Then a Morris Minor 1000 a rust bucket followed by a Vauxhall Viva HB bought new in 1968.
This was followed by 3 Vauxhall Astra’s and a Escort 1100 which I converted to a 1600 Mexico engine.
After Mum and Dad died I bought a Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8 and then moved on to Vauxhall Vectra’s 2.0, 2.2 & 2.5 engines.
Was going to buy a 2.6 but that I felt could have killed me just too powerful. The engines were almost the same but by increasing the capacity from 2.5 to 2.6 and modifying the power output and torque band it became WOW.
Myl last Vectra “C” was a 3.0 diesel Estate Sri. That was a fantastic car with plenty of shear grunt. What a load carrier that was. Swallow 2 bikes and kit plus caravanning gear.
I change that for my current Kia Sorento 4x4 as the Vectra 3.0 had such wide tyres that I would have required a special set of winter wheels and tyres to cope with the snow that fell in early 2013 as we had moved to the West of Harrogate and could be snowbound thus needing 4x4.
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