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Author: Subject: Tiger cat e1 registered as a ford on Mot.gov
Abe

posted on 14/5/19 at 08:18 PM Reply With Quote
Tiger cat e1 registered as a ford on Mot.gov

Hi all. Newbie poster here. Iíve been looking at Tigers for a little while now. Went to pick one up I bought on eBay last week... amazing write up and spec that turned out to have very little done and even less on the car than listed.. very weird, so I walked away.
Anyhooo Iíve seen another one, competitively priced, but when I typed in the reg number on the .gov mot checker it comes up as a blue ford (original donor car? - but no model) - the tiger is blue and the mileage matches the car. Can anyone help clarify whether to steer clear or nothing to worry about, old legislation etc? Many thanks in advance - Andy

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scudderfish

posted on 14/5/19 at 08:25 PM Reply With Quote
Walk away. There will be other, better, correctly registered cars.
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Abe

posted on 14/5/19 at 08:31 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah thatís what my gut feeling is too. Thanks bud
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Norfolkluegojnr

posted on 15/5/19 at 07:37 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by scudderfish
Walk away. There will be other, better, correctly registered cars.


Yep, agree with this completely.

If you have to ask yourself the question, you know its best to walk away.

Put up a wanted ad on the Facebook page, it gets a lot of activity.

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Abe

posted on 15/5/19 at 08:03 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks for your reply. Iíll go and check out the Facebook page &#128522;&#128077;
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nick205

posted on 15/5/19 at 08:54 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Norfolkluegojnr
quote:
Originally posted by scudderfish
Walk away. There will be other, better, correctly registered cars.


Yep, agree with this completely.

If you have to ask yourself the question, you know its best to walk away.

Put up a wanted ad on the Facebook page, it gets a lot of activity.



I agree as well - walk away and find another better (correctly registered) car. Don't involve yourself in hassle you don't need.

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loggyboy

posted on 15/5/19 at 09:29 AM Reply With Quote
What else is it registered as? Is it a Ford 'Special' or something other than a regular ford car?
Its quite possible to correctly registered but still have ford as the make. Speak to the seller and ask to see the V5.

[Edited on 15-5-19 by loggyboy]

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Slater

posted on 15/5/19 at 10:21 AM Reply With Quote
Best to check via the actual V5 document in my opinion. Do not rely on the MOT website.

For example - On the MOT website mine just says "Unknown Unknown", but does have the correct colour, fuel type and date of registration of my kit (2009). My kit is 100% correctly registered, although the V5 document says MACH 1 instead of MAC#1.





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Abe

posted on 15/5/19 at 10:52 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the replies guys.

Reg number is C456 PNJ. On the MOT website itís just registered as a ford and thatís it. It says registered in 1985. Tiger cat wasnít around then was it.

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loggyboy

posted on 15/5/19 at 11:50 AM Reply With Quote
Type that reg in on Eurocarparts or similar sites that acess the database and it comes up as NA.
Registration date will be that of original Donor. Looks legit to me.
Unfortunately the waters are muddied by the DVLA procedures and conventions that vary on a time to time and personnel to personnel basis.
I suspect the v5 will have more information under the 'notes' section that will reveal more.

MoT history also comes up with no info before 2006 so again points to a legit history for the car itself. This would have been pre IVA, but post SVA.

[Edited on 15-5-19 by loggyboy]

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gremlin1234

posted on 15/5/19 at 12:47 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Abe
Thanks for the replies guys.

Reg number is C456 PNJ. On the MOT website itís just registered as a ford and thatís it. It says registered in 1985. Tiger cat wasnít around then was it.

if you enter that reg into the check car is taxed website
https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

it returns that it is
quote:

Vehicle details
Vehicle make: TIGER CAT E1
Date of first registration: November 1985
Year of manufacture: 1985
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1993 cc
CO&#8322;Emissions: Not available
Fuel type: PETROL
Euro Status: Not available
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: SORN in place
Vehicle colour: BLUE


so looks like it is registered correctly! go for it

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Abe

posted on 15/5/19 at 01:17 PM Reply With Quote
Brill thanks mate. The seller seems legit Iím going to go and take a look now.
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mcerd1

posted on 15/5/19 at 01:27 PM Reply With Quote
^^ I'd want to see the actual V5 - the 'special notes' bit in particular





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big_wasa

posted on 15/5/19 at 01:36 PM Reply With Quote
If enough parts from the donor where used it could be on an age related plate. Mine is on an E plate as it was a single donor build.

