Originally Posted by codprawn
My first ever car was a Rover sd1 vitesse. Last of them - twin plenum model - they only built about 200. It was D reg bright red. Loved the car to bits. Bit of a handfull for an 18yr old!!!
How the hell did you insure it?! Those were the days when insurance went mental and killed the GTI's.
It cost me about £1200 - an obscene amount of money in those days. i did get quotes for over £2k but Taylor Price and Company were by far the cheapest. Still pretty good for performance cars today.
I have to be honest the car terrified me at first - it was so wide and had so many curves you couldn't see where you were going. I avoided town centres for about 6 months. It was the only car I had driven apart from a metro and a Ford Escort that I passed my test in. Then almost a year of no driving at all - then pick up the SD1 from Lex Meade in Cheltenham.
I reckon all young drivers should start in something thats massive and powerful - they would be too scared to drive fast!!!