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Old Jan 27th, 2021, 17:26   #1
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79 on February 2021. Still working at home running my small architectural practice. Main hobby FAC shooting. (Covid-19) stopped all shooting. With time on my hands, I thought what was the only useless thing I could spend some time on. So here it is. All my vehicles owned since 1963 when I took my driving test. I look at the list and think what a sad Bstard I is LOL

Here is the list.
Cars owned since 1963

Porsche 365B Now in Museum
Singer Chamois
MGB
Hillman Hunter
Hillman Husky
Vauxhall Viva (Company Car)
Mini 850
Mini 1071 Cooper S
Mini 1275 Cooper S
Morris 2200S (Company Car)
Morris 2200 (Company Car)
Vauxhall Cavalier (Company Car)
Princess 2200 Company Car)
VW Caravanette Split Screen
Morris Estate
Rover 3500
VW Caravanette 2000
Vauxhall Cavalier (Company Car)
Astra GTE (Company Car)
Vauxhall Cavalier (Company Car)
Citroen GTi
Ford Escort 1600i
Alpha Romeo 164 Silver Burnt Out in fire
Alpha Romeo 164
Ford Sapphire Cosworth
Mazda 323 GXI V6
Mazda MX6
Volvo V70 T5
Volvo S80 T6 Dark Blue
BMW 840 Private Sale
Volvo V70 T5
Volvo S80 T6 Dark Blue
Jaguar S Type R
Volvo V70 T5
Mercedes CSL 500
Jaguar S Type R Private Sale
Mini Cooper S
BMW Series 1 - 116i M Sport
Mazda MPS Returned back Leamington Mazda
BMW Series 1 116i M Sport trade in for S60
Volvo S60T6 2011 Polestar Private Sale April 2016
Volvo XC60 T5 From TMS Hinckley
Volvo XC60 D5 From M Brewer Motors
Volvo XC60 T5 R Design Polestar 2017 Volvo Oxford
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Life with the pandemic has become harder. I agree with this. But the list of cars is impressive. I wonder in what year there was a tasting room and can we look at the history of muscle cars?
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51 and can't afford to retire yet.... actually nowhere near it. Started with cars in 1988.

Daily Drivers (* Company cars, ** the best car I think I ever had)

Vauxhall Chevette 1.3 GL
Ford Capri 1.6 GL
Fiat Strada 85
Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 GL
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8 CDi
Volvo 440 Turbo **
Rover Maestro 2.0 Clubman D
Rover 214Si
VW Passat 1.9 TDi
VW Golf GT TDi *
VW Passat TDi 130 SE Estate *
VW Passat TDi 130 S Estate *
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D *
VW Passat 1.9 TDi S Estate *
Audi 100 S-Line TDi 140 Estate *
VW Passat 177 Sport Estate*
Volvo V50 2.0D SE
Volvo XC60 D4 SE Lux NAV *
Volvo XC70 Sport NAV
Volvo V40 D3 SE
Volvo XC60 D5 AWD SE LUX NAV

"Hobby" Cars

Triumph Spitfire 1500 S (still got, owned 30 years)
2x Triumpg Spitfire
Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible
Jaguar XJ-S 4.0 Coupe
Rover MGF 1.8 VVC
Volvo C70 T5 GT
Volvo C70 T5 GT (again)
Land Rover Defender 110 200 TDi
Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi XS
Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi
Land Rover Freelander ES
Land Rover Freelander Commercial
Volvo XC90 D5 SE
Ford Ranger MK3 Super Cab
Ford Ranger T6 Super Cab
Renault Master Low Loader DCi100 (Horsebox)

Plus probably another 20 that I've bought to repair and "flip" - mostly Volvo and Land Rover.
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Flippin'eck I'm a lightweight, 59 years old and all the cars we (the wife and I) have owned are

Mini Clubman Estate
Hillman Avenger Estate
Suzuki SC100 x2
Ford Fiesta 1.1L
VW Passat Estate
Proton 1.5 - the Mitsubishi Lancer design
Renault Espace
Volvo 940
KIA CEE'D
Volvo 850 x2
Volvo V70
KIA Stonic

even if I add my son's two Peugeot 207s and his current Mazda2 it's not that many
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51 and can't afford to retire yet.... actually nowhere near it. Started with cars in 1988.

