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These threads are usually a bit of craic, I'll start...

Ford Fiesta MK1 1977
Vespa ET2 50cc
Vespa PX 125
Ford Focus (horrible car) 1.4, couldn't pull the skin off milk
Alfa 147 1.6 TS
Alfa 159 1.8, not very powerful, but a great solid car
Toyota FJ Cruiser, 4.0, 2" raised, roof lights, ladder, mud tyrs etc.
Porsche Caymen R. Very special car, limited number, equally as many faults as your average Alfa
Jeep Wrangler, 3.6, 2" raised etc...
Bicycle & Bus
Alfa Giulietta 1.4 TB

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Lancia Y10 Fire.
Lancia Y10 Fire LX.
Lancia Dedra series of three ending in 2.0LS in the early nineties.
Audi A2
Lancia Delta HPE
Audi A3 Sportback .series of three
Alfa 147 Q2.
Fiat Cinquecento
Ford Ka
Ford Kuga
Fiat Multipla
Alfa Giulietta Lusso
Alfa Giulietta Speciale
Alfa Stelvio
Toyota IQ
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Ford Fiesta Mk 4 1.3
Alfa Romeo Brera 2.2 S

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Here goes. I got my first car in 1996 and passed my test in 1997

Ford Fiesta Mk2 Ghia
Rover 216SLI (Honda engined version0
Rover 827 Vitesse Mk1
Alfa 164 3.0 V9
Alfa 146Ti
Alfa 156 2.5 V6 SP3
Alfa GTV V6 3.0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 RSX
TVR Griffith 500
Ford Escort Mk4 XR3i
Alfa 146Ti Facelift
Alfa 164 V6 lusso
Rover 216 SLI
Rover 827 SLI Auto
Rover 827 Sterling
Alfa 145 cloverleaf
Rover 820 vitesse
Fiat punto 55SX
Rover 820 vitesse sport
Fiat Coupe 16V Turbo
Alfa 145 Cloverleaf
Alfa 156 2.5 V5 SP3
Alfa 145 Cloverleaf
Nissan 200SX S14
Fiat Cinquecento sporting
Alfa 156 2.0 TS SP3
Fiat Bravo 80SX
Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo
Alfa GTV 3.0 V6
Alfa 156 2.0 TS SP3
Ford Puma 1.7
BMW 528i SE
VW Golf Mk4 2.3 V5
Audi 100 2.2E
BMW 528i SE
Ford Focus mk1 1.6 Ghia
Renaultsport Clio 172 Cup
Alfa Giulietta 2.0 JTDm (Still in ownership)
Ford Focus Mk2 1.8 Sport
BMW 330ci
Ford Focus Mk2 2.0 Titanium
Seat Leon Mk2 2.0 TFSi FR
BMW 335i Convertible E93 LCI (Still in ownership)


I think that is all of them...

Giulietta 2.0JTDm (170), BMW 335i Cabrio
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I might have 1 or 2 of the early ones in the wrong order - the 80s are a distant memory!

MkI Escort 1100 L
Hillman Avenger
Austin Allegro 1500
Mini Metro
1972 Mini 1000 - with 1300 engine and gearbox :-)
1976 Mk II Ford Capri 1600 GL
1979 Mk III Ford Capri 1600
Mk III Capri 2.0 GL
Mk II XR2
Rover Coupe
2001 156 Selespeed
Seat Altea 2.0 Tractor
2007 156 Selespeed (late registered TS intended for Malaysia?)
Nissan Murano
2.2 159 Estate
3.2 GT
145 1.6 (current)
2.2 Brera Prodrive
156 GTA (current)

