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Boy Racers Dream Car??

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When i passed my driving test around 20 years ago, the boy racers car at the time was the old MK11 Escort, it was cheap and readily available in various specifications and lent itself to being modified with relative ease. My first Escort was a 2 door 1.1 Pop which i bought for 30quid! I was in the motor trade so several months and two or three donor cars later it was transformed. We shoe horned a 2litre Pinto engine out of a Cortina, uprated the suspension, brakes, fit alloys and interior etc from the 'donors'. It was the typical wolf in sheeps clothing, i kept the car for about 5 years and then sold it to a work colleague who blew the engine in the first week! Since then i've had a whole host of performance Fords including RS2000, XR2, XR3i, XR4x4, Sierra Cosworth but the one car i would have back would be the old Escort.
What was the boy racer car when you started driving and which car you have owned would you buy back?
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The boy racer cars of my time were the Fiesta XR2's and Escort XR3's. The occasional RS turbo would go whistling by but the owners were invariably residents of the local Gypsy sites.
I think the first Peugot 205's might have appeared soon after and I also seem to recall the Renault 5 turbo making an appearance.

I owned an XR3i, a lovely metallic blue colour with the obligatory "hockey stick" shaped side stripes. One half of the body would change to a completely different shade after it had been raining, signs of a less than perfect re-spray

Two other cars I have owned fall into the "would like to buy back" category:-

1) Capri 2.0S. Beautiful car, spotless, quick, but had constant problems with the carb.
2) Toyota Celica Supra 2.8i. Stunning, fully loaded, quicker than sh1t off a chrome shovel. all round fabulous looking and performing car.

I would take the Toyota back in an instant
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