Looking for A944 HVC

Looking for A944 HVC

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Powderpuff

Original Poster:

352 posts

216 months

Friday 16th October 2020
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I know it's a long shot but I'm looking for my late fathers 944 which he bought new in 1984 from Monarch in Warwick, registration A944 HVC.

It's currently on SORN and MOT'd somewhere and I'd love to find it and if at all possible buy it back (or at the very least go and see it). Dad would have been 100 in just under 2 years and if at all possible I'd love to have the car restored and ready to celebrate that.....I know it's sentimental but I don't care

Anyone who either owns or knows who owns it, if you could get in touch I'd be incredibly grateful.

Photo is of the day it was picked up from the dealer



Edited by Powderpuff on Monday 19th October 09:13

aporschefan

292 posts

208 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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Good luck with the search and hope you find it.

May be worth posting on PCGB and TIPEC in case you haven't already.

Helicopter123

8,831 posts

123 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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Powderpuff said:
I know it's a long shot but I'm looking for my late fathers 944 which he bought new in 1994 from Monarch in Warwick, registration A944 HVC.

It's currently on SORN and MOT'd somewhere and I'd love to find it and if at all possible buy it back (or at the very least go and see it). Dad would have been 100 in just under 2 years and if at all possible I'd love to have the car restored and ready to celebrate that.....I know it's sentimental but I don't care

Anyone who either owns or knows who owns it, if you could get in touch I'd be incredibly grateful.

Photo is of the day it was picked up from the dealer

Good luck with the hunt - Dad would have bought the car in 1984 not 1994?

I think what you are doing is utterly wonderful.

Powderpuff

Original Poster:

352 posts

216 months

Monday 19th October 2020
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Helicopter123 said:
Good luck with the hunt - Dad would have bought the car in 1984 not 1994?

I think what you are doing is utterly wonderful.
You're indeed correct - it was 1984....senior moment on my part! eek

Powderpuff

Original Poster:

352 posts

216 months

Monday 19th October 2020
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aporschefan said:
Good luck with the search and hope you find it.

May be worth posting on PCGB and TIPEC in case you haven't already.
yes I've already got it on TIPEC but the PCGB forum is members only I think and I haven't been a member for a while after selling my 968

Claret m

30 posts

36 months

Monday 19th October 2020
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Try the PCGB forum, you may have to register, but I often see “guest of the club”.

Good luck with your search.

DKL

3,935 posts

189 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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Hi Gordon,
there's a post on pcgb now but no positive replies. The car is a cov plate which is slightly odd for a warwick car, no?
Anyway I hope you can find it
I see you are waay up north now, when did that happen? 21 still going strong if not used that much
David

sgrimshaw

6,846 posts

217 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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Have you tried using a V888 form to request details from DVLA?

Only costs £5, be honest why you want the information.

Worth a try for a fiver.

Slippydiff

12,315 posts

190 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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DKL said:
Hi Gordon,
there's a post on pcgb now but no positive replies. The car is a cov plate which is slightly odd for a warwick car, no?
Anyway I hope you can find it
I see you are waay up north now, when did that happen? 21 still going strong if not used that much
David
Surely Monarch would have used the nearest local DVLA office (Coventry ?) to license/register their cars back then ?Geographically Warwick & Coventry are what ? 5-6 miles apart ?

Great picture of Monarch Gordon smile Brings back some very happy memories of when I lived in Birmingham as a lad. Many was the time I drove along the A4141 out to Warwick to stand and stare at the cars in Monarch's showroom. They had a black (or dark metallic purple) 930 Turbo flatnose/SE which had been fitted with a set of Ruf wheels.






It was my dream car back then cloud9

Powderpuff

Original Poster:

352 posts

216 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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DKL said:
Hi Gordon,
there's a post on pcgb now but no positive replies. The car is a cov plate which is slightly odd for a warwick car, no?
Anyway I hope you can find it
I see you are waay up north now, when did that happen? 21 still going strong if not used that much
David
Hi David,

A member on TIPEC said he'd post it onto PCGB for me so nice to see he has...I'll post on there to say thanks smile

When dad ordered the car from Monarch (salesman was an Alex Buchanan) as a 13 year old kid I was cheeky and said something along the lines of 'it would be nice if it had a 944 plate on it when it was registered' and that's what they managed to do - no charge smile

We moved up to the Highlands 6 years ago but only built a proper garage about 14 months ago, so for almost 5 years various toys were lodging with friends and family. The 21 is safely up here now although it hasn't been used much this year....hoping 2021 will be a better year!.

