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Reliving my youth

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Reliving my youth

Postby Livio Palmieri » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:22 pm

Hi, ended up buying a Eunos the other week at the age of 57. Work colleagues think i'm going through a mid-life crisis. I would say an 'old age crisis'! Have since bought a couple of classic minis as well - am I losing the plot?!
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Re: Reliving my youth

Postby drumtochty » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:24 pm

Yes!
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Re: Reliving my youth

Postby blackyb » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:39 pm

Some might say that 50 is the new 40 so mid life crisis.

I bought my first mx when I was 45, wish I could afford and had the room for a few more!!

So as for classic minis, in my book not a problem, at least they are proper minis and not a bmw that simply carry the name.

I would love to have my old clubman back with all its Cooper running gear, happy days they were, now wheres my rose tinted glasses

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Re: Reliving my youth

Postby DavesBRG5 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:00 am

Welcome to Menderland! Let`s see some photos :text-welcomewave:

My midlife crisis started 10 years ago when i bought my first 5 aged 50 (me not the car)..............on my 3rd Roadster now.

As for Mini`s i had one for a few months when i was 17 & was forever working on the poxy thing...........never again lol

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Re: Reliving my youth

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:18 am

My mid life crises start when i was 16,I am 50 now lol...no such thing as a mid life crises ...just petrol heads with a passion :handgestures-thumbup:
:text-welcomewave: to menders buddy,,,,lets see the old girl... :handgestures-thumbup: :coffee:

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Re: Reliving my youth

Postby GlennyGills » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:19 pm

I had a mini, but it was so old it was still called an Austin Seven. Thoroughly enjoyed tinkering with it. Swapping 11/4Inch SU carb for the bigger 11/2 inch jobby. Lovely times. Brakes never worked though.
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Re: Reliving my youth

Postby scunninghamk » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:38 pm

I bought mine aged 58! I'm not even mature yet... or so my wife says!


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Re: Reliving my youth

Postby Livio Palmieri » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:09 pm

GlennyGills wrote:I had a mini, but it was so old it was still called an Austin Seven. Thoroughly enjoyed tinkering with it. Swapping 11/4Inch SU carb for the bigger 11/2 inch jobby. Lovely times. Brakes never worked though.

My first car was a mini at 17. Forever adjusting the drum brakes so that I could try and pull up in a straight line from speed!
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Re: Reliving my youth

Postby Livio Palmieri » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:14 pm

Mazda Mender wrote:My mid life crises start when i was 16,I am 50 now lol...no such thing as a mid life crises ...just petrol heads with a passion :handgestures-thumbup:
:text-welcomewave: to menders buddy,,,,lets see the old girl... :handgestures-thumbup: :coffee:

:text-worthless:

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I agree with you totally - car nuts with a passion for classic machines
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Re: Reliving my youth

Postby storm » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:50 pm

Wanted a mk1 since early 1990, finally bought one in 2014. Never too late to enjoy an MX5. Welcome to the Menders, please share pics
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Re: Reliving my youth

Postby NigelLockett » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:03 am

Bought my first Mk 1 5 years ago. Drove it till the MOT ran out and put it in the garage. Moved house and sold it. Regretted it and bought another Mk 1 last summer. Loved every minute of it. Thrashed it. Had it sideways more than it was in a straight line. Loving every time I get in this car and I'm 53. Mid life crisis? No way. Just enjoying life.

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