Pictures of your old cars?

Raiden

Registered User
Been loading up my loft with **** this weekend and I came across some old pictures of my Golf GTI's I used own. I totally thought I lost these pictures as some of the youth today when I talk to those who know there cars are like wow you used to have a MK1.

The MK1 GTI I think was my third car but it was my first fast one which I suppose at 19 wasn't bad. I think I blew it up twice and got my hands on a 16v MK2 which I also blew up. I remember my dad doing his nut as I never checked the oil on them and I thought I was Paul Walker back then. I wish back in 2001 I looked after them and kept at least one seeing as there worth money now. Sure I paid £750 for the MK1 and £600 for the MK2 and I would hate to think what they would be worth now.

Anyone got pics of any old VAG,Ford etc they used to have back in the day?

 

Scottyg

Registered User






Lastly, not my best choice!!! Rattled and was as slow as a week in the jail.


Don't have pics of my Scirocco! Wish I had taken some now you've put this thread up!
 

harvey01

Registered User
my m3 I just sold and my work van I'll see if I can dig out some of my old cars
 

Attachments

  • IMAG0402.jpg
    IMAG0402.jpg
    1.8 MB · Views: 201
  • 20160126_083808.jpg
    20160126_083808.jpg
    2.6 MB · Views: 271

Maxxed_Ross

Registered User
I love these threads... brings back so many memories - not all of them happy!

I started off in 2005 with a little MG ZR Rallye II edition. Wasn't fast but it handled like it was on rails

10629851_931942173497607_6137310356981407140_n.jpg




Then upgraded that late 2007 for the car I wanted when I bought the ZR but couldn't afford - a V6 MG ZS 180. Being an ex-longbridge staff car it had almost every option on it. I spent an absolute fortune on this car with Janspeed manifolds, de-cat, custom made duplex system and the carbon fibre air intake off one of the old MG / JUDD MGX concept cars. When it only made 7bhp more than standard on the dyno I fell out with it a bit...

1915487_102299146461918_6212139_n.jpg


... and bought the Dark Lord, Prodrive RB320 number 316 - known as "Darth", because if he needed a company car it would be one of these!

Built by Prodrive for Subaru in 2007 in memory of Richard Burns and limited to only 320 examples world wide. I'll probably never sell this one.

12030557_1064097883615368_1878346221208097383_o.jpg



From here the time line splits slightly. Just before I sold the MG ZS I bought another car to use as a bit of a weekend toy - here starts the story of the "daily driver"

First one was a 1994 Defender 90. Again silly amounts of money was spent - but due to being young and dumb I abused it a bit. Eventually it went wrong more often than it was worth so was sold off.

1917054_101522423206257_4673074_n.jpg


That was swapped for something a bit more practical in the form of a 1.9 Astra Estate. We really wanted a VXR but needed an estate for my partners Day Care job - so I built one

252939_219606741397824_5940224_n.jpg



I liked it so much, I built myself a van to match


198107_202163439808821_4662776_n.jpg


But unfortunately the van had to be sacrificed to pay the first house deposit. I do miss it

Here the time line splits again, but this time a bit more extreme - track cars!

First one was my first love, the MG ZR - but this time with a 300bhp 2.0 turbo


1915487_102032073155292_597430_n.jpg


That was swapped for something a little mad - MG BTCC Chassis EX259. it has it's own Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ex259) for those who want to see the full crazy journey

40383_148053295219836_6621088_n.jpg



Then came another Defender project - this time a 1994 88" hybrid. I bought it as an unfinished project - but in reality it actually needed stripped back and started again! I was happy with the results though

318454_284463624912135_4928401_n.jpg



That was swapped for something a little newer and rarer - my 2001 Tomb Raider 110. One of only 200 ever made

10460206_794896947202131_2050359913604372178_n.jpg



She's an expensive monster in need of some restoration... but I love her!

