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7 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

looks like its on false plates (F-FWP does not look to be a reg series issued)

which is a bit alarming if its parked up on the street! there wasn't any filming work or such being done was there?

No, nothing like that, it was just parked on a small service road to a few houses alongside a main road.  Possibly a private road, although I didn't notice any signs saying so.

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On 5/12/2018 at 11:46 AM, adw1977 said:

1. 1961 Jensen 541S and 1956 Rover 90

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/41134439085/in/dateposted-public/

 

2. 1961 Jensen 541S and 1959 Commer Superpoise

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/42055807601/in/dateposted-public/

 

Humber Hawk and unknown black car also lurking at the back.

I know this driveway well - around a year ago, the cars disappeared, a gaggle of builders appeared, and the property was rented out (seemingly by someone who runs a kitchen business as it has a large billboard for one in the front garden). I was rather fearful about what had happened to the (presumably elderly) owner.

 

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11 hours ago, N19 said:

I know this driveway well - around a year ago, the cars disappeared, a gaggle of builders appeared, and the property was rented out (seemingly by someone who runs a kitchen business as it has a large billboard for one in the front garden). I was rather fearful about what had happened to the (presumably elderly) owner.

There was a for sale board outside at one point, sometime after I took the photos.

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231. One owner 1990 BMW 525i SE

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Seen in Sutton, South London.  Apparently too big for me to get the whole thing in focus!

H388 UGP
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 August 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 21 June 2020

Vehicle make BMW
Date of first registration 1 August 1990
Year of manufacture 1990
Cylinder capacity 2494 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLACK

Number of previous owners: 0
Mileage at last MOT: 102,704
Mileage since previous MOT: 2,025

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232. 1994 Fiat Panda Colour

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Seen in Cheam, Surrey.

M273 BGN
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 January 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 9 February 2021

Vehicle make FIAT
Date of first registration 10 October 1994
Year of manufacture 1994
Cylinder capacity 999 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Current owner since Jan 2018
Number of previous owners: 8
Mileage at last MOT: 86,410
Mileage since previous MOT: 967

Offered for sale in January 2018, which tallies with the last keeper change, with the following description:
"Here we have my stunningly restored classic fiat panda colour with twin sunroofs . She's been lovingly restored to its former glory on doin so new sills . Door bottom and all old terrible mot welding chopped out and done how it should be and is like new . The paint has an amazing reflection and if can look this good under this light then out side even better , when it's not raining or dark . All work has been done to excellent standard and now tells when it's seen in the flesh . Or as a person said at the petrol station . It doesn't look like a real car . The engine is silky smooth and is silent as are all gears . The mechanical matches the body work . The inside is fresh and clean no marks and shows that it's a true 65000 miles . Just had a fresh mot so is ready for years to come . Shows and just cheap insurance . Runs on air shiny motoring, the original decals witch are missing are be made as we speak to exact match to keep the original look . Has to be seen to appreciate"

The MOT man was less impressed in the same month, though, and gave it the following advisories:
Offside Front Upper Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Nearside Front Brake hose has slight corrosion to ferrules (3.6.B.4e)
Offside Front Brake hose has slight corrosion to ferrules (3.6.B.4e)
nearside front tyre sidewall perishing
Offside Rear coil spring corroded (2.4.C.1b)
Nearside Rear Suspension spring mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive (2.4.A.3)
Offside Rear Suspension spring mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive (2.4.A.3)
Nearside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive (2.4.A.3)
Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive (2.4.A.3)
boot floor corroded but not within 30cm of any items
Offside Rear rear brake fluctuating, but not excessively (3.7.B.3)

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233. 1997 Renault Master T35 LWB Ambulance

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One of the last first generation Masters and unusually with a petrol engine.

P78 FJK
✓ SORN
✗ MOT Expired: 12 June 2011

Vehicle make RENAULT
Date of first registration 1 July 1997
Year of manufacture 1997
Cylinder capacity 2165 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN
Vehicle colour WHITE

Number of previous owners: 1
Mileage at last MOT (2010): 51,626
Mileage since previous MOT: 4,591
 

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On 4/24/2020 at 9:29 AM, adw1977 said:

231. One owner 1990 BMW 525i SE

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Seen in Sutton, South London.  Apparently too big for me to get the whole thing in focus!

H388 UGP...

Amazingly, the thing appears to be on the original metric wheels. Matching tyre spec would be 230/55 R390.

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4 hours ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Amazingly, the thing appears to be on the original metric wheels. Matching tyre spec would be 230/55 R390.

Would that make the tyres very expensive?

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4 minutes ago, adw1977 said:

Would that make the tyres very expensive?

More expensive than the car is worth. Longstone sells those metrics for about £280 per tyre. Plus VAT.

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234. 1989 Lotus Excel

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Seen in Cheam, Surrey.

