Your Driving Test Car??

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Passed in 1964 in a Ford Anglia with the inward sloping rear window. Don’t know when it was registered but it wasn’t that new.
 
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Instructor had a Austin A40, but I hated it. Passed my test in Dad’s Ford Corsair. Window open for hand signals, hailstones belting off my face. Saw the examiner with his hands cupped around the hot air outlet. Lovely man, well he’s passed me first time. About 1965.

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Did mine in a Ford Anglia the 100E in 1968 when I turned 18 although I had been driving on public roads except in cities since I was fifteen.
 
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Vauxhall Victor, it was my fathers and had been serviced a few days earlier. Brakes were very sharp as a result and I nearly put the examiner through the windscreen on the emergency stop. I had learned at a driving school on a Victor, but they took it off the road the day before my test, so I used my fathers.
 
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Austin Mini 1975 First time pass with arm in plaster. I hacksawed most of the cast away the night before just leaaving a bit where my arm was broken. Also HGV Class 3 first time pass with the army, and HGV Class 1 first time pass as a civvi in 1984.

This is making me nostalgic for my cars before the kids came along and we had to get sensible. Escort Mexico in Daytona Yellow, Alfa Romeo Spyder, Nissan 280 ZX, then with the first daughter came a Cortina. Oh how that curtailed my fun.
 

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Vauxhall Viva HA like this one.

First car I ever bought was a Triumph Herald with the 948cc engine, white with black stripe. I think next it was a Vauxhall Viva HB in two tone, white and rust.


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I passed first time in a Mk2 Ford Escort in 1972, although I'd been driving around in the jointly owned Austin J4 band van for a while, before the ten BSM driving lessons and driving test provided f.o.c. by the government skill centre in Wolverhampton, a freebie too good to be missed.
I'd served my apprenticeship as a motor mechanic, became a musician and government skill courses became available.
I opted for the motor mechanics course because it provided BSM driving lessons and a driving test as part of the course.
I kept shtum about the apprenticeship and previous experience in order to get accepted for the course (which I completed with ease).
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do 😂
 
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Did my motorcycle test in 1963 on a mates Lambretta at about an hours notice, as my Talisman 250 cc Twin was off the road and I didn’t want to miss my booking. Fortunately the examiner did not ask for insurance certificate just the provisional licence.
 
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Forgot also passed hgv class 1 and bike test all first time , day after class 1 i started driving job and the afternoon i passed bike test was out on an honda fireblade lol
 
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When I moved to Rhodesia I had to do my driving licence test all over again althouhg I was still legally allowed to drive for 6 months. The test was in a Landrover and then an Austin Westminster with a supercharger.

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Motor bike test on a BSA Bantam 125cc in Wolverhampton about 1957 couple years later car test in an 1950's ish Ford not sure Popular / Prefect in Walsall lessons cost me 18s and 6 Pence 18/6 in old money 92 ½p in todays money.

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Did my motor bike test on a Matchless 500. Did some learning on the BSA 650. our traffic police had motor bikes that has the gear stick mounted onto the side of the fuel tank. May have been a Harley Davidson?
 

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