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Those wheels actually make it look quite good Pete, is that the actual one?

For me, the first car was an Austin A40 Farina. The killer feature was that the boot dropped down and the rear glass did this:


Here’s some spec (make sure you’re sitting down 8) )

948 cc A-series engine
45 mpg (not bad really)
0-60 in 3.56 seconds (OK 35.6, an easy mistake to make)
73 mph top speed

It could be considered the world’s first real hatchback if you really want to push the ‘pub talk’ to less credible limits. Not sure if you’d credit UK Austin bods or the designer (Battista Pininfarina) for this bit of forward thinking.

Does anyone have a car with some street cred as their first one?