F712 DOL
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 12 March 2021

Vehicle makeLOTUS
Date of first registration 28 March 1989
Year of manufacture 1989
Cylinder capacity 2174 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous owners: 7
Current owner since Sep 2011
Mileage at last MOT: 120,879
Mileage since previous MOT: 22,322

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235. 1991 Vauxhall Carlton GL auto estate and 1970 Triumph 2000 saloon

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Seen in Redhill, Surrey.

H550 SKY
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 January 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 6 August 2020

Vehicle make VAUXHALL
Date of first registration 11 January 1991
Year of manufacture 1991
Cylinder capacity 1998 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour SILVER

Number of previous owners: 4
Current owner since June 2016
Mileage at last MOT: 92,798
Mileage since previous MOT: 2,225
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EGJ 327J
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 October 2020
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make TRIUMPH
Date of first registration 1 August 1970
Year of manufacture 1970
Cylinder capacity 1998 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Number of previous owners: 1
Current owner since Oct 1994
Mileage at last MOT (2012): 18,256
Failed an MOT in 2012, no other MOT history, now exempt.

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236. 1990 Citroen 2 CV6 Dolly

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Seen in Sutton, Surrey.  One of the last 2CVs.

G333 PGF
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 February 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 16 August 2020

Vehicle make CITROEN
Date of first registration 9 March 1990
Year of manufacture 1990
Cylinder capacity 602 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREEN (Black on the MOT checker)

Number of previous owners: 3
Current owner since Aug 2002
Mileage at last MOT: 27,744
Odometer stuck since 2016

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On 4/9/2020 at 10:40 AM, N19 said:

As to the Capri, what would that have been worth in 1997... two bog rolls and a bar of soap?

I sold a driving but rotten 2.0 Laser for £50 in either ‘97 or ‘98. Paid £50 for it, decided it was too much to take on and moved it on. Didn’t even bother putting the V5 in my name!

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237. 1997 Skoda Felicia LXi

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Seen in Horley, Surrey.

R346 DGH
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 August 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 30 October 2020

Vehicle make SKODA
Date of first registration 1 August 1997
Year of manufacture 1997
Cylinder capacity 1289 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Number of previous owners: 1
Current owner since April 2007
Mileage at last MOT: 34,235
Mileage since previous MOT: 521

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238. 1995 Ford Fiesta Frascati

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Seen in south London.  Returned to the road last year after a 6 year gap.

N27 ADT
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 4 September 2020

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 1 August 1995
Year of manufacture 1995
Cylinder capacity 1299 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous owners: 2
Current owner since Aug 2019
Mileage at last MOT: 32,973
Mileage since previous MOT (2012): 26

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239. 1995 Ford Escort LX saloon

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Seen in Redhill, Surrey.  Tax expired since I took the photo.

N140 KNJ
✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 1 May 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 12 November 2020

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 1 August 1995
Year of manufacture 1995
Cylinder capacity 1597 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Untaxed
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous owners: 1
Current owner since Nov 1999
Mileage at last MOT: 48,502
Mileage since previous MOT: 17

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240. 1978 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

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Seen in Wimbledon, South London.

DGK 545S
✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 1 April 2020
MOT exempt

Vehicle make FIAT
Date of first registration 1 July 1998
Year of manufacture 1978
Cylinder capacity 1756 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Untaxed
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous UK owners: 3
Current owner since Sep 2016
Mileage at last MOT (2019, fail): 99,290
Mileage since previous MOT: 119

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241. 1993 BMW 318i S coupe + 1991 Range Rover Vogue SE

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Seen in South London.  These two cars were parked outside neighbouring houses.

L207 RHJ
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 August 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 20 January 2021

Vehicle make BMW
Date of first registration 17 August 1993
Year of manufacture 1993
Cylinder capacity 1796 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Number of previous owners: 2
Current owner since May 2001
Mileage at last MOT: 55,824
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,359
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H758 JPG
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 February 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 27 November 2020

Vehicle make LAND ROVER
Date of first registration 14 February 1991
Year of manufacture 1991
Cylinder capacity 3947 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREY

Number of previous owners: 5
Current owner since Sep 2013
Mileage at last MOT: 158,195
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,472

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242. 1956 Vauxhall Cresta

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Seen in Horley, Surrey.  The first generation Cresta, sharing its body with the last generation of Wyvern and Velox.

479 BPE
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2020
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make VAUXHALL
Date of first registration 5 September 1956
Year of manufacture 1956
Cylinder capacity 2262 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLACK

Number of previous owners: 7
Current owner since Sep 2019
Mileage at last MOT (2012): 34,402
Mileage since previous MOT: 2,070

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243. 1999 Ford Focus Ghia

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Seen in South London.  I still find it hard to believe that these early Focuses are now 21 years old.

