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50 minutes ago, adw1977 said:

324. Bedford OLB

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Seen at its home, Ringwood Brewery on 16th October.  Year of manufacture recorded by DVLA is clearly wrong.

GSJ 761
✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 18 November 2020
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make BEDFORD OLB
Date of first registration 10 June 1971
Year of manufacture 1971
Cylinder capacity Not available
Fuel typePETROL
Export markerNo
Vehicle status Untaxed
Vehicle colour GREEN
Previously BROWN until 1995, then BLUE until 1999.

Mileage unknown
Number of previous owners: 4
Current owner since May 2011

this one is showing a Keeper change on the 18th of the 11th 2020, im guessing you may have pulled its details before the 3rd party tools we use updated? :) 

its an interesting one, as you say its down as 1971 on the DVLA and wore a J plate until 1998 when it gained the age related plate it has now, this bit makes sense back then when you registered a vehicle for the first time like that, (say ex army or import) you got given a plate according to its date of first registration not its age

starting in Aug 1983 (with the introduction of the A Prefix) they started issuing age related plates, and if you had a vehicle on a non age related plate you could request a suitable age related plate for your vehicle

which is what is what this vehicle had done in 1998 it looks like

but what is curious is that the vehicle is still down as 1971 on the DVLA despite being given an age related plate for the vehicle by them (GSJxxx was issued in 1998, so its not like they later bought the plate and just stuck it on the vehicle)

so im curious how they managed to get an age related plate without the age of the vehicle being updated on the DVLA!

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I checked the change of keeper info when I uploaded the photo to Flickr, which was a couple of weeks ago.

4 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

curious how they managed to get an age related plate without the age of the vehicle being updated on the DVLA!

Very strange, but then you know better than almost anyone just how strange the workings of the DVLA can be!

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327. 1991 Toyota Corolla GL

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Seen in Morden, South London on 10th November 2020.

H733 JLB
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 13 September 2021

Vehicle make TOYOTA
Date of first registration 3 June 1998
Year of manufacture 1991
Cylinder capacity 1296 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Number of previous owners: 3
Current owner since Aug 2020
Mileage at last MOT: 93,169
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,075

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328. 1957 Rover 90

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Seen in Burgh Heath, Surrey on 11th November.

UXB 562
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 October 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 8 October 2021

Vehicle make ROVER
Date of first registration 14 January 1958
Year of manufacture 1957
Cylinder capacity 2638 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLACK

Number of previous owners: 4
Current owner since Oct 2020
Mileage at last MOT 100,820 (or possibly 200,820)
Mileage since previous MOT (2013): 2,266
Offered for sale by Bradley James Classics in August 2020.

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329. 1988 Nissan Micra 1.0 LS

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Seen in Golders Green, North London on 24th November.

This car appeared earlier in this thread in photos 20 and 68.

E952 KLE
✓ Taxed - Tax due 1 June 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 11 Jan 2021

Vehicle make: NISSAN
Date of first registration: 16 May 1988
Year of manufacture: 1988
Cylinder capacity (cc): 988 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: BLUE

Number of owners: 3
Current owner since Oct 1996
Mileage at last MOT: 95,099
Only 96 miles covered between the 2017 and 2019 MOTs.  Most of the MOT history is not currently available.

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330. 1983 Ford Escort 1.6 GL 5 door

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Seen in south London on 25th November.

ELL 126Y
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 October 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 28 October 2021
Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 3 June 1983
Year of manufacture 1983
Cylinder capacity 1597 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BROWN

Number of previous owners: 1
Current owner since Apr 2014
Mileage at last MOT: 37,067 (or 137,067 etc.)
Mileage since previous MOT (2015): 4,170
Seems to have recently returned to the road after a gap of about 5 years.

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331. 1979 Lotus Elite

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Seen in Reigate, Surrey on 19th November .  Shame I could only photograph two-thirds of it! 
The current keeper has had it 34 years.

BPF 959T
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2021
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make LOTUS
Date of first registration 21 March 1979
Year of manufacture 1979
Cylinder capacity 1973 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GOLD

Number of previous owners: 5
Current owner since Feb 1986
Mileage at last MOT: 50,022
Mileage since previous MOT: 193

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332. 1971 Morris Marina 1.3 coupe

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Seen in Whyteleafe, Surrey on 5th December.  An early Marina, recorded as a Deluxe but with the wheels and chrome window trim of a Super.

JGC 240K
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 November 2021
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make MORRIS
Date of first registration 30 September 1971
Year of manufacture 1971
Cylinder capacity 1275 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BEIGE

Number of previous owners: 3
Current owner since Nov 2005
Mileage at last MOT (2017): 86,068

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Two fantastic spots, I remember sitting in an Elite just like that when I was a child, one of my dad’s colleagues had one identical, even the same colour. He left it on our drive when they went to a meeting as my Father had a company car. I thought it was amazing (and still do )

The Marina is just like the one Sid James had in Carry on at your Convenience.

