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Gold 1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5. I paid $3000 for this replacement for the Corolla. It's been a perfect workhorse, and is close to 300,000 miles on the engine now.

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1988 Toyota COROLLA DLX. First car I ever bought new, for about $6000, I think. It was a great little car, but when we had Hannah it didn't take long to realize it was hopelessly small for 2 adults and a kid and all her friends. It got great mpg though - up to 40 mpg on the road.

Toyota Hilux 1978. This was Peach's car in Nigeria. We drove it almost to Côte d'Ivoire and back. She paid $3000, new, but it was paid for by the school she worked for there. We got stopped for not having the commercial Tare weights painted on the back of the rear bed, like commercial cars are required to have, and I had to argue our case a few days later in a traditional (not 'English') African court. They waived the fine, but we had to paint it on, even though it wasn't a commercial vehicle.

1960 Morris Minor 1000 Traveler was the car I owned when I lived in London (we had a different Morris when Peach and I traveled from Land's End to John O'Groats). I paid about $500, or whatever 350 pounds was at the time (mid 1980s). Gave this car away when I left - wished I'd kept it.

1963 Land Rover Series IIA 109 Station Wagon. Mine was green though. I paid $2500 for it, drove it forever, but putting in a new engine was out of the question, I thought. Wish I had done it. I miss this car.

In East Africa, Rand and I bought a 1959 VW Bug with a sunroof (for gamepark viewing), that had the old semaphore turn signals, that actually worked. We paid about $200 in Kenya shillings, and drove that car into the ground, but sold it for about what we paid for it. I think ours was blue, not grey, though, but I can't really remember.

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    Had one that had been shipped over from Germany with the those signals

Renault Dauphine (1959). Bought for $15. Blew a head gasket 2 years later because of damage to engine hoses, and sold it back to the guy I bought it from for ten dollars more than I paid for it. Mine was two toned blue and white, but I couldn't find a photo like that.

1963 VW Beetle Ragtop. Bought for $400, I think.

1960 Mercedes-Benz Type 190b sedan. Bought for $350. Had the world's greatest FM radio (not always available in American cars back then) - it broke it's hip and I had to shoot it.

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1955 Chevy Townsman Station Wagon, bought for $150. Blew a rod. My original 'surf wagon'. (Not my actual car, but I owned one just like it.)

1955 Chevy Townsman Station Wagon

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