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Old 15-03-2021, 01:10 PM   #11
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Like others ^^^, a selection of mundane family saloons but he went out one day and came home with one of these [without saying he was going to change the car] - a Sunbeam Talbot convertible, in this metallic green colour.

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Old 15-03-2021, 01:30 PM   #12
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Vauxhall Viva HC 2 of for donkeys years and then a Ford Escort. That was it during my 18yrs living at home! He only changed one of the Vivas because I got it once I could drive. Always had older cars because he was a mechanic so they never got changed, much to my mum's annoyance

He would also spend all his time repairing others cars but never his own unless it needed it. If a window winder fell off it was no problem as there were 3 others that opened. Yet if a friend living 20miles away rang one night to say their window winder had fallen off he'd be straight over there to fix it.
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Old 15-03-2021, 02:11 PM   #13
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My Dad was a mechanic and delivery driver for HR Owen so would roll up in all sorts of exotica. He delivered a good few of the Jensen Interceptors in the South.

Side note - of all the crazy cars he took me in, the most memorable for speed was a Dolomite Sprint

The first cars I remember clearly was a couple of Rover P6s which he had during the 70's - OML 742E was one of them.
In the 80's he a Cortina mk3 estate that took us to Southern France and back.
He then moved onto a 2.8GL Granada, a Renault Fuego, Alpha Beta and then a Range Rover which was more of a demonstrator as he was doing petrol to Perkins diesel conversions.
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Old 15-03-2021, 05:16 PM   #14
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You must all be younger than me

Rover P6 3.5 V8 Auto in Almond (yellow to most) is the car that I remember most.

Before that a Ford Zodiac Mk4 in British Racing Green.

Last car was a Rover 825 Auto.
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Old 15-03-2021, 07:08 PM   #15
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For me, it would have been either a red W reg Rover SD1 3500 SE or its successor, a silver Y Reg Volvo 244 GLT.

Before the SD1 he had a brown Rover P6 2000 TC on the road and another 2200SC in the garage. Prior to that there was a blue Ford Granada Ghia 3.0 and before that a white Beetle.

The Rover was entirely as the history books tell it. Brilliant engine and gearbox, looked awesome, but the rest of it was not well built! All electric windows failed, the rear shocks were problematic, it leaked and the brakes weren't up to the performance. The Volvo was very well built, had excellent brakes, was mostly reliable but it did suffer pretty badly from rust and a couple of electrical relay issues. This was the first car I had after passing my test. A good education.

The Rover was an incredible tow car, the Volvo, not at the same standard.

After the Volvo came a Rover 827 Si with a great engine but so-so rest of car. I drove that too, until I went to Uni.

Then he became a cheat and I haven’t spoken to him unless absolutely necessary.

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Old 15-03-2021, 07:27 PM   #16
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Seat Malaga - complete with System Porsche sticker?! lol
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Old 15-03-2021, 07:54 PM   #17
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I can remember every one of my dads cars from when I was born in 1979 until he passed in 2010.
Mark 3 Ford Cortina 2000e in dark gold with a vinyl roof.
Mark IV Ford Cortina 1.6 gl in Brown
Mark V Ford Cortina 2.0gl light blue with rear window louvres, rubber boot spoiler and CB.
Black Mark 2 Vauxhall Carlton 1.8
1988 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8 gli red hatchback
1990 Vauxhall Cavalier SRI in maroon hatchback
1994 Vauxhall Cavalier Sri 16v in white saloon
2001 Vauxhall Vectra 2.2 CDI in maroon hatchback
2004 Vauxhall vectra 3.0 cdti in dark blue hatchback.

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Old 15-03-2021, 07:58 PM   #18
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Triumph Herald
Triumph 1300
Fiesta MKI 950
Austin Metro
Fiesta MKIV Ghia
Ford Fusion

Nothing exciting at all! (and showing my age I think!)
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Old 15-03-2021, 08:01 PM   #19
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My Dad was a Sales Manager at both a Renault & Ford main dealer spending more time with Ford

He had the 1st Renault 12 in the Uk on the road even before launch day
The badges were covered with masking tape so know one new what it was
He also had one of the 1st Mk2 Capri's too - remember the reg of that one - TXG 2M

I remember the more (well I would wouldn't I lol) sporty ones as a teenager
V6 Capri's, RS2000's, XR3's (the non injected ones)
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Old 15-03-2021, 08:05 PM   #20
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My dad's were a Ford Consul Capri about 62, then a FORD Corsair I THINK V6, then a Rover P6, after that not sure , I loved the P6 for some reason, think it was the then quiet and smooth ride compared to his previous cars lol.
Tinkered like hell with them all lol
He also like motorcycles and I remember him getting a bollocking off my mum for stripping a carburettor on the table while she was out but got caught just before the final assembly

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