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A friend of mine I've known for just over a year has had 10 cars in that time. Another friend has 22 at the moment and I, despite driving for 20 years and commuting 45,000 miles/year for 7 years have had about 15 cars, ever!

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Worked for a company that was part of GM for many years till they sold it off. We all had Vectras that we had to return before they got more than 8k on the clock, so I typically had 3 a year and must have had posession of well over 50 adding in all those.

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'73 Oldsmobile Cutlass sedan w/ Rocket 350

'90 Hyundai Excel (trashed by a drunk driver and almost killed me)

'83 Toyota Corolla (lifted by thieves)

'88 Honda Prelude

'93 Toyota Camry

'04 BMW 330xi

'77 Lotus Esprit S1

'83 Lotus Turbo Esprit

'12 Lotus Evora S+2???

I still miss my Cutlass!

1983 "Investor's Special Edition" Turbo Esprit (#43/50) | 2012 Evora S

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Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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Since learning to drive at the age of 17 and my first 1938 Austin Big 7 in 1960 I have owned in excess of 40 cars. This does not include any company cars and also does not list a couple that we bought and sold very quickly.

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Just had a quick mental skim through and came up with something in the mid 20s. Surprising really given that I tend to buy what I like but then keep them for ages. Obviously having a few at the same time bumps the numbers up a bit :w00t:

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Too many to count!

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I have owned nearly 50 automobiles in my life time so far. The maximum at one time had been 16. I now have settled into a comfortable 11 on hand. Ranging from the years of 1931 to 2008. I similar to Mike ( MPx ) have the tendency to run them for some time. There have been some I have gotten rid of and regretted and others where I regretted having gotten rid of them.

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I tend to buy them with something wrong and then end up selling them when they work fine and I have run low on money. So I suppose regretting selling most of them. Trying not to finish the Esprit or it will be gone when I'm skint!

Owned 4 in the first 10 years of driving and 16 in the last 4 years.

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We have been a two-car family for a long time but I have counted only the cars I have owned, rather than leased, for my use, not the family cars.

S4 Elan, Elan +2S, Federal-spec, World Championship Edition S2 Esprit #42, S1 Elise, Excel SE


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Respect to anyone who can remember their 50+ cars, let alone owning them lol

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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previous -call it my "wild time":

(used) '91 Opel Kadett 1.4L 60 HP -5 door, 4 speed manual

current -as more focussed on fixing things instead of silly cruising without a destination:

(used) '98 Ford Scorpio 2.5 TD 125 HP -estate car, 5 speed manual, LHD

(used) '98 Lotus Esprit V8-GT 354 HP -coupe, 5 speed manual, LHD

(used) '99 Lotus Elise S1 111 122 HP -coupe, 5 speed manual, LHD

(nn) '89 Cobra-kitcar 194 HP -roadster, 5 speed manual, LHD with only 5 cars since 1994, (and never bought an new one out of the store) you can call me something like 'modest'

But anyway, would like to add a Ducati 916 to my collection :scooter:


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


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1986 Porsche 944 Lux

1988 Toyota MR2 T-bar

1990 Lotus Esprit SE

2001 Ford Mondeo TDi

2002 Peugeot 607 HDi

1993 Lotus Esprit S4

A friend's dad I know has had over 140 BMWs, he averages about 6-9 a year, and tends to keep at least 3 going at a time. The good thing though is that he actually drives them all, and also has perchant for vintages - he's currently got a 1905 Wolseley and a 1915 Napier.

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EspritMiltonKeynes - ironically now lives in Edinburgh London (SE4)

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In order:

Previously owned

'75 Toyota Corolla GTS

'82 Toyota Celica GTS

'89 Isuzu Amigo

'93 Toyota SR5 pickup

'95 Dodge Neon

'96 Dodge Dakota

'93 Saab 900

'98 Honda Civic

'99 Dodge Ram 2500


'06 Saab 9-3 Sport Combi

'09 Subaru Impreza

'10 Ford F250 Super Duty

Current Lotus:

'56 Mark VI

'71 Type 61Mx

'71 Type 69 F2

'72 Europa TC

'74 Elan Plus 2S 130/5

'77 Steelebro Lotus Super 907

'91 M100 Elan

'91 Type 106 Esprit X180R race car

'05 Elise (In my custody but not owned by me)

Lotus Sport 110 (a Lotus, but not a car)

Plus an Elavan and Seven that were completely disassembled incomplete projects that I stupidly sold

Kyle Kaulback

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Herewith my eclectic mix.

