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140. 1987 Ford Escort convertible (left hand drive)

 

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Seen in Epsom, Surrey.

Description from when it was offered for sale in 2017:
"Probably the best available. As clean underneath as on top. All original brake pipes, never welded. L.H.D. German spec, many years in Spain.Mostly original paint. A couple of very minor rot issues. Hood retaining hoop,have replacement part, tiny bit on one rear wheel arch, have replacement section, r/h door, have replacement door. This car is in an amazing condition, I bought it 14 years ago as a project for my retirement. The idea was to stop deterioration. I have done such a good job on this that the car still does not warrant a full restoration. The car is mechanically sound. Had new clutch and gearbox this year. In my ownership has had anything and everything. Valve seals, starter, alternator, timing belt(3 times), water pump(2 times), heater matrix, yet another battery a few week ago. The car has been maintained to the very highest possible standards. I would quite happily take it on a 2000 mile drive to Spain tomorrow. Car has dual registration English/ Spanish."

D691 GCD
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 April 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 20 April 2020

Vehicle make: FORD
Date of first registration: 25 May 2001
Year of manufacture: 1987
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1567 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: WHITE

Number of owners unknown
Current owner since Mar 2019
Mileage at last MOT: 73,501
Mileage since previous MOT: 792

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141. 1996 Volkswagen Golf GL estate

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Seen in Smallfield, Surrey.

P203 XUD
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2019
✓ MOT Expires: 26 June 2019

Vehicle make: VOLKSWAGEN
Date of first registration: 31 October 1996
Year of manufacture: 1996
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1984 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: BLUE

Number of owners unknown
Current owner since July 2016
Mileage since previous MOT: 49,666
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,368

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By sheer coincidence I found two 309s within a few days, many miles apart:

142. 1992 Peugeot 309 GLD

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Seen in Epsom, Surrey.

J395 NJU
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 November 2019

✓ MOT Expires: 29 November 2019

Vehicle make: PEUGEOT
Date of first registration: 21 April 1992
Year of manufacture: 1992
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1905 cc
Fuel type: DIESEL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: BLUE

Number of owners unknown
Current owner since Oct 2014
Mileage at last MOT: 186,059
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,069

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143. One owner 1991 Peugeot 309 GL

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Seen in Finchley, North London.

J761 BVO
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 February 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 30 June 2019

Vehicle make: PEUGEOT
Date of first registration: 16 August 1991
Year of manufacture: 1991
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1294 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: BLUE

Number of owners: 1
Current owner since Aug 1991
Mileage at last MOT: 50,004
Mileage since previous MOT: 241

Only 8,000 miles covered in the last 12 years.

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144. 1989 Volkswagen Transporter 112 Bus

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Seen in Horley, Surrey.

F185 SLR
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2019
✓ MOT Expires: 7 June 2019

Vehicle make: VOLKSWAGEN
Date of first registration: 26 May 1989
Year of manufacture: 1989
Cylinder capacity (cc): 2100 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Taxed and due
Vehicle colour: YELLOW

Number of owners unknown
Current owner since May 2013
Mileage at last MOT: 150,714
Mileage since previous MOT: 16,511
No MOT history prior to 2012, normally this goes back to 2006/7.

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145. 1992 Volvo 440 Xi

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Seen in Groombridge, East Sussex.

K581 KGJ
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 February 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 2 August 2019

Vehicle make: VOLVO
Date of first registration: 1 September 1992
Year of manufacture: 1992
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1794 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: RED

Number of owners unknown
Current owner since Aug 1995
Mileage at last MOT: 158,293
Mileage since previous MOT: 2,999

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146. 1990 Audi 100 SE Avant auto

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Seen in Finchley, North London.

H275 YGY
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 February 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 15 August 2019

Vehicle make: AUDI
Date of first registration: 10 October 1990
Year of manufacture: 1990
Cylinder capacity (cc): 2309 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: RED

Number of owners unknown
Current owner since July 2007
Mileage at last MOT: 102,749
Mileage since previous MOT: 435

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147. 1987-88 Mitsubishi Shogun + 1976 Leyland Tractor + other tractors

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Something of a vehicle graveyard!
Seen in Smallfield, Surrey.

PPW 433R
✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 1 November 1989
MOT - No results returned

Vehicle make: LEYLAND
Date of first registration: 14 October 1976
Year of manufacture: 1976
Cylinder capacity (cc): 0 cc
Fuel type: DIESEL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Not taxed
Vehicle colour: BLUE

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148. 1985 Volvo 760 GLE auto Finchley

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Seen in Finchley, North London.

Advert from March 2018:
"Volvo 760 GLE Estate Auto - 1986. Metallic blue. Air con, heated seats, heated wing mirrors, sun roof  all-round high specification. Genuine 125,000 mileage. MOT current to 28 May 2018.Current owner (since 1992) has kept car in exceptionally good condition, garaged and maintained annually using Volvo garages. Unfortunately, elderly owner cannot drive anymore and reluctantly seeks a buyer.Price £1250 or close offer."

