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Suffix reg R - 26 entries, 8 survivors

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NOTES:

  • BBT701R - 1977 Leyland Cars 1.8 tax expired November 1995
  • LFU986R - 1976 Leyland Cars 1.8 tax expired January 2010
  • LUC170R - no records found
  • MOC548R - no records found
  • NTF876R - 1976 Leyland Cars 2.2 SORN (April 2020)
  • OHL613R - 1977 Leyland Cars 2.2 tax expired September 2013
  • OOJ18R - 1977 Leyland Cars 1.8 tax expired February 1984
  • OVM764R - no records found . Brookside car
  • PEG896R - no records found
  • PTF738R - 1977 Leyland Cars 2.2 tax expired January 1991
  • PVW620R - 1976 Leyland Cars 2.2 taxed until October 2020
  • RFL1R - registration assigned to a Honda
  • RMV963R - 1977 Leyland Cars 1.8 taxed until March 2021
  • SFA167R - 1977 Leyland Cars 1.8 tax expired July 1990
  • TGT833R - 1977 Leyland Cars 1.8 tax expired November 1986
  • THD20R - registration assigned to a Vespa.   Hearse
  • TJA175R - 1977 Leyland Cars 2.2 taxed until July 2020
  • TSE599R - 1977 Leyland Cars 2.2 tax expired January 1985
  • TTL286R - 1977 Leyland Cars 2.2 taxed until November 2020
  • TWL345R - no records found
  • UMB700R - 1977 Leyland Cars 2.2 SORN (April 2020)
  • USE600R - 1977 Leyland Cars 2.2 SORN (April 2020)
  • WGK220R - 1977 Leyland Cars 1.8 tax expired December 1992
  • YJO71R - 1974 Morris 1.8 taxed until October 2020.  pre-production car
  • YLS998R - 1977 Leyland Cars 2.2 tax expired February 1988
  • YNP953R - 1977 Leyland Cars 1.8 tax expired June 1989

 

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Suffix reg S - 56 entries

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  • ADX227S
  • AEA677S
  • ALU274S
  • APU886S
  • APW817S - hearse, modified.
  • ASE698S
  • AWX853S - Taxis
  • BUR785S - suspected fake plate for television.
  • FFR45S
  • HOE13S
  • HOE21S
  • HOE22S
  • HOE34S
  • JBS13S
  • JWL505S
  • JWL525S
  • MYY425S
  • OOE931S
  • OWM225S
  • SAK739S
  • SCJ76S
  • SCU213S
  • TGL567S
  • TOC699S - the Custom Car one.
  • TOC720S
  • TVP524S
  • TVP568S
  • TYP564S
  • UAR582S
  • UDX766S
  • UET232S
  • UNE122S
  • UNE614S
  • UNY451S
  • UOK390S
  • UOK403S
  • UOX766S (no image at present)
  • VCF53S
  • VLM60S
  • VRA976S
  • VRW475S
  • VTX481S
  • VUK491S
  • VYY729S
  • WAJ436S
  • WEL850S
  • WHA565S
  • WMY772S
  • WNA623S
  • WNO979S (no picture at present)
  • WOD176S
  • WPM680S
  • XKR437S
  • XNG3S
  • YEA554S
  • YHP840S
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Suffix reg T - 61 Entries

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  • AKR57T 
  • APB474T 
  • ARM119T
  • BFD613T
  • BKE957T 
  • BMJ25T (note: this could be DMJ, the original picture is not the clearest) 
  • BNO450T 
  • BRY567T 
  • BUT410T 
  • BWJ516T 
  • CAD80T 
  • CEV36T
  • CGW202T
  • CND529T 
  • CNO22T 
  • CPL989T 
  • DAD352T (the one Top Gear ruined) 
  • DRP200T
  • DUS933T - 1700HL, gold, Taxi. (no picture at present)
  • EDG696T
  • EVG632T
  • EVX243T 
  • EWL123T 
  • EWL126T 
  • FBX432T 
  • FGD923T 
  • FOY64T 
  • FVS713T 
  • FVW659T 
  • GEA568T
  • GFM220T 
  • HEC499T 
  • HGD972T 
  • JAB365T 
  • KDM999T (no picture at present)
  • KGC243T
  • KMA155T 
  • LCA711T 
  • MAA326T 
  • MWP933T
  • NFC427T
  • PHG379T 
  • RMS371T 
  • SCO202T - Torcars hatchback conversion. 
  • TBW647T 
  • TBW648T 
  • UJK424T 
  • UKT615T 
  • VOX808T 
  • XTY916T 
  • XUH535T 
  • XWO108T 
  • YBO167T 
  • YKP11T 
  • YMT169T 
  • YNT755T 
  • YPG145T 
  • YTB480T 
  • YTP191T 
  • YVR 659T 
  • YYW222T
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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
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Suffix reg W - 49 entries

