What does your car history look like?

Chris4410

Registered User
With all the chat of new cars, new models etc I was just thinking what everyones car history looks like.

@jassyo06 @Snake Pliskin @Jcbmally @pburv

I'll kick things off with mine.

1. Vauxhall Cavalier SRI 130 (This was my Granda's car, be was a big Vauxhall fan and this is what I learnt to drive in.
2. MG Metro (my first car)
3. Vauxhall Astra Estate (company car)
4. Ford Escort 1.6i 16v Estates (company car
5. BMW M3 (E36)
6. Audi 1.8T (3 door)
7. BMW Alpina (E36)
8. Vauxhall Astra Coupe Edition 100 (first brand new car I bought)
9. Vauxhall Astra VXR
10. BMW M sport 330d Coupe (E46)
11. BMW M sport 330i Coupe (E92)
12. BMW M sport 330d Coupe (E92)
13. Audi A5 Sline Quattro Stronic
14. Audi TT Sline Quatto Stronic
15. Audi S3 Saloon (PFL)
16. Mercedes A35 AMG
17. Golf GTI TCR
 

TYb

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My car history below, as you can see it’s very Germanic/VW Group up until my last car and possibly my next.

1. MK4 Golf 1.4 SE
2. MK4 Golf 1.9 TDi match
3. 8P Audi A3 Sport 2.0 TDI
3. MK1 TT 3.2 V6
4. B7 Audi A4 1.8T
5. A5 2.7 TDI
6. B8 Audi A4 2.0 TDI (150bhp, awful engine)
7. MK 3 TT TDI ultra
8. 8V FL S3
9. MX5 RF (sold in September)
10. It’s looking like a Volvo XC40 or 60
 

txosbi

Registered User
Here goes.
1. ELV331Y fiesta popular 1.0. 1989
2. D57BCW fiesta 1.1 ghia. 1990-1992
3. J366JCK astra 1.4 si. New car, bought it at 21. 1992-1994
4. J532CUB calibra 2.0 16v. 1994-1996
5. N374JFV mgf vvc. New. One of the 1st vvc models. 1996-1997
6. R129HEC mgf vvc. New. 1997-1998
7. S778SCA TVR Chimera 4.0. New. Viper blue. The noise! 1998-2000
8. W511SMO S3 3 dr. New. The only car i regret selling. 2000-2006
9. PJ06ZVA Leon fr diesel. New. WHY? 2006-2011
10. BK60GJF mini Cooper s. Go-kart. 2011-2013
11. PX13SXA Evoque. New. 2013-2014
12. BT64YWS S3 in sepang. New. 2014-2018
13. RA65KUW RS3 in sepang. The engine! 2018-2020
14. BMW M135I XDRIVE in storm bay grey. New. Superb car.2020-

I don't want to work out how much this cost me, but life would've been a lot worse without the fun.....

Steve.
 

TYb

Registered User
Here goes.
1. ELV331Y fiesta popular 1.0. 1989
2. D57BCW fiesta 1.1 ghia. 1990-1992
3. J366JCK astra 1.4 si. New car, bought it at 21. 1992-1994
4. J532CUB calibra 2.0 16v. 1994-1996
5. N374JFV mgf vvc. New. One of the 1st vvc models. 1996-1997
6. R129HEC mgf vvc. New. 1997-1998
7. S778SCA TVR Chimera 4.0. New. Viper blue. The noise! 1998-2000
8. W511SMO S3 3 dr. New. The only car i regret selling. 2000-2006
9. PJ06ZVA Leon fr diesel. New. WHY? 2006-2011
10. BK60GJF mini Cooper s. Go-kart. 2011-2013
11. PX13SXA Evoque. New. 2013-2014
12. BT64YWS S3 in sepang. New. 2014-2018
13. RA65KUW RS3 in sepang. The engine! 2018-2020
14. BMW M135I XDRIVE in storm bay grey. New. Superb car.2020-

I don't want to work out how much this cost me, but life would've been a lot worse without the fun.....

Steve.

