December 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm #14848
For me it was a 1967 Morris Minor Van….December 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm #64833HippoDronesParticipant
learnt to drive in one of these:
LHD Lada Niva
but my first car was a Rover 216SE in blue…. its valves burnt out a week after I got it lolDecember 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm #64834
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 )
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?December 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm #64835ChampsParticipant
Wow, I must be really boring. My first car was a fiat punto!December 4, 2012 at 3:53 pm #64836
Not boring mate but still no street credDecember 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm #64837HippoDronesParticipant
not the actual one, those wheels iirc are the standard wheels put on back to front. Was a common mod as it gave it a wider stance and looked loads better. So ours looked similar as we’d done the same. Ours was hand painted with Hammorite Black along the bottom 50% and had proper chunky bull bars front and rear.
Am thinking about getting one again next year to replace the van as you can buy them new again in the uk:December 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm #64838
Hammerite and Ladas….. glory days!
Good trick with the wheels but if you turned them round surely you would have to drive everywhere in reverse?December 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm #64839ses310Moderator
Mine was given to me and was……. A Kia Pride complete with whitewall tyres!December 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm #64840
OMG… pictures please!December 4, 2012 at 11:18 pm #64841ses310Moderator
I havent got any pics of it, and did have a quick look on the net but didn’t find anyDecember 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm #64842
I havent got any pics of it, and did have a quick look on the net but didn’t find any
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRCyVuqcCB0[/youtube]December 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm #64843slimParticipant
started driving at ministocks & banger tracks around the country aged about 14, mini’s & old zephers mainly with the odd jag thrown in was driving on the road much too soon after in my mums “borrowed” maxi but my first legal car on the road was an odd little mazda that i swapped for a freezerDecember 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm #64844
started driving at ministocks & banger tracks around the country aged about 14, mini’s & old zephers mainly with the odd jag thrown in was driving on the road much too soon after in my mums “borrowed” maxi but my first legal car on the road was an odd little mazda that i swapped for a freezer
My Dad used to run a MkIII Zephyr, the one with the big wings.
I started driving at 12 in a Corsair 2000E in a feild in somersett before progressing to a Mk1 granada/Consul on the beach at Brean when 13/14, before winding up my pre-seventeen driving in a MkIII Cortina automatic on a disused airbase in Northumberland called RAF Brunton.
My poor old Minor came to a bit of a sticky end two weeks before my driving test…December 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm #64845Swindon AndyParticipant
My first was also a Corsair – a two door 2000GT V4December 9, 2012 at 11:42 pm #64846
My first was also a Corsair – a two door 2000GT V4
I used to think all the extra dials were so cool
Specs and pics of the Corsair here:
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