My first car

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  1. User

    User Guest

  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    Nogland
    That hole in the roof! Is that where the key went? :blush:
     
  3. Nope. It's where the gold standard padlock + chain passes through on it's way round a lamppost... :blush:
     
  4. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Around and about
    Why blank out the number plate. If it was you fisrt car it'll be ages old now, and probably long since scrapped. OR, did you have a personal number plate, like PEN 15 or something?
     
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    My first car was a mini. A bright red Mini CityE, bought brand new.
     
  6. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I like the matt black. Before long all cars are going to be matt.
     
  7. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Mine was called Thomas :blush:
     
  8. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Was it a proper clubman MisterP or was that the fibreglass Clubman front end that was popular for a while.
    850 or 1000. I assume its not a 1275 , they dont look like 12 inch wheels.

    Nice cars anyways. I used to love Minis.

    My first one was a 1960 850. MKS 988 was the reg ( i can remember plenty of my old reg nos)...Black..i got it in 1976, so it was at the end of its life then.. Knackered the engine, driving it like a lunatic :blush:
     
  9. longers

    longers Veteran

    We picked up someone's Mini once and moved it round the back of the sixth form block and put it in the garden over a pond.

    Lovely cars, mum had a couple and a few friends had them too.
     
  10. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough

    This was a double edged sword with old cars. You could learn how to do your own maintenance..because you had to, the boomin things were'nt too reliable. Wouldnt know where to start nowadays if you were still 17. I got immense pleasure from learning car maintenance on mine. A neccessary evil though.

    One of my later cars had a 1300 engine in, albeit a standard version. A female friend of mine had a saloon with a souped up 1300 in it. The freekin thing was sooooo powerful, you couldnt get any traction when pulling away...all it did was wheelspin everywhere :blush:
     

  11. Same here - Mine was sky blue when I got it and I resprayed it British Racing Green!
    I slid down a hill in the ice and front ended it in a bank and it just bent up the whole front was pushed half way up the windscreen. Carried on to work and bent it all back in my lunch break.

    Depressing thing is I could change a gearbox in that (and add overdrive) but I doubt if I can find the sparkplugs on my present car.

    The one I pine over is my Dolly Sprint, it had a full length webasto sunroof. Super cool car, would leave anything behind from the lights.
     
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I've seen that in Weoley Castle.

    It's got big Bass Bins now.
     
  13. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    My first car was a crapy Hillman Minx which I swapped with my brother in law for his soft to Morris Minor. Now that was a car!
     
  14. User482

    User482 Guest

    My mum had a mini clubman 1100. Cool car, but a little prone to rust. I remember when she had a puncture - the jack went straight through the jacking point.
     
  15. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Is it up for sale on ebay? blanking out the number plate stops people doing HP checks on it!
     
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