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Dealers, the car ones!

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:09 pm
by Clueless1
Can anyone shed any light on where my car originated, apart from Tamworth! This is on the number plate. The registration is;
E395BPU

Dealers, the car ones!

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:17 pm
by Roger Pennington
Essex, I think? I believe that the Hedingham Car Centre was a Scimitar dealer in Essex, and "PU" is the registration code for Chelmsford, so that seems to tie up? :)

Dealers, the car ones!

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:27 pm
by scimjim
I think I have a Hedingham plate too - will check at the weekend.

Dealers, the car ones!

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:42 pm
by guybetts
Telephone area code number 0787, which would very likely have become 01787 centres on Sudbury, Suffolk - north-east of Chelmsford

Dealers, the car ones!

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:45 pm
by Roger Pennington
scimjim wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:27 pm
I think I have a Hedingham plate too - will check at the weekend.
With the size of your collection, you've probably got plates from most Scimitar dealers! :mrgreen:

Dealers, the car ones!

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:43 pm
by halfpenny
Does anyone recognise Sittingbourne Service Station as a Reliant dealer in the 1970's. My car was in their hands when nearly new.

Dealers, the car ones!

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:45 pm
by scimjim
Dave Poole has old dealer lists I think?

Dealers, the car ones!

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:11 am
by Roger Pennington
The only dealer list I could lay my hands on at the moment is the one that Reliant sent me in July 1989 with the safety notice about front wishbone bracket failures. That does list The Hedingham Car Centre, 114 Swan Street, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3HP. So they were at least a dealer at that time, which would be the SS1 era. :)

[edit] I'm sure Sittingbourne Service Station rings a bell from the past, but I've no proof of that. Dave sounds a good bet :)

Dealers, the car ones!

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:35 am
by scimjim
halfpenny wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:43 pm
Does anyone recognise Sittingbourne Service Station as a Reliant dealer in the 1970's. My car was in their hands when nearly new.
Incorporated 28 June 1951, they're listed as "Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories" at 88-100 West Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1AS