Betsy Lawton from Wiltshire writes:
Hi Liz, when I looked again at your My Cars page, it brought back a few memories as my first car (that I didn’t share with my mum) was a Rover P6 – although I didn’t know that was what it was called.
It was blue – although at some point I needed to change one of the doors and could only get a white one – and I loved it! It cost me about £75 (those were the days) and, as you’ll know, it had full leather seats – really luxurious and was a dream to drive. I think it must have been automatic but I’m not sure. It was an SC2000.
I had great fun in it – it looked much more expensive than it was. My friend Frances and I used to drive down to Ealing and ‘hang out’ at Crispin’s wine bar. I remember we pulled up one day, got out and a young lad turned round to his mates and said: "They must be really rich!".
I got stopped by the police for having a faulty headlamp (in those days they just let you go) then when I pulled away he said: "And you’d better get your exhaust done, too!" The exhaust cost nearly £100 – more than the car had cost – then a few days later I wrote it off! I was gutted. I gave it to the scrappy I’d got the white door from.