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1974 Road Test of MK3 Interceptor.

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by Richie » Sun May 19, 2019 7:53 pm

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/arch ... ceptor-iii

Good reading. Largely very enthusiastic, without being uncritical where necessary.
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by Van833 » Wed May 22, 2019 6:47 pm

Good article. I am amazed he criticised the dip switch as he used his left foot for braking!
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by Chris_R » Wed May 22, 2019 6:56 pm

With a proficient driver there is nothing wrong with left foot braking.
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by hemi » Wed May 22, 2019 11:07 pm

So nice to read an article with such humour. The PC brigade have done much to lower the standards of journalism.

Thanks for sharing.

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by 73nrceptor » Sun May 26, 2019 1:48 am

This is a great read! Thanks!
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by Howie » Thu May 30, 2019 8:23 am

Yes, its a great article ! The original article has a couple of pictures in it and shows that the Interceptor they tested has the number plate TEA 700L, its in copper brown, that car has chassis no 136/8750 and is now owned by me. It lost that registration number when it had a personalised number fitted by a previous owner and is now DBY 921M, it has been resprayed brienz blue. I obtained the complete history file from the factory records. I may apply to get the original number back as it has not been re-assigned.
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by Andy Hamblin » Thu May 30, 2019 10:06 am

Howie wrote:Yes, its a great article ! The original article has a couple of pictures in it and shows that the Interceptor they tested has the number plate TEA 700L, its in copper brown, that car has chassis no 136/8750 and is now owned by me. It lost that registration number when it had a personalised number fitted by a previous owner and is now DBY 921M, it has been resprayed brienz blue. I obtained the complete history file from the factory records. I may apply to get the original number back as it has not been re-assigned.
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That's interesting; Its current 'M' registration is s registration year later than its original 'L' registration. I thought DVLA would not allow a plate to be assigned to a car that would make it appear younger than it is.
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by Chris_R » Thu May 30, 2019 1:26 pm

They don't Andy if you apply. They do if they assign it. My car was originally registered on an 'H' but then exported to Jersey. When I reimported it the DVLA assigned a 'J' registration (based on the date of importation to Jersey) despite evidence provided of the original UK registration and original date of UK registration. I've also seen a 1968 car that had been imported on an 'N' registration.
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by Howie » Thu May 30, 2019 1:28 pm

Yes, I have often wondered about that, the V5 clearly states the date of 1st registration as 5 July 1973-so it should be an "L" but its been given an "M". I suppose someone at DVLA slipped up.
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by Frontrow » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:45 pm

The article is reproduced in the excellent Jensen Interceptor ultimate portfolio by Brooklands Books, with 60 odd other articles between 1966 and 1992. I highly recommend it.
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