Look At THIS Car ....

Started by: tonker (23783) 

.... I followed it through Ashton and couldn't figure out what make it was! It's an oldish one and looks like one of the 60's luxury models, but I don't know which.

It's the black one here, Centre of Picture. The reg number looks to be FLX 737C? There's nothing for that plate on the dvla site!

Started: 13th May 2020 at 19:53

Posted by: firefox (3239)

It looks familiar.

Replied: 13th May 2020 at 20:03

Posted by: thaknows (490)

Try FLK 737C it says Morris 1100 that X could definately be a K its a bit blurry

Replied: 13th May 2020 at 20:07

Posted by: thaknows (490)

Replied: 13th May 2020 at 20:10

Posted by: firefox (3239)

It's not insured in any of the combinations.

Replied: 13th May 2020 at 20:17

Posted by: First Mate (283)

Report it to

Replied: 13th May 2020 at 21:02
Last edited by First Mate: 13th May 2020 at 21:03:02

Posted by: Diston (231)

Think its a triumph stag

Replied: 13th May 2020 at 21:13

Posted by: Pewfall (167) 

Looks more like a Ford Zephyr mk 2 to me than anything else.

Replied: 13th May 2020 at 21:33

Posted by: Stardelta (8187)

Its a Bentley, an S3 Continental.(Chinese eye)

Replied: 13th May 2020 at 21:38
Last edited by Stardelta: 13th May 2020 at 22:16:30

Posted by: Diston (231)

Pewfall not sure but looks like a two door car.

Replied: 13th May 2020 at 21:39

Posted by: mollie m (6393) 

The registration plate is for a blue Bentley - FLW 797 C therefore 1965 - and it is taxed, and exempt from MoT because it's over 40 years old.

Replied: 14th May 2020 at 07:17

Posted by: Anne (3948) 

mollie.... no road tax or MOT needed for 40plus year old cars/bikes, only insurance. They do need to be registered for for public highway use.

Replied: 14th May 2020 at 08:43

Posted by: tonker (23783) 

Well Done StarDelta! You were the first to get it and, therefore, you win an Orange (or a Kit-Kat) for being the first.

However, I received a message this morning from Mac, off Wigan Rejects, who suspects that you'd somehow cheated. I told him, I don't know how you could, but he says you have your ways and means. So, StarDelta, your earth-point has wandered and "You're Fired"!

Therefore, in accordance to the rules, the prize of an Orange (or a Kit-Kat) goes to MollieM for coming up with the correct registration number and NAMING THAT CAR!

As a bonus - I looked the car up, using MollieM's registration and I found a photo of it, on FlickR, on display at
Lancashire Classic Car Show !

Replied: 14th May 2020 at 11:54
Last edited by tonker: 6th Feb 2021 at 17:35:28

Posted by: Stardelta (8187)

I, like many others with an interest in classic cars know what a S3 Chinese eye continental looks like, from both ends, simple as that.

If certain people don't like the fact, and is seems some don't......tough ti***

Replied: 14th May 2020 at 12:50
Last edited by Stardelta: 14th May 2020 at 12:55:08

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Replied: 14th May 2020 at 13:06

Posted by: basil brush (16648)

Sd, 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Brilliant.

Replied: 21st May 2020 at 12:14

Posted by: Stardelta (8187)

I recognise the car by sight and am accused of cheating, someone else traces the reg looks it up and wins a big orange!

Some people eh Baz

Replied: 21st May 2020 at 12:20

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Replied: 21st May 2020 at 12:32

Posted by: basil brush (16648)

True, sd, it's all down to who posts it..... Sad really.

Replied: 21st May 2020 at 12:35

Posted by: Stardelta (8187)

I didn't win the orange but it looks like at least 2 people got the sour grapes!

Replied: 21st May 2020 at 12:35
Last edited by Stardelta: 21st May 2020 at 13:09:45

Posted by: 0 years (inactive)

Big orange!!

Now I understand Tonker's post on a different thread (a bit slow on the uptake obviously ).

To me it was always a toffee apple.

That recognition was a good spot Stardelta, I thought it looked familiar too but couldn't quite place it. I went all over tinternet and still couldn't find it.

Replied: 21st May 2020 at 12:47
Last edited by 0 years: 21st May 2020 at 12:50:19

Posted by: Stardelta (8187)

These are the best pics I could find of one.

Bentley S3

Replied: 21st May 2020 at 13:12

Posted by: 0 years (inactive)

Thanks, it certainly is an acquired taste.

Replied: 21st May 2020 at 16:40

Posted by: Ted (3)

It looks like a Humber.

Replied: 22nd May 2020 at 10:09

Posted by: tonker (23783) 

I'll bet you've never seen one of THESE !, which looks very much like the one, in Ashton, I didn't recognise, but a lot newer!

I came across that picture after I saw, for sale, one of the ugliest cars I've ever seen!

Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 17:22

Posted by: mollie m (6393) 

Ooh ta Tonker! I'll take the orange please as I don't like chocolate.

Of course it needs to be taxed and insured if used on the road. No question about that, but no MoT necessary, which is what I said.

Replied: 8th Feb 2021 at 05:56

Posted by: Anne (3948) 

''Twas only last week I wanted to take my 40+ year old car off the SORN register but had some difficulties because many PO don't do road tax. The one PO I found locally constantly insisted I pay £165, he had no idea what was required. Did it eventually, now waiting for better weather.

Replied: 8th Feb 2021 at 09:27

Posted by: tonker (23783) 

MollieM, no M.o.T., no Tax. You don't have to pay anything, but you have to 'go through the motions', kind of thing!

Replied: 8th Feb 2021 at 10:32


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