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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:41 am 
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Supersonic wrote:
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1007811

On the subject of Minis and Cooper specification cars and that’s all they were, the ADO16 cars are now are being faked much more often. Take a look at these examples. The first one is a Mk1 1275 car that the original engine (Cooper S block) and the N Ireland (County Antrim) BIA 1690 registration have been removed. I do not know where that NIL registration came from. The other car has a 1968 identity and a post 1971 shell.

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Alan,
I can recall a VP1100 MK1 with 1275 engine at Elgin's many years ago and it was that colour (Peat?). It was then that he told me that some of them seemed to have Cooper S engines. In fact I think he owned it at that time. Unfortunately I cannot remember the registration but it certainly wasn't NIL....
I remember passing that car on the A1 a couple of years later and by then it had the NIL registration which,I can remember thinking, looked wrong.
In view of the significance of the numbers 1-6-9-0 over here perhaps it is not surprising that it lost it's original registration.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:01 am 
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In view of the significance of the numbers 1-6-9-0 over here. ...

Ha, ha, TBH, I'm surprised it was ever issued in the first place.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:29 am 
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mk1 wrote:
In view of the significance of the numbers 1-6-9-0 over here. ...

Ha, ha, TBH, I'm surprised it was ever issued in the first place.


Mark, very true, but there were others, my friend Paddy Gordon has a VP with the registration AIJ 1690 :D :D


Robert, you are correct, I also first seen that MK1 VP 1275 at Elgin’s with gearbox problems. Elgin transplanted a standard unit in it and moved it on. I seen it after that at the Ballymena show and it still had the BIA 1690 registration. I agree the 1690 number over here means so much to people.

I thought you would have been at Rosemount on Saturday past. I wanted a chat with you about the MG Metro. I went over in the VP and there were 7 upmarket ADO16 cars parked up and 5 of them were MG 1300 two-door cars. My VP and a nice Riley Kestrel were the odd ones out :D :D :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:20 pm 
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Supersonic wrote:
mk1 wrote:
In view of the significance of the numbers 1-6-9-0 over here. ...

Ha, ha, TBH, I'm surprised it was ever issued in the first place.


Mark, very true, but there were others, my friend Paddy Gordon has a VP with the registration AIJ 1690 :D :D


Robert, you are correct, I also first seen that MK1 VP 1275 at Elgin’s with gearbox problems. Elgin transplanted a standard unit in it and moved it on. I seen it after that at the Ballymena show and it still had the BIA 1690 registration. I agree the 1690 number over here means so much to people.

I thought you would have been at Rosemount on Saturday past. I wanted a chat with you about the MG Metro. I went over in the VP and there were 7 upmarket ADO16 cars parked up and 5 of them were MG 1300 two-door cars. My VP and a nice Riley Kestrel were the odd ones out :D :D :D

Alan


Mark - back when those 1100's were first registered (1967?) you could ask your vehicle licensing office for a particular number if you knew that it would shortly be issued. The first owners of the two "1690" 1100's could well have asked for those numbers if they were staunch Unionists!! :lol: :lol: Around that time my late Uncle took delivery of a new Triumph 2000 and knew that the Co Tyrone vehicle licensing office was about to issue the letters VZ as a suffix having previously issued them as a prefix in the 1950's. He knew of an old A35 that had the registration VZ 101 which he liked so requested 101VZ from the licensing office - which he got. He then bought the A35 for £25 and transferred VZ101 onto my Aunt's Mini Traveller. 51 years later my cousin still has 101 VZ and VZ 101!


Alan - unfortunately I am completely out of touch with the local classic car scene and hear about events and shows after they have taken place! That's why I enjoy the photos that you post so much. I took the Cooper S to MOT on Saturday afternoon so probably wouldn't have been able to go anyway. We are out and about in the Metro tomorrow but I have to go to Wilfie's sometime this week so could call round with you in the Metro to let you have a look and take it for a spin if you like. Let me know if that suits.


Apologies for going off-topic.


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Robert Holmes


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:29 am 
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Robert, apologies also for going off-topic. I'm over at Elgin's PM today and at home all week. Call when it suits :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:13 am 
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Not sure what's being claimed here...?

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24878/ ... =10&page=7


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Pete wrote:
Not sure what's being claimed here...?

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24878/ ... =10&page=7


that was sold last year, it was a scruffy barn find

wasnt it anglia auctions who sold it?

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If I stuck a lolly stick through a turd I'm sure that Bonham's would be happy to sell it as a Kebab.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:50 am 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
Pete wrote:
Not sure what's being claimed here...?

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24878/ ... =10&page=7


that was sold last year, it was a scruffy barn find

wasnt it anglia auctions who sold it?


Oh, that ex rally car??


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