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Old 25-03-2021, 09:44 PM   #71
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Although my dad had a few cars in his time, the one that sticks out for me because it was the first car I remember:

Mk2 Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia X. Metallic Green with Cream Leather interior.

This was followed by a Sierra XR 4x4 which got Stolen.

Edit: What is funny, is I love old Fords. I detest anything newer from the Blue oval after that period. Bizarre I know but it must be due to fond memories of my Dad.
Bit of a funny story regarding a Sierra. A bloke I know bought a brand new Sierra Cosworth which was sent to Turbo Technics, another mate loved to copy him, so he did exactly the same. He drove it home, jumped out of it then called the other mate to tell him that he had one too. Thing is, he didn't put the handbrake on in his rush to brag, the brand new Cosworth very gracefully rolled backwards down the hill into his large ornamental pond.
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Old 26-03-2021, 12:06 AM   #72
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My first car memory was throwing up in the back of my dad's A reg Fiat Uno as a very small child. I was really upset at leaving my grandparents after visiting for a two week holiday. I could only have been two or three but it's still very vivid! I don't think my dad was too impressed.

That was then followed by a G plated Vauxhall Cavalier as a company car, and then a new J plated Fiat Tipo 1.4 which still had carbs and a choke. In 1991 this must have been one of the last carb'd cars sold in the UK new. As a consequence I really have a thing for Italian cars, have owned a fair few and would love a Tipo Sedicivalvole to restore.

This was then followed by a Vauxhall Frontera Glacier 2.4 petrol in Glacier Green. The motoring press hated these but I thought it was the best thing ever as a kid. It could go off road and was great for big outdoorsy trips to the north of Scotland, well before it became trendy amongst the ******gram generation (my family's from up that way anyway).

That went when he changed company and got a Cavalier GSI 2000 (the 2WD one) for a bit as a pool car before his ordered Mondeo Mk2 2.0i arrived. After three years this was then swapped for another Frontera, this time a Mk2 W reg in Satin Red. Another petrol which struggled to beat 20mpg! A further company change brought a swap to a pool car 1.8 K series Freelander in metallic hearing aid beige. It might have been favoured in the press over the Frontera, it may have been the top spec HSE but it was an absolute turd. Hideous PVC leather seats rather than the comfy Vauxhall velour (I still think leather is utterly crap as a seat covering), an engine that blew two head gaskets, utterly woeful off road and on slushy snow and pretty uncomfy compared to the Vauxhall. Except Land Rovers were trendy and Vauxhalls weren't...

With the next company change he bought a 2002 Honda CRV new just as they had been released but as this coincided with me turning 18 and doing less as a family I didn't spend as much time in that car, although I now own it and it has it's own thread on here.

Of all the cars the Tipo, Mondeo and original Frontera are the ones I look back on with fond memories. I'd actually quite like to have a Frontera and Tipo sat there as modern classics but a) I have no space, b) no time and c) there aren't any left!
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My dad currently has a 335D and before that had a Leon FR. however the vehicle I always remember from when I was younger was a horribly bright blue escort van that he used for work and (if I was unlucky enough) pick me up from school in. I used to despise that van and hated whenever he used to pick me up.
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My first car memory was throwing up in the back of my dad's A reg Fiat Uno as a very small child. I was really upset at leaving my grandparents after visiting for a two week holiday. I could only have been two or three but it's still very vivid! I don't think my dad was too impressed. !
One of my first cars was a Fiat Uno, loved it
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Transit Van, tinted windows

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Old 15-06-2021, 10:34 PM   #76
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Found a few more photos today of my dads cars, my mum got a machine to upload slides to the computer. The picture of the imp was blurry to start with sorry, the really old car was my grandad's, and obviously the race car at Silverstone wasn't his unless there's something he's not telling me











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Oh wow, they look amazing motors and memories there
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Here's a few pics of cars in my family history.

Prob have more, so as soon as I find them, I'll post.

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I remember an Austin A40 a Triumph 2000, a Cortina mk2 and a mk3.
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