Category Archives: My First Car

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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‘It had a three-speed column change and floor dipswitch.’

1966 Bedford minibus Is this the world’s most polite parking ticket? Left on the windscreen outside Vienna Cathedral. George Thorburn took most of the seats taken out of his 1966 Bedford minibus to keep insurance costs down on what was … Continue reading

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Low profile convertible not great for Welsh mountains

Andy Thurlow’s first car was not a sensible choice. “When I worked at BT headquarters in Martlesham, near Ipswich, many moons ago I met someone who was selling a limited edition convertible Karmann Golf GTI and I fell in love … Continue reading

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Very racy and a young man’s dream

Edgar Wagstaff shares his memories of his first car, 1928 Austin 7 Special. “With oversize wheels at the back and normal ones on the front, it dipped forward in a ‘get up and go style’ which belied its performance of a … Continue reading

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Drive24 is now on Facebook and Google+

We’re happy to announce that drive24 has just launched a new Facebook page and Google+ account for car lovers. Follow our car and motor market news and advice, enter competitions and join in the conversation with your own tips, stories … Continue reading

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Teacher’s car amused Bentley ‘boys’

I purchased my first car in 1958 from D Marguiles Ltd in London for the sum of £385. It was a 1925 Bentley, VDP body, short chassis and a three-litre engine with ‘A’ gearbox. It also had a hood and … Continue reading

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I got shot of my quarter share

My first car was a German Auto Union Wanderer, well at least a quarter of it was. While serving with the RAF at Guilenkirchen in Germany I, and others discovered two cars in a building on the camp. One car … Continue reading

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