Do you remember a family car from Yesteryear? Wish you could find it?!

Might not be a topic on everyone’s mind, but for me, there is just one car I wish I could find. It was a Jaguar Mk2 2.4litre manual with o/d which my grandfather had. He bought it and registered it on my exact birthdate - Never found out why… When he passed away in 1976, the family sold the car for £500…! I remember my uncle taking me out for a “spirited” drive in it just before it went to pastures new… I wish I could find 254WBH - which looked like this one… :slight_smile:

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My dad’s 1936 Morgan F4 three wheeler. It was the car that I grew up with and gave me a love of open top motoring.

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As you asked, very much yesteryear, and second time I’ve posted it on the forum, my Grandfathers daily drive, a 30/98 Vauxhall from about 1923/25, in this pic the “Old 30/98 in 1932”, probably taken near Charmouth.

And a gratuitous under the bonnet shot.

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No photo I’m afraid, but the first family car we had, in about 1954, was a convertible 1927 Austin 7, which we children nick-named “Suspense”, or “Sussy”, for obvious reasons. The thing is she still seems to be around because on the DVLA website she’s listed as “SORNED”. Pretty amazing if she is!
PS: When we had her she was matt (Blackout/Smog) Black, she’s now listed as being Blue, a much better colour for a “Flapper” from the “Roaring '20’s”!

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My dad had a few nice cars, including a couple of Citroen DSs and a Mini Cooper - which I adored - but this was probably the most memorable.

We lived in Nantwich at the time and I think the only other Toyota in the area was a Corolla in Crewe. The Crown had unimaginable luxuries like reclining seats, self-seeking radio, full length fabric sunroof and electric windows, when a radio and heating were options on most UK cars

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My parents never had a car. Some say I’ve over compensated.

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Triumph 2000 mk2 with o/d French Blue such nice car.

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My Dads Olympic blue Mk1 Ford Escort! I was only 4 yrs old when he had it, used to go everywhere in it and I loved it! We were out once and he was waiting at a junction to get out at the bottom of a hill. Me and my niece (yeah, my sister was a hella lot older than me as my niece was only 2 years younger than me!) were sitting on the back seat when a Ford Anglia smacked straight into the rear of it, me and my niece face-planting the rear of the front seats!! Mum and Dad got out to speak to the other driver, and apparently I was so upset when I saw the rear of the car I kicked the gentlemans shins!! lol :smiley:
Here’s a pic of one similar to my Dads
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He did get her fixed was looking as good as new. Then on his way home from my grans one night, he came through the traffic lights on green only to get side swiped on the drivers side by two drunk Irish men in a Bedford CF van who didnt stop for the red light. They hit the front drivers wing and a bit of the door, but tore the front of the car almost completely off. Hospital said my dad was lucky he wasnt killed, only injury was a deep cut to his forehead from the sunvisor and whiplash. Sadly, the car was killed. Still got photos of that car somewhere.

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The year was 1980, I was 10 yrs old…

My father came home with a Volvo 145 estate, reg number ONL 145 M

Manky mustard yellow in colour… but boy I got great memories of trips to Scotland and Norway in her.

Built like a tank and the aeorodynamics of a brick lol… happy days

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Had an orange 1972 144 when I was 23 - far from fashionable but a cracking motor.

Remember driving a Cortina once when I had it and feeling really vulnerable…

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My own car from yesteryear that I really loved was my mk3 Cortina 2000E. Was white with a black vinyl roof, and I fitted spot lights, white 8 spoke weller wheels to it etc. Loved that car! I got into mk3’s from a very early age (took a pic of one outside Buckingham palace when I was down visiting my big sis in London when I was 7! Just loved the shape of them and it started my obsession with them! Had a further 2 mk3’s years down the line, both pre-facelift GXL’s. The last one I had I restored and it looked amazing, spitting image of the one in TV’s “Life on Mars” (which is a fake GXL for anyone interested, its actually a 2000E with a twin headlight conversion! See, obsessed!) lol I’d give my right arm for a restored mk3 now!

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Ah, but was it a 2 door? :sunglasses:

Not a family car but mine when I was a lad; would love one now1600 sport

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40k should get you one :rofl:

The family’s first car c.1950. Not sure I really want to find it !

Prefect = brothers 001

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One of mine that I would not mind having back:

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Just saw one similar go at auction on TV (Bangers and cash) £16,000 ish

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I paid £350 for mine and drove it into the ground; if only we could have seen the future!!!

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Dunno if it was my TV, but it certainly didn’t look BRG!

My Brooklands was listed at £4.5K but I traded a 1991 Rover Mini Cooper so little cash actually changed hands.

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