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585. 1991 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9

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J246 OGS
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 April 2024
Incorrect tax status?
✓ MOT Expires: 6 August 2024

Vehicle make PEUGEOT
Date of first registration 17 September 1991
Year of manufacture 1991
Cylinder capacity 1905 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREEN

Number of previous owners: 6
Current owner since Oct 2020
Mileage at last MOT: 63,192
Mileage since previous MOT: 787
Took four attempts to pass the MOT this year because of brake issues.

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586. 1966 Triumph TR4A

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Seen in Framlingham, Suffolk on 26th August.

NBY 125D
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2024
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make TRIUMPH
Date of first registration 1 February 1966
Year of manufacture 1966
Cylinder capacity 2138 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour MAROON

Number of previous owners: 7
Current owner since May 2022

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587. 1990 Honda Prelude EX auto

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 20th August.  Previously appeared as number 229 in this thread, back in 2020.
Current owner since it was three months old.

H79 YHR
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 November 2024
✓ MOT Expires: 21 March 2024

Vehicle make HONDA
Date of first registration 13 December 1990
Year of manufacture 1990
Cylinder capacity 1958 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREY

Number of previous owners: 1
Current owner since Mar 1991
Mileage at last MOT: 149,000
Mileage since previous MOT: 984

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588. 1990 Leyland Roadrunner 8.13

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Seen next to farm track in Worlingworth, Surrey in August 2023.
Presumably used as a farm hack now, no MOT history suggests it has been off the road since at least 2006.

G488 OUG
✓ SORN
MOT - No details held by DVLA
Vehicle make LEYLAND
Date of first registration 24 June 1990
Year of manufacture 1990
Cylinder capacity Not available
Fuel type DIESEL
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN
Vehicle colour GREEN

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589. 1994 Ford Transit camper van

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Seen in Worlingworth, Suffolk on 26th August 2023.

L684 VNJ
✓ SORN
✓ MOT Expires: 9 August 2024

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 7 July 1994
Year of manufacture 1994
Cylinder capacity 2496 cc
Fuel type DIESEL
Export marker No
Vehicle statusSORN
Vehicle colour WHITE

Mileage at last MOT: 69,792
Mileage since previous MOT: 125

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590. 1985 Ford Escort L estate (modified)

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Seen in East Grinstead, West Sussex on 1st September 2023.  
Different online sources say it as registered as white or red, diesel or petrol!  Badged RS Turbo.

C594 RPF
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2024
✓ MOT Expires: 25 July 2024

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 23 September 1985
Year of manufacture 1985
Cylinder capacity 1608 cc
Fuel type DIESEL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Mileage at last MOT: 54,182
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,583

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591.  1954 Vauxhall Velox

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Seen in Cheam, Surrey on 7th September.  Reflections from the windscreen of the car I was travelling in affect the photo.

STF 681
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2024
Incorrect tax status?
MOT Exempt

Vehicle makeVAUXHALL
Date of first registration 27 April 1954
Year of manufacture 1954
Cylinder capacity 2262 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLACK

Mileage at last MOT (2008): 19,800

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592. 1996 Peugeot 405 LX estate

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Seen near Lewes, East Sussex on 16th October.   From the period when the 405 saloon had been discontinued but the 405 estate continued alongside the 406 saloon.

N662 EWA
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2024
✓ MOT Expires: 9 November 2024
Vehicle make PEUGEOT
Date of first registration 18 April 1996
Year of manufacture 1996
Cylinder capacity 1761 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Mileage at last MOT: 71,455
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,294
Current owner since Sep 2021

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593. 1968 Austin A60 Cambridge estate

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Seen in the Wirral on 22nd October.

JJE 256F
✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 1 June 2023
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make AUSTIN
Date of first registration 1 March 1968
Year of manufacture 1968
Cylinder capacity 1622 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Untaxed
Vehicle colour BLUE

Current owner since March 2009

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594. 1970 Triumph Herald 13/60

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 10th October.  DVLA think it's a HEARALD!

