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New stats on registered cars

Post by hilarystone » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:19 pm

The latest figures for the number of taxed and Sorned Bs are now available from the DFT and presented on How Many Left for the first quarter of 2012. Overall the there are 72 fewer taxed BXs than there were in the last quarter of 2011. This is to be expected but the shocking news, at least to me, is that there were now only 25 16Vs taxed in the first quarter of 2012 compared to 36 in the last quarter of 2011 and that the the number of Sorned 16Vs also dropped by 7 in the same period... That's a 25% reduction in taxed 16Vs.
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Re: New stats on registered cars

Post by citsncycles » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:43 am

Nearly 1/2 the GTi Hurricanes seemed to have vanished in the past year, and total figures for taxed and SORN have dropped below 2000.
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Re: New stats on registered cars

Post by docchevron » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:42 am

blimey, could be time to polish my valver and get it on the bay then!
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Re: New stats on registered cars

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:03 am

Unfortunatly many 16v's are still be pillaged for their engines and will continue that way until all the ones left are in enthusiats hands. Rover Sd1 V8's are still going the same way, a well known car was broken as someone was building yet another kitcar with its mechanicals, and their numbers are down to the hundreds, which considering they made over 300000 is quite scary
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Re: New stats on registered cars

Post by citsncycles » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:09 am

Unfortunatly many 16v's are still be pillaged for their engines and will continue that way until all the ones left are in enthusiats hands.
It's been the same with Ami Supers and GS's - most or the surviving Super chassis are under 2CV's and Dyanes, and a lot of them have GSA engines and boxes in. Last year a perfectly good GS was scrapped so its engine could go in a light aircraft, and a couple of years previously a very rare early GSA with a GS interior was scrapped so its gauges could go in a lomax.

Still, it could be worse - there's someone in one of the cycle clubs I'm involved in who thinks less than perfect examples of certain bikes should be cut up so that the ones that are left will be worth more :shock:
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Re: New stats on registered cars

Post by kiwi » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:44 am

Try not to be to disheartened!

My last BX before I left the UK went to live in France and apparently is still going. Add to that the TXD is an English import to NZ. So some may or may not have gone overseas to new lives.
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Re: New stats on registered cars

Post by crb » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:33 pm

My Meteor has dropped from 24 down to 18 licensed with no change in SORNed at 17!
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Re: New stats on registered cars

Post by Birotor » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:59 am

Mikes comments remind me that back in the 80's prices of Classic cars rose and put them beyond the reach of many enthusiasts. As a result it became viable to restore them. Cars that would have been scrapped were saved. If a car is worth nothing there is no motivation to look after it.... This is what has happened to the GSA. An interesting statistic is the number of cars of a given make/model owned by members of single marque non-territorial clubs. I am amazed at the numbers that seemed to be owned by one person....
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Re: New stats on registered cars

Post by citsncycles » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:47 pm

An interesting statistic is the number of cars of a given make/model owned by members of single marque non-territorial clubs. I am amazed at the numbers that seemed to be owned by one person....
After a quick check on 'how many left, I own 2% of the Citroen Dyanes currently on SORN, and I have a friend who must own 3 or 4% of the Dyanes registered :shock:

I believe that I may actually be in a minority as the owner of just 1 GS - most G series owners I've met turn out to have several.
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