I miss my Capris the most.
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Fiat 126
Fiat 126 (spares car)
Fiat 126 (another spares car)
Fiat 127
Lancia Beta HPE 1600 (PFY2T). A car I really really regret selling, it was bodily rock solid but mechanically worn out.
Lancia Beta Coupe 2000 (accident damaged donor)
Lancia Beta HPE 2000 (ex 1600 courtesy of dead donor)
Mini Clubman. Automatic. Brown. Worst car I'll ever have. Pennance for accident in the Beta whilst I rebuilt the front end.
Lancia Beta Coupe 2000 (PFY3T). Donor car that had an MOT but how?? Rotten to the core but a good driveline.
Transformer HF2000 (PFY3T)
Lancia Beta HPE 2000 Volumex.
Transformer HF2000VX (Donor engine from scrapyard car)
Lancia Beta HPE Volumex - first one died.
Renault Clio 1.4RT
Alfa Romeo 164 12v. Already dead at 3 years old, rear ended W/O.
Transformer HF2000 becomes an HF3000.
Lancia Beta Monte Carlo Spider. But only the middle bit for an 037 replica that proved way too expensive. So it went.
Alfa Romeo 145 Cloverleaf (1996 pre launch car that I kept for 13 years & 165k miles - most reliable car I'll ever own)
Fiat 124 Spider 2000. Converted to RHD & sold when not getting used enough.
Alfa Romeo 164 Cloverleaf (donor for Transformer, rebuilt engine etc etc)
Fiat Grande Punto 1.9.
Alfa Romeo 159 Ti Q4 Sportwagon, bought at 70k, now up to 110k and the nicest car I've had so far! And the latest in the list to wear the PFY2T plate.
Hawk HF 3000 (drunk eBay purchase..)
Alfa Romeo 166 3.0 Manual. Donor that was too good to break, sold on. At a loss. Not feeling guilty!
Alfa Romeo 164 (donor that came with the drunk eBay purchase that hadn't moved for 8 years. Engine & box saveable & rebuilt but the first 164 I had to lift the engine out of rather than the body off!)

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Crikey...

VW Beetle 1303S (first car - 1993)
Ford Fiesta
Seat Ibiza
Renault Megan Coupe
MX-5
MG ZS180
Ford Fiesta
Suzuki Bandit 1200
Saab 93 Aero
Suzuki SV
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4TB MA
Buell Firebolt XB12R
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0JTDM
Harley Davidson Sportster
Alfa Romeo Giulia Super
Triumph Bonneville Newchurch
Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

Few bikes thrown in there for good measure. No bikes in the garage at the moment...


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1964 BSA C15 SS80 m/c - crap. My first bike: dealer saw me coming - lots of problems, I had to do a rebore within a month, useless front brake, slipping timing.
1963 Hillman Superminx convertible. More knackered than I thought, so did a total rebuild, with lots of mods, on my dad's drive. Did a genuine 115mph by then. I was young.
1958 Ford Popular E107E - bought for 10p with a ruined engine. Bought a good one for 7.50. Used while the Minx was on bricks for 2 years.
1973 Citroen 2CV (LHD 425cc import from Belgium) - like a biplane. Very reliable in between carb rebuilds. On one 400ml trip I dismantled and cleaned it 13 times. Took me 2yrs to find the points.
1967 Honda CB175 m/c - bought for 7.50 with knacked regulator. Fixed that. Brush painted pink and brown, so I painted the pink bits yellow. Horrible but good.
1967 Ford Transit SWB - scruffy, noisy, useful, lots of miles done. Oil pump drive rounded off, replaced the big ends in the gutter. Took the front beam axle on the tube to get new kingpins fitted.
1973 2CV again (I bought it back 'cos I liked it)
1960 Triumph T21 m/c box job (spent loads, ran out of money for gearbox bits, sold it on)
1973 Fiat 127 - endlessly replaced bits, but a great, fun, revvy little car, that slowly dissolved before my eyes.
1973 Ford Capri 2000 V4 FL (terrible shabby silver paint, awful harsh 'uprated' suspension, but reliable)
1979 Honda CB250 Superdream m/c (almost new when I bought it. Unfortunately a previous owner had neglected oil. I ended up rebuilding the engine & gearbox.
1985 Honda XBR500 - the only new vehicle I have ever bought. Kept it until 2006, c/o another I bought for spares. 2 rebuilds.
1981 Yamaha XT250 m/c - bought for green laning. Too front heavy and sluggish. Swingarm broke, exhaust rotted, but not bad.
1984 VW Golf Gti 1.6 - great fun, but not as reliable as the legend insists. Fond of breaking clutch cables and blowing bypass hoses, gear linkage, alternator. But great fun on country B-roads.
1988 Renault Espace 2000TXE - much-maligned unbelievably good car for family use. I owned it 1991-2017 still no rust, no major issues except the lacquer all fell off.
1988 Suzuki GSXR1100J m/c - tough, simple, blindingly fast, and a test of fortitude in fast bends. I still have it, needs a little work. So do I.
1994 Suzuki DR350 m/c - bought for green laning, but so many faults I stripped it for rebuilding in 2004. Still in boxes
1996 KTM Duke 1S3 m/c - urban hooligan, exploding generator aside, good until stolen and written off
2003 KTM Duke 2 - better built than the '96 Duke. Unfortunately also a thief magnet. In storage as I got fed up chasing away scrotes with knives and angle-grinders, with a pickaxe handle.
2008 Alfa Romeo 147 Sport Q2 - bought cheap with a horrid rattle, ingested swirl flaps. All good now. By my standards this is a 'new car'.

