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My brother had a Triumph Herald convertible. I have had many cars some terrible but some I loved. Had a TR7 which had a bad reputation but mine was fine. First car I had was an Hillman Imp which used more oil than petrol. I patched it that much with filler (as Chubby Brown said ) I knocked someone down and they died of asbestosis.

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35 minutes ago, bolt45 said:

My brother had a Triumph Herald convertible. I have had many cars some terrible but some I loved. Had a TR7 which had a bad reputation but mine was fine. First car I had was an Hillman Imp which used more oil than petrol. I patched it that much with filler (as Chubby Brown said ) I knocked someone down and they died of asbestosis.

I had a Fiesta that when the sun shone on the rear wing you could see the Cockerell on the corn flake packet that someone stick over a dent!

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1 hour ago, TommyH72 said:

Well I've just been looking at an item called "The 50 Best British Cars of all Time". Depressingly, of the 30+ cars I've had down the years theres not one on the list!!!!! Says a lot about my motoring prowess I suppose.

Had Minis-XJ6-Lotus7 (for a week until I got ins bill)-Siera-Herald-Viva-MGC roadster-MGMidget 1275 better-Rover SF1& 3500-Quashqi.

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Renault 12

Vw beetle

Chrysler alpine

Mazda323

Renault 12

Ford fiesta

Ford Sierra

Austin 310 (metro van)

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Ford fiesta (van)

Renault 21

Alfa Romeo 33

Ford escort

Ford escort (van)

Ford fiesta (van)

Alfa Romeo 156

Peugeot 306 cab

Peugeot Partner (van)

Toyota hilux 4x4

Toyota hilux 2x4

Peugeot 206

Ford Transit (van)

Toyota Granvia (motor home)

Vw beetle

Citroen c3

Audi A4

Fiat Panda

Audi A4

Thats it I think, there may be more but I dont think so!

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Austin A35 – Triumph Herald – Hillman Imp - VW Beetle – Ford Consul – Ford Corsair – Ford Escort Vauxhall Cavalier – Renault 18 – Land Rover (defender type but 1970 version) - Transit MiniBus  Peugeot 505 – Peugeot 405 – Rover 214 – Rover 400 – Nissan Primera – Vauxhall Vectra – Vauxhall Insignia – Vauxhall Astra ( not necessarily in that order)   

If anyone is interested!!  There have been more

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28 minutes ago, bazza45 said:

Austin A35 – Triumph Herald – Hillman Imp - VW Beetle – Ford Consul – Ford Corsair – Ford Escort Vauxhall Cavalier – Renault 18 – Land Rover (defender type but 1970 version) - Transit MiniBus  Peugeot 505 – Peugeot 405 – Rover 214 – Rover 400 – Nissan Primera – Vauxhall Vectra – Vauxhall Insignia – Vauxhall Astra ( not necessarily in that order)   

If anyone is interested!!  There have been more

My Gran had an A35!

The first car I remember of my dads was a 1949 A40 Devon.

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I dont know why but I once bought a Morris Minor. Picked my wife up who was horrified and insisted that I dropped her off round the corner from our house so that the neighbours didnt see her getting out of it. A friend of mine had an Heinkel Bubble car. The one that you lifted up the front to get in. Used to give me a lift home from work. Only trouble was the exhaust used to drop off every couple of miles. It was like being on a fairground ride with wheels.

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22 minutes ago, bolt45 said:

I dont know why but I once bought a Morris Minor. Picked my wife up who was horrified and insisted that I dropped her off round the corner from our house so that the neighbours didnt see her getting out of it. A friend of mine had an Heinkel Bubble car. The one that you lifted up the front to get in. Used to give me a lift home from work. Only trouble was the exhaust used to drop off every couple of miles. It was like being on a fairground ride with wheels.

My Dad moved up from a motorbike & sidecar to a Reliant 10 three Wheeler as used by chimney sweeps & similar, there was a noisy automotive experience for you, had to shout to be heard, if the front wheel missed the pothole the rear ones didn't. It was affectionately known as the tea chest on wheels.

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