Confessions of a petrol head..........

Submitted: Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 08:14
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Or how to stay poor by supporting the auto industry and fuel companies.

Here is a list of my cars and bikes from, 1964 to 2003. Never worked out what it actually cost.............but it has been fun.

1958 Anglia 100E
1963 Simca 1000
1963 Ford Cortina 1200
1963 Ford Cortina 1200(another one)
1963 Austin Mini Cooper
1960 Auto Union 1000S
1954 Ford Custom V8
1958 Fiat Bambino (crashed this one)
1960 Fiat Cabriolet 1500
1961 Volkswagen Beetle
1963 Volkswagen Beetle
1960 F100 Ute
1965 Vauxhall VX 490 with triple carbs
1964 Ford Cortina 1500 (crashed this one)
1938 Oldsmobile sedan
1966 Suzuki 100cc bike
1956 FJ Holden
1959 Volkswagen Beetle 1200
1958 Ford Zephyr Mk2
1969 Renault R10 (first new car)
1965 Volkswagen Beetle 1200
1971 Valiant VIP V8
1958 Peugeot 203
1964 Opel Kadett
1966 Chevrolet Ute (HQ Holden)
1966 Chevy Nova 2 (LHD)
1973 Honda 50cc bike
1966 Datsun 1500 Ute
1966 Morris Cooper S 1275 (crashed this one)
1974 Ford Cortina 1600 Ute (new)
1974 Ford Cortina 1600 Ute (new)
1974 Honda Benly 110cc bike (new)
1967 Renault R10
1965 Chevy 2
1968 Cheverolet Caprive Hard Top 327
1973 Ford Ranchero Ute (XB)
1968 Ford Cortina Mk2
1975 Holden El Camino Ute (HQ)
1970 Holden HT Ute
1975 Chevrolet De Ville 350 (Holden Statesman)
1973 Volkswagen Twincab Ute
1976 Chevrolet 1300 LS (Gemini)
1968 Alfa Romeo Guilia
1976 Holden De Ville 350
1971 Lancia Fulvia 1300
1974 Ford Falcon XB Panelvan
1977 Ford Escort Panelvan (new)
1977 Kawasaki 125cc bike (new)
1970 Holden HT
1968 Ford Fairlane ZD V8
1976 Suzuki LJ 50 Soft Top (drowned this one)
1972 Datsun 1200 wagon
1976 Suzuki LJ 50 Hard Top
1977 Ford Cortina TE Wagon
1978 Suzuki LJ 81 Ute (new)
1979 Ford Falcon XD
1976 Datsun 260C Coupe
1980 Suzuki LJ 80 Hard Top (new)
1979 Ford Fairlane ZH 500 V8
1978 Ford Transit Bus 6 cyl.
1980 Nissan Patrol MQ 80 Diesel (new)
1976 Suzuki LJ 50 Soft Top
1981 Toyota Hi Ace Commuter Bus (got poleaxed by a semi)
1972 Pontiac Le Mans 350 (LHD)
1956 Ford D600 Truck
1977 Ford F100 4x4 XLT 302
1979 Ford Courier Ute
1980 Honda Odessy bike
1982 Morris Mini Rebel 1275 (new)
1966 Dodge Monaco V8
1982 Datsun Pulsar
1983 Suzuki Sierra SJ 410 (new)
1969 Landrover Series 2 (179 Holden)
1968 Holden Torana
1975 Nissan Patrol G60 (3 speed)
1972 Valiant VH Wagon
1977 Daihatsu F10 (Toyota 2lt conversion)
1974 Datsun 120Y
1976 Valiant VJ Regal
1972 Holden HQ Wagon
1976 Daihatsu F10
1985 Suzuki Sierra 1300 High Roof (new)
1969 Toyota Corolla
1976 Suzuki LJ 50 Custom Racer
1965 Ford Falcon XP
1986 Isuzu Piazza Turbo
1954 Landrover SWB MK 1 (186 Holden)
1985 Toyota Bundera
1971 Valiant VG
1980 Datsun Stanza
1976 Landrover LWB 4cyl
1980 Honda 125cc bike
1979 Toyota Landcruiser FJ 55
1981 Toyota Lite Ace van
1988 Ford Falcon EA wagon
1978 Nissan Patrol G60 5 speed (current)
1986 Ford XF
1995 Holden Commodore 3.8 V6 wagon (current)
1967 Valiant VC 225 Slant 6 (current)

Only one more to go to make the ton.

