What cars have you owned?

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  1. Dennisrh

    Dennisrh True Classic

    Austin, Texas
    Post from Facebook asked me this question, so I started thinking back. Thought it would be fun to share here and see all the obscure cars other X 1/9 owners have owned.
    I have owned quite a few cars/bikes.
    1988 Honda 50 cc scooter (aka freedom for a 15 y/old)
    1989 Honda 180 cc scooter (faster freedom)
    1980 Fiat X 1/9 baby blue (my 16th birthday present to myself, and the beginning of an obsession)
    Kawasaki Ninja 600
    Honda VFR 1000
    Suzuki GS 500e
    1986 Toyota MR2 white
    1987 Pontiac Firebird Formula black
    1986 Ford Mustang GT red
    1987 Bertone X 1/9 Midnight Blue
    1986 Bertone X 1/9 Red
    1987 Bertone X 1/9 Red (my favorite, put over 350k miles on her)
    1970 Lotus Europa white (Still own, someday will run)
    1988 Dodge Daytona Turbo black
    1986 Honda CRX white
    1979 Datsun 280 zx silver
    1988 Mercedes Benz 560 SL blue
    1990 Mercedes Benz 190 E black
    1991 Mercedes Benz 190E black
    1994 Jaguar XJ6 white
    1991 Jeep Wrangler blue (still own, jacked up on 35s)
    1986 Bertone X 1/9 Black
    1985 Bertone X 1/9 Silver (still own, my K24 swap)
    1986 Bertone X 1/9 Red (still own)
    1990 Jeep Wrangler blue (still own)
    2004 Mercedes Benz ML350 silver (still own, kids don’t fit in my 2 seaters, also tows my car trailer)
    2012 Fiat 500 Gucci edition black (still own)
    1988 Porsche 928 S4 white (still own, has back seats for kids, so I don’t have to drive the SUV)
  2. darwoodious

    darwoodious Darin Nelson

    Seattle, WA
    1977 VW Rabbit (green/manual)
    1980 Honda Accord sedan (brick red/manual)
    1976 FIAT X1/9 (med blue/manual)
    2003 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD (gold/auto)
    2010 Ford Taurus SHO (black/auto) - still own
    1976 FIAT X1/9 (med blue/manual/k20/project) - still own

    inherited/wife's cars
    1988 Honda Civic (silver/manual)
    1987 Nissan 200XS (gold/auto)
    2001 VW GTI (silver/auto)
    2015 VT GTI (dark grey/dsg) - still own

    1980 Kawasaki KX80
    1981 Kawasaki LTD 440
    1971 Honda CB-450 (cafe) - still own
    2001 Suzuki SV650S - still own

    not counting:
    1976 FIAT X1/9 (black/parts car)
  3. toddr124

    toddr124 Hagerstown, MD

    Hagerstown, MD
    Some of my favorites cars I owned in the order I bought them (left to Right)
    1972 Fiat 124 Spider (sold)
    1988 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Spider (sold)
    1974 Porsche 914 2.0 (sold)
    1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT Spyder (hand carved model from the person I sold the car to) (sold)
    1987 Bertone X1/9 (gave to my son), 1986 Bertone X1/9 (still mine), 1987 Bertone Corsa X1/9 (Almost Running)
    1991 Alfa Romeo 164L (sold), 1993 Alfa Romeo 164S (sold)
    2000 BMW M Roadster (for sale)
    2012 Fiat Abarth (sold)
    2015 Audi S5 Cabio (just got)
  4. Michael Hunter

    Michael Hunter True Classic

    Too many...I know it's over 200 vehicles tho
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  5. autox19

    autox19 True Classic

    East Lansing, Mi
    this should be a fun thread!!
    in order of ownership

    1976 chevy van with full carpeted interior (first vehicle)
    1976 VW bug (not super beetle, had fuel injection)
    1979 fiat X19
    1981 chevy chevette (rally style with mug and snow tires)
    1980 VW scirrocco
    1985 Shelby charger turbo
    1979 for fiesta
    1979 Fiat X19 (made full convertible)
    1981 Mustang GT
    1983 shelby charger non-turbo
    1986 toyota 4x4 turbo (factory)
    1982 fiat x19 (with dodge 2.2 turbo)
    1981 fiat x19 (totally stock in awesome condition, sold it to buy a house)
    1994 mitsubishi montero
    **** family came into play ******
    1997 escort wagon
    1998 ford contour SVT
    2001 ford windstar
    1979 fiat x19 (current)
    2006 chrysler town and country (current DD)
    2011 chrysler town and country (current Wifes DD passed to me soon as she will be getting a new one.

