Cars I have Owned

A 1951 (perhaps earlier) Singer 9 Sports Tourer similar to this. (But the hood was in much better condition, probably not the rest of it as it burned oil and the floor leaked water in when the road was wet).

Singer Nine Roadster 4 speed For Sale (1947)

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 Series Valiant. My order was placed for an R series because I was wrapped in the floor gear shift, 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 turned out to be the S model. Other vehicles appeared on the road while I was waiting, after I was 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 valve grind and respray required.

Then a wonderful Ford ZC Fairlane:

Again wrong colour, mine was white.

Purchased at 2 years old, served the 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.

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