Cheers,
Willie
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:08

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:08
oh dear!!!....I have to admit, I'm worried about Al, he seems to collect vehicles...thing is with Al, he rarely gets rid of them!!!!

which means...another shed!!!....

out of interest - which was the best and the worst?

Lyn [Mrs Al]

Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

Memorial Cross - Mt Macedon Vic



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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:55

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:55
so far here's the list:

1925 Oldsmobile Tourer
1926 Oldsmobile Tourer
2 x 1926 Oldsmobiles [not sure what they are]
1927 Oldsmobile Tourer [restored]
1928 Oldsmobile
1929 Oldsmobile Roadster
1936 Oldsmobile Truck
1939 Oldsmobile Truck
HD Holden
HZ Prem Station Wagon x2
VH Commodore
1997 80 series Landcruiser
2003 BA XR8 Ute

and........

195? KL Lanz Bulldog Tractor.....

car's he HAS got rid of -

WB Ute
1990 Toytoa Corolla [you know who that belong too, and it wasn't Al]
1985 Holden Gemini Wagon [mine again - see the pattern hahahha]

Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

Memorial Cross - Mt Macedon Vic



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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:47

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:47
Lyn, you'd better hope Al doesnt get to the same no as willie

Willie, my first car was a 1938 Vauxhal Wyvern sedan
2nd was a 1937 Vauxhal Wyvern tourer ( I think they called it that as it had a canvas top)

But take away the company supplied cars and you can count mine on one hand and still have two digits left over. If you search the archives you can find out what it was. I'll never live long enough to get ay where near your no's.....but geeez you've had some goodens (Classics today)in that lot. You'd be a millionaire if you'd saved every penny but, lol

Cant count hers as they are and have always been registred in her name. but hers aint that many since I married her anyway. Ford ltd, Vn Commodore, 96 landcruiser, and of course the last one, I gave her!Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:48

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:48
wheres that mini cooper!Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:49

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:49
and the SWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:50

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:50
Just being toff eh? "1966 Chevrolet Ute (HQ Holden)" Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:55

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:55
Hi Richard,

As Al is not yet 35, I reckon there's a damn good chance he might just get up there, what a worry, I didn't mention the half a dozen chassis' he's got stacked up behind the shed either....argh! lolLaugh alot..life's too short not to....

Memorial Cross - Mt Macedon Vic



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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:57

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:57
Yes Richard - canvas top = tourer...our '27 is actually a "Sports Tourer, De luxe"Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

Memorial Cross - Mt Macedon Vic



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Follow Up By: Willie - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:24

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:24
Hi Mrs Al,

The best cars were the Opel Kadett, Renault R10, Commodore V6.
The best 4x4's were Suzuki LJ 50, Suzuki 1.3 JX, Nissan Patrol MQ 80, Nissan Patrol G60

Hi Richard,
Would loved to have still owned that Cooper S. British Racing Green, Big spotties and Avon extra wide rims and tyres. Would clock 200kmh any day. Used to drive it so hard the dust used to filter out of the hood lining.
Hit a Police Riot wagon on the outskirts of Johannesburg at 4am one morning. That's another story. The Cooper was repaired but was never the same after that. Poor Mini !
Cheers
WillieNever a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Willie - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:28

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:28
No Richard, not being snobbish :-) That is the way those cars were badged in South Africa.
Cheers
WillieNever a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 17:15

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 17:15
Willie, I forgot thats where you were from.

Lyn & willie,

The tourer I bought in around 1967 (=/- 1) came with the original tyres and and the spare had never been used. doesnt sound outstanding until you remeber that this was a 1937 vehicle. The bloke, a mate of my dad, I bought it from, never drove it very much and hence the tyres being original. he bought it new!! Same as my first rifle...he had it from new and never used it!

