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  • 4ndy B
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    dogbert
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    Renault Fuego and a Rancho…..have you been looking through my old toy cars?

    Always thought these were the bees knees

    iDave
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    A Jetpack

    He had a Simca briefly – I liked it. He didn’t.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    A Capri 3000s in orange or an Escort RS1800.

    But no, we got another Cortina. Metallic brown with a beige vinyl roof.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Good call!

    LoCo
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    Jenson Interceptor as one of the school run dads had one

    oops. Misread thread title FAIL

    avdave2
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    mudshark
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    I was thinking of that Rancho as I opened the thread – my Dad even said he was considering it before thinking better of it.

    tinribz
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    Funilly enough he had an Avenger, obviously not a tiger. Still would have preferred this:

    clubber
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    Porsche 928S

    Markie
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    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!

    oldgit
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    Probably a Midget or Herald. Later stuff like a Lotus Cortina or a Brabham Viva.

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    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.

    bol
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    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.

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    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

    mrblobby
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    Lamborghini Countach… unfortunately all we got were vauxhalls 🙁

    don simon
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    Lotus Europa JPS colours, black with fine gold stripe.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    or a

    He was 33, so he didn’t.

    I tried to get pops to replace his Brooklands green Marina with a Fiat Strada. I think he was right to ignore me.

    redthunder
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    My wish came true…

    Me and my Mum.

    brakes
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    308 GTB

    instead he got a Cavalier SRI

    yunki
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    when I was eight..!?

    really..?

    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..

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    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!

    Kuco
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    Think my dad had a Vauxhall Viva but I was more interested in other things at eight than what car my dad was driving.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    FFS you can’t start a thread on here without somebody picking holes in it.

    Ages 8 – 12 inclusive.

    How about that?

    carlosg
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    911 targa turbo

    but we had one of these

    which despite looking crap to my eyes was a pretty cool car.

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    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.

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    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.

    kev

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    When I was 8 I probably wanted my dad to get a Batmobile. I can’t believe the rest of you were so blooming conservative!
    As it happens he bought a HUUUGE Citroen with 3 rows of seats and a tendancy to conk out if it was fed crap petrol.
    Then he got a 3 litre Scimitar which was dead cool and he even let me hit the over drive switch sometimes. That’s a huge deal to a little girl!!! 🙂

    roadiesean
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    I wanted this :-

    He bought this :-

    Oh, how I cried. He bought it from Hastings Deering in Sydney, in the 2 years he had it, he burnt out 8 clutches. It went back to them suffice it to say.

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    As soon as I read the thread title, I thought of the Matra Rancho, I remember the first time we saw one was in a showroom in Paignton and Dad took it for test drive. It was pea green and me and my brother pestered him for weeks to buy it. I thought they were the coolest cars at the time, but looking back my dads Gold Mk1 Granada 3.0 ghia (with the vinyl roof and velour seats)was WAY cooler.

    Hicksy
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    One of these, idealy with “Slot Mags” (even an eight year old knew not just any buggy would do, it needed to be a Meyers Manx!)I had a little orange pedal car version, until I snapped it in half doing jumps – my god there were some tears that day!….

    or….

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    …but of course we had a MK1 Escort estate!

    carbon337
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    My dad was quite cool, started with a brand new xr2 which I loved in 84, then a golf gti mk2 then a 16v version. Moved onto a corrado vr6 then onto an Audi 80 quattro, which he owned until I was 19 and I bought it. 2.8 quattro at 19 was dangerous and I blew all my mates away, then it was stollen 🙁

    He had a Capri 3000s with sidewinder exhausts along bottom of doors in 77-79 I think but my mother made him sell it when she got pregnant with me.

    He now has a BMW z4 m coupe and has had m3, 330ci club sport, TT.

    So quite a nice little selection over the years.

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    We had one of these, my dreams were already fulfilled 🙂

    retro83
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    and obviously

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    I think this thread will reveal how old/young the respective posters are quite nicely 🙂

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    Wanted

    Rover 3500 (SD1)

    or


    Ford Capri 2.8i special

    or


    Audi Quattro

    Probably varied almost daily at that age.

    Had

    VW Jetta Mk.1.

    djglover
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    All I wanted was a Sierra Ghia with pepperpot alloys.

    I thought rear headrests and electric windows were a revelation!

    Ended up with a Cavalier GLS, which was somewhat disappointing, but still pretty cool compared to the crap cars we had before (renault 4, renault 6, renault 14)

    My Uncle had a Renault Fuego, but I told all my friends he had a Porsche!

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