TVR jumps out straight away.
 

pburv

Registered User
Here's my effort.
1. Mitsubishi Colt Sigma
2. Mini 1275GT
3. Mk2 Ford Escort
4.Ford Fiesta 1.3 Bravo
5.Mk2 Vauxhall Astra
6.Mk2 Vauxhall Astra Yep another one.
7.Mk2 Vauxhall Cavalier
8.Mk3 Vauxhall Astra
9.Ford Mondeo 2.5 RS
10.Vauxhall Vectra 2.5 SRI
11.Audi A4 1.8 Quattro Sport
12. Audi A3 8P Technics
13. Seat Leon(mine)
14.Seat Leon(wife's)
15. Seat Leon(wife's)
16.Seat Leon(wife's)
17 Audi A3 8P S Line Turbo
18 Vauxhall Astra 2.0 Diesel Elite (first and last diesel ever! lol)
19.AudiA3 8P Quattro Black Edition (Complete lemon:hopelessness:)
20. Audi Q3
21.Cupra Ateca (Great car:icon thumright:)
I don't think I've missed any ? lol
Just remembered a brief spell with an Astra Belmont that's after number 5 lol
 

Chris4410

Registered User
Here goes.
1. ELV331Y fiesta popular 1.0. 1989
2. D57BCW fiesta 1.1 ghia. 1990-1992
3. J366JCK astra 1.4 si. New car, bought it at 21. 1992-1994
4. J532CUB calibra 2.0 16v. 1994-1996
5. N374JFV mgf vvc. New. One of the 1st vvc models. 1996-1997
6. R129HEC mgf vvc. New. 1997-1998
7. S778SCA TVR Chimera 4.0. New. Viper blue. The noise! 1998-2000
8. W511SMO S3 3 dr. New. The only car i regret selling. 2000-2006
9. PJ06ZVA Leon fr diesel. New. WHY? 2006-2011
10. BK60GJF mini Cooper s. Go-kart. 2011-2013
11. PX13SXA Evoque. New. 2013-2014
12. BT64YWS S3 in sepang. New. 2014-2018
13. RA65KUW RS3 in sepang. The engine! 2018-2020
14. BMW M135I XDRIVE in storm bay grey. New. Superb car.2020-

I don't want to work out how much this cost me, but life would've been a lot worse without the fun.....

Steve.

Going from an RS3 to a M135i is an interesting choice.
 
Wow, you guys enjoy buying cars more than I do :-D I’ve been a car owner for about 27 years, in that time I’ve only owned:
  1. Peugeot 205, 3 door, 1.1l
  2. Ford Escort 1800 cc, in a sporty trim (mk VI, I think, when they finally got it right)
  3. Ford Focus, 1800 cc
  4. VW Golf mk VI, 1.4 TFSI (first new car)
  5. The A3 (1.5l eTFSI) will be only my 5th car.
 

pburv

Registered User
Wow, you guys enjoy buying new cars more than I do. I’ve been a car owner for about 27 years, in that time I’ve only owned:
  1. Peugeot 205, 3 door, 1.1l
  2. Ford Escort 1800 cc, in a sporty trim (mk VI, I think, when they finally got it right)
  3. Ford Focus, 1800 cc
  4. VW Golf mk VI, 1.4 Tsi (first new car)
  5. The A3 (1.5l eTFSI) will be only my 5th car :-D
Lol Wish I was wealthy enough to have had all mine new. Fair do's mate you certainly get your money's worth.:yes:
 

txosbi

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TVR jumps out straight away.
Bought it in dec 98, sold March 2000.
Used as my main car, so 12k miles a year at the time, 2 services a year at 600 a pop. Insurance 1200 a year.
Worked out it cost me 900 a month while I owned it.
It's still on the road though.

