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#1 fordieashx

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:16 PM

hi everyone,

I was hoping if anyone could help find the whereabouts of my dads 3.0s Capri who sadly past away nearly 3 years ago.
After selling it about 20 years ago to someone in Aberdeen supposedly it went to Montrose. The car was his pride and joy which made him go to buy another one in 2009 before he suddenly passed away which he was going to restore and bring it back to its former glory!

The registration is DSS 60T and the car was in black. I have attached some photos to help jog your memories :D

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:19 PM

Have you tried posting these pics on a Capri owners club site? might be worth a try.. best of luck :)

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:29 PM

Have you tried posting these pics on a Capri owners club site? might be worth a try.. best of luck :)


i forgot about that! thanks :)

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:22 AM

Just got this from doing a vehical enquiry on the DVLA website:


Date of Liability

01 05 1993



Date of First Registration

01 06 1979



Year of Manufacture

1979



Cylinder Capacity (cc)

3000cc



CO2 Emissions

Not Available



Fuel Type

PETROL



Export Marker

N



Vehicle Status

Unlicensed



Vehicle Colour

BLACK



Vehicle Type Approval

Not Available


The car is also not showing up on the Motor Insurance Database. So me thinks it may no longer be with us. Sorry about that.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:23 AM

It could still be hiding in a garage with no tax/insurance surely?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:46 PM

It could still be hiding in a garage with no tax/insurance surely?


Agree'd its quite possible, but I think given no Insurance flag / TAX flag, its 50/50 dead vs locked up hidden well!

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

thanks for all the replies!

If i do remember i think my brother tried to find out about it a couple of years ago of its whereabouts too, he did say (what i already mentioned) that it apparently went to Montrose after Aberdeen and was limping about after being in a smash and it had last been taxed in 1994 :( I'd rather it was sitting rotting in a garage dying to be restored than rotting in a scrap yard :(

do you think the best way to find out about it is getting in touch with DVLA themselves? or has anyone been lucky enough to spot the poor old thing..? haha

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:41 AM

Due to data protection, I doubt highly that the DVLA will give you that information...

You can ask, but I doubt you will get what you want to hear from them...

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:32 PM

Due to data protection, I doubt highly that the DVLA will give you that information...

You can ask, but I doubt you will get what you want to hear from them...


I did hear that they can disclose it if you have reasonable cause for needing it. Which wouldn't be a problem as i know most of the information i.e. my dads D.o.b, license, address at the time and the years he owned it for etc. There's no harm in asking i guess. :)

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:56 PM

I did hear that they can disclose it if you have reasonable cause for needing it. Which wouldn't be a problem as i know most of the information i.e. my dads D.o.b, license, address at the time and the years he owned it for etc. There's no harm in asking i guess. :)


You can always ask - but what is your reasonable cause for needing it? unfortunately I dont think that "I am just wanting to see if its on a scrap heap or not" might not class as reasonable cause :( something like "I believe his car has been cloned" may be able to get you something...

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:10 AM

I would have been able to check for you on the police database if it wasn't forbidden for personal use. (no getting around it as a 'reason code' has to be given and the officer's details attached to the request which is recorded with a official police log number.)

Unfortunately it's a big no-no and officers have been sacked for doing so, one from my force was for trying to find out the details of who his wife was cheating on him with, I'm pretty certain that for similar reasons insurance companies will not do it.

I'm afraid the data protection act can be a bugger to circumvent.

Like stated before the car is not showing as taxed or insured so the assumption is it's either scrapped, parted out or SORN in a dusty garage somewhere.
I think your last option is to see if a local capri owners club exists and would be willing to pay respects to a fellow capri lover.
Best of luck in your endeavour.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:17 AM

thank you all for your replies!

One thing i just remembered is that when my brother fully restored the 2.8i that my dad had bought to restore himself before he passed, was that my mum and brother tried to retrieve the number plate DSS 60T to put on the 2.8i but DVLA said it was still on a car... (or something along those lines) so is that a glimmer of hope that the car's still garaged or..? :unsure:

I guess the best thing now is just to see if anyone has/does spot it somewhere.
But if you do want to do this whole car spotting thing, if anyone in the Newcastle area is on here try and spot the blue 2.8i special :D

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:14 PM

I would have been able to check for you on the police database if it wasn't forbidden for personal use. (no getting around it as a 'reason code' has to be given and the officer's details attached to the request which is recorded with a official police log number.)

Unfortunately it's a big no-no and officers have been sacked for doing so, one from my force was for trying to find out the details of who his wife was cheating on him with, I'm pretty certain that for similar reasons insurance companies will not do it.

I'm afraid the data protection act can be a bugger to circumvent.

Like stated before the car is not showing as taxed or insured so the assumption is it's either scrapped, parted out or SORN in a dusty garage somewhere.
I think your last option is to see if a local capri owners club exists and would be willing to pay respects to a fellow capri lover.
Best of luck in your endeavour.



Lol, I feel for him, its a shame that he got caught for it... but I suppose it must be difficult to work in the temptation of "the info's there... can I resist???"... Its a shame for your colleague, but as you say DPA can be your worst enemy for a general enquiry...

As for the caprii game, I will play in kent, and if by any chance I see a caprii, I will note the reg and fordieashx will let you know...

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:39 PM

As for the caprii game, I will play in kent, and if by any chance I see a caprii, I will note the reg and fordieashx will let you know...


haha I'll have dibs on Aberdeen :)

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