    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
  6. Eastep

    Eastep Dub-ing

    '80 X1/9 (Arancio Barchetta)
    '82 X1/9 (Black met)
    '79 X1/9 (Arancio Barchetta)
    '78 X1/9 Signature Series (Gold met)
    '79 X1/9 (Blue met)
    '12 500 Pop (White)
    '15 500 L (Tornado Blue)

    '84 GTi (Black) Mk1
    '87 Golf (Nimbus Grey) Mk2
    '91 GTI (Black) Mk2
    '86 Scrroco S2 (Burgandy) S2
    '00 GTI VR6 (Silver Satin) Mk4
    '85 Cabriolet (Silver-blue) Mk1
    '81 Rabbit (Mojave Beige) Mk1
    '85 Jetta (Mojave Being) Mk2
    '98 GTI VR6 (Black Met) Mk3
    '96 Jetta (Beige) Mk3
    '93 Eurovan MV (White) T4
    '98 Jetta GLX VR6 (Black) Mk3
    '97 Golf (White) Mk3
    '91 Golf GT (originally Nimbus Grey, PO, painted bronze) Mk2
    '91 Cabriolet (Hybicus) Mk1

    '88 Dodge Omni (Light blue)
    '97 Ford Mustang Convertible (Green/tan)
    '87 Porsche 924 S (Black)
    '96 Toyota Camery (Green)

    '04 Yamaha Vino (50cc) 2t (Black/Tan)
    '07 Yamati RX-8 (50cc) 2t "Vento clone" (Red/silver)
    '06 Marshin (50cc) 2t "Vento clone" (Red/Black)
    '08 Yamati (150cc) 4t (Grey/Black)
    '07 Kymco S9 (72cc Race bike) 2t (Yellow/Blue)
  7. AKimball92

    AKimball92 True Classic

    Vehicle I've driven:
    1995 Chevrolet Corsica (white and bare metal)
    1996 Pontiac Grand Am (purple with dents from a cow laying on the hood)
    2001 Chevrolet S10 (green and Automatic)
    2001 Chevrolet S10 (green and Manual)
    2009 Volkwagen Beetle (red)

    Vehicles I've owned:
    1971 Fiat 124 Spider (1608cc and green with original Pininfarina hard top) - Still own
    1967 Vanden Plas Princess Limo (white and never driven) - still own, maybe someday I'll get around to restoring or selling
    2007 Tomos Streetmate 49cc moped
    1978 Fiat X1/9 (1300cc and two tone green) - Still own
    2007 Mazda3 5 door (Phantom Purple) - Daily driver.

    I'll catch up to you guys eventually.
  8. Pete Whitstone

    Pete Whitstone True Classic

    McKinney, TX
    Some of you guys are either older than dirt, or changing cars every 3 months. I'm 54 and have only owned/driven these cars (I'm leaving parts cars that I never drove off the list).

    1976 Ford Courier mini-truck
    1984 Nissan mini-truck
    1986 Bertone X1/9
    1989 Nissan Maxima
    1993 Chevy Camaro Z28
    1991 Isuzu Rodeo
    1995 Chevy Suburban
    2001 F350 Dually Diesel
    2003 Mitsu Eclipse Spider
    1976 Lancia Scorpion
    1987 Bertone X1/9 (K20 conversion)
    2014 Ram 3500 Dually Diesel
    2006 F150 5.4l

    I'm leaving a lot of wife/kids cars off the list, I only listed the ones I drove a significant amount of time. The only ones I still own/drive are the F150 and the K20 X. Kid still drives the Mitsu. I will drive the Scorpion again but as an 037.

  9. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Missouri, USA
    I am a slacker compered to some of you guys. From the top in the order I can remember:

    First car was a 1969 Mustang coupe, 6cyl
    76 Cutlass Supreme
    1980 X1/9 (bought new, carb version sadly)
    1982 Mazda 626 (bought new)
    1968 Pontiac Catalina wagon (bought from dad for cheap transport)
    1969 Mustang coupe, V8 this time
    1984 VW GTI (bought new)
    1985 full size Blazer
    1987 Starion
    1984 Econoline 150 conversion van
    1992 Econoline 150 conversion van
    1978 X1/9
    1979 X1/9
    1998 Econoline 150 conversion van
    1986 X1/9
    2003 Honda Pilot (bought with 181,000 miles on odo)
    1985 X1/9
    1972 124 Special

    That's all I can recall. Still have the Pilot (242,000 miles now!), 78X, 85X and 72 124 Special.

    Lots of stories in that list. I bought that Catalina wagon from dad because I found myself in financial trouble. Finished college, moved out of parent's home, traded in my X on a new 626 (DOH!), then reality set in in the form of rent, utilities, food, car payments, etc. Sold the 626 at a loss and got the wagon for $400 since it was in dad's way. Drove it and the 2nd Mustang for 2 years till I got my bills paid. Both it and the 'stang were on their last legs. Needed both cars to have one running at a time. It was painful, but an excellent life lesson.

