289 fakery case

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289 fakery case

Post by simonjrwinter » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:06 pm

Oops! That’s not good!

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Re: 289 fakery case

Post by KevinW » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:04 pm

- anyone know the chassis number? I am assuming this is a 'Brooklands special'?

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Post by agnoraan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:24 pm

If its the FIA in the picture it's left hand drive, so might possibly be an American import
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Post by simonjrwinter » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:36 pm

That’s what I thought. In the US kits are titled as the year the original is from AFAIK.
I guess the DVLA just took whoever imported it at their word.
The chap should surely sue whoever tried to pass it off as a 64 car.

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Post by KevinW » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:41 am

If it was a genuine FIA car as claimed, then i think it would be worth rather more than that quoted.
Interestingly, the wording perhaps suggests he is largely disputing the historic status.
Stripping the car of its registration I guess means he would fall liable for an IVA test.

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Post by morgy » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:21 pm

And this weeks Darwin award goes to...

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Post by peterc » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:36 pm

Me thinks this is the start of many.
Cobras are the most copied car around.
I think it highly unlikely that the DVLA will be seen as negligent.
It is always buyer beware.
I agree with Simon that he needs to sue the seller if it was not made apparent that the car was not a ‘64.
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Re: 289 fakery case

Post by nikbj68 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:57 pm

Knowing the seller, there is no doubt in my mind that he made it quite clear when this was built and by whom, the problem is that the DVLA decided to retain the logbook, despite having issued it to the previous keeper.
There is more to this than is in the public domain.
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Re: 289 fakery case

Post by simonjrwinter » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:10 pm

I guess we should be careful what we post on this topic......
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