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ID plate

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:42 pm
by les
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-Minor ... SwhqhZ~voj ------ interesting plate in photo number 8!

Re: ID plate

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:15 pm
by amgrave
Love the text too, Bose system is suggested and he has not put any wine in the gearbox, good job too as it's best run with oil :roll: :roll: :roll:

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:40 am
by Sleeper
"mislaid the V5 but I have sent to DVLA for a new one " , just hope they have better luck understanding him than I ...

John :wink:

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:39 pm
by geoberni
You'd think someone selling as a business might give more attention to writing something legible and understandable, instead of coming across as some kid speed messaging on their phone . :cry:

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:27 pm
by firedrake1942
English may not be their first language, but you are right about businesses and first impressions. I always find the translations of French menus into English in tourist infested areas France a hoot! I think there is a thread about it on the internet somewhere.

On the topic originally advanced, I can guarantee that the NMP plates we , in Uttlesford are fabricating will look significantly better than that!

PS given the '65 reg would there not have been an 'elephant trunk' heater hose. I cannot see the heater clearly but it looks rather like the earlier Smiths black round one. The glove box covers also look suspiciously 56-59 as well,

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:44 pm
by taupe
A work of art!

Taupe

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:18 pm
by geoberni
firedrake1942 wrote:English may not be their first language, but you are right about businesses and first impressions.


PS given the '65 reg would there not have been an 'elephant trunk' heater hose. I cannot see the heater clearly but it looks rather like the earlier Smiths black round one. The glove box covers also look suspiciously 56-59 as well,
May well be that they are not using their language of choice, but it really does read like a teen using predictive text and not bothering to read it before accepting the word given.

Given some of the other quirky motors that have been coming up on fleaBay recently, I guess this one is not a surprise. I think you're right about the early Smiths heater, there appears to be the little rotary knob just in line with the steering column bracket.
The glove box lids might be a bit of pimping, but it's probably a re-registered motor after someone's sold the original number.

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:38 pm
by ManyMinors
I don't think it has a heater at all does it? It might have been removed or it may not have been supplied with one as they were an option.
The hole for the air hose is visible in the bulkhead isn''t it? It looks like a blank on the rear of the cylinder head to me.

As it is a commercial, it wouldn't have had glovebox lids of either the early OR the late type originally. To me it looks like a late dashboard with the early glovebox lids added later on.

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:02 pm
by geoberni
I just thought this might be the Heater Knob with the markings on it.
But it could be anything I suppose. :wink:
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Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:02 pm
by les
firedrake1942 wrote:
On the topic originally advanced, I can guarantee that the NMP plates we , in Uttlesford are fabricating will look significantly better than that!
Oh sorry, I thought he had bought the prototype!! :wink:

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:48 pm
by palacebear
I wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole. Is it me or do the seats look like they've been clear lacquered?

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:51 pm
by geoberni
palacebear wrote:I wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole. Is it me or do the seats look like they've been clear lacquered?
I think they might have got carried away with some of that spray that valeting people use.
Last year I hired a van to move some stuff for my daughter and the rubber floor matting in the cab was so slippery with the stuff I feared my safe use of foot pedals was compromised.
I had to get a soapy cloth and clean it off.
I gave them some right grief when I returned it!

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:26 pm
by les
Plenty of bidders, maybe they didn't look at the close up pics, or feedback. Or maybe I'm too synical. I'm sure the documents will be ready when the winner collects.

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:06 pm
by Trickydicky
Personally I would not buy from him also his feedback is low with 3 negatives.

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:37 pm
by ManyMinors
To be fair, a Minor pick-up with 12Months MOT for £3000 would be VERY cheap now so you can't expect too much from it.

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:04 pm
by les
I hear what you say but buying blind is daft. An lcv can be a money pit, expand the pictures and you'll see a bit more. No documents either. It may be the camera angle but the rear looks twisted to me, seeing that is another reason why you would normally go and look to see if that is, it fact, the case.

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:37 pm
by POMMReg
les wrote:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-Minor ... SwhqhZ~voj ------ interesting plate in photo number 8!
Anyone on here bidding on it, i live 3mls away?

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:33 pm
by les
Get your DONT SWEAR OR YOU WILL BE BANNED over there, and give us the lowdown!! :D
Ok try this 'get your backside over there' maybe that will pass the censorship,

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:44 pm
by POMMReg
les wrote:Get your DONT SWEAR OR YOU WILL BE BANNED over there, and give us the lowdown!! :D
Ok try this 'get your backside over there' maybe that will pass the censorship,
Run out of space for the "0" in the cab code, obviously, had no reverse stamp's

Would have to poke around it before saying yay/nay

Re: ID plate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:16 pm
by les
Confusing MOT history, classed as Rover Minnor!