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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:07 pm
by DARK STAR
It is rather good quality ...
source date on the computer is 1 jan 2001 at 00h00, which is bizarre :?

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:36 pm
by scimjim
Sold in 2010 didn’t it?

Edit - here

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:29 pm
by DARK STAR
No Jim, that's another car altogether, this one really was a Reliant prototype.

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:44 pm
by DavePoole
DARK STAR wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:29 pm
No Jim, that's another car altogether, this one really was a Reliant prototype.
If that's he red coupe HOO 465B then it's not a prototype. I was thought to be, but again it was another one with a modified front nose cone. It's actually a Rover P6 front nose panel, which is metal...

There's a Rover P6 nose panel for sale here so you can see what it looks like: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/323561254693?chn=ps

Dave 8)

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:48 pm
by DARK STAR
I've gone through the 1980 register up to 0760, there are many new cars, some new details and several new puzzles ...

0575 FTB 992F R Canavan, Slough - 0575 listed by Matt as YRD 26F no pic
0594 XVX 7F K Clark, Grays, Essex - 0594 listed by Matt as NAY 888E no pic
0604 OYF 161E no details
0605 NWD 615F no details
0618 JPR 812F I Williams, Canterbury
0629 JRE 100F G Bett, Fife, Scotland
0630 OYT 632F G Barrows, Towcester, Northants
0633 PMT 340F B Meecham, Barham, Kent
0638 PMT 609F J Day, Hemel Hempstead
0644 LCS 476F AP Bosnall, Llangollen
0649 MAN 694H W Toports, Channel Islands
0654 BAR 249F written off
0659 TWB 594F D Bailey, Dewsbury, West Yorks
0681 MAA 124F written off - 0681 listed by Matt as NKL 131F photo no date
0708 UUV 980F R Berry, Croydon, Surrey
0709 PUE 100F P Maguire, Streetley, W Midlands
0713 TGU 274F J Lowe, Warwick
0714 SHM 424F S Harrison, Derby - found missing reg no
0722 VPO 900F KJ Whiteman, London
0724 WJN 21 R Berry, Croydon, Surrey - 0724 listed by Matt as LHR 383F photo may ’10
0725 WPL 349G AE Penfold, Crawley, West Sussex - WPL 349G listed by Matt as 0924 (red rocket)
0726 MLJ 200F N Kennesion, Redhill, Surrey
0733 SPK 75F K Bailey, Kettering, Northants
0738 TLF 170E C Wimhurst, Southampton - I have this as TPL 170F with the note ‘does this exist?’ :-D
0754 TGU 272F no details
0759 SHM 417F A Doughty, Peterborough
0760 CUC 951K D Sweetmore

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:50 pm
by scimjim
DARK STAR wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:29 pm
No Jim, that's another car altogether, this one really was a Reliant prototype.
Scroll down to the red one - same car you just posted?

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:59 pm
by DARK STAR
Oh bum, I'm getting more and more confused.
Ok, the red car was sold in '10 which I hadn't noted and the front panel is off a Rover.
But according to Glass's Guide production started at chassis 0010 so all cars before that were some sort of prototype ... :?

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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:21 pm
by scimjim
SE6 start at 008 and SS1 starts at 003 - don’t believe everything you read :D

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:34 am
by DARK STAR
I can search ScimWeb too 8)
http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... =hwd#p4385
So photos of HOO were shortly before its sale in '08-'09, and the constructor never got round to fitting a radiator grill.
Or bumper - were Rover P6 bumpers difficult to source?

Chassis 0164 was HFU 244D which disappeared in '91 so probably scrapped as Erik says.
Just noticed HOO was sold to Holland the same year, and had the same dutch owner ...

The ex Chris Lloyd car GJY 598F is still around, now reg DH-96-66

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:59 am
by erikscimitardemon
Roger Pennington wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:44 pm
DARK STAR wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:33 pm
I wonder if Reliant sold it with the 'development' nose or a normal one.
That photo doesn't look like it dates from the sixties?
Photo taken around 2010/2011. Perhaps even by me :D or the seller. This is in Enschede, the Netherlands. It should have been sold inside NL.

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:00 am
by erikscimitardemon
scimjim wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:36 pm
Sold in 2010 didn’t it?

Edit - here
Update on the 'Strange Nose' car: It was a bodged up mod. No prototype. Taken apart for parts by Geert van Hout, as confirmed by Geert to me.

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:33 pm
by DARK STAR
Latest and last update from the 1980 register :

764 ??? ??? M le Gros, Letchworth, Herts
771 ??? ??? JE Brookes, Huntingdon, Cambs
796 DRE 641E G Taylor, Fleetwood, Lancs
798 KPR 317G JC Nunn, Hove, Sussex
803 ??? ??? G Lowndes, Newcastle, Staffs
813 ORE 240F R Kitchen, Thurcaston, Leics - ORE 240F is Phil’s car, chassis 0814 (last taxed in ’77 i believe :mrgreen:
828 ??? ??? JS Black, Leeds
829 DSW 722F CJ Bone,Bridgewater, Somerset - another chassis identified
853 RDE 712G EJ Kean, Welwyn Garden City - Matt lists as chassis 583, someone has transposed it
854 ??? ??? scrapped
858 ??? ??? K Butler, Leeds
903 LNA 755G DJ Stewart, Nuneaton, Warks
908 ??? ??? J Phillips, Lymington, Hants
915 SUE 678G dr J Holden, Desborough, Northants
917 ??? ??? AE Rowe, Hull
929 VUU 810G R Butt, Grays, Essex
959 UKM 754H (was listed provisionally as 999) D Ridsdale, Stockport
963 APF 127H R Titcumb, Plymouth, Devon
969 YYX 682H DJH Triffitt, Wyton, Cambs
976 SUN 244H R Gerken, Bristol
982 KFK 660H K Chapman, Warwick

700 cars approx on register
22 without reg no
88 without chassis no
31 with no identity at all just photo

Still lots of gaps to fill, any help gratefully accepted :)

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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:00 pm
by roymck
Chris here’s some info to keep you busy

Chassis. 139 OAR 911D last known Wrexham info from 1980
Chassis. 434 YUF 734S last known Reading Berks from 1980, yes I know it’s a S plate but that’s what is mentioned in Slice 55
Chassis. 922. GJH 133G last known Ringstead Northants 1980
Chassis. 934. TRE 733G last known Huntingdon 1980
Chassis. 837. TUW 858F Tonbridge Kent , car is Blue and engine size 3378cc and on the road . You have it as 835 , Query

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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:13 pm
by roymck
5 FGY Was a S6 Coupe 1980 Mr PD Young , South Woodham Ferrers circa 1980 on the road , number plate now on a Vauxhall

Car FWB 144H is confirmed by DVLA site as Red Scimitar . You have some confusion on chassis number 985

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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:52 pm
by AllingtonGT
No confusion about FWB 144H. It was Bev Fawkes car with BGF 900G as its private plate. It’s back to it original plate now and I assume Blue Thunder will have Bevs plate if it ever goes on the road.....