Southern Electric Stage 1 V8s

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I came across this today, new to me -

http://www.stage1v8.org.uk/album/tn/And ... 1.jpg.html

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I know the SSE museum has a slide of one of these in use. I wonder how many they had. Looks like the Utility Station Wagon concept is far older than we thought as well!

A bit of digging reveals...

Guess it went abroad.

The vehicle details for LDP 498W are:
Date of Liability 23 06 2005
Date of First Registration 01 06 1981
Year of Manufacture 1981
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 3528cc
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type PETROL
Export Marker Y
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour GREEN
Vehicle Type Approval Not Available
Vehicle Excise Duty rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £121.00
12 Months Rate £220.00

A sister vehicle?

The vehicle details for LDP 499W are:
Date of Liability 01 12 1996
Date of First Registration 03 07 1981
Year of Manufacture 1981
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 3528cc
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type PETROL
Export Marker N
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour BLUE
Vehicle Type Approval Not Available
Vehicle Excise Duty rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £121.00
12 Months Rate £220.00

This really isn't looking good...

The vehicle details for LDP 497W are:
Date of Liability 06 01 1997
Date of First Registration 01 06 1981
Year of Manufacture 1981
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2800cc
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type HEAVY OIL
Export Marker N
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour GREEN
Vehicle Type Approval Not Available
Vehicle Excise Duty rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £121.00
12 Months Rate £220.00

The vehicle details for LDP 500W are:
Date of Liability 01 06 2000
Date of First Registration 03 07 1981
Year of Manufacture 1981
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 3528cc
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type PETROL
Export Marker N
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour GREEN
Vehicle Type Approval Not Available
Vehicle Excise Duty rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £121.00
12 Months Rate £220.00

I have no idea about other registration sequences they may have been on, does anyone know more?
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Does anyone know more? I wouldn't mind buying one of these (at some point in the future!!!)
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... ink:top:en ? Looks like a utility station wagon at any rate
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Yes I have seen that on ebay a couple of times, doesn't seem to sell. No evidence it is ex-SEB though, I understand the hardtop sides were fitted by a previous owner. Very nice motor all the same.
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Interesting, however UC is a London plate and that was built white by the looks of it, probably ex-Police.
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I managed to find a couple of photos of one of the V8 utility wagons in service, although I have no idea as to the identity or fate of it, the front looks quite smashed in.

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They also had a few 6x6 cherrypickers.

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Can't resist posting this photo which I took today of one of my Stage 1s parked next to the very Sandringham 6x6 pictured above!

ImageLand Rover Stage 1 Sandringham 6x6 by Geoff172, on Flickr
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Great to see it is still running and in pretty good nick too.
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There's an article about it in March's Classic Land Rover magazine (Issue 22) but it didn't include these old photos of it.
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Geoff wrote:There's an article about it in March's Classic Land Rover magazine (Issue 22) but it didn't include these old photos of it.
I did contact them with the pics which were printed in a follow-up article in the next issue.
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Thanks for pointing that out - I've just read it - sorry, shows how far behind I am with my reading!
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I am told that the vehicle in the river is actually LDP498W as shown in the initial post, I have some more photos on-way to me.
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Further, I found this photo recently.

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And found at least one of these beasts has survived.

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Sadly I do not know the reg.
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Sadly, 'survived' is a relative term - can you tell us anything more about its current miserable circumstances?
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