Wish I had kept that thing now instead of cutting it up and using it as spares for the sedan.
Wish I had kept both.

Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 17:17

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 17:17
I am still checking them all out ....
Are you sure you have remembered them all and hav'nt missed one!Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:30

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:30
Austin Lancer
Hillman Minx
VW Golf
Fiat 128 3P
BMW 2500
HiLux Dual Cab Diesel (in PNG)
Mazda 929 (only regret)
Minimoke
Fiat 128
Lancia HPE
Lancia Beta 2000
BMW 528i
Mazda MX5
Mazda MX5 (another)
Pajero
Pajero (another)
Audi A3 1.8T
Lexus LX 470 (current)
Discovery TD5 (current)
BMW 325i Conv (current)
Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:57

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:57
Bob, what was the regret with the 929?

LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....

Memorial Cross - Mt Macedon Vic



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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:06

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:06
Bob, Business going very well at the moment is it?
Good luck to you! You get what you deserve.Nil Taurus Excretus
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:57

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:57
The 929 looked very nice (coupe shape) but was severely short on grunt.
Des, I'm working my ring off :-) The BM is ten years old and surprisingly cheap. I got it two years ago for $30,000 and it only had 55 k on the clock. The Lexus is only worth $50,000 (now, if I'm lucky). There was a BM 318i in there about ten years ago too which I forgot.Bob
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:48

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 11:48
Willem Hendrik Kempen born 7 June 1943 at Victoria West

Thats not bad going Willie in just 60 years.Bob
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Follow Up By: Willie - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:11

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:11
I have been exposed !!!!!!!!!!! You have been snuffling around in my website, haven't you?
Next year when I buy my diesel 4by it will make it 100 vehicles in 40 years. I think that the next purchase may be the last one but with my track record you never know.
Cheers
WillieNever a dull moment
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 19:31

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 19:31
What do they say, the "last one" is the next one you buy......
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:07

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:07
My list pales into insignificance but sure brings back heaps of memories with good and bad times.
54 FJ Holden
56 FE "
62 Vauxhall Victor
68 HK Holden Wagon
74 Renault 16TS new
68 Ford F100
74 ? Holden Wagon
74 Ford Cortina TD
75 ? Holden V8 Wagon
76 Datsun 1500 Tray Top
78 BMW 520I
83 Toy FJ 60
85 Toy FJ 62 new
86 Dihatsu Charade new
87 Mitsub Colt Worst car
83 Datsun 4X4 Tray top
84 Falcon
83 Mazda Buzz Box
88 Toy Corolla
86 Toy HZ 62
00 Subaru Outback new
00 Toy HZ 100
Old Fergie 135 slapper
Honda 3 wheel bike
Yammy 4 Wheel bikeNil Taurus Excretus
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Reply By: jamcage - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:19

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:19
Willie

I have only owned cars since 1980

78 Ford Cortina
78 Ford Falcon XD
71 Ford Fairlane
Mitsubishi Scorpion
Datsun 200B
Holden Gemini Coupe
VW Type 3 Fastback
68 Toyota Corolla Coupe
Holden HR
Datsun 180B
Leyland Mini
Honda Step through
Kawasaki 125
78 Toyota Corona
77 Toyota Corolla Coupe
86 Ford Falcon XF wagon
Valiant ute
Holden HQ wagon
89 Toyota Camry
86 Toyota Corolla
Peugeot 504
85 Toyota Hilux 4WD dual cab
94 Toyota Landcruiser GXL
89 Nissan GQ

00 Toyota Avalon (has lasted the longest more than 3 years)
91 Toyota Hilux 4wd dual cab

The last two being current

Jason
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Reply By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:42

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:42
Willie,

Was the '38 Olds here or in South Africa? "Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 18:33

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 18:33
Thought you'd notice that one Wombie..Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

Memorial Cross - Mt Macedon Vic



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Follow Up By: Willie - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 18:40

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 18:40
G'day Wombat,
That was in South Africa........I had become car-less for a variety of reasons and found this old banger for R50(then about $50). Did not appreciate the true value of the Olds at that time but it tided me over. Then it had a problem and I left it in the street with the Council finally removing it and sending me a bill. But by that time I had relocated to Darwin!!

