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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-04, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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tribute to first cars!

Hello peoples,

i just wanted to share with you a picture of my first car which i've just sold. it was a straight 6 EL auto falcon, didn't get a whole lot done to it apart from spoiler, 2.5" exhaust and mags but nevertheless it was an awesome first car and i miss it already. it's really weird seeing someone else driving around in what you still consider to be your car still hey!

If anyone else wants to add to this thread with pictures of their own first cars or ones they have sold that would be cool!

hope to see some more!!!

pics of my ute HERE
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Re: tribute to first cars!

I've posted a few of these before, but what the heck, I have 90% of my motoring history in pics, so its a good thread to air my dirty laundry.

I think I can remember the ones I've missed

It was me first car. $900 bought by me folks. 1969 HT Holden. Crap at Its Best

Then came the Sandman. My First V8. Great intro in the V8's. Thats a custom tailgate. We were in the process of painting the old girl at the time of this pic. We removed the fiberglass front and bonnet and replaced it with orginal GTS parts and removed the vinal roof and replaced the full length glass in the tail gate. She was a beauty. And to this day, I'd love to have this car back in my garage.

There was a HJ Belmont Panel Van as well. No Pics of that.

Switch from Holden to Mitsubishi. 80 something Magna. My first 4 Cyl. I also bought a HQ Kingswood 4.2. Missed the Panel Van since selling it, needed another holden.

Project car. Got this car for $200 after sitting in a paddock for the past 15 years, I decided it was time to do a complete restoration job.

My first ford. Sick and Tired of the old holdens, figured it was time to go into a ford and see how the side of evil lives.

I liked the EA so much, thought i'd try an earlier model ford. XF was a good choice.

This was the trusty old EF. This day, transmission died, so the car was carted away for a trade in on the XR6.

Also had and 88 model Camry. SV21. Couldn't find any pics of this. By far, the most reliable and economical car I have every owned. Nothing comes close to this for reliability.

The XR6. A few mods to the car so far, but 110% happy with the black beast.

Bought the Xe wagon a few months back. Given me plenty of greif, but I'm slowly fixing all the problems, and she's turning out to be a great car. A few minor things to fix, and she's as good as gold.

So these are all my cars in order. Some good, some bad.
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Re: tribute to first cars!

Repost for me, but Ill post it anyway. Its a 63 Morris Major Elite which dad got when he bought a new workshop. The car was parked inside and the owner said we could keep it, along with all the other stuff he had inside the place (fork lift, tow truck, panel beater equipment etc.)

Had her for 9 months straight after I got my P's, but had to sell because it was too impractical for every day use. Still miss her, and so do my friends!

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Re: tribute to first cars!

My first car was a 2-door 1980 Mk II Escort...

1.6L Kent crossflow 4 cylinder engine, 4 speed manual transmission...

I managed to get the old girl up to 160km/h and it felt like it wa going to fall to bits. Of course I didn't do that on a public road...

Having said that, I have yet to drive a car that handles as well as that little car, the suspension was perfect, nice and stiff, corner at practically any speed and there was hardly any body roll.

Pity the engine was/is stuffed and the body has a lot more rust then is visible in those pics - the passenger door no longer opens because the top door pin rusted solid.

But yes, I still miss driving it. Maybe if I can get my 4-door 2.0L Escort GL to handle just as well, I might be happy with it, but I doubt it.

1985 Ford XF Falcon GL.
4.1L carby Inline 6 cylinder crossflow engine, 3 speed auto, ZL Fairlane instrument cluster and seats, EA Fairmont 15" alloy wheels...
Coming soon: Extractors and decent exhaust...
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