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#1
Name that car

Somehow I found myself on Instagram and found a few photos of UK DeLoreans. Anyone know who they are?

1. Trade plates in Britain somewhere
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2. JRV 497X on Isle of Wight
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3. B261 AKN in London
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4. Cornwall
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And some familiar ones
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Dermot
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#2
Hi Dermot,

the next to last is mine..SIJ 5996....must have been when I lent it my mate for his sons school prom last week


You may notice Vn522 has a red interior...and the steering wheel on the correct side....for the UK !
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#3
I know the shed in picture 8- it's mine......... :lol:
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#4
The 3rd one down B261AKN belongs to a guy called Nick and was reg DEL4L, unfortunately someone recently hit the rear quarter by the side light (which is currently being fixed)

Found a couple myself on there while browsing the other day...

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VIN 6237 Grey Interior, Manual
VIN 16723 Black Interior, Auto
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#5
Stuart Rees Wrote:The 3rd one down B261AKN belongs to a guy called Nick and was reg DEL4L, unfortunately someone recently hit the rear quarter by the side light (which is currently being fixed)

Found a couple myself on there while browsing the other day...

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Illegal numberplate there
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#6
New car in town?
Dermot
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#7
UDH 822W is me Smile I think that's at the Tewkesbury Classic Car festival earlier this year.
VIN 4494, Grey interior, 5 speed, October 1981
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#8
Not an Instagram but spotted recently...

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VIN 16723 Black Interior, Auto
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#9
Love the pics though am curious how a Delorean could be on B-Reg number plate. Didn't B-Reg cars start in Sep 1983 thus well after production had stopped? Or is this car one of the very late US made cars?
Richard M.
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#10
B prefix was for cars registered from 1 August 1984 to 31 July 1985.
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#11
It's on a 1983 model year car, but I think A-plates started in 1983, so a B would be 1984.

Most of the other 83s are on Y plates
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#12
So in that case this car must have been made and then sat around somewhere for a couple of years before being registered. I hadn't heard of that sort of thing happening. What is the VIn of this car? Presumably one of ones beginning 20000?
Richard M.
Edenbridge, Kent
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#13
It does happen from time to time Richard.

I know of a DeLorean on a C prefix too.

Years ago I worked for Renault and I knew of a Clio that was a 96-98 model yet due to it being surplus stock that nobody wanted because a facelift Clio had been released in late 1998, until it was reduced by a huge amount (that the dealer had to lose) it was sold on a later plate, but in effect it was a new car.

If the B plated DeLorean was first registered in 1984 then as long as it was declared new, it would have got a B prefix.

If somebody had an unregistered DeLorean with zero miles, I see no reason why it couldnt be registered as a new 63 plate... But I guess year of manufacture plays a small role.
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#14
That's fascinating. I had always assumed that once they had been made, cars were pretty much registered immediately. That said it's also quite sad to think that a few Deloreans must have sat around unwanted until somebody finally took them on a couple of years after manufacture.
Richard M.
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#15
David P's RHD in Norfolk is a "C" reg and I know one Ex club member had a D reg issued, because on my suggestion , he bought D12 DMC off the government. I'm not sure if it ever got put on his car though. I remember the car was re-trimmed on a very small budget…and you could tell! I think it was the same car that was reported abandoned at a garage "Up NORF" recently.
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