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12 hours ago, adw1977 said:

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.

Continuing a theme , my Dad had one of those too, but in a very boring grey. It was a 1961 model beginning BYR but I can’t remember the numbers , might have been 365, not sure. Had the same old AA badge attached to the grille.

3 gears prone to jamming , 70 mph flat out. 

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9 hours ago, Metal Guru said:

Continuing a theme , my Dad had one of those too, but in a very boring grey.

I'm sure this one didn't start out with anything like it's current colour scheme, these were the bottom of the range, the previous model Anglia for those too tight to pay for the new Anglia, so there would have been no fancy options. 

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1 hour ago, adw1977 said:

I'm sure this one didn't start out with anything like it's current colour scheme, these were the bottom of the range, the previous model Anglia for those too tight to pay for the new Anglia, so there would have been no fancy options. 

Basic is not the word. I think the heater was an option. I think it also had vacuum operated wipers (?) that went slower as you speed increased! Radio ? That was for rich people.

 

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7 hours ago, Metal Guru said:

Basic is not the word. I think the heater was an option. I think it also had vacuum operated wipers (?) that went slower as you speed increased! Radio ? That was for rich people.

 

A heater was an optional extra on the new Anglia, even in deluxe form, so I'm sure it wasn't standard on the Popular.  The 100E Anglia had vacuum operated wipers, so I imagine the Popular would have inherited them.

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430. 1971 Triumph Herald 13-60 convertible

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Seen in Barns Green, West Sussex on 31st August.  
One of the last Heralds, production ended in May 1971.

YLG 888J
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 November 2022 
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make TRIUMPH
Date of first registration 1 June 1971
Year of manufacture 1971
Cylinder capacity 1296 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Mileage at last MOT (2018): 4,554
 

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431. 1930 Ford Model A Tudor

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Seen in Barns Green, West Sussex on 31st August.

DS 7115
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 31 December 1930
Year of manufacture 1930
Cylinder capacity 2500 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREY

Mileage at last MOT (2012): 72,132

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On 11/26/2021 at 12:20 AM, Metal Guru said:

Continuing a theme , my Dad had one of those too, but in a very boring grey. It was a 1961 model beginning BYR but I can’t remember the numbers , might have been 365, not sure. Had the same old AA badge attached to the grille.

3 gears prone to jamming , 70 mph flat out. 

I worked in WHITNEYS  FORD in Scotland Road,Liverpool about 1968, they used to get the staff to take the PXs down to their Aintree Branch as it had a large bit of land at the sides + back to store them. I had to deliver a Ford Pop?/Anglia?Prefect? anyway I jumped in at Scottie Road , to go to Aintree and the Gearbox had TWO gear levers?..I was shocked at first , when asking the senior Salesman "What gives"? with the gearbox he said  "overdrive",  I had a great drive down to Aintree,  Into 1st......into second...then pull the second lever down ( down engaged ...up disengaged)....then knock the second lever up(dis-E_...then gear lever into 3rd...and knock the second lever down,  The Ordinary gear lever had a blue  knob ,  the O.D.  a yellow  knob.  The car really flew , showed 60 mph (about 55ish),  not bad for a side-valve, think it was a 1200cc., car was in great nick, but heard later  it was bought as a job lot and got crushed at  a Southport  Scrappy.........Shame.

 

 

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432. 1935 Bentley 3½ Litre Drophead Coupe

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Seen on the M25 on 5th September.

BUF 180
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make BENTLEY
Date of first registration 1 June 1989
Year of manufacture 1935
Cylinder capacity 3669 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Mileage at last MOT (2020): 68,630

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433. 1964 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

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Seen on the M25 on 5th September.

JHR 729B
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make CADILLAC
Date of first registration January 1964
Date of first registration with DVLA October 2017
Year of manufacture 1964
Cylinder capacity 7000 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLACK

Number of UK owners: 3
Mileage at last MOT (2017): 24,210

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434. 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe

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Seen at a motorway service station on 9th September.  One of the last XKs, registered after production had ended.

4858 RF
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make JAGUAR
Date of first registration31 December 1960
Year of manufacture 1960
Cylinder capacity 3781 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Number of owners: 4
Mileage at last MOT (2019): 34,264

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435. 1972 Rover 2000SC auto

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Seen in East Molesey, Surrey on 11th September.
The combination of the smallest engine and an automatic gearbox must make for sedate progress.

URB 836K
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 January 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle makeROVER
Date of first registration 1 May 1972
Year of manufacture 1972
Cylinder capacity 1978 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous owners: 7

Mileage at last MOT (2017): 63,487

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436. 1987 BMW 525 E Lux auto

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Seen in Reigate, Surrey on 11th September.