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  • AGT86W
  • ASC333W
  • DOL508W
  • DWS977W
  • FAM854W
  • FTC87W - 2.0HL, Russet brown. (no picture at present)
  • GBT563W- modified
  • GMR650W - Club 100
  • GYN8W
  • HBB207W - 2.0 HLS (no picture at present)
  • HOB410W
  • HOH952W
  • HOH962W - very early Ambassador
  • JDA741W
  • JHD605W - limousine
  • JHD607W - limousine
  • JOJ629W
  • JOK986W
  • KDA22W - a real oddity.  Princess bodyshell with lots of Ambassador add-ons.  Doesn't look home-brewed.
  • KHE384W
  • KOB39W
  • KOB561W
  • KOB598W
  • KOE62W
  • KOV562W
  • KTG376W
  • KWV441W
  • LCW402W - Preston Mayoral car
  • LHD475W - Hearse
  • LSA481W
  • MEL473W
  • MJK934W - hearse
  • MMM727W
  • MPC389W
  • NBW530W
  • NMO49W - the Terry & June car, fake plate for television
  • NPV734W
  • NTO10W
  • OBJ71W
  • ODD94W
  • OKK160W
  • PWL86W - limousine
  • RNC784W - something to do with Coronation Street.
  • RPV585W - 100 Club
  • UVS546W
  • WYD489W
  • XEM805W
  • XGC296W
  • XGJ780W
  • XTU645W
  • YUO378W
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Suffix reg X - 58 Entries

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  • AKX46X
  • ALV297X
  • CGP981X
  • CHJ402X
  • CSH404X
  • CTL846X
  • DEV604X
  • DYD129X
  • EAS602X
  • HTP96X
  • JSR670X
  • KUD395X
  • LOV755X
  • LOV756X
  • LOV757X
  • LOV758X
  • LOV772X
  • LYL531X (no picture at present)
  • MJM947X
  • MOJ406X
  • MOL672X
  • NOG833X
  • OCP87X - Limousine
  • PRC351X - 100 Club
  • PVE506X
  • PWE506X
  • RPJ629X (no picture at present)
  • SUD254X
  • TDB483X
  • TGY699X
  • TPV163X
  • UCP171X - Hearse
  • UGV131X
  • UHA851X
  • UOD504X
  • UPG399X
  • URR260X - Campervan conversion, now called the Coaster Tremor
  • UWD264X
  • VBW243X
  • VMX539X
  • VTT161X
  • VWU470X
  • WOD504X
  • WOV468X
  • WOY433X
  • WVC234X
  • XEV847X
  • XFL357X
  • XNX731X
  • XVX108X
  • XWD164X
  • YBJ243X
  • YHA434X
  • YKH760X - Ambulance
  • YKK564X
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Suffix reg Y - 50 entries

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  • AWK360Y
  • BAJ591Y - 1.7, Damask red (no picture at present)
  • BFC281Y
  • BLX686Y
  • BVF674Y
  • CAC520Y
  • CAP91Y
  • CRE472Y
  • DHA115Y
  • DNF921Y
  • DOY545Y
  • DVG15Y
  • EEA934Y
  • EFX444Y
  • ESH661Y
  • FAC960Y
  • FEW793Y
  • FNE576Y
  • FWD945Y
  • FYD812Y
  • GAH248Y
  • GJC237Y
  • HAG642Y - Ambulance
  • HKX374Y
  • KNO838Y
  • LWS413Y
  • MGT346Y
  • NBP48Y
  • OGK923Y
  • OYY550Y
  • PAE244Y
  • PGO977Y
  • PMR528Y
  • PVK749Y
  • RNP416Y
  • RNP666Y
  • SAK363Y
  • SET626Y
  • SKU425Y
  • TOP272Y
  • TTF665Y
  • UEY972Y (no image at present)
  • UTF974Y
  • WPE620Y
  • WSE519Y (no picture at present)
  • XAW890Y - Left hand drive, used as a holiday car, which probably also explains the late registration.
  • XPD533Y
  • XPJ842Y
  • YDF453Y
  • YGX258Y
  • YSE484Y
  • YVH612Y - hearse
  • TIB4796 - Hearse. Formerly YVH614Y

 

