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413. 1993 Ford Escort XR3i convertible

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Seen in south London.  One of the last XR3i models.

K535 RGN
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 August 2022
✓ MOT Expires: 27 July 2022

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 31 March 1993
Year of manufacture 1993
Cylinder capacity 1796 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Number of previous owners: 3
Current owner since Oct 2012
Mileage at last MOT: 85,280
Mileage since previous MOT (2019): 224

 

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414. 1990 Volkswagen Golf Base

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Seen in Golders Green, north London.   Current keeper since it was 6 weeks old.  Grille from a GTI?

H382 YUU
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 May 2022
✓ MOT Expires: 20 December 2021

Vehicle make VOLKSWAGEN
Date of first registration 30 November 1990
Year of manufacture 1990
Cylinder capacity 1272 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLACK

Number of previous owners: 1
Current owner since Jan 1990
Mileage at last MOT: 68,015
Mileage since previous MOT: 345

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415. 1991 Volvo 940 GLE auto estate

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Seen in Hookwood, Surrey on 30th July.

H577 EKJ
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 January 2022
✓ MOT Expires: 3 December 2021

Vehicle make VOLVO
Date of first registration 1 February 1991
Year of manufacture 1991
Cylinder capacity 2316 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Number of previous owners: 4
Current owner since Mar 2000
Mileage at last MOT: 89,841
Mileage since previous MOT: 3,289

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1 hour ago, adw1977 said:

414. 1990 Volkswagen Golf Base

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Seen in Golders Green, north London.   Current keeper since it was 6 weeks old....

Not seen this one before. Anyhow, the Khan Zone extension means the CX is now banned from going into Golders Green to spread her leaded emissions, so I can't exactly float in to have a look....

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416. 1988 Toyota MR2

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Seen at Leith Hill, Surrey on 3rd August.

D306 UOD
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 August 2022
✓ MOT Expires: 22 March 2022

Vehicle make TOYOTA
Date of first registration 18 February 1988
Year of manufacture 1987
Cylinder capacity 1598 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Number of previous owners unknown
Current owner since Aug 2020
Mileage at last MOT: 134,820
Mileage since previous MOT: 6,313

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417. 1967 Austin Mini pickup

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 11th August.  Belonging to C&C Car Paints, a company in nearby Charlwood.

LDP 414F
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 August 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make AUSTIN
Date of first registration 14 December 1967
Year of manufacture 1967
Cylinder capacity 848 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Mileage at last MOT (2017): 4,194

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418. 1981 Austin Allegro 1.0 L

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Seen in North London on 13th August.

KCW 502W
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 May 2022
✗ MOT Expired: 3 May 2021 (now exempt)

Vehicle make AUSTIN
Date of first registration 25 May 1981
Year of manufacture 1981
Cylinder capacity 998 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Mileage at last MOT: 101,005

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419. 1974 Lotus Elan

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Seen in Hookwood, Surrey on 11th August.  Off the road since 1982!

YRH 36
✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 1 October 1982
MOT - No results returned

Vehicle make LOTUS
Date of first registration 30 May 1974
Year of manufacture 1974
Cylinder capacity 1588 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Untaxed
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous owners: 5+

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420. 1990 Ford Escort XR3i convertible

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Seen in south London on 13th August.

G207 RGC
✓ SORN
✗ MOT Expired: 28 June 2014

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 30 March 1990
Year of manufacture 1990
Cylinder capacity 1597 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous owners: 5+
Mileage at last MOT: 100,330 (or 200,330)
Mileage since previous MOT: 70

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If it hasn’t moved in nearly eight years I bet the interior of that Escort is greener than vegan snot. Always liked them in that colour combo, with the “snowflake” lattice alloys. 

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421. 1989 BMW 316i auto 2 door

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Seen in north London on 13th August.

G873 YLC
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 December 2021
✗ MOT Expired: 23 September 2021

Vehicle make BMW
Date of first registration 7 November 1989
Year of manufacture 1989
Cylinder capacity 1596 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Number of previous owners: 3
Mileage at last MOT: 138,376
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,676

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On 11/11/2021 at 10:41 PM, adw1977 said:

418. 1981 Austin Allegro 1.0 L

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Seen in North London on 13th August.

KCW 502W
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 May 2022
✗ MOT Expired: 3 May 2021 (now exempt)

Vehicle make AUSTIN
Date of first registration 25 May 1981
Year of manufacture 1981
Cylinder capacity 998 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Mileage at last MOT: 101,005

This is not far from me - the owner does most of the work himself at the roadside, I actually caught him at FOTU having waved from the Capri on many occasions. It's in daily use.

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422. 1981 Porsche 911

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Seen in north London on 13th August.

