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RE: What is your 1:20 scale "dream car"

Just so folks know (this was discussed on another forum, but not on MLS), the car is from Singapore.
Those are the plates that were on the car when it went on the cargo ship in December of 1982.
In the glovebox is the Singapore registration book, looks like a dark red passport, matching numbers.
When the Dutch Diplomat sold it to my friend in the mid-70's while they were both in Singapore, the Diplomatic plates came off, went in the boot (still have them), and the "officials" crossed out (one line) the plate numbers in the book, added the new number, placed their gummint stamp on top of the change, and signed it.

Car originally out of the UK, or so I am told, taken to Singapore on assignment by said diplomat, sold when he was being transfered to his next assignment, as he wasn't going to take a 10-year-old British vehicle to his next assignment.

Funny, guess I never had paid much attention, but the plates are different front and rear from Singapore.
Numbers same, but the rear is almost square, reflective yellow, same black letters.
 

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RE: What is your 1:20 scale "dream car"

Neat, there was an ex Diplomatic Jaguar Mark X that was here in Nashville, from the BeNeLux as memory serves.....

Early Jags got a bad rep from the later smog strangled ones. Very reliable cars in the proper hands, similar to the Citroen ID/DS cars, another casualty of preceived problems Vs. real ones. Back in the days I owned, serviced, and was around a few of both marques with more than 200K on the clock.
 

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RE: What is your 1:20 scale "dream car"

Sure, they take some maintenance.
Especially when they've had 25 years of gas station maintenance!
But parts are available.

One local GR-type from Oz keeps after me to convert it to LHD.
Says I'll get "confused" and try to go around a traffic circle the wrong way some day.

Well, since I did not learn to drive in a country where you went around them that way, nothing to "revert" to, is there?

It is a hoot with RHD.

Especially when you're the only one in the vehicle.
Always wondered what would happen if I got pulled over by The Fuzz with my wife in the LF seat.
Would he approach her for driver's license and such?

Wondered, too, if I took the Washington plates off, and stuck the Singapore Diplomatic Plates on it.......

Gotta get a stiffer reverse lockout spring for the reverse gate in the Moss Box, however.
Too asy to grab "back-up" at a stoplight.
 

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RE: What is your 1:20 scale "dream car"

Nah, don't go messing about with it, RHD is fine, until you try and pass on a two lane by yourself. And you can pick up a paper or postal route for an addtl' income!

As far as the plates, I do have an interesting story involving French tourist plates and a law enforcement officer in Ohio one foggy early morning..... I had a friend that would drive grey market Mercs with old/retired German plates in Nashville with never a bit of trouble.
 
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