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Around the World

Australia and New Zealand

6FN464

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36222H

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HM7617

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IU9035

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IY4297

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JEM835

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JH2436

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JI7020

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KJ4687

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KK634

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KP1211

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KY6853

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VZH373

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Registration not known

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Finland

Registration not known

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France

1744ML11

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2209TJ95

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8608SK95

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9008OG03

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AD043WD

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Germany

Registration not known

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Ireland

79DI200

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81D1679 - Hearse.  Father Ted episode

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81WW309 - Hearse

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463EZA

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610CZD

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AXI409

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DIB3583 - Starcraft Camper conversion

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XLI181

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ZV9730

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Italy

Registration not known (because it's too small for me to read it in any footage I've found)

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Malta

FBB331

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Sweden and Denmark

60-PK-73

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85-SV-46 - Torcars Conversion

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46-12-HA

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AHY199

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BBK366

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DX-22-TB

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FR-50-XG

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GSK387

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HPF180

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HT 52 435

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JFT223

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JRN885

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KBP299

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KEW170

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KFA326

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KV-53-33

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UIS-590

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YK-33-639

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ZO-68-48

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Registration unknown

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Unknown Location

Can you tell me where in the world this car is from?  The plate looks similar to Sweden/Denmark type, but not quite, and I have no notes on where I found it.

JT5002

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That's where this thread got to!

 

I've been maintaining this offline and this thread is woefully out of date. The Photobucket debacle has not helped. I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to sort the images of cars and their details for ease of viewing. Ideally it could do with me setting up a niche little website folks can browse and add to, but I'm no good at that sort of thing.

There are chrome plugins that fix photobucket for you.

E.g. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-hotlink-fix/kegnjbncdcliihbemealioapbifiaedg?hl=en

 

Then can right click on the images and save to file, numbering them. After that, go back in and upload them on here, then can replace each in turn.

 

Absolutely pain in the arse, but it's the least awkward.

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No need to delete it from this point. The bit that needs to be tidy is. I didn't have a picture of yours as far as I know, I think you described it previously at some point which is why it's on the list. Nice to put able to put a 'face' to a reg now.

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  • 7 months later...

I just wanted to add details of two of the wedges that my Dad used to own in the late 70s ....
 
LLA552P - Austin 1800HL manual, registered 4th August 1975, untaxed since 28th June 1987
 
PTF738R - Princess 2200HL manual, registered 1st June 1977, untaxed since 28th January 1991

 

plus one that I own now ....

 

TTL286R - Princess 2200HL manual, registered March 1977

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Just gone through my wedge photos and you've got most of them but there are a couple missing.

 

XUH535T (surprised this isn't on the list as it's a well known show car)

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1978 Austin-Morris Princess 2 2.2 HLS by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

VJX803V, ex Middlesbrough Mayoral car (VJX802V is on the list but doesn't appear in DVLA records so maybe a typo for 803?)

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1979 Austin-Morris Princess 2 2200 HLS Kirklees limousine by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Don't forget there are a couple of unregistered ones at Gaydon as well as LOC950P: the Triplex 10-20 Glassback and the Vanden Plas prototype.

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EAS 602X is the second Princess I failed to buy (the first being ASE 698 which has quadrupled in value since I couldn't afford it at £700)

 

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Last on the road at some point in the 1990s IIRC and was located in a yard in Morayshire when I last saw it a couple of years ago. It sold for £400 on eBay, not sure what happened to it, it's still SORN'd.

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That's enough of that for tonight.  S is image updated now.

 

Remember, if you've found any pictures of Princesses and Ambassadors, do feel free to stick them up here.  Also, if you can remember the reg and any other details of a Princess/Ambassador you have known and don't have a picture, that would be useful too.  My goal is to make as comprehensive a list as I can of as many of the cars that existed as possible.  I shan't get every single one, but I hope it's useful in tracking more information down whenever a new one appears or if someone is trying to find a car they want to be reunited with or know the fate of.

 

I'm also always interested in service wedges, especially any pictures of them serving as taxis which are particularly difficult to find.

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Are you using the forum uploader or something else?

 

I have tried clicking on My Media, but it appears that I must first have uploaded the images to this community for sharing, and I don't know how to do that.

 

I have tried clicking on the Image logo, but it then asks for a URL under image properties, but these images are on my hard disc, which doesn't have a URL.

 

I have tried Control C to copy them from my hard disc, then Control V to paste them in a new post here, but although they are displayed, when I select Post, an error message claims that this format is not supported (jpg).

 

Never mind, I don't have time for this .... you can see the images on the Princess Facebook page, it was very easy to upload them there. Perhaps you can figure out a way to copy them from there to here.

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