Willie

Never a dull moment
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Reply By: Savvas - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 14:08

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 14:08
I now have serious "auto-envy" of you, Willie.

I've just turned 40 and have owned only 4 vehicles in the last 22 years.
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Reply By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 17:19

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 17:19
Willem , is the list in chronoligical order?Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Willie - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 18:54

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 18:54
Yes, as I bought them. Every now and then in my life I had financial setbacks and went back a couple of years in models. The main thing was to keep moving....it is hard to hit a moving target..hahahahaha

BTW I have had 102 jobs until forced retirement in 2001. Just goes to show that a rolling stone can get to lots of places.
Cheers,

Willie

Never a dull moment
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Reply By: Member - Ken - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 19:00

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 19:00
Willi, Willie, Willie.

What have you done?

You have got 'them' popping out of rabbit burrows all over, however I would be 'bleepand amazed' if anyone has the audacity to dream up a list bigger than yours.

That is impressive mate and to say I'm gobbed-smack is an understatement.

At first I just thought of all the rego's, tyres, oil & fuel changes you must have put into these suckers and then gave up and went to sleep.

If you get the Troopy you will have the 'ton'.

Ken Robinson
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Follow Up By: Willie - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 19:19

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 19:19
Hi Ken,
Must have spent around a million on cars, regos and insurance......but I would do it again if I could. And don't mention all the fuel having done around 2 million km in my life.
Cheers,
Willie

Never a dull moment
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 22:46

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 22:46
Me

XW Falcon

Mrs Me

Datsun 180b sedan
Sigma 2.0l sedan
Sigma 1.6l wagon
Magna 2.6 wagon EFI
88 Pajero T/d
91 Maverick petrol/gas
01 Patrol

I luv me Falc and drive the bosses carsLaterally Literal
Seriously Cerebral
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 11:48

Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 11:48
it aint funny how they always get the newer and better carsWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: american guy - Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 13:46

Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 13:46
well in america i have the same quandry this is my list of cars since 1993
1980 buick centry sedan
1979 buick centry wagon
1978 chevy mote carlo pile of junk
1984 buick skylark
1970 cadiliac eldorado nice car of it's day 500 ci 400 bhp frt wheel drive
1985 pontiac sunbird
1986 pontiac sunbird
1987 pontiac sunbird
1986 buick skyhawk
1983 buick skyhawk
1978 for thunderbird 351 windsor
1995 f150 4x4 302
1991 saab 900 s
1985 ford tempo
1983 ford tempo
1987 accura ledgend
1990 ford escort
1980 international scout II 80/800 current frame off restoation
1992 mercury grand marquis family car current
1989 toyota 4runner current
1988 vw rabitt
1986 vw jetta
yes i did drive all of these cars my drive way looked used car lot

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 21:35

Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 21:35
Well, I'm just a rank amateur compared to you blokes, Willie:

64 Holden EH ute(2nd hand)
70 Holden HT ute (new)
78 Datsun Skyline sedan(new)
82 Hilux D/cab Diesel (new)
84 HJ60 wagon(2nd hand)
90 80 series Turbo(2nd hand)
97 80 series Multi-valve Turbo( 2nd hand-current wheels). These are all over the last 37 years.

Get to drive a 79 series turbo ute, for work, which is not hard to take. just need to add a WRX to the above list, when finances permit.

I'll just go and sulk behind a sandhill, see ya.

hooroo...
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Reply By: Matho - Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 08:17

Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 08:17
74 XB Falcon
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Follow Up By: Matho - Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 08:27

Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 08:27
I'll try that again LOL

Since 1990
1974 XB Falcon 250 auto
1976 XC Falcon Panel Van 4.1 manual
1973 LJ Torana 176 Auto
1973 HQ Statesman 350 Auto
1972 XA Fairmont 302 Auto
1985 BJ73 Landcruiser 3B N/A diesel
1973 XA Falcon 250 Auto
1973 XA Fairmont 351 Manual
1994 ED Falcon 4ltr Auto
1995 80 Series Landcruiser 4.5 Auto (Best One So Far!)

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