Your First Car - What Was It?

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Dear All

I said good-bye to a good friend last week. Together we have been on numerous long journeys together and enjoyed wonderful adventures. My friend was always there, waiting patiently wherever I went.

Towards the end my friend started to creak in places but that didn't seem to matter.

My friend had a good wash and a scrub before she went and looked amazing. I could see what looked like tears rolling down my friend's front. I too had a tear or two. My friend is off to a good new home and I'm looking forward to meeting a new friend - a younger version. Still hard to say good-bye. And I can't believe I got so emotional over a CAR but I did!

It got me thinking about my first car. My first car was a .....Triumph (cool so far) Acclaim!
(v.uncool!)

So what was your first car? Love to hear from you, please post below.
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Tim
First car yep that would be a 1958 Austin A 35 998cc and yes I still have some bits
some where for it Image
First car was an EK Holden, 1961, and I still have some of its parts, too. Image
I had a Ford Anglia.
It was not a boy racer car as I inherited it from a relative and it was reasonably new.
I can remember some of my friends wanted me to change it for something different but I did not.
I kept it for about 4 years and the relative said he thought a white Cortina would be nice and offered me a good portion of the money for it.
We went to the garage and the sales man said he could give us a better deal on a blue one.
My relative and myself agreed to compromise. Personally I thought it was better than white.

Brian
Alpha Romeo Sud: one of the best and fastest 1300cc hatchbacks of its generation, the flat four engine delivered a huge amount of power, but sadly it was also a rust-trap. I quickly replaced it with an Audi GT 2000cc - not the quattro, but pretty impressive nevertheless, and had the pleasure of driving it over the Alps one summer. Since then I've driven a Rover 2000, a Volksvagen Golf, a Vauxhall Zafira, a Nissan Note and my present car, an all electric Nissan Leaf. Of these the Leaf is my favourite: quiet and very fast, charges off the solar panels on my roof or cheap rate night-time power, and costs about 2p per mile to run.
I nearly bought an Alpha Sud back in the 80s, until I realised how rusty they all were Image
Technology has moved forwards a lot since those days. I was a bit disappointed by the Zafira, only got 125,000 miles out of it from new before getting the scrappage bonus: whilst the Audi and the Rover both got way into the 180,000+ zone before croaking, though I still managed to sell them on as going concerns.
Ours was an old Riley , with a wooden dashboard that shone like glass & that was about the best thing i can say about it , it was a load of rubbish , we never did get it out the garage & it never ever went on the road , but we spent many happy hours sitting in it , polishing that blo--y dash Image
I've had 27 cars (I think) the first of which was a Hillman Avenger. Looked horrible with a hand painted black finish. It belonged to friends who kept their dogs in it and I bought it for 4 and a half pints of ale (3 pints for him, 3 halves for her). Ran it for a year before I scrapped it.

Tim, I've had 2 Acclaims and thought they were great, well the first one was. Very nippy and economical too. Good enough to get me through a couple of years of cheap motoring while at Yooni.
1. Bright yellow Mini - could see me coming for miles Image
2. Black Metro 1100 - always needed cleaning !
3. White Metro 1100 - trashed by joyriders Image
4. Burgundy Metro 1100 - stolen from outside the garage where it had gone for it's MOT Image
5. Turquoise Metro 1100 - just got old and I fancied a change Image
6. Red Nissan Micra - changed for a car that went "vroom" Image
7. Red Peugeot 206 - too small for Mum's wheelchair
8. Red Nissan Note - too clunky and too big after Mum passed away
9. Ice Blue Peugeot 207 - just right for little 'ol me Image

As you can see I had a 'thing' about the Metro ! Roomiest small hatchback I've ever driven - transverse engine block allowed for masses of leg room in the front - even my 6'4" nephew-in-law wasn't cramped Image
What a great subject....
I passed my test in 1991, first car was a ford fiesta pop1 beige thing. YBU 794Y. Had it years. Then I had a red Vauxhall Nova. J524 PPP. Next was a vauxhall Corsa. S640 ACP. The corsa is still going strong. My BF is driving round in it. I gave it to him when my dad was given a motability car. Bar the motability car, (Golf)...The vauxhall Nova was the best...it did over 200k miles...it has been all over the UK. I have to hand it to my dad though. It was his trade. He was a motor mechanic. It has been down to him for keeping the tin boxes going. He did me proud! xx