Next up was a change of daily driver. The Astra estate started to really show it's age, so the second brand new car came along - a 2011 Volvo C30 Polestar Edition

1048381_608632552495239_1735283264_o.jpg


And that's the only decent picture I have of it. It was in the dealers more than it was on the drive. Went through 2 starter motors and a timing belt before it was a year old, doors constantly froze shut because the door seals were terrible and it sounded like a tractor when cold after it made a very strange noise on starting one morning. Volvo were a nightmare to deal with and eventually it just had to go

Replaced by a 2010 Freelander 2


11174827_978339285524562_1423843280283268232_n.jpg


And that's the car traded in for the Avant... so up to date!
 

-Ju-

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
Well my first car was a Vauxhall Viva, but thank god that was before digital cameras and the internet.
Some memorable ones along the way we're
Mk1 fiesta supersport
Mk4 xr3i
Renault 21 turbo
Peugeot 405 mi16 lemans

And then the ones I have pictures of

LCR

A3 3.2

330cd

Another 3.2

First S3


R36

E93 335i


Current 2 steeds

 

45bvtc

The Older I Get The Better I Was
Supporter
Gold Supporter
So after the Europa came a Lotus Elan +2 S130/5 that we kept for 20-years (don't swap cars too often):

PLUS 2_115.jpg

And to accompany that a Lotus Elan Sprint 5 (purchased as a wreck and restored of a 12-month period) and we kept that for 37-years (both 100% self-maintained):

Sprint xx.jpg

And the Sprint comes back occasionally for some TLC:


 

xpoweruk

TTTS 8J Smile Machine
I love these threads... brings back so many memories - not all of them happy!

I started off in 2005 with a little MG ZR Rallye II edition. Wasn't fast but it handled like it was on rails

10629851_931942173497607_6137310356981407140_n.jpg




Then upgraded that late 2007 for the car I wanted when I bought the ZR but couldn't afford - a V6 MG ZS 180. Being an ex-longbridge staff car it had almost every option on it. I spent an absolute fortune on this car with Janspeed manifolds, de-cat, custom made duplex system and the carbon fibre air intake off one of the old MG / JUDD MGX concept cars. When it only made 7bhp more than standard on the dyno I fell out with it a bit...

1915487_102299146461918_6212139_n.jpg


... and bought the Dark Lord, Prodrive RB320 number 316 - known as "Darth", because if he needed a company car it would be one of these!

Built by Prodrive for Subaru in 2007 in memory of Richard Burns and limited to only 320 examples world wide. I'll probably never sell this one.

12030557_1064097883615368_1878346221208097383_o.jpg



From here the time line splits slightly. Just before I sold the MG ZS I bought another car to use as a bit of a weekend toy - here starts the story of the "daily driver"

First one was a 1994 Defender 90. Again silly amounts of money was spent - but due to being young and dumb I abused it a bit. Eventually it went wrong more often than it was worth so was sold off.

1917054_101522423206257_4673074_n.jpg


That was swapped for something a bit more practical in the form of a 1.9 Astra Estate. We really wanted a VXR but needed an estate for my partners Day Care job - so I built one

252939_219606741397824_5940224_n.jpg



I liked it so much, I built myself a van to match


198107_202163439808821_4662776_n.jpg


But unfortunately the van had to be sacrificed to pay the first house deposit. I do miss it

Here the time line splits again, but this time a bit more extreme - track cars!

First one was my first love, the MG ZR - but this time with a 300bhp 2.0 turbo


1915487_102032073155292_597430_n.jpg


That was swapped for something a little mad - MG BTCC Chassis EX259. it has it's own Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ex259) for those who want to see the full crazy journey

40383_148053295219836_6621088_n.jpg



Then came another Defender project - this time a 1994 88" hybrid. I bought it as an unfinished project - but in reality it actually needed stripped back and started again! I was happy with the results though

318454_284463624912135_4928401_n.jpg



That was swapped for something a little newer and rarer - my 2001 Tomb Raider 110. One of only 200 ever made

10460206_794896947202131_2050359913604372178_n.jpg



She's an expensive monster in need of some restoration... but I love her!

