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8 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

A good jumping off point is that in on the 1st of October 1974, every single registration series in England Wales and Scotland, reset to Gxx-N

I'd never thought about that before.

My Escort estate was ULH 552R for example - but another I bought was BOO***T, quite a lot of BOO and COO regs around here in the late 70s

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1 hour ago, bunglebus said:

Facebook fresh. Apparently force hail at Mainline Salvage in Wolverhampton 

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Are they specialists in Ship wreck salvage. 

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At my first job in 1994 there was a woman who worked there pushing retirement age (also knew my dad from childhood). She drove a very tidy vermillion coloured W or X reg Princess. I wish I could recall the registration. Don't know what happened to the car. 

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Not an car, but ebay link to item featuring a car I hadn’t previously spotted in the list

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRITISH-LEYLAND-AUSTIN-PRINCESS-1800-Press-Photograph-Approximately-A4-/254901327250?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

press photo shows it as an 1800 Princess but DVLA have it as a Blue Austin 2200

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MoT has it down as a Rover 220!
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9 hours ago, Dick Longbridge said:

250 notes? That's silly cheap. 

Worth picking up that, sure it’d break for more than that if it turned out it had fist sized holes in the floor. Looks solid enough though.

As ever it’ll probably end up getting raced as they’ll turn up with money in their hand whilst the ‘enthusiast’ is dithering over a missed oil change in 1983.

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4 hours ago, sierraman said:

Worth picking up that,

I tried first thing this morning.  Said he could have already sold it 10 times over (unsurprisingly) and that someone was due to be collecting it this afternoon.

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On 7/9/2021 at 11:18 PM, Richard_FM said:

MOC...P was a Birmingham issue of March 1976, which had several BL press cars registered in it.

Cowley's SD1 from the early episodes of the Professionals was MOC229P, but had the plates retouched to MOO229R.

I was also used in some episodes of the New Avengers & Return Of The Saint.

I thought Purdey's TR7 was a MOC-P car but I was wrong.  However, this unexpectedly turned up.  Slight mix up in my brain filing cabinet since 1977.

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On my Facebook feed earlier today appeared a late X reg Princess in yellow with black bits. Looked as cool as flip. B) I think it on a group called 18-22 series or something. (?)

Iirc a 2000 ST (for Special Tuning). Was this an actual BL approved spec or just something that the owner invented? I didn’t think they had the 2000 engine but quite likely a transplant from another car. It did make me ponder... :unsure:

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On 8/5/2021 at 10:02 PM, ProgRocker said:

On my Facebook feed earlier today appeared a late X reg Princess in yellow with black bits. Looked as cool as flip. B) I think it on a group called 18-22 series or something. (?)

Iirc a 2000 ST (for Special Tuning). Was this an actual BL approved spec or just something that the owner invented? I didn’t think they had the 2000 engine but quite likely a transplant from another car. It did make me ponder... :unsure:

No - that’s the snapdragon yellow car that the owner has modified to resemble his take on what a Special Tuning Princess would have been in terms of spec. Does look tasty.

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On 8/5/2021 at 10:02 PM, ProgRocker said:

Iirc a 2000 ST (for Special Tuning). Was this an actual BL approved spec or just something that the owner invented? I didn’t think they had the 2000 engine but quite likely a transplant from another car. It did make me ponder... :unsure:

ST was one of BL's own tuning kits, although a sporting Princess variant was a one-off:  see the  SP wing decal on the cover of the BL group dealer salesmen's magazine for April 1980

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More details on leylandprincess.co.uk

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On 11/18/2018 at 1:52 PM, vulgalour said:

85-SV-46 - Torcars hatchback conversion

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This one on page 5 still lives in Holland.  It was on C&C for sale a couple of years back, went unsold AFAIK

Keith Adams did a feature https://www.aronline.co.uk/news/marketplace/torcars-princess-on-sale-in-holland/

The Dutch club have it listed as having a current APK (MoT)   https://www.amrwr.nl/?page_id=1159

It's probably still in that garage

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@Amishtat

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8 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

ST was one of BL's own tuning kits, although a sporting Princess variant was a one-off:  see the  SP wing decal on the cover of the BL group dealer salesmen's magazine for April 1980

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More details on leylandprincess.co.uk

EOH was issued on a V reg so anyone fancy trying the combinations to find the right number?

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On 3/30/2018 at 2:39 PM, vulgalour said:

Suffix reg V - 44 Entries

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  • ACU704V
  • ADY255V
  • ATC329V
  • BOK667V
  • BOR28V
  • COE288V
  • CVP351V
  • DCP458V- Bradford Mayoral car
  • DJL808V
  • EJL269V
  • EJO141V
  • EOL810V
  • EOL837V
  • FHN740V - Darlington Mayoral car
  • GCH636V
  • HCK333V
  • HNB733V
  • HPG506V
  • HTA414V
  • JDU468V
  • JDV685V - the only example I have of a Princess with the SP graphics and accessories pack fitted.
  • JLW518V
  • JMJ814V
  • KPV200V
  • KRE197V
  • KVX866V
  • MFG845V
  • MLU952V
  • MRW696V
  • OLD24V
  • RFS73V
  • SFS91V
  • SLG131V
  • TCM896V
  • UEY972V
  • VJX802V - limousine
  • VJX803V - limousine
  • VNP664V - (no image at present)
  • WCO657V
  • WFV814V
  • WNP664V
  • XTC958V
  • YCP663V - hearse
  • YCP668V - hearse

I have recently bought GNB 671V, now taxed and registered as historic, russet brown Princess 2 1700HL

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