Best car you've owned?

Discussion in 'Engineers' Talk' started by Sick on the Cat, May 25, 2006.

  1. ponty01.

    ponty01. New Member

    The old 'Bond Buggy' (Orange 3 wheeler) - superb fun vehicle
  2. ..why don't you *-off, you boring tool-'ead

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  3. ponty01.

    ponty01. New Member

    the square empty head is back in town !!!!! ha ha ;)
  4. maxply45

    maxply45 New Member

    Rover 600, on my 3rd now, reliable as fu.. . Told by an AA man, they're "bulletproof". Sadly didn't do them after 99.
  5. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    Toyota Hi Lux pick up.


    As featured on Top Gear etc etc

    Now use Toyota Hi-Ace vans for the same reason.

    Most fun car was a 1970 Mini Cooper but that is another story.......
  6. malkie129

    malkie129 Screwfix Select

    1970s Mini Coopers were great,but you had to put your coat over the seat back & steering wheel otherwise the seat bashed the back of your legs when you were shaggin'. ;)
  7. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    Just get out in the open air ;)
  8. malkie129

    malkie129 Screwfix Select

    The old memory(apart from other things)ain't what it used to be, but I'm sure that it was too cold & wet to do it out side.B-)
  9. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Matra Simca Bargheera.
    Fibreglass body, mid engined, two twin choke Webers, three seater.
  10. jc1000

    jc1000 New Member

    Utlima Sports - Kit car I built with Rover V8 engine, sold it after a year as it was a bit too difficult to use
    Best vehicle I've owned was a motorcycle though, Motoguzzi S3. Got my eyes on Lavada Jota
  11. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    Hmmm that dates you - must be a seventies biker originally? started on a FS1E, then a Kwacker 250? then a 400 four maybe?
  12. Ion Transient

    Ion Transient New Member

    although Japanese machines were/are 'disposable', a Honda 400 four was a highly regarded machine of it's time
  13. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    ...and the worst car was a brand new ( 1992) VW Golf GTI. It was so unreliable that after numerous breakdowns in six months and many electrical failures VW took it back.
  14. jc1000

    jc1000 New Member

    Yeep very much a seventies Biker - rather a serial buyer/seller from age of 18 to about 25. I think I got through
    Honda CB175
    Dresda Triton 650 (bought in a fit of madness, sold after 3 months)
    Suzuki T500
    Suzuki GT750K - water cooled, purple, twin drums at front - worth a fortune now if I had kept it)
    Kawasaki Z900
    Honda GT750 4 cylinder
    Dresda GT750 (bought Dresda frame and crashed Suzuki GT750 water cooled and built bike)
    Moto Guzzi 750 S3 - best bike ever owed
    Yamaha 750 Shaft drive
    Gave up biking when Yamaha wasnt used for 6 months - got soft and did not like getting wet.

    Ideal bkie would have been a bright red MV Augusta 750 America - remember when this was about 5k - could have just afforded it then, now expect they are silly money . So its a 4k Jota to rediscover my youth. Only trouble is I've got a house to build first. When its complete I might treat myself.
  15. Ion Transient

    Ion Transient New Member

    I remember the Benelli 750 Sei..Honda CBX 100..and the Kawasaki Z1300.. etc

    crazy machines for crazy times ;)
  16. Ion Transient

    Ion Transient New Member


    CBX 1000
  17. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    had a few Monkey Bikes too - before they became trendy.
  18. Newave

    Newave New Member

    Austin Montego 1.6 L, 165,000 nearly trouble free economical miles, resplendant in two tone white and grey.
  19. cliffy brown

    cliffy brown New Member

    triumph herald
  20. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    crazy machines for crazy times ;)

    That'll be me Honda Fireblade then! :O

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