I remember being at traffic lights on way to work. Police pulled up next to me. Window down. Do you know you were speeding sir?
No, sorry officer (lying and hoping for the best)
Well just take care next time, followed by, I bet that car is a beast...
And it certainly was.
 

txosbi

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Going from an RS3 to a M135i is an interesting choice.
The BMW was in the showroom just before lockdown in March. Got a decent deal on it so swapped.
Haven't regretted it, the beemer is so much better inside, the tech and the hud etc are miles ahead.
I was going to wait for the 8y, but I really don't like it. It’s monster headlights even outdo the BMW grille.
Only shame is I've had to work from home since March so I've only done 2800 miles.
 

TYb

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Bought it in dec 98, sold March 2000.
Used as my main car, so 12k miles a year at the time, 2 services a year at 600 a pop. Insurance 1200 a year.
Worked out it cost me 900 a month while I owned it.
It's still on the road though.

I remember being at traffic lights on way to work. Police pulled up next to me. Window down. Do you know you were speeding sir?
No, sorry officer (lying and hoping for the best)
Well just take care next time, followed by, I bet that car is a beast...
And it certainly was.

2 services a year, ouch. Certain cars carry a bit of grace don’t they, doubt you’d get the same response in the RS.
 

Snake Pliskin

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Omg a trip down memory lane :)
Ok here goes with my 30 year history ...

@Chris4410 check out my 1st car too !

1990 - 2003:
MG Metro
Ford Fiesta 1.4s
Ford Orion Ghia
Vauxhall Cavelier sri
Rover 216 gti
Vauxhall calibra
Renault Laguna
Vauxhall vectra Sri

Then things started to get a bit more interesting ... 2003 to present:

Honda Civic Type R
Nissan 350z
BMW 330i msport
Audi TT 3.2 litre v6
Audi TTS
Audi S5
Audi RS3
Mercedes AMG A45s
 
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txosbi

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2 services a year, ouch. Certain cars carry a bit of grace don’t they, doubt you’d get the same response in the RS.
Yep, 2 trips to nearest dealer in Northwich from lancaster every year.

Wipers packed up in way to work in Lytham. They stopped upright, I had my hand out of window to keep them working. Rang dealer, they wanted me to drive there, said no way, so they arranged me to go directly to factory in Blackpool.
Guy who fixed it said fuse fusebox was in front of passenger Footwell.
He told me the fix, they just covered it in more grease lol.
 

Jcbmally

Started with nothing & still have most of it left.
So here goes.
1. Escort Mk1 (no MOT/TAX/Ins) and was a bad boy driving it :haudrauf:
2. Mini 1275GT
3. Escort MK2.
4. Vauxhall Cavalier MK2 diesel (biggest bag of tat ever).
5. Sierra XR4i.
6. Vauxhall Cavalier MK3 SRI.
7. Peugeot 205 1.9gti.
8. Vauxhall Astra GTE.
9. Vauxhall Cavalier MK3 4x4.
10. Ford Escort MK3 LX.
11. Ford Orion MK2 Ghia.
12. Ford Escort MK6 L.(another bag of tat)
13. Vauxhall Vectra MK1 SRI 130.
14. Ford Fiesta Zetec(wife passed test).
15. Focus MK1 LX.
16. Ford Focus MK1 Zetec.
17. Ford Focus MK1 TDCI.
18. VW Golf MK4 S.
19. Ford Focus MK1 MP3.
20. Audi A3 Sport MK2.
21. Seat Leon MK2 FR.
22. Seat Exeo Sport.
23. Seat Leon MK3 FR
24. Audi A4 Sport.
25. Audi A4 S-Line.
26. Audi S3 Sportback.
27. Audi S3 Sportback.
28. BMW X3 M-Sport.
29. Cupra Ateca.
30. ???????

Jeez, didn't realise I had that many in 36 years of driving. The most times I changed my car in one year was #8 to #11 and #20 to #25. :wtf: Probably missed one or two. Not good I know and wasted to much money on cars, but I'm not bothered.
 

A4A4

Owner of a Shiny Daytona
Can count on one hand how many owned. Over 30 years of driving and only owned 5 cars.

Last year my son had this framed artwork created for my birthday present.

Shows the history of what cars I have owned.

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Jcbmally

Started with nothing & still have most of it left.
Can count on one hand how many owned. Over 30 years of driving and only owned 5 cars.