Next up was a change of daily driver. The Astra estate started to really show it's age, so the second brand new car came along - a 2011 Volvo C30 Polestar Edition

1048381_608632552495239_1735283264_o.jpg


And that's the only decent picture I have of it. It was in the dealers more than it was on the drive. Went through 2 starter motors and a timing belt before it was a year old, doors constantly froze shut because the door seals were terrible and it sounded like a tractor when cold after it made a very strange noise on starting one morning. Volvo were a nightmare to deal with and eventually it just had to go

Replaced by a 2010 Freelander 2


11174827_978339285524562_1423843280283268232_n.jpg


And that's the car traded in for the Avant... so up to date!
I remember a few of those from XPF :)
My favourite old motor was my MG ZS 180 :)






 
Last edited:

mookster

Registered User
Nice to see some good old Brit machines, and some Jap quality in there too. I tend to keep hold of motors for a while so not got a huge amount to tell.

After beginning in a bright orange Austin Allegro for four years (for my sins) I upgraded to a 1.3 Fiesta. That gave way to my first 'performance' car - a Rover 216 GTI Twin Cam in white. Nice motor but head hurting rpms required when cruising. So, changed for a 220 GSi turbo, upgraded to a 220 turbo coupe, had to downgrade to a 220 GTi then finished with another 220 GSi turbo, which got some work done... sorted suspension, BBK, engine fettling and a Quaife ATB diff, was quite the little beasty. Even managed to upset a few Lotus Elise owners on a track day at Rockingham :D

220_07.jpg


At the same time I had this I bought a '91 Toyota Celica GT-Four RC, which I still have. This has been stupidly modified, latest 'investment' is a 2.2 stroker kit with Haltech Elite ecu amongst a whole list of other things. Should have this back on the road in the next few weeks after that work;

rufusnude2small.jpg


rufusnude3small.jpg


The Rover was replaced by a '99 Nissan Sylvia S15 Spec R Aero. This was pleasant - already had coilovers, wheels, lip spoiler and other goodies when I bought it, and I added a few detailing touches, plus a load of graphics, to make it my own. Was quite popular in the local Jap scene for a bit;

complete01.jpg


complete02.jpg


Then the CSA did me over and I had to sell that, after which I got a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV. Previous owner had been a smoker so I got to work stripping it out and thoroughly cleaning everything, including the roof lining, as well as getting the seats and door cards re-trimmed. Some carbon skinning went on and an Apexi Power FC was fitted which saw around 350bhp. It went pretty well! Gave it the graphics treatment too;

livery01.jpg


retrim39.jpg


In the end it just became too costly to run, too noisy on the motorway with it's close ratio box, and small tank meant only 250 miles before refills. So decided to chop that in and got the A3 3.2 V6 Quattro S Line to replace it - bit more refined, better mpg, still nippy enough, and blending in with the crowd :innocent:
 

^adam^

Active Member
VCDS Map User
First car 1994 Clio with a sound system that cost far more than the car!

2931370060_large.jpg


2931370018_large.jpg


Then a VW Polo, again with a sound system worth more than the car!

6178570012_large.jpg


6178570031_large.jpg




Then a Nissan 200sx, no pics of when it was modded lowered on 18s :(

8103150006_large.jpg


Then a 306 GTi-6

26574540009_large.jpg


Then an old Mazda

38517620001_original.jpg


Then A4 2.0TDI B7

38366680001_original.jpg


Then a Panda 100HP

16001617_large.jpg


Then the S4 along with a Skoda Rapid Spaceback.

Also during that time had a Mini Clubman 1977 Estate which is now gone :(

15727579_large.jpg
 

GMballistic

Registered User
Ok so I don't have pictures of all my cars uploaded to my computer as some of the pics I have of the first few were taken with a 35mm camera, ...that's a camera which you put 35mm rolls of photographic film in for the younger generation (before the digital age). Lol. :grinning:


First car owned was a 1988 E reg 5 door Nissan Micra GSX MK1 (998cc I believe).
Then followed by a 1992 K reg 3 door Seat Ibiza SXI which was a 1.5 Ltr with a Porsche tuned cylinder head. Next up was a 1992 J reg 3 door Rover 214SI then a 1996 P reg 3 door Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Sport (terrible car purely because of the poorly powered Eco engine).

