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You decide to say what you feel about this.............

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282379440555?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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I posted a link to this listing on the Austin 7 Facebook group.
There's been extensive and unanimous criticism, as you may imagine.
It's a shame people see no problem in separating a car from it's history.

Location: Herefordshire

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I like the 'Waltz and all' term in the blurb! Chinese whispers...

wonder what the plate was.

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Quote: JonE
I like the 'Waltz and all' term in the blurb! Chinese whispers...

wonder what the plate was.


Ignorance is bliss......

Ref the car in question the guy obviously wants his cake and to eat it.

Regarding the number plate sale, I have mixed feelings about this, but in principle I don't approve of splitting a car from it's historic plate.

However, I have had two separate 'chancers' in the last few months knocking on my door wanting to buy my, 'not on the road in need of restoration' Austin 10 Lichfield.

When told I was looking to get £2000 were only willing to offer £1000.
Now having looked into it the other day following the last ar*eholes offer, the number plate 2 letter, 4 digits, appears to be worth potentially at least between
£1800 to £2750.

I've seen worse cars get £1500 to £2000 on ebay without a historic plate,
I fully realize trying to get the value of the plate as well as the value of the car combined in a single sale may not be so easy but it does make you think, when you can sell a plate and still have the car.....

As said at the start I don't really approve of splitting a car from it's historic plate but it could be an option for some should desperation be a factor.

In case you hadn't guessed......these door knocking dick-heads really get my goat.

Steve V.

Location: Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom

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Just a song and dance geezer trying to make a quick buck. There's plenty of people out there who don't care for historic cars. Unfortunate for us enthusiasts to see it happen, but that's life

Location: Saumur

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In Victoria where we have the reduced cost Club Permit system with red plates you previously could put the original registration plates on retention but I believe that now you have to relinquish them and buy them back if needed (presumably at a stupidly inflated market value)

Tony.

Location: Melbourne. Victoria, Australia.

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Overpriced in my opinion for a reasonably sound but in need of TLC box saloon with or without the original number.

Location: Gard, France 30960. Used to be Languedoc-Roussillon but now it's Occitanie

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Hi reckers,

Just what I thought when I sore it.

Looks like he wants what he paid, plus repair cost, and expenses.

So the value of the plate is free.

It's a dirty way to make a living, and only suitable for a few.

personly is wonder why there has to be so many sad self obsessed individuals who need to feel good or better than others by having a personal plate.

These are the people who are rearly robbing our cars of there history.

and Sadly there's nothing we can do about it.

Tony.

Location: Huncote on the pig

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Quote: Tony betts
Hi reckers,

personly is wonder why there has to be so many sad self obsessed individuals who need to feel good or better than others by having a personal plate.

Tony.



If the personal plate is one with an older year letter, I take great pleasure in telling people that their obviously brand-new Beemer "is in quite fair condition for an R-reg".

One day, someone's going to hit me.

Location: Herefordshire, with an "E" not a "T".

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Sorry Martin,

I didn't get it ?

Why would you put an R reg on a new Beemer.

Tony.

Location: Huncote on the pig

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Quote: Tony betts
Sorry Martin,

I didn't get it ?

Why would you put an R reg on a new Beemer.

Tony.




Because the other three letters make up their initials or job - like R23 VET. I know someone in the poultry industry who has **51 HEN on a 2016 Chelsea tractor.

You have to be seriously vain to want one of these, when the private joke isn't obvious to anyone else!

On the other hand, I wonder if MPR10R is available? I'd have to be a complete PEN 1 S to want to buy it, though!

Location: Herefordshire, with an "E" not a "T".

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Check the MOT history of a vehicle
Registration number: JH7476

Vehicle makeAUSTIN Vehicle modelSEVEN Date first used31 December 1934 Fuel typePetrol ColourBlack

MOT history of this vehicle
Test date22 February 2017 Expiry date21 February 2018 Test ResultPass Odometer reading22,024 miles MOT test number3017 7173 6331 Advisory notice item(s)
Floor pan repaired and corroded
Play in steering
General corrosion
Exhaust poor condition
Spare tyre deflated

Test date16 January 2017 Test ResultFail Odometer reading22,024 miles MOT test number9942 1417 7716 Reason(s) for failure
offside rear Tyre not fitted in accordance with side wall instructions (4.1.D.1f)
rear Tyre(s) incorrect because different size tyres are fitted on the same axle. (4.1.A.1a)
nearside rear Shock absorber missing (2.7.1b)
offside rear Shock absorber missing (2.7.1b)
Horn not working (1.6.2a)
nearside Rear position lamp(s) missing (1.1.A.3a)
Battery insecure (1.9.1)
Advisory notice item(s)
Floor pan repaired
Play in steering
General corrosion

Location: Guildford

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Is this car on the A7 register ?

