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Registration number archives

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Re: Registration number archives

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Up until a couple of years ago the DVLA would provide previous ownership history but sadly due to GDPR regulations they are not permitted to do this anymore.

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Yes i have a set but only for cars on DVLA which Davids is not as his registration is no longer a recorded number.

Peter

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Quick update..

I have now visited the Wakefield Archive.

The Register exists, and shows that only 1 plate was issued to Appleyards in the series OUA with a 3 as the first number, that is for sure OUA3.

That means the Appleyards publicity photo (seen in the Daimer Books) is OUA3.

The original index card is not present (only a reference to a Hillman in 1977), so no way to check type of car or Chassis/Engine Number.

(interestingly OUA4 was also issued to Appleyards, and the original card is in place, showing Chassi and Engine Number etc.

Looks like a dead-end

Next step is to look at the second registration plate - 952YWC.

Can Chris/Pete confirm why they thought this was a Sheffield Registration - I have a mail today from Sheffield Archive saying they think its an Essex Registration,
so I wanted a source to go back to Sheffield and ask them to check again.

Thanks

db

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Re: Registration number archives

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I have been using an online web page of registration marks https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/registr ... etters.htm and here it indicates Sheffield for WC (2nd & 3rd letters) which is what I gave the answer as before.
After your last post I consulted my library of vintage observer books and curiously the 1962 & 1963 editions does not list WC at all. WA and WB are listed as Sheffield. WD as Warwick and WE again as Sheffield.
The 1964 edition then has WC as Essex, as has the 1965 and 1966 editions.
Seems the online resource may be wrong for this series.

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Re: Registration number archives

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Chris have copied and pasted to David and spoke on the phone, yes we both are on the same site so he can now email Sheffield with the proof.
Guess we could be wrong but think it maybe we are correct they need to look .

Peter

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Re: Registration number archives

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Thanks Gents,

I think i'll try Chelmsford tomorrow,,,

db

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Re: Registration number archives

Post by Norfolk Lad »

David it is Essex have been online you have more emails you can view i think if you pay .
seem's our site has a correction to make oldclassiccars.
You have to register to view the Essex archive but lists the reg numbers and the years and yes YWC was there 1963. sorry Sheffield

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To all have sent a message to oldclassiccars so hope this will get corrected and help others.

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Re: Registration number archives

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Have had a reply seem's Chris may have sent a email also as has been reported twice , so should get changed to Essex some time soon.

Peter

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Re: Registration number archives

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Thanks. Mailed Chelmsford today, so let’s wait and see.

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