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Postby malta transit » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:24 pm

Hi my Welsh friend send me these 2 photos whilst he was at a show. The pictures speak for them selves. Is this the oldest Transit in England???

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Postby Scotty86 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:29 pm

thats awesome like. :)
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Postby Luke » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:53 pm

cool 8)

you'd think he'd fill the bonnet at least :shock: that transit is 'special' :lol:

so that was 1985, the photo looks newer - i take it it's still around :?:
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Postby stuartrobbie » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:56 pm

Luke wrote:cool 8)

you'd think he'd fill the bonnet at least :shock: that transit is 'special' :lol:

so that was 1985, the photo looks newer - i take it it's still around :?:


maybe he wants to keep it as original as possible? i suppose filling it wont make an age difference but some people are like that eh.
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Postby Luke » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:04 pm

from the DVLA website :?

The vehicle details for FRD 136D are:

Date of Liability 01 10 1987
Date of First Registration 02 05 1966
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 99999CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour GREY
Vehicle Type Approval null
The information contained on this page is correct at the time of enquiry.
Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £99.00
12 Months Rate £180.00


looks like its no longer around :(
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Postby MrMPuk » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:37 pm

The letter was 1985 and I doubt that picture was taken much after that. I'm sure there were old vans around then that then, I think there are still a few now.
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Postby Gavin » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:06 pm

letter might be from 85 but the picture is new, no way is that from 85. he says his friend has just been to the show, thats how i read it anyway.
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Postby MrMPuk » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:08 pm

Gavin wrote:letter might be from 85 but the picture is new, no way is that from 85. he says his friend has just been to the show, thats how i read it anyway.


The van was last taxed in 87!
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Postby Gavin » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:14 pm

so? we have a local show here, and 90% of the old commercials turn up on trailers, some even turn up on ancient tractors and flat beds. like the one next to that transit.
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Postby Luke » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:15 pm

i dont think it's had a new log book issued either - or it would be down as historic :?

could still be around tho - be nice if it was :D - bit like the one i spotted in the barn 8)
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Postby malta transit » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:39 pm

I just got a reply from my friend, after i asked him again to confirm me the time the photo was taken. He said the photo was taken last sunday at Kemble Steam Show,so the van still exists and as a mate said it could be brought on a trailer. He olso sent me an other, below.

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Postby Gavin » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:46 pm

the oldest transit is apparently in the ford heritige collection in dunton, essex, its a 65 model making it a 'C' registration. its also special in that it has twin front sliding doors. cant find any more info other than they loan the vehicles out to museums, so it must be a private collection, not open to the public.
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Postby Luke » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:52 pm

Gavin wrote:the oldest transit is apparently in the ford heritige collection in dunton, essex, its a 65 model making it a 'C' registration. its also special in that it has twin front sliding doors. cant find any more info other than they loan the vehicles out to museums, so it must be a private collection, not open to the public.
that would be this van then :wink:

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Postby djswampy » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:40 am

Oh no, not GEC :roll:
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Postby madmark » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:26 am

:) the one behind it is cool! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
there are 2 1965 transits the one in the photo and pete who runs the transit club has the other! they are both 1965 and are belived to be the only 2 :wink:
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