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Old Jan 14th, 2021, 22:21   #221
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The MoT info is interesting -the car is RED according to the Tax Status screen, and "BROWN" on the MoT Status screen.

It passed an Mot in August of 2019 and another in May of 2020 - odd.

Definitely one to watch (out for).
... so the only real evidence that the car has only covered 38,000 miles is the odometer reading - anything could have happened to it before August 2019.
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... so the only real evidence that the car has only covered 38,000 miles is the odometer reading - anything could have happened to it before August 2019.
.............. including a "fixed" service history............
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.............. including a "fixed" service history............
Did that car come with a service history? I must have missed that bit, in which case Im wrong and it does have some provenance.
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Did that car come with a service history? I must have missed that bit, in which case Im wrong and it does have some provenance.
I don't think it did Alan, i was just implying many unscrupulous dealers have "obtained" a service stamp with which to "rewrite" the service history of a car into a blank service book.

The giveaway on a car of this age would be the first few services as the STD codes changed at a certain point to gain the "1" as the 2nd digit. I know when it changed but if the service stamp includes the phone number it will be a dead giveaway the service history has been altered if the number doesn't change at a certain point.
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I don't think it did Alan, i was just implying many unscrupulous dealers have "obtained" a service stamp with which to "rewrite" the service history of a car into a blank service book.

The giveaway on a car of this age would be the first few services as the STD codes changed at a certain point to gain the "1" as the 2nd digit. I know when it changed but if the service stamp includes the phone number it will be a dead giveaway the service history has been altered if the number doesn't change at a certain point.
Ah, I see Dave. That had not occurred to me - that someone would try to replicate a 40 year old service history - I bit like 'the dog chewed my maths homework' :-)

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Ah, I see Dave. That had not occurred to me - that someone would try to replicate a 40 year old service history - I bit like 'the dog chewed my maths homework' :-)

Many thanks for that Dave.

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It's amazing the lengths they'll go to and people have forgotten that the 1 in STD codes wasn't always there...............

As for "the dog ate my homework" i had to use that once. Got the usual looks and then provided the (remains of the) evidence, complete with bite marks!

Couple of pages missing but the general idea was there.

Not sure if the teacher took pity on me or was so astounded that it was in fact genuine but still got a B+ for that essay!
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