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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:33 am 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Tazio wrote:
My first ever car was a MkII Escort. OSF 742V.

My flatmate had a Capri at the same time and if I was short on petrol I would borrow his car if he was still in bed as the keys were so useless we could take each others cars.


If there's one thing to take away from this thread, it's that 70s Fords appear to have had pretty shabby door locks. I vaguely remember Dad having, for some reason, a Ford key which fitted our old Hillman Avenger!

David


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:48 am 
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Austin was the same. My Ma picked me up from school one day and without realising her keys opened the door to someone else's Orange Maxi. Luckily for them, a my Ma is a dreadful driver, she realised her error only when she went to turn the radio on and found it was a different make and model to when she parked up 5 minutes beforehand.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:53 am 
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I bought a Nissan Silvia (steady now) 2.0 16v (the now uber rare one) in about 1997 - sold it on, forgot about it until I bought a Silvia 1.8 Turbo in 2005. I found a key with 'Nissan' on it and thought it was a spare to the 'new' Silvia. Went out and tried the car, unlocked it and started the engine - thing is, the missus had accidentally gone out with the Silvia key, spare key and keys to her own car...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:04 pm 
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:lol: i've got a p100 with a lost key.....ha ha, no drama's there then!!! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:25 pm 
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Vauxhals were the same! one night on the way back from a training session at the local leasure center, the old man pulled over to the side of the road, flicked the interior light on and asked me if our car was a manual or an auto? auto I replied as we did a u turn and headed back to the car park... same model, same colour, same key! just a different gearbox :) luckily the guy talking to the police about his stolen car saw the funny side :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:10 pm 
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Me and my brother when I was 13, he 15 came across an abandoned mini on the lane near our house, I started the engine with a padlock key, the guy that had abandoned it was trying to do an insurance scam, unfortunately he learned that you don't abandon things in small villages as everyone sees you and talks to everyone else :roll:

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