It should have had an Sva, see if the owner has any paperwork. I didnít even test drive my current one as the only important bit to me was it was correctly registered.

The Cat isnít the lightest or sportiest of 7ís due to using the full Sierra rear beam and trailing arms but I would have one over the old Robin hoods any day.

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Abe

posted on 15/5/19 at 07:27 PM Reply With Quote
Well I drove 100 miles to see said Tiger and wasnít happy with the paperwork and rather strange backstory. The car certainly didnít look like it had passed an mot within the last year...I wasnít given an mot certificate to look at, just that .gov mot printout. I did see another Tiger after that visit and the guy took me for a spin, felt really sorted. Now deciding. Thanks for all your input.
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rusty nuts

posted on 16/5/19 at 05:57 AM Reply With Quote
As already suggested, there are better cars out there than the Tiger for sale that donít have massive subframes etc and drive/handle so much better for it. Have you looked in the for sale section on here? Maybe someone local to you could take you for a ride in a well set up car to give you an idea what to expect?
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Abe

posted on 16/5/19 at 01:26 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the suggestion &#128522;
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overdriver

posted on 16/5/19 at 03:58 PM Reply With Quote
To be fair, in defence of the Tiger (Cat) although the semi trailing arm Sierra rear suspension is a little on the weighty side it is fully independent and gives a surprisingly compliant ride providing a good balance of comfort and grip.

What it certainly doesn't have is 'massive subframes'!?!

Michael.

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Abe

posted on 16/5/19 at 04:37 PM Reply With Quote
Thereís so many varied answers here itís really interesting. After initially feeling the sale wasnít right I decided to do some more digging (both the seller and the paperwork). I phoned the DVLA the the DVSA, went and spoke to a fellow mechanic whoís an MOT tester, every single person I spoke to said it all checks out fine and that it needs no further testing. Interestingly the mot.gov website only states Ford which is what made me look into all this further, when the DVSA guy looked at the same info on his computer itís listed as a tiger cat at some MOT visits and this has been manually entered by the tester and this was confirmed by the tester I spoke to today.
So at £1850 Iím pretty tempted

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Abe

posted on 16/5/19 at 04:38 PM Reply With Quote
Iíve also checked all this with Adrian Flux and they are happy
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02GF74

posted on 16/5/19 at 05:17 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by scudderfish
Walk away. There will be other, better, correctly registered cars.


No. What is on the v5 is what matters. .

What appears on the mot is what the tester wrote
and it can be anything he/she likes.

My mot states car is Caterham but is registered correctly.





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40inches

posted on 16/5/19 at 05:20 PM Reply With Quote
"So at £1850 Iím pretty tempted"
Had a mate who built the same model. Nothing wrong with it, and at that price, a bit of a steal

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02GF74

posted on 16/5/19 at 05:29 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Abe
Thanks for the replies guys.

Reg number is C456 PNJ. On the MOT website itís just registered as a ford and thatís it. It says registered in 1985. Tiger cat wasnít around then was it.


No. On mot it is whatever the tester wrote, it is not what it is registered as registered. .

V5 is what matters.





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Abe

posted on 16/5/19 at 05:31 PM Reply With Quote
Ah ok thank you.
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big_wasa

posted on 16/5/19 at 05:32 PM Reply With Quote
£1850 for an on the road kitcar at this time of year is a bargain, I would go as far as saying to good.

The cat does use the Sierra rear beam and that is a sub frame. But I would still have one for a road car but maybe not a full on track car.

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