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Old 15-03-2021, 08:09 PM   #21
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Old 15-03-2021, 09:25 PM   #22
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Dad had an orangey red Austin Allegro estate.
Black vinyl seats that would burn the skin off your thighs in the summer when us kids wore shorts.
No sun roof or back windows so suffocation during the summer whilst sat in the back while your thighs got pan fried on the seats.
Those were the days when dad would drive me and my friends to the seaside in the summer hols.
5 on the back seat.
4 or five in the rear loading area and still have other parents trying to convince him there's space to squeeze their extra kids in
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Old 15-03-2021, 09:39 PM   #23
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Dad had an orangey red Austin Allegro estate.
Black vinyl seats that would burn the skin off your thighs in the summer when us kids wore shorts.
No sun roof or back windows so suffocation during the summer whilst sat in the back while your thighs got pan fried on the seats.
Those were the days when dad would drive me and my friends to the seaside in the summer hols.
5 on the back seat.
4 or five in the rear loading area and still have other parents trying to convince him there's space to squeeze their extra kids in
My childhood right there. The heat in those seats was just incredible.
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Old 15-03-2021, 10:32 PM   #24
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We didn't have a car growing up.

My dad had a Honda C90 for going back and to work. God I used to hate going shopping with my mum every Saturday and having to lug it all back.

I was the first to learn to drive in our family, back in 98 I had a 81 fiesta pop.

My dads first car was a white 1.8 mk3 cavalier. my mum then learnt to drive and she had a T plate 306 meridian D Turbo. On an unusual note 1 passed first time, so did my mum and dad and then my brother all passed first time.

My eldest will probably remember my 306 xs.

My lad remembers me having 100's of cars, I was a trade plater while was at primary school and I brought a different car/van home every night for about 4 years.
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Old 15-03-2021, 11:00 PM   #25
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Matchless 650 with a double tandem style sidecar lol he never did learn to drive a car bless him.
His Mrs had a Triumph 2.5 PI
My mum had a Hillman Minx


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Old 15-03-2021, 11:49 PM   #26
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My Nan had 1 car her entire driving life, she passed her test when she was 41 years old and went out and bought a brand new 1972, L reg (first time around) Hillman Avenger 1500 super. That was gold with a vinyl roof, finally was sold to a banger racer in 2009 only had 40,000 miles on it. I remember them (baby poo) greenish brown vinyl seats, no head rests, The horizontal speedo, it never even had a radio in it. Don’t think it ever went over 45mph in its life.
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Old 16-03-2021, 09:16 AM   #27
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Pre-war Standard 8, through various lower range Fords, to an early Avenger GT (the first car I drove at over 100mph), to an import Fiat 124SS, (it had ‘messy stuff off a shovel’ performance for its day). He finished up with an automatic Golf. Ugh. A stroke at 89 stopped his driving.
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Old 16-03-2021, 10:22 AM   #28
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Not Top Gear related as I cannot stand the current Show but I spotted this Thread so though I would join in.

The first memory I have of my Dads Cars was in the late 80's, He had a Red MK2 Vauxhall Cavalier SRI with Brown Recaro's.

Think he replaced that with a E21 BMW 323I, Small Bumper Mk2 Golf GTI 8 Valve, Peugeot 309 GTI, E30 BMW 325i Sport.

Then he stopped buying Sports Cars and had some rather dull Cars for a number of Years until he did a Full Restoration on a White 1980 Triumph Dolomite Sprint which I have fond memories of watching and helping him with in the late 90's when I was a Teenager. He showed it at the NEC Classic Car Show around the Year 1999/2000 and then sadly due to a Divorce he moved away and sold the Dolomite Sprint for what was at the time a record £7000 as it was One of the best examples in the UK at the time.

He is now in his late 50's and I think he is having a mid life as after a very long break from Performance Cars he has recently gone out and bought 65 Plate BMW M5 F10...The 4.4 V8 Bi-Turbo one
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Old 16-03-2021, 03:47 PM   #29
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From memory so will probably miss a few.. (some shared with my mum as he had a Van for work)

Started out with Hillman Imp
Ford Escort mk1 and 2
Golf Mk1
Mini City
Metro Van
MG Metro 1300
Morris Ital??? Van (had the engine swapped for a 1800TC)
Talbot Samba
Ford Orion
Suzuki Supercarry Van
2x Ford Escort Vans
2x Rover 800's
Citroen Berlingo Van
Volkswagen Golf Mk V GT
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That's fantastic with the photos^^^ lovely effort thank you.
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