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Although you've just reminded me that my grandad had a white Montego Clubfoot estate new in about 1993,having been in my uncle's BT company-supplied one and been impressed. He hated his one so much it only lasted about two months before he took it back. It wound up as a taxi round Colchester but I can't remember all the reg, it was L-KAR. 

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We replaced the 1800 with this, some 700cc less but a fair bit faster.  I remember liking this one so much I bought a 128 myself when I started driving a few years later. It dissolved in front of my eyes, like most of them did but it was a fantastic wee thing for an 19 year old to drive.

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14 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

Bonus Crayford Cortina in the background! I'll find pics of the Super Minx, Cortinas, Dolomite and Sierra if I can...

It was absolutely mint too. Had the full tonneau cover for it too.
There was a gold RR Corniche convertible that often parked in the same place, and a Camargue across the road sometimes. We fairly lowered the tone of the street with our little Fiat!

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My father’s first car was a Standard Flying 9.

 

Early years included a Phase one Vanguard, BedfordCA van while building his own house and a company Anglia 105E (no Photos)

 

1963 was a brand new company Morris 1100 then the Cambridge estate was a hand me down company car from his boss so not brand new, followed by a new 1965 Victor 101 estate, 1968 Victor FD 2000SL saloon and back to used by choice Mercedes 220 SB.

 

This was followed by a couple of stop gap cars while he was on probation to find a new job as a building manager, after the company he had been working for failed and his Mercedes went. First was his own 1960 VW Beetle and the second a company MK1 Escort 1100 until his new Cortina arrived but he did not stay and started his own business which I will leave for another chapter.

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1 hour ago, Timewaster said:

That pic of the chap in the Standard 9, I'm pretty sure in an album somewhere there is anything almost identical picture of my dad in a Ford Pop(?) in the exact same pose.

Pre Wollard.

That is my Dad, but I don't know the year. My guess is 1950s as the Standard was quite old when he got it.

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8 hours ago, Spiny Norman said:

We replaced the 1800 with this, some 700cc less but a fair bit faster.  I remember liking this one so much I bought a 128 myself when I started driving a few years later. It dissolved in front of my eyes, like most of them did but it was a fantastic wee thing for an 19 year old to drive.

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Berkeley Street in Glasgow? Funny how over the yesrs it has changed so much yet still instantly recognisable! 

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I don't have much to hand, but I know there's extant 35mm prints of some of my folks' cars, which I really must hoke out and scan...

  • 1977 Citroen Dyane (orangey-red)
  • 1978 Morris Marina 1.8 Super Estate (Sandglow Beige)
  • 1982 Renault 18 GTL Estate (silver with wide blue dealer-option stripes)
  • 1987 Ford Sierra 1.8 LX Estate (metallic grey)
  • 1991 Ford Sierra 1.8 Chasseur Estate (Moondust Silver)
  • 1998 Renault Laguna 1.6 RT Sport (Venetian Red)
  • 2001 Citroen Xsara Picasso (greeny-blue)

Sadly, no pics exist for the earlier cars:

  • 1962 VW Beetle 1200 (hand-painted two-tone blue)
  • 1972 Fiat 500 (turquoise)
  • 1970 Morris 1000 Traveller (Old English White)
  • 1972(ish) Renault 4 (white)

(There's about 2cm of the R4 visible in a general pic of the garden of our old house, and that's it)

In the interim, here's a pic of myself engaged in the wholly futile business of trying to rustproof the Marina some 35 years ago...

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The Mk2 Granny belonged to the grandfather of my friend James, three doors up. It was the first car I'd ever seen with a sunroof.

 

 

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Ahh finally a thread appropriate to dump my parents shonky citroenfan history:

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My Dad had a habbit of rolling cars.  He came and picked me up from school in the red BX after it was rolled somewhere in Cheshire, and as I opened the door it fell off  in my hand - proper blues brothers style!

 

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 Heres a picture of my grandad hooning about the Welsh valleys in the 1971 Senior Service Hill Rally.

This was his first car. A 1950 Land Rover which cost him £50 in 1962. It was a wreck which he restored and eventually put a V8 into which was quite something in the late 60s. I don't know who started the trend of putting V8s into things but he mustve been one of the first.

He also drove it all the way to Norway, whilst towing a caravan. I can only imagine the great pain my grandparents suffered on that trip...

He sold it in 1977 for a more practical 1971 Rover 3500 and the car was taxed until 1992, but I'm hoping that OPA566 is still somewhere...

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33 minutes ago, shedenvy said:

Ahh finally a thread appropriate to dump my parents shonky citroenfan history:

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My Dad had a habbit of rolling cars.  He came and picked me up from school in the red BX after it was rolled somewhere in Cheshire, and as I opened the door it fell off  in my hand - proper blues brothers style!

 

Shedenvy what happened to AVL855X? Looks like it had been in a prang. 

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13 minutes ago, Eyersey1234 said:

Shedenvy what happened to AVL855X? Looks like it had been in a prang. 

Yeah that's another my dad rolled.  Had it from brand new too (1st pic).

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Here’s some more pics:

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Heres the Rover, complete with a Fisher Holivan no less. Apparently when towing that caravan you could actually see the fuel needle going down as you went. It was more economical to take the Mini as well as the Rover on holiday. Anyway this never actually left the family, it’s  in my grandad’s garage where it has sat since 1986.

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Moving on to some prime shite, here’s the Vauxhall Chevette Estate, won at an auction for £2000 back in 1981. It was a car owned by Vauxhall themselves originally, I think just as a service vehicle. It was Bright Copper Metallic (shiny orange) and lasted until 1983. This time my grandad did sell it but found it in a scrapyard a few years later. He kept seat covers in it so whilst the exterior had the properties of cardboard, the interior was as if it had just came out the showroom.

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Nevertheless, it was replaced with this beaut. A 1981 CX 2500D Super Safari! My grandad regards this as his favourite car he’s ever owned. It never once had a serious problem and took the family anywhere and everywhere. The picture was taken in Sweden circa 1986 (where it was accompanied by his father’s gold 1981 Citroen CX 2500D Pallas.

 

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And now a terrible picture picture of my grandad’s three Citroen’s. The BX initially replaced the first CX and the CX as pictured here’s replaced the BX in 1993. The AX replaced my nan’s three Metros and was actually bought due to the commercial airing (it had  car driving a French village around under a white sheet whilst everyone looked shocked, very late 80s I’m sure you’ll agree).

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