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    Earlier was taking a walk to the nearby shop and saw an old car that brought back some rather fond memories of the past. What are your memories of it and were many pictures taken with you in it?
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    this escort, not same one but color/model is

    sisters, she drove it like a rally star, scared the crap out of me, I was like 8 or so
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    Nissan Blue Bird, my dads, sadly it was stolen.
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    My family own a limo company, so my first real memories of being in cars usually involved my dad driving me down to McDonald's with my two cousins when we were 5-8 yrs old in stretch limos, chryslers etc... lol

    Also, I vaguely remember my Granddad's white Rolls Royce with a "BAD BOY" number plate, as he got stopped by the police twice (I think)... for what I now know to be the spacing of the letters and a "routine check, plus that's a nice reg mate" lol
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    (Original post by Jusd)


    this escort, not same one but color/model is

    sisters, she drove it like a rally star, scared the crap out of me, I was like 8 or so
    That was a nice Escort, LOL how strange it is these days fuel injection is a given those days it was such a big deal.
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    (Original post by 0mgJohn)
    My family own a limo company, so my first real memories of being in cars usually involved my dad driving me down to McDonald's with my two cousins when we were 5-8 yrs old in stretch limos, chryslers etc... lol

    Also, I vaguely remember my Granddad's white Rolls Royce with a "BAD BOY" number plate, as he got stopped by the police twice (I think)... for what I now know to be the spacing of the letters and a "routine check, plus that's a nice reg mate" lol
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    Do they still own that Rolls Royce? What kind was it?
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    Was a nice car in its day, very well sought after in 3rd World countries due to its robustness. I presume they never found it?
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    Traintracks1995 would love you to bits

    Do they still own that Rolls Royce? What kind was it?
    I can't remember what model it was, but looking at images on Google, I imagine it was probably a Silver Spirit or similar hard top Rolls that was very cool at the time :P

    He doesn't own it now, he sold it probably 10 years ago now, switching to a Jag... Nowadays he has cut down on how much he drives, meaning he currently resides in a sky blue Renault Clio with the number plate 1 JMD. Hopefully, after my Dad, I will be able to stick this family number plate on my car
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    Was a nice car in its day, very well sought after in 3rd World countries due to its robustness. I presume they never found it?
    Yeah it was a really nice car. My dad used to sell cars and the guy who wanted to buy it asked if it had any security,foolishly my dad told him it didn't, the guy came back and stole it.
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    First car memory was pulling up to my house for the first time when I was about 4 after moving out of London.

    Can't remember exactly what car it was but it was a pile of absolute crap that went by the moniker 'the-sh*t-brown-shove-it'.
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    Handing my grandfather spanners and watching whilst he fixed his '75 Daimler XJ6 S2 Sovereign. 4.2 litre auto.
    It was british racing green with tan leather interior. Down the side was a hand painted double pin stripe with a curly arrow at either end.
    It dropped off the DVLA database earlier this year so I assume it's been cubed.


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    My dad had a Vauxhall Cavalier much like this one:

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    Earliest memories of cars :-

    My dad had a Ford Cortina Mk4 which he bought a few months before I was born. Had quite a few long distance trips in it including one to one highlands where I vomited all over the rubber mats. Also remember when a monkey got into the cabin as it was parked by a waterfall with the windows open and they went berserk trying to lure the monkey out with a pack of peanuts. After that he had a Mercedes W123 and since then he has always bought a Mercedes.

    My mum had a Rover SD1 which she bought when I was 2, I used to like to help her to select the gear in it as it was an automatic. Lots of pictures of us by it sadly they are all have faded or become mouldy. My elder brother and me used to fight to put our head out of the sunroof and we would always fight to sit in the front seat. It was this car that subsequent cars she bought was always Japanese or German as it broke down often. I remember some years later we were in UK for holiday and she saw one being used as a police car, she did ask me if I remembered that she once had one. After that car she had a BMW 3 series.

    My late maternal granddad drove a Volvo 122 which he bought brand new in 1965, he drove it till he was 93 and was the only car he owned. Can still remember the smell in it and it was always kept really clean. Remember quite fondly going home from school in it as he would get us from school to bring us to his house, you would get a lecture from him about economics if ever you asked him why there was no air conditioning in the car. Was still on the road 3 years ago as I saw it at a vintage car show.

    My late paternal granddad drove a Mercedes W115 and a Jaguar E-Type. The Mercedes was the car the government gave him as a perk of the job, it was sold to him at a great discount when he retired. The Jaguar was purchased new in 1962, was bought in UK from a garage in Oxford, toured much of UK and then put on ship for Singapore. I used to always ask him why he doesn't buy a new and bigger Mercedes. He would bring us out often in it usually to a shopping mall. He would also bring me out in the Jaguar quite often, usually to the golf and polo club, used to always complain it was so hot in the car as he always drove with the hood off. I remember when I was 7 I went with him on a classic car rally that went Singapore to Penang stopping at quite a few places. It was not without incident as the belt snapped and the radiator hose blew during that trip and on the return journey the wipers stopped working and the headlamps wouldn't come on. After I moved to England at 13, he would often call me to ask me to buy parts for it as by then it was very difficult and expensive to get any parts for it in Singapore, I became an expert at sourcing for parts. The Mercedes was exported out in 1990 to some African country. He last drove the Jaguar 10 minutes before he passed on in 2003, a year later I helped to sell it and someone from UK bought it because it was one of the few E-Types in the world that had done 130k miles and still had over 90% original metals from factory, not sure if the car still survives in UK as no idea what it was re-registered as when it arrived in UK. In hindsight I should have kept that car
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    Earliest memory.. I must have been 3 or 4 and my parents and I were driving through Gloucester city centre in Dad's new red VW Golf.
    The only reason I remember this particular moment is because it turns out there was a spider's nest under one of the front seats. Which hatched. All over me.

    Other than that, not really. My parents have a habit of changing cars regularly and, as such, I have no particular memories associated with any of them.
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    When I was born, my parents had this car. Had it since I was about 8 years old then we got hit hence it got written off :sad:
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    A 1989 Vauxhall Astra like this. My dad owned it when I was about 3... I remember it so vividly because my granny lived on the top of a hill and one day, the car didn't quite reach the top and sent us flying back down the hill into the traffic :eek:
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    B905 WEW. Renault 5. ****ing classic.

    I have vague memories of my mum driving a Mini Copper before that... but that's really vague and might not even be real. The car above though... legendary.
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    A really old Cavalier my Dad had, think it was blue but don't quote me on that :lol:
 
 
 
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