£175,000 number plate! GPH1C

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£175,000 number plate! GPH1C

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One of Greg's finest :lol:
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Have they deliberately listed the chassis number as CA257672084 rather than CA2S7672084?
I know it was a common error when the old log books were being transcribed. But with all that history, surely it would have been picked up by now.
Unless the mistake made back in the day is all part of 'the magic'.
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So I take it there is nothing of the original car here, just built up from parts, or is it correct mechanicals in another shell ?.
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I would ask to look at the Heritage Certificate to see who was the Original Dealer that car was factory supplied to .. then assuming seller has the correct Heritage Cert: :roll:
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excerpt from the sellers description:

GPH 1C’ was placed into storage, together with a number of other classic competition cars in 1974, and remained untouched until the MG Chichester stable became available in 1983. After the issues of probate were concluded, ‘GPH 1C’ was purchased together with three other cars in 1985. The vendor registered ‘GPH 1C’ with the DVLA in 1988, using its green logbook, which had not been updated. Documentation on file from Mr Tomsett’s estate confirms the sale and there is a further letter to confirm the authenticity of ‘GPH 1C, establishing that the car had been owned by Mr Tomsett since June 1967 to the date of release by the family.

Presumably they had to of bought a car (not a logbook) in the probate sale, didn`t they ?
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This is like a few of the rally car stories only this one doesn’t even have the right chassis number. :lol: Are you sitting comfortably children? :roll: I assume this discussion will be deleted like the one about DJB 93B?
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Maybe naively, I just thought you could check the the probate sale inventory, it would at least show if a car was sold.

Who knows if it was the correct car sold....just interested to see when it might of "risen again"
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It’s often stated by ‘enthusiasts’ on social media and on forums how “oh everybody knows the story of this one” and “does this stone really need to be lifted yet again” but actually in reality very few people outside the Mini circle of experts do know about most of these toxic cars, even on here so what chance will a potential buyer have!? It’s their job to find out of course but neither should this stuff not be discussed, ditto DJB etc etc etc. This incarnation of GPH 1C has been discussed plenty of times here if anyone cares to search it including details of its original actual colour, which car this actual chassis number has been lifted from etc etc and the fact that Warwick Banks disassociated himself from this car from day one! The paperwork is as impressively creative as any others from the same stable.
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Pete wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:44 am This is like a few of the rally car stories only this one doesn’t even have the right chassis number. :lol: Are you sitting comfortably children? :roll: I assume this discussion will be deleted like the one about DJB 93B?
The debate on DJB 93B has not been deleted. It's history is well known as a recreation or replica & as far as I am aware not disputed by most people.

GPH 1C is different in as much as it has a "fake history" that purports to demonstrate that it is the actual car that raced in the 1960's.

The two cases are materially different!
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