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RUMCar Mart / AC Inva car badge wanted.
« Last Post by antbmwant on November 10, 2019, 08:47:40 AM »
Hi im looking for a pair of AC Invacar round badges.anybody got any?regards Antony
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: registering mochet with no papers
« Last Post by MicroStu on November 08, 2019, 08:32:29 PM »
Thanks Chris, email sent.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: registering mochet with no papers
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on November 08, 2019, 05:46:21 PM »
Dear Stuart

Please contact me via Chris@rumcars.org and I will look at what is needed.

Chris Thomas
The Archive of Microcars
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: registering mochet with no papers
« Last Post by MicroStu on November 08, 2019, 12:58:48 PM »
Afternoon, I’m in exactly the same boat with my Mochet although I will have a NOVA certificate, who do I need to contact at RUM Cars that can provide a dating letter?
 Thanks Stu
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Dear David

Thank you for the update.

Chris Thomas
The Archive of Microcars
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: registering mochet with no papers
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on November 06, 2019, 08:40:23 PM »
Dear Darin

The DVLA have tightened up their procedures and this makes registering a vehicle of any kind without any documents very difficult, They need documentary proof that the vehicle is genuine and not a collection of spare parts assembled. This means that without an approved document linking the Chassis number to a registration year and or a registration number then they can refuse.
Rumcar can help you to date the vehicle, but that will only determine the number plate year once all the other requirements have been complied with.

If the vehicle was never registered in the UK, then you will probably need to prove when the vehicle arrived in the UK and proof of Vat or duty paid when it was imported. Again without any papers this may be very difficult to prove.

It is always unwise to purchase any car with no documentation, if you want to drive it on the highway.

So to answer your question as it stands you stand little chance of getting the vehicle registered in the UK without any documentation.

Chris Thomas
The Archive of Microcars
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / registering mochet with no papers
« Last Post by Darin smith on November 06, 2019, 04:45:05 PM »
hi im new on here i have 12 microcars but just bought mochet in england with no papers is there any chance to get it registered with dvla
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Hi everyone,

It has been a long time since I have been on this site and I thought I should provide a little update on the Swift.

The first is that it was known as the Southern Swift and not just Swift.  I found this out after buying a limited production book "History of Southern Aircraft (Gatwick) Limited" by Peter Amos & Brian Buss.

The book included two paragraphs and three photographs on the Southern Swift.  Two of the photos I have not seen before.  They would not scan well and it would breach copyright if I did so.

The following is in my own words, but based on the opinion of the book authors:-

The SAG Southern Swift was slightly larger in design and better suited to road traffic than not only the then current rival bubble cars offered by Heinkel and Messerschmitt in Germany, but also many from the UK including the Italian Issetta manufactured under licence by BMW in Brighton.  Despite the Southern Swift’s advantages to the opposition it did not attract any interest by established manufacturers to put it into production.

By 1962 SAG decided to stop marketing the Southern Swift and also cease trading.

Footnote:  I remember my father coming home from work and telling my mother he had been sacked.  She was giving me a bath in front of the fire in the kitchen.
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Microcar News / Re: Larmar FMO 106 (again!)
« Last Post by Bob Purton on November 03, 2019, 09:06:12 AM »
A fantastic achievement Paul. I would like to see retoration photos.  Cheers, Bob
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Microcar News / Re: Larmar FMO 106 (again!)
« Last Post by Moulder on October 31, 2019, 09:50:19 AM »
Hi Chris

Thanks for the reply, I am about 20 miles away so easy enough to put the Larmar in the back of a van to drive there.

I have another single seater bike engined car that I wanted to enter but thought it too new, the restoration of the Larmar was almost complete so I made a speculative entry.

There are 200(ish) places available balloted down from around 500, and we were lucky enough to make it through including being one of only 12 cars featured in the programme.

A really nice event with the focus on variety, the unusual, and interesting history. I will enter something else next year, but even if I don’t get in will head along for the day as there is so much to see.

Paul
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