Cars I have Owned

A 1951 (perhaps earlier) Singer 9 Sports Tourer similar to this. (Mine was white, not in great condition as it burned oil and the floor leaked water in when the road was wet).

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Bought in 1960 and sold a year or so later. Much enjoyment from this little sporty machine, dull by today’s standards but great fun then.

A 1951 Holden FX sedan.  Photo of similar vehicle.

FX (48-215) Holden (1948-1953)

A moderately “warmed” car that performed well. Owned it from 1960 till 1962.

 

Next a brand new S Series Valiant. My order was placed for the initially introduced R series because I was wrapped in the floor gear shift, and the powerful engine (160HP), not however to materialize. I have never lost the suspicion that some corruption was involved because I had to wait a long time for delivery, which by that time the later S model. Other vehicles appeared on the road while I was waiting, after I was repeatedly told mine was”next”. Possibly other buyers had more influence and money than a young 22 year old.

This photo representative but colour was beige.

Great car for 10 years, but 1 engine reco and respray required.

Then a wonderful Ford ZC Fairlane:

Again wrong colour, mine was white.

Purchased at 2 years old from my brother, served my family well for 10 years, by which time it was pretty well worn out. It also required a rebuilt motor and a respray. Don’t tell anybody, but it spent much of its highway life cruising at 70-80 MPH. family car

After that great driving experience, a more subdued but lovely-to-drive family car, a Nissan Pintara. Would have loved the 6 cylinder version Skyline, even more so the GTR. Not enough income !

Then a Falcon SW model ?

Mitsubishi Lancer Wagon

Concurrently with this range of family cars were:

Morris Minor Series 1  later fitted MM 1000 OHV engine and gearbox.

Morris Mini Cooper 1000cc

Triumph 2000 Mk1

Fiat 128 Sports Coupe

VW Kombi

Datsun/Nissan 4WD Diesel Patrol

Toyota HiAce LWB Diesel

Mazda BT50 ute Diesel

 

 

 

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