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myke pocock

posted on 30/7/18 at 04:27 PM Reply With Quote
1968 Lotus 7 ?????

Naughty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1968-LOTUS-SEVEN-7-REPLICA-KIT-CAR-LIKE-CATERHAM-WESTFIELD-SUPER-ROBIN-HOOD/173437024833?hash=item2861a6fa41:g:efoAAOSw1lBb XMPA

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theconrodkid

posted on 30/7/18 at 04:54 PM Reply With Quote
and he didnt even try to hide the fact it,s a ringer ?





who cares who wins
pass the pork pies

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JonBowden

posted on 30/7/18 at 06:14 PM Reply With Quote
It hasn't been taxed since 1986 - and he drove it from Christchurch to Bristol and back.





Jon

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Sam_68

posted on 30/7/18 at 06:49 PM Reply With Quote
It's down as a Lotus Elan.

Which with the value of good Elans at the moment means that, ironically, it might be worth it just for the chassis plate as the basis of a 'restoration'.

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cliftyhanger

posted on 30/7/18 at 09:06 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JonBowden
It hasn't been taxed since 1986 - and he drove it from Christchurch to Bristol and back.


Taxed as a VHI, and so no MoT required? that is what I reckon. So very naughty...

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SPYDER

posted on 31/7/18 at 09:22 AM Reply With Quote
This car sold for 2K on ebay in April and was discussed at length on FB. Many people thought it could be legit or that if the buyer got caught out then it was their fault alone.
How would the buyer insure the car? It'll come up on the insurers screen as an Elan.

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Nickp

posted on 31/7/18 at 10:04 AM Reply With Quote
Naughty or stupid? Either way just dropped them a message-

Hi, You can't just stick the plates off a 1968 Lotus Elan onto a kit car I'm afraid. It's called a ringer, it's highly illegal and could result in the vehicle been taken from you and crushed, which would be a shame. You may well already know this?

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SPYDER

posted on 31/7/18 at 12:42 PM Reply With Quote
The car was reported to ebay last time but they seem not to give a damn. If they were liable then they might take things more seriously.
On a related note, if an incorrectly registered x-flow Locost is for sale at 5K then many of us ought to be upping our Agreed Value policies.
Is it just me, or are prices on the up?

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nero1701

posted on 31/7/18 at 12:44 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SPYDER
The car was reported to ebay last time but they seem not to give a damn. If they were liable then they might take things more seriously.
On a related note, if an incorrectly registered x-flow Locost is for sale at 5K then many of us ought to be upping our Agreed Value policies.
Is it just me, or are prices on the up?


Yes and no,

Summer fever..always bangs a grand on in the sun

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slingshot2000

posted on 31/7/18 at 02:47 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by myke pocock
Naughty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VERY NAUGHTY !

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anthony1

posted on 31/7/18 at 05:05 PM Reply With Quote
Had a look on the link to the above and found a nice LOTUS 7 TRIBUTE 1963........19,750. It looks like a really nicely put together example , but if you search the MOT history it is in fact a LOTUS ELAN....1588cc......this is for sale at a dealers , who has some interesting cars for sale. Vehicle tax check also shows 1991 Lotus Elan.....so I am guessing that is also on the log sheet ??
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SPYDER

posted on 31/7/18 at 07:18 PM Reply With Quote
^^^^^^^^^ The recorded mileage drops from 118K to 403 miles in 2017. That is when the ID transfer took place. The original Elan was an M100 front wheel drive type. The MOT history shows numerous faults which may have rendered it uneconomical to keep going. Or it may have been in an accident. Who knows. Its an out and out fraud.
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Mr Whippy

posted on 1/8/18 at 04:05 PM Reply With Quote
if the garage issued an MOT to such a blatantly incorrect vehicle? -

linky

[Edited on 1/8/18 by Mr Whippy]

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nero1701

posted on 1/8/18 at 04:30 PM Reply With Quote
Id love that job. I think Im pretty handy at spotting a ringer.

What you all think the punishment should be ?

In the case of deliberate kit car ringing. Crusher. ?
In the case of unwitting recent purchase. Support to help correctly register. ?

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slingshot2000

posted on 1/8/18 at 04:37 PM Reply With Quote
Yes, I would go with the crusher for the deliberate, illegal ringing and assistance for the innocent if proven.
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nero1701

posted on 1/8/18 at 04:41 PM Reply With Quote
Or possibly reimbursement from the original ringer to the recent purchaser plus costs.
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Mr Whippy

posted on 1/8/18 at 04:41 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nero1701
Id love that job. I think Im pretty handy at spotting a ringer.

What you all think the punishment should be ?

In the case of deliberate kit car ringing. Crusher. ?



What with the seller still strapped into the seat? youtube moment....

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