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    Thought it would be nice to start a thread about cars we remember from childhood - specifically ones owned by parents. None of the pictures here are of the originals - but they are the same cars!

    My Dad had three cars that I remember - A black Ford Zephyr with a green leather front bench seat and a stick shift gear lever - Loved this car !





    We then got a blue Hillman Avenger (a bit of a come down!!). Top speed unknown!



    The last car he had was a Rover P6 2000 in brown...



    I loved this one too!

    Great days out, especially in the Zephyr, sliding all over the front seats because seatbelts were not the law and sticking to the leather seats when wearing shorts in the summer heat.

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    My dad had the exact same Rover 2000 also in brown. My hippy of a mother had a mini with Mary Quant flowers all over it.

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    • #3
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      First one I remember my Dad having is a Cortina super.
      Then I recall an Avenger and a Triumph 1500.
      My Uncle had a Vauxhall Viva and then an Austin Princess.
      I hated getting a lift in the Princess. It looked like a metal wedge.

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        the ones i remember my dad having are a ford cpri and the legendary lada.

        getting drove to school in a lada i was.
        FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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          '61 Buick Skylark


          '70 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme



          And then after that it was Japanese cars.

          '76 Datsun (Nissan) 610
          But for the life of me I can't remember what colour it was


          '92 Toyota Corolla

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            i remeber my dad had one of these - A datsun 120 Y

            Age is just a number - If yours bothers you stop counting

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            • #7
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              he then had a ford cortina (brown with a drown / beige interior ....... very nice

              Age is just a number - If yours bothers you stop counting

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                My Dad's cars:

                Red Vauxhall Cavalier 1977-80

                Blue Renault 18 1980-3

                Green Vauxhall Cavalier 1983-6

                Silver Vauxhall Cavalier 1986-8

                Red Vauxhall Carlton 1988-91

                Silver Vauxhall Carlton 1991-6

                Green Vauxhall Omega 1996-2000

                Gold Vauxhall Omega 2000-2003
                The Trickster On The Roof

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                  When I was a toddler in the early '70s, my dad had a Vauxhall Victor 101 (FC) Estate. He followed that with two Morris Marina Coupes, a white 1.8, then a dark green 1.3 version, then in the early '80s came a light blue (early) Fiat Strada, followed by a beige Rover SD1 (which was luxury after the Strada). By the end of the '80s, he had a white Citroen BX.
                  "We're the Sweeney son, and we haven't had any dinner!"

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                  • #10
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                    IIRC.........

                    Morris Minor van in light blue
                    Riley 1.5 in dark blue
                    Austin Maxi 1500 in maroon - our first EVER new car!
                    MK1 Cavalier 1.6L in pale blue

                    Wow there were loads more after that as it was company cars from the Maxi onwards.
                    I'll have to think about that one!

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                    • #11
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                      +Renault Dauphine
                      +Austin 1100
                      +Austin Cambridge
                      +Triumph 1500 Dolomite
                      +Simca 1000
                      +Ford Consul
                      +Wolsley Hornet
                      +Hilman Imp
                      +Mazda 818
                      +Mazda 626 Montrose
                      +Mazda 323 1.5 GT
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                      Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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                      • #12
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                        my dAD HAD ONE AS WELL IF I REMEMBER RIGHT



                        Originally posted by Jay Mc View Post
                        i remeber my dad had one of these - A datsun 120 Y





                        FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                        • #13
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                          Wasn't the Datsun 120Y also called the Datsun Cherry?
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                          Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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                            my fathers cars since i was born in 1977 have mainly consisted of austin rover/british leyland products-6 austin princesses and two austin ambassadors,the first he bought new in 1982 for 5,500.that to me was the best car he ever had-still remember the registration-ANW 973X,because its a shorterned version of my first name-Andrew-if you see what i mean lol-he went on to have a couple of montegos and a rover and nowadays drives a boring as hell astra,a car that will never make its mark on motoring history in the future!!!!!

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                            • #15
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                              My dad has had a lada and a ford capri.
                              Any car he has had has been 2nd hand.

                              I know he has had others just cant think of them.
                              FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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