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"Here in my car", said 80s pop hero Gary Numan, "I feel safest of all". He obviously never shared the same stretch of road as me, then. Automotive tales of mirth and woe, please.

(, Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:34)
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Cars I have known Part 1 The 60s and 70s
I passed my driving test in 1967 and the first car I ever owned was a 1954 Morris 1000 convertible it cost me the princeley sum of £10 (that was a lot of money back then)I should have cottoned on things were not right as I had never seen it with the roof down, but hey this was the swinging 60s I was young and carefree, got the vehicle home it was a hot sunny day so I thought lets get the roof down, roof was nicely stowed opened the drivers door this was followed by the sound of tortured metal as the car began to sink slowly in the middle and the only thing that was holding it together was the roof.
So what to do, jacked it up level slammed the doors and put it up for sale guy who bought it wondered why the doors wouldn,t open, told him locks were busted so he beat me down to £15 and left a happy man.

I saved my pennies and bought my first mini, no speedo just a calendar (well thats what it felt like) my mates Fiat 500 was sporty by comparison, so it was pretty easy on fuel consumption but seemed to need constant servicing vowed I would never buy another.

Then came the flame red Allegro all round a good car but not the most stylish hangs head in shame.

My mate Dave had this really tatty Ford Anglia which never seemed to go wrong, was giving me a lift home one time, this Anglia used to emit odd smells at the best of times as he had a couple of dogs who pissed when the fancy took em and that included inside the car, slowly crawling through the traffic I swore I could smell burning Dave says imagination and I ignore it, put a tape on says Dave they are in the glove box muggins opens said box only to be confronted by a sheet of flame, I am out of that car so fast, who cares if it is moving we stand at the roadside watching the wiring loom burn like a cheap firework.
What did we do, called a breakdown truck and head for the nearest pub.

Alfa Romeo 2000GTV stunning car handled like a dream didn't like the British climate tho every time it rained it resembled a seive the interior could grow mushrooms and after 6 months it developed serious rust and bits started to drop off, after protracted arguments with the dealer during which I suggested adverse publicity that I finally got my money back.
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 13:05, 3 replies)
An Allegro? Good all-round car?
You mean you had the one where the wheel didn't fall off?

Amazing :-) Even the one at the British Motor Museum has only 3 wheels on it.
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 13:19, closed)
I was dead lucky I had a Belgian built one with Bosch electrics
(, Wed 28 Apr 2010, 14:05, closed)
My brother had an All Aggro
What a piece of shit that was.

It spent more time being repaired than being driven.
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 17:08, closed)

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