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qureshia

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951 posts

91 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all


Sad...hope it's only temporary.

MitchT

7,977 posts

94 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
The tyres are fully inflated so hopefully it's operational. Maybe it's just been sat for a while with the owner away somewhere and a heavy rainfall has caused the muddy deposits on the paintwork. The ground nearby looks like something that could be kicked up by a torrential downpour and leave a car looking thoroughly filthy.

4rephill

1,987 posts

63 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
Not taxed since 2008 according to the DVLA:

Services provided by DVLA:
Vehicle enquiry
The enquiry is complete.The vehicle details for B8 SPP are:

Date of Liability 01 01 2008
Date of First Registration 01 10 1991
Year of Manufacture 1991
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 4988cc
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type PETROL
Export Marker N
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour WHITE
Vehicle Type Approval Not Available
Vehicle Excise Duty rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £121.00
12 Months Rate £220.00

MitchT

7,977 posts

94 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
That's a shame. Such lovely things, those 8s. Wonder why it's been left for so long? Worth noting that you can tax such a wonderful car for £220 whereas bland, characterless rubbish of the modern era can cost double that even with a much smaller engine.

hman

5,752 posts

79 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
Engine failure - cant bear to break it for parts?
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qureshia

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951 posts

91 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
.....in a village that allegedly has the highest number of millionaires per capita in the uk

View from street view/ google maps shows a shiny car, parked different part of the drive (2008)




Edited by qureshia on Sunday 14th October 15:41

4rephill

1,987 posts

63 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
qureshia said:
.....in a village that allegedly has the highest number of millionaires per capita in the uk

View from street view/ google maps shows a shiny car, parked different part of the drive (2008)




Edited by qureshia on Sunday 14th October 15:41
Ahem!.....The small circular map in the corner does make it rather easy to track down!- took all of thrity seconds!whistle





It could have belonged to a loved one who has passed away, it could simply be that the owner is so rich that they've forgotten they own the house and car or it could be being used as a dog kennel!

Like most of these abandoned cars, it's always hard to fathom why the owners simply don't just sell the obviously unwanted car!

MitchT

7,977 posts

94 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
4rephill said:
... it could simply be that the owner is so rich that they've forgotten they own the house and car...

Like most of these abandoned cars, it's always hard to fathom why the owners simply don't just sell the obviously unwanted car!
You've answered your own question. I've heard of cases of people being so rich that they couldn't be bothered setting aside the time needed to deal with the wretched pleb that wanted to buy their abandoned car. If that's the case then it'll probably sit there until it's a pile of rust. If anyone really wants it they should leave a note on the windscreen and see what happens.

CRA1G

1,320 posts

80 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
It is a shame and it's a early V12,I have a couple of low mileage 840 Sports at the mo and love them I think a very underestimated car of it's time and a up and coming classic.!

TinyCappo

1,981 posts

38 months

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Thursday 18th October 2012 quote quote all
Go knock on the door or press the gate intercom say you have seen it looking unloved when you walk past for many months. Ask if they would like to sell.

eastsider

769 posts

108 months

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Thursday 18th October 2012 quote quote all
There is a once lovely looking late E39 530i Sport sat parked on the road near me in London looking like that - flat tyres, leaf gunk and bird st all over it. Taxed and displaying a valid resident permit though, or it would have been towed months ago. Who does that?!?!

B10BRW

294 posts

106 months

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Saturday 20th October 2012 quote quote all
Probably belongs to a Premiership footballer, who got totally wasted and forgot where he left it.
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