simca Aronde, 1100, Standard's (various),<p>Zast 313, Zaz 968's

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:12 PM

I always get confused between Taunus & Taurus....

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:28 PM

I'm sure if Mr Bickle did catalog all his car history on here, this topic would suddenly increase by a few pages at least!! :shock: :D :shock:

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:39 AM

If everyone were to only put on the cars which were on the road, I'm sure the list might shrink a bit!!!!!

1995 Volkswagen Golf 1.6CL - Dead. 

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 02:10 PM

Haven’t got time to go into a full list right now, though I did have a picture thread of the cars that saw road use earlier this year. Suppose I can add another 15-20 cars which were for spares or passed onto to others as projects, almost all the products of the same manufacturer.

This was the state of my driveway on a pleasant morning off last week after all three of my road cars got cleaned:

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Mrs SL’s Carina E missing and there’s still a dead 240K round on the back drive which is due to be collected very soon.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:00 PM

More old A+ / A series BL shite, Kent engined ford shite and XUD engined Citroen shite than I can remember, with a few oddball VW's and stuff thrown in for good measure. I seem to have owned every Fraud Fiesta ever made in the 80's at some point. :roll:

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:56 PM

1976 Yamaha FS1E1980 Suzuki GP1001978 Kawasaki KH2501980 Suzuki X71983 Mitsubishi Mirage 1979 Mitsubishi Celeste1984 Nissan Bluebird SGL1986 Hyundai Pony GLS1986 Toyota Corolla GT Coupe - AE861983 Honda CBX550FII1981 Yamaha XJ5001986 Suzuki GSX-R7501989 Nissan Sunny1993 Mazda 121 DB "Bubble"1995 Nissan 240SX1994 Honda Civic1999 Proton Persona SiI've been lucky that most of the time I get a vehicle provided by my employers but off the top of my head those are the ones I've owned.
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:59 PM

lol, even when i had company cars, i kept buying random shite to play about with!

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:14 PM

1971 VW Beetle 13001985 Austin mini 10001989 VW Golf Driver1971 VW Beetle wizard roadster1995 Vauxhall Astra 1.8 16v Sport Estate1997 Mazda 323F ZXi V61967 VW Beetle1991 Rover mini 10001990 Rover mini Racing Flame1980 vauxhall Cavalier sports hatch1994 Rover mini 1275 sprite1990 Rover mini Racing green1971 Austin mini 10001978 Mazda B1800 pickup1975 Mazda 929 Coupe1977 Mitsubishi Celeste 2000GT1988 VW Transporter van1973 Datsun 1200 Estate1978 VW Golf GTi1991 Mitsubishi Colt 1.8 GTi1987 Mitsubishi Lancer1996 Vauxhall Astra 1.7td estate

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 12:47 PM

1983 Mitsubishi Mirage

Can I just confirm that this would have been a MkI Colt? It's confusing....in those days things were badged as Colt as if Colt was the company then later on Colt became the model & Mitsubishi the company.....have I got that right? So was Mirage the model name pre Colt as the model or was it just a special edition & Colt was still the model, but they just didn't put the company name Mitsubishi onto their cars at that time?

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:06 PM

The Colt Car Company Limited is a privately owned business established in 1974 as part of Mitsubishi Motors' global expansion programme for the purpose of importing and distributing cars and light commercial vehicles in the United Kingdom.[2] For the first decade of its existence, British market Mitsubishis were sold under the "Colt" marque.It is a 51/49 joint venture between Colt Automotive Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.[3][4] Three subsidiary companies exist: Spitalgate Dealer Services, which specialises in dealer wholesale stocking, Shogun Finance, the retail finance company, and Colt Cars Mid West, which owns eight Mitsubishi dealerships across the south of England.[2]From Wikipedia :)

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:14 PM

Now I'm confused :? Mr Regie...
Maybe this will help or just confuse things further...?
I know I'm in the wrong country :oops:

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^ Mitsubishi MirageII


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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:51 PM


1983 Mitsubishi Mirage

Can I just confirm that this would have been a MkI Colt? It's confusing....in those days things were badged as Colt as if Colt was the company then later on Colt became the model & Mitsubishi the company.....have I got that right? So was Mirage the model name pre Colt as the model or was it just a special edition & Colt was still the model, but they just didn't put the company name Mitsubishi onto their cars at that time?
Well the "Colt" is really what was also referred to as the Lancer or Mirage in this particular case.

