What was it?

Mine was a Rover Metro

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Ford 8, 1926 no radio, no heater and vacuum assisted windscreen wipers and indicators that flicked out from the central door pillars.

It also had a starting handle, to crank the engine if it failed to start on the battery in the cold weather.

It was at least warmer than the Lambretta.

Hillman Avenger

As 16/17 year old.

Beach buggy,short w/base.Blue think reg was BL20 0H

Rover


A Ford Escort.  

Oh and Jezza juniors have just bought their first too. 

Rover Montego - pioneer stereo and amp I bought for it worth about twice as much as the  car 😎


Bentent wrote:


I think I’ve just seen Munkle razz down Camden high street in one of those.

The flush cunt!

Bentent wrote:

Rover Montego - pioneer stereo and amp I bought for it worth about twice as much as the  car 😎


Dad used to have a Montego MG. As a kid thought it was amazing. There was something special about the MG badge back then as a kid!

Bally wrote:Hillman Avenger

Mine too. Brown (apart from a red front wing) with a vinyl roof. Ugly as fuck. The Avenger Tiger was a looker though. Always wanted one and worth a fortune now. 

Had to Google the Hillman Avenger. Pretty cool.
Did anyone Lee nick the badges off cars as a kid?

Vauxhall Cavalier

Failed my driving test in the UK, first car was a massive ugly green Ford Thunderbird.


From left Lynn, Janet, Me, Jeff front seat of the T-Bird, Malibu 1980.


GynnSquarePhoenix wrote:

Failed my driving test in the UK, first car was a massive ugly green Ford Thunderbird.


Where's the headlights?
GynnSquarePhoenix wrote:

From left Lynn, Janet, Me, Jeff front seat of the T-Bird, Malibu 1980.


Thats fucking ace.

GSP, you mentioned  your driving test, something I found odd about the States was having obtained a New York state driving licence and then moved to Florida had to obtain and pay for a new FL licence   and  several hundred dollars  in tax for taking and registering the car as well.

Does this apply moving from one state to another across the whole  country, it  would make more sense having a  countrywide licence.

^ Correct, you have a year to get a new license in your state and six months to change the car reg plates to your new state. The only way of enforcing it is if you get stopped by the cops twice within the year, but you are more likely to get pulled over if you have out of state plates.
GynnSquarePhoenix wrote:

From left Lynn, Janet, Me, Jeff front seat of the T-Bird, Malibu 1980.


Great pic 
GynnSquarePhoenix wrote:

From left Lynn, Janet, Me, Jeff front seat of the T-Bird, Malibu 1980.


Driver looks fucked.
Jeff, still a close friend. Fresh off a plane from London. Driving stoned down Sunset Boulevard to Pacific Coast Highway with Steely Dan playing.."Drive west on Sunset to the sea" ...was always our welcome initiation for visiting friends.