1970 Trafalgar Blue Traveller BYT 130H

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Wickham
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1970 Trafalgar Blue Traveller BYT 130H

Postby Wickham » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:46 pm

I've joined this forum in the hope of finding / tracking down our old family car.

In the early eighties we used to go on holiday to Somerset to visit our grandmother. Who, along with her sister owned a 1970 Trafalgar Blue Traveller. In the late eighties my grandmother got a new car (Mk2 Escort!!) and the Morris was put aside. My father was offered the car, which he duly accepted. Just before Christmas 1988 my father and I went down to Somerset to collect the Traveller and drive it back to Kent. What an experience it was too, the car was in need of a lot of attention. In 1989 'Monty' as the Traveller had become known, was sent to the Morris Traveller Centre in Walthamstow, East London for the full rebuild that it so desperately needed, as my father didn't have the time to carry out the work himself. In December 1989, the work on 'Monty' was completed and my Father and I went up to Walthamstow to collect him and bring him home.

For the next six years Monty was used as our regular family car, and we travelled many miles with him, including in 1990 a family holiday to the Isle of Wight, 2 adults 4 children and luggage all fitted in, albeit cosily!! It was the first car I ever drove, a quick Sunday afternoon drive round the local industrial estate soon after I started my driving lessons!!. You could say the wheel turned full circle, in the late 90's Monty was sold on because a newer, larger family car had been purchased.

I would love to know where Monty is these days, having looked on the internet he is listed as SORN with the last MOT expiring in August 2007. If any readers of this forum know of his whereabouts etc I would love to hear from them.

I have attached a picture of him taken in the early nineties. Judging by the AA badge on the grille, it would have been taken either just before or after taking part in the Annual 'Bucket & Spade Run' from Medway to Ramsgate.

Any information would be gratefully received!!
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Re: 1970 Trafalgar Blue Traveller BYT 130H

Postby JHarley » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:24 pm

Hi,

I'm a new member as well, purchasing my first Minor, I haven't heard anything about Monty, but I will certainly ask around the club, hopefully you find Monty, sounds like you had a great time with 'him'.

Regards,

Joe :D
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Re: 1970 Trafalgar Blue Traveller BYT 130H

Postby JHarley » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:28 pm

Hi Wickham,

The best place to post this is in the category "Do you know?", it's all about tracking down vehicles if you post this there you will probably get an answer.

Yours,

Joe
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Re: 1970 Trafalgar Blue Traveller BYT 130H

Postby Wickham » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:22 am

Joe,

Many thanks for your advice. I have reposted in the 'do you know' category.

Regards

Wickham.

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Re: 1970 Trafalgar Blue Traveller BYT 130H

Postby Chipper » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:14 pm

You could possibly locate the last known whereabouts from the DVLA 'Check MOT History' facility https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
which in your case, states the last MOT was done at:

MOT test number 1317 6632 6252
Expiry date 13 August 2007

If you visit the site, you can "Enter latest V5C number11 digits from the vehicle log book" (assuming you still know this) and it will give you the MOT test centre location.

You could then contact the garage, and ask if they know what's become of it...
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