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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #30 on: 04 June 2018, 15:45:31 »

 Official lessons were started in a 1300 Triumph Dolamite then a Metro when the dollys were traded in
Previously Minis on private ground and an HB Viva from a workshop to home at 16

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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #31 on: 04 June 2018, 15:57:51 »

My first drive was a Ford Dexta on dads farm,first road car was a 63 Morris 1100 but lessons were in a mk1 Escort  1300xl,in between tractor and car were many other tractors and an Austin A30
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #32 on: 04 June 2018, 16:06:40 »

I used to drive a mates Chevette on his dads private air strip, probably about age 12-13.

And it was a private airstrip, the old runway and peri trach at Gartree as his family owned the farm there.

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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #33 on: 04 June 2018, 16:21:08 »

...... but lessons were in a mk1 Escort  .....

Same as me then   :y YTC 144L ......I can remember that, but never remember the reg of the Smart that I drive nearly every day  ???
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #34 on: 04 June 2018, 16:52:13 »

Every fright, every error, is another lesson.
I get a lot of lessons ;D
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #35 on: 04 June 2018, 21:04:52 »

I never had a lesson, although Ive learned a few.  :)
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #36 on: 05 June 2018, 03:15:04 »

Me & a mate used to drive around in a mini van with L plates on neither of us had a licence ! Eventually took a few lessons in a MK 1 Escort, first car I bought was an immaculate 1964 Vauxhall Velox 3.3 litre hydramatic 1 owner for £160 CLF 410B loved that car.
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #37 on: 05 June 2018, 03:38:59 »

That mate now drives a Maserati , used to play in a band with Eric Clapton has had some lovely cars but we still talk fondly about that old mini van.
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #38 on: 05 June 2018, 06:13:46 »



Pale blue Ford Anglia in the '60s
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #39 on: 05 June 2018, 13:07:57 »

...... but lessons were in a mk1 Escort  .....

Same as me then   :y YTC 144L ......I can remember that, but never remember the reg of the Smart that I drive nearly every day  ???

Yep.....my first car was a 1972 Truimph 1500.....with FWD. Registration FUE 756K.

Like you I can barely remember the registration of the cars I now own. :-\
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #40 on: 05 June 2018, 16:45:12 »

I learnt to drive in my dads Vauxhall Cavalier....

My first car was a Vauxhall Chevette 1.3 which I kept for 6 months then changed for a VW Golf 1.5 Auto....then drove autos for about the next 30 years  :y

But now driving manuals....as I had a DVT in my left leg....which was blamed on me driving an auto all day  :(
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #41 on: 05 June 2018, 18:31:27 »

Ican rememeber the reg of the first Super Snipe,the VDP 3L,Silver Cloud III,MkIV Zodiac Executive,Buick and the Mk1 Escort[the last car he owned]that dad had.The rest I've forgotten.The first car I owned was a '59 Consul[1601 UB]bought for £38 from a trader :o
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #42 on: 05 June 2018, 21:48:59 »

My Viva reg was BIJ 8142
Then the Avenger - FOI 9503
HS- LIJ 98
The next few after that are a bit fuzzy for some reason, until the Senator I bought in 2000- G888 KNY.
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #43 on: 05 June 2018, 22:13:33 »

I learnt Clutch control on a Lambretta 200 on the Beach. (Owned by 3 of us aged 15)
I Passed a moped test 5 weeks after getting it, and without opening the highway code.
On my first lesson in a Car (by my Mum) I drove from Liverpool to Coniston In the Lakes, on the A Roads. In a Y reg Beige dangly mirror base model estate of the 1.6 sierra variety. 
I knew the way. I'd ridden it on a Moped.
I obviously failed my Car test first time as I was a cocky bugger, who had never opened the highway code.
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Re: What did you learn to drive with?
« Reply #44 on: 05 June 2018, 23:20:43 »

...... but lessons were in a mk1 Escort  .....

Same as me then   :y YTC 144L ......I can remember that, but never remember the reg of the Smart that I drive nearly every day  ???

My 1100 was 739 TRL,old pre suffix Cornish plate which would be worth a nice bit of cash now :-\,it was scrapped with the car :'(
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