Your first motor stories


Meant to contribute to this for a while and then yesterday I found photo of first car. This was 1969 - Ford 105E Anglia. Bought for £7.6.11. I did it up and painted a fox on the boot - it was quite famous in South London. Sold it in 1972 - being a student could no longer afford to keep it - went for £75 to an Australian who drove it up and down the Kings Road


83 Lada Niva in council orange… Great fun when it was going, but it did spend a lot of time on the back of an AA truck. Sold it for the same as I bought it for so not all bad!


Honda CM125, it had an accident with a gas axe and a tin of black paint.


Not guilty :unamused:


One of these, Fiat Mirafiori; automatic choke a fucking joke (I’m a poet and I don’t know it) and it was just generally total shite even though it looked quite good. I think Mirafiori means something like full of love. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. No. NO… Good to get it out of the system after all,these years, thanks


Mine was a B reg Vauxhall Nova 1.2 ‘Niblick’ special edition, in a delightful shade of hearing aid beige. It was immaculate and I adored it. I owned it for 5 years and put 40,000 miles on it and I loved every single one of them.

I changed it for a 2.5 litre Senator and saw it a few months later - it had been in an accident and was quite badly smashed in at the rear. I was heartbroken and furious in equal amounts.


Ooh we had a 3l white Senator with all the toys, but I was upset my dad didn’t go for the Monza GSE.


Mine was a Morris Marina 1.8 in drab a green colour mottled by rust - had for two years before it blew up.


It did you a favour :wink:


The next was a Vauxhall Chevette. That lasted two years until the gearbox fell out.


Inspired choices, what next an Allegro or a Maestro?



escort - engine blew up
triumph spitfire - floor fell out
MG Metro - i wrote it off
Rover 218 - part-ex
Rover 420 or something - sold
MX5 - sold