Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by User, 10 Apr 2008.
That hole in the roof! Is that where the key went?
Nope. It's where the gold standard padlock + chain passes through on it's way round a lamppost...
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?
My first car was a mini. A bright red Mini CityE, bought brand new.
I like the matt black. Before long all cars are going to be matt.
Mine was called Thomas
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
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.
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
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.
I've seen that in Weoley Castle.
It's got big Bass Bins now.
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!
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.
Is it up for sale on ebay? blanking out the number plate stops people doing HP checks on it!
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