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#1 blacktulip

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:19 PM

Hi everyone,does anybody fancy collecting a mini from Scotland to essex for a bit of cash?

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:44 PM

Might be able to help out, what's the story?

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:57 PM

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 09:34 PM

Does this anyone know a good firm or person who would do it?

Edited by blacktulip, 11 May 2018 - 10:05 PM.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:47 PM

A pal used this company https://www.anyvan.com/ to move a Metro, so a similar size, from London to Edinburgh, cost him around £350 as he was flexible on the delivery date but the quote increased to around £450 to £500 for a fixed date.Hope that helps.



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 09:31 AM

Before the days of 'Delivery Transporters', with their cars crammed on at crazy angles, new cars were often driven from the factory to the dealer's showroom.

 

Road tax and insurance were covered by red "Delivery" number plates, and although the drivers were given the return fare, most could be seen, holding their pair of plates, hitching a lift back home.

 

In the mid 70's economic downturn, an out of work friend gave one of these drivers a lift back on his way through Birmingham, and the next morning, in Cardiff, found that the driver had left his number plates in the car.

 

Two letters to Longbridge were unanswered so he took them to the police lost property;  as they weren't claimed, when he collected them he asked what he should do with them and was told " As no one has claimed them you can do what you like with them".

 

For three years he moved cars around South Wales as a freelance, which saved the mortgage on his house.



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 09:52 AM

Try Hillend Motors Uddingston, 01698 810100

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:04 AM

A pal used this company https://www.anyvan.com/ to move a Metro, so a similar size, from London to Edinburgh, cost him around £350 as he was flexible on the delivery date but the quote increased to around £450 to £500 for a fixed date.Hope that helps.

Cheers for that, quoted me £329 from Wednesday to Saturday

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:51 AM

Before the days of 'Delivery Transporters', with their cars crammed on at crazy angles, new cars were often driven from the factory to the dealer's showroom.
 
Road tax and insurance were covered by red "Delivery" number plates, and although the drivers were given the return fare, most could be seen, holding their pair of plates, hitching a lift back home.
 
In the mid 70's economic downturn, an out of work friend gave one of these drivers a lift back on his way through Birmingham, and the next morning, in Cardiff, found that the driver had left his number plates in the car.
 
Two letters to Longbridge were unanswered so he took them to the police lost property;  as they weren't claimed, when he collected them he asked what he should do with them and was told " As no one has claimed them you can do what you like with them".
 
For three years he moved cars around South Wales as a freelance, which saved the mortgage on his house.

Your talking about trade plates which still exist....

I dread to think what would have happened if he had an accident..... they werent registered to him and presumably he didnt pay the fees or have insurance ...naughty

https://www.gov.uk/t...-licence-plates

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

 

Before the days of 'Delivery Transporters', with their cars crammed on at crazy angles, new cars were often driven from the factory to the dealer's showroom.
 
Road tax and insurance were covered by red "Delivery" number plates, and although the drivers were given the return fare, most could be seen, holding their pair of plates, hitching a lift back home.
 
In the mid 70's economic downturn, an out of work friend gave one of these drivers a lift back on his way through Birmingham, and the next morning, in Cardiff, found that the driver had left his number plates in the car.
 
Two letters to Longbridge were unanswered so he took them to the police lost property;  as they weren't claimed, when he collected them he asked what he should do with them and was told " As no one has claimed them you can do what you like with them".
 
For three years he moved cars around South Wales as a freelance, which saved the mortgage on his house.

Your talking about trade plates which still exist....

I dread to think what would have happened if he had an accident..... they werent registered to him and presumably he didnt pay the fees or have insurance ...naughty

https://www.gov.uk/t...-licence-plates

FS

 

 

 

His own fully-comp insurance covered the cars 3rd party.

 

I'm pretty sure that nationwide Delivery plates were different from Trade plates, which were local, because the police have always liked checking 'out of town' trade plates as an easy catch,  (On test for an intermittent fault was the usual excuse)   but they seemed to know which were delivery plates and didn't pull them over;  and part of the reason that he got the work because the cars had to be either trailered or taxed if the delivery was out of the local area.

 

He knew it was "A bit iffie"  and It did limit him to tidy near new cars, but the Trade Unions had run the country into the ground and it got him through, with out being caught.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:18 AM

I've used a website called "Shiply" before. You place an ad stating what you need done and people bid for the work. You then choose based on price and feedback rating. 



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:56 AM

I've used a website called "Shiply" before. You place an ad stating what you need done and people bid for the work. You then choose based on price and feedback rating. 

Is that like shipping wars on TV? by the way I'm all good now 👍

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:52 PM

I think the program is based on the website yes! 






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