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Electron ID, or is it?

Posted by on Thu, Mar 23 2017 at 06:47 AM CDT:

My running Electron, featured on Martin's blog, 9000 NX, has a V5C logbook which calls this car a Fairthorpe - convertable. On looking for insurance their own internal link with DVLA records is returning the car as an Atomata Major. The chassis is not an early one at 1047* on an Electron chassis plate, not an Atomata one, which seems happily part of the Electron Minor series any way.
This is not a particular problem, in of itself. However it did make me wonder if there is a common mix up on DVLA records as to which type of car each Fairthorpe is? It would not be surprising as some are home made, thus home registered, others modified etc etc. With the evermore restrictive actions on number retention and usage, these inaccuracies, though often inherited from prior DVLA/Council mix ups, could lead to cars being forced to change numbers, or go through modern type approval inspections. Something a standard car probably will not pass without going rather none original, ignoring the bother and expense. So I merely point out my own car, and table as to if our cars of choice have something of a potential looming problem?


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