Things started to improve then as I finally started to be able to afford better performance cars the first of which was a 1998 R reg 5 door Ford Mondeo ST24 V6. Had that for a while before moving on to 1992 K reg 3 door VW Golf VR6 which I did love but unfortunately was bent as a banana after the previous owner had crashed it but not declared that but thankfully it made me buy this....

258_zps790ddeed.jpg


It's a 1996 N reg JDM Subaru Impreza WRX which after a lot of time & money was running a touch over 300Bhp.

259_zps4dfb51e4.jpg



Was a nightmare of a car though and spent more time on the back of a flat bed truck or in a garage being repaired then it did out side my house. :rage:

Plus after the engine blew up for the second time after being rebuilt only 12K miles previously I decide to sell it on at a huge loss.
So in selling the most unreliable car I ever owned it brought me to the most reliable one I bought which was a 2003 3 door Honda Civic Type R 30th Anniversary Edition (EP3).

014_zpsf64711b3.jpg


Gave me 3 years of trouble free motoring with the only things needing doing being tyres & oil changes etc. Did add some mods obviously, the best of which being a Gruppe M induction kit. :sunglasses:

018_zps954232a3.jpg





The Honda was great but I wanted to try something different so I bought my first rwd car a 2003 Nissan 350Z GT. Little did I know that it would be the best car I'd own and also the one I'd mod the most to date.
In fact by the time I sold it & moved on it was running 436Bhp after being supercharged (standard it was 276Bhp fyi).
My build thread on the 350Z forum (which I'm a mod on) here: http://www.350z-uk.com/topic/91628-gmballistics-zed-supercharged-2003-gun-metal-gt-coupe-vids-added/


26_zps875e2a62.jpg






020_zpsvh8ozemk.jpg


008_zpsvy18sgik.jpg



Due to buying my first real home with my fiancee though the Zed had to go so I decided to move back to Honda again with a 2008 Civic Type R GT (FN2).

021_zpsjan2jhxc.jpg


023_zpseentlvc9.jpg


Great car in some respects (more modern) but after coming from the Zed it really was a let down as a drivers car. Literally kept it less than 12 months before finally getting a car I'd been after for quite some time. :smiley:

My first Audi. A 2008 S3 in black which is what I currently drive. ;)

026%20-%20Copy_zps5ees2mr0.jpg



009%20-%20Copy_zpstohgis9y.jpg


Got big plans for it but unfortunately a lot of the free cash I had for doing the 350Z build at the time now goes on boring stuff like house hold bills, food etc so I may have to take my time with this build.
Thanks for reading.
 

GMballistic

Registered User
Cheers Mookster. :)

Spent a lot of time, money & effort on my 350Z getting it how I wanted it.
I mainly focus my efforts on performance when it comes to modding my cars although I do like the engine bay to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible too so I was extremely pleased with how my 350 turned out in the end. :sunglasses:
 

GMballistic

Registered User
Not a bad car the Rover 214, ....I had a J reg 1.4 Si version. ;)

If I remember rightly they had a K series engine & Honda gearbox in them which is part of what made them good. The Rover 214 was actually the first car I ever took on a track day back in the late 1990's at Castle Combe.

Was a great fun car & was fairly good "speed wise" for a 1.4 Litre imo.
 

Karen O'

Registered User
Not a bad car the Rover 214, ....I had a J reg 1.4 Si version. ;)

If I remember rightly they had a K series engine & Honda gearbox in them which is part of what made them good. The Rover 214 was actually the first car I ever took on a track day back in the late 1990's at Castle Combe.

Was a great fun car & was fairly good "speed wise" for a 1.4 Litre imo.

