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Post by Iain MR » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:02 pm

Hi All,
I have a August 1974 SE5A Scimitar, it has an old document (V5) with Home Office Supply & Transport, with Taxation Class Crown Vehicle.
Is this genuine ? is there a register for Crown vehicles ? It says it was registered from new to the above and released in May 1976.
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Post by Will Anderson » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:25 pm

I don't know if there is a register for Crown vehicles but I know they are genuine as I used to drive them and it was entertaining when challenged about the lack of a proper tax disc! :D


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Post by Iain MR » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:01 pm

What sort of vehicles did you get to drive and if you don’t mind me asking what job did you have to access these vehicles ?



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Post by Will Anderson » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:16 pm

Well, being a forester, it was generally Transits, Escort or Maestro vans with Forestry Commission or latterly Landrovers with the Crown Estate. Sadly I never managed a Scimitar as a company vehicle, might not have been ideal for the terrain! :D
Edit - you can just about make out the white paper tax disc on the windscreen.
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Post by Will Anderson » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:22 pm

A disc like this: -
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Post by Iain MR » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:26 pm

That’s interesting but unfortunately I don’t have one of those.
On a different note I navigated in a few rally cars at TRL Crowthorne in the 1990’s ( in MK 2 Escorts )



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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:44 pm

This may seem an odd question, but what colour is your car?


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Post by Iain MR » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:31 am

Hi Roger,
It is Blue with 2 small gold pin stripes on either side, all I can say is the Blue is similar to the Blue on motorway signs.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:05 am

Hmmm, that's interesting. Kind of a "Royal Blue"? Well, Will may have never managed to drive a Scimitar OHMS, but I can think of at least one person who did, for a considerable time....... :wink: Could this be one of hers???


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Post by Will Anderson » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:01 pm

Good point Roger, could be a strong possibility. :w


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:26 pm

Pure speculation, based on circumstantial evidence, of course, but not totally implausible?


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Post by Iain MR » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:44 pm

Hi,
I know ‘She’ had 8 or 9 but finding pictures is very difficult, I believe most had a personal registration put on as well,



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Post by philhoward » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:33 pm

Well, they were all blue..and all had 1420H as the registration number.


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Post by Iain MR » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:48 pm

Just looking at the actual colour described ‘royal blue’ comes up with a whole host of shades ! The logbook just states blue.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:50 pm

Yes, that's right, they would have had her personal plate (as her current one still does :) )
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They would presumably have had to issue a new V5 when the plate was removed prior to sale, and it's my understanding that any ownership details present are redacted on ex-Royal cars anyway? (if they were there in the first place).


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