Location: Middlesex

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No, it doesn't appear to be on the Chassis Register.

Jeff.

Location: Almost but not quite, the far North East of England

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Hi all, I have to agree with others that its a great shame when a car gets stripped of its original plate as its part of its history, don't get Mr Halstead started!

However there are a couple of plates I've seen that I had to respect, one in Scotland attached to a large silver Benz which read R2D2, don't want to think what that cost them. The second was in London, I was walking round a square behind Tottenham Court rd watching a large black Benz with blacked out windows struggling like mad to parallel park. The car finally managed to get into the space just as I got close enough to see the plate read B1G PEN1S, the chap who got out was 5'2", I could hardly move for fits of laughter, the man clearly had a refined sense of humour or built like a tripod

Location: Eye on the Norfolk / Suffolk border

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One good thing about vanity plates...in my village there is a problem with people driving past the school at 50 mph and often they have a vanity plate and everyone knows who that prat is.

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i must admit in my early days of collecting diecast, one of the big sellers had C0RG1 or something like as a reg number.

another had DNK1Y

ive seen V8 MGB on an mgc.

even something 007 on a bond car. driving around london.

and to an extent i can understand this.

what i dont get is dealers i have had offer to buy numbers from me in the past. wanting to pay more money for three letters than two letter.

apparently the main sales for personal plates, are for people buying there initials.

so AB 1111 antony betts is easier and cheaper to find, than APB 697 antony paul betts.

the saddest thing about this type of vanity is, if you buy your initials as a private plate. APB 697 is, you are the only moorron who knows what it stands for. and you even payed for the plessure of your own ignorance.

this is probably what the number from the box has been used for.

tony.

PS, as a trader of over 25 years i have NEVER seperated a car from its reg number

Location: huncote on the pig

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007 was sold by the states last year for around £235k.There is a chap over here who owns 7 Aston Martins so maybe he bought it.

Location: Channel Islands

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Price of the Seven reduced by £1000.

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Still way too much! I would have thought £4,500 was plenty for an RP with poorly-fitting bonnet and doors splayed at the bottom ... then deduct £2,000 at least for the loss of the number; maybe I should offer to take it off his hands - no, no, he doesn't need to pay me

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I like the reg value of £2k, it's amazing how a forum myth can become fact.

I like it

Tony.

Location: Huncote on the pig

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If the yarn is true, the car stayed within a family from new, and knowledge is retained, the fuller story may be of interest if anyone can pursue.
Curious that items such as the shock absorbers gone missing. Perhaps some modern mechanic assembled it and did not recognise them as car components! The cornering roll may not impress buyers.

Despite the small size of the cars and visibility cf moderns it is surprising how many RN/RP display bent back mudguards. My car, despite bumpers, obviously has been bent numerous times over the decades, only some of which were my efforts. Photos from the 50s and earlierof older second hand cars of all makes commonly display a lot of bumps and dents. I guess the modern marked parking spaces have brought some order.

Location: Auckland, NZ

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I seem to remember seeing a box saloon with Reg N° "THE 7" a few years ago.
I bet thats worth a bit
Phil

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"THE 7" is on the Register as a '34 RP saloon. Not its original registration.

Location: Herefordshire, with an "E" not a "T".

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Quote: Martin Prior

"THE 7" is on the Register as a '34 RP saloon. Not its original registration.



But I think its been on the car 30+ years.

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Quote: Nigel was in Brittany
Quote: Martin Prior

"THE 7" is on the Register as a '34 RP saloon. Not its original registration.



But I think its been on the car 30+ years.



"THE" was issued in March 1960, so it could have been transferred onto the RP at any time after that.

Location: Herefordshire, with an "E" not a "T".

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HE is a Barnsley issue registration I think. Some people near where I used to live in Sheffield used to have an A60 or a Wolseley with THE 4 on it, as original issue.

Location: Gard, France 30960. Used to be Languedoc-Roussillon but now it's Occitanie

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One for Reckless,
There's "R8 PAL" on a 4 wheel drive near us.
Dave.

Location: Sheffield

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Quote: Dave Wortley
One for Reckless,
There's "R8 PAL" on a 4 wheel drive near us.
Dave.


I get it Dave and I'm sure Bruce will but I wonder how many more on here will.

Steve

Location: North Yorkshire

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One for somebody that likes a pink Range Rovers:
NOB 3 D

Location: Gard, France 30960. Used to be Languedoc-Roussillon but now it's Occitanie

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Personalised number plates aren't my thing, but there have been a few that have turned my head...

V8 67 DFV (Laid out like that) on a Council type tipper truck thingie. It was in the Birmingham area.

OLD 750 was on a double decker bus in Stevenage (where I grew up).

