Classic affordable vehicles are a passion of mine.  Here are a few of the interesting modes of transport I’ve enjoyed over the years.

1983 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection

I’ve had this car since 2005 and it’s had a lot of work done on it but it still needs a fair bit more to look nice.  Even if it is a bit rough looking that doesn’t matter because it has a 200BHP 2.9L 24V Cosworth engine under the bonnet that I fitted in 2009, so it shifts.

Ford Capri II 2.8 Ghia

Bought on eBay from the previous owner in Indianapolis and driven back to Toronto.  I used this as my daily driver for a year and went on road trips to Montreal, Quebec City and New York City.

Fantastic car, loads of fun and always got lots of attention.

Chevrolet G20

Bought for $500.  After a couple of weeks and about $1000 of parts and paint I had it looking like this.

The paint work was done by myself using rattle cans from Canadian Tire.  I spent quite some time prepping before the paint went on and I was very happy with the result.

Ford Thunderbird 4.6 LX

A nice comfortable car.  My first car in Canada and a great winter car.  The 4.6 litre V8 made sure it was no slouch.  Pictured here on the drag strip at Cayuga going up against a Camaro (which it beat).

Ford Capri 2.0 Laser

Probably my favourite car.  Now back in Wales with one of its previous owners.  I took this car on road trips to France, Spain, Portugal and Holland.  It was also my daily driver for over 2 years and did a few track days.

Yamaha Virago 750

My daily commute to work when working in an office with no parking space.

Ford Granada Cosworth

Used this for a couple of months before taking the engine out to put in my Capri.  I was sad to break it as it was a fantastic car.  Full leather interior and electric everything.  The engine is still going strong in my Capri.

Lancia Beta HPE 2000IE

Bought to get me from Glasgow to Manchester then down to Reading when I had water pump issues on my 2.8 Capri.  A very interesting car and I was sad to see it go.

Holden Commodore VK

Used this in Australia for my road trip across the country.  Unfortunately it ended up on its roof in the desert.


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