NJT 548H
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2024
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make TRIUMPH
Date of first registration 19 December 1973
Year of manufacture 1970
Cylinder capacity 1298 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREY

Current keeper since June 2022.
Mileage at last MOT (2022): 8,758

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595. 1994 Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX auto saloon

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Seen in Barnet, north London on 25th October.
The MOT history suggests it came off the road before 2006, returned in 2013 but retired again in 2016 before returning to the road in 2019.

L555 WEL
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 November 2024
✓ MOT Expires: 17 December 2024

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 30 March 1994
Year of manufacture 1994
Cylinder capacity (cc) 1796 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN in place
Vehicle colour BLACK

Number of owners: 2
Current owner since Dec 1999
Mileage at last MOT: 52,065
Mileage since previous MOT: 907

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596. 1978 Ford Cortina 1.6L estate

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Seen in the Wirral on 22nd October.
The alloy wheels were optional on S and Ghia models when this car was new and later became standard on Ghia, but wouldn't have been fitted to this L when it left the factory.

EFM 536S
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2024
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 19 May 1978
Year of manufacture 1978
Cylinder capacity 1593 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export markerNo
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Current owner since Sep 2022
No MOT record

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12 hours ago, adw1977 said:

596. 1978 Ford Cortina 1.6L estate

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Seen in the Wirral on 22nd October.
The alloy wheels were optional on S and Ghia models when this car was new and later became standard on Ghia, but wouldn't have been fitted to this L when it left the factory.

EFM 536S
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2024
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 19 May 1978
Year of manufacture 1978
Cylinder capacity 1593 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export markerNo
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Current owner since Sep 2022
No MOT record

Did the L have bright trim round the doors? I thought it was black and that would be a GL, or fitted later.

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597. 1973 Ford A series recovery truck with 1972 Wolseley 1300 and 1969 Wolseley 18/85 S

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Seen in the Wirral on 22nd October.

OKE 727M
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2024
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 2 November 1973
Year of manufacture 1973
Cylinder capacityNot available
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour SILVER

Mileage at last MOT (2021): 40,347

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GAC 816K
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2024
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make WOLSELEY
Date of first registration 10 April 1972
Year of manufacture 1972
Cylinder capacity 1275 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Current owner since Aug 2020
Mileage at last MOT (2006): 714,252

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ABW 244H
✓ SORN
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make WOLSELEY
Date of first registration 26 November 1969
Year of manufacture 1969
Cylinder capacity 1798 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN
Vehicle colour BROWN

Mileage at last MOT (2017): 4,554

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On 19/02/2024 at 22:32, adw1977 said:

596. 1978 Ford Cortina 1.6L estate

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Seen in the Wirral on 22nd October.
The alloy wheels were optional on S and Ghia models when this car was new and later became standard on Ghia, but wouldn't have been fitted to this L when it left the factory.

EFM 536S
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2024
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 19 May 1978
Year of manufacture 1978
Cylinder capacity 1593 cc
Fuel typePETROL
Export markerNo
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour RED

Current owner since Sep 2022
No MOT record

I always quite liked driving the Mk4 and 5 Cortina estates back in the 90s. They felt surprisingly solid and surefooted for what they were. Decent gearchange too.

I take responsibility for stuffing a load of filler on top of shonky welding (not mine) on several of them which went on to become forecourt sales cars where I worked. That mk4 looks bloody lovely and the Ghia alloys really make it. 

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7 minutes ago, adw1977 said:

597. 1973 Ford A series recovery truck with 1972 Wolseley 1300 and 1969 Wolseley 18/85 S (2)

1973FordAseriesrecoverytruck.thumb.jpg.969522bd27cd5bc26b7c01b5377b2f90.jpg

1972Wolseley1300.thumb.jpg.7e321ef6014b00496422fcecbf1427d6.jpg

1969Wolseley1885S(2).thumb.jpg.d909ec2bb1779ecab9cf09107237db27.jpg

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Seen in the Wirral on 22nd October.

OKE 727M
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2024
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 2 November 1973
Year of manufacture 1973
Cylinder capacityNot available
Fuel typePETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour SILVER

Mileage at last MOT (2021): 40,347

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GAC 816K
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2024
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make WOLSELEY
Date of first registration 10 April 1972
Year of manufacture 1972
Cylinder capacity 1275 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Current owner since Aug 2020
Mileage at last MOT (2006): 714,252

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ABW 244H
✓ SORN
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make WOLSELEY
Date of first registration 26 November 1969
Year of manufacture 1969
Cylinder capacity 1798 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN
Vehicle colour BROWN

Mileage at last MOT (2017): 4,554

That is absolutely spectacular! What a rig!!