Daily Drivers (* Company cars, ** the best car I think I ever had)

Vauxhall Chevette 1.3 GL
Ford Capri 1.6 GL
Fiat Strada 85
Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 GL
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8 CDi
Volvo 440 Turbo **
Rover Maestro 2.0 Clubman D
Rover 214Si
VW Passat 1.9 TDi
VW Golf GT TDi *
VW Passat TDi 130 SE Estate *
VW Passat TDi 130 S Estate *
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D *
VW Passat 1.9 TDi S Estate *
Audi 100 S-Line TDi 140 Estate *
VW Passat 177 Sport Estate*
Volvo V50 2.0D SE
Volvo XC60 D4 SE Lux NAV *
Volvo XC70 Sport NAV
Volvo V40 D3 SE
Volvo XC60 D5 AWD SE LUX NAV

"Hobby" Cars

Triumph Spitfire 1500 S (still got, owned 30 years)
2x Triumpg Spitfire
Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible
Jaguar XJ-S 4.0 Coupe
Rover MGF 1.8 VVC
Volvo C70 T5 GT
Volvo C70 T5 GT (again)
Land Rover Defender 110 200 TDi
Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi XS
Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi
Land Rover Freelander ES
Land Rover Freelander Commercial
Volvo XC90 D5 SE
Ford Ranger MK3 Super Cab
Ford Ranger T6 Super Cab
Renault Master Low Loader DCi100 (Horsebox)

Plus probably another 20 that I've bought to repair and "flip" - mostly Volvo and Land Rover.
Loved my spitfire, was gutted when I had to sell it - 2 kids in there was never going to work. Had it 14 years and had to change the floor and sills in it, but great memories touring with a huge tent strapped to the boot lid (had a rack on it).
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I recently read the articles in Epicvin's guide and I need to find out the VIN number of the masl kara. I did not find the VIN number of the Volvo V70 T5 car on decode Volvo VIN, which I really liked. Although usually the Vin code should be located here
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Flippin'eck I'm a lightweight...
Looks like I am too and I'm 65 in May

Vauxhall Victor 101 Estate 1973 ish 17
Motorbikes
Reliant Robin - flared the rear arches and put huge rear tyres on. Over 60 the front end lifted off the ground and you could spin the steering wheel. !st time I did it I didn't line teh wheel up properly when it came down and nearly rolled it - got a huge b0ll0cking from 'mi bird' after I'd changed the trousers
Motorbikes
Morris Minor
Morris Minor (ex rally)
Morris Minor Had three on the street at once. Two were really donor cars so I'd cut bits out/off and braze em in in the pouring rain with the welder out in in too. Elf & safety would've died
MGB (1973 vintage with chrome bumpers)
Motorbikes
Volkswagen Beetle (first company car)
Austin Princess (co car)
Mk 4 Ford Cortina
Volvo 245GLT
Rover 214 (co car)
Ford Sierra (co car)
Saab 93 (co car)
Vauxhall Omega (lease)
Audi A4 Avant (lease)
Isuzu Trooper 3.1
Isuzu Trooper 3.1
Isuzu Trooper 3.1
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7L V8 - 100 a week in fuel!
Audi A4 Avant
Volvo V70
Volvo XC90

Miss the Troopers most as the memories of the kids standing on the rails holding on for dear life while we drove across byways, across beaches and through surf are still talked about with real animation and love by them. Used to kid them the tide was on its way in and we were all going to drown

The original Audi did 1000 miles every other weekend, it never missed a beat and used a thimble of diesel. The V70 is just built like the proverbial outhouse and like a well crafted and worn old armchair. Getting in and driving 300 miles felt like going to the corner shop and it handled pretty well for the barge it is
Hoping the XC90 will be the same but better for a knackered old back
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