Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Hicks51

TR3 ROR 999 (possibly aka XSU 784 until 1991?)

Recommended Posts

Does anyone know anything of the history of this car?

 

Started life as a signal red TR3 in March 1957, then there is no history of any kind until 1990.

It looks like it lost its original plate (ROR 999) at some point and was re-registered as XSU 784.

Then around 1991 (I think), it was re-united with its original number and resprayed powder blue (a later colour that came in with TR3As).

From the bills I have, previous owners names appear to be:

1990 ish: Mr J Woolf, Bodmin, Cornwall.

From the history I have, it looks like he collected all the bits to do a restoration.

1991-92 Mr S Hickling, St Austell,

1992-94 Mr A Wain, Dartford, Kent.

1994-95 Mr Tolhurst, Birling, Kent.

1996 ish Mr J Davies, Guildford, Surrey.

1998-2004 Mr D. Statham, back to Cornwall !! (Helston)

2004-2007 Mrs Wheatley, Dorchester, Dorset

2007 present - Me!

 

If anyone knows any details of its past, especially pre-1990, I would love to hear about them.

Thanks,

 

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Brian,

 

Mike Ellis as sidescreen registrar may be able to fill in some of the gaps . . .

 

It might also be worth consulting with the Cornwall and Kent groups - collective knowledge in both groups extends a lot further back than 1990.

 

A letter to TR Action might also prove fruitful.

 

Cheers,

 

Alec

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Alec, good thoughts.

My interest has been rekindled now that I have got the car back on the road and running well after a very long siesta!

Brian.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Contact Julian Stephens (julianrstephens@aol.com).

 

If the car was in the register back then, then Julian will probably have som e info and pictures of the car.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks like it lost its original plate (ROR 999) at some point and was re-registered as XSU 784.

 

It may be worth delving a bit more into the XSU number.

I imported a TR4 from Hong Kong (originally registered

in the UK) in 1989 and was given an RSU number.

At the time, there were quite a few xSU numbers being

dished out to imported cars. I suspect the XSU number

series would only have been issued around 1991.

 

Why? is the question.

What information do you have on the documents relating

to the XSU number?

 

AlanR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

XSU numbers were also being used then as age related plates in the event of the original registration number having been transferred or even lost - is yours a non-transferable number, Brian ?

 

Cheers,

 

Alec

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Alan and Alec,

 

I only have the history since 1990 and Heritage Certificate from 1991 to go on here.

The Heritage Cert is for ROR 999 - which is non-transferable - and on the back of the Cert in very small hand-writing, next to a stamp, is (from memory) "Registered as XSU 784". It seems to be so small and insignificant that it could even be a unrelated doodle! But I think it is more likely to be a reference to the car's previous reg.

 

There is no documentation at all prior to 1989 and then a wedge of bills from 1991 for parts from around the country, but mainly Cornwall. Originally it was signal red but is now powder blue, probably from 1991 as there is a receipt for the paint.

 

When I have a bit more time to devote to it, I will try to find out more.

 

Thanks for your postings and interest.

 

Brian.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Brian,

 

OR was originally a Hampshire plate, I thinklatterly Portsmouth, whereas SU was Scottish but again I think reallocated within Scotland at some point - and SU was subsequently used extensively as a re-issue number for pre-1963 vehicles, probably from the late 1980s.

 

Cheers,

 

Alec

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HI

Being born and brought up in Portsmouth i know that its reg letters were BK TP & RV The Lords mayor Jag carries the plate TP1 to this day. I think that OR was for Southampton area, hope this helps..

 

Phil...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please familiarise yourself with our Terms and Conditions. By using this site, you agree to the following: Terms of Use.