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wanted an invacar AC Model 70 and general ramble thread, index on page 1, 2 Potential Model 70's located page 46, and TWC says hello! :)

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2 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

I wonder what the reddish brown invalid carriage is here? im thinking some sort of Harper but im not 100% sure...

 

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on the note of football, I wonder when was the last football match featuring invacars on the pitch side? :)

(or when did they stop allowing people with invacars onto the pitch, if you where still using one in 2003, could you still drive onto the pitch?)

That's Maine Road Manchester, the old home of City (v Stoke looking at that).

I knew that before clicking on the pic and going "search Google for this image".

Try it, I notice amongst the stock images form Alamy that were similar were other grounds with Invacars, including a bit of video. Something to do on a Sunday.

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Just now, busmansholiday said:

That's Maine Road Manchester, the old home of City (v Stoke looking at that).

I knew that before clicking on the pic and going "search Google for this image".

Try it, I notice amongst the stock images form Alamy that were similar were other grounds with Invacars, including a bit of video. Something to do on a Sunday.

indeed I have used googles reverse image search quite a bit as you mention :)

and yeah iv seen a good few football pictures with invacars hiding in the background :) curiously most of the pictures iv seen, seem to be from the early 70s or older, as not many feature Model 70's, mostly older stuff Mk12s 57s 67s etc

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check out what stuart posted in response to the guy making the Model 70 models asking for Invacar paint codes :) 

its official Invacar colour info!

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supposedly its what they used after 1994 for touch ups n stuff,

ATW722L was repainted according to it.

stuart thinks it was a touch too green and was more like what was used on 1966-68 vehicles but it may of just been the bright sunlight it was pictured in

I personally think it looks pretty good, and compares pretty well to GPG721K, which I dont think has ever been repainted on account of being off the road since 1978 LOL

should be very useful for @Zelandeth and @egg :) and anyone else looking to repaint an Invacar!

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2 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

check out what stuart posted in response to the guy making the Model 70 models asking for Invacar paint codes :) 

its official Invacar colour info!

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should be very useful for @Zelandeth and @egg :) and anyone else looking to repaint an Invacar!

Or daft fuckers who have bought a Reliant van that's been painted yellow with TIT Co on the side.

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the Survivors list has been updated with JNJ135L, turns out despite not showing up on the DVLA checker for some reason, it DOES show up on the MOT checker, and on my Number plate to VIN number thingy :) and is indeed out there somewhere still, I wonder why it does not show up on the main DVLA checker page

also turns out AC Model 70s with chassis numbers starting with "PS" do indeed indicate that it was a Model 70 sold privately, its thought PS stands for Private sale (and the chassis numbers go all the way back to the AC Acedes hence why even tho very few private AC model 70,s where sold, they all have long chassis numbers and for those wondering non private AC Acedes have chassis numbers starting with MH, which we suspect stands for Ministry (of) Health)

privately sold Invacar Model 70s start with "C" which explains REV451Rs weird chassis number :) and just to add to the confusion, Private Invacar Model 70s have short AC style chassis numbers so at first I thought REV451R may of had a chassis from an AC Model 70 or such LOL (im not sure why they start with C, but I wonder if it stands for customer?)

also unlike Private ACs which Seemed to be registered where they where being sold to, private Invacar Model 70's look to have just been lumped in with whatever batch of DHSS Model 70's where being made at the time

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