[Healeys] Coys Auction Lot 355 Austin Healey SMO745-Followup

J. Scott Morris jstmorris at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 11 10:23:27 MST 2007

About 2 weeks ago I asked for confirmation as to whether Austin Healey SMO745 had been re-registered as Austin Healey DG95.  Initially the Coys auction sale, lot 355, on Dec 5th had car DG95 described as having been re-registered from SMO745.   A number of you requested that a follow-up be provided once things got sorted out.
  A confirmation request was made directly to Coys Auction on Nov 28th.   Although no direct reply was received from Coys Auction, a review of Coys web site on Saturday, Dec 1st  revealed that the description for lot 355 had been amended to remove comments regarding SMO745 being re-registered as DG95.
  Following a request to the Austin Healey List and the Historic Rallying List for confirmation, Geoff Cooper of the Historic Rallying List checked with the British DVLA and found that both cars are in fact registered with different engines, colours and dates.  Specifically;
  The vehicle details for ___SMO 745 are: ____ DG 95 are:
  Date of Liability________ 01 06 2008 ______ 01 07 2008
Date of First Registration_ 21 05 1959 ______ 19 07 1958
Year of Manufacture____  Not Available ____ Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc)___  2639CC ________ 2912CC
CO2 Emissions_________ Not Available ____ Not Available
Fuel Type_____________ Petrol __________ Petrol
Export Marker_________  Not Applicable ___ Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Licence___ Not Due ________ Not Due
Vehicle Colour_________ WHITE _________ RED
Vehicle Type Approval___ null ___________ null
  Note:  date of liability is date that the next tax disc is required or placed on SORN (Statutory Off Road Notice).

  Results of the auction on Dec 5th were posted on Coys website [ http://www.coys.co.uk/auctions/index.php ] sometime on Dec 10th or 11th .   Lot 355 Austin Healey DG95 is not listed so I assume the car was not sold.
  That is the story as I know it to-date.
  --Scott Morris; Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; Austin Healey 3000s 60 MkI BN7 & 62 MkII BT7

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