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  • #571

    lauriej1s
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    Well they still turn, the 1656th turned up in Bristol. Chassis no: 100682 an early 1960 and still with its owner from the 1960s who has the intention to restore it.

    Laurence

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    #646

    SimonP
    Participant

    What percentage of the RHD and LHDs have we found now. More RHDs I would guess.

    SimonP

    #651

    lauriej1s
    Participant

    The 1657th unknown known, chassis no: 101011 ex the USA has turned up in France and is now registered
    DB-572-AH

    Hopefully will be in the next edition of pasSPort

    Laurence

    #662

    lauriej1s
    Participant

    The 1658th unknown known, chassis no: 101552 has turned up in it’s country of origin – Canada. It’s an all matching numbers car.

    Laurence

    #702

    lauriej1s
    Participant

    The 1659th Unknown known is alive and very well in Ottawa . Chassis no: 101557 – will in in 2019 pasSPort.

    Laurence

    #726

    skid
    Participant

    Hi All

    One for Laurence I think!

    I was walking past a garage in Budleigh Salterton, Devon today when a Dart came in for fuel. I had never seen this car before, so had a brief chat with the owner a Mr Phillip Leat from East Budleigh. I asked him if he knew about passport, and he didn’t. I checked in the 2015 and 2018 edition, and it’s not there.

    I’m afraid I didn’t have long to chat, but it’s a 1962 B spec in a metallic blue. Rack and pinion with kenlow fan. Wood steering wheel . VRN STK 348 He has owned it for three years

    I expect the car is known, but thought it worth a shot.

    I took a photo, but it’s on a phone at the moment.

    Simon

    #799

    lauriej1s
    Participant

    Simon,

    Excellent spotting. It is know, however not heard of since 1998 in the Exmouth area. I will make a note that it has been spotted some 20 odd years later. Keep the picture.

    Laurence

    #800

    lauriej1s
    Participant

    The 1660th Unknown known was spotted by Dutch members at the Antwerp Classic Car Show earlier this month. It’s chassis number 100561 a May 1961 ‘B’ spec ex- the USA.

    Laurence

    #880

    lauriej1s
    Participant

    The 1661st Unknown known SP has been mentioned on the Forum page by J-B. It’s chassis number 100062 we now have confirmed details by the Facebook posting site as Registered ZYG 014 (California black plate)

    Laurence

    #898

    lauriej1s
    Participant

    The 1662nd unknown known is chassis no: 100986 as depicted below in Massachusetts.

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/daimler/sp250/2252931.html

    Laurence

    #922

    lauriej1s
    Participant

    I am utterly amazed as to where they still turn up:-

    The 1663rd chassis number 102754 (April 1961) Registered RBB 163 is up for sale at Stroud Auctions
    on the 8th May. The auctioneer – Mark, is a member of the DLOC.

    I note that the registration number RBB 163 is out of date sequence with the period of build. a private plate ?

    Laurence

    #1035

    lauriej1s
    Participant

    Three this month to add to our ever growing list:-

    the 1664th-
    Chassis no: 103772 – little has been sent other than that it is in Switzerland – awaiting further information

    the 1665th-
    Chassis no: 101184 – with engine no 97058 hope it’s in 2020 pasSPort

    the 1666th-
    Chassis no: 103722; registration 80 PKN up for at sale at Spicers Auctioneers shorty, see for sale section

    Laurence

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    #1130

    lauriej1s
    Participant

    And yet we add another three unknown knowns:-

    the 1667th Chassis no: 102605 is currently being restored in Essex

    the 1668th Chassis no: 102540 – was mentioned in the DM however not in pasSPort

    the 1669th Chassis no: 100469 – has just surfaced in Canada

    Laurence

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    #1194

    lauriej1s
    Participant

    No hiding place for SPs?

    The 1670th has been wakened from its slumbers on the Isle of Man – it’s chassis no: 100663 a two owner from new car. The first for about 7 months and the second to date – this might come up for sale.

    The 1671st is Chassis number 100676 registered 53 AXA and will appear in pasSPort next edition.
    there are a number of SPs with the distinctive AXA series could start a register in their own right?

    Laurence

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