What did you drive in the 80s?

What did you drive in the 80s?

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aaron_2000

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4,461 posts

47 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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Watching Grand Tour the other day, I thought to myself when watching the bit with the Testarossa "How unbelievably cool you would've been driving one in the 80s", so out of boredom, what did you drive in the 80s?

MDMA .

6,248 posts

65 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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My Mum and Dad crazy.

85Carrera

2,626 posts

201 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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A 1971 Vauxhall Viva (my first car).

Alex_225

4,307 posts

165 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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A pushchair in the early 80s! haha

I do recall my mum having an old Mini when I was probably 5. This was an era where the shorts were short and the vinyl seats in the car were scorching hot in the summer!! haha

Dr Interceptor

6,117 posts

160 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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I think I started out in something like this...



By the end of the '80s, i'd upgraded to one with a Briggs and Stratton 3.5HP engine in.

warch

2,937 posts

118 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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A red pedal tractor cloud9

mk4gtiturbo

188 posts

111 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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Didn't pass my test until April 1991

Pupbelly

1,262 posts

93 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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Mini 1275GT - 1st car (JAJ 151W)
Astra Mk1 1.6SR (XAW 805Y)
Series 1 Escort RS Turbo (C171 CBU)

If only I had kept them all!

Prinny

1,514 posts

63 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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Ride - but one of these:



(Malaguti Ronchio)

Poshbury

466 posts

83 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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Some nice ones for me. V8 powered Mk3 Cortina, Z28 Camaro, 3.0S Capri, XJ6, Corvette Stingray. Happy days.

Tyre Smoke

17,119 posts

225 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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85Carrera said:
A 1971 Vauxhall Viva (my first car).
Ha! Beat ya! A 1973 Viva. BBP 56L

Followed by LRL 412P a red Viva after the first met a nasty end.

Then AAF 648J a green 1600E Cortina, followed by FJN 578Y a red Mk5 2.0L Cortina GLS with the Recaro seats.

Aaand then we hit Company cars - new Fiesta 1.1L, Fiesta 1.6D, Escort 1.6D, Escort 1.6 petrol...

P700DEE

1,004 posts

194 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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Really just a question of how old you were!!

Mini
Hillman Avenger
Vauxhall Cavalier
Astra 1.3 Estate
Astra 1.6 Estate
Vauxhall Cavalier

Not in anyway fun.

FWIW

1,959 posts

61 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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85Carrera said:
A 1971 Vauxhall Viva (my first car).
Got any pics? I was driving a 1970 3rd estate - it was great! LOL

My car in the late 80s was a Nova 1.3SR in mustard yellow


Edited by FWIW on Thursday 21st March 14:39


Edited by FWIW on Thursday 21st March 14:40

Mr E

19,771 posts

223 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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BMX (a gold and black super burner)

Scrump

13,119 posts

122 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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Mini 1275gt, a lot like this one:

Then an Xr3i, a lot like this one:

There was also one of these:

AC123

939 posts

118 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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Drove myself out of my mother's vagina

HealeyV8

335 posts

42 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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Mk1 Capri 1600 GTXLR

jet_noise

4,450 posts

146 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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Ford Transit LWB
Mini Minor
Citroen Visa GT
Renault 5 GT turbo
Alpina C2 2.7

Camelot1971

2,251 posts

130 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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A 1979 Vauxhall Viceroy. In black. Loved that car.

hogg968

135 posts

152 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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Hillman Avenger, then a R5 gordini Turbo, followed by a 2.8 injection special and then to round the 80,s off a 944 lux.

Now own a R5 gordini turbo, 2.8 injection special and not quite a 944, but a 968. Not too bothered about getting an
avenger for the collection, but maybe an Avenger Tiger one day.