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BrumBrum

posted on 20/9/18 at 03:32 PM Reply With Quote
Robin Hood?

Looks more like a Tiger Super 6 to me but the guy reckons it has Tiger Super 6 bodywork... likely or not?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113259414815?ul_noapp=true

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Tiger Super Six

posted on 20/9/18 at 03:40 PM Reply With Quote
Looks like a Tiger Cat to me, the bulge in the front of the rear arches (where it uses the whole sierra rear end) and the big gap between the back of the seats and the roll over bar give it away.

Maybe it is just wrongly registered and he doesn't want to raise that issue?





Mark

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BrumBrum

posted on 20/9/18 at 03:57 PM Reply With Quote
Possibly. If it is wrongly registered how much of a problem is that?
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fishywick

posted on 20/9/18 at 04:06 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BrumBrum
Possibly. If it is wrongly registered how much of a problem is that?


Quite a big one, would you buy a Fiesta registered as a Corsa?

As Super Six has said it looks like a Tiger Cat/Super Cat to me not a 1971 Robin Hood which is what DVLA says. We could be wrong of course but front suspension, bonnet, rear arches etc are all typical Tiger Cat, I built one.

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SPYDER

posted on 20/9/18 at 04:39 PM Reply With Quote
If there's a single RH component in that car I'll eat my hat! What would you insure it as? RH or Tiger?

MOT history is revealing.
Mileage in 2011 93k
Then a gap till 2014.
Mileage suddenly drops to 14k.

Looks like a decent example.
Of a Tiger.

I wouldn't touch it but someone will.
The false identity might be picked up on by a savvy MOT tester, however unlikely.
There could be insurance related difficulties.
Who knows?

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overdriver

posted on 20/9/18 at 05:05 PM Reply With Quote
Undoubtedly a Cat E1 (possibly Supercat). The Tiger VIN plate may be mounted on the bulkhead (as is mine) and thus obscured by the pedal box cover.

As mentioned, doesn't seem a bad example (never seen an aerial on a 7 type car before!) but as the current owner/keeper/seller is talking bo***cks I'd be inclined to steer clear.

Michael

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BrumBrum

posted on 20/9/18 at 06:09 PM Reply With Quote
To be fair I'm not interested in buying the car but always have a look at what's on offer on ebay.

How does someone end up with having a kit car registered wrongly?

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SPYDER

posted on 20/9/18 at 06:40 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BrumBrum

How does someone end up with having a kit car registered wrongly?


Where to start?

One way is sort of historic. Many, many moons ago some builders simply retained the V5 of the donor vehicle, ie. Ford Escort. There was an amnesty in the early 90's giving concerned owners the chance to amend the V5. Many were sorted out. Some were not and are still on the donor V5 to this day.

Another way results from a desire to avoid the cost of the IVA test and also the work involved. The miscreant obtains either a cheap, old kit car, or just it's V5. He then applies this ID to his freshly built kit. The Tiger in question probably falls into this category. The cheap, old car is sometimes then sold on as a "track car", supposedly " never registered" despite being thirty years old!

Another way is to apply the aforementioned V5 to a stolen car. This is known as "ringing". For all we know the Tiger MAY ?? fall into this category.

Most MOT testers wouldn't know a Robin Hood from a Tiger so they often go through the test OK.

There was a "Locost" ?? for sale recently using the V5 from a 1968 Lotus Elan.

[Edited on 20/9/18 by SPYDER]

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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 21/9/18 at 12:18 PM Reply With Quote
Definitely a tiger not a robinhood incorrectly registered so a ringer or stolen !!
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