FC Holden no rego, rusty, smokey motor $500
TA or HB? 4 cyl Torana no rego $75 (one of the most reliable cars I've owned!)
XF ex-taxi LPG, 12 slotter mags, lowered $3000
TD Cortina 6 cyl man 3 months reg $500
TD Cortina 6 cyl man, mags, stereo, rear spoiler 3 months reg $2500
TE Cortina 6 cyl 1 month rego auto, mags $300
TD Gemini 6 months reg, mags, stereo, sunroof $500
TD Gemini no rego smashed rear end good motor $150 (for parts)
XA Falcon coupe no rego? 302C auto $1500
I think there's been others but I can't remember them all!
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.
Had a mate who was a classic for buying pieces of crap cheaply on the basis cars were not spending money on as they depreciated - therefore buy one that can't depreciate much.
First one was a TC Corrina wagon that cost him a carton of beer (it was an absolute piece of crap but it ran for a few months).
It was replaced with a HQ sedan for the princely sum of $50 - painted poorly in white exterior house paint it was known as the "shark" and was modest transport for some time (had more crap in the fuel tank than the local sewer though).
I bought a VH Commodore from my mate after it was sideswiped out the front of his house. Bugger all damage but he'd rather a new car than fix it. I Paid $500 for it, repaired the damage and got it Roadworthy (about $900. Thrashed it around for a while and sold it for $2500 :)
'77 Leyland Mini Clubman 1000S - High back seats, 3 dial Pod, Cloth upholstery, sports wheel, sunroof, cooper wheel arch flares, 10" Trident style mags. White with Black Pinstripes. Absolute Minter, with cam, webers and zorst. I was 16 it took me 7 months to kill it. taught me alot about maintenence but. Cost me $1500
'76 MKII Escort 1600 4dr sedan. Ex rally car that used to run a 2.0 turbo. It Had Butt Ugly Flares at the rear, Pizza Cutter 155sr13 wheels, a ton of Bog, Dodgy steering Rack, But the 1600 ran a wild cam, twin webers, and freeflow zorst. I would pop tyres with regular abandon, chuck it into any corner i wanted, and replaced 2 gearboxes, and two diffs. cost me $498.00 (sposed to be $500, but we had to chuck $2 into the bike to get over the hill. The Joys of being 17!) :s6:
83 Gemini POS with poked compression rings, smoked like a thousand bastards, $250
76 Alfasud, awesome 2dr cloverleaf model, not overly powerful but shit it handled great! Astonishingly overpriced @ $4000
82 Laser 1300 sedan $2000 (not bad at the time)
84 Mirage hatch, minter with 76k $2500
83 DX Rolla 5 door wagon, 4k, 13" Tridents, Primer, Tints,Go anywhere RWD - $400
84 323 Limited $2000
72/3? HQ Wagon, complete with "HSW, Holden Special Wagons" Painted Tailgate - $200
everything after that was over 5k, ecept the 85 barina GS @$400
Hasnt everyone had a cheapy as their first car unless they got a spiffo hand-me-down from the folks or the grandparents?
My first car was an 84 Bluebird i bought for $1000. Traded it in on a new rodeo 4 yrs ago for $300 with the engine overheating and a piece of wood holding up the handbrake when i parked it on the delivery ramp! Was excellent timing as it all happened that week i traded it!
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My first was a nice mini deluxe for $800, needed a fair bit of mork.
Then an ED gli, perfect condition, stock, auto for $4600 RIP.
Now i have an XF which i paid $700 for in RWC, it is now equipped with a come racing head, cam, redline manifold and Holley 465 and its lowered. All up spent less than $3500 and it goes faster than my ED ever did.
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