Classics left to die/rotting pics - Vol 2

Classics left to die/rotting pics - Vol 2

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52classic

2,615 posts

213 months

Monday 24th June
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Skyedriver said:
Classic? - debatable.
Left to die? - probably
Left to rot? - unlikely

But it has had a few spots knocked of it.

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway.
That's a Domino Pimlico

Mikebentley

6,294 posts

143 months

Monday 24th June
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Skyedriver said:
Classic? - debatable.
Left to die? - probably
Left to rot? - unlikely

But it has had a few spots knocked of it.

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway.
I remember my dad coming back from somewhere saying he was going to build one of these Pimlico’s. Fortunately it never got as far as the 1968 transit diesel chassis cab he extended by about 6 feet adding another axle too. Double rear axle then a second hand box on the back with a roller shutter door. Think 1980s New Age Traveller spec. All this from a man who wore hand made brogue shoes, cavalry twirl trousers and a Harris tweed jacket.

tt601

221 posts

178 months

Monday 24th June
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Dapster said:
Oldwolf said:
Whilst at Le Mans 24 I went for a run and saw this R4 (van?) at the bottom of a garden.

It's a legal requirement for any farm in France to have one of the following decaying in an outbuilding:

- Renault 16, 4 or 5
- Citroen H van, 2cv (obvs) or Traction Avant

I believe there are a further tax benefits if the owner can show it being used as chicken coup.
Should that be ‘ …..chicken coupe’?

Om

1,854 posts

81 months

Thursday 27th June
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Just came across this 'project to assemble'...:



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202406231...

Skyedriver

18,221 posts

285 months

Thursday 27th June
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52classic said:
Skyedriver said:
Classic? - debatable.
Left to die? - probably
Left to rot? - unlikely

But it has had a few spots knocked of it.

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway.
That's a Domino Pimlico
Correct.

wjs1968

22 posts

11 months

Friday 28th June
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wjs1968 said:
Technically awaiting repair but hasn’t turned a wheel in I think the best part of a year. Sadly running a small block Chevy rather than the original sweet six…

Will now have to move to the spotted thread!

The Alpine hasn’t moved from that spot for the past year - and for 2 years before that it was up on one of the garage ramps




Edited by wjs1968 on Friday 28th June 13:12

NorthernSky

995 posts

120 months

Friday 28th June
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NorthernSky

995 posts

120 months

Saturday 29th June
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Doofus

26,719 posts

176 months

Saturday 29th June
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Not sure about the box arches...

hidetheelephants

26,262 posts

196 months

Saturday 29th June
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Doofus said:
Not sure about the box arches...
I think the box arches aren't sure about themselves by the look of it.

Shadow R1

3,805 posts

179 months

Saturday 29th June
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PHT 588Y, had a mot until 2012.
Big 1100cc air cooled job.

nismo48

3,999 posts

210 months

Saturday 29th June
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Doofus said:
MightyBadger said:
Couple of grands worth of numberplate sitting about.
Lost forever, I fear.
frown

droopsnoot

12,243 posts

245 months

Saturday 29th June
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Doofus said:
MightyBadger said:
Couple of grands worth of numberplate sitting about.
Lost forever, I fear.
Not necessarily - the requirement to get a plate off (presuming it isn't non-transferable) is that the car has been on continuous tax or SORN for more than five years, and can be demonstrated moving under it's own power if needed. The need for an MOT doesn't seem to be there any more.

Doofus

26,719 posts

176 months

Saturday 29th June
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droopsnoot said:
Doofus said:
MightyBadger said:
Couple of grands worth of numberplate sitting about.
Lost forever, I fear.
Not necessarily - the requirement to get a plate off (presuming it isn't non-transferable) is that the car has been on continuous tax or SORN for more than five years, and can be demonstrated moving under it's own power if needed. The need for an MOT doesn't seem to be there any more.
Really? Interesting, if so...

hemidom

1,279 posts

149 months

Sunday 30th June
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MightyBadger

2,536 posts

53 months

Sunday 30th June
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hemidom said:
Looks like a Monaco Ltd Edition?

MightyBadger

2,536 posts

53 months

Sunday 30th June
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hemidom said:
Looks like a Monaco Ltd Edition?

hemidom

1,279 posts

149 months

Sunday 30th June
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MightyBadger said:
Looks like a Monaco Ltd Edition?
Correct, found a plate on the ground nearby and ran it through a check. It has been off the road for 15 years but weirdly didn't look that bad despite the vandalism.

droopsnoot

12,243 posts

245 months

Sunday 30th June
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Doofus said:
droopsnoot said:
Doofus said:
MightyBadger said:
Couple of grands worth of numberplate sitting about.
Lost forever, I fear.
Not necessarily - the requirement to get a plate off (presuming it isn't non-transferable) is that the car has been on continuous tax or SORN for more than five years, and can be demonstrated moving under it's own power if needed. The need for an MOT doesn't seem to be there any more.
Really? Interesting, if so...
Actually, it may not be as simple now I read it again. If it's been on SORN for more than five years, it needs tax and MOT. If it's historic, it needs an MOT even if it's exempt.

Doofus

26,719 posts

176 months

Sunday 30th June
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droopsnoot said:
Actually, it may not be as simple now I read it again...
And ultimately ridiculous. A car has to be roadworthy in order to transfer its registration to another car, which doesn't have to be roadworthy.

Just charge people double to take 'ownership' of a lost registration. That's got to be easier and more lucrative, surely?