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Invacar Model 70 Acquired! & general ramble thread, index on page 1, Model 70 survivors list on page 24, pre Model 70 AC and Invacar survivors lists added on page 134 :)

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2 hours ago, Mrs6C said:

yerp :) (I had a feeling the post got a bit buried with all the posts going on about VJN953S)

On 20/02/2021 at 14:15, LightBulbFun said:

whoa check this out an Invacar buff logbook, for an early one! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254873376543 (and I think its the first buff logbook I have seen for any invacar full stop, I have seen a few for other invalid vehicles but not Invacars, I would love to see what a Model 70 buff logbook looked like)

shame the Chassis number is illegible but interesting to know just how exactly early invacars where registered and what their weight was etc, 177Kg in this case :)





for those unaware, it would of been for one of these :) 


a fun fact tho, the Invacar you see in some period adverts is CHJ963 :) 


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1 hour ago, kirton said:

here's one from Devon and Exeter Football League


not an Invacar.jpeg

Ohh cool an R A Harding (Bath) Ltd, Harding Deluxe :)

35 minutes ago, OldBlokeInACaravan said:

He's advertising it with a damaged spares car and seized spares engine for £2000..... ono

Yeah its an interesting one its a quite pricey (although sadly these things are only getting more and more expensive), but im curious to know what condition the spares car is in exactly, because if it might turn out that if you can deal with fibreglass body damage then it may be restorable in and of itself

I know it with another 2 Mk12's came from the same location as @plasticvandan said, so I suspect the spares car (aforementioned unknown bodywork damage aside) to be in a similar condition as the supposed good car, here it all depends on what condition the chassis in like on both cars

I do have this picture of the engine compartment of the good car for sale for what its worth :) 



speaking of he posted it in the microcar world facebook group so I think it will be visible to anyone now :)


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40 minutes ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Invacar visible here:

Cheap Street, Sherborne old postcard 1980s


ah cool, Tis a 1973-1978 Model 70 most likely :) although could be a 1970-1972 Model 70 with a Retroreflective plate installed later in life, although most Model 70's only started to lose their original factory plates in the 1990s and 2000's


I have my own recently spotted background Invacar mystery to figure out, wondering where this Photo was snapped



you would think Isle of Man going by the stuff on the bus but the comments suggest otherwise

and im trying to figure it out because of the VPF251M-VPF299M Ministry AC Model 70 in the background!

Invalid vehicles in the Crown dependancies is a bit of an Unknown sadly, but I dont think they where part of the IVS scheme so the presence of an IVS Vehicle indicates this was taken somewhere in England or NI

(Unless someone drove their IVS Model 70 to the Isle of Man and back!)

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