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Favourite Cars

Following Camilla's Spitfire, here is my "special " car.Uploaded Image

This 1960 Mini was originally owned by my grandfather, then by my mother after his death. Finally Mum gave it to me when she went "automatic". I really loved that car - had fallen in love with it when it was new in 1960. I had it restored and used it regularly. It had a push button on the floor to start and funny split windows which slid back and fore. I sold it to a Mini fan some years ago and think now it's probably history.
Modern minis are nice but nothing compared to my first love.

Posted at 5th Jul 2013 - 09:54AM   Posted by Lily   Favourite Cars Comments: 8

Fairy Nuff's Avatar What a cutie LilyVery Happy
I passed my test 28 years ago but have never actually owned a car myself!
My other halves have had the cars, my favourite would have to be the Nova (so new on the market then we caused quite a stir on our holiday in Eire as no one there had seen one yet... everywhere we parked we came back to a wee crowd gathered round the car) it just seemed to fit me perfectly, being a bit of a short stop most cars are out of proportion for me.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 5th Jul 2013 at 10:16AM

Ivy's Avatar What a lovely little car. Lilke the Beetle the new versions are nice but nothing compared to the original. My daughter is madly in love with this old car. She always wanted one since she was about 12 or so.But my OH talked her out of it for safety reasons.

Posted by: Ivy on 5th Jul 2013 at 11:54AM

Fennie's Avatar I had several minis - my first and best loved was an ex AA minivan which I repainted and drove to Alicante and back. I also had a mini countryman - very smart with its woodwork. I owned a clubman for a while and then bought in an auction an awful car which I had to get rid of very quickly. Yes, minis were grand. I had forgotten about the floor starter. They leaked badly in the rain, had no heater and clutch fluid would run down the pedal over your shoe. They also rusted badly - otherwise they were delightful and I used to enjoy throwing them around tight corners.

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Jul 2013 at 12:01PM

Faith's Avatar It is lovely Lily, very pretty little ca. I had a Mini Clubman too Fennie and I adored it, and it was so useful, could get everything into it (I used to do a market stall!)

Posted by: Faith on 5th Jul 2013 at 01:11PM

Blackbird's Avatar My first car was a dark green 65 VW bug and it offered freedom (once I learned how to shift) and adventure- often more than I wanted. I love my current car and am looking forward to my next but the first will always hold a place in my heart.

Posted by: Blackbird on 6th Jul 2013 at 05:16AM

Lily's Avatar Not cold Fennie- grandfather paid extra for the model with heater!

Posted by: Lily on 6th Jul 2013 at 09:13AM

Camilla's Avatar Lovely chic car Lily, that car will probably be in the classic car section now, like my triumph spitfire I sold years ago.

FN, you passed your test 3 years after me then.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 6th Jul 2013 at 09:37AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I was ancient compared to most of my friends who took their test before going to Uni, I didn't see the point when I was going to London so did mine when I came back to the highlandsVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 6th Jul 2013 at 11:57AM

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