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LBY740K

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:18 pm
by Western Thunderer
Hi Folks; New to the Forum after having lurked on the 2000 facebook fan page for a couple of weeks.

Exploring the register site,saw a car I knew well,on the members cars page belonging to an Alan Carter.
Did a bit to this car many years back,and nearly got it for myself after it was seemingly abandoned at the farmyard where I rented a workshop. Anyway,I just found a photo of it at the farm in 2005. After I applied for a logbook for the car,the owner appeared out of the woodwork; I arranged to have the bodywork done for him locally in Banbury,& sourced the alloys etc for it. Looks like he sold it to Alan in 2010,wondered if its still around 4 yrs later & been polished up a bit as I know the blue had faded..
Rgds, Andrew Newman.

PS,it was in amongst some varied company..!

Re: LBY740K

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:54 pm
by laurence
D1011, :wink:
cheers,
Laurence

Re: LBY740K

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:00 pm
by Dave B
Western Thunderer wrote:Hi Folks; New to the Forum after having lurked on the 2000 facebook fan page for a couple of weeks.

Exploring the register site,saw a car I knew well,on the members cars page belonging to an Alan Carter.
Did a bit to this car many years back,and nearly got it for myself after it was seemingly abandoned at the farmyard where I rented a workshop. Anyway,I just found a photo of it at the farm in 2005. After I applied for a logbook for the car,the owner appeared out of the woodwork; I arranged to have the bodywork done for him locally in Banbury,& sourced the alloys etc for it. Looks like he sold it to Alan in 2010,wondered if its still around 4 yrs later & been polished up a bit as I know the blue had faded..
Rgds, Andrew Newman.

PS,it was in amongst some varied company..!
According to the DVLA database, its still blue and taxed & tested 'til July 2015 :D

Re: LBY740K

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:11 pm
by Western Thunderer
Maybach Magic ...
Good news about tax n test, thanks for checking

Re: LBY740K

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:44 pm
by Alan Chatterton
Close number plate to mine, LYB864K.

Re: LBY740K

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:36 am
by johnconradlee
The "BY" in "LBY" indicates registered in Somerset, which makes sense. Probably registered days apart.

Re: LBY740K

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:59 pm
by laurence
From memory John, 'YB' was Somerset, not 'BY',
cheers,
Laurence.

Re: LBY740K

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:23 pm
by Alan Chatterton
YB is Somerset, as mine was registered in Weston Super Mare.
Dont know where BY is.

Re: LBY740K

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:50 pm
by kevinw
Alan Chatterton wrote: Dont know where BY is.
North West London, according to Wikipedia

Re: LBY740K

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:51 pm
by johnnydog
Before the DVLC (as it was) BY was issued in North West London according to my book of old registration marks....