Last year my son had this framed artwork created for my birthday present.

Shows the history of what cars I have owned.

View attachment 215450
Wow, impressive. One thing, you saved a hell of a lot more money than me :thumbs up:
 
Seems to be a theme going on here for the 1st car!

MG Metro
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 expression mk3
Vauxhall Nova SR 1.4 (brought with girlfriend now wife)
Vauxhall Astra sport 1.8 mk3
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 Artic 2 (1st new car)
Vauxhall Astra SRi mk4
Seat Leon cupra 1.8T (loved it)
Ford Focus ST mk2 (3rd gear says it all)
Ford Fiesta Finesse 1.25
Ford Fiesta ST (horrible car)
Volkswagen Golf 1.6 match mk5
Ford Focus ST (2nd one but this one was a dog)
Vauxhall Astra SRi mk5
Nissan Qashqai Tekna
Volkswagen Polo Blue GT (lovely pocket rocket)
Nissan Qashqai N-Tec+
Volkswagen Golf GTD (current car and will be sadly missed)
Waiting on A3 Edition 1
 

auzzam_crd

Active Member
Not as long a list as you guys, but hopefully just as interesting.

I've kept it to cars I've actually owned rather than been insured to drive (e.g. my dad's cars)

1. 1993 Toyota MR2 turbo (regret selling)
2. 1993 Toyota Supra Twin-Turbo (current)
3. 2007 Mini Cooper S (sold)
4. Audi A3 Edition 1 (current)
5. Something coming very soon :) (I won't spoil it for my YouTube subscribers)
 
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Chris4410

Registered User
The BMW was in the showroom just before lockdown in March. Got a decent deal on it so swapped.
Haven't regretted it, the beemer is so much better inside, the tech and the hud etc are miles ahead.
I was going to wait for the 8y, but I really don't like it. It’s monster headlights even outdo the BMW grille.
Only shame is I've had to work from home since March so I've only done 2800 miles.

They are a great car, I almost bought one myself. 2 things stopped me, firstly I didn’t think point to point it was any faster or more fun to drive then my TCR and secondly by the time I had spec’d it up to my requirements it was getting in to silly money. I also wanted the performance kit added, and even with the dealer offering to supply at cost and fit it for free it was working out very expensive for a few bits of black plastic.
 

Chris4410

Registered User
Omg a trip down memory lane :)
Ok here goes with my 30 year history ...

@Chris4410 check out my 1st car too !

1990 - 2003:
MG Metro
Ford Fiesta 1.4s
Ford Orion Ghia
Vauxhall Cavelier sri
Rover 216 gti
Vauxhall calibra
Renault Laguna
Vauxhall vectra Sri

Then things started to get a bit more interesting ... 2003 to present:

Honda Civic Type R
Nissan 350z
BMW 330i msport
Audi TT 3.2 litre v6
Audi TTS
Audi S5
Audi RS3
Mercedes AMG A45s

mine was years old when I got it, but it was my first car when I was 17 and I loved it. I remember it well, it was orange of all colours.
 

txosbi

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They are a great car, I almost bought one myself. 2 things stopped me, firstly I didn’t think point to point it was any faster or more fun to drive then my TCR and secondly by the time I had spec’d it up to my requirements it was getting in to silly money. I also wanted the performance kit added, and even with the dealer offering to supply at cost and fit it for free it was working out very expensive for a few bits of black plastic.

Only negative, just got my letter to renew road tax. £475. Argh!!
 

