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2 hours ago, Khriss said:

Eeeeeee. ....... tha knows it were reet grand then  😄  k

 

( loved my HA van  - Stromberg carb! )

It was but how things have changed, i ran that van for 18 month and regreted selling it so bought another ex Telecom one and used that for work for about 2 yrs, wish i could of seen in to the future tho as i would of just stored the Escorts and not trashed them,

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Just now, spuddog0507 said:

It was but how things have changed, i ran that van for 18 month and regreted selling it so bought another ex Telecom one and used that for work for about 2 yrs, wish i could of seen in to the future tho as i would of just stored the Escorts and not trashed them,

Got told by a Essex Ford boy, last year, if I had held on to my MK1 Escorts van  ( first car I bought after passing my test ) bought fr 200 squid it would be worth abt 4000 now   😬  K    ( scrapped it fr 20 squid )

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2 hours ago, Khriss said:

Got told by a Essex Ford boy, last year, if I had held on to my MK1 Escorts van  ( first car I bought after passing my test ) bought fr 200 squid it would be worth abt 4000 now   😬  K    ( scrapped it fr 20 squid )

Yes and that sounds on the cheap side to me, one lad who i was at school with has 5 mk 1 escorts in a building, none of them been on the road for 20/25 yrs 2 mexicos 2 1300 and a estate says he will sell the lot when he is 60 and buy a big camper van and tour the whole of europe with it,

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Teen quoted £17k for car insurance resorts to driving tractor

Tariq Tahir for MetroThursday 26 May 2011 5:41 pm

Teenager Chris Berry turned to a vintage tractor as a cheap transport solution after he was quoted up to £17,800 a year to insure his £400 P-reg VW Polo.

Chris Berry with his 1953 Fordson Major tractor, which cost him £57 to insure (Pic: Cascade)

After he was unable to find an affordable premium, the 18-year-old turned to his familyâs 1953 Fordson Major tractor, which he was able to insure for just £57.

The four-litre beast can reach a top speed of 40mph and is exempt from MoTs. âIf I had the choice, Iâd would have my car â I can go further in it and it would be much better in the rain,â said Chris, from Astley Bridge, Bolton.

âIf youâre image conscious, I donât think you could drive it. But weâve had it for about 15 years, and I actually love the fact I drive a tractor â not many people can say they drive a Fordson Major.â

The average cost of insuring a new young male driver is £8,260. Bolton MP David Crausby warned that the prohibitive quotes given by insurance companies could encourage young motorists to take the risk of not getting cover at all.

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15 hours ago, Stubby said:

I remember insuring  700cc Royal Enfield Constellation

My mate Stuck one of these in a featherbed with a Seeley four leader on the front, fantastic bike, pure ' Ogri ' machine. 👍

As other's have said insurance not a prob back then....1st bike 1949 Beeza c11g, insurance £6....a weeks wages !

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back in the days i had a bsa bantam my mate had a Honda 50 which was faster but cheaper to insure

on another note my car insurance is up for renewal looked at the comparison sites and found cheaper quotes and went back to my provider and they came back with a quote that beet all of them  

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