Downton V997

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Re: Downton V997

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I know little about the car but what i have learnt is how polarising this car has been for the tuning set...I think its pretty special even if one of its custodians was colourful.

Thanks for the puctures..
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Re: Downton V997

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I don't think that V997 is in itself that "polarizing", there are very few people who don't think it is / was a lovely car.

It's just that it's former "Custodian / Owner" is a very polarizing character. Anyone who knew him or had any dealings with him knows that he was a lying rogue with a fantastic gift of the gab, anyone who was lucky enough not to have had any dealings with him can't see what all the fuss was about. :lol:

V997 was in it's time one of the very best early tuned Mini's in the country, it is however by modern standards in my opinion pretty average. (Apart from the beautiful seats!)

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Re: Downton V997

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I'm sure I remember this in an old mini magazine. I think it has a not-1275 engine. Big Su carbs with trumpets. I think it was an 1100. It had a door "pad" which was quite a nice touch.

I take it this Gregg chap is the sort of bloke who knows there is one born every minute and will say whatever it takes to get maximum money.

Sounds like Jason from Torquay.

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Re: Downton V997

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So where is V997 now?

Japan I guess?

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Re: Downton V997

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So where is V997 now?
Still be believed to be in this country.
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Re: Downton V997

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mk1 wrote: It's just that it's former "Custodian / Owner" is a very polarizing character.
yes, we're all only custodians in my book........
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Re: Downton V997

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Simon776 wrote:
So where is V997 now?
Still be believed to be in this country.
interesting...you'd think it'd surface occasionally then
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Re: Downton V997

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Holding a current MOT!

Check the MOT history of a vehicle
Registration number: V997

Mileage readings are currently only available for MOTs done from 1 August 2011.

Vehicle make MORRIS Vehicle model MINI COOPER Date first used 1 January 1961 Fuel type Petrol Colour Blue


MOT history of this vehicle

Test date 5 August 2015 Expiry date 4 August 2016 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 5,863 miles MOT test number 6077 1751 5205 Advisory notice item(s)
rear wheel bearings slight noise on rotation -no roughness detected

Test date 5 August 2015 Test Result Fail Odometer reading 5,840 miles MOT test number 3456 4781 5278 Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
Offside Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
Nearside rear parking brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.6a)
rear parking (secondary) brakes imbalanced (3.7.B.6b)
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
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Re: Downton V997

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That is interesting!

So does GH still own it?

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Re: Downton V997

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I had heard that it had been sold, but TBH I have no idea one way or the other.
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