This site tells you how rare your car is. Only 7 Montego Gti's left on our roads!!!

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cmhine
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I was on this site, www.oilsplat.co.uk.

It appears to allow you to search for any car in the UK. It says it uses the DVLA database, displays all current taxed cars.

You have to click the How Rare link at the top of the page. I searched for Montego Gti, there was 7 left on the road. There's also some links detialing where there's only one left?

Mad!

dalsthemas2
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I was fascinated by this site,most of the cars i have owned are extinct now,most surprising thing was that my lancia thema auto is the only series 2 still on the road,should start doing the paintwork.....

if i stopped buying old cars maybe i would have some money in the bank!

James Elliott
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Haven't had a chance to look yet, but will. Hope it is more plausible than howmanyleft, which I did try and found some very wrong figures. I don't know where they get their info from, but it only took me about 20 minutes to decide that I wasn't sure I trusted it. Happy to be proven wrong, but I am sceptical as a result.

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dellow.boy
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Hi there.

I've just run a check on 3 of my classics and there appears to be none of them left!

Just wondered if the DVLA would notice if I SORNED them and then went out for a drive?

Perhaps the ANPR cameras have been trained to ignore any older vehicles!!!

If so, Classic Cars Rule - eh! 

cmhine
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dellow.boy wrote:

Hi there.

I've just run a check on 3 of my classics and there appears to be none of them left!

Just wondered if the DVLA would notice if I SORNED them and then went out for a drive?

Perhaps the ANPR cameras have been trained to ignore any older vehicles!!!

If so, Classic Cars Rule - eh! 

Hi - what were your classics? The site seems to give you a more immediate rendition of what's left in the form of a summary histogram.

 

austin
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It's using the DVLA data that howmanyleft use as well.

The problem is that the DVLA data is unreliable, looking at the V5s for both of my Austin 7s they are both wrong.

Both have no model so one is just Austin Tourer, (no 7 at all).

Also the engine size is wrong on one of them. a coomom mistake as they were mistaken for the more modern Austin 7 IE the Mini.

I would bet that if you look at your V5s for older cars there are plenty of mistakes, theat data is what these sites are using.

 


cmhine
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Hmm - I suppose it's as good a guide as any. Appreciated, the DVLA didn't computerise this data set with data before 1994. It's also annoying, when searching for Ferrari, I don't get any of the old ones, e.g. the not so old, F355. I'm assuming the DVLA have this as missing?

What do you think of the Oilsplat site?

Goodwood
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This site seems a bit messy in its layout, but i can't help searching my old cars. One rather random result i had, was i searched for a friends Daimler Db18, and it shows none, it does however show 2385 Daimler Missings?! Whats that about?

 

DUESIE
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Goodwood wrote:

This site seems a bit messy in its layout, but i can't help searching my old cars. One rather random result i had, was i searched for a friends Daimler Db18, and it shows none, it does however show 2385 Daimler Missings?! Whats that about?

 

Probably something to do with Lord and Lady Docker?