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    Default The best car your Dad had ?

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    Fire away....I'll kick off

    The best cars my Dad had were his Rovers - SD1 2600, which had acres of space ( I was 6ft by this time), lovely soft velour upholstery (honestly - this was the 80s!), a lovely sound and decent grunt. Styled by Pininfarina like the Daytona.

    The best Rover he had became my pride and joy, a very late 1977 P6 2200TC in Pendelican White, which I had restored after 5 years under a tarp and ran from 1989-1996 or so. Power, great sports seats, alarming body roll but actually great handling, space for 4 and a full length Webasto roof so rear seat passengers could stand and look out. Twin carbs which delivered about 120 ponies I believe, and amazing construction - it was a skeleton on which 27 panels were hung. I replaced many of them.

    He's now got a Jaaag. And no, he was never a bank manager.

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    Probably the E46 330ci Sport he had from new as a company car - looked great, fabulous engine.

    The Omega V6 he had when I passed my test was good for a 17 year old to drive - could just soak up the miles

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    Default Dads Cars

    As above mine had a Rover 2200TC but in Blue. Then a Humber Sceptre. After that it went downhill lol

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    Mine had a series of XJS's. I'm still baffled why they are now considered classics as they were s**t.

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    Toss up between Series 1 E type, lotus Cortina MK1 with BRM tune, or Lotus Elan. Yes my dad was a petrol head and all of these cars came to a sticky end. E type went after my mum caught my dad doing something he shouldnt with her best friend. I can remember to this day my mum smashing all the glass and body panels with a garden spade. The Lotus Cortina was stolen, and the Elan was returned to kit form after it was spun into a tree

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    Datsun 240Z and Lancia Beta Coupe.

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    Bond Bug 700ES
    Spider,or coupe? Just get one of each.

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    Toss up between Tr4a (I use to go on the parcel shelf with the dog!!), land rover mk1 short wheel base, and a rd350lc.

    He still has them all, the tr and land rover have been sat in a barn since 1972; and Iím not allowed to touch them despite offering to have them restored. The lc I learnt on and hasnít been ridden since about 89. Actually I remember now the last time it was probably ridden. It will take several pints to get that story out of me.

    Guess at some stage Iíll inherit a few projects.

    (Simon, the e type story cracked me up!! Iím sure it wasnít funny at the time, but...!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssdu01 View Post
    Toss up between Series 1 E type, lotus Cortina MK1 with BRM tune, or Lotus Elan. Yes my dad was a petrol head and all of these cars came to a sticky end. E type went after my mum caught my dad doing something he shouldnt with her best friend. I can remember to this day my mum smashing all the glass and body panels with a garden spade. The Lotus Cortina was stolen, and the Elan was returned to kit form after it was spun into a tree
    Post of the week goes to Simon


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike01606 View Post
    Post of the week goes to Simon :
    No debate needed about that !

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