He was 33, so he didn't.
He was 33, so he didn't.
Renault Fuego and a Rancho.....have you been looking through my old toy cars?
Always thought these were the bees knees
He had a Simca briefly - I liked it. He didn't.
A Capri 3000s in orange or an Escort RS1800.
But no, we got another Cortina. Metallic brown with a beige vinyl roof.
Jenson Interceptor as one of the school run dads had one
oops. Misread thread title FAIL
I was thinking of that Rancho as I opened the thread - my Dad even said he was considering it before thinking better of it.
Funilly enough he had an Avenger, obviously not a tiger. Still would have preferred this:
And my 9 year old nephew is currently informing every adult of his acquaintance A) that they should buy a Bugatti Veyron and B) how rubbish his dad is for not buying the aforementioned car!
Probably a Midget or Herald. Later stuff like a Lotus Cortina or a Brabham Viva.
I always wanted the Fuego or the Rover 2600 (was that its official name?)
My grandad got a Renault 11, I was gutted he didn't get the TXE Electronic edition. To a pre-pubescent that would've been like owning KITT.
"More to go wrong" he said. Gutted.
Harry the Spider - my dad had that exact model of Manta GTE in the same colour. The sad thing is, I really wanted him to have an Astra GTE. How our motoring aspirations have changed in the last 30 years.
A 1953 Nash Healey. A long held favourite of mine. The car would have been 8 yr old then too, so maybe affordable.
Unfortunately my Dad chose s##t cars epecially this one
Lamborghini Countach... unfortunately all we got were vauxhalls
Lotus Europa JPS colours, black with fine gold stripe.
I tried to get pops to replace his Brooklands green Marina with a Fiat Strada. I think he was right to ignore me.
instead he got a Cavalier SRI
when I was eight..!?
when I was eight I was only really worried about 2 things..
my mum finding out that I'd nicked yet another 2 silkcut from her..
and whether I could save up for a pair of skyway mag wheels before I was 1000 years old..
Only car I can remember wanting my parents to get was a Nissan Prarie (we always bought Nissans so that's the only dealer we went into). Cos it had a huge interior and a sliding back door!
Think my dad had a Vauxhall Viva but I was more interested in other things at eight than what car my dad was driving.
FFS you can't start a thread on here without somebody picking holes in it.
Ages 8 - 12 inclusive.
How about that?
911 targa turbo
but we had one of these
which despite looking crap to my eyes was a pretty cool car.
My Dad had two Fuegos - second one brand new (was stationed in Germany so tax free). It had remote central locking, space age tech in 1984. Wasn't the turbo though, just the GTS.
Can't believe no ones mentioned this. I sooooo wanted dad to get one, but he said 'no, coz they don't have a luggage cover for the boot'. I took that at face level until we met one of our family friends who bought a coupe (not quattro, but close) showed me that it did indeed have a cover: "daaaaaad! Look! It does have a cover we can get one!"
He did get a cavalier SRI which was pretty cool.
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