STEVE HOUGH’S CAR CV

Our reader has owned lots of Euro­peans, de­spite lust­ing af­ter a 240Z for some time

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TRI­UMPH 2000 Mk2

‘Dad’s work car, then Mum’s, and fi­nally mine.’

AUSTIN SPRITE

‘Never has the adage “don’t buy a car at night” been more ap­pro­pri­ate – no two pan­els were the same colour. Spook­ily enough for a car of which only 1024 were made, a friend had one as well. Drank oil like it was petrol, but great fun.’

LO­TUS EUROPA S2

‘ To be hon­est, I didn’t fi­fit – but such a hoot.’

JAGUAR XJS V12 HE

‘Bought from my brother-in-law. While won­der­ful, it drank fuel at an alarm­ing pace – so much so that I could swear I could see the fuel gauge move un­der heavy ac­cel­er­a­tion!’

MG MIDGET RWA

‘Bought from a friend who had put a new shell on and then sold back to him. I used it to go on hon­ey­moon in – as my dad had with his MG J2.’

PORSCHE 911 SC

‘I was to­tally en­am­oured. It did ev­ery­thing so well, and is def­i­nitely one of the cars I most re­gret sell­ing – es­pe­cially given cur­rent val­ues.’

CATERHAM 7 HPC VX

‘Again I only just fit­ted in it. but when I did I had a riot. There were nu­mer­ous trips to Le Mans, and I took it on tracks all over the UK and Europe. It never broke down, and it brought a smile to my face ev­ery time I drove it.’

BMW M635CSI

‘My lat­est car is very much a us­able clas­sic – we loaded it with fam­ily, lug­gage and presents on our an­nual 400-mile Christ­mas odyssey. It def­i­nitely makes the bor­ing drives fun.’

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