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That's been quite some house in its day. Do you know where it is CR?

That is Sharpcliffe Hall, near Ipstones in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Still partly occupied, amazingly. Remember when Capris looked like that? :D


Tim, where's that incredible fire victim with the AC Aceca (??) out front?

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Mine, but I don't think that excludes it, especially as neither the house nor the car are mine any more. This is the house I grew up in from four months old, and where my father lived at his death in 2005. The copcar was my consolation purchase (off ebay, blind) which turned out to be a much bigger project than I expected or could handle. When I finally cleared it out I sold the house to my stepson as a project, and he's done a lovely job of restoration and sympathetic upgrading. So it's still in the family. I put the car back on ebay after two years; it went to Wales and was back on ebay within a couple of months. I suspect it's dead now, but at least I can say I had a black-and-white American police car, believed ex-LAPD, which is something I always wanted.

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Ah Mavisbank that's the place!

I've only seen a couple of photos of that place before, but this guy has loads on his photostream.

This one is the caravan where the owner lived after it burnt down - that white coupe is a 1st series Bond Equipe GT :shock:


Mavisbank House (11) by Royan@Flickr, on Flickr


And here's that Aceca again. Check out the rest of them, they are all great. I'd like to see more from before it was gutted but still being used as a yard though.


Mavisbank House 1980s by Royan@Flickr, on Flickr

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A DVLA check lists the reg number of the Granada as being an Escort Bravo (last on the road in 1998).


Not many 1975 MKII Escorts left especially on an N reg, its a Ghia but its vinyl roof has dissolved.


The enquiry is complete

The vehicle details for KEV 865N are:


Date of Liability 01 03 1997

Date of First Registration 02 06 1975

Year of Manufacture 1975

Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1298CC

CO2 Emissions Not Available

Fuel Type Petrol

Export Marker Not Applicable

Vehicle Status Unlicensed

Vehicle Colour WHITE

Vehicle Type Approval

Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle

6 Months Rate £68.75

12 Months Rate £125.00

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