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'Matchbox' model TV175

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'Matchbox' model TV175

Postby 57Speedster » Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:08 pm

I have an old Matchbox model of a TV175 with sidecar, very detailed casting, even has a tiny registration plate on the front mudguard, and the Number "439 APA" is clearly visible :

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Just out of interest, I searched that Registration on DVLA website, and it returned this :

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Even shows the colour as 'green'.
Proof that DVLA has a sense of humour ?
Or the Matchbox toy was modelled on a real TV175, which still exists ?
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Re: 'Matchbox' model TV175

Postby Rich Oswald » Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:38 pm

Believe me, the DVLA don't have a sense of humour. :lol: :lol:
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Re: 'Matchbox' model TV175

Postby 57Speedster » Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:58 pm

Rich Oswald wrote:Believe me, the DVLA don't have a sense of humour. :lol: :lol:

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Re: 'Matchbox' model TV175

Postby hullygully » Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:42 am

can't we trace its owner?
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Re: 'Matchbox' model TV175

Postby 57Speedster » Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:38 pm

I was hoping a club member may own the real TV175 with that registration, (or know the owner).
As for the 'Matchbox' version, that's mine :D
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Re: 'Matchbox' model TV175

Postby shamrockexpress » Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:29 pm

57Speedster wrote:I was hoping a club member may own the real TV175 with that registration, (or know the owner).
As for the 'Matchbox' version, that's mine :D


if the owner comes forward surely you got to gift it ;)
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Re: 'Matchbox' model TV175

Postby pacemaker » Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:47 am

It's interesting it was first registered in 2014. Maybe the original scooter was found and the DVLA have allowed the registration number to be retained.
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Re: 'Matchbox' model TV175

Postby 57Speedster » Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:10 pm

shamrockexpress wrote:
57Speedster wrote:I was hoping a club member may own the real TV175 with that registration, (or know the owner).
As for the 'Matchbox' version, that's mine :D


if the owner comes forward surely you got to gift it ;)


I would think the owner already has a Matchbox version of his/her TV175, plenty on Ebay, all have the same Registration number, prices start around a tenner : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194641509752 ... SwOrBhwKy5
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Re: 'Matchbox' model TV175

Postby Fast n Furious » Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:44 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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