Longest owned ... just a bit fun

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tim wood
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#21 Re: Longest owned ... just a bit fun

Post by tim wood » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:11 pm

Bought my first FHC for £700 in 1975 when I was 22. It was as rotten as a pear at 8 years old.

Sold it to help with house purchase.

Picked up some redundancy cash 20 years ago and purchased my current car, now nearly retired and looking for an OTS.


Tim
Series 1 FHC purchased 40 years ago. Courted my wife in it.
Series 1 2+2 when the kids were small now sold.
Series 1.5 OTS in opalescent maroon, Californian car. My retirement present.

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#22 Re: Longest owned ... just a bit fun

Post by richard btype » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:46 pm

garrycol wrote:The question is how long you have had your vehicle or longest continuous ownership - not when you first bought one :police: so you old fellas who bought one in the 60s and sold it on, that does not count :bigrin:

I bought mine at the end of 82 and I still have it - it doesn't work - the engine does though - but I still have it. :smile:

So 35 years of continuous ownership though I often wonder whether I should have bought the Dino 246GT Targa that I looked at, at the time.

Garry
Garry - not sure that was the precise question? anyway great thread! bought my 1963 3.8 DHC in opalescent silver blue reg 677 FYP. Bought it in April 1978 from Hills Classic car Sales in Leytonstone. So that makes it 41 years. The missing part of the story is that I sold it in 1987 to capitalise my business, the sad thing is in the end I did not need to, but the happy part is that the memories and joy of those years means it is with me always and I call that continuous!!!! :dance: :dance: :rvrence:
Chassis no: 860403
DOM - 11th April 1962

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#23 Re: Longest owned ... just a bit fun

Post by 215m3 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:25 pm

Not an E, but my dad bought a mk3 sky blue Spitfire, 6 months old in 1968. I was born in 1970 and was sold to my mum’s dad. He kept it for years and when he got too old to get in it, he gave it back to my mum. They had the body restored and had 110k miles on it. In 2002 it was then given to my sister to make way for my dad’s purchase of his E v12. My sister still has the Spirfire and used during the summer.
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E30 M3 Turbo
E34 M5 Trackcar
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Post by Sarthe72 » Wed May 01, 2019 1:44 am

I bought my first E-type in 1967 but it didn't last long; I wrote it off after 6 months but then it wasn't worth much in the first place. The current one and I have just passed 125,000 miles together, and we are shortly approaching 37 years together. I know of a chap in the USA who has passed 150,000 miles, and I have often wondered what the highest mileage is.

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#25 Re: Longest owned ... just a bit fun

Post by bazjag » Wed May 01, 2019 1:55 am

Not mine unfortunately but this site might be of interest, one owner since new in 1962 -
http://www.ianricho.id.au/E_Type/e_gallery.htm
I know the owner and the car. I've only owned mine for 28 of its 51 years.
68 E-Type FHC; 2003 XK8; 2013 XF

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Post by MikeMilton » Wed May 01, 2019 9:39 am

I drove my 1970 (built 1969) E home Aug 15th, 1975 and have owned it since then. It is now in the process of being completely restored. I have a target of driving it home again Aug 2020 for a 45th-year celebration of my relationship with the car.
Just an old guy living by a lake - with a 1969 E-Type FHC, and 1962 OTS
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