Cars we have owned over the years

Thought you might be interested in how many “toys” a boy can own. These are my family of cars over the years.

(I think I can remember them all).

Maybe you can “Show & Tell” us about cars you have owned.

Triumph Mayflower

Way back in 1963, when I jumped ship in Australia I bought my first car. A Triumph Mayflower AKA a Triumph “Butterbox”.


Ford Zephyr

Then shortly thereafter I “progressed” to a Ford Zephyr, about a 1950 model. The salesman told me “not to buy it” . I did… He was right !!!!!!


From there I have had, to the best of my memory:

Ford custom line 500

A Ford 500 One with the “torpedo tubes” on the rear sides.


Ford “Single Spinner” ute

A Ford Single Spinner Ute


1959 Holden EJ van

A 1959 EJ Holden Van.


A Morris Oxford about 1950 model

A Morris Oxford about 1950 model.


Austin Healy Sprite

An Austin Healy (Bug eyed) Sprite.




A beautiful Singer Gazelle. Great car!



Commer “Knocker”

A Commer “Knocker”.


Mr Whippy Van

A “Mr Whippy” van . Caught fire on the streets much to the amusement of the kids !!


1959 EJ Holden Wagon

A 1959 EJ Holden Wagon.


1960 HD Holden wagon

A 1960 HD Holden station wagon.


1960 Mercedes Benz

A 1960 Mercedes (Former Diplomatic car from Singapore.)


1976 Toyota Land Cruiser

A Toyota Land Cruiser bought new in about 1976,
for a 1 year trip around Australia with a 32 foot caravan we had especially built for the purpose.

1960 Toyota Corolla

Land Cruiser and 32 foot van on two year trip

A 1960 Toyota Corolla bought to take as a “scout car’ on the trip (Died & buried in the Snowy Mountains).


Jaguar Mk 11

A V6 Mark 11 Jaguar (Mine).


Jaguar V12

A V12 Jaguar. (Jewel’s).



A LWB Landrover.


Toyota Corona Station wagon

A Toyota Corona Wagon.


Toyota Lexcen Station Wagon (Holden re-badged)

A Toyota Lexcen station wagon.

Toyota Camry wagon 1988

Toyota Camry wagon 1988






A 1988 Toyota Camry station wagon.

Toyota Altise 2002

Toyota Altise 2002

A 2002 Toyota Altise

A 1981 Mercedes 320SE bought as a Valentines day present for Jewel.. Made the TV and newspaper !!!!got me into “trouble” FROM Friends who only gave wives a box of chocolates

1981 Mercedes 320SE

1981 Mercedes 320SE

1981 Mercedes Benz 320SE


a 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Bought for Jewel on her 80th

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2020 TOYOTA corolla hybrid

2020 Toyota corolla hybrid

Toyota corolla hybrid



A very useful vehicle.
I don’t know how I ever managed without one !!!
Mitsubishi Triton Ute.


Mitsubishi Ute. Good little workhose. Current

Mitsubishi Ute. Good little workhorse. Current


And the latest addition to the list for Jewel’s birthday August 2016
she is the slickest granny on the road. 🙂

2008 Toyota Aurion Sportivo. Absolute “magic” !!!

Toyota Aurion 2008

Toyota Aurion 2008. Current

Toyota Aurion 2008

Toyota Aurion 2008


Our latest addition. Kia Rio bought for $100. Needed a clean and a bit of bumper touch up.

2001 Kia Rio bought for $100. Needed a good clean out and polish . Had to respray the bumpers. Goes like a dream. Very useful car.

2001 Kia Rio bought for $100. Needed a good clean out and polish . Had to respray the bumpers. Goes like a dream. Very useful car. Current.

1961 Mazda MPV

1961 Mazda MPV


Bought this at Auction.. Cheap.. Mechanic had it for 18 months.. Cost me “an arm and a leg” sold it for a loss. Moral is don’t buy from auctions. (Although the Kia above was a good auction buy)