Cars we’ve owned through the years…not all actual pictures!

Chevy van 69
1969 Chevy Van – 6 Cylinder 3 speed. Bought in fall of 1972. $1600 – Sold 1973 $1200

Light blue. The days before seat belts. 3 year old.


gt6mk3
1970 Triumph GT6 Mk II – Straight 6 – 4 Speed. Bought in 1974 for $1300 sold in 1975 for $1500 to a dealer. It was green just like this one. Totally unreliable but fun to drive.

Repair: Alternator & bearings. 3 year old.


CAPRI
1973 Capri (made in Germany) V6 – 4 Speed – Bought in 1976 for $2400. Sold $1500

Brown. Reliable, fast and fun to drive. Repair: Drive shafts – Accident, repaired. 3 year old.


Cutlass 71
1970 Monte Carlo – V8 – 3 Speed Auto – Bought in 1978 for $1200 – Sold 1980 $800

Brown. 350 four barrel. Fastest 0-60 car I’ve owned. Low maintenance. 8 year old.


ElCamino 72
1974 El Camino – V8 – 3 Speed Auto – Bought in 1979 for $2500 – Sold 1981 $1200

Light blue with moonroof. The coolest car! Repair: Rebuild transmission $600. 5 year old.


Toyota Celica 76 Stanley park
1976 Toyota Celica – 4 Cylinder – 5 Speed – Bought in 1980 for $2500 – Ins. payout in 1983 $3600 Silver. Hatchback. Included special winter package, insulated floors, heavy duty heater etc. Most dependable, great gas mileage but under powered. Actual picture. Accident write off.

Repair: New transmission $500. 4 year old.


Chevy Monza76
1976 Chevy Monza – V6  – 4 Speed – Bought in 1983 $1400 – Sold $350 in 1986

Black. Started in winter without block heater at -40C. Dependable. Actual picture – 7 year old.


fargo
1973 Fargo Van – Slant 6 Cylinder – 3 Speed Auto – Bought in 1986 for $700 – Sold $1200 in 1990. Two tone blue. Drove from BC to Ontario and back. Repair: Rebuild engine. 13 year old.


HORNET
1970 AMC Hornet – 6 Cylinder – 3 Speed Auto – Bought fall of 1986 $500 – Sold 1987 $250. Light Blue. Winter car while Fargo Van was parked. Started in cold without block heater. 16 year old.


omni90a
1980 Omni – 4 Cylinder – 4 Speed – Bought 1987 $500 – Ins. payout in 1988 $1200

Brown. Great gas mileage and really peppy. Rear ended, write off. 7 year old.


citation
1981 Chevy Citation – 4 Cylinder – 3 Speed Auto – Bought 1989 $1100 – Sold 1994 $50

Light blue. Drove from Victoria to California. Low maintenance, good gas mileage, lots of power. No repairs. 8 year old.


1985 Plymouth Voyager
1985 Plymouth Voyager – 4 Cylinder – 3 Speed Auto – Bought in 1993 $5900 – Sold 1997 $3500. Used for hauling building materials and roofing tiles. Maroon.  Repair: Rebuild transmission $1500. 8 year old.


dodge
1994 Dodge Mini Van – V6 – 3 Speed Auto – Bought in 1997 $8000 – Sold 1997 $13000. Only bought for reselling. Silver. Very quick and sporty for a minivan. 3 year old.


Grandamonbeach
1986 Grand AM – 4 Cylinder – 3 Speed Auto – Bought in 1999 $1888. Sold in 1999 $2650

Great car, fun to drive. Actual picture. 13 year old.


Safari
1992 GMC Safari – V6 – 3 Speed Auto – Bought in 1999 $5000. Sold December 2007 $600.

Light blue. Drove 4 times to California. Lots of miles, lousy hiway mileage, fair in the city. Dependable and roomy. Actual picture. New fuel pump.  7 year old.


golf
1992 VW Golf Diesel – 5 Speed – 4 door – 191,00km. Bought in 2004 $4500. Sold August 2005 $4700. White. Interior in perfect condition. Excellent mileage. No repairs needed. Actual picture. 12 year old.


Saab Lauri
1995 Saab SE Convertible – V6 – Automatic – Bought July 2005 $6900  with full one year warranty. Dark blue – all options – in excellent condition. Brand new top and rear window. 162,000km. The most amazing car to drive! Sold in June 2006.

Actual picture. 10 year old. Sold in 2007 for same price as purchase price.


Paseo on Malibu Beach
1997 Toyota Paseo Convertible – 4 Cylinder – Automatic – Bought November 2007 from California.

White with black leather interior – in excellent condition. Replaced top and rear window. 101,000km. Actual picture. 10 year old.


Astro1
2005 Chevy Astro 6 Cylinder – Automatic – Bought in 2009 from Seattle. 121,000km. $4400. Sold in 2012 for $6500. Actual picture. 4 year old.


Mazda van2
2001 Mazda MPV LE – Automatic. All options. Bought in 2014. $4100. 160,000km.