These posts have made a great read: here's my contribution.
Ford Anglia 105E, it was free: sold it for 30 shillings (£1-50).
Morris Minor (side-valve, you could do the head gasket by the road).
Morris Minor ohv, passed my test in it.
Ford Prefect, ohv and electric wiper upgrades.
Ford Cortina, lots of brazing and filler.
Austin A55, got vandalized,
Austin A60, more filler.
Triumph 2.5 PI Mk2 auto, carb conversion.
Triumph 2.5 PI Mk1, as above (no PAS, good thing I was young and strong).
Peugeot 604SL 2.7 auto, 18 tears and over 100K. Head gaskets on a wet-liner V6: great fun.
Mini auto, (inherited): 6 month's MoT used up, scrapped.
Mercedes-Benz 260E auto, 130,000 miles when I got it: lasted nine years.
Vauxhall Corsa C 1.2 SXI easytronic, one failure in over 100,000 miles.
Vauxhall Corsa E 1.4 Design easytronic, mostly good so far.
And: Lambretta's LD125, GT200 (225 upgrade), SX200, Suzuki's A100, GT185 (passed my test on it),
TS 185, another TS185, Honda CDU250, Honda CB500, WSCC bus pass.
Posts of this kind: keep up the good work. Corsa E issues? all OK at the mo.