1937 Austin Big Seven

1952 Hillman Husky

1960 Austin Mini

1961 Morris Mini Cooper (997)

1955 Standard 8

1962 Riley 1.5

1962 Wolseley 15/50

1963 Citroen DS19

1964 Ford Cortina

1965 VW Beetle

1958 VW Beach Buggy

1962 Chrysler Valiant Regal

1970 VW Kombi

1975 MIni panel van

1974 VW Kombi

1978 VW Beetle

1980 BMW 518

1982 BMW 520

1980 Chev Rekord

1968 MGB GT

1978 Ford Escort

1984 Lotus Super 7

1969 Lotus 61

1983 Nova Kit Car

1958 MG ZB Magnette

1974 Triumph 2000

1978 Citroen CX2400

1983 Opel Rekord S/W

1985 Ople Monza

1988 Toyota LDV

1987 Ford Courier LDV

1987 Lotus Super 7 (sellers remorse)

1997 Toyota Corolla

1972 Citroen SM (sellers remorse)

1972 Citroen DS21

1994 Mercedes E220

2000 Fiat Uno

1998 Rover 416

1952 MG TD

1974 MGB GT

1948 MG TC

1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo (blue)

1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo (red)

1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo (green)

1999 Mercedes C240

1989 Lotus Excel

46 and still counting, cars not me. I will be 68 this year.

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1947 MG TC, supercharged

Ford 15cwt Thames van

Alfa Romeo Bertone GTV

Mini Traveller

Renault 16TX

Ex-Gas Board Mini Van with windows and full race 998 Cooper Engine

Honda CB125

Benelli 500 Sports

Renault 8 finished in Hammerite(!)


Lotus Esprit Turbo

Ford Capri 1600

Ford Capri 1600 (yes, two of them)

VW Polo Fox

Fiat boxy little thing I got for nothing and the name escapes me

L'Escargot Blanc...Ford Luton Transit

Audi saloon (donor)

Audi Estate (donor)

Volvo V40 diesel estate

Edge Devil kitcar with 4.2 Audi V8...under construction.

I tend to buy end-of-life vehicles for not very much and run them until they become totally uneconomical. Except for those cars I bought as toys!!

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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Awright, if we're gonna do lists then here goes:

1973 VW Super Beetle

1971 Datsun 510

1981 Mini

1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1983 Honda Accord

1991 Acura Integra

1985 BMW K100RT

2002 VW GTI 1.8T (current)

1995 BMW R100R

2007 BMW R1200GS

1986 Lotus Turbo Esprit HCI (current)

"If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's electrical." -somebody's dad

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Just add my few

First Car first after owning about 30 motorcycles. 250/350 RDs, Trail Bikes, Honda CBX 1000 (2) HONDA 1100RB, Honda 900 (2) Laverda Jota 120, Harris Magnum 900, Kawasaki 750 Turbo, Honda CX 500 Turbo, VF1000 R Suzuki GSXR 750 (2) etc etc

1974 Relaint Scimitar 3.0 V6

1979 Fiat Mirafiori Sport TC 2.0

1976 Lotus Elite 501

1982 Rover SD1 2000

1978 Lotus Eclat 521

1983 Ford Capri 2.0 Cabaret

1978 Datsun 260 Z 2+2 - Samuri Conversion planned but car written off

1987 Esprit Turbo Federal Spec LHD

1985 Rover Vitesse V8 Efi - modified engine

1982 Golf Gti 1600 5 speed - modified everything

1986 VW Jetta GTi

1992 Rover 220 Gti Coupe

1987 MG Maestro + Turbo (modified) More torque steer than anything I have ever driven

1989 MG Montego Turbo

1987 Lotus Excel SE - ( lovely car and easy to drive fast)

1988 Ford Transit 1.6 core !

1989 Citroen AX

1993 Vauxhall Astra Van core !

1998 Marlin Kit Car Alfa twin Cam engine

1987 Range Rover Classic TDi

2004 Built & designed my own Seven type V8 Kit Car - 550 Kg and 230 BHP

1985 Rover SDi 5.0Litre

1979 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 - 964 3.6L engined planned but got shelved

1997 BMW 325i

1990 Talbot Camper Van (worst vehicle I have ever driven)

2004 MG ZT190 Tourer

1996 Land Rover Discovery Tdi

2001 Range Rover P38

1996 TVR Chimera + Eaton S/C + other bits

1997 Lotus Esprit V8 + loads of time and money spent but worth every penny !

Thats it folks for the time being

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mg midget (rubber bumper)

sunbeam alpine

sunbeam tiger

3.0 mk1 capri

2.4 vauxhall magnum

escort mk1 rs2000

525 bmw

325i bmw

535 bmw

fiat coupe turbo

suzuki sj 410

suzuki samuari

suzuki vitara

toyota double cab

nissan double cab

vauxhall astra gte

vauxhall corsa


also many others

It's Oogies turn to boogie

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