Monthly Archives: August 2013

Austin A40 Farina Mark I: First car was a money spinner

Peter Bealings this weeks shares his memory of his first car. “In 1975, at the tender age of 17 , and still at school, affordability was the main order of the day, although an Audi 80 Sport or Capri Ghia … Continue reading

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Morris 8: First car snapped up for £5 after the war

John Morton, of Ipswich, tells us about his Morris 8 He said: “My first car was a pre-World War Two Morris 8. Which had been left in a garage for the duration of the war. “The owner had died, and … Continue reading

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1936 Morris 8: Sold eight pigs and bought a car all in the same day

Our First Car Friday feature has brought back memories for reader Andrew Phizacklea. He said: “My first car was a Morris 8, I bought it in Lacy Scott’s car auction for £100, the same day I sold eight pigs for … Continue reading

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Ford Popular: First car cost £15

Richard Mortlock casts his mind back to a time when cars cost what is now considered ‘pocket money’. This week Richard Mortlock has contacted us to share memories of his first car. He said: “My first car was a 1953 … Continue reading

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Toyota Corolla: Invincible feeling did not last for long

My first car was a Toyota corolla in metallic brown. I felt invincible in my new car and at 17 years old I was proud to be one of the first of my friends on the road. However, within 48 … Continue reading

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