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Great Grandfathers DB18 - Seen Recently

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Great Grandfathers DB18 - Seen Recently

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Hello DLOC Fourm.

I was recently shown a picture of my dad with his grandad and his DB18 with reg FRR 109 that had a tan and brown colour scheme.
Here is the original photo i was shown of my dad and grandad.
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Checking the MOT and Looking up the REG number on google gave me a few photos listed here
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... n_1939.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... 933a_o.jpg

The most recent photo being taken at the Footman James Bristol Classic Car show on the 20th April 2013

Then I found this club and db18.org I discovered it here on the db18.org photo gallery - https://www.db18.org/db18-photo-gallery ... 5780ad421b

And unfortunately, this is as far as i have got and after showing my grandad he was amazed the old car is still going and how good it is looking and we would be incredibly lucky to get in touch with the owner so i thought asking here would be my best shot at locating the current owner.

It was last known to him having been sold in woodmansey near hull.

Thank you for reading all information is appreciated and any other questions feel free to ask

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Seen at Sopworth by Vortex O'Plinth
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=4657&p=26992&hilit=frr#p26992

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Checking with Kevin who will probably know as it's not registered with the club.
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John-B wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:28 pm Seen at Sopworth by Vortex O'Plinth
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=4657&p=26992&hilit=frr#p26992
Great thanks for finding that ! , I have forwarded it to my grandad he will be pleased to see it so recently in such good condtion

grahamemmett wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:53 pm Checking with Kevin who will probably know as it's not registered with the club.
Great was thinking it would be easy to find if was registered here but as it is not hopefully kevin may have an idea , Thanks for asking him.

Thanks

Lewis

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Looks like it missed the compulsory change to "V5 logbook" in 1983, but someone managed to get registered on a V5 on 13-07-1988

Dates of changes of keeper since then

10-12-1989
08-11-2001
26-08-2003
29-05-2017


Engine number 92712

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Brian-H wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:16 pm Looks like it missed the compulsory change to "V5 logbook" in 1983, but someone managed to get registered on a V5 on 13-07-1988

Dates of changes of keeper since then

10-12-1989
08-11-2001
26-08-2003
29-05-2017


Engine number 92712
Great information thanks ,, Looks like whoever took it to Sopworth Classic Car Show in 2019 still owns it then!

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I’ve put Lewis in touch with Kevin Bennett as he has first hand knowledge of the car..
It’s the only Daimler DB18 Dolphin so pretty interesting.
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grahamemmett wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:57 pm I’ve put Lewis in touch with Kevin Bennett as he has first hand knowledge of the car..
It’s the only Daimler DB18 Dolphin so pretty interesting.
Wow very interesting indeed , Thanks for putting me in touch with him how will he contact me

Thanks for all the help !

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Hi Lewis, I e-mailed you over the weekend with contact details, it was through the forum so perhaps it's in your Junk folder?
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grahamemmett wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:24 pm Hi Lewis, I e-mailed you over the weekend with contact details, it was through the forum so perhaps it's in your Junk folder?
Ah yes my forum activation email went to spam ,The message through the forum from you was also went to spam. I will follow through with that thanks for putting me in touch my grandad will be very pleased to hear about it as he hasn't heard anything for about 40 years

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