YRU 235 10/4 2 seater & dickey

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YRU 235 10/4 2 seater & dickey

Post by guy157 » Thu Nov 16, 2023 11:05 am

I wonder if anyone knows the whereabouts of the above car, which my father owned in the '80s and early '90s. I saw a photo of it a few years ago on the Surrey register, I think. It is now black. I have some photos and would be interested in hearing about the car's history since we sold it.
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Re: YRU 235 10/4 2 seater & dickey

Post by peter_winney » Thu Nov 16, 2023 3:34 pm

The car is recorded by DVLA as currently taxed. It still appears to be blue & black as recorded on the ATDC database but unfortunately the current owner is not a member. It appears 3 times in the database which, assuming your dad was a member of the club, means that at least two subsequent owners were in ATDC. Unfortunately due to data protection laws culminating in GDPR we no longer have records of these past owners.

As so often DVLA have the engine capacity wrongly recorded as 1441cc and not the correct 1125cc. [1441cc is the capacity of the wartime "Tilly" 10hp truck - which was actually 11hp under the system]

I am puzzled by the registration YRU as this is not a correct reg for the date of the car 1933. The reg ARU dates from Feb 1935, my Dec 1938 Austin 10 is an ERU reg. and the wartime utility buses in Bournemouth were FRU. The registration YRU first appeared in April 1959, or 26 years after the car was built. From the chassis No and Car No data the club holds it dates from around April 1933.

DVLA show the date of first registration as August 1984 which would have been when data was entered onto the Swansea computer. The computer was unable to recognise any vehicle that was older than itself! The data inputters were reluctent to amend errors. My 1934 car was shown like that at first but I was able to get it amended to the correct date in 1934 as shown on the buff log book.

You might try the A10 page on Facebook as well as here.

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Re: YRU 235 10/4 2 seater & dickey

Post by guy157 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 2:36 pm

Thanks Peter, that's interesting to know.i will post something on the A 10 Facebook page. The original registration was JB 1891, but I'm afraid my dad sold it for a very.good price and got YRU as compensation. He was a member of the ATDC throughout the time he had the car.

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Re: YRU 235 10/4 2 seater & dickey

Post by peter_winney » Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:20 pm

Guy
That would explain it. A better No. than some of the 1950s Scottish numbers that DVLA dish out as "Age-Related Reg. Nos".

The law on registrations has recently been updated and now it is illegal to have a registration No. that is younger than the car. Probably to discourage "passing off" of old cars as newer ones, a practice that I believe is long established in some of the murkier corners of the motor trade (as I learned when serving on jury service back in the 1980s) Not sure how this will affect the DVLA process of "finding" un-issued age-related Nos.

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Re: YRU 235 10/4 2 seater & dickey

Post by guy157 » Tue Nov 21, 2023 12:03 pm

Peter,
Interesting, and I didn't know that. Many thanks.
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Re: YRU 235 10/4 2 seater & dickey

Post by peter_winney » Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:58 pm

I once had a 1963 car that was imported from Belgium and had been given a 1970 Reg. No. Was fine as far as I was concerned until it failed its MoT for not having seat belts fitted - an exemption for a '63 reg but not for a later one!
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