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Old 06-03-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default NLK205K - 1972 T2 Bay "Crossover"

These are some pics of my sister and I which were taken around 25 years ago.


My parents bought it from Norfolk around 1984.
In 1988 my parents divorced and I haven't kept in touch with my Dad who took the van with him.
My Uncle who is my Dad's brother which I'm still in touch with has told me as much as he can remember about it.
Unfortunately the last he heard was that it was involved in an accident in Mottingham, SE London around 1989 where it got beached on a 2ft high wall. The story is that my Dad had managed this while "under the influence" and he cut a deal with a policeman which basically allowed him to walk away and the policeman to become the new owner of the van.
The van is a bit of a mish mash of parts. It is a crossover with the early front panel but later rear lights. It has a Viking conversion which I have only ever seen on late Bays. My uncle tells me that it had a 2.0 ltr engine, so that makes me think that it was perhaps fitted with a type 4 motor. When my parents first bought it it was a dark orange/red colour but my Dad had it resprayed into the maroon colour it is in the pic. Unfortunately I don't know the full reg number but I can see in the pic that it ended "205K". I'm hoping that because it had some quite unique features someone might recognise it.
My wife and I are expecting our first baby in September and she has told me that she would like us to get a camper to use for family holidays and shows etc.
Wouldn't it be great to get the camper I enjoyed when I was a kid!
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Nice looking crossover. Bloody hell Mottingham is just down the road from where I used to live. Lived in the Eltham/Avery hill area from 1987 (age of ten). I may have seen this bay in an earlier life on my travels.
Hope you find her whereabouts anyway.

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After much time spent with a magnifying glass we think the reg was possibly WJK 205K.
Just checked DVLA and it seems no details could be found.

Started checking similar numbers which we thought the plate may also read and came up with this:

The enquiry is complete

The vehicle details for NLK 205K are:

Date of Liability 01 02 1989
Date of First Registration 01 07 1972
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1700CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour RED
Vehicle Type Approval

Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate 112.75
12 Months Rate 205.00


Not quite sure but the capacity is definitely a possiblity as the type 4 engine was first available in this size.
The colour is correct.
Date of Liability..... Is that when the tax ran out?
If so, that coincides with when it would've been involved in the accident.
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Old 18-03-2011, 02:53 AM   #4
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Yes, date of liability is when the tax (or SORN declaration) ran out. So your van hasn't been on the road since 1989. Sadly, that probably means it's long gone, but you never know, it could be tucked up somewhere awaiting a resto..

I'll adjust the title of the thread for you so it'll get noticed better
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