I really can't see at what stage a personalised number plate becomes the best use of your money. Good thing we're all different.

Location: Towcester

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There is a lot of money to be made from dealing in number plates - and has been so for a long time. I put people who are vain enough to pay good money for a "personal" plate in the same category as those who cover themselves in tattoos.

Sorry if that upsets anyone here.

Ray.

Location: Derby

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I think I recall seeing the box saloon THE 7 at various 750 club rallies in the Kent area in the 1970's ?

My all time favourite reg, which was sold some years ago I believe, was OBO 110X.

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I saw TOY 7 in Rugby about 15 years ago.

David

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That's interesting, David. I saw TOY 7 on a pre-war Allard back in the early 1960s, and have often wondered what happened to it; it doesn't appear to be on a car at the moment, so presumably the number is now on retention.

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Mike,

mycarcheck shows TOY 7 is currently on a 2005 Volvo V70 S Estate colour red - taxed and MOT'd.

Jeff.

Location: Almost but not quite, the far North East of England

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that makes sense jeff.

a toy seller with an estate car. reg TOY 7.

if he was a more succesful seller he would have a transit van with TOY 1

or if he was the biggest toy seller out there he would have a flash 2017 MERC. with CORG 1

Location: huncote on the pig

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Box saloon has gone down another £1000.

It's £5995 now. (£2000 less than the start price)

Taking the Reg number off is the kiss of death, no doubt about it

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When it gets to £3999.00 I'll offer him £3k....

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Quote: Duncan grimmond
When it gets to £3999.00 I'll offer him £3k....


Have a look at the link below then.

Now listed for under £3000 ! ! !

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUSTIN-7-1934-MOT-ONE-YEAR-MOT-EXEMPT-TAX-EXEMPT-AUSTIN-SEVEN-SUNROOF-/282392467578?hash=item41bfe7187a:g:~wsAAOSwSlBYxTAP

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Quote: Duncan grimmond
When it gets to £3999.00 I'll offer him £3k....


HI Duncan its your lucky day !!!!! All Yours

Location: East Sussex

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Oops, my bluff is called! Maybe I'll wait to see if it comes down any further…it's a long way to go to collect and I'm running out of space and I'm still in the process of building another special which I must finish in time for another go at Puy Notre Dame.
Me and my big mouth!

Location: Ripon

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Quote: Geoff
Quote: Duncan grimmond
When it gets to £3999.00 I'll offer him £3k....


Have a look at the link below then.

Now listed for under £3000 ! ! !

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUSTIN-7-1934-MOT-ONE-YEAR-MOT-EXEMPT-TAX-EXEMPT-AUSTIN-SEVEN-SUNROOF-/282392467578?hash=item41bfe7187a:g:~wsAAOSwSlBYxTAP


Use as is ?

perhaps show us why we should have kept the M.O.T on older cars.

Like EVOCATION, to get a better price.

use as is suggests it's road worthy. To get more than it's worth.

Tony.

Location: Huncote on the pig

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Quote: Geoff
Quote: Duncan grimmond
When it gets to £3999.00 I'll offer him £3k....


Have a look at the link below then.

Now listed for under £3000 ! ! !

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUSTIN-7-1934-MOT-ONE-YEAR-MOT-EXEMPT-TAX-EXEMPT-AUSTIN-SEVEN-SUNROOF-/282392467578?hash=item41bfe7187a:g:~wsAAOSwSlBYxTAP


I messaged the seller, who says that he can still put the original registration back on it - for a price.

Location: Herefordshire, with an "E" not a "T".

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Going by the visible corrosion in the photos I don't think I'd want to drive it as is except onto a trailer. I used to drive around in precarious vehicles in my youth because I thought I was invincible. It took a few years and bad experiences to convince me otherwise.
I'm not in a hurry or desperate for this one...

Location: Ripon

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Quote: Tony betts

Use as is ?

perhaps show us why we should have kept the M.O.T on older cars.

Like EVOCATION, to get a better price.

use as is suggests it's road worthy. To get more than it's worth.

Tony.


It's MOTd until Feb 2018, Tony!

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I've bought cars with MOT certificates....

Location: Wales

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It's getting to £4400.00...

Location: Ripon

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Sold for £4600.

Still listed at £5995 in a Classified Ad !

Good luck to the buyer

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It ain't over till the fat lady sings! I tend not to take too much notice of an eBay sale result when cars are concerned, until I see feedback exchanged as confirmation that the sale actually completed.

Over the years, I have regularly put old cars on my watch list, mainly out of curiosity. It's surprising just how many end up being re-listed due to 'timewaster', 'no contact', 'winning bidder failed to show up', etc. It seems that cars in particular attract bidders who exhibit this sort of behaviour.

Location: Hertfordshire

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