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I wonder what the Austin A30 that I bought for £40 in 1966 would be worth now? I think an increase in value applies to any car as it becomes rarer. (Even a Lada?). My thinking was: if it's good enough for James Hunt, it's good enough for me. Eventually written off by being sideswiped by a bus in a Northumbrian snowstorm.

£27k asked for this one. More like £5k to £10k for a good original road-going example but that's still about ten times your £40 in 1966 even after inflation.

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I picked up my Cali from a full service and investigation of potentially expensive warning light at a VW/Audi specialist and he showed my the almost totally original Ur-Quattro he is finishing bringing back to its full glory - has had it since 18 months old and will be glorious when finished.
 
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I picked up my Cali from a full service and investigation of potentially expensive warning light at a VW/Audi specialist and he showed my the almost totally original Ur-Quattro he is finishing bringing back to its full glory - has had it since 18 months old and will be glorious when finished.

Absolute legend of a car, I drove one once in the 1980s and nearly wet my pants. The first rally car to have 4WD, turbo and 300bhp on tap.
 
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The only car I’ve regretted selling. Bought in 95 for £13,995, sold in 97 for £11500 to a man I had to meet at Stansted airport. He had flown down from Manchester.

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Only last year my father sold the 1990 big bumper Mk2 Golf GTI that I bought in 1993 and he took over in the late 90s. Such a lovely car (when it was in its prime) and I would have loved to get it back up to top condition but not enough time or space.
 
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Only last year my father sold the 1990 big bumper Mk2 Golf GTI that I bought in 1993 and he took over in the late 90s. Such a lovely car (when it was in its prime) and I would have loved to get it back up to top condition but not enough time or space.

I bet you were seriously tempted to buy that back!? I’d love to had the chance to buy back my Williams, probably couldn’t afford it now though!
 
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Would have loved to have kept it - every time I drove it over the years was a treat. The increasing challenge is to find cars like that which are unmolested
 
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I few years ago we needed a car quickly having just unloaded our car onto WBAC.com. It had just started to present auto gearbox issues which would have been expensive. Long story short, we arranged to meet dodgy Dave in a carpark near Brands Hatch. He was advertising a Golf Diesel Estate in the small ads. Whilst I checked over the vehicle just about every alarm bell was ringing and I definitely had the feeling that this vehicle was a wrong-un just like its seller. Still the paperwork etc all checked out and it drove well. Very well to be precise. As we needed a cheap car in a hurry our basic criterior was that it was both roadworthy and legal. It fufilled both so we bought it.
It turned out that said vehicle had be owned by a racing establishment near Brands Hatch. They had clearly been tinkering around under the bonnet with one mod being an oversized turbo charger. The result was that this lemon went liked a cat on fire. I said it was a lemon because it had clearly been comprehensively ranted uphill and down dale for most of its previous life and during the short time that we owned it the wretched thing presented just about every problem that a Golf was capable of.
It was a dog!
My son's first car a peugot had been modified but ran very well Nd fast. Unfortunately the engine couldnt cope and blew up on the bypass on his way home from work 30 miles away. He got a bill from the council for spilling oil on the road and I had to drive him to and from work til we hastily bought him another.
 
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The only car I’ve regretted selling. Bought in 95 for £13,995, sold in 97 for £11500 to a man I had to meet at Stansted airport. He had flown down from Manchester.

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I had one of the original batch, bought in Nov'93. Great car and I really wish I still had it. Weak point for me was the brakes; they faded when worked hard.
 
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On the confuserator ive never been too sure about this colour
but ive seen a few on the streets and i like it.
Think its a bit of a marmite colour though.
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With the right wheels and clean its OK... I went for white on my Boxster S as I liked the way it showed the lines along with red calipers etc. Went Agate Grey on my new C4S. Mexico Blue which I believe this one is? Is definitely a marmite colour, personally I don't think it suits this model, looks better on the Macan imho.
 
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Was that a Mk1...
No. Unfortunately not.
I had bought a 1.8 16v new in 93 and when I decided to get a Williams, I couldn’t get hold of a new Mk1 so bought a 2. My girlfriend at the time also had a Williams 2 and then her dad bought her a Williams 3. She was only about 21 at the time!

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I had one of the original batch, bought in Nov'93. Great car and I really wish I still had it. Weak point for me was the brakes; they faded when worked hard.
Great car.. I tried to track mine down about 10 years ago but gave up..
My partner’s Up Gti is probably the best car I've bought since for putting a smile on your face.
 
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