My old "Mirage" was normally called a Colt over in the UK as far as I'm aware. This one here is one that I bought in Germany while in the Army:

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In the US I see the 1990's "Colts" badged as "Mirage" but now even in the US they have reverted to the "Lancer" name.
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 02:13 PM

I have been driving since 1992, and have varied between sensible and project/cla**ic.1977 Ford Cortina 13001979 Peugeot 504 Ti1990 Rover 214 Si1989 Renault 25 GTS1975 Hillman Avenger 16001978 Ford Cortina 2.0 GL1992 Montego 1.6L1982 Ford Granada 2.0L1989 Fiat Tipo 1.41992 Rover 820 SLi1975 Hillman Avenger 1600 (not on the road during my ownership)1979 Austin Allegro (never roadworthy and scrapped)1997 Nissan Micra 'shape' - no rear wiper!1997 Citroen Saxo 1.11997 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Lx above three were company cars during a year at a dealer group - as you can see I held a very senior position!!!1968 Austin 1100 auto1999 Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX (now my aunts)1988 Mercedes 190 2.6 Auto1999 Rover 75 2.0 V6 (most comfortable car)2003 Mazda 6 2007 Ford Mondeo 2.0 'Edge' Fastest car I have ever driven was a 2000 ish Lexus IS200 at about 120mph round the Millbrook test track on a 'company car test day' - some PR person misunderstood my business card and erroneously throught I was the Fleet Manager for Cardiff University, whereas I was actually a graduate student researching the fleet market at Cardiff University - who was I to refuse the invitation :lol:!!??

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 04:50 PM

I did post mine up on here once I think. Too big a list to do again but needless to say the list is several lines longer since the last time I posted it. What I've always lacked in quality I have made up for in quantity. :lol:

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 09:49 AM

The Colt Car Company Limited is a privately owned business established in 1974 as part of Mitsubishi Motors' global expansion programme for the purpose of importing and distributing cars and light commercial vehicles in the United Kingdom.[2] For the first decade of its existence, British market Mitsubishis were sold under the "Colt" marque.It is a 51/49 joint venture between Colt Automotive Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.[3][4] Three subsidiary companies exist: Spitalgate Dealer Services, which specialises in dealer wholesale stocking, Shogun Finance, the retail finance company, and Colt Cars Mid West, which owns eight Mitsubishi dealerships across the south of England.[2]From Wikipedia :)

So Colt was used as the name of their small car as a tribute to the Colt brand after the Colt brand name stopped being used? So the earliest MkI Colts were called Colt Mirage (Mitsubishi Mirage in other markets) until the 80s when they changed to Mitsubishi Colts? It's a good job it happened that way around else we could have ended up with Colt Colts...... :? :lol:

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 10:41 AM

My car ownership started in 1992 in the following order1983 Renault 20 TS - Never driven on the road as it was pranged, but spent the summer of 92 honing my bodywork removal skillz :lol: 1986 Fiat Panda 750L - First Road legal car1985 VW Polo 1.3 1989 Fiat Tipo 1.6 DGT1992 Fiat Tipo 1.9 TDSX1993 Fiat Tempra Estate 1.9TDCurrently own2000 Fiat Brava 105 JTD - Current Daily Shiter1988 Fiat Panda 1000CL - This is my Weekend Shiteabouter1986 Fiat 126 FSM - Engine currently out for a rebuild1985 Fiat Panda 45CL - In hibernation during the winter1991 Fiat Panda 750L - Sornedand1978 Fiat 900T Citivan - This is my current restoration project

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1999 Fiat Marea Weekend 130 JTD
1991 Panda 4x4 Sisley
1991 Panda 750L
1986 126 FSM

1985 Panda 45CL
1981 127 Fiorino
1978 900T Citivan
1968 Lombardi Grand-Prix (a very long term project)

 





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