free hit
counters
Your First Car? - Page 3 - Lotus / Motoring / Cars Chat - The Lotus Forums Jump to content


Recommended Posts

Mine was my dad's old hand-me-down with 120000 miles

1979 Chrysler Cordoba with "fine Corinthian leather, that only a true Spaniard could appreciate"

This is a 76 Sport coupe hahahaha mine had square headlights though

1976ChryslerCordobaSportCoupe.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.
  • Replies 98
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

quite a few seem to have had dolomite sprints as their first cars...   I did too - bought in 1995 for 500 quid.   I was monumentally rubbish and never ran right but I loved it....   and the 2lit

It was.   I was amazing.  

Mine was a Fiesta XR2 Mk1 in light metallic blue - just like this one. Actually, looking at that image, all of a sudden I want one again..Love boxy hatches (Golf Mk1, Delta Integrale etc). It was 198

Posted Images

My first car after passing my test ( actually, i brought it a week BEFORE :wallbash: )

was a 1600 sports mk2 Escort with high lift cams, twin side draft webbers and the suspension set so hard it bounced when driving, but didn't move a mm when 3 of us lay on the bonnet :).

Edited by Dodgy

Лотос - для тех которые знают разницу

ENIGMA for those who are paranoid or download one :)

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

first was a rusty Opel Kadet E, with only 44kw engine and a 4 speed gearbox [maybee Vauxhal called it "Astra-E"] . The Engine was after all really nice, it runs with all kind of burnable fluids fom ordinary 91 oktane gasoline to some mixtures with diesel, paint thinner and alcohol... .

secont was/[is !] a Esprit V8. What a thrill !

*********************************************************************

to name the things if I see them, that's what I call integrity..

*********************************************************************

Link to post
Share on other sites

My first car back in 1981 was my old mans Datsun 120Y, but the first actual car I bought, or should I say built was a Nova Kit Car in 1983. I kept this up until 97, but had other cars along the way.

1971 RMB Gentry...

If anyone knows what that is? :)

MG TF replica wasn't it?

Link to post
Share on other sites
:) Awesome!

My Mate Sam ended up buying the moulds and producing cars in the early 90's. I helped out when I could and ended up running the owners club. The demonstrator had a Porsche 911 2.2 engine and transaxle, with the IRS bolted on. Fantastic car I will see if I can dig out a piccy.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

First car owned was a HB Viva, but it never got on the road. First car I insured in my name and on the road was a Triumph Dolomite 1850HL. Bought it very cheap and had to do it up and get it repainted. It was a nice car until two years later when I put it into a bridge after hitting black ice, the car was a right off! :wallbash:

I did some years later buy a Dolomite Srint which was a quick car for the time. My favourite car before the Esprit was a Rover SDi 3500 SE. Did a lot of work on this car as well. It did get repainted in actual Lotus ICI paint, Lotus black! :) I made the whole car look like a Vitesse and fitted a TV and video in the car, we used to have loads of fun on road trips. :wallbash:

Owen

Edited by OwenGT3
Link to post
Share on other sites
the first actual car I bought, or should I say built was a Nova Kit Car in 1983. I kept this up until 97,

used to see a nova parked outside Angels nightclub in Burnley back in the late 70's, wasnt you was it?

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Friedrich Nietzsche

find me on Tripadvisor

http://www.tripadvis...mbers/espritguy

Link to post
Share on other sites

My first car was an '89 Supra. The first car I actually purchased myself was this MR2...I actually sold this car to help pay for the Lotus. It sold it last year for over $13,000 even though it was a 1991. Let's just say it was a lot faster than my Esprit will ever be.

post-2487-1187461928.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
....it was FWD....

It suffered from rust around its rear wheel arches though. It was 14 when I sold it though.

we definitly talk about the same model range, mine was a 1400ccm 60hp from '91. Believe it or not, but after all i miss this car... . :whistle:

*********************************************************************

to name the things if I see them, that's what I call integrity..

*********************************************************************

Link to post
Share on other sites
used to see a nova parked outside Angels nightclub in Burnley back in the late 70's, wasnt you was it?

Fraid not Howard in the late 70's I was doing my GCE's

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 7 years later...

I've never seen this topic before.

I lived in Nhulunbuy in the NT of Australia, Cars were few and far between. I bought a 1966 Mazda 800, not running, and my dad and I rebuilt the engine. A friend sprayed it as a swap for me building an N gauge railway for his son from some Fleischmann stuff that I had.

It never let me down, but it was ugly. I was the first secondary school student to own his own car.

I was pretty much in this colour scheme but with standard white steel wheels. (shudder) I'll scan the photo of my real one sometime. (if I can keep my food down long enough)

 

post-4653-0-64829700-1435095090.jpg

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had one of these as my first car ('67 Impala 9 passenger wagon that was a hand me down when my dad got a new car). It had manual steering and a 2 speed powerglide transmission. Believe it or not I passed my driver's license first time out successfully making a 3 point turn in this beast without touching the curb!!!   It also had a mattress for the rear with the seats folded down   ;)

 

17hh1ssbkjexhjpg.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

This was my father's car in which I passed my driver's license -  a 1966 Plymouth Fury III

 

It was horrible, just horrible!

 

30017050011_large.jpg

If you have the choice between a Stairway to Heaven and a Highway to Hell don't forget the Nomex®!

Captain,  Lotus Airways. We fly lower! 

Link to post
Share on other sites

A white 1.6 Renault Fuego. I remember doing 122 down the M180, which back in those days was an empty drag strip, no cars, no police, nothing. Everything shook, including me. Oh when you are 18 and insane.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had one of these as mine.................

 

hqdefault.jpg

 

My Grandad bought it new through the employee scheme as he worked for BL at Canley. Then my Mum had it then me. I got home after passing my test at 17 - walked in to the house - picked up the keys and went on a 2 hour drive............

Edited by nello
Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine was a rear engined 2 door coupe.

 

You put your number plate on back to front! 

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

For forum issues, please contact the Moderators. I will aim to respond to emails/PM's Mon-Fri 9-6 GMT. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

You put your number plate on back to front!

I know how you spotted that. The guys red coat is backwards as well, isn't it?

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.


×
×
  • Create New...