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333. 1979 LHD Ford Transit 350

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Seen in Whyteleafe, Surrey on 5th December.  Labelled as a fire service vehicle from the German city of Lichtenau.  Badge of Blankenrode, a district of Lichtenau, on the bonnet.

ETH 799V
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2021
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration January 1980
Date of first registration with DVLA 1 May 2019
Year of manufacture 1979
Cylinder capacity 2000 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export markerNo
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous UK owners: 1
Current owner since Oct 2019
Mileage at last MOT (2019): 26,018 km

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334. 1991 BMW 318i Touring

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Seen in Hamsey Green, Surrey on 5th December.

J487 MJL
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 October 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 23 September 2021

Vehicle make BMW
Date of first registration 16 September 1991
Year of manufacture 1991
Cylinder capacity 1796 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Number of previous owners: 2
Current owner since Feb 2018
Mileage at last MOT: 129,796
Mileage since previous MOT: 5,615

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335. 1988 Range Rover EFi auto and Rover 400 series tourer

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Seen in Hamsey Green, Surrey.

F57 UTW
✓ SORN
✗ MOT Expired: 31 July 2017

Vehicle make ROVER
Date of first registration 21 September 1988
Year of manufacture 1988
Cylinder capacity 3528 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous owners: 9
Current owner since Mar 2015
Mileage at last MOT: 43,028

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336. 1991 Mini City E auto

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Seen in Horley, Surrey.
I thought this looked nicely original, but it had a colour change from silver to white in 2015 and a for sale picture in March 2016 shows an older style City logo so it has had that changed since then.

J890 CGJ
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 October 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 11 February 2021

Vehicle make ROVER
Date of first registration 26 August 1991
Year of manufacture 1991
Cylinder capacity 998 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Number of previous owners: 14
Current owner since Sep 2020
Mileage at last MOT: 56,416
Mileage since previous MOT: 883

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On 10/21/2019 at 7:27 PM, adw1977 said:

193. One owner 1991 Rover Metro 1.1 C

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Seen in Barnet, North London.  I've photgraphed this car before (No. 32 in this thread) but I like it, so here it is again, looking much the same as last time!

H194 GLL
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 13 July 2020

Vehicle make: ROVER
Date of first registration: 1 February 1991
Year of manufacture: 1991
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1118 cc
Fuel type:PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: WHITE

Number of owners: 1
Mileage at last MOT: 56,818
Mileage since previous MOT: 259

A few months ago this disappeared when they did the resurfacing works on the road it normally lives on. It re-appeared on a street about half a mile away, so I wonder if it was left there and the contractors removed it when they started work? If so, I wonder if the owner knows where it is? (it's just outside the CPZ area and also not in the new 'luxury' estate as I assume that'd upset the developers).

EDIT: Tax and MoT now due... but new V5 issued a few months ago.

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2 hours ago, N19 said:

A few months ago this disappeared when they did the resurfacing works on the road it normally lives on. It re-appeared on a street about half a mile away, so I wonder if it was left there and the contractors removed it when they started work? If so, I wonder if the owner knows where it is? (it's just outside the CPZ area and also not in the new 'luxury' estate as I assume that'd upset the developers).

EDIT: Tax and MoT now due... but new V5 issued a few months ago.

I think it would be a great enhancement to the new estate, add some character.

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2 hours ago, adw1977 said:

I think it would be a great enhancement to the new estate, add some character.

I do not disagree - the new estate needs some character, it's bland and featureless. But I digress! Are you based around here? 

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337. 1955 Morris Oxford Series II saloon

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 24th January, the one day so far this winter when there has been significant snow in this part of the country.

LCO 879
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2021
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make MORRIS
Date of first registration 1 October 1955
Year of manufacture 1955
Cylinder capacity 1489 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREY

Number of previous owners: 5
Current owner since May 2016
 

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338. 1994 Audi 100 SE Avant Auto

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 19th January.

L234 FPF
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 21 June 2021

Vehicle make AUDI
Date of first registration 26 April 1994
Year of manufacture 1994
Cylinder capacity 2598 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour SILVER

Number of previous owners: 1
Current owner since June 1998
Mileage at last MOT: 195,665
Mileage since previous MOT: 3,095

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339. 1993 Land Rover Discovery TDI

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 24th January.

K240 WRU
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 August 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 20 April 2021

Vehicle make LAND ROVER
Date of first registration 17 June 1993
Year of manufacture 1993
Cylinder capacity 2495 cc
Fuel type DIESEL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREEN

Number of previous owners: 6
Current owner since April 2009
Mileage at last MOT: 201,814
Mileage since previous MOT: 2,852

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340. 1996 Ford Scorpio Ghia 16v auto

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Seen in south London on 22nd December 2020.

