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FWIW.....(Excluding company cars)

Hillman Hunter 1967
Lovely old car, long-legged Holbay 1725, reliable to boot.

Hillman Avenger 1975
Disgusting black pvc interior, needed a HG every few thousand. Would not go a smidge over 80, but would do it all day with no complaint.

Vauxhall Viva HC 1970
Swapped a half-smoked pack of B & H for this. Still think I was ripped off.

Morris Marina's 1972, 76, 78
Woeful handling (until upgraded). Otherwise reliable, characterful cars, with all those low-buck hop ups for the A series applying here. Some of these, esp. the 1.8 TC's are now making some serious money.

Leyland Sherpa Van 185, 1976
1622 B series. Ex- Rediffusion (remember them?) Bought to move house, as was cheaper than hiring a van for a week. Enjoyed it so much, kept for over a year. With people borrowing it, etc, paid for itself 16 times over. Front drum brakes were er, interesting when a load was carried, however.

Austin Ambassador 1981
1.7L. In a long distance relationship, so needed something to swallow the miles. Still the best ride quality of any car I have driven.
 

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Always been a Brit Car Driver, here goes:

6 x Mini's
1 x Mini Clubman 1100cc
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
2 x Mg Metro's
Ford XR3i (German?)
2 x 214 Sli's (Old Shape circa 1989 - 1994)
1 414 Sli
MG Maestro
420 Gsi (old Shape)
416 Sli (new Shape - company car)
R75 2.0 V6
R25 1.4

Thats about it. Cars spanning from 1980 to present. Not included are 2 x 205 Gti's and 205 Xsi (French)

Jim

PS - Do I qualify for a Rover Badge now!
 

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Not sure where my fords were built - Escort and a couple of Cortinas.

For the amount of British parts used in them would either of my Volvos count?
 
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Viva HB,Renault 9,Datsun Violet,Mk1 Granada,Fiat 131,
Minor pickup,Hillman Hunter,Princess 1800,Chevette
Mk3 Escort,Mk1 XR2,Orion,Fiesta si,Montego efi
Mk3 XR3,Nissan Sunny,Rover 216 Vitesse,MG Maestro (x2)
Rover 820e,Peugeot 309,Rover 216 Gti,
As you can see, i liked to chop & change in my yoof!
There may be others but i can't remember 'em all!
When i look i can't believe how many fords i've owned!!:eek:
Remember driving the granada round town humming the theme from "The Sweeney!":D
 
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Mini Pick-Up
Mini Clubman
Mini 1000 x 2
Mini City
Mini 1275 GT
Mini Cooper x 2
Triumph Spitfire x 2
Triumph TR7/8 DHC
Triumph TR7 V8 FHC
Triumph Dolly Sprint
Ford Capri 2.8i (German?)
Vauxhall Astra 2.0 GTE 16v
Vauxhall Cavalier V6 Cesaro
Vauxhall Vectra V6 SRi
Rover 214i (new shape)
Lotus Elise
Rover 75 2.5 Con
Rover 200 BRM
MGF 1.8i
MGF Trophy 160
Mits EVO VI/VII GSR
MG ZED TEE 190+
MB CLK30 Coupe
MB ML320 (sold to buy the R75 - naffed off with the Germans)
 

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Discussion Starter #12
If we are including models then,
My list:-
Austin: A40, 2 x Allegro, 2 x Maxi, Metro, 2 x Mini, 1300, A60,2 x Montego, Maestro.
Jaguar: S-type, 3 x XJ6.
MG: Metro, Montego Turbo, 3 x Maestro EFi.
Morris: Minor, 2 x Mini, Cooper, 2 x Oxford, 1300GT, 7 x Marina, Ital.
Riley: 1.5
Rover: 3 x 2000, 3500SE, 2 x 827, 216, 620.
Singer: Gazelle
Triumph: 6 x 2000, 2 x Vitesse, 2 x Spitfire, 1500, Toledo, Dolomite.
Vauxhall: 3 x Victor, 4 x Viva, Chevette.
Wolseley: 1500.
Including foreign, 95 cars.
 

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Cars i've owned since 1980:

MINI 850
WOLSELEY 18/85
AUSTIN MAXI
PRINCESS 1800 HL X2
WOLSELEY WEDGE X2
PRINCESS 2200 HLS
ROVER 2600 SD1
ROVER 216 VITESSE
MG MONTEGO TURBO X2
MG METRO TURBO
ROVER 420 GSI
ROVER 220 GSI
ROVER 620 SI
ROVER 620 ti
ROVER 216 SLI
ROVER 200 BRM

As you can see,i like Rovers!!,i should get a loyalty bonus by now!!
Kevin
 

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hillman Avenga 1500
Mini 850
ford capri 1300 (saarlouis)
ford capri 1600 (saarlouis)
metro 1.0 L
MG metro turbo
MK2 fiesta XR2(1860cc yank block) (valencia)?
ford escort rs turbo (saarlouis)
rover 200Vi
MGZS180

can i have a FORD badge please :D :D :D
 

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Ford? YUK
robin, today is a sad day in essex,the last fiesta rolled off the production line today ending 72 years of car prodution at dagenham.
 

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According to BBC reports the workers aren't too sure of the future of the engine plant either.
 

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I think their just a little peed off being forced out.
they had been working single shift for quite some time on basic money so many of them had no choice but to take redundacy of up to 50k.
a new container port is going to be built down the road so many should have no trouble getting jobs.
 

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One of the sight that bought a lump to my throat during the rally to save Longbridge at Cannon Hill Park, Brum, was the coachload of Dagenham workers that turned up unannounced to offer their support. A week later, they heard that they were out of a job, too.
Good luck and God Bless lads. The best Fords were always the British ones, and you built us some legends.
 
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