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Isle of Man Members?

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Isle of Man Members?

Post by BigJAK » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:53 am

Hi,
Are there any IoM members? My Daimler Conquest Century was registered in IoM on 30th November 1956 and then re-registered in Belfast in 1971 but the IoM registration was not recorded.
I have asked the IoM Classic Car Museum for info but they couldn’t help, I asked the Vehicle Registration Office and they couldn’t help without a registration number; it was also suggested I try the Postal Authority but I haven’t heard back from them.
Is there anyway a local can check if a Daimler was registered on that date? A long shot I know.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Isle of Man Members?

Post by watkindj » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:57 pm

The IoM in those days did not record chassis details only registrations and dates as I have a LD10 that was first registered in Glasgow then the IoM in 1954 but due to the info they held it was not sufficient to track what the original Glasgow plate was
Cheers, Darren in South Cambridgeshire

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Re: Isle of Man Members?

Post by ranald » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:38 am

Looking on the internet it seems the reg would have been in the format xMN nnn ( x excludes A I Q S Z). Have you tried writing to any recorded owners? You never know, old photos might reveal the reg. If you have a reg. no. I note there is an online enquiry available: no.https://services.gov.im/vehicles-drivin ... le-search/
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Re: Isle of Man Members?

Post by BigJAK » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:00 am

There are no recorded owners, the only thing I now know is it was supplied by W. H. Shimmin, Isle of Man.

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Re: Isle of Man Members?

Post by BigJAK » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:38 am

Here is a period ad for my car from the distributor who supplied it to it’s first owner.
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Re: Isle of Man Members?

Post by John-B » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:27 am

What sort of Isle of Man person was being targeted by advertising 0 to 60mph in 16.3 seconds?

TT fans? Teenage racers? Or middle aged doctors wanting to scare the wits out of their wife?

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Re: Isle of Man Members?

Post by BigJAK » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:35 pm

In another ad for the Conquest Century they state the original Conquest is still available but only quote a 0-30 time!!
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Re: Isle of Man Members?

Post by BigJAK » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:01 am

Update
A Manx man has searched the ledgers for me and found the original registration details and owners.
Norman James a dentist, may have a contact for his daughter.
Dorothy Robson, still searching for info
George Tucker, won 1924 TT sidecar race.
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Re: Isle of Man Members?

Post by watkindj » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:49 pm

I would be interested if he could help me as i have been trying to locate the details of my car for sometime without success
Cheers, Darren in South Cambridgeshire

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Re: Isle of Man Members?

Post by BigJAK » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:01 pm

If you have the exact date of registration there is hope. You have to trawl through ledgers of handwritten records.

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