    Love the Econoline vans. This was the era of my kids growing up. I went and looked at minivans and then the full size. No contest in my eyes and used Econoline conversions were everywhere for great prices. They make excellent tow vehicles as well.
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  10. Joe F

    Joe F Hi Miles, Lo Maintenance

    New Hampshire
    I'm older than dirt and here are the cars I have acquired in chronological order:

    1955 Pontiac (used)
    1969 Triumph TR-250 (used)
    1972 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe (new)
    1975 Fiat X-1/9 (new)
    1978 Fiat X-1/9 (used)
    1979 Fiat 128 Coupe (used)
    1985 Honda Civic S (new)
    1989 Honda Civic Si (new)
    1987 Bertone X-1/9 (used) still have
    1995 Honda Civic EX (new)
    1998 Honda Civic EX (new)
    2002 Acura RSX Type-S (new)
    2010 Mustang GT (new)
    1980 Fiat Spyder 2000 still own
    2018 Mustang GT 5.0

    If I included cars I've driven, I'd break the 'net.
    I've had my license for 53 years and enjoyed driving all these and many other cars.
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  11. mkmini

    mkmini True Classic

    Cars that I have owned and driven:
    •ZAZ 968
    •Bmw 320 e21
    •some old Russian bike, lets think that it was Ural :D
    After got drivers license and a little bit more brain :D
    •jaguar xj40 1987
    •mini cooper 1987
    •mini cooper S 1997, still own/for sale
    •bmw 525 e39 sedan
    •bmw 320 e36 touring
    •mazda premacy LOL
    •bmw 318ti e36 compact
    •bmw 325 e36 touring
    •bmw 325 e30 sedan
    •jeep cherokee xj
    •fiat punto cabrio
    •fiat x19(in progress)
    •audi a6 c5 avant quattro
    •opel vectra B, LPG, at the moment daily car to save money for x19..

    Suppose, that my next daily car will be again BMW 3 series after X19 wil be finished, and MINI-sold.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2018
  12. Peter Cecil

    Peter Cecil True Classic

    St. Joseph, MO
    • Datsun 1000
    • Datsun 1600 SSS
    • Datsun 160J
    • Honda Civic
    • Honda Accord
    • Citroen 2CV
    • Citroen GS1220 Club
    • Citroen BX16 Valve
    • Citroen CX2400
    • Citroen Xantia
    • Subaru Forester
    • Subaru Outback
    • Fiat X19
    • Fiat 124 Spider 2000
    My favorite was the Citroen Xantia.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
  13. X1/9Cruiser

    X1/9Cruiser True Classic

    69 Plymouth Fury (my first car)
    69 Pontiac Lemans
    64 Corvair Vert.
    66 VW Bug Vert.
    65 Dodge Panel van
    1975 Fiat Spider
    1981 Fiat Spider
    1982 Fiat X1/9
    1985 Ford Escort
    1990s Chevy S10
    2000 Honda S2000
    2004 Infinity G35
    2009 BMW 335i
    2009 BMW 135i (Daily driver)
    1981 Fiat X1/9 B20 VTEC (Weekend cruiser)
    and probably 10 or 15 others that I can't remember!
  14. Eastep

    Eastep Dub-ing

    Wait... We list cars we've driven,as well!? Holy crap!... I don't think I can play, any more. Too many to list!!!
  15. Pete Whitstone

    Pete Whitstone True Classic

    McKinney, TX
    Don't know where you got that idea from my post. What I said was that I left off a lot of cars that were either parts cars, or cars I didn't drive on a regular basis, such as those owned by wife/kids.

    I have driven a lot of cars in my life. The only ones on my list were ones I owned and drove on a regular basis.

  16. Eastep

    Eastep Dub-ing

    I read that as cars driven. Not specifically & only on a regular basis. My mistake.
  17. jovani

    jovani True Classic

    Fiat 850 Berlina
    Fiat X1/9 (four of them)
    SAAB 96 2stroke
    SAAB 96 v4
    Renault 8 (three of them)
    Renault 5 auto
    Renault 5 LeCar
    Renault 11
    Renault 16 (two of them)
    Lada 1300
    Hillman Super Minx
    Datsun 411 bluebird
    Simca 1300 GL
    Simca 8 Sport (1956)
    Citroen DS Super5
    Citroen Saxo 1.6 VTS
    Peugeot 106 1.6 XSI
    Renault Alpine A110 Replica H22A vtec powered
    BMW Isetta
    Acura Integra1.8
    BMW 5series
    Honda (seven different ones)
    Mazda Miata
    Toyota Tercel
    I an sure I forgot another dozen cars.
    My favorite was the Citroen DS.
    Best handling and insanely quick and fun to drive are the Peugeot 106 XSI and the Saxo VTS.
  18. quattrorules

    quattrorules Michael. 84X

    1976 Capri II
    1977 Capri II Rokstock RSR
    1986 Capri RS
    1984 Capri RS Turbo
    1986 Mustang SVO (2 of them)
    1986 Audi Coupe GT
    1990 Audi Coupe Quattro
    1984 Bertone X1/9
    1991 Buick Roadmaster Wagon
    2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Wagon
    2013 Mustang V6
    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

