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Post by scimjim » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:58 pm

10 year (nearly) bump on this thread :D

I’ve updated mine.

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Post by manny » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:11 am

I have not had that many..
1@17 1976 TR7 FHC - no sunroof first car drove for 6 months... a big hit with the college girls 8) 8) ...
2@19 1985 Golf GTi 8V - small bumper model..great car but stolen after 3 months!
3@19 1985 Nissan Sunny 1.3L - 34K from new on the original clutch- i loved this car for its simplicity (and insurance)- rusted like a rusty rusted nail-but sooo reliable
4@20 1989 Honda Prelude (Mk2) 16v with 4WS- another great car , the 4WS was awesome once you got used to it...this was my uncle gave it to me after seeing me in the Sunny :D :D...until-
5@22 1992 Honda Prelude 2.2 VTEC- a JDM car with all the bells a whistles...the VTEC thrust was addictive
6@24 1994 Nissan 200SX S14 - completely standard UK car - my uncle gave it to me :D ( same one in 4)
7@26 1992 Mercedes 420SEL -W140- the one with double glazing etc---massssiiive - no idea why i bought it!! sold it after 5 months- but it was brilliant if a little thirsty
8@26->36 lost interest in cars and had loads of Honda Civics 1.4\1.6 - that i would run into the ground... and had some motorbikes for the thrills instead..
9@37 1982 Tr7V8 - ...bought almost 20 years to the month from my first car!'s different but better built than the 1976 one!
10@39 1978 Scimitar GTE - like the TR7 , always wanted one - as it looked cool and my first sighting was a primered grey one with a V8 sound track i was 17.
11@ 43 1987 SS1 Ti....needs a bit a work...still
12@43 1985 SS1 1600....bought to fill the Tr7 whilst it was being 'worked' on...
13@45 1981 Scimitar day it will move!
14@46 1984 Mercedes 190E 2.0 - bought just to attend my cousin's wedding in Tuscany...because i thought it be a laugh....i meant to sell it but its brilliant!
Almost had
15@46 1989 Porsche 928...dream car No2....No1 will be any 911


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Post by philhoward » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:03 am

scimjim wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:26 pm
Sabre 1.5 - Philip Andrews car via Phil Howard im not actually sure who owns this now, deals have been done, beers have been drunk, sleeps have happened
I think it’s mine - swapped it for Snotty IIRC?

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