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20 hours ago, JeeExEll said:

There are a couple of restored Capris around, but make your own mind up as to originality there.   The X-pack Mk2 3-litre Capri and TR7 and Dolly Sprint and the SD1 3500 seem to have disappeared   Long time ago.

The TR7 and Dolly Sprint survive, and Cowley's Red Granada seems to survive but isn't taxed

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6 minutes ago, warch said:

A lot of pre 1980 cars won't be taxed or Mot'ed now so it is difficult to assess whether they're still on the road or rusting in a shed somewhere.

Bear in mind that they should be taxed, even if it is free, if they're on the road.  You're spot on about the MOTs, though (which I think is crazy - and my MOT examiner says it has made his job boring!)

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On 5/18/2022 at 1:39 PM, JeeExEll said:

There are a couple of restored Capris around, but make your own mind up as to originality there.   The X-pack Mk2 3-litre Capri and TR7 and Dolly Sprint and the SD1 3500 seem to have disappeared   Long time ago.

The Rover was also used in The New Avengers. (Can't remember which way round but in one it was plated MOO and in the other MOC)

Steed's XJ 12 coupe resurfaced a few years ago, sold for big money at auction and was being restored

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44 minutes ago, anonymous user said:

The Rover was also used in The New Avengers. (Can't remember which way round but in one it was plated MOO and in the other MOC)

Steed's XJ 12 coupe resurfaced a few years ago, sold for big money at auction and was being restored

The XJ12 looked pretty original when it surfaced, I know with the Capris from the Professionals there was agg about how one of them was basically reshelled but then again what 45 year old Capri hasn’t had serious structural work done. 

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Mrs was just watching Hi de hi and there was this MG on it. 

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Quick look and it was last taxed in 1982

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But the show wasn't broadcast until 1988, so it had obviously been off the road for a bit, even by the time it was on telly.

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Is it likely to be part of a 'prop' set of cars at the BBC or something? 

Of course the DVLA records could be bollocks.... 

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12 hours ago, sierraman said:

The XJ12 looked pretty original when it surfaced, I know with the Capris from the Professionals there was agg about how one of them was basically reshelled but then again what 45 year old Capri hasn’t had serious structural work done. 

That's the T reg Capri.

The silver & gold ones used in the last couple of series survived in pretty original condition  ( I believe at one point in the 90's a guy in the Midlands owned both).

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13 hours ago, anonymous user said:

The Rover was also used in The New Avengers. (Can't remember which way round but in one it was plated MOO and in the other MOC)

 

The original registration of the Rover was MOC229P, which was retouched to read MOO229R for using in The Professionals.

Purdey's MGB was MOC232P.

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8 hours ago, sheffcortinacentre said:

That's the T reg Capri.

The silver & gold ones used in the last couple of series survived in pretty original condition  ( I believe at one point in the 90's a guy in the Midlands owned both).

I remember reading about the guy who had tracked down the silver and gold Capris in Top Gear magazine in the mid 90s. 

The only thing I can recall from the article was that one of the cars had it's engine sitting in the boot when he found it.  (Sorry can't be of more help,  it's daft the stuff you remember sometimes).

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39 minutes ago, J R Hartley said:

I remember reading about the guy who had tracked down the silver and gold Capris in Top Gear magazine in the mid 90s. 

The only thing I can recall from the article was that one of the cars had it's engine sitting in the boot when he found it.  (Sorry can't be of more help,  it's daft the stuff you remember sometimes).

They were also featured in an article in Popular Classics in about 1995/6, had a cursory look through my archives but I don't think I have that one any more.

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On 5/17/2022 at 10:39 PM, Richard_FM said:

Or this reg Fiat 850 couple that can be seen in a lot of episodes of The Sweeney.y.

Our K reg was scrap by 1981 so I doubt that survives....not enough metal left for 1 bean can...

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14 hours ago, HillmanImp said:

Mrs was just watching Hi de hi and there was this MG on it. 

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Quick look and it was last taxed in 1982

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But the show wasn't broadcast until 1988, so it had obviously been off the road for a bit, even by the time it was on telly.

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Is it likely to be part of a 'prop' set of cars at the BBC or something? 

Of course the DVLA records could be bollocks.... 

thier was a dark coloured mg like that one on a tv show called danger uxb early 80s 

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1 hour ago, bicycle repairman said:

thier was a dark coloured mg like that one on a tv show called danger uxb early 80s 

Another dodgy plate, I’m afraid.

Comes back as a1960 MGA , which is still around. Even on pre-war MG lickers forums there’s some debate as to exactly what this car was (is)  The consensus is that it’s a modified N Type Magnette.

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14 hours ago, Amishtat said:

They were also featured in an article in Popular Classics in about 1995/6, had a cursory look through my archives but I don't think I have that one any more.

Yep I've got that somewhere the reshelled T reg one was in I think classic escort I mean ford openly stating reshelled ( now to me it's no longer the one from show just a replica like triggers broom). irrespective of the legal aspect.

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On 5/20/2022 at 10:09 PM, sheffcortinacentre said:

That's the T reg Capri.

The silver & gold ones used in the last couple of series survived in pretty original condition  ( I believe at one point in the 90's a guy in the Midlands owned both).

I think they might have been owned and / or restored by Alan Jarvis of AJS Capri spares Nottingham. 

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On 5/21/2022 at 7:01 AM, bunglebus said:

Nora Batty's Harald that I took pictures of late last year

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Don't want to be picky (I love being picky!) but it wouldn't have been Nora Batty's, she didn't drive. It would have been Thora Hird's character, wife of Wesley who would have maintained it. Of all the dozens of characters in the show he seemed to be the only one who drove (baths on wheels don't count). 

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36 minutes ago, Yoss said:

Don't want to be picky (I love being picky!) but it wouldn't have been Nora Batty's, she didn't drive. It would have been Thora Hird's character, wife of Wesley who would have maintained it. Of all the dozens of characters in the show he seemed to be the only one who drove (baths on wheels don't count). 

Yes, Edie Pegden not Nora Batty. Have to honest I've probably only seen a dozen episodes, one of those programmes I'd watch if it was on when there were only 4 channels

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1 hour ago, bunglebus said:

Yes, Edie Pegden not Nora Batty. Have to honest I've probably only seen a dozen episodes, one of those programmes I'd watch if it was on when there were only 4 channels

They repeat them on Yesterday but it's always the more recent episodes, which are still over 20 years old, but to me it has to be Foggy, Compo and Clegg, I think they were genuinely funny. After that it just felt a bit forced, just a home for retired actors. 

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1 hour ago, Yoss said:

They repeat them on Yesterday but it's always the more recent episodes, which are still over 20 years old, but to me it has to be Foggy, Compo and Clegg, I think they were genuinely funny. After that it just felt a bit forced, just a home for retired actors. 

I know what you mean. Those three WERE Last of the Summer wine. Bit like Top Gear, not the same since….

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