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I seen a '56 ZT estate today. I thought it was 2005 when rover went tits up.

Not particularly unusual, a lot of unsold stock trickled out in the years following MGR's demise. I've seen a 75 on a 57 reg and at least one 08 is known.

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62 plate Peugeot 207 hatchback! These finished on a "12"... I actually saw a 13 plate 207 SW a while ago as well (finished on a "62") but I'd probably have to dig up the photo!

 

Not sure why the photos went on their sides after uploading... As you may gather there were people in the car, and after taking the photos I heard "OI!... OIIIIII!" and ran away. I was shaking!!! They were obviously "surprised" that a late registered car was having its photo taken...

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62 plate Peugeot 207 hatchback! These finished on a "12"... I actually saw a 13 plate 207 SW a while ago as well (finished on a "62") but I'd probably have to dig up the photo!

 

Not sure why the photos went on their sides after uploading... As you may gather there were people in the car, and after taking the photos I heard "OI!... OIIIIII!" and ran away. I was shaking!!! They were obviously "surprised" that a late registered car was having its photo taken...

 

 

I think I beat you a few pages back, I found a 14 plate 207 CC lurking around my area, to put into perspective, my 208 is a year older than it haha! 

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For some reason there seems to have been a big overlap between Mark 2 and Mark 3 (or whatever you call the different generation) Mondeos, with Mark 3s appearing on X reg and Mark 2s still being registered as 51 reg.

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Ford love doing that. You could buy an Escort after the Focus was on sale, Fiesta Classic was another way of shifting the previous model. I think they just suffer from premature release when they've got a new model.

It's not as daft as it sounds.

For example, it is never any secret that a new model is the way so people stop buying the old model just when they need to flog all the old stock off.

If the new model comes early (stop it) then they don't get the drop off in sales and they can flog the old stock off to stick in the muds who don't want anything new fangled.

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Ford love doing that. You could buy an Escort after the Focus was on sale, Fiesta Classic was another way of shifting the previous model. I think they just suffer from premature release when they've got a new model.

I always thought Ford had the crossover with new and outgoing models in case of potential backlash against a new model, such as what happened when the Sierra replaced the Cortina.

 

In that case they would still be able to sell the older model until the newer one became familiar and more accepted.

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Yes, Ledbury and Apple Maestros can be found right up to 51 plate, but they are usually registered as Rovers, or something odd like PPG or TETRover.

This one, however:

 

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Is this the latest registered AUSTIN out there?  A whole decade after the Austin name was officially dropped.

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The Ford overlapping model thing is quite logical really. The new Fiesta launched 96 MY at Dagenham and Cologne. But Valencia continued with the old model badged as classic for one year simply as they needed to produce something until they were ready to make the Ka from 97 MY.

 

Similarly Escorts at Halewood until they were ready to start X type production.

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The other thing manufacturers do is up-spec the old model - electric windows, air-con etc etc to keep them selling.

Unless you're Vauxhall in which case you gradually remove features from the model as the years go on.

 

I know Ford got bitten by the Sierra, and I can kind of see that in the Escort and Focus selling side by side. But the MK3 and MK4 Fiesta weren't a whole lot different so that smacks more of "somebody forgot to read a fax about stopping production" and there was an accidental field full of them. "Quick, order up some Classic badges".

 

Renault did the same with the Clio. Moved the numberplate to the bumper and called it the Campus when the next model came out, even though it wasn't a massive step. Again, I can understand why they did it 5->Clio but not once the Clio was established.

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Was almost rendered incapable of taking a pic when I saw this...

 

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Initial Report for D654EES
 
Registration D654EES
Manufacturer
Vanden Plas
Vehicle Image
Not Available
Stolen No
Exported No
MOT MOT Status Expires: 30 Aug 2019 Days Left 124 days left
Road Tax Road Tax Status Expires: 01 Oct 2019 Days Left 156 days left
Vehicle Details Manufacturer Vanden Plas Model 1500 Colour Grey Vehicle Type Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Engine Size 1748cc BHP Not Available Vehicle Age 31 years 10 months Registered Date 01 June 1987 Year 1987 Insurance Details Insurance Status Check if it's insured

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