The cars on their own would be a great spot, but to see them and the A series… oooff! 
I wonder why it doesn’t say anything for cylinder capacity on the A series though?

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26 minutes ago, Captain Mainwaring said:

Christ that ADO16 has been about a bit! 714k! That can't be right Shirley?

They have a 5 digit odometer with tenths of a mile on the end, so I suspect 714,252 is really 71,425.2

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4 hours ago, Dick Longbridge said:

I always quite liked driving the Mk4 and 5 Cortina estates back in the 90s. They felt surprisingly solid and surefooted for what they were. Decent gearchange too.

I take responsibility for stuffing a load of filler on top of shonky welding (not mine) on several of them which went on to become forecourt sales cars where I worked. That mk4 looks bloody lovely and the Ghia alloys really make it. 

I can remember some friends of the family had an X reg one, which lasted them well into the 1990s, even outliving a B reg Yugo!

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598. 1970 Morris 1800S

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Seen in the Wirral on 22nd October 2023.
The twin-carburretor pinnacle of the Morris range.

XTF 443H
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 January 2025
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make MORRIS
Date of first registration 18 May 1970
Year of manufacture 1970
Cylinder capacity 1798 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREY

Current owner since Jan 2023
No MOT history

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599. 1968 Ford Escort twin-cam

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Seen on the M40 on 28th November 2023.

POU 448G
✓ Taxed - Tax due:  1 March 2025
✓ MOT Expires:  18 October 2024

Vehicle make FORD
Date of first registration 21 November 1968
Year of manufacture 1968
Cylinder capacity 1558 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour WHITE

Current owner since Feb 2018
Mileage at last MOT: 1,044
Odometer seems to have been stuck since 2016.

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600. 1997 Skoda Felicia L

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Seen in Nutfield, Surrey on 30th November 2023.  A low spec Felicia that's been off the road for 8 years.

R171 MPB
✓ SORN
✗ MOT Expired:  18 November 2015

Vehicle make SKODA
Date of first registration 22 December 1997
Year of manufacture 1997
Cylinder capacity 1289 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status SORN
Vehicle colour BLUE

Current owner since Sep 2005
Mileage at last MOT: 78,073

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601. 1966 Scimitar GT SE4

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 19th August 2023.   One of the early Scimitars with the inline six-cylinder engine.

JBF 407D
✓ Taxed - Tax due:  1 July 2024
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make RELIANT
Date of first registration 1 January 1966
Year of manufacture 1966
Cylinder capacity 2553 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREEN

Current owner since July 2009
Mileage at last MOT (2023): 105,215 (or 205,215 - five digit odometer)

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10 hours ago, adw1977 said:

601. 1966 Scimitar GT SE4

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Seen in Horley, Surrey on 19th August 2023.   One of the early Scimitars with the inline six-cylinder engine.

JBF 407D
✓ Taxed - Tax due:  1 July 2024
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make RELIANT
Date of first registration 1 January 1966
Year of manufacture 1966
Cylinder capacity 2553 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Taxed
Vehicle colour GREEN

Current owner since July 2009
Mileage at last MOT (2023): 105,215 (or 205,215 - five digit odometer)

I remember I used to often pass a house with the bodyshell from one of these on the driveway for years half under a tarp.

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602. 1982 VW Golf GL

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Seen in Eastbourne, East Sussex on 2nd December.

RMC 18Y
✗ Untaxed - Tax due:  18 January 2024
✓ MOT Vehicle Expires:  6 July 2024

Vehicle make VOLKSWAGEN
Date of first registration 9 August 1982
Year of manufacture 1982
Cylinder capacity 1457 cc
Fuel type PETROL
Export marker No
Vehicle status Untaxed
Vehicle colour BLACK

Current owner since July 2023
Mileage at last MOT: 81,526
Mileage since previous MOT: 3,473

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