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Price_1991
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Finding my dad's old TR7

Postby Price_1991 » 03 May 2018 23:55

Hi all,

I put a post on a forum on Facebook which has led me to this site.

I have been trying to track down my dad old TR7 for ages but have never had any luck. My dad sadly passed away back in 2012 however he always used to tell me of the memories he used to have with this car. From what he told me it was green and the coupe version (my mum wanted him to get a blue convertible one but he wasnt having any it and went with the coupe version) the only other details I have about the car is the reg number which is ULM 111R and that he brought and owned it back in september 1987 and had it for just over a year. 

I was wondering if you had anyone knows the where abouts or owner of the car as I'd love to get in contact with them about it. my mum has said she too has many memories of it, one being the first long trip they did in it was driving from London to Nottingham and being on the M1 when the throttle cable jammed open my dad then had to try and get the car to stop on the hard shoulder pop the bonnet and in her words "wiggle something around" and then carry on with the drive there and back again with no problems. 

I would love to get in contact with the current owner of the car. 

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Re: Finding my dad's old TR7

Postby rugbyref1 » 04 May 2018 06:25

Morning Nick

As mentioned on FaceBook, I have emailed the last owner for you - he is a member on here but hasn't been online since 2014
Christopher

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Re: Finding my dad's old TR7

Postby Price_1991 » 04 May 2018 06:58

Morning Christopher

I know and thank you so much for doing that. I thought I'd post on here just to try and do a bit of digging myself as well. I really hope you get a reply from them and can put me in contact.

Thanks
Nathan

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Re: Finding my dad's old TR7

Postby johnnyj » 24 May 2018 20:55

Price_1991 wrote:Morning Christopher

I know and thank you so much for doing that. I thought I'd post on here just to try and do a bit of digging myself as well. I really hope you get a reply from them and can put me in contact.

Thanks
Nathan


Hi Nathan. I am sure you have done the same research, but if not the good news is that the car is on SORN and the last MOT expired in June 2017. The MOT history doesn't show any failures or advisories for body corrosion, which would suggest it didn't rot away. All good signs. It isn't currently insured. I would reckon it is in a lock-up somewhere. So, we need to find it.

I'll scratch my head and have a think.

Cheers

John
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Re: Finding my dad's old TR7

Postby johnnyj » 25 May 2018 19:55

johnnyj wrote:
Price_1991 wrote:Morning Christopher

I know and thank you so much for doing that. I thought I'd post on here just to try and do a bit of digging myself as well. I really hope you get a reply from them and can put me in contact.

Thanks
Nathan


Hi Nathan. I am sure you have done the same research, but if not the good news is that the car is on SORN and the last MOT expired in June 2017. The MOT history doesn't show any failures or advisories for body corrosion, which would suggest it didn't rot away. All good signs. It isn't currently insured. I would reckon it is in a lock-up somewhere. So, we need to find it.

I'll scratch my head and have a think.

Cheers

John


Nathan, I just sent you a private message which might help. Click on Private Messages, in the black bar about a third of the way down the page, just under the photo banner at the top.

Cheers

John
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Re: Finding my dad's old TR7

Postby paulheritage » 04 Jun 2018 21:12

I remember speaking to the owner at the 2013 TRDC but can't remember anything about him. Here's a pic I took.
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1962 TR4 2.2, CT17054 - White (on the road)

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