How are things with you?

Powderpuff

Original Poster:

352 posts

216 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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sgrimshaw said:
Have you tried using a V888 form to request details from DVLA?

Only costs £5, be honest why you want the information.

Worth a try for a fiver.
My understanding is that 'wanting to find my your old car' isn't an acceptable reason....muight as you say be worth a £5 punt though!

I do have the original purchase order and the sales invoice somewhere in a family paperwork archive....could say it might be of interest to current owner for history of his car....

Powderpuff

Original Poster:

352 posts

216 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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Slippydiff said:
Surely Monarch would have used the nearest local DVLA office (Coventry ?) to license/register their cars back then ?Geographically Warwick & Coventry are what ? 5-6 miles apart ?
Just mentioned on my reply to David why the plate is a bit 'odd'

Like you I used to love looking at the showroom as we drove past, one day I managed to persuade dad to stop so we could go in......when we got home afterwards he had to confess to my mum that he'd just ordered a new Porsche biggrin

DKL

3,935 posts

189 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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Warwickshire had its own set of reg codes WD, NX etc and as county town I assume Warwick/Leamington would use these rather than the Cov ones, VC, HP, DU etc. Mind you I thought AC was a Cov no but it seems that was for the county not the city.
Not that it really matters.
Gordon, I'm intrigued, did you drive the 21 to the Highlands, (and/or the 7 for that matter)? Must have been quite a trip.

Powderpuff

Original Poster:

352 posts

216 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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DKL said:
Warwickshire had its own set of reg codes WD, NX etc and as county town I assume Warwick/Leamington would use these rather than the Cov ones, VC, HP, DU etc. Mind you I thought AC was a Cov no but it seems that was for the county not the city.
Not that it really matters.
Gordon, I'm intrigued, did you drive the 21 to the Highlands, (and/or the 7 for that matter)? Must have been quite a trip.
As it's a shorter journey from the old house to the Nurburgring than it is to where we are now I admit I took the easy option.....

The 7 came up on a hired trailer but the 21 got the full royal treatment when I borrowed Dave F's RS2 smile



Powderpuff

Original Poster:

352 posts

216 months

Monday 7th December 2020
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Powderpuff said:
sgrimshaw said:
Have you tried using a V888 form to request details from DVLA?

Only costs £5, be honest why you want the information.

Worth a try for a fiver.
My understanding is that 'wanting to find my your old car' isn't an acceptable reason....muight as you say be worth a £5 punt though!

I do have the original purchase order and the sales invoice somewhere in a family paperwork archive....could say it might be of interest to current owner for history of his car....
Just a quick update - and thread bump wink I sent off 2 versions of the V888 (2 different basis for requesting information on the car - 1 for current owner details to give him the history and the second just to confirm that A944HVC is still the same original car purchased by dad) but today I've had a letter rejecting both as not being permitted under their rules. Oh well.....back to relying on someone knowing the car / owner.....

Powderpuff

Original Poster:

352 posts

216 months

Thursday 7th January
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Thread update - boring bit first - DVLA rejected both requests as not valid.....

Less boring bit - A944HVC has been found!!!! biggrin

Courtesy of some help on a 944 group I tracked down the current owner and all going well once lockdowns are over I'll be going to see it with a view to buying it back!

Orangecurry

6,876 posts

173 months

Thursday 7th January
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I love a happy ending smile

SRT Hellcat

6,578 posts

184 months

Thursday 7th January
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fantastic news. Good luck smile

unclepezza

786 posts

110 months

Friday 8th January
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Great result!

Powderpuff

Original Poster:

352 posts

216 months

Monday 19th April
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Just a little update.....dad's car is now my car and safely tucked up in the garage biggrin