Category Archives: My First Car

Surprise! ‘That will be the new motor car I brought you’

Joyce Taylor talks to drive24 about her ‘surprise gift’ in the form of a Wedgewood blue Ford Popular. One evening I was sitting at home with my mother eating tea, when I heard a car coming through the village. In … Continue reading

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Ford Popular: “Sit up and Beg”

Tony Harris shares with us his memories of his first car, a 1959 green Ford Popular “My first car was a 1959 green “Sit up and Beg” Ford Popular which I bought in 1963 prior to starting a teacher training … Continue reading

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Morris Thousand: Trip to Harrods was a baptism of fire

Streetlife user Catherine tells us her tales about her Morris Thousand My first car was a Morris Thousand in grey. It was not a splint windscreen one but old when I bought it. She was called Poddles. I was at … Continue reading

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Triumph Herald: Reaping the rewards of two years of dedicated saving

Fifty years ago I left school and started a six-year Toolmaking Apprenticeship, I had been brought up during the 1950s with my father being a motor car enthusiast, and then living in Kent, we would go to Brands Hatch at … Continue reading

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1932 Alvis: My first car was high revving

John Freiter shares his memories of his first car. He said: “My first car was a 1932 Alvis TJ 12/50 Doctor’s Drophead Coupe which I bought for £25 in 1956 and used it most weekends from Suffolk to visit my … Continue reading

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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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