The Cardinal

For the love of cars
1) 1995 Clio 1.2 3dr
2) 1994 Clio 16V
3) 1993 Clio Williams (no.123)
4) 1998 Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo
5) 2002 Clio Renaultsport 172
6) 1996 Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo
7) 2001 Clio 1.2 3dr (wife's)
8) 2006 Fiat Punto MJet Sporting 3dr
9) 2007 Clio Renaultsport 197
10) 2006 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0T quattro S-Line Special Edition
11) 2010 Audi S3 Sportback S-Tronic
12) 2012 Volvo V60 D5 SE Lux
13) 2008 Clio 1.2 3dr (wife's)
14) 2008 VW Golf R32... supercharged by TRD of Stroud
15) 2008 VW Golf GTI 3dr (stop gap)
16) 2015 VW Golf SV GT
17) 2013 VW Transporter - Danbury camper conversion in 2016 (still got)
18) 2001 Clio 1.2 16V (stop gap)
19) 2012 Mini Cooper
20) 2013 Mini Cooper S
21) 2006 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0T SE mega spec (stop gap)
22) 2018 Lexus CT 200h
23) 2014 Audi A3 Sportback Sport (still got)
24) about to order a 2021 A3 in luxo spec

I've swapped cars too often, but had a lot of fun. Buying our van in 2016 led to a succession of car changes as our car needs evolved - starting with small cars to run alongside the van and later getting into mid-size hatchbacks as our kids grew.

The van is now 8 years old and will be affected by a local low emissions zone. The current A3 is a similar age, so I'm planning to upgrade it to a brand new car and use the van less for longer trips (as it'll cost £9 each day to enter or leave our area!).
 
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-Ju-

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Austin A40...swapped it for my push bike, I was only 17 lol
Vauxhall Viva
Mk1 Ford escort 1100 and fitted a cortina 1600E engine in.
Mk1 Ford Capri 1600
Mini 1000 with a 1275GT engine
Austin Allegro 1500
Vauxhall chevette 1300
Mk2 Escort Van
Mk1 Vw scirocco 1600gls
MK1 Ford Fiesta supersport
Mk3 Ford Escort XR3
Open Manta GTE
MK4 Ford Escort XR3i
Nissan Silvia
Renault 21 Turbo
Peugeot 405 Mi16
Ford Mondeo ST24 rsap
Honda Accord type R
Seat Leon Cupra R
Audi A3 3.2 sportback dsg
BMW E46 330d coupe
Mk4 Golf R32
Audi A3 3.2 sportback dsg
Audi S3 8P 3 door
VW Passat R36
BMW E93 335i convertible
Audi S3 8P sportback S-tronic
Audi S3 8V sportback S-tronic
Audi SQ5 8R
Audi RSQ3 8U

Favourite cars out of all those were the Opel Manta, the second A3 3.2, the R36 and all the last 4.
My old S3 8V is back up for sale again, would have been tempted to buy it back if I hadn't just bought my dream car!
 

BarryG79

Registered User
25yr History

1993 Ford Fiesta 1.1 - White
1992 Ford Escort 1.4LX - Grey
1994 Ford Fiesta 1.6 Si - Burgandy
2000 Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec - Green
2002 Peugeot 307 2.0 xsi - Yellow
2004 Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec - Black
2004 Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 JTS Veloce Grey
2007 Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 Life - Silver (company)
2008 Toyota Auris 2.2 180SR - White
2011 Vauxhall Insignia 1.8 Sri - Grey
2012 Mini Countryman 2.0 Cooper SD
2016 Audi S3 FL - Ibis White
2018 BMW 225xe Msport Premium - Estoril Blue
2020 Audi A5 Sportback Sline 35tdi - Ibis White


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pburv

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Austin A40...swapped it for my push bike, I was only 17 lol
Vauxhall Viva
Mk1 Ford escort 1100 and fitted a cortina 1600E engine in.
Mk1 Ford Capri 1600
Mini 1000 with a 1275GT engine
Austin Allegro 1500
Vauxhall chevette 1300
Mk2 Escort Van
Mk1 Vw scirocco 1600gls
MK1 Ford Fiesta supersport
Mk3 Ford Escort XR3
Open Manta GTE
MK4 Ford Escort XR3i
Nissan Silvia
Renault 21 Turbo
Peugeot 405 Mi16
Ford Mondeo ST24 rsap
Honda Accord type R
Seat Leon Cupra R
Audi A3 3.2 sportback dsg
BMW E46 330d coupe
Mk4 Golf R32
Audi A3 3.2 sportback dsg
Audi S3 8P 3 door
VW Passat R36
BMW E93 335i convertible
Audi S3 8P sportback S-tronic
Audi S3 8V sportback S-tronic
Audi SQ5 8R
Audi RSQ3 8U

Favourite cars out of all those were the Opel Manta, the second A3 3.2, the R36 and all the last 4.
My old S3 8V is back up for sale again, would have been tempted to buy it back if I hadn't just bought my dream car!
When I first met my wife she had an Opel Manta GTE in red.. Great car at the time.
 

