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What cars/bikes have you owned...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rupe Wilson, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    Can you remember what cars youve owned... ive just found my old scrap book in the attic of my parents..
    im now 44 years old ive had a good variety
    these are the cars ive owned...
    mini 850
    mini 100
    mini clubman 1275 gt
    triumph spitfire
    mk2 escort
    s-type jag
    ford XR3
    opel manta
    corvette 5.7ltr from 1974.. Avatar pic...
    astra van
    VW pick up crew cab classic look
    vw beetle
    peugeot 406
    audi 80
    mk2 astra convertable
    sachs 125 scooter Ducati
    laverda 668
    ford focus
    and now ive just sold the ford and laverda and have not a car or bike:(
    but i have my mountain bike which is 17 years old... claude buttler pagan...
    the most ive spent on one car/bike was about 3000 euros...but some cost me more than that in keeping them up and running...
    im now about to go full circle and buy a mini again...:)
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  2. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    Rupe, Freaking awesome! :thumbsup:

    Well in Canada/U.S we don't get as many cool cars as Europe/UK but i have owned in my past:

    1976 Ford Pinto w/ modified 2.3L engine
    1978 Chevrolet Monza Coupe w/ 305cid V8
    1978 Datsun 510 wagon
    1974 Toyota Corolla 2dr wagon
    1980 Renault 5 GTL
    1988 Renault GTA ( R9/11)
    1990 Ford Escort LX 4dr
    1994 Ford Escort LX 2dr Sport
    1996 Ford Escort GT
    1998 BMW E36 M3 convertible ( had it only 1 month)

    And now i currently own and love my 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 8 (mildly tuned) has @ 510/515 hp.

    Oh and i have use of my girlfriend's 2013 Ford Mustang V6.
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  3. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    I used to repair cars as a hobby so i taught my self how to spray and restore (amateur level) but still got some great results...
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  4. Peter

    who cares Premium

    3x Mitsubishi Celeste '78, these where my first cars.
    Mazda 929 '76
    Mazda 818 '75
    Simca Chrysler 1307 automatic
    Mazda 626 Coupe '78, '85 and '88 automatic
    Mazda 626 Sedan '78 and '88
    Mazda 626 Hatch diesel ''89
    5x Citroen BX
    lancia Thema '88
    Alfa Guillietta 2.0 '83
    Audi Coupe GT '85
    BMW 525i '88 automatic
    2x Opel Kadett '83 automatic and '88
    VW golf '86 automatic
    Chrysler Voyager '88
    3x VW T3 ''Bully''
    Mitsubishi L300
    Nissan Vanette
    2x Fiat Fiorino
    Fiat Ducato 1.9TD wheelchair car.
    Renault Express Wheelchair car
    Piaggio Hexagon Motor Scooter '98
    Honda Shadow VT 500 '85
    Fiat Ducato 1.9TD wheelchair car.
    My current car is a Renault Express Wheelchair car.
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  5. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    Totally cool that you know how to do that.

    All i know how to do is
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  6. Honda Elite 50 1990
    Yamaha BWS 50 2008 (Got performance tires on the thing, turns like it's on rail :D )
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  7. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    I used to deliver pizza back in 06 on a BWS 50. So much fun! :thumbsup:
  8. lol, a bit slow for me (70kph ?) but it's alright... I'm wearing the tyres a bit more before really leaning in the corners, will be fun :p
  9. Rui F. Martins

    Rui F. Martins

    i have a motorcycle driving license for 1 year and 11 months, some time after i got it i bought a Honda cbf125 and i still have it. I got my license to drive cars on last December and i bougth a used Hyundai Getz, i ussualy se te bike for every day trips, i only use the car when it's raining or if i have to transport something that doesn't fit on the bike
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  10. Samuel Fuller

    Samuel Fuller

    I am 26 and I started my driving life with a Red Mini Chelsea, Then had a Mk2 VW Golf GTi 8v. had a mini clubman for a week in there aswell. Those are the only cars I regret selling. And I just had to scrap my Ford transit.
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  11. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
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    I forgot that i also had a 1982 Toyota Tercel SR5 and back in the 90's i had my friends 1976 Renault 17 Gordini for six months while his license was suspended.
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  12. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott
    Virtual Hoon! Premium

