My missing V12 roadster

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#1 My missing V12 roadster

Post by andrewh » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:50 am

Chaps, time to have another go at finding my old V12 roadster which I bought from a family friend who was the first owner in 1987. It is a UK manual car in lavender with dark blue trim and wires.

Currently registered on XGC 734M I have been trying to find it for a couple of years now and find it hard to understand why I cant. I have tried XKE Data,

http://www.xkedata.com/cars/detail/?car=1S2299

piston heads and various other magazines and forums but to no avail. I know its in the UK and usually taxed as I have checked on the DVLA website but someone must have seen it around. its a very noticeable colour. If anyone knows of it I would be grateful to be pointed in the right direction. Sorry about the non v12 specific post.


here is a picture of me having just collected it and filling it up
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Post by Sjmmarsh » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:34 pm

It is still insured according to AskMID, which is a good sign.

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Post by andrewh » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:18 pm

Yes I had checked Mid so it would appear to be very much extant Thanks
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#4 Re: My missing V12 roadster

Post by Sarthe72 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:07 am

Shows up on the DVLA as currently taxed:-

https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/V ... ?locale=en

And the car seems to go to the MOT station (or did) and back and that's about all looking at the MOT statistics:-

https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/

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Post by OldEnglish68 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:49 pm

I guess that's £1.69/GALLON in 1987? :wow:

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#6 Re: My missing V12 roadster

Post by chrisfell » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:08 pm

I can remember the first 50p gallon and the first £1 gallon. I never bought petrol for shillings. But some did.
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#7 Re: My missing V12 roadster

Post by andrewh » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:22 pm

Sarthe72 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:07 am
Shows up on the DVLA as currently taxed:-

https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/V ... ?locale=en

And the car seems to go to the MOT station (or did) and back and that's about all looking at the MOT statistics:-

https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
Thank you . I have tracked it down now and contacted the owner, who has a large number of classics and used my old car , really just to go to the MOT station, now not even that it seems. Not interested in selling it back to me though, which I suppose is just one of those things. I will always recall it being delivered to my best pals uncle alongside the 73 XJ12 which I still own. Formative years for young petrol head and a car I should have kept, but girls and Audi Quattros and flats in London got in the way . Perhaps lost for good but maybe she will come home once more.

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#8 Re: My missing V12 roadster

Post by Sarthe72 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:07 pm

chrisfell wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:08 pm
I can remember the first 50p gallon and the first £1 gallon. I never bought petrol for shillings. But some did.
Youf, that's what you are. I remember 4/6d a gallon (that would be 24.5p to you sir) and I remember the Suez ration books. My Dad had a garage and at 11 I was serving petrol out of school hours. (Oh how the elf and safe tea people would have a field day with that today!) And I remember sitting on the pumps in Fareham as the Buck House couple went by, me waving a flag and the gracious flutter of her hand as she passed.

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Post by malcolm » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:16 pm

Yep, I remember filling up the MG Magnette with petrol at just under five Bob a gallon (25p to the youngsters)

I also served at a petrol pump in my school hols, and generally helped out at the garage my dad worked in. I also remember my dad serving petrol with a lit fag in his mouth. He explained that a naked flame was needed to ignite it, and that you could chuck a dog end in a bucket of petrol and it wouldn't go up. I remained a little unconvinced. The garage was a small affair owned by Harry Bloor who raced Frazer Nash's; my dad was foreman. Eric Morecombe was a frequent customer for servicing on his mark 2 jag. Garage was in Finchley - anyone remember it?
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#10 Re: My missing V12 roadster

Post by malcolm » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:21 pm

Just been on line - there is still a garage there, same location, in Coleridge road. It's called "Charmrace" now. Looks a bit different to how it did in the 1950's!
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