WDD 432 - can anyone help me find her?

Questions about History or requests for information (does anyone know where my car is now?) can go here.

Moderator: Moderators

harry_matt
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:01 am
MMOC Member: No

WDD 432 - can anyone help me find her?

Postby harry_matt » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:17 am

Hi,

I sold my beautiful Morris 1000 in April 1999 as I had moved overseas. It was the saddest day of my life and I now wonder if anyone knows if she is still around. She was well known in the Cambridge area making our daily trips to and from work.

Dilys is a black, 1958 two-door model with red leatherette trim. She had a recon 1098 upgraded engine and covered trafficators.

She was sold by my friend when I left Cambridge but she was sold to a couple who lived in the East Anglia area.

Her reg of WDD 432 should be a help but I would probably have her VIN somewhere.

Can anyone tell me any news of her?

Harriet

Kevin
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 7596
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2002 12:00 am
MMOC Member: No

Postby Kevin » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:21 am

Well according to the RAC website that registration is now on a Toyota Celica....................
Cheers

Kevin
Lovejoy 1968 Smoke Grey Traveller
http://morris-minor-conversions.co.uk
Herts Branch Contact
Moderator MMOC 44706

bpr81a
Minor Legend
Posts: 1205
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:59 pm
MMOC Member: No

Postby bpr81a » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:02 pm

I remember driving Dilys once upon a time. But then you alreay knew that!


Jon Rocke
Web Editor

Jon Rocke

The Issigonis Kid
Minor Fan
Posts: 177
Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:48 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: WDD 432 - can anyone help me find her?

Postby The Issigonis Kid » Fri May 23, 2014 3:35 pm

I can provide some interesting information on this car and I am also trying to find it with the view to buying it back and doing a convertible conversion.

I was also the keeper of this car around 2005, I purchased it off an old guy in Cambridge, he took me on a test drive with his oxygen bottle on the back seat and drove it like a nutter. I had it 2 years, someone in Rotherham bought it off me. I have contacted him but he didn't keep details of who he sold it to but he did tell me he saw it in Tadcaster (Leeds) and it had been resprayed - I do hope it's still black, the DVLA computer says it is.

When I owned it I painted the grill and wheels black so it looked more 1950's and I fitted red metro front seat belts to match the unmarked interior. Ian Mackensie (Iainintedbury on the forum) repaired all the inner front wings for me and I had to put new pattern exterior wings on the front. If I remember, the trafficators worked when I had it (I think).

Unfortunately, I couldn't sell the car and the only enquiries I got were from people wanting the plate. Therefore, I sold the plate myself by doing a google search on WDD. Warwick Dipple Design purchased the plate for his wifes MR2, she has obviously now swapped for a Celica. He had a very similar number on his own car. It is now registered as 518 UXH. It has been sorn for the last 5 years so somebody has it somewhere and it is being looked after. Lets hope is not outside rotting.

I wrote to the DVLA but they refused to pass a letter to the current keeper and told me to fill a form in and pay £5.This is what I am currently doing as I too would like to buy the car back.


The Issigonis Kid - Richard Troup - Sheffield - 1961 Morris Minor Traveller ...... at last

tysonn
Minor Legend
Posts: 1326
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:01 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: WDD 432 - can anyone help me find her?

Postby tysonn » Fri May 23, 2014 5:30 pm

If you go down the conversion route I can give you the fitting CD that came with my kit.Just let me know if you do it.
Mick

The Issigonis Kid
Minor Fan
Posts: 177
Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:48 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: WDD 432 - can anyone help me find her?

Postby The Issigonis Kid » Fri May 23, 2014 7:27 pm

Cheers for the offer Mick, that would be great, I've had a quote of Iain which seemed fine. It's an option I'm thinking about because I can't afford a Traveller ! A Black convertible with red interior and hood is also a nice car so getting my old car back is always worth trying.
Anyway, I've just scanned my photos from 2004, the last one was when I got my first Digital camera ! enjoy and I hope the pics bring back happy memories.

This was as I got it - WDD 432[frame]Image[/frame]
A few pictures of when I had it, lovely red interior, twin glovebox dash (my fav) and bango wheel.[frame]Image[/frame]
It never needed the sills doing when I had it, I just took the cover off to see the condition, they were mint.

Driving around the Dambusters proving grounds, Strines Inn with my neighbour on his Blackbird[frame]Image[/frame]
And this is when I sold it, paint was starting to look worn but still nice - 518 UXH[frame]Image[/frame]

So fingers crossed, we may find it, it obviously has fond memories for a few people in the club.
Last edited by The Issigonis Kid on Fri May 23, 2014 7:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.


The Issigonis Kid - Richard Troup - Sheffield - 1961 Morris Minor Traveller ...... at last

ASL642
Minor Maniac
Posts: 5200
Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:14 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: WDD 432 - can anyone help me find her?

Postby ASL642 » Fri May 23, 2014 7:46 pm

Those photos bring back very happy memories. Dilys was owned by my Sister Harry before she emigrated to Australia in 1999. Jon (bpr81a) drove and looked after her for a while before she was sold. :D

Hope we can find her.

Lou Rocke
MMOC 43512

The Issigonis Kid
Minor Fan
Posts: 177
Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:48 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: WDD 432 - can anyone help me find her?

Postby The Issigonis Kid » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:24 pm

Well its been SORN again this year, so it still survives. Someones looking after it either in a garage or driveway somewhere. It'll appear on ebay one day as its nolonger known to the club.


The Issigonis Kid - Richard Troup - Sheffield - 1961 Morris Minor Traveller ...... at last


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests