White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

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White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby MalcV8 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:17 pm

A white 1960 Morris Minor saloon has turned up with an 'Abandoned' notice on the screen, it's been left in Queensbury Road, Salisbury for over 2 weeks, nobody knows who it belongs to and residents have complained to the authorities.

It's taxed (Historic) and MOT'd, not pristine, but certainly doesn't look like a scapper, quite possibly stolen. Does anyone know the owner?

I'm not a Minor owner, this showed up on Facebook, so I thought I'd do my duty as a classic owner and spread the word.

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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby panky » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:55 pm

Thanks Malcolm, the story has reached a happy(though embarrassing for the owners daughter) conclusion :lol:
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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby gtt1951 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:36 pm

I don't understand why Wiltshire Council has slapped an "abandoned vehicle" notice on a car that is obviously taxed and perfectly entitled to be parked on any unrestricted road (provided that it also has current insurance cover).
Is this a case of "Mrs Nosey" getting in on the act?

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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby gtt1951 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:42 pm

And another thing, don't the "council gestapo" have access to DVLA records and don't they recognise a "classic" vehicle, don't they consider that it may have been stolen (and contact the Police) and don't they have any brain cells?
A "clap hands" early transitional saloon at that.

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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby gtt1951 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:51 pm

Looks like there are 2 threads covering the same incident.

'51 Hi-light with Sidevalve 918 engine,
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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:05 am

Is it a 'very rare' LBM car ??? :lol:
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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby POMMReg » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:59 am

bmcecosse wrote:Is it a 'very rare' LBM car ??? :o :lol:
Grrrr...... :evil: :evil:

Don't be shocked to find a Minor 1089 real axle wedged in your chimney
Christmas morning! :o
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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby LUR759H » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:07 am

I think a few people ought to be writing to Wiltshire council and complaining about the over keenness of there staff to remove and destroy cars that have a right to be on the road, I wonder what the outcome would be if it was crushed...???

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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby MalcV8 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:56 pm

The owner has been traced, apparently, although that's not confirmed.

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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby panky » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:02 pm

POMMReg wrote:
bmcecosse wrote:Is it a 'very rare' LBM car ??? :o :lol:
Grrrr...... :evil: :evil:

Don't be shocked to find a Minor 1089 real axle wedged in your chimney
Christmas morning! :o
Chimney......phew :lol:
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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby warweezil » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:39 pm

POMMReg wrote:
bmcecosse wrote:Is it a 'very rare' LBM car ??? :o :lol:
Grrrr...... :evil: :evil:

Don't be shocked to find a Minor 1089 real axle wedged in your chimney
Christmas morning! :o
Isn't a 1089 rare in itself? :lol:
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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby ManyMinors » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:26 pm

bmcecosse wrote:Is it a 'very rare' LBM car ??? :lol:
Sadly this "abandoned" Morris would seem to be too new (registered in 1960) to be a "rare LBM" car :wink: . Otherwise I guess it would be very valuable...... Not that most of us think they ARE rare as there have been several for sale just in the last few weeks - yet another on ebay now - item no: 231390785870. I have owned one for some years and see nothing whatever unusual about it, being exactly the same as every other 2door Minor produced over an 18month or so period which would have been a considerable number of cars!

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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:57 pm

That is indeed a rare/extremely valuable LBM - now don't all bid at once folks ! :roll:
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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby gtt1951 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:12 am

Shouldn't any further comment now be moved to the LBM thread as it has nothing to do with the "abandoned" Wiltshire car?
George.
P.S. This mouldy hulk does have the "long" moulding (pun intended).

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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby POMMReg » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:07 am

gtt1951 wrote:Shouldn't any further comment now be moved to the LBM thread as it has nothing to do with the "abandoned" Wiltshire car?
George.
P.S. This mouldy hulk does have the "long" moulding (pun intended).
Agree with you Mr.G, subject has died a death anyway.

However, after extensive research - ie time to boil an egg - I have discovered that
Triumph TR7's were ALL built as vans. They were converted using the reworked roofs
from LBM Chop-Top 2dr Minor's.

Roy will confirm this as I've spent exhaustive seconds researching this!

If there's a Y and an X in the body number, usually followed by a 52 digit sequential
number, prefixed by a C,R,P or an A in ANY order....Zzzzz

Rhubarb...Rhubarb....blah...blah....
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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby chesney » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:46 am

I think, in response to 'why the council put this notice on a clearly taxed vehicle', it is because the issuing officer has misread the number plate. The note clearly reads 'GFD 376', the plate on the car being 'GFO 376', thus GFD may well not be MOT'd/taxed/insured, which I believe is illegal to be even parked on the street. Not defending the council particularly, as they've misread the number plate, and disregarded the tax disk suggesting the car is taxed and MOT'd (presumably). Perhaps Wiltshire council should've gone to specsavers?

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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby alfrednewall » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:39 pm

Hello, I have recently bought this car!

GFO 376 - and interested to see this thread on its recent history. I am keen to find out a bit more, I know it was in the same hands for the last 25 years but nothing before this. I also believe that it has replacement plates, how could i find out what it was originally? I would also like to know the date of manufacture as my insurance company believe it to be 1956 with a 948 cc but reg doc has 1960 first registered.

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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby POMMReg » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:46 pm

If it's 1956/7 the wiper motor plinth will be square topped, 1960 with "fold".
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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby TvdWerf » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:26 pm

when you have the chassis number, it is not a big problem to find out the production date..
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Re: White 1960 saloon, abandoned in Salisbury, probably stolen

Postby alfrednewall » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:38 pm

where should i be looking for the chassis number?


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