P63 PNK
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 25 June 2021

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 11 December 1996
Year of manufacture 1996
Cylinder capacity 2300 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour SILVER

Number of previous owners: 3
Current owner since July 2005
Mileage at last MOT: 139,276
Mileage at previous MOT: 1,565

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341. 1978 Bedford CF camper van

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 28th January.
S reg on black number plates looks odd and wouldn't have happened when new, but it's legal now.

SWH 232S
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 April 2021
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make BEDFORD
Date of first registration 25 May 1978
Year of manufacture 1978
Cylinder capacity 2279 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Number of previous owners: 4
Current owner since Nov 2018
Mileage unknown, no MOT history.

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342. 1984 Mercedes 200 auto

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Seen in Crawley, West Sussex on 3rd February.  Same keeper for 33 years.

A77 LNX
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 19 January 2022

Vehicle make MERCEDES
Date of first registration 18 May 1984
Year of manufacture 1984
Cylinder capacity 1997 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Number of previous owners: 1
Current owner since Dec 1987
Mileage at last MOT: 163,819
Mileage since previous MOT: 901

15 years of MOTs show only bulbs, tyres and brake pads needed until this year when there was an advisory for corrosion in the floor.

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343. 1981 Ford Fiesta 1.1 L

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Seen in Reigate, Surrey.

RAM 97S
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 13 October 2021

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 20 February 1981
Year of manufacture 1981
Cylinder capacity 1117 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BRONZE

Number of previous owners: 2
Current owner since June 2008
Mileage at last MOT: 76,859
Mileage since previous MOT: 402

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1 hour ago, mk2_craig said:

That Fiesta is a total honey!! I wonder what the number plate was originally on. 

I don't know.  Cazana used to give information on number plate changes, but doesn't any more.  @LightBulbFun is something of an expert in getting info from online tools, perhaps he can help!

Incidentally, the Fiesta was parked in Morrisons car park.  When that store opened in 1993, I bet Mark 1 Fiestas were frequent visitors!

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2 hours ago, mk2_craig said:

That Fiesta is a total honey!! I wonder what the number plate was originally on. 

indeed it is, nice to see one thats not been messed with by the OSF crowd :) 

Number plate is original to the car the DVLC/DVLA only started to withhold numbers for private sale starting in 1989, (although before that some but not all county council offices would hold back 1-99 for issue to Motorcycles and the such like) as such it was much more common to see cars running around just randomly on what today might be considered a desirable  plate that would get withhold and sold by the DVLA at auction

which is why today age related plate series's are only issued from  101 to 997/998 (the rest are withheld by the DVLA for future sale along with multiples like 200 300 400, 111 222 333 etc)

 

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3 hours ago, mk2_craig said:

It may well have been on the car from new but S suffix is earlier than 1981, must have been on something else previously. 

Oh good point I did notice that (have been fighting/getting distracted by some personal computer issues funnily enough LOL)

in that case the car may not have been on it since new then, since In general noticed number plate history only goes back to about 1983, changes before that dont tend to show up, and I dont see any on my tools

 

sadly regardless, I cant normally tell you where a number plate has been, I can only tell what number plates has been on a given car, so I cant tell you what car RAM97S would of been on originally (even if records went back to 78) 

the only exception to this, is if a number plate is on retention then I can tell you the last car it was on, but nothing further back

 

but for what its worth on the Fiesta front, given all the other fiestas around it VIN number wise are in the LPN-W Registration range, (LPN486W and LPN503W are the ones either side of RAM97S)

im guessing thats what registration plate series it would be wearing if it was not for the RAM97S personal plate

 

EDIT: did a bit of digging and for RAM97S I have dug up MPK272W, but its weird and does not show up on most tools, so take it with a pinch of salt...

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(but MPK-W looks like a period registration series)  

edit: yeah cazana can see that plate MPK272W, because it says it was first registered in Guildford (PK is a Surrey/Guilford location marker)

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yet my other tools show no plate history for RAM97S and when I back feed MPK272W I get no results/records for that registration at all, all very weird

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344. 2003 Toyota Crown Majesta

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Seen in Reigate, Surrey on 12th February.  Imported in 2014.

LE03 YFV
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 November 2021
✓ MOT Expires: 26 October 2021

Vehicle make TOYOTA
Date of first registration April 2003
Date of first registration with DVLA 11 December 2014
Year of manufacture 2003
Cylinder capacity 3960 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Number of previous UK owners: 1
Current owner since Oct 2018
Mileage at last MOT: 126,511 km
Mileage since previous MOT: 3,519km

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