NB the dates are the years of mfr, not the dates I bought them Most were old clunkers by the time I got them. I tend to keep vehicles a very long time.
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Here goes. I got my first car in 1996 and passed my test in 1997

Ford Fiesta Mk2 Ghia
Rover 216SLI (Honda engined version0
Rover 827 Vitesse Mk1
Alfa 164 3.0 V9
Alfa 146Ti
Alfa 156 2.5 V6 SP3
Alfa GTV V6 3.0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 RSX
TVR Griffith 500
Ford Escort Mk4 XR3i
Alfa 146Ti Facelift
Alfa 164 V6 lusso
Rover 216 SLI
Rover 827 SLI Auto
Rover 827 Sterling
Alfa 145 cloverleaf
Rover 820 vitesse
Fiat punto 55SX
Rover 820 vitesse sport
Fiat Coupe 16V Turbo
Alfa 145 Cloverleaf
Alfa 156 2.5 V5 SP3
Alfa 145 Cloverleaf
Nissan 200SX S14
Fiat Cinquecento sporting
Alfa 156 2.0 TS SP3
Fiat Bravo 80SX
Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo
Alfa GTV 3.0 V6
Alfa 156 2.0 TS SP3
Ford Puma 1.7
BMW 528i SE
VW Golf Mk4 2.3 V5
Audi 100 2.2E
BMW 528i SE
Ford Focus mk1 1.6 Ghia
Renaultsport Clio 172 Cup
Alfa Giulietta 2.0 JTDm (Still in ownership)
Ford Focus Mk2 1.8 Sport
BMW 330ci
Ford Focus Mk2 2.0 Titanium
Seat Leon Mk2 2.0 TFSi FR
BMW 335i Convertible E93 LCI (Still in ownership)


I think that is all of them...
Coping with attention deficit disorder? Lol.
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1750 Berlina,
Sud 4dr (still have)
Sud Sprint,
33SP4,
Pug 306XT
147 2.0TS (still have)
Giulietta Multiair
4C (tddup)
Giulietta Veloce (just bought)

Also a Corolla, Megane II (pos) and Civic Hatch (made in GB) for my better half. All in 40 years of motoring.
4 Guzzis in amongst that lot too. 2 still in the garage.

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Ewok born to discuss Wifey's Evoque (girly car).

Ewok has now left the building, or at least left that forum on the basis that they are a bunch of
no-knowledge to55ers.

