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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #15 on: 02 June 2018, 20:26:12 »

Learnt to drive a 4 tonner when i was 17 in the army. actual went legal at 21 in a ford escort.

That's what I passed my test in in 1977  learnt in a mk4 ford zodiac 1971 which I bought and was my first car gold with black leather bonnet was massive
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #16 on: 02 June 2018, 21:32:34 »

Gold with a black leather bonnet? Did it come off the production line like that?
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #17 on: 02 June 2018, 21:38:22 »

Black leather int bonnet was massive
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #18 on: 02 June 2018, 21:50:00 »

Can't get the pics to show  :-[
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #19 on: 02 June 2018, 22:21:40 »

Actually, when I truly learnt how to drive was after I passed my test.  In my case, when they gave me a clapped out little yellow Morris Ital van, 1m worth of liability (we didn't have traditional insurance, but a bond in place), and my boss's parting words were "go do your worse"

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And you've followed that mantra to the letter ever since!  :P  ;D
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #20 on: 03 June 2018, 12:06:20 »

Ford Anglia 109E.bought for 75 from a guy in Basildon.Seem to remember it being two tone grey/blue.Wish I still had it as it was in great condition back in 1975.!!

Learnt officially in a Vauxhall Viva same era ,after numerous motorbike etc
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #21 on: 03 June 2018, 12:11:39 »

Just been watching a couple of Edgar Wallace B-Feature films from the 1960s; poor dramas, but great for spotting some of today's actors in minor roles and, especially, the cars of the period used as street furniture.
I did manage to identify most of them!  :-[

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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #22 on: 03 June 2018, 12:13:03 »

As i had a motorbike first, (Greeves 250cc twin road bike), my first "car" was a Reliant Regal soft top, which i could drive on my bike licence. Drove that for about three years and by then my Dad had a Mk 1 Viva. It luckily had a very similar gearbox layout to the three wheeler, so, Dad gave me a few runs out and i passed my test in that. Probably couldn,t go down the self taught route these days, as it seems all driving school orientated now. ???
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #23 on: 03 June 2018, 14:47:31 »

'75 Viva Hc  :D
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #24 on: 03 June 2018, 14:51:33 »

My first car was a 75 hc. Learned thou in my dads hunter and then driving school chevette.
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #25 on: 03 June 2018, 17:10:55 »

Unknown to my parents, at 13 on a Bedford(?) 3 ton tipper lorry on private roads around our house and grounds, which was a market garden business situated within what used to be the Duke of Grafton's Wakefield Lodge estate. http://www.parksandgardens.org/places-and-people/site/7584?preview=1
Whenever possible, I would 'borrow' one of the business vehicles, and drive all over the estate, also on to quiet public roads when I felt brave. I also 'borrowed' my step-father's Ariel Square 4 combination for the same.
Since driving is essentially a required life skill nowadays, I feel all youngsters at 13 on should have the opportunity to drive on private roads, preferably under supervision  ::). I taught both mine on a local disused airfield, for which they were both very grateful.
I passed my test in a '55 sit up and beg Ford Pop. :y
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #26 on: 03 June 2018, 19:21:42 »

You lucky devil - I used to lust after a Square Four! Oh, the exhaust note; almost as good as a Velo..... :) :)

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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #27 on: 03 June 2018, 20:44:12 »

I started on a little grey Ferguson tractor (yesterday I went to the North Bucks Country Show...could not resist it, I had to sit on one. Brought back many memories)
My first road car I learnt in and passed my test in was a 1964 Morris 1100. :y Also had a few drives of dad's Austin A50 ;)
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #28 on: 03 June 2018, 21:37:51 »

I started on a little grey Ferguson tractor (yesterday I went to the North Bucks Country Show...could not resist it, I had to sit on one. Brought back many memories)
My first road car I learnt in and passed my test in was a 1964 Morris 1100. :y Also had a few drives of dad's Austin A50 ;)
I had an Austin A50 terbs. Lovely comfy bench front seat and a very sloppy column gear change. Absolute rust bucket too. ;D
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #29 on: 03 June 2018, 21:51:16 »

I learned unofficially in father's upright Ford 10. On turning seventeen I put L plates on the family Austin A40 Somerset, mother sat beside me, and I drove around. Passed my test within 6 weeks.

I am still learning to drive after 61 years, now in Vauxhall Omegas. Every fright, every error, is another lesson.
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