Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten – First Cars

Β Hillman avenger WRW 336J

My first car was two tone blue Hillman Imp which was a twenty-first birthday present but it was unreliable and would only go for about thirty miles before seriously overheating so I only kept it for a few months and I bought my own real first car, a flame red Hillman Avenger top specification GL, 1500cc, registration WRW 366J, which featured four round headlights internal bonnet release, two-speed wipers, brushed nylon seat trim (previously never used on British cars), reclining front seats, hockey stick rear light cluster and a round dial dashboard with extra instrumentation.

Oh Boy, I was so proud of that car…

 

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36 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten – First Cars

  1. I love this photo Andrew. Forget the car it is the bell bottom pants that are gone but not forgotten. πŸ™‚

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  2. Love the hair, Andrew. I guess it does date you almost as well as the car πŸ˜‰

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  3. I love the bell bottoms and the car! My first car was my Gran’s old Austin Allegro – I ran it into the ground!! Can’t beat the old cars can you! Great photo challenge!

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  4. Well, look at you in your flares!

    I love that you remember so many details about your ‘real first car’.

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  5. Cool flares perhaps, but a great car!

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  6. Love the photo! πŸ™‚
    My first car was a white three wheel Robin Reliant. It was very old and all I could afford. Made of fibre-glass, bits regularly fell off it! But it was warmer than my bike πŸ™‚

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  7. Great photos and story, Andrew. The photo brings back memories of the TV show from the 70’s “The Dukes of Hazzard” to me for some reason.

    My first vehicle was an Ex British Gas Ford Escort Van. Boy the stories I could tell about that van, but not on here πŸ˜‰

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  8. And were they your first pair of denim flares. My first car was a Citroen Light 15. And I loved it.

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  9. I’d forgotten all about bell bottoms. Still, you look like a cool dude ready to take on miles and miles of travel in that hot rod. Did you already feel the travel bug?

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  10. My first car was a lipstick red Pontiac Acadian–one of the most unpopular cars ever built! Yours looks much cooler than mine, and I seriously love the Bay City Rollers style hair!

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  11. My first car was a silver Camaro with red pinstripes. It would go fast.

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  12. somebody already beat me to it – those bell-bottoms are classic πŸ™‚

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  13. In those times, I had not a car, but I had pants, like yours, but bright green πŸ™‚ with yellow socks. πŸ™‚

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  14. There’s something very special about that very first automobile. Mine was a ’64 VW bug. They just don’t make them like that anymore! LOVE the bell-bottom jeans! You look extremely spiffy! πŸ™‚

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  15. Bring back the bell-bottoms, I say πŸ˜€

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