-Ju-

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When I first met my wife she had an Opel Manta GTE in red.. Great car at the time.
Yeah it was, I did the twin headlight conversion and koni shockers.
My lasting memory is going through the automated carwash and the exhaust caught halfway through. The car just sat there while the rollers skipped underneath the wheels with the next car getting closer....I laugh about it now haha
 

Chris4410

Registered User
I think my biggest surprise from this thread is, just how many people have had a Vauxhall of some description
 

Mr Freeze

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1, Daihatsu Charade GTti
2, Renault 5 Gt Turbo
3, Renault 5 Gt Turbo
4, Subaru Impreza Wrx Sti Type R
5,Golf Gti Mk4
6, Golf V6 4 Motion Mk4
7, Evo 6 TME
8, Golf R32 Mk5
9, Audi S3 8p
10, Golf R Mk 6/7
11, Audi S3 8v
12, Renault Clio Sport 200
13, Audi A3 Tdi
14, Audi S3 8v Facelift .
 

Moots

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Fiat Panda 4x4
55 reg Renault Clio
05 reg Ford Fiesta ST
08 reg Alfa Romeo Mito
11 reg Abarth 500
13 reg Audi A1
14 reg Golf GTD
67 Reg Golf GTI
70 reg Audi S3

The abarth was great fun, but I think the Golf and The S3 are probably the best cars I’ve owned so far. Audi always seems to be let down by ****** dealerships though, the A1 was a good car but again after sales was awful.
 

RAF_S7

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  1. Ford Escort (1982)
  2. Ford Sierra
  3. Ford Sierra Sapphire
  4. Ford RS Turbo
  5. Vauxhall Omega Estate
  6. Audi A6 2.8
  7. Audi A6 Quattro 2.8
  8. Audi A6 Quattro 3.0
  9. Peugeot 306 GTI
  10. Audi A3 TDI Quattro
  11. Audi A6 Quattro
  12. Audi A7
  13. Audi S7 (2016)
 

KXL

Active Member
Here's my short but sweet one since 2014!
Cars that I had ('owned by me')
2013 Seat Leon 2.0TDI Mk3
2016 Seat Ibiza 1.0EcoTSI
2018 Volvo V40 1.5 T3 (current)
2020 A3 1.0TFSI (2nd quarter 2021?)

Cars that I've been able to drive on many occasions ('owned by immediate family')
1992 Toyota Corona 1.6
1995 Honda Civic Vti 1.6
1999 Honda Accord 2.0 J-Spec
1995 Volvo 850 2.0 (in-line 5)
2003 Toyota Camry 3.0V6 (US Spec)
2007 Mini One 1.4
2012 Honda Insight 1.3
 
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JohnM100

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Mine was an Austin Healey 3000 then a Ferrari Dino in my youth......had to settle for a Ford Anglia :blow:

Dino - I know people have a go, but rockin’ dream car. Was too far beyond possibility for me. Cue TopGear Italian supercar <£10,000 challenge episode....
 

