Tracking down my Marlin Roadster

Tracking down my Marlin Roadster

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Lee281275

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109 months

Tuesday 24th January 2023
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Stupidly in 2011 I sold my Marlin Roadster to Sovereign cars, they then sold it to a customer in either France, Germany or Belgium. Sovereign can't give me any details of who they sold it too however I have a picture of it on Belgium plates.
I would like to buy it back as it has great sentimental value to me and my family.
I would welcome any advice on how you go about tracing a car in any of these countries or if anyone knows of any informations of its location.
The car is quite distinctive been Black with an original Lotus Twincan mated to a Ford type 9, red carpets and silver Minilite wheels, I have attached a picture of it.
If anyone can help I would be very grateful and would be more than will to recompense you for your time.
Thanks Lee

Lee281275

Original Poster:

24 posts

109 months

Tuesday 24th January 2023
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On the Belgium plates

Yazza54

18,923 posts

184 months

Tuesday 24th January 2023
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Not being funny but maybe you can't find it because the owner doesn't want it to be found.

sunbeam alpine

7,001 posts

191 months

Tuesday 24th January 2023
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/313451686245

This link is for one of the largest group of classic car lovers in Belgium. It might be worth posting your question on there. I've never seen the car at a meet (I also have a black Marlin with Triumph straight six).

It might also be worth contacting BBC Cars near to Antwerp. They are THE people to contact regarding British cars in Belgium, and could know the owner.

https://bbc-cars.be/over-ons/

Here's mine (still wearing it's UK plates) -


sunbeam alpine

7,001 posts

191 months

Tuesday 24th January 2023
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Lee281275 said:
On the Belgium plates
The Kapaza watermark on this shot is from a (now defunct) website selling all sorts of second-hand stuff. I just googled it and it merged with www.2dehands.be in May 2017, so the picture you have dates from before this. Suggests that the car must have been for sale at some time on the site.

ETA: The number plate in that picture may not be much help as number plates are linked to an owner, not a vehicle. If the vehicle was sold, the chances are that the number plate was scrapped from the system, unless the owner transferred it to another classic car. "O" plates can only be used on classics - it stands for "oldtimer".

I have friends who may be in a position to look up that number plate to trace the owner, but I don't know whether it's legal to do so. I can ask them tomorrow.

Edited by sunbeam alpine on Tuesday 24th January 22:38

Lee281275

Original Poster:

24 posts

109 months

Friday 27th January 2023
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Thankyou to everyone for their help so far very much appreciated 👍👍