I had an Austin A40 Farina Mk1, reg no WCO 894, completely covered in dull black paint
The first job was to fit a "new" gearbox liberated from another A40 at a scrappie which cost a fiver.
In damp conditions the skinny tyres would allow oversteer at the slightest provocation.
Datsun Cherry. Got it for my 17th birthday - well a good few weeks before. Cost £165 in 1988 and my dad did it up for me (it was a runner buy had a number of faults. We (well he) worked on it so it was ready for my 17th.
Loved that little car, and my installed Saisho graphic equaliser!
Same as this but dad resprayed it gunmetal grey for me - and hence started my love for dark grey cars