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#61 OFFLINE   bigstraight6

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 09:12 PM

Blimey, a grunter on a Y :shock: Love the Commer PB, surely the shitest commercial :lol: :lol:
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:34 PM

Blimey, a grunter on a Y :shock: Love the Commer PB, surely the shitest commercial :lol: :lol:

They obviously still gave secondhand imports the current year letter back in '83 :?

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:38 AM

Commer, BM and the lovely 1100 for me.You should have put a little note on the window of the Hillman

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:49 AM

They obviously still gave secondhand imports the current year letter back in '83 :?

They did that to old cars that had been the victims of plate transfers as well - I had a 1955 Standard Vanguard that was on a Y plate.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:12 PM

Damn - got all excited about the Hunter thinking that as its a Y reg it would be a Iranian Paykan!There was one in PC a couple of years ago - it was imported back in the late 70s for Chrysler UK to do some development work on, and then sold to one of the employees.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 03:07 PM

They had a article in PC about the Paykan within the last year or so, they had what was alledgedly the only one in the UK there, it was unregistered.I reckon this Hunter was imported from the channel islands / Ireland etc or came from the forces hence the Y reg, no age related plates then!

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 04:44 PM

Next time I venture into Fleetwood I will see if I can find it again. Lots of Kwolity shite in Fleetwood, and trams too if thats your bag.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:16 PM

I reckon this Hunter was imported from the channel islands / Ireland etc or came from the forces hence the Y reg, no age related plates then!

Depends! Friend's father has a 1965 E type, I think the story was that when nearly new it was exported to South Africa. Couple of years later it came back and was given a G-suffix mark. However the B-reg Fiesta I own which went to Jersey when a few months old did get its original mark back when I re-imported it (just as well seeing as all the glass was still etched with that number plate!) Perhaps this policy was not in place during the 1960s.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:22 PM

no, you only started getting the age related plates after 1983, A reg onwards, before that you got a lovely new reg, I shall never forget the confusion when my uncle brought his Mk II Consul from the republic of Ireland only to get an S reg (1978), a year of so later it went back and never made it out of the orchard, RIP

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:28 PM

Hi Torsten, sorry I think I've made that difficult to read, the E-type was first registered in England, presumably on a C-suffix, but didn't regain that when re-imported to the UK in '69. Was this standard practice during those days?

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:36 PM

Sorry, tears in my eyes from a previous post, I think that was because all the registrations were so localised. Having said that I registered my old Rover outside the UK for a while and when I came back the DVLA wouldn't reissue my old number but gave me an age related one

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:40 PM

Sorry, tears in my eyes from a previous post, I think that was because all the registrations were so localised. Having said that I registered my old Rover outside the UK for a while and when I came back the DVLA wouldn't reissue my old number but gave me an age related one

I believe it's possible to have the original mark cancelled when transferring another registration onto a vehicle - so that if the replacement mark if transferred off again later on, a third mark is then allocated to the vehicle. Not sure if the same applies with import/exportHowever the pre-83 policy has led to a lot of cars sporting strange-looking numbers... especially American muscle cars of the 1965-70 era registered on late-70s suffixes :lol:

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 08:24 PM

It has something to do with the local area office, I think. My wife's car has a reg number from one of my old scrapped 2002's that she wanted to keep-she said it was a "nice" number, and that everyone knew it was her by the number. I tried explaining that everyone knew it was her by the car, but you know how that kind of conversation can go. Anyway, we put it on one of her cars which was from outside the local area, and when we sold it, it was given a local registration to replace the "cherished" number (its 3rd registration). The replacement car had a local reg. no. and when that was sold, we got the original number back. I would rather have had the original car back to go with its' "cherished" number, but that's another tale.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:42 AM

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 09:38 AM

That W-plate Maestro is odd - all the ones I've seenof that vintage have had the wipers the other way round. Loving the Aggro HLS and that Metro. :D There's a Polo Harlequin round my way at the moment - I've seen it three times in the last two days. The worrying thing is that back in 1996 somebody actually went into a Volkswagen dealer and ordered the bloody thing. :shock:

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 10:00 PM

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The worrying thing is that back in 1996 somebody actually went into a Volkswagen dealer and ordered the bloody thing. :shock:

Something tells me that the majority of Polo Harlequins were resprayed a single colour after their first owners traded them in :)

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:22 PM

The worrying thing is that back in 1996 somebody actually went into a Volkswagen dealer and ordered the bloody thing. :shock:

If I'd been buying a Polo in 1996, I know what would have happened. The dealer would have asked me what colour I wanted. My mind would have said "Blue. Buy the blue one. It won't look silly. Buy the blue one, the same blue you picked from the brochure, the blue you decided on". Followed by "Harlequin please!".

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 08:13 AM

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The worrying thing is that back in 1996 somebody actually went into a Volkswagen dealer and ordered the bloody thing. :shock:

Yes you would have to be strange to do that-however what colour would the v5 logbook say??? :lol:

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 10:32 AM

The worrying thing is that back in 1996 somebody actually went into a Volkswagen dealer and ordered the bloody thing. :shock:

If I'd been buying a Polo in 1996, I know what would have happened. The dealer would have asked me what colour I wanted. My mind would have said "Blue. Buy the blue one. It won't look silly. Buy the blue one, the same blue you picked from the brochure, the blue you decided on". Followed by "Harlequin please!".

Only if you've been drinking can your resolve be THAT weak..."I'm going to have a chicken burger. I'm going to have a chicken burger. That's what I need, a small something to eat that won't contain too much lard, yeah a chickem burger I shall have. LARGE DONER KEBAB WITH LASHINGS OF SOSS PLEASE!"

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 07:49 PM

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Not strictly shite I suppose, but spotted this at the local Motorcaravan stealership today.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 08:48 PM

Weren't those multi-coloured 'Harlequin' VWs something to do with The Rolling Stones ( 'a popular beat combo, m'lud')? Or did you just need to match Keith Richards intake of mood-altering substances before you thought that buying one - and prseumably paying extra - was a good idea?

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:03 PM

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You just never see them out on the streets looking so unmolested, until Thursday....

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And just behind it was this pile of shite 3 series pick up.
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:23 PM

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Put that on steelies, get rid of those chrome things and I'd drive that.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:51 PM

I reckon people only bought the Harlequins because they were discounted to f*ck to shift 'em. McQ, the Rolling Stones editions were quite sedate, I recall being thoroughly underwhemed by one I travelled in at the time, a royal blue colour it was...

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:11 AM

That yellow Spitfire thing is pretty amazing! Looks like it's still a convertable, but is that part of a GT 6 hardtop as well? And what's happened at the front end- MGB grille grafted on? Not at all sure, but they've AMOST achieved the impossible... transformed the ultimate hairdresser's car into something quite- for want of a better word- butch!! :lol:

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:59 AM

Yellow Spitfire thing is for sale and lives on Clifton Drive in St Annes on Sea.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:08 AM

That yellow Spitfire thing is pretty amazing! Looks like it's still a convertable, but is that part of a GT 6 hardtop as well? And what's happened at the front end- MGB grille grafted on? Not at all sure, but they've AMOST achieved the impossible... transformed the ultimate hairdresser's car into something quite- for want of a better word- butch!! :lol:

I actually had to do a double-take and check that it wasn't a TVR or something...

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:22 AM

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:50 AM

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P6 2200TC is for sale and is in Fleetwood
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Rapier edition is for sale and is in St Annes
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Theys comming out of the woodwork now, being as the sun is shinin'
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Possibly the last Niva in the world!

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Hmmm, if only.....

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:00 AM

That Humber looks like a PB Cresta to me! :wink:




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