Possibly 35 years too late??

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Sceptrespectre
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Possibly 35 years too late??

Post by Sceptrespectre » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:31 pm

Hi, I am new on here and as my story will tell and old Rootes fan. We currenlty own a couple of classics but I always wondered if my old car from when I was about 19 years old had survived. I live in Central Scotland and there are not really that many classics up here, fair enough the weather limits how much you can use them, so many go down South when they are sold.
The car I owned was a two tone, Bronze (original) and brown (added I suspect) Mk1 Sceptre, Reg No. "TTK 560" in my teens but had to sell it due to my Parents moving and no space for the old girl at the new house :x So the bodywork was in pretty good condition, it had a back interior and I was just looking at a bronze one on E.Bay which looked like the reg had been pinched at some time but the interior was beige. That brought me on here, as I see that is the correct colour and mine wasn't, so not sure what or why it had maybe been changed but 35 years later it doesn't really matter, unless the car still exists?
The car had a 1600 single carb engine and was a non-runner with no paperwork when I got it. I spent the next year fighting with the DVLA but I did finally get a Logbook. Mechanically we changed the carb and got it running but it had no drive. We took the engine out and changed the clutch but still no drive and then I was forced into selling it. I thought about trying to buy it back but was told it had either been scrapped or sold to a Banger racer.
I almost gave up but recently I found the registration number is on an un-MOT'd Mitsubishi Pajero in Linconshire or some such place. So that made me think, I am sure in those days an MOT was essential for number transfers and to get an MOT the car would have to be running and driving all being above board of course, so maybe just maybe it survived??
Appreciate anyone with any info or advice or point me in the right direction, please let me know :cry:

Sceptrespectre
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Re: Possibly 35 years too late??

Post by Sceptrespectre » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:17 pm


brentpham
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Re: Possibly 35 years too late??

Post by brentpham » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:21 am

You made my day, sceptrespectre
Clear the light

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