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2 hours ago, Lankytim said:

I remember in the 90s it was always a real treat to see a surviving Princess in this condition in every day use in a supermarket car park or trundling along an A road. 

Yes most had gone by the late 1980s.

There was a house in Hawk Green that had 2 on the drive in the early 2000s.  I’ll have to pass that way to see if they are still there but it’s not on my way to anywhere at the moment.

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A few that I'm not sure I've actually got on the wedgister yet, except for the Best Princess At Rally, of course, because that's my car a good 17 years before I bought it.  I'll go through and check the rest soon, update with pictures etc. where necessary.

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On 4/17/2020 at 7:21 PM, Billy - Medhurst said:

Found a Princess logbook and Ambassador logbook earlier while having a sort out.

EOX957V Austin Morris Princess 2.0 HLS. 1994cc Green Registered 30th April 1980 last taxed - February 1992.

VJB367Y Austin Ambassador 1.7L 1700cc Blue Registered 28th April 1983 last taxed - September 1994.

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I was curious if the Princesses in the European adverts were actually UK reg cars, the cars are on UK plates but are LHD.

First off this early N-reg model from a German advert:

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JWR 803N is on a Red Alfa Romeo so a fake plate just for show.

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KUK 861P as seen in this french advert is on an Austin, so perhaps a genuine plate? The car is stated as being Red so could of been repainted later on it's life...

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..., until you see the engine size, so again a plate just for show.

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52 minutes ago, Austat said:

I was curious if the Princesses in the European adverts were actually UK reg cars, the cars are on UK plates but are LHD.

First off this early N-reg model from a German advert:

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783958986_ScreenShot2020-05-20at9_05_28PM.thumb.png.643cf0776a7d54f8b803076e4227ee4e.png

JWR 803N is on a Red Alfa Romeo so a fake plate just for show.

87562704_ScreenShot2020-05-20at9_10_36PM.thumb.png.a30e8f96c2a985c4fb7b3c300721b26a.png

KUK 861P as seen in this french advert is on an Austin, so perhaps a genuine plate? The car is stated as being Red so could of been repainted later on it's life...

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..., until you see the engine size, so again a plate just for show.

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KUK861P was an AUSTIN MINI 1275 GT registered in Birmingham & JWR803N in Leeds

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3 minutes ago, phil_lihp said:

@lesapandre spotted CSE826T (I think) languishing in Spain, a 2.0 series 2 by the look of it - not on the DVLA so has been out of the UK for most of its life most likely.

https://www.milanuncios.com/venta-de-coches-clasicos/austin-princess-2-000cc-95625842.htm?

Registered in Keith in September 1978.

Quite a long way from Spain.

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As mentioned in the other thread, the crash looks to have missed all the important structural bits so if you were really determined you probably could restore that.  Finding the parts would be difficult of course, though full rear quarters and rear panels do come up occasionally, the fuel tank would be the hardest thing to replace.  Pie in the sky, all the same, it's only ever going to be a parts donor now.

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I don't know if you are interested (or if anyone is for that matter), but my Aunt and Uncle owned JHG460N, a blue Morris 1800, in the late seventies and early eighties.  Sadly, it didn't survive and its last tax disc ran out on 1st June 1987.  Sorry, but I don't have any pictures.

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Do we know about this one? Egham/Staines area. YPG 145T

Scuse the soft focus, I was [insert reasons]

Edit: ok, I’ve worked out how this thread works now. It’s on the wedgister. Pretty sure the car has moved since the photo entry because I don’t recognise the previous house with the two parking spaces. I’ll wander down and take another look but I’m pretty sure it’s not the same place.

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did a bit finagling and managed to figure out the original UK registrations of the 2 ROI hearses :) 

 

81D1679 was OCP88X

and 

81WW309 was RWK555W

 

(OCP88X has no export marker however RWK555W was marked exported on the 2nd of the 10th 1995)

 

as a side note im pretty sure 79DI200 is 79D1200 (you have the one as the letter I)

sadly cant seem to figure out what its original english reg is (assuming it had one! could have been imported from somewhere else!)

 

hope this helps or is interesting etc!

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side note XEV847X is now wearing the VRM TBK96S

little bit strange this one since TBK-S looks to be an age related/re-registration series, but the above is still registered as a 1981 vehicle so its not like someone had it declared manufactured 1978 and the DVLA gave them an age related plate, or if thats the case then the DVLA forgot to update the year of mfg record! perhaps the guy just managed to buy the reg before it got given as an age related plate to some import/re-reg jobby

however its date of last v5c issued and date of plate change line up with when the DVLA where issuing this registration series...

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stumbled across it by chance the reg caught my eye for Invacar reasons while I was idly through the records, shoved it into the DVLA checker where it turned up nout which I thought was a bit strange

because knowing how the DVLA computer system works

almost all vehicles registered around or after 1979-1980ish will still show up on the DVLA checker to this day, and if they dont theres a good reason for it, so I had a feeling XEV847X might have been re-regged so shoved it into the special tool and what do ya know LOL

 

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