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Paul Darrow's MG
Moon Disc
Following on from the Port of Secrets thread, it was mentioned that the blue MG Paul was driving belonged to him. By coincidence, I met a fellow fan the other day at a toy fair who remembered him turning up to filming on location driving the same car. Here it is in a screengrab in PoS.

i.imgur.com/RY9MuMS.jpg

A quick check on the number plate reveals that the car is still around.

i.imgur.com/VMjb3UE.jpg

I have a few friends in the MG Owners Club, so I'm going to see if I can get any history on it. Watch this space!
 
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That is a beautiful car.
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Yes, it's an MGB GT with Teal Blue paint and with the Light Tan leather seats. Good choice. It has a slide back ragtop Webasto or Britax sun roof in black. Very neat.

Thanks very much Moondisc for checking the vehicle register. I've tried to find the car several times since first watching the show in 2018, but for some reason could never get into the register. I am in Australia but that shouldn't make difference, should it?

Of course, the exterior of Penzance Railway Station has been rearranged a bit since then, but it's still all identifiable. Screeching along the winding road he drives was great fun in a double decker bus.Grin
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Joe Dredd

Obsidian wrote:

Screeching along the winding road he drives was great fun in a double decker bus.:D


What Obsidian doesn't say is that she was recreating the "Trojan Bus" episode of The Sweeney at the time...
 
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Obsidian

Joe Dredd wrote:

Obsidian wrote:

Screeching along the winding road he drives was great fun in a double decker bus.Grin


What Obsidian doesn't say is that she was recreating the "Trojan Bus" episode of The Sweeney at the time...


Grin Could be. I enjoyed every minute of it, even if I didn't end up with the stash.
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Moon Disc

Obsidian wrote:

Thanks very much Moondisc for checking the vehicle register. I've tried to find the car several times since first watching the show in 2018, but for some reason could never get into the register. I am in Australia but that shouldn't make difference, should it?


If you ever want to check a car reg number in the UK, use this site https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/ Location shouldn't make a difference, I think. Makes for some interesting reading, particularly as it lists Paul's MGB now as 'green' (unless that's what they're calling Teal Blue these days).

I'm on the trail of this lovely car. I found this - just one number out - almost identical to Paul's!

i.imgur.com/ABNRWLT.jpg
 
Obsidian

Moon Disc wrote:

Obsidian wrote:

Thanks very much Moondisc for checking the vehicle register. I've tried to find the car several times since first watching the show in 2018, but for some reason could never get into the register. I am in Australia but that shouldn't make difference, should it?


If you ever want to check a car reg number in the UK, use this site https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/ Location shouldn't make a difference, I think. Makes for some interesting reading, particularly as it lists Paul's MGB now as 'green' (unless that's what they're calling Teal Blue these days).

I'm on the trail of this lovely car. I found this - just one number out - almost identical to Paul's!

i.imgur.com/ABNRWLT.jpg


Wow! How interesting is that? – the almost identical car, that is. I must admit to having done a fair amount of searching around for similar vehicles for sale. The ridiculous thing is, I don't even drive, but we are a restored vintage sports car house (late '64–early '65 Porsche SC356) so another one wouldn't look odd hanging around. Maybe the car has had a paint job. For 1973 (if the owner was doing an accurate-to-date respray) there was a choice of the earlier Green Mallard (nice), Lime Flower (eek!) or New Racing Green, which is very elegant.

Now to get one to Australia...
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