Tax Disc Holder

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Tax Disc Holder

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A friend abroad owns a very rare vehicle which was once in my workshop, a Mini pickup fire engine. He has asked me for any ideas for a period correct tax disc holder for a 64 vehicle. I'm thinking Barnacle ? Any help would be appreciated. Or suggestions.
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Selotape :lol:
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The BMC ones were either transparent or grey with a transparent edging. There were a myriad of dealer or accessory firm ones. The stick on chrome ones were predominantly Barnacle, again with any dealer names attached.
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Thanks Mark. Barnacle was my thought. Anyone got one to sell ?
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Something like this looks period Nick?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-1960 ... SwzoxdyEio
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I have a feeling that Emergency Vehicles weren't taxed but if they were then the Barnacle would be a posh option. Most just used the clear flexible plastic one. The one that fell off the screen when it became hot in the summer sun, haha.
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Andy, I like the first one you highlighted. I had already seen the modern ones on eBay. My friend is now getting a bit more specific after I told him what Mark said about dealer names. His pickup was supplied by Stewart and Ardern so he would really like one with that name on it, even though, as Whistler says, the vehicle was never in a public road. It spent all its life with a health authority. From memory it had 1500 miles on it when it arrived at my shop. The back was (is) taken up with a huge water tank and a Villiers 2 stroke engine to operate the pump.
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NIck
Just had a thought. If it was a "public utility" vehicle in 1964 was it "tax exempt?"
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