Yeah i loved mine despite being constantly pulled over by the cops for having a "boys car" saying things like "is it your car"" did you steal it from your boyfriend" and " get a more girly car next time"

But the most classic moment i had in it..... sat at a red light, boys in corsa pull up beside me, reving the engine and laughing. So i reved back, now bearing in mind i have a peco exhaust so was a much better roar from mine which had them laughing more. I wasnt gonna back down so as soon as that light changed i put the foot down and got off well before them. Next traffic light was at red which i obviously stopped at. Who pulls up about 10 seconds after? Yip thd boys in the corsa. They wernt laughing now lol

And before anyone says anything, no i wasnt dangerous driving and no there was no other cars around that would have been in any danger. Was late at night and roads were empty
 
Some great cars here love that RB scooby. Had 4 Rovers 1 MG ZT 2 Nissans 2 MK1 Toyota Celicas 1 Fiat stilo Abarth and up to now 1 Audi A4.
Going to have to see if i can find some pics
 
Last edited:

stamford

Registered User
Some familiar names and cars in here! I have had quite a few old cars, most are pre-digital! I'll post a few as I find them.
Here's my MG ZS track car, currently undergoing some bodywork mods. Had this near on 14 years, great fun.
DSC_8535.JPG
 

stamford

Registered User
Here's some others.
'72 Vauxhall Firenza
Droopsnoot Firenza.jpg


Vauxhall Magnum, st4 Blydenstein engine.
Magnum Coupe.jpg


HSX Chevette 2300 16v twin cam. One of 10 hence the X, 1 of 400 homologated for group 4 rallying.
HSX Front.jpg
HS230016vTC.jpg
 

Raiden

Registered User
Those Chevettes are worth money now


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

LawrenceH

Registered User
Car I had before the A4, second Discovery I’ve had. Hugely capable but a bit too nice to off road properly.

2d9a7a623921df3725641f94bcc2d5aa.jpg


Few cars back, bought standard automatic, converted to manual and taken up to about 300bhp. Only car I wish I could’ve kept, particularly since they’re worth twice as much now.

2106a05e408aa3ccea4bb64ae99666d4.jpg
 

stamford

Registered User
Those Chevettes are worth money now


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Indeed the HSX would be over £30k, wish I kept it. Life gets in the way sometimes.
 

stamford

Registered User
Couple of Landys.
TD5 was a great bus.

30082010448.jpg


Discovery 3 HSE was a favourite. Had to sell due to redundancy.
2015-10-04 14.31.09.jpg


The wife's old MGF SE.
IMG_1979.JPG


Mini 25, 1275GT spec.
DSC02666.JPG


V6 Calibra
My V6 rear.JPG


330i M-Sport
Capture.JPG
 

Raiden

Registered User
Indeed the HSX would be over £30k, wish I kept it. Life gets in the way sometimes.

Tell me about it. I’m crying at what my old golf gti’s are worth. Think there’s a guy on the VXR forum who’s just restored a Chevette


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

plasticpenguin

Registered User
I have quite a few old pics before digital technology came in, but most are in 'orrible condition.

Audi 80 Sport from the late 90s and my beloved Dolly Sprint. It was one of the last 50 ever made on a 'W' plate.
 

Attachments

  • 001 (800x600).jpg
    001 (800x600).jpg
    78.9 KB · Views: 129
  • 6003300067_16bb3b4fb0_n[1].jpg
    6003300067_16bb3b4fb0_n[1].jpg
    23.1 KB · Views: 125

plasticpenguin

Registered User

plasticpenguin

Registered User
So after the Europa came a Lotus Elan +2 S130/5 that we kept for 20-years (don't swap cars too often):


And to accompany that a Lotus Elan Sprint 5 (purchased as a wreck and restored of a 12-month period) and we kept that for 37-years (both 100% self-maintained):


And the Sprint comes back occasionally for some TLC:


I had a 1967 Lotus Elan 2+2. Purchased it as a trade-in, so got it relatively cheap. The caveat was: Engine was past its best. So a mate and I fully rebuilt the engine and crank. Took ages at weekends with endless bashed knuckles....
 

I'm Just Rob.

Moderating or something,
Staff member
Moderator
VCDS Map User
Gold Supporter
way too many to list a lot plain and some more sporty , but a couple of the more well used ones , my
IMG_1047.JPG
IMG_1045.JPG
well loved capri I used to take my motocross bike out with for practice in the early 80's and alfa GTV with the original and proper wolfrace alloys in the early 80's .
 

I'm Just Rob.

Moderating or something,
Staff member
Moderator
VCDS Map User
Gold Supporter
Going the other way,
DB6 Volante MK2 off for some restoration late 90's , long gone now.
IMG_1044.JPG
 
Top