    Some classic vehicles in these lists, here in Australia we dont get anywhere near the variety of cars as Europe or the USA, but Ive owned a few nice cars in my 33 yrs behind the wheel ;)

    1957 VW Beetle, 1100 4spd manual
    1968 Triumph PI, 6cyl 4spd manual
    1974 Holden Torana LH, Opel Starfire 4cyl 3spd Auto
    1972 Toyota Corolla, 4cyl 1600 4spd manual
    1968 Ford XR StationWagon, 302V8 4spd manual
    1972 Holden HQ, 6cyl 202 4spd manual
    1977 Holden Torana LX Hatchback, 6cyl 202 4spd manual
    1989 Ford NA Fairlane, 3.9ltr injected 6cyl 3spd Auto (had this one since 1997, still do)
    1999 Daewoo Nubira StationWagon, 4cyl 1.6ltr 4spd Auto
    2005 Ford BA XR8 Falcon, Boss 260Kw V8 6spd manual (the daily drive, see avatar)
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  13. I'm digging Australian Muscles, both 6 and 8 ;)

    Awesome list (except the autos :p) :D
  14. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott
    Virtual Hoon! Premium

    Thanks William, yeah autos suck IMO, with the exception of the 89 Fairlane, this car actually goes hard, which is one reason Ive kept it.
    I spent a few dollars on it recently and had a complete suspension upgrade performed by Pedders(original was shot), for AU $3k they dumped it 2 1/2 inches fitted a camber kit ( I had to trim 2inches off the front mud flaps to stop them scrapping when driving over speed humps :sneaky:), rebushed the car from front to back in semi-racing Nilothane then added some very heavy duty front struts and rear coilover springs and shocks.
    Even though it's a big car (1760Kg) it now drives like a sports car, Im actually restoring it as they've become quit rare. Paint is the next step in its restoration. Mag wheels are 235-35/17's which I fitted to raise it a little, as it was too low with the stock 15 inch wheels. The wife loves it, but not as much as the XR8 :laugh:

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  15. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott
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    William, heres a few pics of the XR8, seeing as you like em so much :thumbsup:

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  16. Nice !

    I'm leaning toward GM's more though, here's mine :rolleyes:
  17. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott
    Virtual Hoon! Premium

    Very nice mate, but Ide rather push my Ford than drive a Holden :roflmao:

    Heres mine, its old but I still love it ;) Have'nt gotten aroung to skinning an FG Falcon yet.[​IMG]
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  18. Took over a STCC Edition from my dad, not long after i took my license.
    Basically to get an idea of just how expensive it really is to own a little bit nicer car then what you normally would own when you are in your early 20´s.

    Let´s just say point taken and after a few years and few thousand scandinavian miles on it he took it back, kept it for a while then sold it not too long ago.

    170 horses might not sound like much but it´s just about perfect on city streets.
    Had some great times in it, doing 200+ on my way to work every day and even playing with 300 horses Volvo´s at red lights :)
    (front wheel drives which men´t i had them in 1st and 2nd gear then they walked away from me)

    Engine is a screamer as well, came with sports exhaust from the factory so it had a wonderful sound coming out of the car as well.

    (not my car but it it´s identical in appearance)
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  19. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    Driving at 200kph + every day to work you would very quickly get an idea of mow much cars cost, just in fuel... not taking into account how long it would last...:D
    But its a nice picture of a car :)
    i dare not ever bust the speed limit if i drove my dads car even now... he be a little peeved to say the least:(
  20. Yea but it wasn´t so bad. I drive pretty "inspired" and it did a solid 1 litre/10km
    Not at 200 but overall :)

    And it wasn´t his car at the time, i owned it :)
    And i know how it feel to pay for bodywork lol.

    Was driving on my way home to him, doing 120-130, regular speed.
    See a fox (i think) running out across the road, i had no time to brake so i decided to turn against the direction it was running and obviously it freezes mid-way....
    All i could see in my rear view mirror was the spine.
    One side of the car got some air time and that wasn´t a nice feeling at those speeds..
    Everything happened in less then a second really.

    Had to pay a new front and some plastic on the underside, oh and a light (the ones in the intake)

    Never crashed though except getting crashed into once because the guy behind could not stop his car while i managed to stop mine with this much inbetween me and the car in front

    [-------------------------------] Scale 1:1 :)
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