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On 15/05/2021 at 06:36, Austat said:

 

On 15/05/2021 at 07:01, timolloyd said:

I think these finished in 1971, so perhaps this was exported from new and brought back to the UK in ‘76?

indeed its an import, and before A Prefix (August 1983), Imported vehicles generally got assigned a registration number based on their date of first registration rather then year of manufacturer

which means you got some fun late registration madness 

like this  1954 Volvo on an R Suffix for example :) 

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3 hours ago, The Vicar said:

Ireland cannot be trusted.

Ulsterbus had a few second hand Van Hool bodied Leyland Tigers from Shearings. On disposal, these by and large lost their cherished plates. A167 MNE had been OXI 525, and was sold back to the UK where it became W386 HKL. It ended up back in Ireland, albeit the republic, as 00-KE-13862.

One time Leicester Tiger/Paramount A21 GBC (from memory) ended up on a 98-plate, and a couple of ex Army Derwent Tigers ended up on 97 and 98 plates. Another Derwent Tiger I can think of is a 1987 example now registered CU51 UCL.

Plenty ex Ministry Dennis Javelins ended up on 14-plates, despite being 2002 models with Plaxton Prima bodies.

Another which did the hope back and forth over the Irish Sea was one time Parks Plaxton Supreme Volvo B58 GGD 668T which looked very weird as G421 HCW.

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10 hours ago, cms206 said:

Ireland cannot be trusted.

Ulsterbus had a few second hand Van Hool bodied Leyland Tigers from Shearings. On disposal, these by and large lost their cherished plates. A167 MNE had been OXI 525, and was sold back to the UK where it became W386 HKL. It ended up back in Ireland, albeit the republic, as 00-KE-13862.

One time Leicester Tiger/Paramount A21 GBC (from memory) ended up on a 98-plate, and a couple of ex Army Derwent Tigers ended up on 97 and 98 plates. Another Derwent Tiger I can think of is a 1987 example now registered CU51 UCL.

Plenty ex Ministry Dennis Javelins ended up on 14-plates, despite being 2002 models with Plaxton Prima bodies.

Another which did the hope back and forth over the Irish Sea was one time Parks Plaxton Supreme Volvo B58 GGD 668T which looked very weird as G421 HCW.

It was standard practice once upon a time for imports to be given the next available number, i.e if a 1975 car was imported in 1978...suddenly you had a 1978 car! After 1987 (IIRC) this changed but a few have slipped through the net as "clerical errors" etc. 

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1 hour ago, Yegoloda said:

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Saw this on facebook marketplace, I believe that the last ones were on a 99T.

Year of manufacture is 1999 on DVLA, but first registration 2002. It's probably an import. 
I've never seen one that colour either. 

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On 2/21/2020 at 11:21 PM, bunglebus said:

I only got this god-awful pic, but this is K399 EEP. 

 

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*edit* good old Google

 

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VW made T3 transporters 1979-1991, and until '92 in South Africa.

DVLA says

 

Vehicle make
VOLKSWAGEN
Date of first registration
March 1993
Date of first registration with DVLA
November 2007
Year of manufacture
1993
Cylinder capacity
1900 cc
CO₂ emissions
Not available
Fuel type
DIESEL
Euro status
Not available
Real Driving Emissions (RDE)
Not available
Export marker
No
Vehicle status
Taxed and due
Vehicle colour
WHITE
Vehicle type approval
Not available
Wheelplan
2 AXLE RIGID BODY
Revenue weight
Not available
Date of last V5C (logbook) issued
20 May 2016

Hi

This is my old van! I sold it in 2016, amazed it’s still about. I bought it in Poland in around 2005, it was then fishmongers van so stank. I gutted it all out in Poland and fitted it as a camper, travelled all over in it. Had a reconditioned engine fitted there as well and bought it back to the UK in around 2007, then registered it here. Got that number plate which I always though was pretty cool, almost spelt KEEP.

looks a bit of a mess at the moment but would love to track it down.

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