S162 XWC
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 28 August 2020

Vehicle makeFORD
Date of first registration 31 January 1999
Year of manufacture 1999
Cylinder capacity 1596 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour SILVER

Number of previous owners: 2
Current owner since Aug 2018
Mileage at last MOT: 96,533
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,015

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1 hour ago, adw1977 said:

242. 1956 Vauxhall Cresta

1890537205_1956VauxhallCrestaSep2019.thumb.JPG.9ddaf6fdb7deda8dfbde4c630a34c51b.JPG

Seen in Horley, Surrey.  The first generation Cresta, sharing its body with the last generation of Wyvern and Velox.

479 BPE
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2020
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make VAUXHALL
Date of first registration 5 September 1956
Year of manufacture 1956
Cylinder capacity 2262 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLACK

Number of previous owners: 7
Current owner since Sep 2019
Mileage at last MOT (2012): 34,402
Mileage since previous MOT: 2,070

not far from this Harper :) 

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244. 1986 Bedford CF2

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Seen in Raynes Park, south London.

C125 GKK
✓ SORN
✗ MOT Expired: 13 August 2008

Vehicle Details
Vehicle make BEDFORD
Date of first registration 14 April 1986
Year of manufacture 1986
Cylinder capacity 1979 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN
Vehicle colour BEIGE

Number of previous owners: 1
Mileage at last MOT: 72,554

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On 5/2/2020 at 5:58 PM, adw1977 said:

235. 1991 Vauxhall Carlton GL auto estate and 1970 Triumph 2000 saloon

1813053088_1991VauxhallCarltonGLestateand1970Triumph2000saloonJune2016Oct1994.thumb.JPG.9e06e6af3c32299243f2c1ea1cba4d32.JPG

Seen in Redhill, Surrey.

H550 SKY.....

SKY. Believe in better.

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245. 1997 Alfa Romeo 164 Twin Spark Lusso and 1968 Lancia Fulvia

2005282824_1997AlfaRomeo164TwinSparkLussoJuly20161968LanciaFulviaAug1999.thumb.JPG.aede923e91b81977eef20d0397c1b1a4.JPG

Seen in Wimbledon, South London.

R619 DEU
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 9 December 2020

Vehicle make ALFA ROMEO
Date of first registration 27 August 1997
Year of manufacture 1997
Cylinder capacity 1995 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREEN

Number of previous owners: 3
Current owner since July 2016
Mileage at last MOT: 93,295
Mileage since previous MOT: 3,308
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RAE 8G
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 April 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 27 June 2020

Vehicle make LANCIA
Date of first registration 25 September 1968
Year of manufacture 1968
Cylinder capacity 1300 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous owners: 5
Current owner since Aug 1999
Mileage at last MOT: 78,302
Mileage since previous MOT: 461

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246. 1969 Mercedes 280SL automatic (W113)

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Seen in Horley, Surrey.

TTT 581H
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 December 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 12 November 2020

Vehicle make MERCEDES
Date of first registration 1 August 1969
Year of manufacture 1969
Cylinder capacity 2778 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Number of previous owners: 8
Current owner since Jan 2014
Mileage at last MOT: 41,089
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,211

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247. 1970 Triumph GT6

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Seen in Horley, Surrey.  Current keeper for 36 years - I can only imagine how much fun they must have had keeping this on the road for all those years!

OPP 301H
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2020
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make TRIUMPH
Date of first registration 8 April 1970
Year of manufacture 1970
Cylinder capacity 1998 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous owners: 2
Current owner since Feb 1984
Mileage at last MOT: 99,993
Mileage since previous MOT: 414
 

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248. 1997 Ford Mondeo LX TD Estate

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Seen in South London.  Its current owner bought it when it was 1 year old.

P37 OLF
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 November 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 9 June 2021

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 7 May 1997
Year of manufacture 1997
Cylinder capacity 1753 cc
Fuel type DIESEL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Number of previous owners: 1
Current owner since May 1998
Mileage at last MOT: 106,799
Mileage since previous MOT: 271

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249. 1994 Ford Fiesta Base

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Seen in Hookwood, Surrey.

L386 XRP
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 December 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 14 August 2020
Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 27 June 1994
Year of manufacture 1994
Cylinder capacity 1119 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous owners: 7
Current owner since Dec 2019
Mileage at last MOT: 42,504
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,410

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250. 1964 Austin A40 Mark 2

642971521_1964AustinA40Mark2Oct1999.thumb.JPG.1da0daafd7a743f0445bd657aa141b0a.JPG

Seen in Horley, Surrey.

FMX 224B
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 January 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 29 July 2020

Vehicle make AUSTIN
Date of first registration 20 April 1964
Year of manufacture 1964
Cylinder capacity 1098 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREY

Number of previous owners: 4
Current owner since Oct 1999
Mileage at last MOT: 31,730
The 2019 MOT was its first since 2012.

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