C223 UDX
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 April 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 27 May 2019

Vehicle make: VOLVO
Date of first registration: November 1985
Year of manufacture: 1985
Cylinder capacity (cc): 2849 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: BLUE

Current owner since April 2018
Mileage at last MOT: 126,213
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,319

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149. 1990 (Austin) Metro GS

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With some sort of Western themed bonnet!

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Seen in Hartfield, East Sussex.  One of the last of the original Metros, registered after the launch of the updated Rover badged Metro.

G840 XFC
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 March 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 25 February 2020

Vehicle make: ROVER
Date of first registration: 1 June 1990
Year of manufacture: 1990
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1275 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: BLUE

Current owner since Dec 2012
Mileage at last MOT: 77,272
Mileage since previous MOT: 5,813

 

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150. 1990 Volkswagen Golf Driver

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Seen in Hartfield, East Sussex.

H139 WFG
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 November 2019
✓ MOT Expires: 7 November 2019

Vehicle make: VOLKSWAGEN
Date of first registration: 9 November 1990
Year of manufacture: 1990
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1781 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: RED

Current owner since Nov 2003
Mileage at last MOT: 215,556
Mileage since previous MOT: 11,835
Was off the road between Oct 2014 and Nov 2017.

 

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These three all seen outside an independent BMW specialist garage in Turners Hill, West Sussex.

151. 1994 BMW 535 Alpina BI0 + E30 3 series

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L669 WNJ
✓ SORN
✗ No MOT - Expired 11 April 2019

Vehicle make: BMW ALPINA BI0
Date of first registration: 14 May 1998
Year of manufacture: 1994
Cylinder capacity (cc): 3500 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: SORN in place
Vehicle colour: BLACK

Current owner since Apr 2016
Mileage at last MOT: 208,037 km
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,828 km

152. 1991 BMW 325i Sport

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J7 XBL
✓ SORN
✓ MOT Expires: 2 June 2019

Vehicle make: BMW
Date of first registration: 1 August 1991
Year of manufacture: 1991
Cylinder capacity (cc): 2494 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: SORN in place
Vehicle colour: BLACK

Current owner since Mar 2019
Mileage at last MOT: 181,092
Mileage since previous MOT: 8

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I'm not sure if these two in Bournemouth were travelling together or it was just concidence

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153. 1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire 2000E

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Gordon Ford Stockport dealer number plate could well be original, the car is recorded as registered near Manchester.

H767 CDB
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 May 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 18 November 2019

Vehicle make: FORD
Date of first registration: 17 August 1990
Year of manufacture: 1990
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1998 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: BLUE

Current owner since Nov 2018
Mileage at last MOT: 79,019
Mileage since previous MOT: 281

154. 1987 Toyota MR2 Sports

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Seen in Bournemouth.

E284 CVX
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 January 2020
✓ MOT Expires: 4 December 2019

Vehicle details
Vehicle make: TOYOTA
Date of first registration: 24 November 1987
Year of manufacture: 1987
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1587 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: SILVER

Current owner since Jan 2018
Mileage at last MOT: 77,310 
Mileage since previous MOT: 5,374

 

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155. 1993 Ford Granada Ghia saloon

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Seen in Horley, Surrey.

K987 NCD
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 November 2019
✓ MOT Expires: 29 October 2019

Vehicle make: FORD
Date of first registration: 16 March 1993
Year of manufacture: 1993
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1998 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: WHITE

Current owner since Oct 2017
Mileage at last MOT: 88,380
Mileage since previous MOT: 4,032

Quite a long list of advisories at the last MOT:
Nearside Rear Outer Drive shaft joint constant velocity boot severely deteriorated C/V gaiter perishing. (6.1.7 (g) (i))
Nearside Front Washer jets semi-blocked.
Oil leak, but not excessive (8.4.1 (a) (i))
Fluid leak, but not excessive Power steering reservoir/hose weep. (8.4.1 (a) (i))
Nearside Front Road wheel slightly distorted Damage to inner rim which is slightly out of shape. (5.2.2 (c) (i))
Condensation within nearside front indicator lens.
Offside Front Brake hose slightly deteriorated Hose perishing at caliper end. (1.1.12 (b) (ii))
Nearside and offside rear suspension bump stops perished and collapsed.
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement Track control arm compliance bushes perishing. (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement Track control arm compliance bushes perishing. (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Corrosion to nearside and offside sills and floor pans.
Emissions only just passed emissions test suggesting catalytic converter and/or Lambda sensor in poor condition.
Exhaust rear expansion box rear support rubber split and perishing.

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156. 1982 Austin Allegro 1.3 HL four door

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Seen in Bletchingley, Surrey.

XKL 309X
✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 1 September 2013
MOT - No details held by DVLA

Vehicle make: AUSTIN
Date of first registration: 23 April 1982
Year of manufacture: 1982
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1275 cc
CO₂Emissions: Not available
Fuel type: PETROL
Euro Status: Not available
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Not taxed
Vehicle colour: BLUE

Current owner since Jan 2001

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