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    Default My Dads Cars

    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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    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.
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    Default Re: My Dads Cars

    '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

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

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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
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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.
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    Default Re: My Dads Cars

    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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