    I've still got one SVO, the X1/9, and the Cadillac.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
  19. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Clermont Fl
    in order as daily drivers first

    74 fiat spider (first car, wrecked)
    79 fiat spider
    82 fiat turbo spider (traded the 79 in for this, Later blew the engine and was repossessed)
    74 124 coupe (drove for 2 or so years)
    76 spider (took the driveline from the coupe and put in the spider shell)
    78 toyota celica (500.00 filler car)
    81 datsun 210 station wagon (was too nice to pass up for a 100.00, needed a head gasket, drove for 6 months)
    79 lancia hpe
    82 lancia zagato (friend totaled this, took insurance money and put it down on the s10)
    76 Chevy Pickup (because everyone needs a pickup)
    90 S10 Blazer, (only vehicle I bought new)
    81 chevy suburban (race car tow vehicle)

    During this time I owned my own business so i drove a lot of cars daily kinda rotated, these are the ones I considered mine.

    69 124 coupe (should have never traded for a 82 zagato, which I still have)
    76 lancia scorpion, silver (still have)
    76 lancia Scorpion, orange (still have)
    82 spider turbo, restored, drove for a year then sold
    81 spider, drove for a year or so
    77 Chevy pickup (because everyone needs a pickup)
    77 spider restored, kept for 10+ years , just sold it 5 years ago (last restoration out of my fiat shop)
    86 Mercedes 300E
    84 chevy 3500 (tow vehicle, suburban replacement after 10+ years)
    94 chevy suburban
    99 Ford f-250 V10 (84 chevy broke down, needed something fast bought it 6pm on a saturday on the side of the highway almost.still have, but has a rod knock
    03 ford f350 dualie 4wd, New tow vehicle, still have and use as needed
    99 Mitsubishi 3000gt, still have trans bad
    14 fiat 500l Current daily

    This list doesnt contain the cars I have purchased that I have not driven yet, or my wifes cars

    I am currently working on, these are active projects, not the ones on the back burner...lol

    76 Scorpion
    75 Spider
    95 3000gt

    Current count I have 30 vehicles, wow after looking at this i need help!
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
  20. kmead

    kmead Insufferable dum bass

    1973 VW Super Beetle
    1976 Fiat X1/9 (drove it only three times)
    1980 Ford Fiesta
    1982 VW Scirocco (New)
    1978 Ford Fiesta
    1980 Ford Fiesta
    1980 Fiat X1/9
    1986 VW Golf (New)
    1969 850 Sport Coupe (Still own)
    1992 VW Passat (New)
    1969 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
    1970 FIat Sport Coupe (Still own)
    1985 Bertone X1/9 (Still own)
    2000 VW Golf (New) (Still own, its leaving this month or next)
    1984 VW Jetta GLI
    2004 Toyota Sienna (New) (Still own, its leaving this month)
    1992 Mazda Miata (Still own) My wife’s fun car also known as a Fiata...
    1987 Bertone X1/9 (Still own)
    2018 Jeep Compass (New) (Just picked it up last week) My wife’s new year round car.

    Soon to buy a 2018 VW Golf GTI (sometime this spring or summer) My next year round car.

    I tend to keep some of my cars a long time. My first Golf I had for 15 years, the Passat for 15, my current Golf coming up on 18 and the Sienna is coming up on 15. My 850 I have had for 28 years, the 124 Sport Coupe for 26 and my 85 X for 25. The Miata and the Fiats are keepers, the “new” cars will be kept as long as they are safe and we can still drive them. I expect the Jeep and the GTI will be our last new manual transmission cars we will be able to buy new the Sienna is the first automatic transmissioned car we have had since we have been together.

    When we first met, my wife had a 1980 Mustang, 4 cylinder automatic. What a POS. We traded it on a Fiesta with a manual transmission she didn’t know how to drive. I taught her to drive a manual transmission car in a cemetery ( a Hertz rental back when they had such things), I figured she couldn’t hurt anyone and if she made a mistake they wouldn’t need to take us far to plant us.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
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