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What car should your parents have kept and handed down to you???

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Lancia Delta intergrale 16v turbo evolution *no joke*

Was april 2005 I had just passed my test and saved up to get a fiesta encore 1.3, I begged my dad to sell it me but my mum stepped in and said I would kill myself in it so NOOOOOOOO she also mentioned paralysed and serverly disabled ( would have been worth the risk )

Still not forgiven them haha

He sold it for 2500 yes two thousand five hundred, No I didnt miss a zero

Huge mistake selling it! I knew it back then because I'm a genius that no-one listens too

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1979 T2 Moonraker Camper (Penny)
1983 Golf GTI (Phyllis)
2007 Mini Cooper D (Blue)
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good story. id have my dads humber super snipe from the late 50s/early 60s —leather seats n picnic tables

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Mums gen 1 RX7 complete with Elford Turbo.

Sold for 1800 against, wait for it, a 1300cc Micra!

and no I still wasn't allowed to drive it  O_o

Ian

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1980 VW Derby
Clive the Cabby
Ujum the Invisible
Mynx the Tintop

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What car should your parents have kept and handed down to you???

Dolomite sprint and xr3. Both were sold for less than 500.

He also had a marina but let’s not go there. [emoji23]


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Oh the joys of the "Way-Back" 20/20 hindsight machine.

1929 Ford Model "a" 2 door with rumble seat, my brother and I road in the rumble seat from where he bought it to the house….Grinning from ear to ear and having a fun time.  I watched and learned Body repair using a blow-torch, LEAD, beeswax, and wood paddles….

or

Still owning either my Rover 3500s or 67 MG Midget.

Both of the above have special meaning to me.  One I did keep, but alas haven't touched it in 40+ years is my
58 Bug-eyed Sprite, or MK1. (didn't you all call them Frog-Eyed?).


What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

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My dad let me have his 5 door mk1 golf gls in gold colour was my first car wish i still had it  still remember the reg SLB616W

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The Mk1 Lotus Cortina he had a week, but kept getting stopped by Police just to look at the engine, so it went for a Zephyr 6. The 1969 Ford Corsair 2000 he gave his apprentices 500 to make it go faster and handle better, 0-60 sub 9secs in 1969 (it got to 50k before he blew it up). His Starmist Blue Vauxhall Magnum Coupe, Oh how I loved that car, but my new marriage meant I was skint when he offered it to me. He even had an E type FHC for a morning, but he couldn't fit his 2 piece salmon fly fishing rod inside it, so he got a Morris 1800 to tow his boat and take the fishing gear instead. He marched to his own drummer did the Old Man!

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What car should your parents have kept and handed down to you???

Guess I’m lucky my old man bought a mk2 escort in the 80’s got locked away for 20 years now has passed it to me to restore


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My mother is the VW nut in our family, she had a 1976 Mk1 Golf L which I was to young to drive when it was sold, then a 1980 Mk1 Golf GLS which I was still to young to drive then she got a 1984 Mk2 Scirocco Storm (1 of only 300 made) which my brother brought from her and we managed to find it after he sold it so that's in his garage awaiting restoration, I brought my brothers 1978 Mk1 Scirocco when he got the Mk2 Scirocco which I still have.
My mother then went out and brought a 1988 Mk1 Golf GTi cabriolet which I brought from her when she sold it and that's the car I have now.
She had a few other cars but has now got a Honda Jazz sport (sport in name not performance as it's so slow…) and I'm not going to be buying that..  :lol:

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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mark1gls said

My mother is the VW nut in our family, she had a 1976 Mk1 Golf L which I was to young to drive when it was sold, then a 1980 Mk1 Golf GLS which I was still to young to drive then she got a 1984 Mk2 Scirocco Storm (1 of only 300 made) which my brother brought from her and we managed to find it after he sold it so that's in his garage awaiting restoration, I brought my brothers 1978 Mk1 Scirocco when he got the Mk2 Scirocco which I still have.
My mother then went out and brought a 1988 Mk1 Golf GTi cabriolet which I brought from her when she sold it and that's the car I have now.
She had a few other cars but has now got a Honda Jazz sport (sport in name not performance as it's so slow…) and I'm not going to be buying that.. :lol:

That sounds like Ceremy Jarksons story about his mother. Back in the day she had Audi GTEs and Injected VWs then as soon as she was an OAP got a Honda Jizz.

1983 Mars Red 1.8 Golf GTI
1987 Alpine White 1.8 Clipper Cabriolet

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My dad had a concourse mk2 Escort 1600 Sport.

Sold it around 2005 ish for about 5k

Gorgeous car but was so clean he was afraid to use it.

Id have that one back

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mid 80's my dad had a RHD 1966 Porsche 912 that he sold for a couple of grand.

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Brilliant question.

I've got a photo somewhere of my dad with a white Mk1 tin top 1.3 with a wide arch kit, apparently an ignored dodgy wheel bearing meant it lost a wheel but that was well before I hatched

He had a 1275 GT mini which he gained by swapping it for a crossbow when he was 15

But the one I really wanted was his Mk1 Celica.

Apart from that it's mainly been complete rubbish.
About 6yrs ago he had a black BMW facelift e46 touring 330d Msport manual running 280bhp.

Doesnt sound overly special but manual 330ds are quite rare and my current 330d saloon isnt big enough so that would of been handy

Current rides:
2003 Honda CRF450R (impossible to start)
2003 BMW 330d Manual Saloon Msport
1985 GTI cabriolet black edition (42k miles)
2004 Mk1 Octavia VRS (250bhp) For Sale
2002 Yamaha R1 track bike (crashed badly)

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None really.

The only vw in the family when I was a lad was a 2.0 16v corrado, worth eff all now.


It was all Citroen, Ford, Vauxhall etc…. no ta!

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Long before I was born my dad had two Jag SS100's but he gave them to his brother. Well technically sold them but was never paid!

He also had a Norton Domminator 650SS that he bought new when they first came out……but that went when he met my mum.

By the time I came along it was all Morris Marina's and Mk5 Cortinas 🤢

Growing up and being sensible sucks sometimes!! 😂

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The golf mk1 cabby 1984GL that I have now. Ordered in December 1983 delivered in September 1984 and I took the car on 3 years ago.
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