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'68' spotting...

Post by RichardW » 03 Sep 2018, 20:27

First one today - French, being a Clio. Wonder how long I will have to go before seeing an EV....?

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Post by Paul-R » 14 Sep 2018, 16:21

I must be getting old(er). When I saw 68 I immediately thought 'G' reg!

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Post by white exec » 14 Sep 2018, 16:56

Had to #-o as well. One short of a ** ?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Sep 2018, 18:58

Spotted a solitary 68 reg today......still in captivity though on the dealer's forecourt, not a genuine in the wild spot.

It was one of these, which one I have no idea

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Sep 2018, 20:03

Yes, first in the wild spot of a 68......MITSUBISHI L200 DI-D 4WD WARRIOR DCB
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Sep 2018, 16:52

Well getting close to the end of September now. If the evidence of this thread is accurate, then very shortly the SMMT will be reporting the worst ever new reg sales in the UK since records began :!: :-D

added to my Mitsubishi, today I contribute this....A Hyundai i800.
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and a bit of trivia to find out if you don't know.....What was the first car built by Hyundai in 1967?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Sep 2018, 13:52

just me playing?

Skoda Fabia in Black today.

So what can we read into the spots sofar...

The UK car industry hasnt made a single appearance on the thread, South Korea has a free trade deal with the EU so nothing hampering the free-flow in of the Hyundai, black is the new black.

Yes we are working on a very very small sample so the conclusions may not be that accurate.

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Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 27 Sep 2018, 21:08

you weren't the only one scratching your head Chris. I'd got to Neil's first post before I twigged.

Cor, must be a decade or two since I last kept an eye out for 'new registrations'. Missus & I like to 'Stobart Spot' on long trips though, she usually wins

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Post by RichardW » 27 Sep 2018, 21:26

I've seen only a handful - one of them a Stobart! There's a sort of metallic brown 3008 round the corner from the office .

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Post by myglaren » 27 Sep 2018, 21:44

None but I rarely remember to look.

Only reg I noticed today was a French one on an erratically driven Luton van.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Sep 2018, 22:34

Very nearly October and in the chilly afternoon sunshine at the oldest railway in the entire world here is a nice little Volkswagen Up!. Almost 2-tone with its red door mirrors. Had nice wheels too with the red version of the VW logo in the Centre.
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Post by Gibbo2286 » 01 Oct 2018, 11:55

Not yet registered, two of these on display in the Eastgate Shopping Centre at the moment.
https://mg.co.uk/?msclkid=460d8f586c84 ... C%20Exact

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Post by myglaren » 01 Oct 2018, 17:47

I did catch sight of a 68 reg Ford Focus last Friday. Had forgotten about it until I saw the previous post.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Oct 2018, 20:33

Gibbo2286 wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 11:55
Not yet registered, two of these on display in the Eastgate Shopping Centre at the moment.
https://mg.co.uk/?msclkid=460d8f586c84 ... C%20Exact


The "About" info on MG site is keen to push this sort of thing
British design and engineering

...MG’s site in Birmingham is home to the European Engineering Technical Centre and Design Studio, as well as a manufacturing facility and the Headquarters of MG Motor UK. 
It is at the Headquarters that the UK Sales and Marketing team have re-launched the MG brand here in its home market.

..The new range of MG models, that have been designed and engineered at our site in Longbridge, Birmingham, include the MG3, MG GS and MG ZS. 


Of course SAIC Motor one of the Chinese "Big Four" are the owners of the brand and no doubt the vehicles get churned out of the factories in China and have a nice long sea voyage before hitting the showrooms in the UK.

Geely have a similar R&D presence in the UK, as do Changan, as I found out today via a bit of whatsthisthen? googling.

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Post by RichardW » 04 Oct 2018, 09:49

SMMT figures out this morning: https://www.smmt.co.uk/2018/10/uk-new-c ... sues-bite/

20% down on last year. Diesels continue to be heavily down; AFVs up slightly, but still a small % of overall and this includes BEV as well as plug in hybrids (and hydrogen presumably if any were registered!)