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Post  Mk3rob on Wed May 02, 2018 5:49 pm

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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Thu May 03, 2018 11:52 am

988 engine.
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Post  neil1468 on Fri May 04, 2018 9:25 pm

hi guys,
newbie here.....lol
in at the deep end already!
any issues with getting a log book v5 on this -
apparently it is registered as A reg '83 mini on the incomplete log book i saw today......when i saw the vehicle and present owner
could someone enlighten me as i have first dibs on it so far ,its in chertey and i'm local to it,so went to look it over today and put a deposit on it.but in view of the log book issues the seller gave me the option to back out of the deal...hould i still go ahead
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Post  Mk3rob on Fri May 04, 2018 9:34 pm

Hi Neil

I'll answer your e-mail on here so that all can see and hopefully help.

The main question is what is the Reg No of the Scamp?
If we have this, hopefully our archivist can find some details.
If it is a known Scamp for many years, then sometimes it is possible to apply for a V5C with it correctly described.

Has he any other doc's for it.
When was it last MoT'd.
What do you mean by an incomplete Log Book.

Regards
Rob
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Post  neil1468 on Fri May 04, 2018 9:41 pm

hi rob,
he had the buyers half of the log book not the full item....and its still regd as a mini nothing more,aas far as i could assertain -the original builder never finished the build i don't think ,and the present guy realised he's never going to get it done due to health issues(and wife grief) so is passing it on as he bought it still in bits
i had doubts if it could be regd in its current state ,hence the posting here , incase i was mistaken
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Post  Mk3rob on Fri May 04, 2018 9:43 pm

Hi Neil
Still
Ask him for the Reg No.
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Post  neil1468 on Fri May 04, 2018 10:21 pm

ok definately never regd or used on the road-as yet
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Mon May 07, 2018 2:31 pm

Then the chances of getting the car registered for road use are, I'm sorry to say, nil.

When the Scamp was introduced in 1969, such cars would take their registration - and age as far as Construction & Use regs were concerned - from the donor vehicle. If there was no single donor then a new registration would be assigned.  This changed in 1983, when kit cars were assigned a new number with prefix letter Q.  In every case the V5 included, somewhere, a comment such as "rebuilt from parts, not all new".

In 1998 the system changed again. All kit cars became subject to Single Vehicle Approval, now Individual Vehicle Approval, a demanding set of rules with which the Scamp has no hope of complying, mainly due the proliferation of corners and hard edges internal and external.  They are the reason the Scamp went out of production.

There are only two uses now for this kit: complete the build but for off-road use only, or use the parts to restore an existing Scamp that has seen better days.
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Post  neil1468 on Wed May 09, 2018 12:32 pm

many thanks for that info- it confirms what i expected -
i'll be looking for one thats been on the road then......lol Smile
many thanks again
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