E264 FBL
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2022
✓ MOT Expires: 8 July 2022

Vehicle make BMW
Date of first registration 13 November 1987
Year of manufacture 1987
Cylinder capacity 2693 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLACK

Number of previous owners: 4
Mileage at last MOT: 141,132
Mileage since previous MOT: 0

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437. 1972 Citroen DS23

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Seen in Dorking, Surrey on 10th September.

MMK 511L
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 August 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make CITROEN
Date of first registration 2 November 1972
Year of manufacture 1972
Cylinder capacity 2347 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE (previously BRONZE)

Number of previous owners: 4
Current owner since Mar 2014
Mileage at last MOT (2017): 73,763

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438. 1965 Citroen DS19 (LHD)

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Seen in Reigate, Surrey.

FNB 232C
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 April 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make CITROEN
Date of first registration January 1965
Date of first registration with DVLA 1 April 2019
Year of manufacture 1965
Cylinder capacity 1911 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour SILVER

Number of UK owners: 1

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439. 1956 Austin A30

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Seen in Molesey, Surrey on 11th September.

GFO 205
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 August 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make AUSTIN
Date of first registration 2 January 1956
Year of manufacture 1956
Cylinder capacity 803 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLACK

Number of previous owners: 11
Mileage at last MOT (2011): 60,039

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440. 1987 Mercedes 300 SL auto

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Seen in Molesey, Surrey on 11th September 2021.

D866 LMC
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 February 2022
✓ MOT Expires: 17 June 2022

Vehicle make MERCEDES
Date of first registration 22 April 1987
Year of manufacture 1987
Cylinder capacity 2962 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Number of previous owners: 3
Mileage at last MOT: 51,955
Mileage since previous MOT: 261

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441. 1990 Ford Granada Scorpio 2.0i saloon

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Seen in Biddulph Moor, Staffordshire on 6th September.

H407 HVT
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 October 2022
✓ MOT Expires: 11 April 2022

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 10 August 1990
Year of manufacture 1990
Cylinder capacity 1998 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour SILVER

Number of previous owners: 3
Mileage at last MOT: 3,025*
Mileage since previous MOT: 192
*Mileage went from 156,824 in 2013 to 906 in 2014!

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442. 1986 Vauxhall Astra Antibes auto

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Seen in Biddulph Moor, Staffordshire on 6th September.

D375 NNK
✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 22 June 2013
✗ MOT Expired: 25 September 2012

Vehicle make VAUXHALL
Date of first registration 1 August 1986
Year of manufacture 1986
Cylinder capacity 1297 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Untaxed
Vehicle colour RED

Number of previous owners: 3
Current owner since Feb 2008 
Mileage at last MOT (2011): 74,945
Not retested after last MOT expired.  Had to have corrosion remedied for the last two MOTs.

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443. 1988 Jaguar XJ6 2.9 auto

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 15th September.
A low spec car with the 2.9 engine and cloth seat trim.  Dutton Forshaw dealer number plate.

Offered for sale in December 2020 with this description:
"1988 Jaguar xj6 2.9 petrol. Interior is rough up front as drivers window is off the runner and down. Runs and drives around the yard. Parts car or restoration."
Last V5 was issued in 2014, so it seems it didn't sell.

E471 MUU
✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 8 October 2020
✗ MOT Expired: 17 August 2014

Vehicle make JAGUAR
Date of first registration 11 April 1988
Year of manufacture 1988
Cylinder capacity 2919 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Untaxed
Vehicle colour RED

Mileage at last MOT: 72,264

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444. 1972 ERF tractor unit

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Seen in Biddulph Moor, Staffordshire on 6th September.

CFA 519L
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 October 2022
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make ERF
Date of first registration 1 November 1972
Year of manufacture 1972
Cylinder capacity Not available
Fuel type DIESEL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED (previously BLUE)

Number of previous owners: 6
 

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446. 1982 Mercedes-Benz 280 CE

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Seen in Redhill, Surrey on 15th September.

Offered for sale in 2019 with this description:
"For sale is my 1982 Mercedes-Benz 280CE in Astral Silver with perfect blue velour interior, which was recently refreshed by d:class, the well known Mercedes auto upholsterer. She has only covered 99,600 miles (equivalent to 2,692 miles per year). She has a full service history with the last service and MOT completed August 2019. The car is in fantastic rust free condition and comes with an extensive history file including the original bill of sale. All manuals are present and the full service history supports the view that this has been a well looked after and cherished car, not only by myself, but by the 3 other previous owners. Comes complete with a full set of original mats, 4 new Uniroyal tyres, period correct Pioneer Radio Cassette, Electric Sunroof, Electric Windows and Central Locking. Of particular note are the rubber window seals, which are in excellent condition all round. During the winter months she has been dry stored in my garage"

VLW 604X
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 October 2022
✓ MOT Expires: 14 August 2022

Vehicle make MERCEDES
Date of first registration 1 January 1982
Year of manufacture 1982
Cylinder capacity 2746 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour SILVER

Number of previous owners: 5
Mileage at last MOT: 100,959
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,248

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