45bvtc

The Older I Get The Better I Was
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OMG! this took some working out but here goes:

• 1964 to 1966: a 1955 Rover 60, my first car, cost all of £50
• 1966 to 1969: a 1965 Triumph Spitfire MK1
• 1969 to 1972: a 1967 Triumph GT6 MK1
• 1970 to 1971: a 1959 Frogeye Sprite joined the Triumph GT6
• 1971 to 1972: a 1966 Triumph Spitfire MK1 (Frogeye Sprite swap)
• 1972 to 1972: a 1964 Austin Healey Sprite (temporary...)
• 1972 to 1975: a 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam (NEW)
• 1975 to 1995: a 1974 Lotus Élan Plus 2 S130/5
• 1977 to 2011: a 1971 Lotus Élan Sprint (distressed for rebuild and fun)
**1977 to 1995: maintained/extensive use of some 50+ Lotus, Marcos, TVR, Ferrari Dino, cars...
• 1987 to 1990: a 1980 Reliant Kitten (distressed for rebuild and fun)
**1987 to 1983: 10 x MG Montego Turbo's (all brand new company cars)
• 1990 June to Oct 2007: MG Metro Turbo (Black)
**1993 to 1995: numerous 'development' use of numerous cars from Reliant Robin/Scimitar to Dodge Viper and lots between...
• 1995 Mar to Sep 2006: a Vauxhall Carlton GSI 3000

• 2000 to 2003: Westfield 1.6/2.0 and SEight - working with Westfield
• 2006 Aug to Aug 2011: a 2002 Audi S3 (Misano red)
• 2007 Sep to Oct 2012: a 2003 Audi A2 1.6 FSi Sport
• 2011 Sep to date: a 2011 RS3 NEW (BLUEY) - ours for a long time yet
• 2012 May to Jan 2013: a 2003 Audi TT 3.2 (ragtop)
• 2012 Oct to date: a 2010 Audi TT 2.0 TFSi (ragtop) (SANDY) ours for a long time yet
• 2015 Jan to June 2016: a 2004 AUDI A2 1.4 TDi Sport
• 2016 Jun to Mar 2019: an AUDI A1 Black Edition 1.4 TFSi 185ps S-tronic
• 2019 Mar to date: a 2016 SQ5 Bi-TDi (SQUIFFY) ours for a long time yet

To be sure, I/we do not swap cars often and for sure I/we are mega content with the Audi TT/RS3 and SQ5 cars we have. That said I am trying to buy back 'my' 1971 Élan Sprint of 1977 to 2011 ownership (here in a recent magazine):


https://www.pressreader.com/australia/classics-monthly/20190401/283463552580049

Press reader Elan.JPG

Not sure what I'd be doing with it mind other than yet another complete strip and re-build just for FUN! Did over 200K miles in this machine so lots of fond memories...

Here in 1977:


03 First Re-Build #5.jpg


 
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pburv

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OMG! this took some working out but here goes:

• 1964 to 1966: a 1955 Rover 60, my first car, cost all of £50
• 1966 to 1969: a 1965 Triumph Spitfire MK1
• 1969 to 1972: a 1967 Triumph GT6 MK1
• 1970 to 1971: a 1959 Frogeye Sprite joined the Triumph GT6
• 1971 to 1972: a 1966 Triumph Spitfire MK1 (Frogeye Sprite swap)
• 1972 to 1972: a 1964 Austin Healey Sprite (temporary...)
• 1972 to 1975: a 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam (NEW)
• 1975 to 1995: a 1974 Lotus Élan Plus 2 S130/5
• 1977 to 2011: a 1971 Lotus Élan Sprint (distressed for rebuild and fun)
**1977 to 1995: maintained/extensive use of some 50+ Lotus, Marcos, TVR, Ferrari Dino, cars...
• 1987 to 1990: a 1980 Reliant Kitten (distressed for rebuild and fun)
**1987 to 1983: 10 x MG Montego Turbo's (all brand new company cars)
• 1990 June to Oct 2007: MG Metro Turbo (Black)
**1993 to 1995: numerous 'development' use of numerous cars from Reliant Robin/Scimitar to Dodge Viper and lots between...
• 1995 Mar to Sep 2006: a Vauxhall Carlton GSI 3000

