How much....

......did you pay for your first car?

Hunting through some old paperwork this morning I found the following invoice:

'One second hand Morris Minor as seen, tried and approved.

£40. 0. 0. +  £3. .0 .0 for work carried out to pass MOT inspection.

 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,722

    My first car was a pale blue Austin 1100 I bought it in late 1970 and it cost me £100 taxed MOTd and ready for the road. image 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,293

    Mine was a motercycle which I bought for £100 in about 1978 and sold five years later for.. £150! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Awwww.... I passed my driving test in a new Morris 1100, Dove. image Driving lessons were £5 for a double lesson. image

  • BobTheGardener wrote (see)

    Mine was a motercycle which I bought for £100 in about 1978 and sold five years later for.. £150! image

     

    Had lots of motor cycles, Bob....think the first one was a BSA A7 500cc twin (1959) costing around £300.

  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 1,203

    £45 for a Standard 10 de luxe in 1970. V proud, only car I have ever owned, remember insisting everyone knew it was de luxe!

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,459

    No idea what OH paid for his first car and I didn't take a test til I was 30 and we moved to the outskirts of London with no more tubes and buses everywhere.

    Possum has just got her first car.   In Belgium learners must first pass a theory test then either have a minimum number of hours with a fully licensed driver - parent or friend - or pay for 20 hours with a driving school at €2000 which we had to do as both our cars are automatics.

    Then they take a driving test of sorts.   She now has a provisional license and can drive on her own but not after 10pm and not on Saturdays and public holidays.   We have bought her a tank - Toyota Corolla - €1750 - with a good engine and sturdy bodywork and manual gearbox and I am no longer a taxi - except on Saturdays.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,932

    I got mine free when I was 18 . My grandad bought it (Black morris minor deluxe with grey leather seats but no seat belts) when I was three months old. He only used it in the summer, the rest of the year he used his business volkswagon van. So when I got it it had less than 50, 000 miles on the clock.  I used it for five years, then when I got a company car, my brother had it. He took out the 948 cc engine and put an 1100 in. He got quite adept at changing engines, gear boxes, and a back axle.  He had it for another four years.   We found the original receipt.  £504.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,117

    Mine was a Ford Fiesta in 1989 for £4695 in radiant red, which faded to a dull orange. Lovely car.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,218

    I've never owned a car but my first motorbike cost £5.00 (pre MOT days) and I got a nice boyfriend to restore it for me.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • pansyface wrote (see)

    I've never owned a car but my first motorbike cost £5.00 (pre MOT days) and I got a nice boyfriend to restore it for me.image

     

    Not sure what year it was, but I do remember (in my teens) having an 'NSU Quickly'...49cc & German made. Anyone remember those?

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