BGO 28X
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2022
✓ MOT Expires: 14 February 2022
Vehicle make PORSCHE
Date of first registration 11 April 1990
Year of manufacture 1981
Cylinder capacity 2956 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Number of UK owners: 3
Mileage at last MOT: 200,659 km
No MOT history prior to 2019.

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423. 1989 Mini Rose

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 20th August.
Registered as "Austin Mini Sky Rose" but Sky and Rose were two different versions of the special edition, Sky having a light blue roof.  Also, the Austin name had been dropped in 1987.

F443 WLJ
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 April 2022
✓ MOT Expires: 10 October 2022

Vehicle make AUSTIN
Date of first registration 10 February 1989
Year of manufacture 1989
Cylinder capacity 998 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour MULTI-COLOUR

Mileage at last MOT: 58,473
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,771

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424. 1980 Ford Cortina 2.3 GL estate

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Seen in Salfords, Surrey on 22nd August.

KPF 34W
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 April 2022
MOT Expired 1 Nov 2020

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 1 August 1980
Year of manufacture 1980
Cylinder capacity 2294 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Mileage at last MOT: 86,209

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425. 1979 Range Rover

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Seen in Morden, south London on 26th August.
No MOT history, so it must have been off the road for a long time, any MOT from 2006 onwards should show up.

Registration number: AKW 128T
✓ SORN
MOT: No details held by DVLA

Vehicle details
Vehicle make ROVER
Date of first registration 17 April 1979
Year of manufacture 1979
Cylinder capacity (cc) 3900cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN
Vehicle colour BLUE

Number of owners unknown

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426. 1972 Datsun 1200

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Recorded as untaxed, but tax exempt!

BVM 563K
✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 1 August 2019
✓ MOT Expires: 4 July 2022

Vehicle make DATSUN
Date of first registration January 1972
Date of first registration with DVLA 6 May 2016
Year of manufacture 1972
Cylinder capacity 1171 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Untaxed
Vehicle colour CREAM

Number of previous UK owners: 0
Mileage at last MOT: 56,839
Mileage since previous MOT (2019): 761

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427. 1957 Ford Thames 300E

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 27th August.

275 BBB
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 August 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 17 April 1957
Year of manufacture 1957
Cylinder capacity 1172 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREY

Mileage at last MOT (2012): 93,601

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23 hours ago, adw1977 said:

426. 1972 Datsun 1200

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Recorded as untaxed, but tax exempt!

....Date of first registration January 1972
Date of first registration with DVLA 6 May 2016
Year of manufacture 1972.....

Number of previous UK owners: 0

Wonder which country that came in from?

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428. 1972 MG Midget MkIII

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Seen in Suffolk on 29th August.  The grille and indicators seem to be non-standard.

PRX 224
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make MG
Date of first registration 12 May 1972
Year of manufacture 1972
Cylinder capacity 1275 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Mileage at last MOT (2019): 111,011 (or 211,011 etc.)

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429. 1964 registered Ford Popular 100E

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Seen in Barns Green, West Sussex on 31st August.
Can't have been built in 1964 because production ended in 1962.

602 CUC
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 28 July 1964
Year of manufacture 1964
Cylinder capacity 1172 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Number of previous owners: 3
Mileage at last MOT (2017): 26,551
No MOT history prior to 2016.

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4 hours ago, mk2_craig said:

Fuck knows what the local offices did before DVLC was established but I'm at a loss to know why that didn't go on a B-suffix, seeing as "age-related" marks weren't a thing back then.

 

1 hour ago, Richard_FM said:

Not all councils used year letters before they were made standard in 1965, probably because many smaller ones still had a large allocation yet to be issued.

Some of the smaller Scottish councils were still issuing their original AB1234 allocation in 1964!

indeed the suffix letter only became mandatory on the 1st of Jan 1965 :) 

I do wonder at times, if instead of making it mandatory to switch to suffix, if each county council was allowed to keep using their age-less marks until they ran out, im curious when each office would have ran out and what sort of "early registration" madness that might have lead too, I mean the Bute CC and Clackmannanshire CC only made it as far as SJ 2860 and SL 2860 respectively!

theres a utter shed load of xxxXXX registration marks that went unissued (and the ugly ones are now issued as age related plates)

 

 

PS to be a little pedantic, age related plates where a thing back then, just issued a bit differently and not as strictly as to how they are today

and amusingly often the age related mark would today be more valuable then whatever plate it was replacing (if it was replacing one)

see 2632D as an example :) (ok thats an age related plate issued to an import, but the same would be issued a vehicle of such if it was robbed of its plate at that time and place, its amusing back then all they did was take the Buff logbook cross out the old registration mark and write the new one next to it!)

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