• 2000 to 2003: Westfield 1.6/2.0 and SEight - working with Westfield
• 2006 Aug to Aug 2011: a 2002 Audi S3 (Misano red)
• 2007 Sep to Oct 2012: a 2003 Audi A2 1.6 FSi Sport
• 2011 Sep to date: a 2011 RS3 NEW (BLUEY) - ours for a long time yet
• 2012 May to Jan 2013: a 2003 Audi TT 3.2 (ragtop)
• 2012 Oct to date: a 2010 Audi TT 2.0 TFSi (ragtop) (SANDY) ours for a long time yet
• 2015 Jan to June 2016: a 2004 AUDI A2 1.4 TDi Sport
• 2016 Jun to Mar 2019: an AUDI A1 Black Edition 1.4 TFSi 185ps S-tronic
• 2019 Mar to date: a 2016 SQ5 Bi-TDi (SQUIFFY) ours for a long time yet

To be sure, I/we do not swap cars often and for sure I/we are mega content with the Audi TT/RS3 and SQ5 cars we have. That said I am trying to buy back 'my' 1971 Élan Sprint of 1977 to 2011 ownership (here in a recent magazine):


https://www.pressreader.com/australia/classics-monthly/20190401/283463552580049


Not sure what I'd be doing with it mind other than yet another complete strip and re-build just for FUN! Did over 200K miles in this machine so lots of fond memories...

Here in 1977:



That's a great bit of car history.:thumbs up:
 

Chris4410

Registered User
OMG! this took some working out but here goes:

• 1964 to 1966: a 1955 Rover 60, my first car, cost all of £50
• 1966 to 1969: a 1965 Triumph Spitfire MK1
• 1969 to 1972: a 1967 Triumph GT6 MK1
• 1970 to 1971: a 1959 Frogeye Sprite joined the Triumph GT6
• 1971 to 1972: a 1966 Triumph Spitfire MK1 (Frogeye Sprite swap)
• 1972 to 1972: a 1964 Austin Healey Sprite (temporary...)
• 1972 to 1975: a 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam (NEW)
• 1975 to 1995: a 1974 Lotus Élan Plus 2 S130/5
• 1977 to 2011: a 1971 Lotus Élan Sprint (distressed for rebuild and fun)
**1977 to 1995: maintained/extensive use of some 50+ Lotus, Marcos, TVR, Ferrari Dino, cars...
• 1987 to 1990: a 1980 Reliant Kitten (distressed for rebuild and fun)
**1987 to 1983: 10 x MG Montego Turbo's (all brand new company cars)
• 1990 June to Oct 2007: MG Metro Turbo (Black)
**1993 to 1995: numerous 'development' use of numerous cars from Reliant Robin/Scimitar to Dodge Viper and lots between...
• 1995 Mar to Sep 2006: a Vauxhall Carlton GSI 3000

• 2000 to 2003: Westfield 1.6/2.0 and SEight - working with Westfield
• 2006 Aug to Aug 2011: a 2002 Audi S3 (Misano red)
• 2007 Sep to Oct 2012: a 2003 Audi A2 1.6 FSi Sport
• 2011 Sep to date: a 2011 RS3 NEW (BLUEY) - ours for a long time yet
• 2012 May to Jan 2013: a 2003 Audi TT 3.2 (ragtop)
• 2012 Oct to date: a 2010 Audi TT 2.0 TFSi (ragtop) (SANDY) ours for a long time yet
• 2015 Jan to June 2016: a 2004 AUDI A2 1.4 TDi Sport
• 2016 Jun to Mar 2019: an AUDI A1 Black Edition 1.4 TFSi 185ps S-tronic
• 2019 Mar to date: a 2016 SQ5 Bi-TDi (SQUIFFY) ours for a long time yet

To be sure, I/we do not swap cars often and for sure I/we are mega content with the Audi TT/RS3 and SQ5 cars we have. That said I am trying to buy back 'my' 1971 Élan Sprint of 1977 to 2011 ownership (here in a recent magazine):


https://www.pressreader.com/australia/classics-monthly/20190401/283463552580049


Not sure what I'd be doing with it mind other than yet another complete strip and re-build just for FUN! Did over 200K miles in this machine so lots of fond memories...

Here in 1977:




You where on your 9th car before I was even born:grinning:
 
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