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  • #86234

    adh1964
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    UK - Wales

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    christ bobcat youv’e had the lot there mate, anglia,  my dad had the 1200 two tone  delux  and billy3 i wouldn’t have owned upto the allegro mate thats brave

    #86239
    bobcat
    bobcat
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    @adh, yes the Anglia was my first love. It was a 1200cc super, after a couple of years ownership and with my Dad’s help it got converted into 1350cc (engine from Burton Engineering) with a Mk1 GT Cortina gear box plus a servo added for the brakes. The love affair for (fast) cars was born.

    #86250
    d
    d
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    USA

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    @blkcat, thought i would be responsible :).  Not a good thought in hindsight, but still have it thankfully.

    #86261

    yorkirs
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    UK - England

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    @bobcat…….Burton engineering, loved the stuff they did, automotive excellence when horsepower came from mechanical engineering not  bytes twiddling.

    Just good old Grinding, reprofiling, camshafts, pistons,carburettors lots of love and a little black art. Lovely memories.

    And the exhaust note was always real😍😍

    #86265
    bobcat
    bobcat
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    @yorkirs, yes the good old days, Dad taught me how to hand grind and polish the ports on a cylinder head. It was all nice and simple then.

    #86268

    mdickens98
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    UK - England

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    1990 Peugeot 205 1.4 XS white (GTi body kit and 1.6 alloys)

    1989 Renault 5 campus white (Rubbish but cheap run about)

    1991 Ford Fiesta 1.6 Sport red

    1994 Ford Fiesta 1.6Si Green 3dr (lovely little car)

    1997 Seat Ibiza GTi 16v red (Fast but harsh to drive after the fiesta)

    1991 Mazda Eunos Roadster white (great fun car, always made me smile)

    1999 Honda S2000 silver (awesome beast but scary in the wet)

    1999 Toyota Celica SS-II import white (quite fast but boring)

    1993 Mazda Eunos Roadster white (thought I’d have anothe crack at one of these, still great)

    2008 Ford Focus ST-3 3 door electric orange (my fave car so far, solid, fast, fun and the noise from the 5 pot is just soo addictive)

    2016 Ford Focus RS nitrous blue (current car, more aggressive than the ST and soo fast but I did prefer the exterior styling and colour on the ST. maybe it’ll grow on me)

    #86289
    Skillboy
    Skillboy
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    UK - England

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    2002 Ford KA ( Was aged 17 and got some stick for driving a hairdressers car)

    2008 Ford Fiesta MK6 Zetec S silver

    2013 Ford Fiesta ST-2 Race Red

    2016 Ford Fiesta ST-3 Spirit Blue

    2017 Ford Focus RS Mk3 NB was aged 24 at the time of purchase.

     

    Think this could be classed as progression.

     

    #86298
    b1rdy
    b1rdy
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    UK - England

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    Deffo progression. Mind, I wouldn’t fancying insuring an RS at 24 though!



    2018 RS Edition

    #86444
    Skillboy
    Skillboy
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    UK - England

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    Think the policy for the RS is about £800 but saying that the Fiesta ST was around £600 and that was the cheapest I could find at that time.

    Should hopefully come down when its due to be renewed as unfortunately turned another year older.

    #86475
    dan-2
    dan-2
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    I’m fairly young and like to keep a good car for some time so my history isn’t huge and you can sorta see my career progression;

    1990 Renault clio 1.9D (bebop spec, 1st car and kept it for just over a year)

    2004 Renault Clio Sport 182 (later converted into a track car)

    2012 Skoda Octavia VRS estate TDI (perfect partner for the 182 track car and used a lot by the missus)

    2011 Renault Trafic sport van (bought a house so needed it for the renovation project)

    2016 Mk3 Focus RS in magnetic grey (purchased this at 26, insurance was only £450 for me as well!)

    2011 Toyota RAV4 (missus uses this for the family duties)

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by dan-2 dan-2.
    #86711
    Fowlers Focus
    Fowlers Focus
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    @dan  I can’t believe how cheap your insurance is as I’m 46 with full no claims and pay almost as much as you!

    #86715
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    UK - England

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    A few memorable ones from back in the day

    First car 1979 aged 16.. 1969 G plate 1100 Deluxe 2dr Mk1 Escort,

    1980,  2 x capri 2.0 GT XLR, one Vista orange, one Daytona Yellow, both with satin black bonnets and Black vinyl roofs

    1981  a 1973 Jaguar XJ12L auto in a kind of LAVENDER !! ( cost £650 and £350 to insure) sold after 3 months as it cost too much in oil leaks and 4star

    1981  Capri 3.0 GXL manual, White with black vinyl roof and full webasto sunroof. ( a real animal with Swaymar 3.1 in)

    1982 brand new FIAT 131 2.0 Sport ( got staff discount and sold  after 6 months for a profit)

    1983 Bought the MK1 RS1600 BDA from Pangbourne Berks.

    then had a few more Fiats 127 1050 sports, 1300 GTs, Lancia 2.0ie coupe, Gamma coupe, Delta HF Turbo and a Monte Carlo .

    then became a car dealer so the list goes on and on.

    memorable cars with character I bought to sell but hung on to for a while…

    1971 Fiat 500L with 5000 miles, a complete giggle to drive, really broke the ice with the ladies on first date!

    1982X Daimler 4.2i real smooth old cruiser and impressed the ladies on 2nd dates !

    1990 Honda Civic 1.6Vt 3 door.  Bombproof, light, superb vtec engine and chassis like a go-kart, used to upset many big boys round country lanes and from traffic lights and never missed a beat or broke down.



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit.

    #86744
    coastliner
    coastliner
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    UK - England

    Posts: 917

    I always wanted a Dolomite Sprint but fell out with a car dealer because he offered me £50 less than I wanted for mine, that’s back in 1976.



    Coastliner

    #86750
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    UK - England

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    @coastliner,  back in mid 80s there was a chap local to me who owned a Hunter GLS  , a holbay thing with twin webers, he tried to ‘take’ me in the Escort loads of times but could never get close,  after a while I met him again and he had got himself a yellow Dolly Sprint and gave me the old ” but mines got a 2.0 16 valve with 122bhp whereas your Escort is only a 1600 with 120bhp so I will do you easily” yet again I  showed him my rear end  !!



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by 71-bda 71-bda.
    #86770
    coastliner
    coastliner
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    UK - England

    Posts: 917

    71-bda,

    It wasn’t about the speed it was the smooth delivery of power and the feeling of quality. Don’t get me wrong the fast fords have always been king and I accept that. My best mate at this time had a droop snoot firenza with a five speed Getrag box. Now that’s a rare car and that was quick.



    Coastliner

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