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Old 17 June 2009, 19:38   #21
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Still my favourite was a Rover SD1 Vitesse that i had - the last of them - D reg. it was full BTC spec with rose jointed suspension and 4 down draught dellortos. good for 150mph and cornered like it was on rails. Only car i have ever sold and it still breaks my heart.
I had an SD1 when I was 18-5 speed manual, T reg ex CID one. Jesus that thing was fast.
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Old 18 June 2009, 02:39   #22
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I had an SD1 when I was 18-5 speed manual, T reg ex CID one. Jesus that thing was fast.
I bet an 18 YO would need a mortgage to insure an equivalent today
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Old 18 June 2009, 02:50   #23
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I bet an 18 YO would need a mortgage to insure an equivalent today
Just had a quote for my 18yo's Fiesta 1.4 diesel (no prior claims, no license points)...£2450 from Direct Line
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Old 18 June 2009, 04:07   #24
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17 year old boy in a morris minor £1400

he is not getting it mind you.
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Old 18 June 2009, 05:49   #25
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I bet an 18 YO would need a mortgage to insure an equivalent today
I couldn't afford to run it or insure it for long either-but not to the extent it costs today. I...erm...was getting 8mpg out of it. I did love that V8 though

I had loads of stuff back then that was quite mental-all extremely fast and most towards the end of its life. A Lancia HPE2000 (though that was so rotten it lasted a month before almost literally splitting in half) , a very very quick 2.1 mk2 Capri,a Manta Coupé,Audi 100...
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Old 18 June 2009, 06:25   #26
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Heres my 1st toy when I was rather young - "note T-cut in hand"

3.0 litre essex v6 lump, Huge webber carb, K+N - twin stainless exhausts either side
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Old 18 June 2009, 07:57   #27
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Heres my 1st toy when I was rather young - "note T-cut in hand"

3.0 litre essex v6 lump, Huge webber carb, K+N - twin stainless exhausts either side
Lovely - how the same company could produce the Robin is beyond me.

My ex girlfriend's mum used to have one - oh and Princess Anne!!!
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My first car was an old Alfa Romeo 33. When it worked it was great, loved the sound of the boxer engine. Sadly it hardly ever worked and cost £1700 to insure. Replaced it with a BMW 520i, and went around everything that wasn't straight sideways. It was like driving a square tank with a hole in the fuel tank (not unlike a 5.4 searider with 115 V4 2 stroke ). So got a Vuaxhall Cav SRi 130 and spent twice as much as I paid for it up rating everything. Had it on the road for a month and some 92 year old man didn't see me sat at the lights and tried to drive through me at high speed. Was not amused but got enough compo to buy myself a big shinney Preimire Signia Drumkit so I got over it.
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Slightly earlier than Quattro's, Strato's (Stratii?) and Integrale's and other such Group B specials, but I had one of these for a while. Great fun but no journey could be undertaken without a backup. Pulling into work one day there was a 'ping' and as the car ground to a halt one of the camshaft toothed drive wheels rolled past, rolled round and round and then settled in the gutter Needless to say, the valves and pistons had had a love in and there was tears all round
An RS1600?
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An RS1600?
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