First Alfa (Sud)1981, continuous Alfa ownership every day since.
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(2010 -> today) Fiat Cinquecento Sporting 1997
(2012 -> 2013) Alfa 33 1.3 VL 1991
(2013 -> 2018) Fiat Cinquecento Sporting 1995
(2016 -> today) Alfa GT BlackLine 2007
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MK1 Ford Fiesta 1.1L (My first car so it was utterly brilliant!)
Peugeot 205 GLD
MK3 Ford Fiesta 1.6S
MK3 Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 SRi
SAAB 9000 CDS
Volvo 850 T5 estate (proper sleeper car)
Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Limited (be nice to it & you'd get 15mpg)
Daewoo Nubira (don't ask... company car tax rules changed around this time...)
Alfa 916 GTV TS (moved away from company cars altogether!)
Alfa 33 1.7 Cloverleaf
Alfa 145 Cloverleaf
Alfa 156 SW 1.8 TS
Peugeot 307 SW (again, don't ask...)
Alfa 155 V6
VW Touareg 3.0 TDi (lovely motor but still only mid-20s mpg & diesel was 1.49 per litre at the time)
2nd Alfa 916 GTV TS
Alfa 916 GTV 3.0 (still cry about selling this one.........)
Fiat 500 TwinAir (now my daughter's car)
Alfa GT 3.2 (in my garage)
Volvo V60 drivE (on my driveway)
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Here goes....

1982 Talbot Horizon 1.3 EX - chronic understeer and full of filler.

1977 Ford Fiesta Mk I ( in 70s 2 tone blue with poo coloured seats - cost 70)

1975 Series III diesel landy

1989 Mk 4 Escort, 1.4l

2002 Fiat Punto 1.2

Another 1975 Series III landy

2004 Fiat Punto 1.3 diesel

2001 BMW 318i ( comfy but slow and dull)

2006 Alfa 147 2.0 TS - first Alfa in 2006 and brilliant after BMW.

2009 Alfa Brera S 3.2V6 - great, but too heavy.

1999 Alfa 916 GTV twinnie - great, but a bit leggy

2009 Fiat Qubo ( baby buggie) - Did everything but needed thrashed to within an inch of its life.

2008 Saab 9-3 ttid Estate auto ( great car, saabs have the most comfy seats ever)

2014 Alfa Gulietta 1.4 170 MA (current and brilliant, if lacking the raw fun of the 147)

2000 Alfa 916 Spider V6 ( current and first Busso)

Also had access to a Fiat Seicento, Panda, BMW X1 (very poor driving experience) and currently a VW Up! - a great little car which Fiat should replicate when replacing the stone-aged 500/Panda.


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Passed my test in 1992 - first car 1992.

1985 Austin Mini City - always wanted one - worst car I've had. Collection of parts looking for somewhere to break down.
1992 Rover Metro 1.1
1993 Citroen BX 16 TGS - loved it. What a brilliant car. My second favourite car I've owned
1997 Ford Ka - hated it. Sold it to go a holiday. Didn't own another car for about 8 years.
1997 Rover 414i (bubble shape) - total bargain with only 17000 miles on the clock. Good transport. Liked it though very old fashioned.
2007 Citroen C4 VTR Coupe - Great looking car. Third favourite car I've owned.
2014 Seat Ibiza Toca - did a job. Most reliable car I've had. Best quality of any car I've had. Could be fun to drive. Too small.
2010 Alfa Romeo 159 1.9jTDm Sport Turismo - spent a fortune on this repairing all kinds of stuff from gearbox, clutch and dmf to a new inlet manifold after some **** drilled a hole in it. Expensive to run and temperamental. The best car I've ever had. I love it. Everyone I know who goes in it loves it - even my business partner who hates cars. Never want to get rid of it. I'd always wanted an Alfa and as soon as I saw it I was besotted.
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Passed test in 97 and drove father's cars for the first few years with highlights being the Nissan Cherry - popped my legally driving Cherry with that and Ford Escort. Then my own story begins:

Ford XR3i
Alfa 156 1.8 TS
Alfa 156 1.8 TS
GTV 3.O P1
GTV 3.0 P2
166 3.0
156 GTA Manual
147 Selespeed
156 GTA Selespeed - Garage queen
BMW E39 535i - Shared with wifey
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